BC-AP Entertainment and Arts Digest,3rd Ld-Writethru


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THURSDAY, MARCH 31

MUSIC-BOWIE TRIBUTE — Jakob Dylan, Michael Stipe, the Flaming Lips and Pixies are among the artists honoring David Bowie on Thursday at a Carnegie Hall tribute concert that turned into a memorial through some bizarre timing. By David Bauder. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m. Will be updated after concert, scheduled for 8 p.m.

SMITHSONIAN-BILL COSBY — The Smithsonian now plans to acknowledge the sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby at its new African-American history museum on the National Mall, which will include two items related to Cosby’s career in television and standup comedy. By Ben Nuckols. SENT: 475 words, photos.

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. SENT: 700 words, photo, video.

REALITY SHOW-MURDER FOR HIRE — If the State of Florida’s attempted murder-for-hire case against Dalia Dippolito unfolds like a reality show, maybe that’s because it was made with television in mind. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 970 words, photos, video.

REALITY SHOW-MURDER-FOR-HIRE-TRANSCRIPT. SENT: 500 words, photos.

HUNGARY-OBIT-KERTESZ — Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature for fiction largely drawn from his experience as a teenage prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, died Thursday at his Budapest home after a long illness. He was 86. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

FILM-FEMALE DIRECTORS — The director of “Bridesmaids,” ”Spy” and the upcoming “Ghostbusters” remake says he would add an equity clause to his future film contracts that requires gender-balanced casting of minor roles. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 300 words, photos.

TV-VANISHING WOMEN — Conscious of the success of long-form mysteries like “The Serial” on NPR and HBO’s “The Jinx,” the Investigation Discovery network says it will air its first-ever serialized drama this spring. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 300 words, photos.

PEN FREEDOM TO WRITE — Imprisoned author-journalist Ahmed Naji of Egypt is being given the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award. Naji received a 2-year sentence in February on charges of “violating public modesty,” an allegation tied to the sexual content of his novel “The Use of Life.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 350 words, photos.

BRITAIN-OBIT-RONNIE CORBETT — British comedian Ronnie Corbett, half of the much-loved duo The Two Ronnies, has died at the age of 85. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 540 words, photos.

PEOPLE-MICHAEL DOUGLAS-DONATION — Oscar winner Michael Douglas is donating his personal collection of more than three dozen film prints to Rochester’s George Eastman Museum. SENT: 130 words, photos.

KATT WILLIAMS-DISORDERLY CONDUCT — A lawyer for Katt Williams says the comedian has been granted $500 bond after being charged with disorderly conduct. Williams was jailed in Georgia following his arrest Wednesday. SENT: 110 words, photos.

KEVIN HART-LYFT — Jerry Seinfeld pioneered being funny in cars with “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” and James Corden took it to another level with “Carpool Karaoke.” Now, Kevin Hart is going to go undercover as a Lyft driver. SENT: 115 words, photos.

BEYOND VR-AUGMENTED REALITY — Everyone’s talking about virtual reality these days, but an even bigger — and potentially trippier — alternative is also right around the corner: Augmented reality, which essentially beams interactive holograms into the real world. Among the most audacious AR attempts comes from the startup Meta, which aims to let you act like Tony Stark by manipulating holographic screens floating in space. By Michael Liedtke. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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OTHER STORIES:

GEORGIA AQUARIUM-SEA LIONS

RAPPER-FAKE BILLS

REALITY TV-COURT

BEST SELLERS-BOOKS-USA TODAY

BEST SELLERS BOOKS-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

BEST SELLERS BOOKS-WSJ

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UPCOMING:

TV-FIXER UPPER —Chip and Joanna Gaines are the stars of the hit HGTV series “Fixer Upper,” where they renovate old homes in and around their hometown of Waco, Texas. In an interview, the couple talks about the show and answers questions fans wonder about — like whether they get help with construction or if they’ll ever take the show on the road. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING Friday: 550 words by 1 p.m., photos, video.

BOOKS-PULP THURBER — A Western written by a teenage James Thurber has been published for the first time. “How Law and Order Came to Aramie” was completed by Thurber more than 100 years ago and appears in the new issue of The Strand Magazine. The story reflects young Thurber’s immersion in pulp Westerns. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words, photos.

MUSIC-BIRDY — After debuting in 2011 with an impressive cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Lover” at 15, U.K. singer Birdy is showcasing more of her own style with “Beautiful Lies,” the 19-year-old’s new indie pop album that features songs she wrote. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.

ALS FILMMAKER — Patrick O’Brien produced an acclaimed documentary film about his life with ALS just by moving his eyebrows. O’Brien’s movie, “Transfatty Lives,” which moved audiences and won awards at several film festivals, premieres in Boston on April 3. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING Friday: 600 words by 1 a.m., photos.

HIGH-ERIC CARLE — Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is the sole venue for a retrospective of collages by Eric Carle from his popular children’s books like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “The Grouchy Ladybug.” By Kate Brumback. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words by noon, photos.

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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: 630 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-EVERYBODY WANTS SOME. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 720 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.

MUSIC REVIEW-TEDDY THOMPSON & KELLY JONES. By Steven Wine. SENT Wednesday: 180 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):

CANNES — Actors Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Jesuthasan Antonythasan talk about the Tamil Tiger drama “Dheepan.”

LONDON — Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost and Rob Brydon attend a press conference for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.”

NEW YORK — David Hasselhoff talks about AXS TV bringing season one of the U.K. scripted mockumentary series “Hoff the Record” to the U.S.

NEW YORK — “Orange is the New Black” stars Taryn Manning and Danielle Brooks talk about the TV series.

BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS):

NEW YORK — “Pitch Perfect” stars Anna Camp and fiance Skylar Astin talk about upcoming wedding.

NEW YORK — Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski and Ellie Kemper attend the season two premiere of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

LOS ANGELES — Don Cheadle talks about his directorial debut.

LOS ANGELES — James Cameron attends “The Dark Horse” premiere.

COMING UP ON CELEBRITY EXTRA (also to be available on APVUS):

UK — Stars of new Disney TV series “The Lodge” talk about where they spent their holidays while growing up.

LOS ANGELES — John Hawkes remembers falling in love with acting and talks about why he prefers indie films.

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. SENT: 700 words, photo, video.

REALITY SHOW-MURDER FOR HIRE — If the State of Florida’s attempted murder-for-hire case against Dalia Dippolito unfolds like a reality show, maybe that’s because it was made with television in mind. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 970 words, photos, video.

REALITY SHOW-MURDER-FOR-HIRE-TRANSCRIPT. SENT: 500 words, photos.

HUNGARY-OBIT-KERTESZ — Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature for fiction largely drawn from his experience as a teenage prisoner in Nazi concentration camps, died Thursday at his Budapest home after a long illness. He was 86. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

FILM-FEMALE DIRECTORS — The director of “Bridesmaids,” ”Spy” and the upcoming “Ghostbusters” remake says he would add an equity clause to his future film contracts that requires gender-balanced casting of minor roles. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 300 words, photos.

TV-VANISHING WOMEN — Conscious of the success of long-form mysteries like “The Serial” on NPR and HBO’s “The Jinx,” the Investigation Discovery network says it will air its first-ever serialized drama this spring. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 300 words, photos.

PEN FREEDOM TO WRITE — Imprisoned author-journalist Ahmed Naji of Egypt is being given the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award. Naji received a 2-year sentence in February on charges of “violating public modesty,” an allegation tied to the sexual content of his novel “The Use of Life.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 350 words, photos.

KATT WILLIAMS-DISORDERLY CONDUCT — Katt Williams faces court appearance Thursday after fight with teen. SENT: 140 words, photos.

BRITAIN-OBIT-RONNIE CORBETT — British comedian Ronnie Corbett, half of the much-loved duo The Two Ronnies, has died at the age of 85. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 540 words, photos.

BEYOND VR-AUGMENTED REALITY — Everyone’s talking about virtual reality these days, but an even bigger — and potentially trippier — alternative is also right around the corner: Augmented reality, which essentially beams interactive holograms into the real world. Among the most audacious AR attempts comes from the startup Meta, which aims to let you act like Tony Stark by manipulating holographic screens floating in space. By Michael Liedtke. SENT: 990 words, photos.

PEOPLE-MICHAEL DOUGLAS-DONATION — Oscar winner Michael Douglas is donating his personal collection of more than three dozen film prints to Rochester’s George Eastman Museum. SENT: 130 words, photos.

KEVIN HART-LYFT — Jerry Seinfeld pioneered being funny in cars with “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” and James Corden took it to another level with “Carpool Karaoke.” Now, Kevin Hart is going to go undercover as a Lyft driver. SENT: 115 words, photos.

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OTHER STORIES:

GEORGIA AQUARIUM-SEA LIONS

RAPPER-FAKE BILLS

REALITY TV-COURT

BEST SELLERS-BOOKS-USA TODAY

BEST SELLERS BOOKS-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

BEST SELLERS BOOKS-WSJ

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UPCOMING:

TV-FIXER UPPER —Chip and Joanna Gaines are the stars of the hit HGTV series “Fixer Upper,” where they renovate old homes in and around their hometown of Waco, Texas. In an interview, the couple talks about the show and answers questions fans wonder about — like whether they get help with construction or if they’ll ever take the show on the road. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING Friday: 550 words by 1 p.m., photos, video.

MUSIC-BIRDY — After debuting in 2011 with an impressive cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Lover” at 15, U.K. singer Birdy is showcasing more of her own style with “Beautiful Lies,” the 19-year-old’s new indie pop album that features songs she wrote. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.

ALS FILMMAKER — Patrick O’Brien produced an acclaimed documentary film about his life with ALS just by moving his eyebrows. O’Brien’s movie, “Transfatty Lives,” which moved audiences and won awards at several film festivals, premieres in Boston on April 3. By Philip Marcelo. UPCOMING Friday: 600 words by 1 a.m., photos.

HIGH-ERIC CARLE — Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is the sole venue for a retrospective of collages by Eric Carle from his popular children’s books like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “The Grouchy Ladybug.” By Kate Brumback. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words by noon, photos.

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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: 630 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-EVERYBODY WANTS SOME. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 720 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.

MUSIC REVIEW-TEDDY THOMPSON & KELLY JONES. By Steven Wine. SENT Wednesday: 180 words, photos.

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

____________________________

VIDEO:

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

CANNES — Actors Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Jesuthasan Antonythasan talk about the Tamil Tiger drama “Dheepan.”

LONDON — Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost and Rob Brydon attend a press conference for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.”

NEW YORK — David Hasselhoff talks about AXS TV bringing season one of the U.K. scripted mockumentary series “Hoff the Record” to the U.S.

NEW YORK — “Orange is the New Black” stars Taryn Manning and Danielle Brooks talk about the TV series.

BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS):

NEW YORK — “Pitch Perfect” stars Anna Camp and fiance Skylar Astin talk about upcoming wedding.

NEW YORK — Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski and Ellie Kemper attend the season two premiere of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

LOS ANGELES — Don Cheadle talks about his directorial debut.

LOS ANGELES — James Cameron attends “The Dark Horse” premiere.

COMING UP ON CELEBRITY EXTRA (also to be available on APVUS):

UK — Stars of new Disney TV series “The Lodge” talk about where they spent their holidays while growing up.

LOS ANGELES — John Hawkes remembers falling in love with acting and talks about why he prefers indie films.