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THURSDAY, AUG. 4
OLY-NBC’S OLYMPICS — NBC’s plans for the Olympics in Rio over the next two weeks define the term “exhaustive.” The network, its cable sisters and Olympics website plan 6,755 hours of coverage through the Aug. 21 closing ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 750 words.
FILM-SUICIDE SQUAD-VIOLA DAVIS — Viola Davis talks about her very specific vision for her “Suicide Squad” baddie Amanda Waller. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.
TV-CRITICS WATCH — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. By Television Writers Lynn Elber and Frazier Moore. SENT: 900 words, photos.
INDUSTRIAL HISTORY MUSEUM — A long-delayed industrial museum in a shuttered Pennsylvania steel plant has finally blown the factory whistle and opened the punch clock for visitors. After nearly 20 years of planning, the National Museum of Industrial History opened in Bethlehem this week as a showcase of American industrial might. By Kristen De Groot. UPCOMING 695 words by 1 p.m., photos.
PEOPLE-TONY BENNETT — Tony Bennett celebrated his 90th birthday in New York City on Wednesday night. By John Carucci. SENT: 350 words, photos, video.
PEOPLE-KIM KARDASHIAN — Kim Kardashian is getting emotional over the death of her BlackBerry Bold. SENT: 100 words, photos.
PEOPLE-CAITLYN JENNER — Caitlyn Jenner says she backs the Republican Party, but hasn’t “outwardly supported anybody” in the presidential race, including GOP nominee Donald Trump. SENT: 125 words, photos.
CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN INJURED — Christian musician Dallas Taylor is in critical condition after an all-terrain vehicle accident in Florida. SENT: 130 words.
SCARY LUCY — A new statue of Lucille Ball is being unveiled in the late actress’ hometown to replace one that was so hated it was dubbed “Scary Lucy.” By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 460 words, photos.
ITALY DA VINCI — Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest known drawing will go on display in the artist’s Tuscan hometown of Vinci in three years to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. SENT: 120 words, photos.
INDIA-FILMMAKER SENTENCED — A New Delhi court on Thursday sentenced an Indian filmmaker to seven years in prison in the rape of an American graduate student last year. SENT: 190 words.
DISH-TAKING SPORTS OUT
DISNEYLAND POWER OUTAGE
BEST SELLERS-BOOKS-USA TODAY
BEST SELLERS BOOKS-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
BEST SELLERS BOOKS-WSJ
MUSIC-TEGAN AND SARA — The Canadian sister duo Tegan & Sara ditched their alternative rock sound for ’80s pop on their last album. On their follow-up ninth album, they are not looking back. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING Friday: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.
FILM-SUICIDE SQUAD-HARLEY QUINN — Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is the undisputed breakout star of “Suicide Squad.” The filmmakers and executives behind the project discuss the unhinged character and the telling exclusion from the comic source material. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Friday: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-LITTLE MEN. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Monday: 625 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-SUICIDE SQUAD. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Tuesday: 700 words, photos.
FILM REVIEWS PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK: “Pete’s Dragon,” ”Sausage Party,” ”Florence Foster Jenkins.”
MUSIC REVIEW-THE DEAD DAISIES. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Thursday: 340 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-WILD BEASTS. By Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING Friday: 250 words, photos by 2 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW-AMERICAN HEIRESS, BY JEFFREY TOOBIN. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-BRIGHT, PRECIOUS DAYS, BY JAY MCINERNEY. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE GUY NOVEL, BY MICHAEL RYAN. Reviewed by Bruce DeSilva. SENT Monday: 240 words. Photo planned.
BOOK REVIEW-MISSISSIPPI NOIR, BY TOM FRANKLIN. Reviewed by Kendal Weaver. SENT Monday: 350 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-PRESTO, BY PENN JILLETTE. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 200 words, photos.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS (to be available on APVUS):
LONDON — Australian twins The Veronicas talk about their latest single, “In My Blood.”
LONDON — Rafe Spall and Kelly Macdonald talk about the children’s remake “Swallows and Amazons.”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — More new-season preview items from the summer session of the Television Critics Association.
NEW YORK — Cheryl Hines talks about her role in the upcoming film “Nine Lives” and the new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
BROADCAST VIDEO ALREADY AVAILABLE (also on APVUS):
NEW YORK — Lady Gaga, Bruce Willis and John Travolta attend Tony Bennett’s 90th-birthday celebration.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Princess Mary and Princes Frederik and Joachim attend the launch of the Danish pavilion on Ipanema beach.