BC-AP Entertainment and Arts Digest


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

CELEBRITY V SCIENCE — When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur. Last week, the Tribeca Film Festival defended then reversed its decision to program a documentary by a discredited former doctor. It was the latest instance of the medical community being forced to combat the influence of a celebrity promoting questionable science. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

PATTY DUKE — The courage that a teenage Patty Duke portrayed on-screen as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” was breathtaking and Oscar-winning. Duke’s own gritty struggle against bipolar disorder was equally admired. The actress lost a final health struggle on Tuesday — a ruptured intestine. She was 69. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

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: 650 words by noon, photos, video.

PEOPLE-BILL COSBY — A judge is scheduled to consider Wednesday 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. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. SENT: 260 words, photos. Will be updated after 11:30 a.m. court hearing.

MUSIC-ERIC CHURCH — After dropping a surprise album on fans, Eric Church takes stock of his unconventional release with “Mr. Misunderstood,” as he heads into the Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photos.

PETS-SHY DOGS — Animal Planet will soon celebrate the success of a unique program aimed at second chance dogs, often shy and traumatized victims of puppy mills, hoarders and abandonment. In an hour-long special, the network delves into the Behavior Rehabilitation Center at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey. By Sue Manning. SENT: 570 words, photos.

RAPPER-PRISON SONG-PROBE — Authorities in Louisiana believe rapper C-Murder recorded and released a rap song while in prison. SENT: 130 words.

SAGER’S SPIRIT — Craig Sager has a blood clot behind his right ear that is affecting his hearing, and that’s just another annoyance he is accepting as he continues to work NBA games for Turner Sports with fervor despite his leukemia no longer being in remission. By Sports Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CHINA-FILM DEAL — A private film company in eastern China has agreed to invest at least $500 million in the studio of former Walt Disney boss Dick Cook to make movies to be distributed worldwide, the companies announced. SENT: 230 words, photos.

OPERA-BUTTERFLY HD — Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais stars in Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of “Madame Butterfly,” which will air Saturday By Mike Silverman. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BOOKS-LUKAS PRIZES — Books on the bombing of Nagasaki and the Supreme Court case that legalized racial segregation have won prizes named for the late author and journalist J. Anthony Lukas. SENT: 130 words.

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UPCOMING:

THEATER-JEFF DANIELS — Most nights just before he hits a Broadway stage, you can find Jeff Daniels pacing furiously backstage and muttering to himself. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Thursday: 700 words by 11 a.m., photo, video.

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REVIEWS:

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

FILM REVIEW-MILES AHEAD. BY Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Tuesday: 650 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-EVERYBODY WANTS SOME. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday 650 words, photos.

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

MUSIC REVIEW-CHEAP TRICK. By Wayne Parry. SENT Tuesday: 210 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-WILLIE NILE. By Kiley Armstrong. SENT Tuesday: 200 words, photos.

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

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VIDEO:

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

LIMA — Peru Fashion Week kicks off with local and international designer showcase.

BUENOS AIRES — Emeraude Toubia and Alberto Rosende on their TV show “Shadowhunters” going global.

LONDON — Katherine Jenkins talks about her royal connections.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tom Hiddleston and Marc Abraham talk about Hank Williams biopic.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eric Church talks about ACM awards, surprise album release.

NEW YORK — Preview of new ABC sitcom “The Real O’Neals,” about a gay teen coming out to his Irish Catholic family.

BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS):

LOS ANGELES — Premiere of “Meet the Blacks,” with Mike Epps, Mike Tyson, Gary Owen, George Lopez and Snoop Dogg.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels and Fred Foster to join the Country Music Hall of Fame

CELEBRITY EXTRA

UK — Interviews with stars of new Disney TV series “The Lodge” ”stay social” offset.

NEW YORK — “Shameless” star William H. Macy discusses honing acting and directing skills.

LOS ANGELES — Actor Ethan Hawke says fame isn’t what it’s hyped up to be.