NBC to offer VR Olympics content to Samsung users

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says it will provide 85 hours of virtual reality programming during the Rio Olympics in August – but only to users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and the Samsung Gear VR headset. Virtual reality coverage of sports has been growing since VR headsets...
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Smallest national park? Kosciuszko, forgotten son of liberty

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the hip-hop Broadway smash “Hamilton” can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in another forgotten hero from America’s fight for independence? That...

Lions Gate to buy cable channel Starz in $4.4 billion deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Film and TV studio Lions Gate says it is buying cable channel Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion. Lions Gate is the company behind “The Hunger Games” movies and the “Orange Is The New Black” TV series. Englewood, Colorado-based Starz...

Planned WTC arts complex gets $75M from Ronald Pearlman

NEW YORK (AP) — A planned performing arts center for the World Trade Center site has received a $75 million donation from billionaire businessman Ronald Perelman. Officials said Thursday the donation will fund the construction, endowment and operations of the long-stalled...

Pregnant Alanis Morissette posts nude underwater photo

Alanis Morissette has posted a nude photo of herself sporting a large baby bump while floating underwater. The singer quotes her 5-year-old son Ever Imre in the caption on Instagram , writing “you have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful...
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New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

AP Photo/Alex Brandon NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different. Fans will get to hear from first-timers Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy and Jeremih as well as from festival...

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