AP Entertainment Digest for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
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THURSDAY, Oct. 1
UPDATES with CHRISSY TEIGEN MISCARRIAGE, PARIS FASHION WEEK, BRITIAN-ROYALS-RACISM, THEATER DIVERSITY REPORT
MUSIC-BLACKPINK — K-pop girl group BLACKPINK on their new album, their new Netflix documentary and collaborating with Cardi B and Lady Gaga. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 1,064 words, photos, video.
TV-MEDIA-LINCOLN MYSTERY — The image is haunting, depicting a gaunt-faced man with a familiar beard, staring ahead lifelessly. Some experts are convinced the man is Abraham Lincoln, captured hours after he succumbed to an assassin’s bullet. The Discovery network is trying to unravel the mystery. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 1,093 words, photos.
MUSIC-RIHANNA — It’s been four years since Rihanna released an album but the singer tells The Associated Press she is working hard on recording new music. By Entertainment Writer Leanne Italie. SENT: 400 words, photos, video.
CHRISSY TEIGEN MISCARRIAGE — Chrissy Teigen said she and John Legend are in “deep pain” following her miscarriage, which she announced on social media early Thursday. SENT: 286 words, photo.
BRITIAN-ROYALS-RACISM — Prince Harry has spoken about his “awakening” to race issues as he and his wife, Meghan, launched an anti-racism campaign to mark Black History Month in the U.K. In a video interview with the Evening Standard newspaper published Thursday, Harry said London sometimes “doesn’t feel as diverse as it actually is.” SENT: 232 words, photo.
FILM-FREDERICK WISEMAN — In an interview, 90-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman, arguably the greatest living non-fiction filmmaker, discusses his decades of chronicling American institutions. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 1,386 words, photos. With FILM-FREDERICK WISEMAN-ABRIDGED.
THEATER DIVERSITY REPORT -- A new report on racial representation on New York stages has found that little has been changing — there remains an over-representation of white actors, writers and directors. By AP Entertainment Writer. UPCOMING: 240 words, photo
BABY YODA FIGHTS FIRES — Beleaguered firefighters in the western United States have a new force on their side: Baby Yoda. A toy version of the pointy-eared alien was donated to a firefighter and, since then, Baby Yoda has been to four wildfires in two states and ridden in two helicopters. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 760 words, photos, video.
FILM-BOYS IN THE BAND — Revisiting Mart Crowley’s seminal 1968 play, “The Boys in the Band” in a new movie adaptation privies viewers to both the early struggles of the gay community and the offensive, hurtful language of the era. By John Carucci. SENT: 598 words, photos.
MUSIC-DAVE BRUBECK — A jazz label is set to release the last studio recording of Dave Brubeck, the late architect of the West Coast Cool Jazz movement. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 352 words, photo.
THEATER-DIVAS FOR DEMOCRACY — Broadway and the world of drag will combine later this month for a streaming variety show to promote voter participation that promises plenty of show tunes and a lot of fierce lipstick. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 230 words, photo.
PARIS FASHION WEEK — Chloe took over the esplanade of the Palais de Tokyo on Thursday for an immersive runway show that used huge plasma screens to broadcast the collection live as models wove in between guests. Paris, like Milan before it, is undertaking an unusual fashion season for spring-summer 2021. By Fashion Writer Thomas Adamson. SENT: 612 words.
FILM REVIEW-ON THE ROCKS. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Thursday: 773 words, photos
FILM REVIEW-GLORIAS — By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Tuesday: 700 words, film stills.
FILM REVIEW-DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD — By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 600 words, film stills.
FILM REVIEW-SAVE YOURSELVES — By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.
MUSIC REVIEW-QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT. By Wayne Parry. SENT Tuesday: 364 words, album cover.
MUSIC REVIEW-BON JOVI. By Wayne Parry. SENT Tuesday: 280 words, album cover.
MUSIC REVIEW-LAURA JANE GRACE. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Thursday: 355 words, album cover.
MUSIC REVIEW-COREY TAYLOR. By John Marshall. SENT Thursday: 312 words, album cover.
MUSIC REVIEW-BLACKPINK. By Cristina Jaleru. UPCOMING: Friday, album cover.
BOOK REVIEW-JUST LIKE YOU by Nick Hornby. Reviewed by Rob Merrill. SENT Monday: 492 words, cover art.
BOOK REVIEW-TIES THAT TETHER by Jane Igharo. Reviewed by Molly Sprayregen. SENT Tuesday: 250 words, cover image.