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January 12, 2017 1:00 AM

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Foxx to host 'Shazam' game show

Associated Press

Jamie Foxx is turning game-show host.

The Oscar-winning actor will host Fox TV’s “Beat Shazam,” an interactive game show based on the song-identification app Shazam.

The game show’s producers include Mark Burnett of “Survivor” and “The Voice.”

Foxx will preside over “Beat Shazam” as teams of two compete against the clock and other contestants to identify hit songs. The team with the highest score will end up competing with the Shazam app for a cash prize.

“Beat Shazam” is intended to be a “big summer event” for Fox this year, Fox Television Group chief executive Gary Newman told a TV critics’ meeting Wednesday.

Bonnaroo lineup

U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd are set to headline the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June.

Festival organizers announced the 2017 festival lineup on Wednesday.

U2’s set will include its 1987 album, “The Joshua Tree.” Other artists set to perform during the four-day event include Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, The xx, Tove Lo, Lorde and Cage the Elephant.

Fiennes as Jackson

A British TV network has offered the first glimpse of actor Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson in an upcoming comedy series.

Sky Arts has released a trailer for its upcoming “Urban Myths” series, which it says looks at “remarkable stories from well-known historical, artistic and cultural figures, which may or may not have happened in real life.”

In the preview, Fiennes is shown wearing Jackson’s signature hat while seated in a car driven by Elizabeth Taylor, who is played by Stockard Channing. The network says one episode will detail a supposed road trip taken by Jackson, Taylor and Marlon Brando in 2001.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Katherine MacGregor is 92. Singer William Lee Golden is 78. Actor Anthony Andrews is 69. Actress Kirstie Alley is 66. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is 66. Singer Ricky Van Shelton is 65. Radio personality Howard Stern is 63. News correspondent Christiane Amanpour is 59. Keyboardist Charlie Gillingham is 57. Actor Oliver Platt is 57. Singer-director Rob Zombie is 52. Rapper TBird is 50. Model Vendela is 50. Singer Zack de la Rocha is 47. Rapper Raekwonis 47. Singer Dan Haseltine is 44. Bassist Matt Wong is 44. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) is 43. Singer Jeremy Camp is 39. Singer Amerie is 37. Actress Naya Rivera is 30. Singer Zayn is 24. Singer Ella Henderson is 21.