BC-US–AP Entertainment Digest,2nd Ld-Writethru, US


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MONDAY, DEC. 12

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS — Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles musical “La La Land” sang and danced its way to a leading seven Golden Globes nominations on Monday, with Barry Jenkins’ celebrated coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” close on its heels with six nods. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

With:

— GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS-THE LATEST. SENT: 1,700 words, photos, video.

— GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS-SNUBS AND SURPRISES. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association never fails to disappoint with their assortment of nominees, which always seem to include some expected picks, some inspired ones and some headscratchers, too. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 575 words, photos.

— GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS-TV. FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” leads in Golden Globes TV nominations with five nods, followed by another miniseries, AMC’s “The Night Manager,” with four. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 630 words, photos.

— GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS-QUOTES.

— GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS-LIST. SENT: 600 words.

YE-TOP 10 TV SHOWS — In this era of so-called Peak TV, the number of scripted series for 2016 is closing in on 500. No wonder it’s hard to identify the best 0.2 percent of the pack. But that doesn’t mean we won’t name our 10 favorites. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

CNN-JAKE TAPPER — Persistent questioning is becoming a Jake Tapper signature on CNN, most recently seen by his parry with Vice President-elect Mike Pence. The anchor pushes boundaries on how many times to come after a ducking politician. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 730 words, photos.

FLIP OR FLOP-SEPARATION — The husband-and-wife team behind HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” have announced their separation six months after police were called to their home over what the couple called an “unfortunate misunderstanding.” SENT: 280 words.

BOOKS-WHITE HOUSE AIDE — A former White House aide who is now the chief operating officer of a Brooklyn-based media company is working on an upbeat, but “warts and all” book about her years in the Obama administration. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 260 words.

OBIT-JOE LIGON — Singer Joe Ligon, the dynamic frontman of the Grammy-winning gospel group Mighty Clouds of Joy, has died. He was 80. SENT: 310 words.

SYRIA-OBIT-AL — The son of prominent Syrian philosopher and intellectual Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm says his father has passed away in Germany after a long battle with brain cancer-AZM. He was 82.

TV-FOX NEWS-JOHN ROBERTS — John Roberts is the chief White House correspondent for Fox News Channel, the network announced Monday. SENT: 125 words.

PEOPLE-JOHN LEGEND — John Legend will perform at the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans next year. SENT: 100 words, photos.

MUSIC-ELTON JOHN — Elton John is launching a competition to make videos for ’70s hits. SENT: 130 words, photos.

LEBRON JAMES-ALI DOCUMENTARY — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is going to be the executive producer on a documentary on Muhammad Ali for HBO. SENT: 125 words.

MYANMAR-ORWELL’S HOME — Many of the places depicted in George Orwell’s novel ‘Burmese Days’ remain standing in a sleepy Myanmar town, nearly 90 years after he left it. By Joe Freeman and Aung Naing Soe. SENT: 970 words, photos.

LIONEL RICHIE-MARIAH CAREY — Get ready to party all night long with Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey. The singers announced Monday that they are joining forces for the All The Hits Tour, which kicks off in Baltimore on March 15. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 140 words, photos.

PEOPLE-LETTERMAN-HABITAT — Retired “Late Show” host David Letterman went to New Orleans to help build a house for someone needing a boost. SENT: 130 words.

SWEDEN-DYLAN — Bob Dylan couldn’t make it to Stockholm to pick up his literature award or attend the Nobel ceremonies, but he’ll be here with his band in April for a few gigs. Live Nation entertainment group says the new Nobel Prize winner will give two concerts at the Waterfront in the Swedish capital April 1-2, as well as playing in the southwestern city of Lund on April 9. SENT: 130 words.

CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS — “La La Land” earned the best picture prize at the Critics Choice Awards, which kicked off awards show season a bit earlier than usual Sunday night. SENT: 360 words, photos, video.

HACHETTE EXECUTIVES — A longtime Hachette Book Group executive who has worked with Jon Stewart, Amy Sedaris and many other top-selling authors is stepping down in January. SENT: 100 words.

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COMING UP:

YE-POP CULTURE MOMENTS — Politics is often reflected in our popular culture, but perhaps never so much as in 2016, when a reality star was elected president, political wars were waged on social media, and even a Broadway show ignited fierce partisan debate. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING Tuesday: 950 words by 10 a.m., photos.

FILM-ROGUE ONE-FELICITY JONES — As Jyn Erso in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Felicity Jones joins the growing legion of strong “Star Wars” heroines like Carrie Fisher’s Leia and Daisy Ridley’s Rey. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.

THEATER-JERSEY BOYS — The guy who gave us the song “Big Girls Don’t Cry” isn’t tearing over the imminent closing of the Broadway show about his life, “Jersey Boys.” By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words, photo.

MUSIC-DOLLY PARTON-TELETHON — Dolly Parton has lined up an all-star list of musicians from Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper, Hank Williams Jr., Amy Grant and Chris Stapleton for a three-hour telethon to raise money for thousands of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed in Tennessee wildfires. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING Tuesday: 300 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-ROGUE ONE. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon Tuesday, photos. (Embargo set by studio.)

FILM REVIEW-BARRY. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 p.m. Wednesday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-COLLATERAL BEAUTY. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by noon Wednesday.

FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK —”Silence,” ”Sing,” ”Passengers,” ”A Monster Calls,” ”Assassin’s Creed.”

BOOK REVIEW-OUT OF BOUNDS, BY VAL MCDERMID. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 325 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE PRINCESS DIARIST, BY CARRIE FISHER. Reviewed by Cara Anna. SENT Monday: 370 words, photos.

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COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS

VIDEO— The “Fast and Furious 8” trailer is launched.

LOS ANGELES— The Golden Globe nominations are announced.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — LBT’s Karen Fairchild brings her musical style to Macy’s clothing line.

VARIOUS— Reactions to the Golden Globe nominations.

ATLANTA— Cast members from Fox’s new Lee Daniels show “Star” talk about the series.

LOS ANGELES— Reaction to the Golden Globe nominations from industry insiders and nominees.

LONDON— Highlights from the BBC Music Awards.

CELEBRITY EXTRA

LONDON— International Vogue editor Suzy Menkes reveals her tips for traveling for fashion weeks.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE— Musicians talk about their favorite holiday music.

LOS ANGELES— Tori Kelly and Taron Egerton recall failed auditions.

ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE:

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA— Critics’ Choice nominees discuss Hollywood’s changing landscape after the election.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA— Donald Glover talks about playing young Lando in “Star Wars” movie.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA— Stars including Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and Michelle Williams talk fashion and film at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA— Critics’ Choice nominees are optimistic about a more diverse awards season.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA— Ryan Reynolds and Natalie Portman attend the Critics’ Choice Awards.