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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

May 14, 2019 GMT

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL _ The 72nd Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy “The Dead Don’t Die” and the introduction of this year’s Palme d’Or jury, to be led by Alejandro Inarritu. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 800, with updates beginning midday and concluding at approx. 8 p.m. GMT, photos.

TV-NEW SEASON-ABC _ ABC’s fall schedule will include a reboot of the TV variety series “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” hosted by Tiffany Haddish. ABC also is launching a spinoff of its comedy “black-ish” this fall, called “mixed-ish.“By AP Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 130 words, photo. US--TV-New Season-ABC-Schedule.

ISRAEL-EUROVISION-MADONNA _ Pop star Madonna has rejected calls to boycott the Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will “never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda.” SENT: 130 words, photo.

DISNEY-HULU _ Disney is taking full control of Hulu, extending the reach of its streaming abilities. Disney said Tuesday that it’s taking operational control of the streaming service immediately. SENT: 295 words, photo.

BOOKS-CHELSEA MANNING _ Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking government documents, has a book deal. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced this week that Manning’s memoir, currently untitled, will come out next winter. SENT: 130 words, photo.

MUSIC-AMERICANA AWARDS _ Nominations for the 2019 Americana Honors and Awards are announced. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

BUZZ BOOKS _ A free e-book collection allows fans of Tracy Chevalier, JoJo Moyes and more than 40 other writers to read early excerpts of their upcoming books. “Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter,” published Tuesday, features such works as Chevalier’s “A Single Thread” and Moyes’ “The Giver of Stars.” SENT: 130 words.


FLORIDA HIP-HOP SHOOTINGS _ Three shootings, all involving hip-hop performers or guests of a Miami-area festival prompt police investigation of whether they are tied together _ or unrelated acts of violence. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 675 words, photos.

HKN--BLUES-GLORIOUS GLORIA _ The St. Louis Blues have adopted Laura Branigan’s 1980s hit “Gloria” as their celebration song in a new tradition that started about five months old in a Philadelphia bar. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1,000 words.

NIELSENS _ Coverage of the top prime-time programs from the week of March 6-12. By AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. With US--Nielsens-List



FILM REVIEW-JOHN WICK 3. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Friday: 700 words, photos.

FILM REVIEW-THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR _ By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-THE SOUVENIR _ By AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 5 p.m. Film Stills.

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

BOOK REVIEW-IF SHE WAKES _ Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 360 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE THIN EDGE _ Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 410 words.

BOOK REVIEW-MAMA’S BOY. Reviewed by Tracee M. Herbaugh. SENT Monday: 420 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE SCANDAL OF THE CENTURY _ Reviewed by Ann Levin. UPCOMING Tuesday: 420 words, photo.