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POLICE SHOOTINGS-VIDEO: Two disturbing videos of police shootings and their aftermaths — one beamed live online — brought a new dimension to an issue that in an earlier era often represented one person’s word against another’s. By Television Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING.
POLICE SHOOTINGS-CELEB REAX — In tweets and Instagram posts, black celebrities express anguish and outrage over the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. SENT: 360 words.
POLICE SHOOTING-STERLING FUNDRAISER — An online appeal to raise college funds for the five children of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man killed early Tuesday by police has raised $375,000 in less than a day. SENT: 125 words, photo.
BILL COSBY — Lawyers for Bill Cosby told a Pennsylvania judge Thursday they need to cross-examine his accuser before trial because her police statement raises more questions than it answers. By Maryclaire Dale. SENT: 385 words, photos, video. Will be updated.
BILL COSBY-THE LATEST — Lawyers for Bill Cosby say they need to cross-examine his accuser before trial because her police statement raises more questions than it answers. SENT: 415 words, photos.
THEATER-LESLIE ODOM JR — Many theater-lovers are looking at Saturday with dread. That’s the day that key members of the Broadway cast of “Hamilton” play their last performance. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.
HAMILTON-TOMCAT TALE — A group of Alexander Hamilton enthusiasts say a tale long told about Hamilton isn’t true. Researcher Michael Newton says he’s traced the story that Martha Washington named her tomcat after Hamilton to a piece of satire written by a man described as a British captain. The tale is included in the smash hit Broadway show. By Josh Cornfield. SENT: 630 words, photos.
STUXNET DOCUMENTARY-Q&A — “Zero Days,” a new documentary from Academy Award winner Alex Gibney tells the story of Stuxnet, considered by many to be the first act of cyber warfare by one country against another. Gibney, along with a pair of cybersecurity researchers featured in the film, recently sat down with reporters to talk about the movie, which opens Friday. By Technology Writer Bree Fowler. SENT: 755 words, photos.
FILM-AUBREY PLAZA —”Parks and Recreation” favorite Aubrey Plaza makes the leap from the small screen to starring roles in big studio comedies with “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 830 words, photos.
MUSIC-GARTH BROOKS — Garth Brooks is readying the fall launch of his SiriusXM channel, which will become one of two places that fans can listen to his music digitally. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 250 words, photos.
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-BROADWAY — On the heels of the chart-topping single that helps victims of last month’s deadly massacre in Orlando, Florida, comes a benefit concert for the city. By John Carucci. SENT: 530 words, photos.
JON BON JOVI-WEDDING SINGER — Jon Bon Jovi was a reluctant singer at a recent Florida wedding. SENT: 120 words, photos.
FILM-WOODY ALLEN CAST — Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet will star in Woody Allen’s next film. SENT: 85 words.
SARAH SILVERMAN-HOSPITALIZATION — Comedian Sarah Silverman says she’s “insanely lucky to be alive” after undergoing surgery and spending a week in the intensive care unit due to what she calls “a freak case of epiglottitis.” SENT: 125 words, photos.
ART-CANDY CHANG-SPINNING MURAL — Candy Chang’s public art pieces aren’t meant to simply please the eye, instead demanding dialogue and encouraging conversations long after they’re removed. Her best known project, “Before I Die,” was duplicated in 1,000 cities in 70 countries as thousands of people chalked their hopes and dreams on walls and fences. Her latest work, unveiled in Philadelphia this week, is a mural that invites people to think of their biggest challenges and then spin a wheel to find guidance to move forward. By Natalie Pompilio. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
PEOPLE-KOBE BRYANT-SNOOP DOGG — Kobe Bryant has received a one-of-a-kind retirement gift from rapper Snoop Dogg: a Los Angeles Lakers-themed convertible. SENT: 115 words, photos.
PEOPLE-ROSE MCGOWAN-RENEE ZELLWEGER — Actress Rose McGowan is calling out a film critic for writing that Renee Zellweger no longer looks like herself and insinuating that Zellweger underwent plastic surgery. SENT: 125 words, photos.
MUSIC-GUNS N’ROSES — Drummer Steven Adler rejoined Guns N’ Roses onstage in Cincinnati to mark his first performance with the band fronted by Axl Rose in more than a quarter century. Sent: 120 words, photos.
BIG FREEDIA-CHARGES — A federal judge has ruled bounce musician Big Freedia must live in a halfway house and submit to substance abuse testing after repeatedly testing positive for illegal drugs. SENT: 125 words.
BOOKS-ELLIE KEMPER — Scribner has announced it will publish a collection of humorous essays from Ellie Kemper, star of the Netflix comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” SENT: 120 words, photo.
BOOKS-FREE ROMANCE — Romance readers can get a peek at some of the year’s hottest love stories: “Buzz Books 2016: Romance” is a free e-book featuring excerpts from 20 upcoming romance titles, including works by Mary Jo Putney and Kristan Higgins. SENT: 120 words.
DWAYNE WADE-LIVE WITH KELLY
YANKEE QUILL AWARDS
AYESHA CURRY APOLOGY
SWM-MICHAEL PHELPS-BABY PHOTOS
BEST SELLERS-BOOKS-USA TODAY
BEST SELLERS BOOKS-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
BEST SELLERS BOOKS-WSJ
MUSIC-FEMALE RAPPERS — Queen Latifah remembers being on the set in 1996 for the music video for “Not Tonight,” the female rap anthem starring Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and others. The video featured a number of top female musicians, including Left Eye, Da Brat, Angie Martinez, Mary J. Blige and Total. It represented sisterhood, and Latifah, Elliott, Lil Kim and Salt N Pepa are hoping to mirror that vibe at next week’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors, which will pay tribute to the female voices in rap. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words, photos by 11 a.m.
With: MUSIC-FEMALE RAPPER-MISSY — Missy Elliott, one of the most creative voices in music, recalls some of her wild and outlandish music videos and talks about plans to release new songs in the near future. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words, photos by 11 a.m.
THEATER-HAMILTON AFTER MIRANDA — Many long-running Broadway shows including “Jersey Boys” and “The Phantom of the Opera” have gone through numerous cast changes without losing momentum. “Hamilton” hopes to be among them after this weekend. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Friday: 700 words by 11 a.m., photo, video.
FOOD-HAZAN BOOK: Victor Hazan used notebooks left by his late wife, the famed cookbook writer Marcella Hazan, to create a new book, “Ingredienti,” that isn’t a cookbook so much as a manual about choosing the best possible ingredients and using them with a minimum of fuss. By Danica Kirka. UPCOMING Friday: 850 words by noon, photos.
MUSIC-BOSTON SYMPHONY-TANGLEWOOD — These hills are quite literally alive with the sound of music. The Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2016 outdoor season at Tanglewood — a New England rite of summer. Grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and head to the leafy venue nestled in the Berkshires, where you can stretch out on the manicured lawns and enjoy a little Beethoven with your brie and Bordeaux. Here’s a guide to all things Tanglewood. By William J. Kole. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words by 1 a.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-CAPTAIN FANTASTIC. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Tuesday: 690 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-SECRET LIFE OF PETS. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT Tuesday: 560 words, photos.
FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR WEEK OF July 10-15: “Ghostbusters,” ”The Infiltrator,” ”Tulip Fever.”
GAME REVIEW-STAR OCEAN. By Lou Kesten. SENT Thursday: 485 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-BUSH, BY JEAN EDWARD SMITH. Reviewed by Jerry Harkavy. SENT Tuesday: 570 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-BOBBY KENNEDY: THE MAKING OF A LIBERAL ICON, BY LARRY TYE. Reviewed by Will Lester. SENT Tuesday: 680 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-I AM NO ONE, BY PATRICK FLANERY. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Tuesday: 275 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-FIRST COMES LOVE, BY EMILY GIFFIN. Reviewed by Lincee Ray. SENT Tuesday: 340 words, photos.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS)
TBC TIMING: POMPEI — David Gilmour talks about his upcoming concert at the Amphitheatre in Pompeii.
LONDO — Real refugees get a chance to tell their story in the play “Queens of Syria,” based on “The Trojan Women,” which is touring the U.K.
LOS ANGELES — Interview with Native American actor Kalani Queypo about diversity in Hollywood and his role as Squanto in “Saints and Strangers” on the National Geographic Channel.