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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: 560 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. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 575 words, photos. Will be updated.

DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CAMDEN-LADY GAGA — Lady Gaga hit the stage at an invitation-only concert Thursday for delegates to the Democratic National Convention, covering classic songs from Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, the Beatles and others. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 330 words, photos.

DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CELEBRITIES The celebrity power continues into the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with musical performances Thursday from legendary songwriter Carole King and current chart-topper Katy Perry, who rehearsed her new hit, “Rise.” By Leanne Italie. SENT: 400 words, photos. Will be updated.

BOOKS-MICHAEL CRICHTON — A completed and unpublished Michael Crichton novel, recently discovered by his widow, is coming out next year. By Hillel Italie. SENT: 290 words, photos.

MUSIC-PRINCE TRIBUTE CONCERT — Prince’s family says an official tribute concert honoring the late icon will take place in October in the singer’s hometown of Minneapolis. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 250 words, photos.

—PRINCE ESTATE — A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate said Thursday he’ll consider allowing cameras in court on a hearing-by-hearing basis, but broader questions of access into business dealings of the late superstar’s entertainment empire — and the many potential heirs claiming a stake to it — will have to wait. SENT: 500 words, photos.

TV-FOX-GRETA VAN SUSTEREN — Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren is clarifying remarks she made about ousted boss Roger Ailes, saying she didn’t intend to defend or condemn him when she gave interviews after former colleague Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 490 words, photos.

BILL COSBY — Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit that argued a confidential settlement agreement was violated by a woman accusing him of sexual assault. SENT: 140 words, photos.

TV-SESAME STREET — “Sesame Street” characters Bob, Gordon and Luis aren’t going away. SENT: 130 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. SENT: 500 words, photos.

FILM-BLACK PANTHER — Two reunions make “Black Panther” an especially personal chapter in the Marvel cinematic universe: Michael B. Jordan rejoining director Ryan Coogler, and Lupita Nyong’o rejoining actress and “Eclipsed” playwright Danai Gurira. By Entertainment Writer Ryan Pearson. SENT: 380 words, 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-JERRY DOYLE — Actor and syndicated conservative talk-show host Gerard “Jerry” Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60. Clark County coroner John Fudenberg said Thursday that an autopsy was scheduled, and it will take several weeks and toxicology tests to determine a cause of death. SENT: 125 words. Pursuing 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.

MUSIC-JAKE OWEN — On a recent hot summer morning in Nashville, Tennessee, country singer Jake Owen steered his boat down a quiet stretch of the Cumberland River and kicked up a wave curl just perfect for one of his favorite sports: wake boarding. After a few minutes, he slowed the boat down to video chat with his 3-year-old daughter, Pearl, who picked out the sparkly hot pink finish on his new boat. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 445 words, photos.

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.

MUSIC-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN — Songs that Bruce Springsteen recorded in the 1960s and early ’70s will be released in September. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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.

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.

PEOPLE-HARRISON FORD — Hollywood actor Harrison Ford is set to take an Illinois teenager flying in Wisconsin as part of a youth flying program he’s been involved in for years. SENT: 120 words

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.

AMERICAN WORKERS MURAL — A Connecticut artist’s dream to honor American workers with a massive 5-stories-high mural that ties in contributions from thousands of children across the country is moving closer to reality. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 555 words, photos.

AMERICAN SNIPER-MEMORIAL — A memorial for slain Navy Seal and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974. SENT: 125 words.












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.

PEOPLE-NAS — Rapper Nas is expanding his brand. The respected lyricist is busy as executive producer of projects such as the new film “The Land” and the upcoming Netflix series, “The Get Down,” directed by Baz Luhrman. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.

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. SENT Thursday: 610 words, photo.

FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF AUG. 1: “Suicide Squad,” ”Nine Lives,” ”Little Men.”

MUSIC REVIEW-TOMI LUNSFORD. SENT Thursday: 230 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-JOE LOVANO QUARTET. SENT Thursday: 250 words, photos.

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.




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.


PHILADELPHIA — Susan Sarandon joins supporters of Bernie Sanders at protest at the Democratic National Convention.

PHILADELPHIA — Lenny Kravitz performs at the Democratic National Convention.

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