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PEOPLE-BILL COSBY — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments by Bill Cosby’s lawyers that model Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against the comedian should be dismissed. Dickinson’s attorneys contend she has shown that she has a likelihood of winning the suit, and it should be allowed to proceed. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. SENT: 300 words, photos. Will be updated, time uncertain.

TV-AMERICAN IDOL FINALE — “American Idol,” which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history next week. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.

HOLLYWOOD-ARTS EDUCATION — Years of cuts have stripped arts classes from much of the Los Angeles school district, leaving many children in the world’s entertainment capital with no instruction in music, visual arts, dance or theater. By Christine Armario. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.

HOLLYWOOD-ARTS EDUCATION-ONE STUDENT — An East Los Angeles teen has found escape from gang by singing Mexican corridos. By Christine Armario. SENT: 480 words, photos.

MUSIC-ACM FESTIVAL — When the Academy of Country Music asked Carrie Underwood to headline its Party for a Cause festival, the Grammy-winning singer said she wanted an all-female lineup to play with her. The Women of Country Night on Friday in Las Vegas is providing exposure for female country artists who have sometimes struggled to get on country radio. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos.

FRANCE-CANNES — Woody Allen’s latest film, “Cafe Society,” will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, will have its red-carpet premiere at the French Riviera festival on May 11. SENT: 115 words, photos.

SWEDEN-AVICII — Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ and producer better known by the stage name Avicii, says he will stop touring after this year. SENT: 90 words.

MUSIC-COUNTRY MUSIC HALL — The newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame will be announced Tuesday. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 130 words at 11:40 a.m., photos. Will be updated.

UKRAINIAN MUSEUM-HNIZDOVSKY EXHIBITION — A new exhibition in New York City explores the prolific career of Ukrainian-American artist Jacques Hnizdovsky, a master of intricate woodcuts and paintings depicting an array of stylized flora and fauna. By Ula Ilnytzky. UPCOMING by 11 a.m.: 500 words, photos.

PEOPLE-MARILYNNE ROBINSON — Marilynne Robinson, the acclaimed author of novels such as “Gilead” and “Housekeeping,” is this year’s winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a lifetime achievement honor. SENT: 130 words.














PEOPLE-BILL COSBY — A judge is scheduled to consider a bid by Bill Cosby’s attorneys to delay a lawsuit filed by a woman who accused the comedian of abusing her when she was underage. Cosby’s lawyers want the case put on hold until after a Pennsylvania criminal case is resolved. UPCOMING Wednesday: 130 words by 6 a.m., photos. Will be updated after 11:30 a.m. court hearing.

TV-THE WALKING DEAD-FAMILIES — What’s a little gore among family members? Parents and children are spending weekly quality time together by watching “The Walking Dead” on AMC. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING Wednesday: 650 words by noon, photos, video.



FILM REVIEW-THE DARK HORSE. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT Monday: 600 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-EVERYBODY WANTS SOME. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-MILES AHEAD. BY Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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

BOOK REVIEW-GIRLS & SEX BY PEGGY ORENSTEIN. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES — Melissa McCarthy attends the premiere of her new film, “The Boss.”

BERLIN — “Midnight Special” stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst talk about the sci-fi thriller.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame are announced.

NEW YORK — Actress Ruth Kearney talks about her role in the new Will Arnett comedy “Flaked.”