AP Entertainment Digest for Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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TUESDAY, October 25

UPDATES with YE-ADIDAS, MUSIC-CMA AWARDS, BERLIN PHILHARMONIC-PETRENKO, BOOKS-NAOMI ALDERMAN, BOOKS-1619 PROJECT...

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If you have questions, please email Anthony McCartney at amccartney@ap.org. For up-to-the-minute coverage, visit Entertainment Coverage Plan for information. For access to AP newsroom and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org 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 here. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated.

TUESDAY, October 25

UPDATES with YE-ADIDAS, MUSIC-CMA AWARDS, BERLIN PHILHARMONIC-PETRENKO, BOOKS-NAOMI ALDERMAN, BOOKS-1619 PROJECT READINGS

TOP STORIES:

YE-ADIDAS — Adidas has ended its partnership with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West over his offensive and antisemitic remarks. The German sportswear company said Tuesday in a statement that it “does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech.” By Business Writers Alexandra Olson and Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 1,027 words, photo.

FILM-IRANIAN DRAMA — While protests rage in Iran, a new acclaimed film dramatizes the plight of women in the Middle Eastern country. The based-on-a-true-story thriller stars Zar Amir-Ebrahimi as a journalist investigating a serial killer hunting women. Amir-Ebrahimi was on of Iran’s top TV stars before the leaking of a private video forced her to flee and restart her life in Europe. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

MUSIC-CMA AWARDS — The Country Music Association Awards will open this year’s show with a tribute to the late country queen Loretta Lynn. Other announced performers for the Nov. 9 show include Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce and Morgan Wallen. Kelsea Ballerini will team up with Kelly Clarkson and Pearce for a performance of her song “YOU’RE DRUNK, GO HOME,” while leading nominee Lainey Wilson will perform a duet with HARDY. SENT: 116 words, photo.

NIELSENS — By putting out its own, higher estimate each week of how many people watch its Thursday night football game, Amazon Prime is making a bold public challenge to the Nielsen company. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 473 words, photos. With NIELSENS-LIST.

BOOKS-BARTLETT’S QUOTATIONS — Bartlett’s Quotations tries to keep in an era of endless words. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 1,038 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN — The first of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers to testify at his Los Angeles sexual assault trial is set to return to the stand on Tuesday. The woman, a model and actor from Italy, broke down during her testimony at the end of the court day Monday when she described Weinstein forcing her to perform oral sex in a hotel room in 2013. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

BOOKS-1619 PROJECT READINGS — Authors Matthew Desmond, Michelle Alexander and Leslie Alexander will be among the participants in a series of readalongs from the book edition of “The 1619 Project,” the Pulitzer Prize winning report from the New York Times that has been widely acclaimed, debated and censored. “The 1619 Project Read Along: A Classroom Without Walls” will be a mix of in-person and/or virtual gatherings, beginning Tuesday with an event at the Greene Space in Manhattan and continuing this fall and early next year. SENT; 256 words.

BOOKS-NAOMI ALDERMAN — Novelist Naomi Alderman is a “what if” kind of writer, as in: What if women were endowed with the ability to electrocute others? That was the the premise of her acclaimed bestseller “The Power.” Her upcoming book is simply and descriptively titled “The Future.” By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 415 words, photo.

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC-PETRENKO — Kerill Petrenko will lead the Berlin Philharmonic on its first U.S. tour in six years, conducting from Nov. 10-21 in New York, Boston, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Naples, Florida. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 655 words, photo.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-ARMAGEDDON TIME — By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. Wednesday, film stills.

FILM REVIEW-WENDELL AND WILD — By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 571 words, film stills.

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

FILM REVIEW-THE GOOD NURSE — By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m. Thursday. Film stills.

BOOK REVIEW-MURDER AT THE JUBILEE RALLY — By Terry Shames. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 427 words, cover image.

BOOK REVIEW-AND THERE WAS LIGHT — By Jon Meacham. Reviewed by Douglass K. Daniel. SENT Monday: 794 words, cover image.

BOOK REVIEW-TED KENNEDY — By John A. Farrell. Reviewed by Andrew DeMillo. SENT Monday: 349 words, cover image.

BOOK REVIEW-I EXAGGERATE MY BRUSHES WITH FAME — By Kevin Nealon. Reviewed by Mike Householder. SENT Tuesday: 492 words, book cover.

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