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THURSDAY, JUNE 16
THEATER-LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA — The news that no die-hard “Hamilton” fan — or anyone who hasn’t seen the Broadway smash yet — wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show this summer. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 840 words, photos.
DIVIDED AMERICA-MEDIA RAMPARTS — Meet Peggy Albrecht and John Dearth. Albrecht is a freelance writer and comedian from Los Angeles who loves Bernie Sanders. Dearth, a retiree from Carmel, Indiana, grew up a Democrat but flipped with Ronald Reagan. He’s a Trump guy. They live in the same country, but as far as their news consumption goes, they might as well live on different planets. By Television David Bauder. SENT: 2,090 words, photos.
DIVIDED AMERICA-MEDIA RAMPARTS-ABRIDGED. SENT: 890 words, photos.
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: 1,000 words by 1 p.m., photos.
TV-ORANGE IS NEW BLACK-BLAIR BROWN — On last season’s finale of “Orange is the New Black,” Judy King, nailed for tax evasion, arrived at Litchfield Penitentiary to surrender. But she found no one at the front desk to receive her. Judy had a fit. A big-time TV chef, she wasn’t used to being made to wait. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 800 words, photos.
LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT — In days of Led Zeppelin’s youth, the band didn’t have many original works and relied heavily on cover songs, including a medley that borrowed a riff from the California band Spirit. “Fresh Garbage” from Spirit’s debut album was woven into the jam, “As Long as I Have You,” with its cycle of notes repeated again and again. By Brian Melley. SENT: 725 words, photos. Will be updated after trial resumes.
ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE — Speaking onstage at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre, Ta-Nehisi Coates remembered studying at Howard University and being mesmerized by a few lines from the poem “Personal Letter No. 3.” ”We are what we are what we never think we are.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 730 words, photos.
MUSIC-GRAMMY CHANGES — Changes at the Grammy Awards include members voting in fewer categories at the 2017 show and songs only released on streaming services being in contention for nomination. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 450 words, 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. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.
WOMEN IN FILM-AWARDS — Women in Film is going behind the scenes to recognize 10 behind-the-camera talents with its annual Crystal + Lucy Awards. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 430 words, photos.
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-MUSICIANS — Elton John, Ricky Martin and Melissa Etheridge are among the gay artists using their voices to respond to the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub. SENT: 230 words, photos.
OPRAH WINFREY-NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING — Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left at least 49 people dead had Oprah Winfrey asking questions. By Mike Cidoni Lennox. SENT: 240 words, photos, video.
CHARLIE-SHEEN-HIV-IMPACT — Charlie Sheen, whose tumultuous professional and personal life has been a staple of tabloid fodder for years, snapped at a reporter in Sweden when asked how he felt when told he was HIV-positive, telling her the questions were “a little redundant.” SENT: 130 words.
TV-BRADLEY COOPER — Bradley Cooper is throwing his weight behind a Stand Up to Cancer telecast. SENT: 130 words, photos.
HAMILTON-ARCHIVES GALA — The creator and star of the musical “Hamilton” will appear alongside two other creative forces of the Broadway smash at the National Archives Foundation’s upcoming annual gala. SENT: 110 words.
FRENCH CONNECTION DEFENDANT
CHINA-DISNEY PARKS GLANCE
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 2 p.m. Thursday, photos.
FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF JUNE 20: “Independence Day: Resurgence,” ”Free State of Jones,” ”Hunt for the Wilderpeople.”
MUSIC REVIEW-KRIS KRISTOFFERSON. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT Wednesday: 230 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-BAND OF HORSES. By Pablo Gorondi SENT Wednesday: 190 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-ELIZABETH COOK. By Steven Wine. SENT Wednesday: 200 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-SARAH JAROSZ. By Scott Stroud. SENT Wednesday: 280 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-ALLEN TOUSSAINT. By Pablo Gorondi SENT Wednesday: 200 words, photos by 5 p.m.
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.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS)
LONDON — Stefano Sollima and Pierfrancesco Favino talk about the success of the corruption crime thriller “Suburra.”
LOS ANGELES — E3 video game expo highlights.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Maren Morris talks about her debut album.
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE
LIVERPOOL — Elton John pays tribute to Orlando, Florida, victims.
LOS ANGELES — For Oprah Winfrey, Orlando shootings raise questions about gun laws.
LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey unveils new prime-time drama.
LOS ANGELES — Lil Wayne performs at E3.
SHANGHAI — Shanghai Disney Resort opens.