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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
PRINCE-ESTATE-DNA — A person who has seen sealed court filings says DNA test results show that a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince’s son and therefore not entitled to inherit a fortune worth up to $300 million. By Steve Karnowski. SENT: 230 words, photos.
PRINCE-ESTATE — Prince estate judge allows media at hearing, with conditions. SENT: 125 words.
TV-COLBERT-CONVENTIONS — Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ will air live four nights a week during the Republican and Democratic conventions in July. SENT: 115 words.
FILM-DANNY DEVITO — Unlike his downtrodden failed screenwriter in Todd Solondz’s twisted new film, “Wiener-Dog,” Danny DeVito has no plans to slow down, even at age 71. The actor talks about his latest role and what he’d like to do next. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 790 words, photos.
TV-TALENT SCORES — Ashton Kutcher as a television morning-show host? Aaron Paul as an advertising spokesman for a hybrid automobile? Those are two of the ideas suggested by a new analytics tool being rolled out by the Nielsen company Wednesday, one it hopes can provide more scientific rigor to decisions being made on how to deploy talent. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 385 words, photos.
LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT-THE LATEST — Lawyers have delivered closing arguments in the trial of a Los Angeles copyright lawsuit that claims Led Zeppelin’s guitarist and singer stole a riff from the band Spirit for their 1971 hit “Stairway to Heaven.” SENT: 150 words, photos.
MUSIC-ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT — Hip-hop group Arrested Development is still making music on its own terms. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 540 words, photos, video.
GAMES-GENERATION GAP — The next generation of console gaming is coming — or is it? At last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video game industry teased a future where Xboxes and PlayStations are updated as frequently as smartphones. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang. SENT: 725 words, photos.
MUSIC-BIRDY — After debuting in 2011 with an impressive cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” at 15, U.K. singer Birdy is ready to showcase more of her own style with “Beautiful Lies,” the 19-year-old’s new indie pop album that features songs she wrote and produced. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 515 words, photos.
PEOPLE-Q&A-JASON ALEXANDER — Two decades after pretending to be a tourist from Little Rock, Arkansas, on a long-running television show about nothing, Jason Alexander has been working in the city this summer, directing a play about something. By Kelly Kissel. SENT: 500 words, photos.
OBIT-WAYNE JACKSON-MEMPHIS HORNS — Trumpet player Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns has died of congestive heart failure. He was 74. By Adrian Sainz. SENT: 500 words.
SINGER SHOT-FLORIDA — A friend of the gunman who shot “The Voice” singer Christina Grimmie after an Orlando concert says his friend had developed a fixation on her within the last year. By Mike Schneider. SENT: 670 words, photos.
ISRAEL-PEOPLE-MIRREN — Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren said Wednesday she is a “believer” in Israel and rejected efforts to boycott the country. By Aron Heller. SENT: 520 words, photos.
INDIA-BOLLYWOOD-KHAN — Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has caused a public uproar by telling reporters that shooting his upcoming movie was so grueling, he felt like a raped woman. By Nirmala George. SENT: 370 words, photos.
UMA THURMAN-HORSE FALL — Uma Thurman has suffered several broken bones after she was thrown from a horse she was riding. SENT: 80 words, photos.
ANTON YELCHIN-SPIELBERG — Steven Spielberg praises the late actor Anton Yelchin, whom he cast as a boy in the 2002 miniseries “Taken.” SENT: 130 words, photos.
BRYAN CRANSTON-POWER RANGERS — Bryan Cranston is teaming up with the Power Rangers for a film reboot of the franchise. SENT: 100 words, photos.
PEOPLE-SELMA BLAIR — Selma Blair is apologizing for her outburst on a Monday flight from Cancun to Los Angeles. The actress says she mixed alcohol with medication that caused her to black out and make statements that she regrets. SENT: 120 words, photos.
LYNDA CARTER-SUPERGIRL — Wonder Woman Lynda Carter has signed on to play the president on the CW’s “Supergirl.” SENT: 90 words, photos.
NO COPS RESOLUTION — The council of an eastern Pennsylvania city has voted to oppose letting the reality show “Cops” film its officers — even though the eight-week television shoot is about halfway over. SENT: 130 words.
FASHION-PARIS FASHION WEEK-WATCH — Menswear shows on Wednesday will include Valentino and Carven. By Thomas Adamson. SENT: 650 words, photos.
COCO PALMS REBIRTH
SUPREME COURT-JUSTICES’ FINANCES
FILM-ACTING ANCHORS — Godzilla is rampaging. New York is under siege. Batman and Superman are having a tiff. Quick, turn on CNN. To add a dose of realism and a sense of urgency, Hollywood is increasingly turning to real TV news anchors to lend their gravitas to fictional broadcasts in big-budget movies. Though some chafe at real journalists giving phony bulletins, the summer blockbuster has never been more dependent on them. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Thursday: 950 words by 3 p.m., photos.
TV-OUTLANDER-TOBIAS MENZIES — “Outlander,” Starz network’s genre- and time-spanning serial, boasts two of television’s most fascinating characters. And they’re both played by Tobias Menzies. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. UPCOMING Thursday: 750 words, photos.
BOOKS-Q&A-JENNY MOLLEN — Actress-writer Jenny Mollen doesn’t just say what others may hold back from saying for fear of judgment, she writes them down. And she has a new book out called “Live Fast Die Hot.” By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING Thursday: 550 words, video.
TEC_BINGE-WATCHING COMPUTER — Remember Rosie the robot maid from “The Jetsons?” Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology think her future real-life incarnations can learn a thing or two from Steve Carell and other television sitcom stars. MIT says a computer that binge-watched YouTube videos and TV shows such as “The Office,” ”Big Bang Theory” and “Desperate Housewives” learned how to predict whether the actors were about to hug, kiss, shake hands or slap high fives — a breakthrough that eventually could help the next generation of artificial intelligence function less clumsily. By William J. Kole. UPCOMING Thursday: 600 words by 1 a.m., photos.
FASHION-PARIS FASHION WEEK-WATCH — Menswear shows on Thursday will include Louis Vuitton and Rick Owens. By Thomas Adamson. UPCOMING Thursday: 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 550 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-SWISS ARMY MAN. By Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
FILM REVIEW-FREE STATE OF JONES. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon Thursday, photo.
FILM REVIEW-INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon Friday, photo.
FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF JUNE 27: “The BFG,” ”Tarzan,” ”Life Animated.”
MUSIC REVIEW-NEIL YOUNG. By Scott Bauer. UPCOMING Wednesday: 200 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-THE AVETT BROTHERS. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT Wednesday: 260 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-BUN E. CARLOS. By Wayne Parry. SENT Wednesday: 245 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-EGGS OVER EASY. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING Wednesday: 200 words, photos by 5 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW-BURN WHAT WILL BURN, BY CB MCKENZIE. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 260 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-VINEGAR GIRL, BY ANNE TYLER. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS)
MILAN — Giorgio Armani closes Milan fashion week.
GLASTONBURY — Preparations are underway for the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.
LOS ANGELES — An interview with Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, hosts of the upcoming BET Awards.
NEW YORK — Actors Jack Wagner and Josie Bisset talk about the Hallmark series “The Wedding March.”
LONDON — Roland Emmerich and Charlotte Gainsbourg talk about “Independence Day: Resurgence.”
JERUSALEM — Helen Mirren hosts the Genesis Prize.
COPENHAGEN — A look behind the scenes of Queen Margrethe’s new set design for the Tivoli Ballet’s “Cinderella.”
SHANGHAI — Press conference and premiere for “Independence Day: Resurgence.”
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS)
LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg says the premiere of his Roald Dahl adaptation “The BFG” is “bittersweet.”
LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg remembers actor Anton Yelchin.
LOS ANGELES — Mark Rylance and the stars of “The BFG” discuss Britain’s EU referendum.