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FRIDAY, MARCH 17
CARIBBEAN-OBIT-DEREK WALCOTT -- Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean who became the region's most internationally famous writer, has died on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. By Guy Ellis and David McFadden. SENT: 970 words, photo.
PEOPLE-JENNIFER GARNER -- Jennifer Garner has called on Congress to do more to support early childhood education. The actress testified Thursday on Capitol Hill in support of education programs for preschoolers in poverty. SENT: 115 words, photos, video.
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE'S CLOTHES -- A New York City museum is highlighting Georgia O'Keeffe's role as a style icon. The Brooklyn Museum exhibit -- titled "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" -- features clothing, paintings and photos. It's part of a yearlong project celebrating feminist thinking. SENT: 125 words, photos.
PEOPLE-Q&A-THERESA CAPUTO -- Theresa Caputo, known as the "Long Island Medium" on TLC, says she's not offended by skeptics of her psychic abilities. She also writes about loss in her new book, "Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again." By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.
FRANCE-BRITISH ROYALS -- Prince William and his wife, Kate, will meet French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday as Britain gets ready to launch divorce proceedings from the European Union. SENT: 135 words, photos. Will be updated.
MUSIC-CMA FEST -- Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley will perform at this year's CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee
TV-CRIMINAL MINDS-SHEMAR MOORE -- Shemar Moore is set to return to "Criminal Minds" for the season finale of the CBS drama, a year after leaving the series. Moore starred as FBI agent Derek Morgan for 11 seasons before stepping away last year. SENT: 115 words, photos.
REALITY STAR SENTENCED -- A reality star on the VH1 show "Love & Hip Hop" who was involved in an interstate drug ring has been denied a request for a shorter prison sentence. SENT: 125 words.
SEAN HANNITY-JUAN WILLIAMS-GUN -- Sean Hannity says he never pointed a gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams, despite a CNN report to the contrary SENT: 130 words, photos.
POWER-RANGER-SWORD-DEATH -- A former "Power Rangers" TV actor has pleaded guilty to killing his roommate, who was stabbed to death with a sword. SENT: 110 words.
ULYSSES-VIRTUAL-REALITY -- Students are developing a virtual reality game based on James Joyce's "Ulysses" as part of a class at Boston College. The goal of "Joycestick" is to expose new audiences to the works of one of Ireland's most celebrated authors, as well as to give a glimpse of how virtual reality can be used to enhance literature, said Joseph Nugent, the Boston College English professor who is coordinating the project. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 680 words, photos.
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SXSW-GYLLENHAAL AND REYNOLDS -- Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal discuss their new sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station called "Life" at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. By Dave Rauf. UPCOMING Saturday: 400 words by 8 p.m.
BOOKS-LISA SEE -- If she'd just stuck with her plan to write that family Christmas letter back in the early 1990s, Lisa See might still be reviewing best-selling novels instead of writing them. Instead, the 1995 publication of "On Gold Mountain," a history of Chinese migration to California that drew largely from her own family's colorful experiences, turned this fifth-generation Californian who straddles two U.S. cultures, Asian and Caucasian, into arguably Los Angeles' most prominent writer. Her 12th book, "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane," continues See's lyrical literary journey, one that connects often little-known and exotic aspects of Asian culture to modern-day Los Angeles' burgeoning Chinese community. By John Rogers. UPCOMING Saturday.
FILM-BOX OFFICE -- Disney's new "Beauty and the Beast" is expected to have the year's biggest opening yet, debuting with around $130 million despite the protests of some over its inclusion of a so-called "gay moment" in the film. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Sunday: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.
ROMAN POLANSKI -- A judge will hear from attorneys for Roman Polanski on Monday who are seeking to unseal a former prosecutor's testimony in their latest bid to end the fugitive director's unlawful sex with a minor case. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. UPCOMING Monday: Developing from a 1 p.m. court hearing.
FILM REVIEW-T2 TRAINSPOTTING. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT Monday: 625 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-SONG TO SONG. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Tuesday: 650 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. MOVED March 7, repeating Monday. SENT: 700 words, photos.
UPCOMING FILM REVIEWS: "Life," ''Chips," ''Power Rangers."
MUSIC REVIEW-LAURA MARLING. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Monday: 270 words, photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-SPOON. By Pablo Gorondi. SENT Tuesday: 250 words, photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-PETER MULVEY. By Steven Wine. SENT Tuesday: 200 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-ADULT. By Christopher Weber. SENT Wednesday: 260 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-FORGOTTEN GIRLS, BY OWEN LAUKKANEN. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday 340 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, BY GEORGE SAUNDERS. Reviewed by Rasha Madkour. SENT Monday: 340 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE ROANOKE GIRLS, BY AMY ENGEL. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Monday: 350 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE IDIOT, BY ELIF BATUMAN. Reviewed by Ann Levin. SENT Monday: 430 words.
COMING UP ON ENTERTAINMENT DAILY NEWS:
WASHINGTON-- Jennifer Garner urges Congress to fund early-childhood education.
LONDON-- Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson talk about their new sci-fi film, "Life."
LONDON-- DJ Rodigan talks about his biography.
LONDON-- "An American In Paris" arrives in London.
NEW YORK-- Christine Evangelista stars in "The Arrangement."
LONDON-- The Brothers Osbourne talk about their musical background.
NASHVILLE-- Country stars talk about what they do on snow days.
LOS ANGELES-- "Catfight" stars give tips on delivering a good fight scene.
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NEW YORK-- Danny DeVito talks about his new play.
LOS ANGELES-- A couple becomes engaged at screening of "Beauty and the Beast" in Hollywood.
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