AP Entertainment Digest for Monday, October 3, 2022

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MONDAY, October 3

UPDATES with FILM-EMANCIPATION-WILL SMITH, OBIT SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER, THEATER-ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, HARDY-TOUR BUS CRASH, US—MUSIC-RINGO STARR,...

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If you have questions, please email Anthony McCartney at . For up-to-the-minute coverage, visit for information. For access to AP newsroom and other technical issues, contact or call 877-836-9477. For reruns of stories and questions about the best-seller lists call the service desk at 800-838-4616. Reruns of stories are available . All times Eastern unless otherwise stated.

MONDAY, October 3

UPDATES with FILM-EMANCIPATION-WILL SMITH, OBIT SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER, THEATER-ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, HARDY-TOUR BUS CRASH, US—MUSIC-RINGO STARR, MUSIC-APPLE MUSIC-MILESTONE, OBIT-KEVIN LOCKE and BRITAIN-ROYALS

TOP STORIES:

KARDASHIAN-CRYPTO — The long list of celebrities promoting cryptocurrencies just got shorter. Kim Kardashian has agreed to pay $1.26 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that she promoted a cryptocurrency on Instagram without disclosing she’d been paid $250,000 to do so. By Business Writers Michelle Chapman and Ken Sweet. SENT: 473 words, photo.

FILM-EMANCIPATION-WILL SMITH — After holding it in limbo following Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March, Apple will release the actor’s next big project, “Emancipation,” in December. The fate of “Emancipation” — a $120 million runaway slave thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua — had been uncertain following Smith’s smack of the comedian. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 408 words, photos.

OBIT SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER — Native American actor and civil rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather has died at 75, less than two months after the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences apologized to her for the abuse she endured while speaking on behalf of Marlon Brando at the Oscars. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 947 words, photos.

FRANCE-PARIS FASHION WEEK — It was as much art fair as fashion show for Stella McCartney, who put on an art-infused spring collection at Paris Fashion Week on Monday that vibrated with flashes of color. By Fashion Writer Thomas Adamson. SENT: 833 words, photos.

THEATER-ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER — Andrew Lloyd Webber is saying goodbye to his last remaining show on Broadway and welcoming another. The musical theater icon announced Monday that his retooled version of “Cinderella” will land in New York at the Imperial Theatre in February with new songs, a new leading lady and a new title. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 302 words, photos.

OBIT-KEVIN LOCKE — Kevin Locke, an acclaimed Native American flute player, hoop dancer, recording artist, cultural ambassador and educator, has died in South Dakota at age 68. A member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Locke died Friday night after returning to his hotel room in Hill City, his son Ohiyesá Locke said Monday. By Gretchen Ehlke. SENT: 444 words.

MUSIC-APPLE MUSIC-MILESTONE — Apple Music is about to reach a huge numerical milestone — offering an eye-popping 100 million songs available on the streaming service. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 487 words, photo.

US—MUSIC-RINGO STARR — Ringo Starr has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the former Beatle to cancel several scheduled concerts in Canada with his All Starr Band. Five dates from Tuesday to Sunday — in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Lethbridge, Alberta; and the British Columbia cities of Abbotsford and Penticton — will be rescheduled. SENT: 140 words, photo.

HUNGARY-ENERGY THEATERS — A theater in Hungary’s capital will sit through a cold and quiet winter after its managers chose to shut it down rather than pay skyrocketing utility prices that are putting a squeeze on businesses and cultural institutions across Europe. By Justin Spike. SENT: 470 words, photos.

HARDY-TOUR BUS CRASH — A tour bus carrying country music singer and songwriter Hardy and three others was involved in a crash that injured everyone on board. Hardy said on social media that all four people on the bus were treated for “significant injuries.” News outlets reported the bus overturned on Interstate 40 West near Nashville early Sunday. SENT: 140 words, photo.

BRITAIN-ROYALS — King Charles III and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, have visited Scotland in their first joint public engagement since the royal mourning period to remember Queen Elizabeth II ended. Hundreds turned out on the streets of Dunfermline in Fife, north of Edinburgh, hoping to get a glimpse of the new monarch. By Sylvia Hui. SENT: 305 words, photos.

THE STREAM — This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Charlie Puth and The Cult, Mila Kunis starring in the Netflix thriller “Luckiest Girl Alive,” and “30 Rock” star Jack McBrayer leading the second season of “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show.” SENT: 866 words, photos.

CELEB BIRTHDAYS — Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Oct. 9-15 include actor Hugh Jackman, TV host Chris Wallace and singer Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. SENT: 1,265 words, photo package.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-TAR — By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m., film stills.

FILM REVIEW-AMSTERDAM — By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m., film stills.

THEATER REVIEW-1776 — By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Thursday: 700 words at 10 pm ET, photos.

BOOK REVIEW-JACKAL — By Erin E. Adams. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 469 words, cover image.

BOOK REVIEW-OUR MISSING HEARTS — By Celeste Ng. Reviewed by Anita Snow. SENT Monday: 398 words, cover image.

BOOK REVIEW-THE HERO OF THIS BOOK — By Elizabeth McCracken. Reviewed by Rob Merrill. SENT Monday: 430 words, cover image.

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