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TUESDAY, AUG. 2
BOOKS-WINFREY BOOK CLUB — Oprah Winfrey has a new book club pick, Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad,” a historical novel that imagines the network of safe houses and passages that helped slaves escape to free territory is an actual train. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 700 words.
OLY-TV-TODAY IN RIO — NBC’s “Today” show has been narrowing the gap with the fading morning leaders, and it hopes the Olympics can lift it past “Good Morning America” into first place in the ratings. By Television Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 700 words by 10 a.m., photos.
OLY-OPENING CEREMONY — Don’t expect the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics to match the grandeur of some in the past. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 440 words by 2 p.m., photos.
With: OLY-OPENING CEREMONY-MOMENTS — It’s almost game time in Rio, but first there’s the pageantry of the Olympic Opening Ceremony. Here are five memorable moments. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 530 words by 2 p.m., photos.
JAPAN-GODZILLA — Godzilla is back in its homeland of Japan after a 12-year absence, still breathing fire and mercilessly stomping everything in its way. The Associated Press noted four ways the new film “Shin Godzilla,” or “New Godzilla,” breaks from its past, and other ways it is reassuringly familiar. It’s now showing in theaters in Japan and is promised for the U.S. and other countries later this year. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 770 words, photos.
CALIFORNIA RAVE-DEATHS — One man and two women died after attending a weekend rave in California headlined by Ice Cube, Major Lazer and dozens of other hip-hop and electronic dance music performers. By John Rogers. SENT: 625 words, photos.
POKEMON GO-PORTSMOUTH DAY CARE — A New Hampshire day care center has been removed from “Pokemon Go” after complaining to the game’s developers about strangers lurking around the property. SENT: 110 words.
HYDE COLLECTION-DONATION — A small upstate New York museum known for its extensive collection of Old Masters and Renaissance art is receiving artworks valued at $10 million from a local collector. SENT: 135 words.
GERMANY-FESTIVAL SECURITY — German heavy metal festival bans bags amid security fears SENT: 130 words.
GERMANY-OBIT-SCHROBSDORFF — The German-Jewish writer Angelika Schrobsdorff, whose best-selling works included a book about her mother growing up in Germany and then having to flee when the Nazis came to power, has died. She was 88. SENT: 125 words, photos.
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FILM-SUICIDE SQUAD-HARLEY QUINN — Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is the undisputed breakout star of “Suicide Squad.” The filmmakers and executives behind the project discuss the unhinged character and the telling exclusion from the comic source material. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
HALLMARK-KITTEN SUMMER GAMES — As the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics nears, about 90 furry paw-thletes over at the Hallmark Channel are ready for some action of their own in the Kitten Summer Games, to coincide with the start of the real Olympics on Friday. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING Wednesday: 560 words by 2 p.m., photos, video.
FILM REVIEW-LITTLE MEN. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Monday: 625 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-SUICIDE SQUAD. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK: “Pete’s Dragon,” ”Sausage Party,” ”Florence Foster Jenkins.”
BOOK REVIEW-AMERICAN HEIRESS, BY JEFFREY TOOBIN. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-BRIGHT, PRECIOUS DAYS, BY JAY MCINERNEY. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE GUY NOVEL, BY MICHAEL RYAN. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 240 words. Photo planned.
BOOK REVIEW-MISSISSIPPI NOIR, BY TOM FRANKLIN. Reviewed by Kendal Weaver. SENT Monday: 350 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-PRESTO, BY PENN JILLETTE. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 200 words, photos.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS):
LOS ANGELES — “Kubo” stars Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey talk about transforming for their children.
FILE — Annual list of highest-paid actors is released.
LONDON — Max Minghella talks about writing the screenplay for “The 9th Life of Louis Drax.”
NASHVILLE. Tenn. — Members of the Band Perry talk about their new music and new label.
NEW YORK — Interior design guru Emily Henderson talks about the new season of her HGTV show.
NEW YORK — ABC’s “Bachelorette” JoJo Fletcher and the man who won her heart talk about their experience on the show.
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS):
NEW YORK — Andrew Lloyd Webber attends the first-ever Broadway revival of his iconic musical “Cats.”
SAN DIEGO — “Scream Queens” stars unveil some second-season changes.
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