WASHINGTON — In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, designers, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers.
B.B. King performed for audiences all over Tampa Bay through the many years of his lengthy and legendary career. Here's a sampling of photos from some of those concerts. Maybe you, like our staff photographers, were fortunate enough to be in attendance. If so, please leave a comment below.
The symptoms were all there for American Idol — falling ratings, high talent costs, advertiser defections. Few were surprised when Fox announced this week that the show's upcoming 15th season would be its last.
LONDON — In the week of an election that has failed to make hearts flutter, many in Britain rejoiced on Monday after Kensington Palace announced that Britain's new princess would be named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
TRENTON, N.J. — No, Kirstie Alley is not involved with politically motivated lane closures in New Jersey.
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Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer
The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday. Emily has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. …
WASHINGTON — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom."
GARLAND, Texas — A tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum has caught fire along an interstate near Dallas, but no one was injured.
NEW YORK — Daredevil Nik Wallenda says he'll walk untethered on top of a 400-foot observation wheel in Orlando this month.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new limited edition "Forever" stamp honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou.