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


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TUESDAY, APRIL 11

UPDATES WITH SPICER-HITLER COMMENT, PEOPLE-MICHAEL BUBLE-SON-CANCER. ALSO UPDATES WITH FILM-JOHN LEGEND, PULITZER-SMALL TOWN EDITOR, MUSIC-OUTLAW FESTIVAL TOUR, OBIT-PATRICK MCKISSACK, PEOPLE-BRENDON URIE, PEOPLE-ED SHEERAN-LAWSUIT.

SPICER-HITLER COMMENT — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested Tuesday that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. SENT: 90 words, photo. Will be updated.

FILM-FATE OF THE FURIOUS-F. GARY GRAY — Straight off the success of “Straight Outta Compton,” director F. Gary Gray decided to step into the world of “The Fast and the Furious,” helming the eighth installment in the series “The Fate of the Furious.” Gray talks about the challenging shoot, reuniting with many actors he’s previously worked with and the impact of “Compton.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 800 words, photos.

TV-UNDERGROUND-TUBMAN — This week’s “Underground” does something unprecedented in episodic TV: It devotes an entire episode to a solo performance by Harriet Tubman, played by Aisha Hinds. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 700 words, photos.

TV-DEADLIEST CATCH — Climate change is one of the main characters in the new season of “Deadliest Catch,” with the crab fishermen in one of Discovery’s most enduring and popular shows dealing with a sudden warming of the Bering Sea that chases their prey into deeper, more dangerous water. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 600 words, photos.

MUSIC-SHERYL CROW — Rocker Sheryl Crow says the way people connect, or fail to connect, to each other became a central theme of her new album, “Be Myself,” which brings her back to her roots after brief stints exploring country music and soul music on her last two albums. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 475 words, photos, video.

FILM-JOHN LEGEND — John Legend is trying another medium: virtual reality. Legend will executive produce and lend his voice to the title character of the upcoming Baobab Studios series “Rainbow Crow.” By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 450 words, photos.

PEOPLE-BRENDON URIE — Panic! at the Disco’s singer Brendon Urie is about to make his Broadway stage debut in “Kinky Boots.” By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 445 words, photos.

PEOPLE-MICHAEL BUBLE-SON-CANCER — Michael Buble’s wife says their 3-year-old son, Noah, is “well” following treatment for cancer in Los Angeles. Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress, Luisana Lopilato said in Spanish that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has made her value life more. SENT: 125 words, photos.

MUSIC-OUTLAW FESTIVAL TOUR — Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan are set to perform on a tour based on the country icon’s curated Outlaw Music Festival. SENT: 110 words.

OBIT-PATRICIA MCKISSACK — Patricia C. McKissack, a prolific author of children’s books on African-American history, folklore and stories, has died. She was 72. SENT: 255 words.

PULITZER-SMALL TOWN EDITOR — A small-town Iowa newspaper editorial writer won the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for taking on powerful agricultural organizations after a water utility sued the paper’s home county and two others over farm pollution. By David Pitt. SENT: 420 words, photos.

PEOPLE-ED SHEERAN-LAWSUIT — A copyright infringement lawsuit over Ed Sheeran’s hit “Photograph” has been settled. SENT: 110 words, photos.

CORRESPONDENTS DINNER-HASAN MINHAJ — Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” will star at this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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OTHER STORIES:

NIELSENS

NIELSENS-LIST

VEGAS STRIP-E-SPORTS ARENA

CELEB BIRTHDAYS

AUDIOBOOKS-TOP 10

IBOOKS-BOOKS-TOP 10

ITUNES-APPS-TOP 10

ITUNES-MOVIES-TOP 10

SPOTIFY-MOST STREAMED TRACKS

SPOTIFY-MOST VIRAL TRACKS

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UPCOMING:

MUSIC-THE 1975 — Matt Healy, frontman of the British rock band The 1975, remembers how emotional and impactful his first concert was when he was just 8 years old. The artist was Michael Jackson, and Healy remembers the night vividly. He’s hoping his fans feel the same way when they see The 1975 on its latest U.S. arena tour. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.

MUSIC-FAITH HILL-TIM MCGRAW — Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill fell in love on tour two decades ago and their sparkling chemistry onstage makes them one of the genre’s biggest headliners. This year, they started their third installment of the popular Soul2Soul tour, and the Grammy- winning singers say they’re fired up to hit the stage again after 10 years. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words, photos.

WITH: MUSIC-FAITH HILL-TIM MCGRAW-COUPLES.

AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM — Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution is opening to the public after over a decade of preparations. It sweeps visitors up in the dramatic founding of the nation, through artifacts large and small, interactive exhibits and recreated environments. By Kristen de Groot. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos, video.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-THE LOST CITY OF Z. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Tuesday: 650 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-A QUIET PASSION. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Tuesday: 650 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING Wednesday: 650 words, photos, by 2 p.m.

UPCOMING FILM REVIEWS: “The Promise,” ”Unforgettable,” ”Sand Castle.”

MUSIC REVIEW-MICHELLE BRANCH. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 250 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-FATHER JOHN MISTY. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Monday: 285 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-THE CHAINSMOKERS. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 275 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-DEEP PURPLE. By Wayne Parry. SENT Monday: 200 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET, BY RANDY SUSAN MEYERS. Reviewed by Samantha Critchell. SENT Monday: 375 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE BURIAL HOUR, BY JEFFERY DEAVER. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 300 words, photos.

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VIDEO:

COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS:

TBD— BAFTA announces its television nominees for 2017.

LONDON— Preview of a new theater production of “The Philanthropist.”

HONG KONG— The Hong Kong International Film Festival opens.

LOS ANGELES— Adam Sandler and Jennifer Hudson team up for the Netflix original film “Sandy Wexler.”

COMING UP ON CELEBRITY EXTRA:

LONDON— Country duo Dan + Shay talk about fatherhood and animal rescue.

LOS ANGELES— Stars of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” say they love to binge-watch their favorite shows.

LOS ANGELES— Much of the “13 Reasons Why” cast missed out on the traditional high school experience.

ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE:

TOKYO— Chris Pratt says “Guardians of the Galaxy” is a dream job.