• In this image released by Disney, Ruby Barnhill portraying Sophie, right, appears in a scene with the Big Friendly Giant, voiced by Mark Rylance in "The BFG," opening nationwide on July 1. (Disney via AP)

    In ‘BFG,’ Rylance takes on a new role: Spielberg regular

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Steven Spielberg offered a role to Mark Rylance, the actor said no. That was 30 years ago for “Empire of the Sun.” Now, Rylance can’t stop saying yes.

  • In this Thursday, April 14, 2016 file photo, Filipino boxer and Congressman Manny Pacquiao smiles as he answers questions from reporters upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, after beating American Timothy Bradley during their WBO welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas. Pacquiao pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate on Thursday, April 28, barnstorming in a province, south of Manila, despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

    Pacquiao presses senatorial campaign despite kidnap threat

    SAN PABLO, Philippines (AP) — Boxing star Manny Pacquiao pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate on Thursday, barnstorming in a province south of Manila despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him.

  • In this Feb. 15, 2016, file photo, Beyoncé presents the award for record of the year at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. After the recent debut of her visual album “Lemonade” on HBO, a Ticketmaster representative told The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 27, that the ticket outlet company saw searches for Beyoncé’s concerts increased by 116 percent compared to last week. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Beyonce slays at tour opening, offers no insight into album

    MIAMI (AP) — Whether scorned woman or confident seductress, Beyonce moved seamlessly between the two on the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami, offering no insight into the rumors of marital infidelity fueled by her latest album.

  • Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, right, is congratulated by David Ortiz (34) after his home run, his second of the night, during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Pedroia hits slam and solo HR, Red Sox beat Braves 9-4

    BOSTON (AP) — Dustin Pedroia needed a few extra feet for two homers. David Ortiz simply powered the ball around Fenway Park to pass a couple of Boston’s baseball legends.

  • Correction: LGBT Rights-Cancellations story

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story April 25 about Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato canceling their shows in North Carolina in protest of the state’s new law addressing LGBT rights, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mumford and Sons had also canceled their performance. The band performed in Charlotte and donated a portion of the proceeds from the show to a local LGBT organization.

  • Bevin revamps Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin has revamped the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission with 11 new members that include Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day and the son of former Gov. Brereton Jones.

  • Judge sets $1,500 bond in Johnny Manziel assault case

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas judge has set a $1,500 bond for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel in his misdemeanor domestic assault case.

  • In this April 7, 2014, file photo shows Toby Keith performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops  in Las Vegas.  Keith will perform a tribute to the late legend Merle Haggard during the American Country Countdown Awards on May 1, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Toby Keith reflects on Merle Haggard ahead of tribute

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Toby Keith said it was always a thrill to perform with Merle Haggard, whether it was playing together for fun or helping Haggard finish one of his last shows before his death at age 79.

  • In this April 5, 2016 file photo, Vashti Whitfield, widow of actor Andy Whitfield, poses at the premiere of the film "Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story)," in Beverly Hills, Calif. Andy Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Be Here Now’ film follows ‘Spartacus’ star’s cancer fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Whitfield found himself on the fast track in Hollywood in 2010, thanks to a starring role in the Starz series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Then he was diagnosed with cancer.

  • This image made from video shows singer Stevie Nicks singing "Rhiannon" during a surprise performance after the curtain call for the musical  "School of Rock," Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)

    Stevie Nicks surprises ‘School of Rock’ crowd, talks Prince

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks surprised the audience at Broadway’s “School of Rock” with a riveting performance of “Rhiannon” after the cast took its curtain call.