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THURSDAY, JULY 28
TV-COLBERT VS COLBERT — After CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert told viewers that lawyers representing his old Comedy Central show said he couldn’t be “Stephen Colbert” anymore, he thumbed his nose at them with a transparent dodge. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 420 words, photos.
PRINCE-ESTATE — Media organizations are asking a Minnesota judge to guarantee public access to all proceedings surrounding Prince’s estate. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
TV-MTV CLASSIC — MTV is rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and says the channel plans to serve up heaps of nostalgia for fans of “Beavis and Butt-head,” ”Daria,” ”Total Request Live” and other MTV staples. SENT: 125 words, photos.
DEM 2016-ARMCHAIR CONVENTION — Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly attacks critics who objected to a comment he made about slavery, Donald Trump crashes the Democratic party with an attention-getting news conference and CNN wins the second-night ratings for the Democratic National Convention. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 575 words, photos.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CAMDEN-LADY GAGA — Camden, New Jersey, one of the country’s most impoverished cities, will get some time in the Democratic convention spotlight Thursday with some help from Lady Gaga. By Geoff Mulvihill and Josh Cornfield. SENT: 450 words, photos.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CELEBRITIES — Lee Daniels, co-creator of TV’s “Empire,” spoke passionately of his own family’s struggles as he endorsed Hillary Clinton on Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, calling her a true advocate for victims of gun violence who can help turn “their heartache into action.” By Leanne Italie. SENT: 530 words, photos.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-BRADLEY COOPER — Bradley Cooper’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night has irked some conservative fans of the actor’s portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014’s “American Sniper.” SENT: 125 words, photos
DYLAN CRASH-50TH ANNIVERSARY — Bob Dylan tumbled from a Triumph motorcycle on a sunny Friday morning in Woodstock, New York, 50 years ago on July 29, 1966. The banged-up musician holed up in the mountains of upstate New York for months afterward, dramatically altering the rocket ride of his career. By Michael Hill. SENT: 950 words, photos.
SKYDIVING WITHOUT PARACHUTE — He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers and done some of the stunts for “Ironman 3.” But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he’ll be remembered for is the one he’s making without a parachute. The Fox network will broadcast the two-minute jump live Saturday as part of an hour-long TV special called “Heaven Sent.” By John Rogers. SENT: 860 words, photos.
FILM-NERVE — “Nerve,” a new thriller starring Dave Franco and Emma Roberts, is like Pokemon Go on steroids. The directors and writer talk about their timely movie. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m., photos.
THEATER-WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT — Actors Josh Radnor, F. Murray Abraham, Ramin Karimloo and Michael Urie talk about how they prepare for a unique off-Broadway play where they don’t get the script until they get onstage. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 700 words, photos.
OBIT-MCPHERSON — James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection “Elbow Room” and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa’s prestigious Writers’ Workshop, died Wednesday at age 72. SENT: 200 words.
FINLAND-OBIT-RAUTAVAARA — Einojuhani Rautavaara, arguably Finland’s most famous classical composer since the era of Jean Sibelius, has died at the age of 87. By Matti Huuhtanen. SENT: 375 words, photos.
INDIA-OBIT-DEVI — Mahashweta Devi, a well-known Indian writer and social activist who used her writing to give voice to the oppressed poor tribal and forest dwellers, has died. She was 90. SENT: 165 words, photos.
ITALY-VENICE FILM FESTIVAL — The Venice Film Festival will include a stylish thriller from Tom Ford, a sci-fi drama with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams, and a star turn from Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. SENT: 350 words, photos.
MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM — A pop-up museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to a pool of rainbow sprinkles, edible balloons and an immersive chocolate room — and, of course, scoops of heavenly ice cream created by food scientist Irwin Adam. By Ula Ilnytzky. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
BOOKS-DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2 — Dial Books for Young Readers says a follow-up to the best-selling picture book “Dragons Love Tacos” is scheduled for release next May. SENT: 199 words.
THEATER-THE FLAMINGO KID — A new stage musical based on Garry Marshall’s 1984 movie, “The Flamingo Kid,” is hoping to cha-cha to Broadway by 2018. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 100 words, photos.
POKEMON GO-ROBBERIES — A man accused of robbing three “Pokemon Go” players on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus has been arrested. SENT: 125 words.
SOCIAL MEDIA STAR THREATENED
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DEM 2016-ARMCHAIR CONVENTION — News and notes from media coverage of day one of the Democratic National Convention. By Television Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 700 words by 12 a.m. Friday, photos.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CELEBRITIES — Wrap on celebrities at the Democratic National Convention. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 500 words by 12 a.m. Friday, photos.
TV-MEET THE DONORS — During a half-hour interview as she sat overlooking a hotel lobby in Philadelphia during the Democratic national convention, Alexandra Pelosi said she spied three of the wealthy men featured in her HBO documentary, “Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?” The film premieres Monday, presumably after everyone has left town. By Television Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING Friday: 750 words by 10 a.m., photos.
CELEB-ANISTON’S ESSAY AFTERMATH — When one of Hollywood’s most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while stars are cheering Jennifer Aniston’s recent essay connecting media obsession with her looks, they say reality is slow to catch up with the conversation. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING Friday: 700 words, photos.
BRITAIN-HARRY POTTER — With wands and wizard costumes, midnight book parties and excited muggles, the magic is back. Nine years after J.K. Rowling published her final novel about the boy wizard, Harry Potter is returning to the stage and the page — and it’s a commercial bonanza. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING Friday: 600 words by noon, photos.
FILM-THE LAND — Skateboarders in Cleveland get the spotlight in the indie movie “The Land,” a promising debut from filmmaker Steven Capble Jr. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Friday: 400 words by 2 p.m., photos.
THEATER-LEONA LEWIS — When she was not yet 10, Leona Lewis saw “Cats” in London. More than two decades later, she now finds herself leading the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s still-frisky musical. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Friday: 680 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-JASON BOURNE. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 650 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-GLEASON. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Tuesday: 750 words, photo.
FILM REVIEW-BAD MOMS. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Thursday: 600 words, photo. (Embargoed by studio.)
FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF AUG. 1: “Suicide Squad,” ”Nine Lives,” ”Little Men.”
BOOK REVIEW-KILLER LOOK, BY LINDA FAIRSTEIN. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 325 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-GUILTY MINDS, BY JOSEPH FINDER. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 230 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-YOU WILL KNOW ME, BY MEGAN ABBOTT. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 325 words, photos.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS):
ROME — Line-up for the Venice Film Festival is announced.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Gina Rodriguez talks about the movie “Annihilation.”
LONDON — Michael David Rosenberg talks about his single “Let Her Go.”
NEW YORK — Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender talk about their new film.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Charlie Daniels talks about Country Hall of Fame induction.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Jake Owen talks about working on new music.
LOS ANGELES — Actor Michael Keaton gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Opening day at the Television Critics Association summer session, with a first looks at new autumn and winter offerings.
NEW YORK — Actress Anna Gunn talks about her new thriller.
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE
PHILADELPHIA — Susan Sarandon joins supporters of Bernie Sanders at protest at the Democratic National Convention.
PHILADELPHIA — Lenny Kravitz performs at the Democratic National Convention.