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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
NEW YORK — Like any world unto itself, Hollywood has its own lexicon. But Gwyneth Paltrow's use of the term "conscious uncoupling" to describe her breakup with Chris Martin was a new one. Let's start with the basics: What the heck does it mean? By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 p.m., photos.
NEW YORK — Jonathan Schell, the anti-war activist and author of the prize-winning "The Fate of the Earth," has died. Schell's companion, Irena Gross, told The Associated Press that he died of cancer Tuesday at their home in New York City. He was 70. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 95 words. Will be updated.
PARENTING-AUTISM AND DISNEY
NEW YORK — A remarkable new memoir by the father of an autistic boy explains how his son's love for Disney movies animated his hidden emotional life. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 860 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — Emma Watson was no believer. She just couldn't see "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky telling the biblical story of Noah. "Darren does these very dark, very intense, very gritty, very real films," she explains. "And then Noah is kind of — you see, this guy with the long beard and there's the animals." By Entertainment Writer Mike Cidoni Lennox. SENT: 520 words, photos, audio, video.
NEW YORK — For at least one day, publishing's annual national convention is turning pop. The organizers of New York Comic Con, ReedPOP, announced Wednesday they will launch BookCon during BookExpo America, a weekend gathering in New York in late May. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 370 words, photos.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Colin Meloy, frontman and songwriter for the indie folk band The Decemberists. Meloy and his illustrator wife, Carson Ellis, recently published the third installment of a popular adventure book series for middle-schoolers called "The Wildwood Chronicles." By Terrence Petty. SENT: 900 words, photos.
CHICAGO — Eminem and Outkast will headline a diverse lineup of more than 130 acts at this year's three-day Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. By Caryn Rousseau. SENT: 400 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey is taking a self-help show on the road. The talk-show host and chief of the OWN television network will visit eight cities this fall for a two-day arena event called "Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend." SENT: 220 words, photo.
NEW YORK — If you happen to spot celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe out and about, do not worry. She's not judging you. The woman responsible for dressing the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Garner swears when she's "off the clock" so to speak, she's not a fashion cop. By Alicia Rancilio. SENT: 460 words, photos.
NEW YORK — Spending your days killing zombies apparently takes its toll. Actress Lauren Cohan says being on AMC's "The Walking Dead" for three seasons has had an effect on her. By Lauri Neff. SENT: 280 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas were going up to 94 mph in a 45 mph zone in a Porsche with two 9-year-old tires when they lost control, hit a light pole and died immediately when the car burst into flames, according to a new investigation of the November accident. By Justin Pritchard. SENT: 500 words, photos.
TV-YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS-ANNIVERSARY
LOS ANGELES — "The Young and the Restless" took a break from love, deception and backstabbing to celebrate the soap's 41st anniversary on Tuesday. By Beth Harris. SENT: 400 words, photos.
PHILADELPHIA — The Fox and Hound pub in downtown Philadelphia boasts all the fixings of a standard sports bar: huge TVs, numerous beers on draft and a menu filled with burgers, wings and nachos. So what are all the easels and canvases for? Welcome to Paint Nite, an opportunity to tap your inner Van Gogh. Just order a drink, put on a smock and lighten up a bit as a friendly instructor takes you step-by-step through the brush strokes of a landscape, still life or skyline. By Kathy Matheson. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.
HONG KONG — A disaster movie about a jet that crashes into the ocean on its way to Beijing has been put on hold because of its similarities to the missing Malaysian plane. SENT: 300 words.
WASHINGTON — One of John Coltrane's tenor saxophones is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian. SENT: 130 words, photos.
LONDON — Benedict Cumberbatch is going from Sherlock to Shakespeare. London's Barbican Centre said Wednesday he will play Hamlet at the venue next year. SENT: 125 words, photos.
MILWAUKEE — A man has pleaded not guilty to robbery charges stemming from the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in Milwaukee two months ago. SENT: 130 words.
21ST CENTURY FOX-NEWS CORP-MURDOCH
NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan will become nonexecutive co-chairman of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp., two companies controlled by the father. SENT: 105 words.
JUDGE JOE BROWN ARRESTED
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — TV judge Joe Brown says he wasn't out of line during an outburst in a Tennessee court that got him charged with contempt of court. Speaking to ABC's "Good Morning America," Brown said he would do it again. SENT: 130 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-CESAR CHAVEZ. By The Hollywood Reporter. UPCOMING Wednesday: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-THE RAID 2. By The Hollywood Reporter. UPCOMING Wednesday: 600 words by 6 p.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-NOAH. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING Thursday: 650 words by 2 p.m., photos.
FILM REVIEW-NYMPHOMANIAC. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Thursday: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-ELTON JOHN. By Steven Wine. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-SHAKIRA. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT Monday: 400 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-THE HOLD STEADY. By Steven Wine. SENT Monday: 165 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-JOHNNY CASH. By Michael McCall. SENT Monday: 240 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-JERROD NIEMANN. By Michael McCall. SENT Monday: 220 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-SAGE THE GEMINI. By Ron Harris. SENT Tuesday: 200 words, photos.
THEATER REVIEW-LES MISERABLES. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Sunday: 590 words, photos.
THEATER REVIEW-MOTHERS AND SONS. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 500 words, photos.
THEATER REVIEW-HELLMAN v. McCARTHY. By Jennifer Farrar. UPCOMING Wednesday: 500 words by 10 p.m., photos.
BOOK REVIEW-FIVE CAME BACK, BY MARK HARRIS. Reviewed by Douglass K. Daniel. SENT Monday: 600 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-WITHOUT WARNING, BY DAVID ROSENFELT. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 155 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-A CALL TO ACTION, BY JIMMY CARTER. Reviewed by Peter James Spielmann. SENT Tuesday: 500 words, photos.
LONDON: Tom Riley talks about his movie role in "Kill Your Friends." Coverage planned.
CANNES, France: Asgar Farhadi and Berenice Bejo talk about making "The Past." Coverage planned.
KUALA LUMPUR: Gwyneth Paltrow appears at a sports event in Malaysia. Coverage planned.
LONDON: Acting duo Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska talk about "The Double." Coverage planned.
NEW YORK: George Lopez talks about his new FX show, "Rio 2." Coverage planned.
LONDON: "I Can't Sing," a musical about Simon Cowell's career, opens. Coverage planned.
LOS ANGELES: Members of "The Mindy Project" cast talk about Kim Kardashian, diversity and that cliffhanger kiss. Broadcast video available.
LOS ANGELES: Faith film successes continue as the $1.5-million indie film "God's Not Dead" grosses $9 million during its opening weekend. Broadcast video available.
SEOUL: Members of the South Korean boy band JJCC talk about their famous manager, Jackie Chan. Broadcast video available.
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