• BC-AP Entertainment Digest, 1st Ld-Write-thru


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    FRIDAY, May 24


    WEINSTEIN LAWSUIT _ A tentative deal has been reached to settle lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. By Michael R. Sisak and Tom McElroy. SENT: 550 words, photos.

    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-BATALI _ Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 475 words, photos, video.

    DISNEYLAND-STAR WARS-GALAXY'S EDGE _ Disneyland has a plan to manage the first wave of massive crowds that are expected when its new Star Wars land opens next week, and it involves shutting down the Millennium Falcon and Stormtroopers. A four-hour time limit in the attraction will be in place for the first three weeks after Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opens, but the park thinks it will be enough time to check out the immersive attractions before guests are told to move along to other parts of the theme park. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 650 words, photos.

    MUSIC-SARA BAREILLES _ Feeling “lost” after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in 2016, Sara Bareilles found herself in a meditation class to help deal with the new American reality. The one thing she could do? Write songs. Her emotions, combined with navigating through an increasingly divided country, led to her latest album, “Amidst the Chaos.” By Gary Gerard Hamilton. SENT: 815 words, photos, video.

    FOOD-WHAT'S GABY COOKING _ Gaby Dalkin, the chef behind the popular website and Instagram account What’s Gaby Cooking, is forging her own path. Every Monday she posts a live demo as she cooks dinner that has become appointment viewing for some fans. Her husband films it and reads questions from viewers as she’s cooking. By Alicia Rancilio. SENT: 495 words, photos.

    PEOPLE-BRANDON MAXWELL _ Fashion designer Brandon Maxwell talks about undressing Lady Gaga at the Met Gala and what he has in common with contestants as a judge on Bravo's "Project Runway." By Gina Abdy. SENT: 410 words, photos.

    TV-VIDA _“Vida,” a Starz network drama about two Mexican-American sisters who return to East Los Angeles to deal with their late mother’s bar, begins its second season this weekend and will delve further into an issue affecting many Latino communities in the U.S.: gentrification. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.

    TV-ADAM LEVINE _ Adam Levine is leaving NBC's "The Voice" after 16 seasons. Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the "Today" show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine's chair. SENT: 145 words, photos.

    CANNES-QUENTIN TARANTINO _ Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or this year, at least he's not coming home without a trophy. The director of the Cannes Film Festival entry "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" scooped up the top prize at the Palm Dog Awards. SENT: 125 words, photos, video.

    CANNES-AMFAR GALA _ A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction. SENT: 125 words, photos.

    SPOLETO FESTIVAL _ Charleston is 17 days of operas, plays, chamber music and jazz Friday as the world-renowned Spoleto Festival USA returns. The 43rd season of the arts festival kicked off Friday with the opening ceremony from Charleston City Hall. It will run through June 9. SENT: 315 words.

    FILM-COMEBACK TRAIL _ Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail." The feature film will begin shooting in early June in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. Work is expected to last about a month and will include more than a dozen New Mexico actors and about 300 extras. SENT: 130 words, photos.

    JOHN BROWN-TV SHOW _ A new television series with Ethan Hawke starring as the fiery abolitionist John Brown is set to film in Virginia. SENT: 120 words.

    PRINCESS CHARLOTTE _ The first day of school can be stressful but Princess Charlotte will have her older brother to lean on. Kensington Palace said Friday that 4-year-old Charlotte will join her brother Prince George at Thomas's Battersea school in London in September. SENT: 110 words, photos.

    STANLEY CUP-MUSIC _ "Old Town Road" singer Lil Nas X, country artist Chase Rice will perform before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 180 words.




    FILM REVIEW-ALADDIN _ By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Wednesday: 825 words, photos.

    FILM REVIEW-BOOKSMART _ By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Wednesday: 870 words, photos.

    FILM REVIEW-BRIGHTBURN _ By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Wednesday: 690 words, photos.

    MUSIC REVIEW-MAVIS STAPLES _ Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy: SENT Tuesday: 350 words, photo.

    MUSIC REVIEW-MORRISSEY _ Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Tuesday: 400 words, photo.

    MUSIC REVIEW-STRAY CATS. Reviewed by Jeff Karoub. SENT Wednesday: 400 words, photos.

    MUSIC REVIEW-CATE LE BON. Reviewed by Jake O'Connell. SENT Thursday: 320 words, photos

    MUSIC REVIEW-JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE. Reviewed by Steven Wine. SENT Wednesday: 225 words, photos.

    MUSIC REVIEW-THE WATERBOYS. Reviewed by Steven Wine. SENT Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.

    BOOK REVIEW-STAR CROSSED _ Reviewed by Rasha Madkour. SENT Monday: 260 words, photo.

    BOOK REVIEW-DECEPTION COVE _ Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 470 words, photo.

    BOOK REVIEW-THE NEVER GAME _ Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 275 words, photo.

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