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TUESDAY, FEB. 9
GRAMMYWATCH-SAM HUNT — Sam Hunt, who earned Grammy nominations for best new artist and country album, is still surprised his debut album has him competing in major categories. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT Tuesday: 300 words, photos by 5 p.m. Eastern.
MUSIC-IHEARTRADIO AWARDS — Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by The Weeknd with seven. SENT: 250 words, photos.
RED LOBSTER-BEYONCE — Red Lobster says it’s feeling the “Beyonce Bounce.” The seafood chain known for its cheddar biscuits says sales surged 33 percent on Sunday from a year ago. SENT: 300 words, photos.
NEW GIRL-MEGAN FOX— Megan Fox temporarily joined the cast of Fox’s ‘New Girl’ while Zooey Deschanel was on maternity leave. Her first episode airs Tuesday. Both Deschanel and Fox will appear in the comedy’s 100th episode. By Alicia Rancilio. SENT: 550 words by 2 p.m. EST, photos.
SERIAL PODCAST APPEAL — Both the prosecution and defense rested after four days of testimony in a hearing to determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast “Serial” deserves a new trial. By Juliet Linderman. SENT: 730 words.
MEXiCO-SIKH BLOCKED — An Indian-American actor and designer who says he was not allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight because he refused to remove his turban says he’s satisfied with an apology by the airline, Aeromexico. SENT: 130 words.
PEOPLE-DMX— An attorney for DMX said the rapper has recovered after he was resuscitated by police outside Yonkers, New York hotel on Monday. SENT: 130 words, photos.
PEOPLE-BILL COSBY — A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson’s defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby’s former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982. SENT: 240 words, photos.
PEOPLE-KEN WATANABE — A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tony Award- and Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway’s “The King and I” while he battles stomach cancer. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 140 words, photos.
PEOPLE-JENNIFER GARNER-EDUCATION — Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program. SENT: 130 words, photos.
BOOKS-KELLY CLARKSON — Kelly Clarkson has written a new song and a bedtime story for kids — her own included. SENT: 100 words, photos.
THEATER-NAT WOLFF — Actor and musician Nat Wolff couldn’t resist agreeing to do a darkly weird off-Broadway play about a strange family. After all, he’s got a weird family connection to it. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 550 words by 11 a.m., photo.
YOUTUBE RED-ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING — YouTube is attempting to make some noise with a slate of original series and shows debuting Wednesday for YouTube Red, the subscription service the streaming site launched last October. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY-COPYRIGHT — Music publisher Warner/Chappell Music will return $14 million in fees to settle a lawsuit that challenges its claim to “Happy Birthday,” one of the world’s best-known songs. SENT: 130 words.
SURVIVOR’S SON-DEATH — The second-season winner of the reality television show “Survivor” has offered her forgiveness to the man convicted in her son’s death. SENT: 130 words.
SECOND CITY-HAROLD RAMIS — Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis. SENT: 130 words, photos.
MARDI GRAS — People across New Orleans Tuesday are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands. By Rebecca Santana. SENT: 440 words, photos.
FILM-AARP-MOVES FOR GROWNUPS AWARDS — Michael Douglas was initially confused when he was told that he was being honored with a career achievement honor by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards. By Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 570 words, photos.
GWYNETH PALTROW-STALKING CASE — The letters addressed to Gwyneth Paltrow came for years, often with unsolicited items ranging from pornography and sex toys to religious books, earrings and clothes. By Anthony McCartney. SENT: 635 words, photos.
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TV-11/22/63 — On Monday, Hulu launches its first weekly episode of “11.22.63,” an eight-part series with a captivating premise: the chance to rewrite history in a big way. This challenge falls to modern-day high school teacher Jake Epping (played by James Franco). By Television Writer Frazier Moore. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words by 11 a.m., photos.
JAPAN-OSCARS-YONEBAYASHI — The coming-of-age story is familiar: A shy girl has problems fitting in and concocts an imaginary friend. The originality of the Oscar-nominated “When Marnie Was There” comes from how its hand-drawn images express the girl’s inner torment. By Yuri Kageyama. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 a.m. Wednesday, photos, video.
NY FASHION WEEK-WATCH — Shows include BCBG and Yeezy. UPCOMING Thursday: 600 words by 11 p.m., photos, video.
BOOK REVIEW-FIND HER, BY LISA GARDNER. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 200 words, photos
BOOK REVIEW-AND THEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE. Reviewed by Jerry Harkavy. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 600 words on Dec. 29, photos. NOTE: Film opens wide on Friday.
FILM REVIEW-DEADPOOL. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 650 words by 6 p.m. Monday, photos.
FILM REVIEW-ZOOLANDER 2. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 640 words by Wednesday at 1 p.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-HOW TO BE SINGLE. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m. Thursday. (Review embargoed by studio.)
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS
LOS ANGELES_AARP honors Michael Douglas, other ‘movies for grown-ups’
LONDON— A look at new London heritage site, Handel And Hendrix, which is based on their neighboring homes.
LONDON— Behind the scenes look at Angels Costumes who are picking up the Special Recognition Award at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards.
LONDON— Rebel Wilson joins Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann at the European premiere of “How To Be Single.”
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE
NEW YORK —Ryan Reynolds attend fan event for dark comic book adaptation “Deadpool”
NEW YORK —Kendall and Kylie Jenner talk fashion at collection party
LOS ANGELES — Alicia Vikanda reflects on sharing lunch, laughs with fellow nominees at Oscar Luncheon
LOS ANGELES — Fashion edit of nominees gathering for annual Oscar Luncheon, including Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga, Saoirse Ronan
RIO DE JANIERO — Sanda schools vie for title at Brazil Carnival
WASHINGTON DC — Panda cub Bei Bei gets help from mom to get down first tree climb
COMING UP ON CELEBRITY EXTRA
LOS ANGELES— Holliday Grainger talks about her personal style and her interest in eco-conscious designers.
LOS ANGELES— Stars of the ‘The Finest Hours’ compare their nautical skills and experience at sea.
LONDON_Recording artist Chris Isaak reveals how romantic he is.
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