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  1. In rare interview, Bob Dylan holds forth on Frank Sinatra, Joan Baez, Minnesota and his hair

    Music & Concerts

    An old rock-and-roll legend has it that Bob Dylan and George Harrison were supposed to record with Elvis Presley, but The King was a no-show. As Dylan tells it, though, Presley "did show up, it was us that didn't."

    Bob Dylan performs at  the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, 2012, in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. [Fred Tanneau | AFP | Getty Images]
  2. Video: In their ongoing feud, Schwarzenegger slams Trump's approval ratings: 'You got swamped'


    LOS ANGELES — Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning the table on Donald Trump by taking to social media to criticize the president's own approval ratings.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles last November. Schwarzenegger turned the table on President Donald Trump by taking to social media on March 21 to criticize Trump's approval rating. [Associated Press]
  3. Looking Back: Ron Howard and Cocoon write St. Petersburg's ticket to Hollywood (1984-1985)


    Throughout 1984 St. Petersburg was abuzz with excitement over Hollywood coming to town. Actor/director Ron Howard was making his movie about senior citizens and aliens and it was St. Petersburg's shot at the big time. This collection of stories and photos appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times between …

    Wilford Brimley and Ron Howard stand on the corner of Central Ave. and 4th St. in St. Petersburg during the filming of the movie, "Cocoon."
TIMES | Rob Clark Jr.
  4. So, how Irish are you? Tell a family story this St. Patrick's Day

    Pop Culture

    How Irish are you?

    The answer this week is probably "very," especially if you enjoy green beer and outrageous amounts of corned beef and cabbage. But it's also possible you're a good bit Irish year-round, given that Irish is the second most common ancestry among Americans, according to the Census Bureau. (Edging …

  5. Everyone's listening to the 'Missing Richard Simmons' podcast, but has the fitness icon really gone missing?


    LOS ANGELES - Richard Simmons is gone.

    His fitness studio in Beverly Hills is shuttered. On its stoop is a sun-bleached edition of the Beverly Hills Courier from January. Inside is the wreckage of a livelihood: piles of debris, tongues of pink insulation, a dusting of pulverized drywall on the ballet barres. In …

    Richard Simmons on Capitol Hill in 2008. He became an anti-obesity crusader with a focus on boosting self-esteem. [Washington Post photo by Melina Mara]
  6. One Direction's Louis Tomlinson arrested in airport scuffle


    LOS ANGELES — One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, an incident the singer's lawyer described as "provoked" by paparazzi.

    In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on in Los Angeles. Tomlinson has been arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, an incident the singer's lawyer described as "provoked'' by paparazzi [Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP]
  7. All Eyes photo gallery: Banksy's art fills West Bank's 'Walled Off Hotel'

    Pop Culture

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A Palestinian guest house packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy was unveiled Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the worst view in the world."

    A Banksy wall painting showing an Israeli border police officer and a Palestinian in a pillow fight is seen in one of the rooms of the "The Walled Off Hotel" in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Friday. The owner of a guest house packed with the elusive artist Banksy's work has opened the doors of his West Bank establishments to media, showcasing its unique "worst view in the world." The nine-room hotel named "The Walled Off Hotel" will officially open on March 11. [Dusan Vranic | Associated Press]
  8. Looking Back: Anita Bryant came to Tampa Bay to promote orange juice, air conditioners and Jesus (May 14, 1971)


    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on May 14, 1971. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Norman Zeisloft.

    Anita Bryant promotes Orange Juice in the parking lot of Dick Mills Air Conditioning and Heating in Clearwater.

TIMES | Evan R. Steinhauser
  9. In video, Oprah Winfrey teases at a possible run for president


    Media mogul Oprah Winfrey, one of the few celebrities whose political endorsement actually meant something (see "the Oprah Effect" of 2008), is now toying with a presidential bid of her own.

    Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage at Hearst MagFront 2016 at Hearst Tower on Oct. 25 in New York City. [Getty Images]
  10. Two people knew instantly that 'La La Land' didn't win; why did it take so long to announce?


    LOS ANGELES — At the climactic final moment of the 89th Academy Awards, when Faye Dunaway read the name of the film printed on the card in front of her — La La Land! — there were two people, standing on each side of the stage in the Dolby Theater, who knew immediately that the film she had just …

    Warren Beatty, center, discusses the results of the Award for Best Picture with Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences officials and producers from La La Land at the Oscars on Sunday.