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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

May 20, 2019

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MONDAY, May 20

GAME OF THRONES-FINALE _ Winter has come and winter has gone, the last of the heads have been lopped off and the last of the dragon fire has been spit as “Game of Thrones” aired its 73rd and final episode. By AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 760 words, photos.

FRANCE-CANNES-INTERPRETERS _ Like the Olympics, French is the language of the Cannes Film Festival. But as the most international of film festivals, Cannes can be a Babel. Holding it together are interpreters drawn to Cannes as much by cinema as by language. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

FRANCE-CANNES-ALMODOVAR _ Pedro Almodovar has, surprisingly, never won the Palme d’Or even though he’s long been a regular at the Cannes Film Festival. This year, he might. His “Pain and Glory,” starring Antonio Banderas as a fictionalized version of Almodovar, has been hailed as the Spanish director’s best work in years. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.


FRANCE-CANNES-TERRENCE MALICK _ Terrence Malick’s latest has been received as a return-to-form for the director whose “Tree of Life” won the Palme d’Or in Cannes in 2011. His latest, “A Hidden Life,” is based on the true story of an Austrian conscientious objector to World War II and Adolf Hitler. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. photos.

TV-JULIANNA MARGULIES-THE HOT ZONE _ Actress Julianna Margulies says she knew she was claustrophobic, but she didn’t realize just how much until she had to wear a sealed, full-body biosafety suit while filming the upcoming limited series “The Hot Zone.” Margulies spent hours in the suit while filming the six-part series about how the deadly Ebola virus appeared on U.S. soil in 1989, and says her time inside it unexpectedly drove her to tears. By Amanda Lee Myers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, video.

MUSIC-STEVEN VAN ZANDT _ There’s plenty of rock on Steven Van Zandt’s first album of original material in 20 years. There’s also soul and funk and some mean horn solos. What there isn’t plenty of is politics. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos and video.

MUSIC-JON PARDI _ New traditionalist country singer Jon Pardi announces his third album, “Heartache Medication,” and a new tour coming this year. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 550 words, photos.

CELEB BIRTHDAYS _ Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1. UPCOMING: 1,500 words.



FILM REVIEW-ALADDIN _ By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words by 5 p.m. Film Stills.

FILM REVIEW-BOOKSMART _ By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words by 3 p.m. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-BRIGHTBURN _ By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words by 6 p.m. Film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-MAVIS STAPLES _ Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy: UPCOMING Tuesday: 350 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-MORRISSEY _ Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-STAR CROSSED _ Reviewed by Rasha Madkour. SENT Monday: 260 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-DECEPTION COVE _ Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 470 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE NEVER GAME _ Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Monday: 310 words, photo.