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By The Associated Press

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FRIDAY, AUG. 12

STORIES MOVING TODAY:

MUSIC-OUTSIDE LANDS

UNDATED ' The Outside Lands festival has acts like the Grammy-winning Arcade Fire and Muze as headliners, but co-promoter Rick Farman is just as excited about another attraction at the three-day event ' its culinary delights. "People (are) talking about what they're going to eat and going to drink ... almost as much as what they're going to see or hear music-wise," he said about the event, which starts Friday and wraps up Sunday. By Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody.

AP Photos.

TV-SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

LOS ANGELES ' Melanie Moore easily clinched the grand prize on "So You Think You Can Dance." Viewer votes overwhelmingly awarded the 19-year-old college student from Marietta, Ga., the title of "America's Favorite Dancer" and the $250,000 cash prize. By Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang.

AP Photos.

OBIT-JANI LANE

LOS ANGELES ' Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the metal rock band Warrant, has died in Los Angeles. He was 47.

MUSIC-3 DOORS DOWN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ' Multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down is moving forward by looking back. Lead singer Brad Arnold says the album "Time of My Life" talks about many things that went on in the past. By Caitlin R. King.

AP Photos.

MOVIE SCORES

LOS ANGELES ' A look at how "The Help," ''30 Minutes or Less" and other new movie releases are faring with critics.

AP Photos.

TV-SNL-BALDWIN

NEW YORK ' Alec Baldwin earns bragging rights as the most familiar "Saturday Night Live" host when he opens the NBC show's 37th season on Sept. 24.

AP Photos.

TV-LAW&ORDER:SVU

NEW YORK ' "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" often seems to echo real life, and the season opener of this NBC crime drama is no different.

AP Photos.

SPAIN-FILM FESTIVAL

MADRID ' The organizing committee of the San Sebastian Festival says Hollywood actress Glenn Close will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year's film festival.

SWEDEN-FILM AWARDS

STOCKHOLM ' Stockholm Film Festival organizers say French actress Isabelle Huppert will be honored with its 2011 lifetime achievement award for a career in movie and television spanning almost four decades.

INDIA-CASTE FILM

NEW DELHI ' A star-filled Bollywood film on India's caste system churned up passionate debate as it opened Friday, with angry lower caste groups trying to torpedo its release, saying it reinforces social prejudices against them. By Nirmala George.

AP Photos.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-THE HELP. By Movie Writer David Germain. AP Photos. Moved Monday.

FILM REVIEW-30 MINUTES OR LESS. By Movie Critic Christy Lemire. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.

FILM REVIEW-SENNA. By Movie Critic Christy Lemire. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.

FILM REVIEW-GLEE 3D CONCERT MOVIE. By Movie Critic Christy Lemire. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.

FILM CAPSULES. AP Photos. Moved Wednesday.

MUSIC REVIEW-LUKE BRYAN. By Michael McCall. AP Photos. Moved Monday.

DVD REVIEW-TWISTED SISTER. By Wayne Parry. AP Photos. Moved Monday.

MUSIC REVIEW-WATCH THE THRONE. By Ryan Pearson. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.

THEATER REVIEW-TRACES. By Drama Critic Mark Kennedy. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.

THEATER REVIEW-RENT. By Jennifer Farrar. AP Photos. Moved Thursday.

BOOK REVIEW-SPYCATCHER. By Mary Foster. AP Photos. Moved Monday.

BOOK REVIEW-THE ACCIDENT. By Jeff Ayers. AP Photos. Moved Monday.

BOOK REVIEW-THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE. By Henry C. Jackson. AP Photos. Moved Tuesday.

GAME REVIEW-NCAA FOOTBALL 12. By Dirk Lammers. AP Photos. Moved Thursday.

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ADDITIONAL VIDEO COVERAGE:

LOS ANGELES' Jason Momoa, Lisa Bonet and Rose McGowan attend "Conan the Barbarian" premiere.

LOS ANGELES ' Robert Rodriguez and daughter Alexa Vega talk about working together for "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D." Coverage planned.

LONDON ' Former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes talks about his first album in four years. Coverage planned.

INDIA ' Protests held against controversial Bollywood movie "Aarakshan." Coverage planned.

LONDON ' Canadian dance quartet Azari III on their debut album. Coverage planned.

MEXICO CITY ' Mass in memory of Mexican comedian and actor Cantinflas. Coverage planned.

NEW YORK ' Joey Fatone on his new show, "Karaoke Battle USA." Coverage planned.

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WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS

The following entertainment enterprise stories moved this week in The Associated Press report. They are identified here for immediate use for customers who may not have seen them initially. For questions, please contact Steve Loeper at 213-346-3135 or sloeper(at)ap.org.

CASEY ANTHONY

NEW YORK ' Casey Anthony, acquitted for murdering her daughter Caylee will likely face a choice when she decides to grant an interview: Should she take the best chance for rehabilitating her image or the best chance for a payday? Broadcast network executives are particularly skittish about the impression of paying subjects to talk. At the same time, networks wonder about sitting down with someone so deeply unpopular. By Television Writer David Bauder. Moved Monday. AP Photo.

SEPT 11-WATCHING IT

NEW YORK ' Whether in a bar in Tahiti or an office building in New York, television was the central gathering place for people to experience the horror of Sept. 11. Here are some stories of people who experienced the event on TV or were a part of conveying the event and its aftermath to the world. By Television Writer David Bauder. Moved Thursday. AP Photos.

SEPT 11-MOVIES

NEW YORK ' In the decade since Sept. 11, Hollywood's treatments of the tragedy ' such as "World Trade Center" and "United 93" ' haven't had close to the resonance of the vivid, high-definition televised images of that sunny morning. The more meaningful way that Sept. 11th influenced movies was indirectly. Movies, like "The Dark Knight," turned dark, questioning and paranoid. By Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle. Moved Thursday. AP Photos.

FILM-REMARRIAGE ROMANCE

NEW YORK ' An enduring movie plot device is that of the split-up parents who fall for each other all over again. There were the comedies of remarriage in the '30s like the Cary Grant classic "The Awful Truth" and later, the child-focused "The Parent Trap." Recently, films such as "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins" prey on the fantasy of mom and dad getting back together. For kids watching, it can be one Hollywood's more questionable dreams. By Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle. Moved Tuesday. AP Photos.

GIs OF COMEDY

LOS ANGELES ' When comic Will C. recalls his duty as a combat-tested ex-Marine ' then gazes upon the fairly substantial gut he carries in place of an M-16 rifle these days ' he likes to say the old warrior in him has gone MIA. "And by that I mean McDonald's, In-N-Out and Arby's," C. tells audiences. But he and four other well-traveled comedians will tell you they are still serving their country. Only these days they're doing it one joke at a time. They are the G.I.s of Comedy, veterans of every major branch of the U.S. military, a couple of Gulf wars and a countless number of nights in the comedy trenches of nightclubs and college campuses from here to New York. By John Rogers. Moved Thursday. AP Photos.

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LOOKING AHEAD

SUNDAY, AUG 14

DUELING SNOW WHITES

LOS ANGELES ' Moviegoers may want to take two bites of the same apple next year. A pair of live-action adventure flicks based on Snow White will come out in theaters just months apart. As it stands, the first, still-unnamed Snow White movie is scheduled for release March 16. That gives moviegoers two and a half months before "Snow White and the Huntsman" on June 1. Executives are confident that both projects can succeed, given their differences in stars, tone and plot. By Ryan Nakashima. AP Photos.

MONDAY, AUG. 15

FALL FILM PREVIEW

LOS ANGELES ' Brad Pitt reinvents baseball, while Kristen Stewart acquires a taste for blood. George Clooney runs for president, while Meryl Streep impersonates Margaret Thatcher. Leonardo DiCaprio puts America under surveillance, while Robert Downey Jr. faces a criminal mastermind. Variety abounds in Hollywood's fall and holiday season as studios pack the schedule with Academy Awards hopefuls, action flicks, comedy and music-themed tales and a family lineup that brings the return of the Muppets, dancing penguins, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Puss in Boots. By Movie Writer David Germain. AP Photos.

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