BC-AP Entertainment and Arts Digest


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MONDAY, Jan. 25

TRACY MORGAN ON TOUR — A gruesome highway accident followed by months of pain and rehabilitation. That’s no laughing matter. Not unless you’re comedian Tracy Morgan, who’s mining this ordeal for laughs with his “Picking Up the Pieces” standup tour. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 850 words, photos.

FILM-SUNDANCE-MICHAEL JACKSON-FIRST LOOK — As a young artist, Michael Jackson knew he wanted to be legendary. “I will be magic,” he wrote as a teenager, outlining his plans for his career. “I will be better than every great actor roped in one.” By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 525 words, photos.

FILM-SUNDANCE-WOMEN — Universal Pictures chief Donna Langley talks with Elizabeth Banks about women in Hollywood at the annual women’s brunch at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Monday. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

FILM-SUNDANCE-BIRTH OF A NATION-FIRST LOOK — Writer-director Nate Parker tells the true story of slave-rebellion leader Nat Turner in “The Birth of a Nation.” The film is being shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 400 words by 9 p.m., photos, video.

FILM-SUNDANCE-CHRISTINE CHUBBUCK — A look at the two films dealing with the on-air suicide of broadcast news anchor Christine Chubbuck in 1974, “Kate Plays Christine,” and “Christine.” They are being shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

MUSIC-GRAMMYWATCH-COURTNEY BARNETT — Even with rock ‘n’ roll on the outskirts of popular music today, you can still pass by thousands of garages pulsing with the sharp, guitar-based sound favored by Courtney Barnett and her band. What sets Barnett apart, and earned the 28-year-old Australian a Grammy nomination for best new artist, is her distinctive songwriting. By Entertainment Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.

BOOKS-ROWLING-PEN AWARD — J.K. Rowling’s latest honor isn’t only for her writing. The “Harry Potter” author is to receive the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, PEN America told The Associated Press on Monday. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 340 words.

THEATER-CABARET TOUR — The national tour of the thrilling musical “Cabaret” is about to hit the road led by a young woman who knows it intimately — she watched for a year on Broadway from the stage. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 500 words by 11 a.m., photos.

PEOPLE-MARK WAHLBERG-SEAN COMBS — A bottled water company owned in part by Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg is pledging to donate 1 million bottles of water to the residents of Flint, Michigan. SENT: 130 words, photos.

BRITAIN-BANKSY — The street artist Banksy has taken a swipe at French authorities for their handling of the migrant crisis in Calais, placing a drawing of the child featured on posters for the musical “Les Miserables” surrounded by tear gas. SENT: 130 words.

GERMANY-HOLOCAUST ART — A hundred artworks created by Jewish artists during the Holocaust are going on show in Berlin — the first time the collection from the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem has been displayed outside Israel. SENT: 120 words.

PARENTING-POPE LETTERS — How does Jesus walk on water? Why do parents fight? Those are some of the questions from kids fielded by Pope Francis in a new picture book, “Dear Pope Francis.” It’s a book that likely would not have materialized without the help of a Jesuit priest in Rome. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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OTHER STORIES:

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UPCOMING:

TV-GREASE LIVE — To bring the hit musical “Grease” to live TV, the producers and cast had to go big. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING Tuesday: 800 words, photos.

FILM-SUNDANCE-ROBERT REDFORD — Robert Redford reflects on the state of the Sundance Film Festival. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.

FILM-SUNDANCE-WERNER HERZOG —The famed documentarian Werner Herzog talks about his latest film, “Lo and Behold.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

THEATER-JEREMY SHAMOS — In one of the best entrances on Broadway this season, Jeremy Shamos appears onstage and slams a door behind him. So he keeps slamming it — two dozen times. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 560 words, photo.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-THE FINEST HOURS. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m. Monday, photos.

FILM REVIEW-KUNG FU PANDA 3. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 640 words by 1 p.m. Tuesday.

FILM REVIEW-FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon Friday, photos.

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VIDEO:

COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS

MANILA — Miss Universe Pia Wutzbach enjoys a hero’s welcome in Manila.

PARK CITY, Utah — Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily Rose Depp joins Kevin Smith at the premiere of their film, “Yoga Hosers”

PARK CITY, Utah — Viggo Mortensen talks about the Oscars campaigns.

PARK CITY, Utah — John Legend, Tika Sumpter and Logan Lerman talk about film academy changes.

PARK CITY, Utah — Katie Couric, Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly premiere the documentary “Under the Gun” at the Sundance Film Festival.

PARK CITY, Utah — Logan Lerman and Tracy Letts premiere the film “Indignation” at the Sundance Film Festival.

PARK CITY, Utah — Popular landmark in Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is being held. features dozens of shoes hanging from trees.

PARIS — Haute Couture: Dice Kayek.

PARIS — Haute Couture: Dior.

PARK CITY, Utah — Spike Lee applauds film academy changes, but says he’s still skipping the Oscars.

PARK CITY, Utah — A film depicting the Obamas’ first date premieres at the Sundance Film Festival.

PARK CITY, Utah — Kristen Stewart says the Sundance Film Festival is for “esoteric film nerds.”

PARK CITY, Utah — “New Girl” star Hannah Simone promotes “Catdance” at the Sundance Film Festival.

HONG KONG — A look at the latest trailer for “From Vegas to Macau 3,” starring Chow Yun Fat and a surprise cameo from Psy.

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Singer Tori Kelly talks about her favorite apps, Snapchat and YouTube.

LONDON — “The Big Short” director Adam McKay and actor Steve Carell reveal how good they are with their finances.

LOS ANGELES — “The Walking Dead” star Lauren Cohan reveals the secret to killer abs.

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