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TV CRITICS-WATCH — Panels on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter meeting in Pasadena, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs, include NBC, Bravo and Syfy. By Television Writers Lynn Elber and David Bauder. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-OVERLOOKED 2015. The new year has begun and you’re anticipating upcoming albums from Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Kanye West. But hold your horses — here’s a look at albums in 2015 you probably overlooked. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TV-SESAME STREET ON HBO — With the extension of “Sesame Street” into a high-price neighborhood — HBO, where it premieres Saturday morning — it has undergone significant urban renewal. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. UPCOMING: 660 words by 10 a.m., photos.

BILL COSBY-DEFAMATION — Lawyers for Bill Cosby ask a judge to seal documents in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who claim Cosby sexually assaulted them. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: developments from proceedings set to start at 10 a.m.

ARCHITECTURE-PRITZKER PRIZE — The winner of the Pritzker Prize will be announced Wednesday morning. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 450 words at 10 a.m., photos, video.

FILM-RAZZIES-NOMINATIONS — “Fifty Shades of Grey” is tied with “Pixels,” ”Jupiter Ascending” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” for the most nominations at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 200 words, photos.


ACTIVISION-FILM AND TV STUDIO — Activision Blizzard Inc. is enlisting the producer of “The Hateful Eight” to help lead its TV and film studio as the “Call of Duty” video game publisher prepares to take on Hollywood. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 460 words, photos.

SYRIA-PARIS TRIBUTE — When Syrian war refugee Lina Mahameed saw TV reports of the recent Paris attacks, she recognized her own story reflected in the brutality. The 41-year old artist is now drawing portraits of some of the 130 people killed in the Nov. 13 attacks in the French capital, for which the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility. By Sam McNeil. SENT: 580 words, photos.

BOWIE-LAZARUS — A performance of David Bowie’s trippy, melancholy musical “Lazarus” turned into a memorial for the Thin White Duke on Tuesday night as fans who had bought tickets to celebrate his music instead found themselves mourning his passing. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 600 words, photos.

NEW ZEALAND-BOWIE-CHINA GIRL — In 1983, New Zealander Geeling Ching was 23 and waiting tables at a Sydney cafe when she was chosen to play the lead role in David Bowie’s “China Girl.” She says the music video and the brief romance with Bowie that followed in the 1980s were like a surreal dream and a life changer. By Nick Perry. SENT: 450 words, photos.

CANADA-BOWIE TRIBUTE — David Bowie’s longtime producer celebrated the late musician’s life with a tribute concert, telling the audience there is no better way to work through grief than through music. By Rob Gillies. SENT: 360 words, photos.

TV-Q&A-JOSH HOLLOWAY — Josh Holloway talks about his return to TV in the new USA series “Colony” from “Lost” executive producer Carlton Cuse. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING: 550 words by 1 p.m., photos, video.

FASHION-THE LOOKS OF LOVE — Some of pop culture’s sexiest stories have been rounded up in a new book “The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance.” By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m., photos.

FASHION-STELLA MCCARTNEY — Stella McCartney made a glitzy, star-studded Hollywood debut Tuesday. The British designer followed on the heels of brands like Burberry and Tom Ford who recently brought their runway shows to the West Coast. By Nicole Evatt. SENT: 300 words, photos.

VILLAGE SEAL CONTROVERSY — Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” had a hand in an upstate village’s vote on whether to change its longtime logo, which has been called racist because it appears to show a white man choking a Native American. By Mary Esch. SENT: 460 words, photos.







OSCAR NOMINATIONS — The 88th annual Oscar nominations will be announced Thursday at the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Thursday. Developing throughout the morning. About 1,000 words, photos.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS-THE LATEST. Nominees in key categories, reaction from major nominees and interesting tidbits. UPCOMING Thursday: 1,000 words by 1 p.m., photos.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS-SNUBS & SURPRISES: A look at any unusual choices or omissions lurking in the Oscar nominees list. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Thursday: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS-TOP FIVE: A list of the five top Oscar nominees, their studios, how they’ve done at the domestic box office and their release dates. UPCOMING Thursday: 150 words by 2 p.m., photos.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS-SNUBS & SURPRISES: A look at any unusual choices or omissions in the Oscar nominees. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Thursday: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS-LIST. UPCOMING Thursday: 500 words by 10 a.m.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS-FOREIGN FILMS: A look at the foreign film nominees as well as the foreign nominees in other categories for the Oscars. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING Thursday: 500 words by 1 p.m., photos.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS-FUN FACTS. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lange. UPCOMING Thursday: 300 words by 2 p.m., photos.


RUBY DEE DOCUMENTARY — A new documentary packed with Ruby Dee’s life lessons has been created by one of her grandsons and it offers a very personal look at the widely admired woman. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Thursday: 470 words by 11 a.m., photo.



FILM REVIEW-RIDE ALONG 2. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING Wednesday: 600 words, photos. Under embargo by studio. Embargo lifts Wednesday at 12 p.m. Will move earlier if embargo is broken.

FILM REVIEW-13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Thursday: 650 words by 12:01 a.m., photos. Under embargo by studio. Will move earlier if embargo is broken.

MUSIC REVIEW-DAVID BOWIE. By Melinda Newman. SENT Monday: 200 words, photos.

THEATER REVIEW-NOISES OFF. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 p.m. Thursday, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON BY ELIZABETH STROUT. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 375 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-ONCE A CROOKED MAN BY DAVID MCCALLUM. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 370 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, BY HELEN ELLIS. Reviewed by Christina Ledbetter. SENT Tuesday: 230 words, photos.




LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars” actress Lupita Nyong’o talks about the record-breaking success of “The Force Awakens.”

DALLAS — Michael Bay and John Krasinski premiere the new movie “13 Hours.”

LONDON — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Will Poulter talk about their new movie, “The Revenant.”

LONDON — Michael B Jordan, Ryan Coogler and Tessa Thompson talk about the award-winning “Creed.”


NEW YORK — Fans attend the first performance of the David Bowie musical “Lazarus” since his death.

LOS ANGELES — David Beckham, Jennifer Connelly and Heidi Klum talk about the importance of UNICEF.

LOS ANGELES — Heidi Klum reacts to recent suicide bomb in Istanbul that killed eight Germans.

LOS ANGELES — David Beckham, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Connelly and Nicole Kidman react to David Bowie’s death

NEW YORK — Sutton Foster, Nico Tortorella and Miriam Shor premiere season two of “Younger.”

LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” tops the nominees for the annual worst-film awards.

LOS ANGELES — David Duchovny talks about why principals from “The X-Files” finally reunited after 13 years.

COMING UP ON CELEBRITY EXTRA (also to be available on APVUS)

LONDON — The program director at the London College of Fashion, Darla Gilroy, takes a look at the changing styles and influence of David Bowie.

LOS ANGELES — Jane Lynch, Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell say they have been mistaken for different stars.

LOS ANGELES —Jane Lynch, Christina Milian and Shay Mitchell talk about their most memorable fan encounters.