BC-AP Entertainment and Arts Digest


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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

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: 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 in New York. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING: 650 words by 11 p.m.

GAMES-E3-XBOX LIVE — Microsoft is making it easier for gamers who share the same passions or even gender to meet and play with each other online, a step toward curbing online harassment. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 310 words, photos.

MUSIC-KALEO — The young four-part rock band Kaleo grew up on the island of Iceland in a picturesque landscape of volcanos and glaciers, but the lead singer, JJ Julius Son, dreamed of the American South. The band has recorded its first U.S. album for Atlantic Records called “A/B.” By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon, photos, video.

LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT — The founders of Led Zeppelin face questions over the origins of “Stairway to Heaven” hit during a copyright trial in Los Angeles. By Brian Melley. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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: 500 words by 2 a.m. Thursday, photos. Event developing from 7:30 p.m. ceremony.

FILM-AFI COMMENCEMENT — Quentin Tarantino and Rita Moreno will receive honorary doctorate of fine arts degrees Wednesday from the American Film Institute. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

BOOKS-WINFREY COOKBOOK — To launch her own book imprint, Oprah Winfrey is releasing her first cookbook. SENT: 200 words, photos.

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OTHER STORIES:

ISRAEL-CULTURE CLASH

EBONY SALE

CHINA-SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND

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UPCOMING:

FILM-TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES — Turner Classic Movies, that bastion of black-and-white, holds a unique place on the dial and in the hearts of cinephiles. But for many filmmakers, TCM isn’t just a favorite channel, it’s a kind of lifeblood. Directors from Martin Scorsese to Paul Thomas Anderson say Turner Classic is an constant source of inspiration and a beloved background in their lives. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Thursday: 1,000 words by 1 p.m., photos.

MUSIC-NEIL YOUNG — When Neil Young turned his 1959 Lincoln Continental into an electric car or developed a high-resolution digital music system, he didn’t think it was revolutionary; they were just cool ideas he wanted to try. His latest experiment is blending animal sounds into a new live album. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING Thursday: 750 words, photos, video.

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REVIEWS:

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 Monday: 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.

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VIDEO:

COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS)

LOS ANGELES — Just a day after her high-school graduation, Elle Fanning premieres her new horror film, “The Neon Demon.”

SINGAPORE — Tom Hanks and Ron Howard promote “Interno” in Singapore.

LONDON — A look at the West End musical production of “Aladdin.”

LONDON — Stefano Sollima and Pierfrancesco Favino on the success of the corruption crime thriller “Suburra.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Members of the Icelandic rock band Kaleo talk about their success in the U.S.

BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS)

SHANGHAI — The Mandarin version of “The Lion King” musical makes its global premiere in Shanghai.

COUNTY DOWN, U.K. — The duke and duchess of Cambridge visit Northern Ireland.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg talks about the attack in Orlando, Fla.