LONDON (AP) – “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff will appear in the London stage production of the hit musical “Chicago.”

Hasselhoff will play scheming lawyer Billy Flynn in his debut on the British stage at the Adelphi Theatre. The show has run in the West End for seven years.

Hasselhoff, 51, is booked for 60 performances starting July 16.

“This is not about making money – this is about following my heart, challenging myself and having fun,” Hasselhoff said.

4 claim Wayans rip-off

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) – Four men claim the Wayans brothers stole the idea behind the movie “White Chicks” from them.

Mario Pittore and brothers Jason, Jon and James Coppola sued last week in federal court, seeking $15 million in damages.

“We feel not only does it rip us off, but it’s not even as good” as the Pittore-Coppola script, said Pittore, 30.

“White Chicks” stars the Wayans as black FBI agents who pose as young white hotel heiresses. The movie has grossed $37.3 million since it opened June 23.

The mens’ script, titled “Johnny Bronx,” is about a bumbling black FBI agent who impersonates a white man to infiltrate the mob.

Swedish royals’ perfume

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) – Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will market their brand of perfume worldwide, their cosmetics company said Monday.

The perfume is named Solliden, after the couple’s summer residence on the island of Oeland in the Baltic Sea. It has been sold in royal palace gift shops for more than 10 years.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the World Childhood Foundation, which the queen founded to help teenage mothers and sexually abused children.


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