US AP Entertainment Digest for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020
Sixers' Ben Simmons will undergo surgery on left knee after suffering injury vs. Wizards
Sixers forward Ben Simmons needs surgery after dislocating his kneecap Wednesday against the Wizards, and Philadelphia has no timeline for his return.The Sixers said in a statement that Simmons will leave the NBA campus for the surgery "in the coming days to remove a loose body in his left knee." Philadelphia did not offer any timeline for Simmons' recovery and plans to offer more updates following his procedure.
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NHL draft lottery: Ranking the eight teams 1-8 in terms of who is least deserving of No. 1 pick
Alexis Lafrenière is expected to go first overall in the upcoming NHL draft. Here is a ranking of the teams in play for No. 1 who are least deserving.The first phase of the June 26 draft lottery revealed that one of the eliminated teams from the qualifiers would nab the No. 1 position, a reality that had a 2.5% chance of happening. The seven other teams were those not included in the NHL’s expanded season restart, one that included 12 teams from each conference, instead of the typical eight in the playoffs. The top four teams from each conference battled for seeding, while the rest played to advance into the first round.
TUESDAY, Aug. 18
VIRUS OUTBREAK-REMOTE SHOOTS — The pandemic has accelerated a power shift in the fashion and advertising world, with models and influencers by necessity wielding more control over their own images during remote photo and video shoots. By Ragan Clark. UPCOMING: 780 words, photos.
MUSIC-APPLE MUSIC — Apple Music is launching several new radio shows hosted by A-list musical acts, including Snoop Dogg, Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood. SENT: 190 words, photos.
BOOKS-ANDREW CUOMO — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has gained a national following through his management of the coronavirus pandemic, is writing a book that looks back on his experiences, and includes leadership advice and a close look at his relationship with the administration of President Donald Trump. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 540 words, photo.
Aug. 24 is now known as Kobe Bryant Day in Orange County, California
In honor of NBA legend and Los Angeles Lakers great, Orange County, California, has declared Aug. 24 as Kobe Bryant Day. Kobe talks about upcoming projects, and his daughter Gigi's favorite NBA player Ventura County Star See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Watch Firefighters in action against the Woolsey Fire Ventura County Star San Buenaventura Mission is now a minor basilica Ventura County Star Fauci: school reopening should be decided locally Ventura County Star A violent, deadly night in Ventura Co
TV-TYLER PERRY — Tyler Perry has won awards from the NAACP and BET. Now he’s getting a big one from the Television Academy: He and his foundation are the recipients of the 2020 Governors Award. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy: SENT: 200 words, photo.
FILM REVIEW-THE 24TH. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.
FILM REVIEW-TESLA. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Monday: 552 words, film stills.
FILM REVIEW-UNHINGED. By National Writer Jocylyn Noveck. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.
FILM REVIEW-THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Tuesday at noon: 700 words, film stills.
MUSIC REVIEW-SNOW PATROL. Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Wednesday: 330 words, cover image.
MUSIC REVIEW-TROYE SIVAN. Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 320 words, cover image.
MUSIC REVIEW-THE KILLERS. Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 330 words, cover image.
Kobe Bryant inspires LeBron James, LA Lakers in Game 4 rout of Portland Trail Blazers .
A day after Kobe Bryant would have turned 42, his memory helped drive the Lakers in their 135-115 win over the Blazers that gave LA a 3-1 series lead.Did refs cost Mavericks Game 1 loss to Clippers?