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Developer of proposed Lucas museum looking outside Chicago

May 5, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas said Tuesday that opposition to a Chicago lakefront museum by a parks advocacy group has prompted a search outside the city for a site. more »»

 
 
 
Attorney: Prince had arranged to meet Calif. addiction doctor

May 5, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis attorney said Wednesday that Prince had arranged to meet with a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment the day before he died. more »»

Prince being added to Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame

May 5, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is being inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. more »»

Hulu to offer live-streaming service starting in 2017

May 5, 2016 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. more »»

Comedian Patton Oswalt remembers wife in touching essay

May 5, 2016 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. more »»

John Boyega goes from ‘Star Wars’ to the stage

May 5, 2016 LONDON (AP) — John Boyega is going from space battles in “Star Wars” to earthbound struggles onstage at London’s Old Vic Theatre. more »»

‘Hamilton’ sets a new record with 16 Tony Award nominations

May 4, 2016 NEW YORK — The megahit musical “Hamilton” has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another step in the show’s march into theatrical history. more »»

Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies

May 4, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Afeni Shakur, the political activist mother of slain rap icon Tupac Shakur who inspired her son’s work and strived to keep his legacy alive, has died. She was 69. more »»

Group opposing Lucas museum OKs stay, skeptical of new site

May 4, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — A nonprofit suing to stop plans by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas for a lakefront museum by the Chicago Bears’ stadium says it’s not enthusiastic about an alternate site nearby. more »»

Paul McCartney: 1957 desegregation crisis inspired ‘Blackbird’

May 3, 2016 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Paul McCartney says he met with two of the women who integrated Little Rock’s Central High School, saying the 1957 crisis inspired the Beatles’ hit song “Blackbird. more »»

Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO’s ‘Henrietta Lacks’ movie

May 3, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is expanding her participation in HBO’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” to an on-screen role. more »»

‘Family Guy’ creator to sing with Boston Pops opening night

May 3, 2016 BOSTON (AP) — “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane is helping the Boston Pops kick off its spring concert series. more »»

Cowabunga! Ninja Turtles are official NYC ambassadors

May 2, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are New York City’s official family ambassadors for 2016. more »»

Hundreds gather in south Minneapolis to celebrate Prince

May 2, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in south Minneapolis to celebrate the life and music of Prince. The Sabathani Community Center hosted the block party Saturda. more »»

‘Maze Runner’ shoot delayed further due to star O’Brien’s injuries

May 2, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Principal photography on “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” has been further delayed to allow star Dylan O’Brien more time to recover from injuries he suffered during the shoot in... more »»

Will Ferrell ‘not pursuing’ Reagan film, says spokesman

May 2, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about President Ronald Reagan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday. more »»

Big Freedia twerking her way to stardom

May 2, 2016 NEW ORLEANS — Talk about your ups and downs. more »»

Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

May 2, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. more »»

 
 
 

 

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