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Hulu will offer live-streaming service in 2017

AP Photo/Dan Goodman NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events. That pits the streaming service against similar offerings from Dish’s Sling TV and...

Cyndi Lauper adds country record to her multifaceted career

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop singer, songwriter and Broadway musical composer Cyndi Lauper added a little country twang to her signature Queens accent. Her country and western covers album “Detour,” which is out on Friday, brings another...

John Boyega goes from ‘Star Wars’ to London’s Old Vic stage

AP Photo/Uncredited LONDON (AP) — John Boyega is going from space battles in “Star Wars” to earthbound struggles onstage at London’s Old Vic Theatre. The theater says the 24-year-old actor will get his first West End starring role in “Woyzeck,”...

Comedian Patton Oswalt remembers wife in touching essay

AP Photo/Matt Sayles NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Patton Oswalt has authored a touching essay nearly two weeks after the unexpected death of his wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara. In the essay posted on time.com , the 47-year-old Oswalt writes that McNamara’s...

Craig Ferguson to host NBC’s Red Nose Day charity telecast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig Ferguson will host NBC’s second Red Nose Day telecast for children in need. NBC said Wednesday that Ferguson will be joined by stars including Kristen Bell, Julianne Moore, Paul Rudd and Jack Black in a live prime-time special airing later...

Prince is being added to the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is being inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. Theater officials announced Wednesday that the late musician will join previous honorees such as Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson when he’s officially...

It’s Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you

AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying It’s not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one. May the Fourth, as in “May the Fourth Be With You” has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year’s revival of the series with...

Captain America says he isn’t afraid of superhero fatigue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America: Civil War” star Chris Evans isn’t worried about superhero fatigue at the cineplex. The actor, who dons Captain America’s mask and shield a fifth time for the latest Marvel movie, says the studio knows how to...

After ships and planes, Chinese singers assert sea claims

AP Photo/Nick Ut BEIJING (AP) — China’s military has dispatched ships and planes – even constructed new islands to assert its maritime claims. Now it’s deploying a new set of tools to uphold Chinese sovereignty: Magicians, singers and actors. Famed singer...

Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million

LONDON (AP) — A London auctioneer says a diamond the size of a tennis ball that is the largest discovered in more than a century could sell for more than $70 million. Sotheby’s says it will offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29. The diamond was...