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AP ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
The Associated Press has selected its list of contenders for entertainer of the year from throughout the worlds of music, television, film and theater. This year’s ballot includes Beyonce, Drake, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Netflix, Ryan Murphy, James Corden, Adele and Disney.
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Write-in candidates are allowed. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST Dec. 16.
UPDATES with FILM-WILL SMITH. Also updates with BOOKS-NOVAK, OBIT-BRAITHWAITE, KANYE WEST-TRUMP, TRUMP-THE LATEST, UNITED NATIONS-WONDER WOMAN, IMAGE AWARDS-NOMINATIONS, BRITAIN-JK ROWLING-AUCTION, TV-UNDERGROUND-NEW SEASON, PEOPLE-JAKE GYLLENHAAL, FRANCE-PALMYRA EXHIBIT
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
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. SENT: 1,000 words, 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. SENT: 600 words, photos.
KANYE WEST-TRUMP — A newly blond Kanye West visited Donald Trump on Tuesday, and Trump said later they talked about “life.” SENT: 225 words, photos, video.
TRUMP-THE LATEST. SENT: 1,800 words, photos, video.
BILL COSBY — A judge has admonished lawyers on both sides of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case after a courtroom shouting match over the defense team’s practice of publicizing the names of the comedian’s accusers. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.
BILL COSBY-THE OTHER 13-LIST — A look at the 13 women that prosecutors want to call to testify in Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault case. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.
BILL COSBY-THE LATEST. SENT: 700 words, photos.
OBIT-BRAITHWAITE — E.R. Braithwaite, the Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in the slums of London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, has died at age 104. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 860 words, photos.
THEATER-JERSEY BOYS — The guy who gave us the song “Big Girls Don’t Cry” isn’t tearing up over the imminent closing of “Jersey Boys,” the Broadway show about his life. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 575 words, photo.
UNITED NATIONS-WONDER WOMAN — The comic book heroine Wonder Woman has been abruptly fired from her honorary ambassador job at the United Nations following protests from both inside and outside the world organization. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 450 words, photos.
NIELSENS — Another week of football meant another winning week for NBC. A pair of NFL face-offs handed NBC the week’s most-watched and third-ranked programs, Nielsen said Tuesday. Also on NBC’s winning team: its new drama hit, “This Is Us.” By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 400 words, photos.
NIELSENS-LIST — SENT: 230 words.
IMAGE AWARDS-NOMINATIONS — Beyonce leads the field in the NAACP Image Award nominations, but there’s a friendly rival close behind: sister Solange. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 330 words, photos.
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: 300 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
FILM-WILL SMITH — Will Smith had already begun researching his role for “Collateral Beauty” when he learned that his father was terminally ill. By John Carucci. SENT: 380 words, photos, video.
PEOPLE-JAKE GYLLENHAAL — Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford will star in a Broadway revival of the musical “Sunday in the Park with George” starting in February. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 130 words, photos.
TV-UNDERGROUND-NEW SEASON — WGN America’s drama “Underground” is set to premiere its second season on March 8, the network announced Tuesday. SENT: 115 words, photos.
BRITAIN-JK ROWLING-AUCTION — A handwritten and hand-illustrated volume of stories given by J.K. Rowling for the editor who launched her career has sold at auction. SENT: 190 words, photos.
PEOPLE-LADY GAGA-MADONNA — Madonna’s emotional speech in support of feminism at Billboard’s Women in Music awards has earned kudos from Lady Gaga. SENT: 110 words, photos.
FRANCE-PALMYRA EXHIBIT — As Islamic State extremists recapture the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the French president and the UNESCO chief are inaugurating an exhibit in Paris to educate the public about the wonders of endangered heritage sites in the Middle East. By Thomas Adamson. SENT: 655 words, photos.
FRANCE-SPY EXHIBITION — Lipstick pistols and poison pens — a new Paris exhibit reveals real-life spy gadgets and tells the story of how secret agents around the world were recruited, trained and equipped during clandestine missions from World War I to the end of the Cold War. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.
BOOKS-NOVAK — B.J. Novak is following up his beloved, all-words “The Book with No Pictures” with “The Alphabet Book with No Pictures,” Penguin Young Readers told The Associated Press on Tuesday. SENT: 130 words.
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YE-MUSIC-TOP 10 ALBUMS — Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu lists his top 10 albums of the year. UPCOMING Wednesday: 1,200 words, photos. With a 600-word abridged version.
YE-MUSIC-TOP 10 SINGLES — Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu lists his top 10 singles of the year. UPCOMING Wednesday: 900 words, photos.
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD NOMINATIONS — Hollywood’s award season continues to heat up with the Screen Actors Guild announcing its nominations for best acting in films and TV. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Wednesday: 300 words by midnight Tuesday night, then 700 words to be expedited following Wednesday’s announcement, photos, video.
MUSIC-COUNTRY FASHION — A new generation of country stars is changing preconceptions about fashion in Music City that has been primarily known for over-the-top stage wear and rhinestones. Musicians like Karen Fairchild and Maddie & Tae are working with department stores on new collections that focus on dressing fabulously every day. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-ROGUE ONE. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Tuesday: 700 words, photos.
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.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS:
LONDON— J.K. Rowling’s “Tales of Beedle the Bard” is sold at auction.
LOS ANGELES— First look at the new Chris Pratt-Jennifer Lawrence film.
NEW YORK— Will Smith, Helen Mirren and Edward Norton talk about their film, “Collateral Beauty.”
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE— Kane Brown talks about his debut album.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE— Dolly Parton hosts an all-star telethon for wildfire victims.
LONDON— A special event is held to celebrate the launch of the new “Star Wars Story.”
LONDON— “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” voice actor Peter Serafinowicz discusses his love of video games.
LOS ANGELES— Celebrities pick their favorite songs and albums of 2016.
LOS ANGELES— “Sing” stars Tori Kelly and Taron Egerton talk about their stumbling blocks to success.
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE:
NEW YORK— Will Smith, Edward Norton and Helen Mirren celebrate the premiere of the new drama “Collateral Beauty.”
NEW YORK— “Moonlight” star Naomie Harris reacts to her Golden Globe nomination.
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama discusses his future plans on “The Daily Show.”
VIDEO— Teaser for Bruno Mars’ Carpool Karaoke.