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TUESDAY, Jan. 26

OSCARS-CHRIS ROCK — In the ongoing fallout over a second straight year of all-white acting nominees, this year’s host, Chris Rock, looms large. The confluence of events has placed one of America’s most perceptive and sharp-tongued cultural commentators smack dab in the middle of a storm that would suit no one better. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.

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: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

TV-JANE LYNCH — On CBS’ “Angel From Hell,” Jane Lynch plays an eager, scatterbrained oddball who barges into a young woman’s life armed with cock-eyed advice that somehow turns out to be wise. It’s a role “made in heaven,” Lynch says. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 700 words, photos.

MUSIC-GRAMMYWATCH-JAZMINE SULLIVAN — Search the name Jazmine Sullivan on Twitter and you’ll likely find that of another powerful vocalist-slash-compelling songwriter: Adele. There are impassioned pleas for collaborations between the two, favorites lists including them both, and perhaps, more often, comparisons that end in questions about why Sullivan doesn’t get as much appreciation as her peer from across the pond. By Melanie J. Sims. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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

FILM-SUNDANCE-BIRTH OF A NATION-FIRST LOOK — It took seven years for Nate Parker to bring the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner to the screen. “The Birth of a Nation” premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 500 words, 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: 560 words by 11 a.m., photo.

THEATER-HAMILTON TOUR — The mega-hit Broadway show “Hamilton” will hit the road, with stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 130 words, photos.

HOMES-MARIE KONDO — Following up on her best-selling tome on tidying, Marie Kondo talks with The Associated Press about her new book, “Spark Joy,” an illustrated and more detailed companion guide. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.

BRITAIN-BEATRIX POTTER — Peter Rabbit is back, in a previously unpublished story by children’s author Beatrix Potter. “The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots” was tracked down by publisher Jo Hanks after she found a reference to the manuscript in a book about the author. SENT: 130 words.













FILM-SUNDANCE-MASS SHOOTINGS — How movies being shown at the Sundance Film Festival are covering mass shootings in documentaries like “Newtown” and “Under the Gun” and narrative films like “Dark Night.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: Wednesday: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

FILM-SUNDANCE-FIRST LOOK-THE LAND. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 400 words, photos.

FILM-SUNDANCE-FIRST LOOK-AS YOU ARE. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 400 words, photos.

CRAFTS-JAPANESE EXHIBIT — In New York exhibit, traditional Japanese crafts are given a new direction and some edgy flare. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Wednesday: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.



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

FILM REVIEW-KUNG FU PANDA 3. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 640 words by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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

BOOK REVIEW-WHERE IT HURTS BY REED FARREL COLEMAN. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 380 words, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-THE EX BY ALAFAIR BURKE. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 300 words, photos.




PARK CITY, Utah — Lena Dunham talks about “Suited” documentary.

PARK CITY, Utah — Nate Parker and Armie Hammer talk about their film, “Birth of a Nation.”

PARIS — Haute Couture: Chanel.

LONDON — Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer and Matthew Baynton talk about their new TV comedy, “You, Me and the Apocalypse.”

PARIS — Haute Couture: Stephane Rolland.

LONDON — World premiere of British war comedy “Dad’s Army” is held in London.


LOS ANGELES — Chris Pine and cast members premiere their rescue drama, “The Finest Hours.”

NEW YORK — Chris Hemsworth attends Tourism Australia event.

PARK CITY, Utah — Gabrielle Union asks, “Who’s Stacey Dash?” at the Sundance Film Festival.

PARK CITY, Utah — Actor Jackie Earle Haley explains his thought process when voting for the Oscars.

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

LOS ANGELES — Chris Pine and his “The Finest Hours” co-stars discuss the heroes in their lives.

NEW YORK — Gael Garcia Bernal talks about comedy and people thinking stories on the fictional “Mozart in the Jungle” are true.

LONDON — British recording artist Whinnie Williams talks about her style.