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MARCH 7

NANCY REAGAN-LEGACY — Unlike other presidential wives, Nancy Reagan didn’t testify before Congress about health care, celebrate controversial Supreme Court decisions or sit in on Cabinet meetings. “She never emerged as a political player in her own right. Nor did she seek to,” says historian David Greenberg, the author of “Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 740 words, photos.

NANCY REAGAN-CAREER — Before Nancy Reagan became a fixture in the national consciousness and on home TV sets, the late first lady also shared the big screen with the likes of Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, Glenn Ford and Ray Milland in her short career as a Hollywood actress in the post-war era. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 565 words, photos.

DOWNTON ABBEY-OTHER ENDINGS — Now that we know our “Downton Abbey” friends are (mostly) happy and healthy, we can part with this splendid series satisfied that it has ended in fine fashion. With that in mind, we are free to recall other bygone series’ finales. Here are 10 favorites worth remembering. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 990 words, photos.

TV-DOWNTON ABBEY-MOVIE — “Downton Abbey,” the film, remains under serious consideration by series creator Julian Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 500 words by 11 a.m., photos.

DOWNTON DESTINATIONS — If you’re in mourning over the end of “Downton Abbey,” here are some options for places to visit that might help ease your sorrow. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TV-SONIA SANCHEZ — When a team of documentary makers first suggested a movie about her life, Sonia Sanchez resisted. But Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon kept asking and Sanchez relented. “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez” airs Tuesday night. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

CHINA-HOLLYWOOD AMBITIONS — Hollywood is China’s new ally in its long quest for global cultural relevance. Both private and state-owned Chinese companies have been pouring money into Hollywood studios — a Chinese company even spent $3.5 billion to buy one. By Business Writer Ryan Nakashima. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 2 p.m., photos.

THEATER-MICHELLE WILLIAMS — Next to Michelle Williams’ dressing room on Broadway is a room with a flat-screen TV and a disco ball attached to the ceiling. It’s reserved for her 10-year-old daughter, Matilda, who can now come to work with mom and hang out, knitting or watching movies. There’s one rule: She must not know what mom is doing down on the stage. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 700 words by 11 a.m., photo.

THEATER-WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT — Some big celebrities, including Whoopi Goldberg and Brian Dennehy, have agreed to perform a thoughtful, 70-minute monologue for one night only. But there’s a catch: no script ahead of time. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 450 words by 11 a.m., photos.

PARIS FASHION WEEK-WATCH — Stella McCartney and Giambattista Valli channel the feminine at Paris Fashion Week on Monday, while Hermes and Saint Laurent provide a glimpse of what’s on-trend for fall-winter 2016. By Thomas Adamson. UPCOMING: 900 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

HULK HOGAN-GAWKER — Opening statements will begin Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the civil trial between pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and a popular news website. SENT: 130 words, photos, video. Will be updated.

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OTHER STORIES:

BRITAIN-ROYAL VACATION

SPORTSCASTER LAWSUIT

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UPCOMING:

BOOKS-CRIME FICTION-BLACK LIVES MATTER — The wave of police killings that helped launch the Black Lives Matter movement is also influencing a genre that captured tensions between police and non-white communities well before the rise of social media and cellphone videos. Publishers and writers say that story lines known to readers of Gary Phillips or Walter Mosley or Eleanor Taylor Bland will likely become more common and intense. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING Tuesday: 950 words by 10 a.m., photos.

THEATER-FIDDLER ON THE ROOF — A nondescript building near Times Square was turned for a day into a small Russian village in 1905 when the cast and orchestra of the Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” recorded the cast album. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 550 words by 11 a.m., photo.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m. Monday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-EYE IN THE SKY. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-10 CLOVERFIELD LANE. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 640 words by 1 p.m. Thursday, photos.

THEATER REVIEW-ECLIPSED. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Sunday: 500 words, photos.

THEATER REVIEW-DISASTER!. By Jennifer Farrar. UPCOMING: 500 words by 11 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

THEATER REVIEW-BLACKBIRD. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 p.m. Thursday, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE LOVING PUSH BY TEMPLE GRANDIN AND DEBRA MOORE. Reviewed by Rasha Madkour. UPCOMING Monday: 500 words.

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VIDEO:

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

LONDON — “Game of Thrones” stars discuss their fantasy cast bands.

PARIS — Paris fashion: Stella McCartney.

PARIS — Paris fashion: Giambattista Valli.

PARIS — Paris fashion: Leonard.

BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (0700 Bulletin and on APVUS)

MEXICO — Mexico sets world record for pork dish.

COMING UP ON CELEBRITY EXTRA (also available on APVUS)

LONDON — Nathaniel Rateliff talks about surprising his bandmates with his onstage antics.

NEW YORK — Dustin Hoffman, Greta Gerwig and Christopher Abbott reveal their earliest movie theater memories.

NEW YORK — Tina Fey, Billy Bob Thornton and Margot Robbie talk about what made New Mexico feel like Afghanistan when shooting the film “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.”

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