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FILM-CAPTAIN AMERICA-CHADWICK BOSEMAN — Chadwick Boseman joins the Marvel universe in “Captain America: Civil War,” but this isn’t the first time he’s played a superhero onscreen. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.
TV_MODERN FAMILY-REALTORS: If Phil Dunphy’s insistence that he was a Realtor and not a real estate agent on “Modern Family” this week seemed a little odd, be aware that ABC was paid to make that distinction. By Television Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.
SUMNER REDSTONE-HEALTH FIGHT — A look at the upcoming mental competency trial regarding Sumner Redstone, who is the subject of a tug-of-war between his ex-girlfriend and family members who have had strained relations with the ailing media mogul. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
VIRTUAL REALITY EXCLUSIVITY — After delaying orders and angering early adopters, virtual reality pioneer Oculus is confronting another headache as it seeks to establish the immersive medium. It’s now possible to play titles that were only intended for the Oculus Rift system with the competing HTC Vive. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.
THEATER-ACTOR PLAYWRIGHTS — Idiosyncratic works from actor-playwrights have been featured on New York stages this season, including a hit hip-hop flavored show about Alexander Hamilton, a show set in Oz with puppets, a madcap adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility” and a Broadway musical that features an actor with a pair of fluffy toy sharks on his arms. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 700 words, photos.
CARNEGIE’S 125TH — Soprano Renee Fleming, violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Michael Feinstein were among the artists scheduled to celebrate Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary in New York City on Thursday night. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. To move about midnight.
MUSIC-FRENCH MONTANA — Rapper French Montana has signed with Bad Boy Entertainment and Epic Records, the music companies told The Associated Press on Thursday. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 340 words, photos.
ISLAMIC STATE-DOCUMENTARY — A French Islamic State cell dismantled in the final stages of planning an attack has yielded a new secret this week, with the release of undercover footage showing how a group of disaffected petty criminals transformed into a terror network. Filmed by a young French Muslim journalist who infiltrated the group with a hidden camera, the Canal Plus documentary takes an extraordinary inside look at the group, which called itself the Soldiers of the Caliphate. By Lori Hinnant. UPCOMING: 830 words, photos.
PALESTINIANS-GAZA’S ROMEO AND JULIET — Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist. By Fares Akram. SENT: 900 words, photos.
ROMANIA-OPERA TROUBLES — It’s not a production of “The Marriage of Figaro” or “The Barber of Seville” that’s grabbing the limelight at Romania’s national opera, it’s an offstage dispute between two international ballet stars and Romanian musicians that has already cost a government minister his job. By Alison Mutler. SENT: 800 words, photos.
VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME — A video game that had players zapping space aliens with lasers and another that put them in covered wagons in 1848 have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with four other games recognized for their influence on gaming and pop culture. SENT: 520 words, photos.
MAGIC MIKE-LAS VEGAS — Channing Tatum is bringing his “Magic Mike” act to Las Vegas. The 36-year-old actor has announced that he’s directing “Magic Mike Live Las Vegas.” SENT: 100 words, photos.
PEOPLE-DANNY GLOVER — Actor Danny Glover will receive a human rights award at a historic site in the Adirondacks honoring abolitionist John Brown. SENT: 130 words, photos.
PEOPLE-WOODY ALLEN — Woody Allen says in a revealing interview that he has made wife Soon-Yi Previn’s life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn’t traumatized him. SENT: 130 words, photos.
FRANCE-OBIT-SINET — Maurice Sinet, a former cartoonist for French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo who often created controversy with his blunt views, has died. Sinet was 87. SENT: 130 words.
FILM-GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS — While Disney’s “The Jungle Book” dominates the box office, the team responsible for getting the word out also got their due at the Golden Trailer Awards. SENT: 140 words.
VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME
BRITAIN’S MOVIE STAR
PALESTINIANS-GAZA’S ROMEO AND JULIET
BEST SELLERS-BOOKS-USA TODAY
BEST SELLERS BOOKS-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
BEST SELLERS BOOKS-WSJ
FILM-DHEEPAN — A trio of Sri Lankan strangers pretends to be a family in order to flee their war-torn country for France in the drama “Dheepan,” which is finally opening in U.S. theaters after winning the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words by noon, photos.
MUSIC-KEITH URBAN — Keith Urban was on a cross-country flight last year trying to finish a new song and thinking about two men in his life who had died. “I was thinking about my dad who had passed away the month before and Nic’s dad had died 12 months before,” Urban said, referring to his wife, actress Nicole Kidman. “All these people, where do they go? Forgetting all those spiritual beliefs, they were here and then they are gone.” That song, “Gone Tomorrow (Here Today),” sets the stage for the 18-month spiritual and musical journey that the country singer took to complete his latest album, “RIPCORD.” By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING Friday: 650 words, photos, video.
SUMNER REDSTONE-HEALTH FIGHT — A trial on whether Sumner Redstone is mentally incapacitated is scheduled to begin Friday, with a judge watching video of recent testimony by the ailing media mogul. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. UPCOMING Friday.
FILM REVIEW-CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Monday: 700 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-DHEEPAN. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Wednesday: 540 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-A BIGGER SPLASH. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon Thursday, photos.
FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF MAY 9: “Money Monster,” ”Love and Friendship,” ”The Lobster.”
MUSIC REVIEW-BRIAN ENO. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. SENT Monday: 260 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-BIANCA DE LEON. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING Wednesday: 200 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE FIRE LINE BY FERNANDA SANTOS. Reviewed by Jerry Harkavy. SENT Monday: 500 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-WILDE LAKE, BY LAURA LIPPMAN. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-HER AGAIN, BY MICHAEL SCHULMAN. Reviewed by Lincee Ray. SENT Monday: 360 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE OUTLIERS, BY KIMBERLY MCCREIGHT. Reviewed by Kim Curtis. SENT Monday: 200 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-ZERO K, BY DON DELILLO. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-ROBERT B PARKER’S SLOW BURN, BY ACE ATKINS. Reviewed by Kendal Weaver. SENT Tuesday: SENT Tuesday: 320 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE LAST GOOD GIRL, BY ALLISON LEOTTA. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 210 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-I LET YOU GO, BY CLARE MACKINTOSH. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Wednesday: SENT: 340 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-MISSION HILL BY PAMELA WECHSLER. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Wednesday: SENT: 315 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-REDEMPTION ROAD BY JON HART. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Wednesday: SENT: 395 words, photos.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS)
LOS ANGELES — George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Gwen Stefani join James Carden for Carpool Karaoke.
LOS ANGELES — Ewan McGregor talks about “Trainspotting” sequel.
MARSEILLE, France — Gerard Depardieu and co-stars attend the launch of Netflix’s first French-language series.
LOS ANGELES — TOMS shoes founder celebrates 10 years.
LONDON — “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater and actors Glen Powell and Tyler Hoechlin talk about their ’80s-set comedy, “Everybody Wants Some.”
NEW YORK — Tony nominees talk about their nominations.
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS)
MUMBAI — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends emotional launch of the new movie “Sarabjit.”
LOS ANGELES — Ziggy Marley isn’t upset about Snapchat’s Bob Marley lens.
LOS ANGELES — “Back to the Future” producer-writer talks about the DeLorean exhibit in Los Angeles.
HONG KONG — A preview of this year’s Asian entries at the Cannes Film Festival.
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