Top 10 blog posts of 2010: Alex Sink's 'cheating,' Michael Lynche advancing on Idol
Last week we looked at tampabay.com's most popular stories of 2010. Hot topics included foreclosures, airport body scanners and the Gulf oil spill. Tampabay.com's top 10 blog posts from the year offer a different mix of topics: Alex Sink's 'cheating' during a gubernatorial debate, top gadgets for college students and St. Pete's Michael Lynche advancing in American Idol, to name a few.
1. All Eyes: The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975: Twenty-three images show the horror of the Vietnam War.
2. The Buzz: Alex Sink cheated during the debate: During a gubernatorial debate, Alex Sink violated an agreement against notes when her makeup artist showed her a phone with a message during a commercial break.
3. All Eyes: Images of Iceland volcano: An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since 9/11 as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travelers on six continents.
4. The Gadget Guy: Eight great gadgets for college dorms: Jack Rowland writes writes about cool gadgets for students heading to college.
5. The Feed: American Idol rumor: St. Pete native Michael Lynche is among the show's Top 24 semifinalists: Media critic Eric Deggans confirms a rumor that Lynche, a Gibbs High School graduate, will move ahead in Idol.
6. The Buzz: What was Sen. Mike Bennett looking at during Senate session? Sunshine State News reports that it captured video of Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, "looking at pornographic material on his state-issued computer on the Senate floor."
7. The Juice: Christina Aguilera has a new friend, who's a boy: The singer has apparently replaced her estranged husband Jordan Bratman with some guy named Matthew Rutler.
8. The Buzz: Alan Grayson tops himself with Sarah Palin rant: An outlandish campaign e-mail from U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando.
9. Stuck in the '80s: Mindy Cohn needed a makeover ... that's a Fact of Life: Mindy Cohn, aka "Natalie" from '80s TV classic Facts of Life, will be getting a makeover from resident style experts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly on What Not to Wear.
10. The Feed: Anchor Leigh Moody leaves Bay News 9: Palm Harbor native Leigh Moody was fired from her anchor job at Bright House Networks' 24-hour local cable newschannel Bay News 9.
Take a look at tampabay.com's full report on top stories of the year, then tell us the most memorable story for you.