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FRIDAY, May 3
MET GALA-EXHIBIT: Louis XIV, meet Lady Gaga. What do these two share, other than a wardrobe to die for? An innate sense of camp, which, according to the latest blockbuster fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, isn’t just about looking outrageous _ it has both a long history and a deep meaning. The exhibit will be launched at Monday’s Met Gala, with Gaga as one of the hosts. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT. 899 words, photos. With MET GALA: Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and Harry Styles will join Anna Wintour and hundreds of other A-listers for a stride up the grand staircase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 71st annual Met Gala, a fundraiser for the museum’s costume Institute. By Leanne Italie. Upcoming: 460 words by 1 p.m., with regular updates throughout the night. With photos and video.
CBS NEWS-SHAKE UP: Norah O’Donnell will become anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” and the network will revamp its morning show lineup as it seeks to boost ratings on both programs, CBS News announced Monday. SENT. 298 words. With photos.
BOOKS-IRWIN WINKLER: Oscar-winning movie producer Irwin Winkler has lately looked over his hits _ and some misses _ for a lively new memoir _ “A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood.” By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING by 3 p.m. : 800 words, photo.
JOHN SINGLETON-FUNERAL: Friends and family gather to remember director John Singleton during a private ceremony in the South Los Angeles neighborhood where he grew up and represented in some of his key movies. The 51-year-old died a week ago after suffering a stroke in April. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. UPCOMING by 7 p.m. EDT. With AP Photos and video.
FASHION-OZWALD BOATENG: Ozwald Boateng, the one-time wunderkind of London’s Savile Row, the bespoke tailor to the stars, filled the historic Apollo Theater to its rafters in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance as he launched his first womenswear collection after 30-plus years in the men’s suiting game. By Leanne Italie. SENT. 743 words, photos/
CHARLES-TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume. The WNBA star produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his Brooklyn-based record store and music label — known as Charlie’s Calypso City and Charlie’s Records, respectively — and it debuted over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT. 834 words, photos.
BOOKS-PARKMAN PRIZE: Frederick Douglass biographer David W. Blight and debut novelist Tommy Orange are among this year’s winners of awards handed out by the Society of American Historians. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT. 132, will be updated after late evening ceremony.
AUSTRALIA-PEOPLE-GEOFFREY RUSH: A Sydney newspaper and journalist are appealing an Australian Federal Court decision that they defamed Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush with accusations of inappropriate behavior toward an actress. SENT. 384 words, photos.
PAKISTAN-GAME OF THRONES: Until recently, a Pakistani waiter working in a small cafe in the city of Rawalpindi knew nothing about the TV series “Game of Thrones” — or its antihero character played by U.S. actor Peter Dinklage. By Munir Ahmed. SENT. 447 words, photos.
INDONESIA-DJ DIES: An Australian DJ popular on the Asian club circuit has died at a resort complex on the Indonesian island of Bali. SENT, 118 words, photos.
Film Review-Wine Country: By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m.. Film stills.
Film Review-Poms: By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Film stills.
Book Review-Black Mountain: Reviewed by Bruce Desilva. UPCOMING Monday: 370 words, photo.
Book Review-Nanaville: Reviewed by Rob Merrill. UPCOMING Monday: 430 words, photo.
Book Review-Redemption: Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Monday: 330 words, photo.