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  1. 'Love Story' actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal return to Harvard 45 years later


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal rolled onto the Harvard campus Monday in an antique convertible similar to the one used in Love Story and reminisced about the film that made them household names nearly half a century ago.

    Actors Ryan O'Neal, left, and Ali MacGraw hold hands as they are introduced for a talk with students on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Monday more than 45 years after the release of their 1970 classic "Love Story." The duo, now in their 70s, currently are co-starring in a national tour of "Love Letters," which is about a man and a woman who maintain contact over 50 years through notes, cards and letters. [Associated Press]
  2. David Bowie wanted ashes scattered in Bali

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    NEW YORK — Rock legend David Bowie wanted his ashes scattered in Bali "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals," and he left most of his estate to his two children and his widow, the supermodel Iman, according to his will filed Friday in Manhattan.

    David Bowie wanted his ashes to be scattered in Bali, "in accordance with the Buddhist rituals," and left most of his estate to his widow, the supermodel Iman, and his two children, according to his will filed Friday.
  3. From Tampa, Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin remembers bandmate Paul Kantner

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    Last spring, Paul Kantner rung up his old Jefferson Airplane bandmate Marty Balin at home in Tampa and invited him out on tour. Balin took one look at the "crazy, ridiculous" schedule Kantner proposed, and said no.

    Members of the rock group Jefferson Airplane pose for a photograph in San Francisco in 1968. From left, Marty Balin, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady. Kantner died at a San Francisco hospital on Thursday. [Associated Press]
  4. Buckhorn vs. Kriseman, Fuccillo vs. Roz: Fantasy picks for Tampa Bay's 'Lip Sync Battle'


    Watching Oscar winner Anne Hathaway run and jump onto a prop wrecking ball in a tank top and men's underwear is a next-level type of entertainment.

    The Ritz Ybor announced Wednesday that it would be hosting a local Lip Sync Battle on May 14. Here's our fantasy Tampa Lip Sync Battle cast
  5. Joseph Fiennes — yes, the white British actor — will portray Michael Jackson in TV movie


    LONDON — Joseph Fiennes will star as Michael Jackson in a one-off TV comedy set to broadcast later this year — a casting decision that has added fuel to a raging debate about opportunities for non-white actors in movies and TV.

     Joseph Fiennes, the white British actor on the left, has been cast to portray the late Michael Jackson, the black pop star on the right, in a TV movie called "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon." [Associated Press photos]
  6. Will Fox's 'Grease: Live' be the one that we want?


    Determined not to let NBC have all the criticism, Fox will premiere its first of two live musicals in 2016 on Sunday: Grease: Live.

    Aaron Tveit, left, and Julianne Hough rehearse as Danny Zuko and Sandy for Grease: Live airing live Sunday on Fox. Tveit and Hough lead a cast that seems experienced in musicals.
  7. Graham Nash talks hits and setlists before his Clearwater gig

    Music & Concerts

    Graham Nash knew he had something special the moment he laid down Myself at Last, a delicate track on his forthcoming album This Path Tonight.

    Graham Nash, a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (for his roles with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), will perform at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre.
  8. William Shatner brings a little 'Bill' to his one-man show


    The journey from Kirk to Bill has spanned a half century.

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  9. Bowie, Rickman, Frey: Why is everyone dying at once?

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    Mornings of late have taken on a new dread.

    People look at floral tributes laid next to a mural of British singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C in Brixton, south London, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer in January at 69. He was born in Brixton.
  10. Star Wars yoga class teaches lightsaber moves

    They've seen all the Star Wars movies, studied the mythology, bought the cool merchandise.

    What's next?

    Now they want to move like Jedis.

    Alfred Smith, 40, left, and Santiago Martinez, 38, teach a lightsaber class at I Am Equilibrium yoga studio in South Florida.