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JULY 20

COMIC-CON-PREVIEW — The doors to San Diego Comic-Con are set to open Wednesday night with a preview of the pop-culture convention’s show floor. “The Walking Dead,” ”Game of Thrones,” ”Justice League” and “Star Trek” are among the entertainment properties expected to be hyped at the four-day extravaganza. By Entertainment Writers Derrik J. Lang and Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photos.

COMIC-CON-STAR TREK PREMIERE — The cast of “Star Trek Beyond” is beaming into San Diego Comic-Con for the sci-fi sequel’s U.S. premiere. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 a.m., photos.

GOP 2016-ARMCHAIR CONVENTION — A look at the 2016 Republican National Convention through a media lens: With ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, NBC, MSNBC and PBS offering a prime-time platform on the night Donald Trump was nominated as their presidential candidate Tuesday, the Republicans essentially packed up early and went home. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 800 words, photos.

GOP 2016-CONVENTION-CELEBRITIES — Another former soap star, Kimberlin Brown, brought up the rear Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, her late-night limelight delayed by a long delegate count in the Donald Trump nominating process. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 350 words, photos.

FILM-DON’T THINK TWICE — Improv is ready for its close-up. No other type of comedy has grown more in the last decade, and now, the burgeoning scene has its first movie. Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice” lovingly presents the communal but competitive lives of a fictional improv troupe. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

STAR TREK BEYOND-JOHN CHO— Much has been made of the decision to reveal that the “Star Trek” character Sulu is gay in the latest franchise installment “Star Trek Beyond,” but for actor John Cho, one of the most important things was ensuring that Sulu’s husband was also of Asian descent. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m., photos.

OBIT-GARRY MARSHALL — Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches.” By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 1000 words, photos.

—OBIT-GARRY MARSHALL REAX — Sent: 550 words, photos

SWITZERLAND-OBIT-CLOWN DIMITRI — Clown Dimitri, a beloved Swiss clown and mime over nearly six decades who studied under Marcel Marceau and spread smiles from Broadway to Congo with a traditional style that shunned modern, high-tech theatrics, has died, his office said Wednesday. He was 80. By Jamey Keaten. SENT: 490 words, photos.

PEOPLE-SHANNEN DOHERTY — Actress Shannen Doherty has shaved her head amid a battle with breast cancer. SENT: 120 words, photos.

PEOPLE-LADY GAGA — Lady Gaga and her fiancé, actor Taylor Kinney, are on a break. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 140 words, photos.

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UPCOMING:

GOP 2016-ARMCHAIR CONVENTION — News and notes from media coverage of final day of the RNC. By AP Television Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING Thursday: 700 words by 12 a.m., photos.

BOOKS-DAVE EGGERS — The latest stop on Dave Eggers’ long-running fictional tour: Alaska. Eggers’ “Heroes of the Frontier,” which comes out July 26, tells of a single mother from Ohio who flees to Alaska with her young son and daughter in the wake of financial and personal disaster. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING Thursday: 750 words by 11 a.m., photos.

FILM-JAMES SCHAMUS — James Schamus is almost certainly the only person in the movie business who is equal parts academic (he’s a film professor at Columbia), executive (he ran Focus Features for more than a decade) and filmmaker (he’s long been Ang Lee’s writing and producer partner). At 56, he’s also now a director. He makes his directorial debut with the already acclaimed Philip Roth adaptation “Indignation.” By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Thursday: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

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REVIEWS:

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

FILM REVIEW-DON’T THINK TWICE. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 650 words by 6 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-LIGHTS OUT. By Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon Thursday, photos.

FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF JULY 25: “Bourne,” ”Bad Moms,” ”Gleason.”

GAME REVIEW-POKEMON GO. By Lou Kesten. SENT Tuesday. 500 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-SEINFELDIA, BY JENNIFER KEISHIN ARMSTRONG. Reviewed by Matt Sedensky. SENT Monday: 555 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF STONES BY MJ ROSE, reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 260 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY BY SAM POLK, reviewed by Lincee Ray. SENT Monday: 290 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 BY RUTH WARE, reviewed by Lincee Ray. SENT Monday: 290 words, photos.

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VIDEO:

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

CANNES— “The BFG” jumps from the book to the big screen.

LOS ANGELES — Motivational speaker Tony Robbins gives the low-down on the new Netflix documentary about him – ‘Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru’

CARTHAGE— Jason Derulo performs at Cathage Music Festival in Tunisia.

NEW YORK— Teresa Palmer talks about her new horror film “Lights Out”

NEW YORK— Interview with director Sian Heder and actress Tammy Blanchard from the new Netflix film “Tallulah”

NASHVILLE — Zac Brown Band opens new exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame

Broadcast video already available from 0600 GMT (also on APVUS):

OBIT— Writer-director Garry Marshall dies at age 81.

BEIJING— Michelle Chen ties the knot in Beijing with actor Chan Xiao.

FILE— Rep: Lady Gaga, fiance Taylor Kinney ‘taking a break.’