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  1. Why do people even hold hands, anyway?

    Human Interest

    Nothing lit up the internet this week quite like hand holding, or the lack of it.

    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on May 23, 2017. AFP PHOTO / Filippo Monteforte.
  2. Powers Boothe, known for playing villains, dies at 68


    LOS ANGELES — Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the movies "Tombstone," "Sin City" and "The Avengers," has died. He was 68.

    Actor Powers Boothe attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" in Los Angeles. Boothe died Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was 68. [Associated Press]
  3. Back on 'Survivor,' Tampa lawyer Brad Culpepper shakes the bad guy image

    The Feed

    Brad Culpepper sat in his Tampa high-rise office, water view gleaming behind him. He wore a short-sleeved shirt that showed off a striking bicep injury, torn from years on the football field.

    Brad Culpepper, a former NFL player and contestant on the reality show "Survivor," is seen in his law office in downtown Tampa on Monday, May 8, 2017. Culpepper is currently appearing in his second season on the show. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times
  4. Newest A-lister niche: cute couple next door

    Pop Culture

    So, John Legend is coming to Clearwater.

    This is not exactly breaking news. Yeah, he's an Oscar and Grammy winner, and yeah, he just scored the cover of Time's "Most Influential" issue. But he's also here quite a lot, headlining concerts and charity events like a February luncheon in Tampa addressing …

    Coming to Clearwater: musician John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and their just-a-regular couple vibe.
  5. Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, has died at 73


    Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning filmmaker who observed emphatically American characters with a discerning eye, a social conscience and a rock 'n' roll heart, achieving especially wide acclaim with "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 73.

    Jonathan Demme appears at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 24, 2006.  Demme died, Wednesday from complications from esophageal cancer in New York. He was 73. [Associated Press]
  6. Ex-Fox News guest: Hannity made 'uncomfortable' advances

    The Feed

    A former Fox News guest says Sean Hannity made her feel "uncomfortable" by repeatedly asking her to his hotel while on assignment more than a decade ago, and said she stopped appearing on the host's show soon after refusing to meet him.

    Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity speaks during a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in Phoenix. in March 2016. Hannity told the New York Daily News for a story published April 23 that accusations of sexual harassment from former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel are "100% false and a complete fabrication." [Associated Press]
  7. So, Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock are in the Oval Office and...


    WASHINGTON — How was the chocolate cake, guys? On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump hosted a few dinner guests at the White House including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, rocker/conservative activist Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.

    Sarah Palin posted this photo of her with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on her website. [White House photo by Shealah Craighead]
  8. None of the pills found at Prince's Paisley Park estate had been prescribed to him, court records say


    Investigators found pills in several parts of Prince's Paisley Park estate outside Minneapolis after he died of an opioid overdose last year, but none of them had been prescribed to the pop star, according to court records released Monday.

    Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in 2013. [Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
  9. Harrison Ford visit, Fisher tribute launch 'Star Wars' event in Orlando

    Pop Culture

    How do you celebrate 40 years of Star Wars in 90 minutes?

    Costumed fans of the <i> Star Wars </i>  franchise wait in a massive line outside the Orange County Center on Thursday.[ Orlando Sentinel via AP]
  10. Pepsi pulls widely mocked ad showing protest with Kendall Jenner (w/video)


    NEW YORK — Pepsi is pulling an ad that has been widely criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes.

    Kendall Jenner attends the world premiere of "Zoolander 2" in New York in February 2016. [Associated Press]