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  • Springfield TV pioneer Putnam dies Dec 22, 2014 3:26 PM
    Springfield TV pioneer , decorated WW II veteran, William Putnam dies

  • Actress Billie Whitelaw, 82, dies Dec 22, 2014 3:41 PM
    Actress Billie Whitelaw, Samuel Beckett's 'perfect actress,' dies aged 82 after long career

  • Funeral Tuesday in Houston for ex-Mayor Lanier Dec 22, 2014 3:22 PM
    Funeral service Tuesday in Houston for ex-Mayor Lanier, 89, died Saturday of natural causes

  • BC-Entertainment and Arts Digest Dec 22, 2014 1:31 PM
    Questions to Shelley Acoca at sacoca@ap.org or Steve Loeper at sloeper@ap.org. Expanded AP content, beyond what appears on this wire, can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact customer support@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. Times are EST. MONDAY, DEC. 22 FILM-ANGELINA JOLIE NEW YORK - Angelina Jolie's latest incarnation is as a filmmaker. Jolie discusses her ambitious second film as director, the World War II tale "Unbroken." By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words by 6 p.m., photos. NKOREA-MOVIES-SONY HACK SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling. In the six decades since North Korea began to cultivate its own film industry, a South Korean director and his movie star wife have been kidnapped, a Godzilla-inspired monster movie has bombed at the box office in the South, American defectors have hammed it up in anti-U.S. propaganda films - and there has even been a foray into "girl power" cinema. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 550 words, photos. BRITAIN-OBIT-WHITELAW LONDON - British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared onstage and screen for decades, has died in a London nursing home at age 82. SENT: 120 words. Will be updated. IRAQ-REALITY TV BAGHDAD - Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show that brings convicted terrorists face-to-face with victims in surreal encounters and celebrates the country's beleaguered security forces. By Vivian Salama. SENT: 900 words, photos. CHINA-JACKIE CHAN'S SON BEIJING - Chinese prosecutors indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on Monday on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. If convicted, singer-actor Jaycee Chan could be jailed for up to three years. SENT: 340 words, photos. MOROCCO-TRANSGENDER DANCER CASABLANCA, Morocco - It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers, and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. Then a car pulled up and out stepped Noor Talbi, Morocco's most famous belly dancer. By Paul Schemm. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. TOUCH THE EXIBIT HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Touching the art is a no-no at most museums. At Dr. Stephanie Skolik's exhibit at the Huntington Museum of Art, it's encouraged. By John Raby. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos. PITTSBURGH-MAYOR-UNDERCOVER-BOSS PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's mayor has gone undercover for a reality show. A disguised Bill Peduto appeared on Sunday's episode of the CBS series "Undercover Boss," collecting trash, sawing down trees and helping build a door. SENT: 125 words. ________________________________________ LOOKING AHEAD: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NEW YORK - The Associated Press reveals its Entertainer of the Year from a slate that includes Taylor Swift, Matthew McConaughey, Jimmy Fallon and even an entry for the culture's fixation on the female rear. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 850 words by noon, photos and video. COSBY-BLACK COMMUNITY SUPPORT WASHINGTON - Bill Cosby has gone from "America's dad" to a cranky old uncle who complains about black kids' baggy pants, promiscuity, awful music and lack of home training. But his role as public scold may be costing him support from the African-American community in his ongoing fight against years-old accusations of drugging and sexually assaulting women. By Jesse Holland. UPCOMING Tuesday: 960 words by noon, photos. _________________________________________ REVIEWS: FILM REVIEW-UNBROKEN. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING Monday: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos. FILM REVIEW-MR TURNER. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words by 6 p.m., photos. FILM REVIEW-SELMA. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words by 6 p.m., photos. FILM REVIEW-BIG EYES. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING Wednesday: 600 words by noon, photos. ___________________________________________ VIDEO: SEOUL - South Korean Unification Ministry briefing on Sony Pictures hack. TOKYO - Top government spokesman says Japan supports U.S. handling of Sony Pictures cyberattack. TAIPEI - Eddie Peng reveals his Christmas plans. BERKSHIRE - Celebrities attend Elton John and David Furnish's wedding. TAIPEI - Jacky Cheung releases mandarin music album "Wake Up Dreaming" LONDON - Singer Katherine Jenkins talks about her Christmas song. LONDON - "Annie" star Quevenzhane Wallis talks about celebrating her Golden Globe nomination. LONDON - Stars talk about their favorite films of 2014. LONDON - Christoph Waltz talks about starring in Tim Burton's new movie, "Big Eyes." NEW YORK - Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt talk about their big-screen musical "Into the Woods." NEW YORK - Actress Saffron Burrows talks about her new TV series. ____________________________________ NOTE: If you would like the AP Entertainment Digests emailed to you, please notify Steve Loeper at sloeper@ap.org.

  • New generation now operating Natchez cemetery Dec 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    Into their hands: Third generation takes over at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

  • Questions remain in death of Dustin Self Dec 21, 2014 5:31 PM
    Mystery still surrounds why Dustin Self was at Steens Mountain

  • Mokrzycki, former AP polling director, dies at 52 Dec 21, 2014 7:46 PM
    Mike Mokrzycki, former AP polling director who started survey business, dies at 52

  • Former Houston mayor Bob Lanier dies at 89 Dec 21, 2014 2:42 AM
    Former Houston mayor Bob Lanier dies at 89

  • German-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dies Dec 21, 2014 8:22 PM
    German-language pop superstar Udo Juergens has died at 80

  • Longtime Nashville radio personality Teddy Bart dead at 78 Dec 21, 2014 10:25 PM
    Longtime Nashville radio personality, hall of famer, Teddy Bart dead at 78

  • Church: Use Christmas money to help homeless Dec 20, 2014 12:01 AM
    Simpsonville church challenges members to cut Christmas spending and help the homeless

  • New Giants 3B McGehee eager to play back home Dec 20, 2014 9:09 PM
    Back home in the Bay Area, new Giants 3B Casey McGehee can't wait to play in front of family

  • Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity Dec 20, 2014 12:52 PM
    Christmas Truce: Suddenly, day of peace, friendship amid WWI horrors _ 'Marvelous, isn't it?'

  • Notable deaths last week Dec 20, 2014 8:12 PM
    A children's author who produced iconic characters, the man who developed a scale to measure hurricane strength and a pilot with WWII's Tuskegee Airmen are among the deaths of note this week.

  • Lacy, others probable as Packers chase playoff berth Dec 19, 2014 9:43 PM
    Lacy, others probable as Packers chase playoff berth with visit to Tampa bay up first

  • Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies Dec 19, 2014 9:12 PM
    Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in Cold War scandal that rocked British politics, dies at 70

  • Bob Simpson, co-developer of Saffir-Simpson scale, dies Dec 19, 2014 11:45 PM
    Bob Simpson, co-developer of Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, dies in Washington; was 102

  • Private service Sunday for Marshall President Stephen Kopp Dec 19, 2014 8:30 PM
    Private service Sunday for Marshall President Stephen Kopp; public service set for Jan. 13

  • Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95 Dec 19, 2014 10:56 PM
    Lowell Steward, Tuskegee Airman who flew European missions in World War II, dies in California

  • Former boxing champ Ernie Terrell dies at 75 Dec 19, 2014 10:23 PM
    Boxer Ernie Terrell dies at 75; brief stay at top ended by Ali in 'What's my name?' match

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