AP Entertainment Digest for Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
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FRIDAY, Aug. 14
UPDATES with R KELLY, VIRUS OUTBREAK-J BALVIN
R KELLY — R. Kelly’s manager has been charged with making telephone threats of gunfire at a Manhattan theater to shut down a documentary about the singer’s alleged sexual abuse of women and girls. Authorities say Donnell Russell will face the charges during a remote proceeding in Manhattan federal court Friday. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 390 words, photo.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-J BALVIN — Colombian superstar J Balvin says he is recovering after battling the coronavirus. In a pre-taped video that aired Thursday night as Balvin accepted an award at Premios Juventud 2020, the performer revealed that he contracted COVID-19 and that it impacted him heavily. SENT: 243 words, photo.
PEOPLE-DEV PATEL -- Quarantine brought opportunities to Dev Patel’s front yard. From a safe distance, the British actor was able to enjoy his birthday and his relationship with India without leaving his L.A. home. By Hilary Fox. SENT: 555 words, photo.
PEOPLE-NICHOLAS BRAUN -- Actor Nicholas Braun, who plays fan favorite Cousin Greg on HBO’s “Succession,” has captured the fraught nature of dating during the pandemic in a catchy new punk song that started as a joke. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 826 words, photo and video.
BOOKS-RUBY BRIDGES — Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges had written a children’s book with a candid telling of the past and positive message for the future, inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests. By AP National Writer Hilel Italie. SENT: 190 words, photo.
BOOKS-THE GREATEST SECRET— The author of the million-selling self-help book “The Secret” is aiming even higher with her next work. SENT: 180 words.
FILM REVIEW-BOYS STATE. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.
FILM REVIEW-PROJECT POWER. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Thursday: 700 words, film stills.
MUSIC REVIEW-RUMER. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Wednesday: 350 words, cover image.
MUSIC REVIEW-KATHLEEN EDWARDS. By Jill Lawless. SENT Wednesday: 340 words, cover image.
MUSIC REVIEW-MATT ROLLINGS. By Steven Wine. SENT: Wednesday: 350 words, cover image.
MUSIC REVIEW-KOLBY COOPER. By Scott Stroud. SENT Thursday: 350 words, cover image.
MUSIC REVIEW-SYLVIE SIMMONS. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT: Thursday: 350 words, cover image.
BOOK REVIEW-AFTER THE LAST BORDER by Jessica Goudeau. Reviewed by Jeff Rowe. SENT Monday: 432 words, cover image.
BOOK REVIEW-THEN SHE VANISHED by T. Jefferson Parker. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 302 words, cover image.
BOOK REVIEW-THE STORY OF GARDENING. Reviewed by Julie Rubin. SENT: Tuesday, 350 words, cover image.