BC-AP Entertainment and Arts Digest,2nd Ld-Writethru

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LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT — Generations of aspiring guitarists have tried to copy the riff from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Starting Tuesday, a Los Angeles court will try to decide whether the members of Led Zeppelin themselves ripped off the riff. By Brian Melley. SENT: 370 words, photos. Will be updated.

LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT-THE LATEST. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant are in a federal courtroom in Los Angeles Tuesday for the trial of a lawsuit over the song “Stairway to Heaven.” SENT: 300 words, photos.

OBIT-GREGORY RABASSA — Gregory Rabassa, the English-language translator of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and many other works of the Latin American “Boom” of the 1960s, has died at 94. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 890 words, photos.

OBIT-MOMAN — Lincoln “Chips” Moman, a Memphis producer, musician and songwriter who helped Elvis Presley engineer a musical comeback in the late ’60s and then moved to Nashville to record country legends like The Highwaymen, died Monday in LaGrange, Georgia. He was 79. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 550 words, photos.

BRITAIN-OBIT-MCCULLOUGH — Henry McCullough, who played guitar in Paul McCartney’s band Wings, has died at the age of 72. By Robert Barr. SENT: 490 words.

GAMES-E3-THE LEGEND OF ZELDA — Nintendo is using its entire booth at the gaming industry’s annual extravaganza in Los Angeles to promote “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” the latest installment of the action-adventure series starring iconic adventurer Link. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

PEOPLE-LIL WAYNE — Lil Wayne is in stable condition after suffering what his publicist describes as “two minor seizures.” SENT: 215 words, photos, video.

FINDING DORY-ELLEN DEGENERES — Ellen DeGeneres talks about parallels between the struggles of her namesake character in Pixar’s highly anticipated “Finding Dory” and her own journey through life and career. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 900 words, photos.

TV-OPRAH-GREENLEAF — Oprah Winfrey felt the need to deliver a story featuring relatable characters of color revolving around one of the biggest institutions in the African-American community: the black church. In her new dramatic series, “Greenleaf,” Winfrey believes she’s accomplished her goal with her new dramatic series, “Greenleaf,” premiering on June 21 on her OWN network. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 430 words, photos.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-ORLANDO-LATE-NIGHT HOSTS — As they return to the air after Saturday’s nightclub shooting, TV’s late-night hosts faced their toughest monologues since 9-11 — and for many of them, their toughest ever, since they’re relatively new to the talk-show game. How would these jokesters acknowledge this national tragedy? By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 650 words, photos.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-‘HAPPIEST PLACE’ — In Orlando, Florida, the “Happiest Place” confronts a sad reality after nightclub shooting. By National Writer Allen G. Breed. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

RIVIERA IMPLOSION — The Riviera Hotel and Casino — the Las Vegas Strip’s first high-rise that was as famous for its ties to organized crime as its Hollywood personification of Sin City’s mobster past — exited the scene early Tuesday with a cinematic implosion, complete with fireworks. By Sally Ho. SENT: 560 words, photos, video.

RIVIERA IMPLOSION-THE LATEST — The Latest on the demolition of the tower of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning. SENT: 300 words, photos.

FLINT WATER-BEYONCE — Beyonce has helped raise more than $82,000 for Flint residents who continue to deal with the city’s lead-tainted water supply. SENT: 120 words, photos.

COUNTRY SINGER-TAX SENTENCE — Authorities say country music singer-songwriter David Allan Coe has been ordered to pay the IRS more than $980,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to obstructing the tax agency. SENT: 130 words.

CHINA-DISNEY EVICTIONS — Authorities have evicted hundreds of Shanghai residents and dozens of businesses to clean up the air and make way for the newest Disney theme park, which opens Thursday. By Paul Traynor. SENT: 360 words, photos.

BRITAIN-TATE MODERN — Art powerhouse Tate Modern expands with pyramid-shaped tower. SENT: 130 words, photos.

SMITHSONIAN-LONDON — The Smithsonian and the Victoria and Albert Museum will collaborate on permanent gallery space in London. SENT: 125 words.
















FILM-CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE — Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson discuss their new movie, “Central Intelligence,” what it was like to work together, and whether there is chemistry between them or they’re just faking. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING Wednesday: 750 words by noon, photos.

ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE — The topic will be “Art and Social Justice,” and no one is more qualified to take it on than Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sonia Sanchez. Their panel discussion will be held Wednesday night at the Ambassador Theatre. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING Wednesday: 650 words by 11 p.m.

WOMEN IN FILM-AWARDS — Women in Film presents its annual Crystal + Lucy awards to actresses Taraji P. Henson and Natalie Dormer and a host of female producers at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words, photos by 2 a.m. Event developing from 7:30 p.m. ceremony.



FILM REVIEW-FINDING DORY. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Monday: 695 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon Thursday, photos. (Under embargo by studio.)

FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF JUNE 20: “Independence Day: Resurgence,” ”Free State of Jones,” ”Hunt for the Wilderpeople.”

BOOK REVIEW-THE WONDER TRAIL, BY STEVE HELY. Reviewed by Christina Ledbetter. SENT: 300 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-WIDOWMAKER, BY PAUL DOIRON. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 330 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE GIRLS, BY EMMA CLINE. Reviewed by Mae Anderson. SENT Tuesday: 300 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-LIFE MOVES PRETTY FAST, BY HADLEY FREMAN. Reviewed by Lincee Ray. SENT Tuesday: 225 words.




MUMBAI — Cast members of the new Bollywood movie “Udta Pubjab” attend a press conference, a day after the High Court cleared the film about drug abuse in Punjab state with just one scene removed

U.S. — Highlights from the E3 Game Expo.

LONDON — British hip-hop artist Yungen talks about his new single and rising career.

NEW YORK — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart talk about their new comedy, “Central Intelligence.”

LOS ANGELES — Members of Led Zeppelin will be in federal court in copyright trial over “Stairway to Heaven.”


EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A vigil is held in the New Jersey hometown of slain “Voice” singer Christina Grimmie.

SHANGHAI — Locals and industry suffer as Disney resort opens.