• BC-AP Entertainment Digest, 1st Ld-Writethru

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    UPDATES WITH OBIT-PAULE MARSHALL, MEDIA-CNN INTIMIDATION, AIDY BRYANT, GERMANY-ALL BOYS CHOIR.

    FRIDAY, AUG. 16

    WOODSTOCK-CONTEMPORARY FESTIVALS _ The original Woodstock festival was a historic, classic event in 1969, but five decades later the music industry is inundated with hundreds of music festivals, and though they are extremely lucrative, overall they have lost their appeal. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 810 words, photos.

    MEDIA-CNN INTIMIDATION _ CNN's Clarissa Ward says her story this week about Russian involvement in the Central African Republic came with a price: she was trailed during her reporting and made the subject of a 15-minute propaganda video discrediting her work. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.

    OPEN LETTER-LATINOS _ Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders penning a public “letter of solidarity” to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 560 words, photos.

    OBIT-PAULE MARSHALL _ Acclaimed fiction writer Paule Marshall has died at 90. Marshall's son, Evan K. Marshall, told The Associated Press that she died Monday in Richmond, Virginia. SENT: 815 words, photo.

    TV-A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW _ Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO sketch comedy show. The actress-comedian is breaking new ground with her HBO comedy series, “A Black Lady Sketch Show.” By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 830 words, photos.

    PEOPLE-BRIAN BANKS _ The real-life star of the movie “Brian Banks” wants viewers to think about the devastation of innocent people who are wrongly accused and imprisoned. By Gary Gerard Hamilton. SENT: 570 words, photo, video.

    AIDY BRYANT _ Aidy Bryant has rolled out the start of a new plus-size fashion line named for her great aunt, but the "Saturday Night Live" star is starting small with just one dress in three blue styles, a solid, a stripe and a gingham. SENT: 135 words, photos.

    NETHERLANDS-OBIT-PRINCESS CHRISTINA _ Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, has died after a battle with bone cancer. She was 72. SENT: 260 words, photos.

    COMEDIANS GETTING INJURED _ Comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Dana Gould reportedly suffered minor injuries in a car crash on their way to perform at an Atlanta theater. SENT: 130 words, photos.

    NBA YOUNGBOY JAILED _ Rapper NBA YoungBoy has been released from a Louisiana jail where he was sent after being accused of violating his probation. SENT: 140 words.

    GERMANY-ALL BOYS CHOIR _ A court in Germany has rejected a 9-year-old girl's bid to join a centuries-old Berlin boys choir. In its ruling Friday, the Berlin administrative court said the choir's right to choose its singers outweighed the principle of gender equality. SENT: 130 words.

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    REVIEWS:

    FILM REVIEW-WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE _ By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Wednesday: 700 words, photos.

    FILM REVIEW-BLINDED BY THE LIGHT _ By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Wednesday: 700 words, photos.

    FILM REVIEW-GOOD BOYS _ By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT WEDNESDAY: 625 words, photos.

    FILM REVIEW-ANGRY-BIRDS-MOVIE-2 _ By AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT Tuesday: 745 words, photos.

    FILM REVIEW-45 METERS DOWN-UNCAGED _ By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Wednesday: 600 words, photos.

    MUSIC REVIEW-JESSE DAYTON. By Ron Harris. SENT Monday: 170 words.

    MUSIC REVIEW-DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHHBORS. By Ragan Clark. SENT Friday: 375 words, photos.

    BOOK REVIEW-THE LAST GOOD GUY BY T. JEFFERSON PARKER. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 375 words.

    BOOK REVIEW-THE BITTERROOTS BY C.J. BOX. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 375 words.

    BOOK REVIEW-THE HIDDEN THINGS BY JAMIE MASON. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 425 words.

    BOOK REVIEW-MOSQUITO BY TIMOTHY C. WINEGARD. Reviewed by Tracee M. Herbaugh. SENT Tuesday: 250 words.

    BOOK REVIEW-THIRTEEN BY STEVE CAVANAGH. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Tuesday: 420 words.

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