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TV-DISNEY LATINA PRINCESS — The rarified sorority of Disney princesses has come a long way since 1937’s Snow White, gradually expanding to add Asian, African-American, Indian and Arabian tiara-wearers. Prepare to curtsy before another fresh face: Elena, the first Latina to take the vaunted Disney throne. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m., photos.
GOP 2016-ARMCHAIR CONVENTION — — News and notes from media coverage of final day of the Republican National Convention. By Television Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 700 words by 12 a.m., photos.
PEOPLE-MICHAEL MOORE-TRUMP — Filmmaker Michael Moore is causing a stir with his comments about Donald Trump. The famously liberal Moore says he’s sorry to say it, but he thinks the Republican could win the presidency. SENT: 130 words, photos.
COMIC-CON PREVIEW — The hordes of zombies, legions of Stormtroopers, leagues of superheroes and crews of Starfleet officers have already begun crawling, marching, flying and beaming into San Diego for that other big convention this week: Comic-Con International. The pop-culture celebration kicked off Wednesday evening with the festival’s preview night, where con-goers with four-day passes have first crack at the collectables, free swag and photo opportunities on the San Diego Convention Center floor. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 640 words, photos, video.
COMIC-CON-STAR TREK-PREMIERE — The world premiere of “Star Trek Beyond” blasted off at Comic-Con in San Diego on Wednesday night with fireworks, lasers and tributes to the series’ late stars. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 420 words, 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: 750 words by 2 p.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. SENT: 875 words, photos.
POKEMON GO-ORIGINS — Where this game came from, and how the creators of the original whacked-out Pokemon world agree to take the plunge with a new and largely unproven type of augmented reality game. By Michael Liedtke. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.
JAPAN-POKEMON GO — The “Pokemon Go” craze has yet to hit Japan, but reports of robberies, traffic accidents and other mishaps abroad already have the government worried. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday the government wants players to follow guidelines issued by a national center for incident readiness and cybersecurity. By Satoshi Sugiyama. SENT: 425 words, photos.
BERGDAHL-SCREENWRITER — An Oscar-winning filmmaker has asked a judge to prevent Army prosecutors from forcing him to turn over interviews with Bowe Bergdahl, adding a touch of Hollywood intrigue to the soldier’s desertion case. A legal filing by screenwriter Mark Boal says a California federal court should block an upcoming subpoena from North Carolina-based military prosecutors who want unedited audio recordings of conversations Boal had with the soldier as research for a possible upcoming film. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 125 words. Will be updated.
FASHION-OSCAR DE LA RENTA-COPPING — Oscar de la Renta says its creative director Peter Copping is leaving after two years in the job. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 345 words, photos.
MICHELLE OBAMA-CARPOOL KARAOKE — It was a musical joyride for first lady Michelle Obama as she joined James Corden for a “Carpool Karaoke” session that aired Wednesday on the late-night host’s CBS show. SENT: 280 words, photos, video.
BOOKS-MARK SIEGEL — Random House Books for Young Readers says acclaimed graphic author Mark Siegel has agreed to a three-book deal for “5 Worlds,” a sci-fi-fantasy series featuring “a defiant young girl and the five worlds facing extinction.” SENT: 125 words.
TV-PETER MACNICOL-EMMY DISQUALIFICATION — Peter MacNicol’s Emmy nomination for his work on “Veep” this past season has been revoked after officials determined the actor appeared in too many episodes of the HBO comedy. SENT: 115 words, photos.
PEOPLE-JON GOSSELIN-RESTAURANT COOK — Former reality star Jon Gosselin has shown up at a popular restaurant chain, not as a diner but as one of its cooks. SENT: 125 words, photos.
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FILM-GLEASON — Few films pack the power of “Gleason.” The film about former NFLer Steve Gleason documents in wrenchingly intimate detail the rapid onset of ALS in the young athlete and his simultaneous preparation to becoming a father. Gleason, who now can communicate only through the movement of his eyes, says his story is about finding meaning in tragedy. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Friday: 870 words by 11 a.m., photos.
MUSIC-STEVEN TYLER — He’s been the lead singer of the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, had four children and learned to parasail. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: a debut solo album. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Friday: 700 words by 11 a.m., photos
PEOPLE-SUGE KNIGHT — Attorneys for Marion “Suge” Knight seek additional evidence from prosecutors in a murder case filed against the former rap music mogul. UPCOMING Friday: 130 words to be updated after 11:30 a.m. court hearing. Photos.
FILM REVIEW-STAR TREK BEYOND. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Monday: 695 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-DON’T THINK TWICE. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Tuesday: 650 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. 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.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS):
WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke.
LONDON — Cast members talk about the new drama series “Versailles.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Songwriter Lori McKenna talks about Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.”
LOS ANGELES — Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, John Leguzamo and Wanda Sykes talk about “Ice Age: Collision Course.”
LOS ANGELES — “Bad Moms” stars discuss motherhood.
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS):
NEW YORK — Idris Elba talks about working with J.J. Abrams.
NEW YORK — Entertainment figures remember Garry Marshall.
MALIBU, Calif. — Barbra Streisand discusses her ongoing battle with stage fright.
SAN DIEGO — Chris Pine remembers writer-director Garry Marshall.
SAN DIEGO — Zachary Quinto and J.J. Abrams talk about the fourth film in the “Star Trek” franchise.
SAN DIEGO — Comic-Con expo opens in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO — “Star Trek Beyond” cast members gather for the film’s premiere at Comic-Con.
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