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  1. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans visit Avengers fan with cancer (w/video)


    EL CAJON, Calif. — Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of human strength and endurance.

    In this photo provided by Amy Wilcox, Ryan Wilcox, second from left, poses for a photo with actors Chris Evans, left, Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow during a visit with Wilcox on Monday at his home in El Cajon, Calif. The Avengers teamed up to lift the spirits Wilcox, who has been at home for months battling cancer. [Associated Press]
  2. The interview: Donald Trump and frequent target Megyn Kelly call a truce


    NEW YORK — Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly appear to have called a truce.

    Megyn Kelly waits for the start of the Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa, in January.  Donald Trump says people who are bullied "gotta get over it" and fight back. -- a message he delivers to Megyn Kelly, the Fox News anchor who sat down with him for an interview months after he savaged her on Twitter and elsewhere.  [Associated Press]
  3. Police: Sinead O'Connor found safe


    CHICAGO — Police in suburban Chicago say Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor has been found safe.

    Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs during the Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa", in Milan, Italy, in October 2014. Police in suburban Chicago have put out a well-being check for the Irish singer. Wilmette police released a statement Monday saying O'Connor reportedly left the area for a bicycle ride at 6 a.m. Sunday and hasn't returned. [Associated Press]
  4. Are we ready for a gay Disney princess? We may be closer than you think

    Pop Culture

    The antelopes next door were gay — maybe.

    Mitch in "ParaNorman," who surprised audiences by casually mentioning his boyfriend. "I knew it was the first of its kind when I was writing it," said dirctor Chris Butler. [Laika-Focus Features]
  5. Here's why 'Harry Potter's' Emma Watson has an offshore company listed in the Panama Papers


    NEW YORK — A representative for Harry Potter actor Emma Watson said she had an offshore company for privacy reasons only.

    Emma Watson poses for photographers during the photocall for the film, "Regression," in Madrid, Spain.  A representative for Watson said on Wednesday that the "Harry Potter" actress had an offshore company for privacy reasons and not for tax benefits. The company, Falling Leaves Ltd., was named in the so-called Panama Papers, a series of leaked documents that detail how politicians and celebrities hide their wealth. [Associated Press]
  6. Can Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly bury the hatchet? We'll see on her Fox TV special


    NEW YORK — When Megyn Kelly sits down with Donald Trump for her prime-time special on the Fox broadcasting network, the Fox News Channel host hopes to call a truce to the war waged by the presumptive Republican nominee since he began slamming her after last August's Republican debate, where he was galled by her …

    Megyn Kelly poses for a portrait in New York. Donald Trump is a guest on Kelly's first Fox network special, which airs May 17. [Victoria Will | Invision via AP]
  7. Kristen Bell, Chris Evans and what happens when celebrities talk about anxiety and depression


    The interview is shown in black and white, as if to warn viewers of the serious business ahead. Bright, bubbly, Frozen actor Kristen Bell is sitting across from YouTube show host Sam Jones. The four-minute video starts in mid-conversation because the interview has been trimmed down into short, viral-ready …

    Kristen Bell poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit in April. IN a recent YouTube video, Bell revealed she started medication for her mental-health issues at a young age. "I still take it today and I have no shame in that, because my mom had said to me, 'If you start to feel this way, talk to your doctor, talk to a psychologist, see how you want to help yourself,'" she continues. [Associated Press]
  8. Prince's addiction and an intervention too late


    CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince Rogers Nelson had an unflinching reputation among those close to him for leading an assiduously clean lifestyle. He ate vegan and preferred to avoid the presence of meat entirely. He was known to eschew alcohol and marijuana, and no one who went on tour with him could indulge either.

    Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Last month, friends sought urgent medical help, alarmed by his hidden dependency on painkillers. [Chris Pizzello | Invision via AP]
  9. Comedian Katt Williams arrested in Georgia (for the fourth time this year)


    ATLANTA — Comedian and actor Katt Williams was arrested after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager, police in an Atlanta suburb said Thursday.

    Katt Williams was arrested, police said, after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager. 
Associated Press (2013)
  10. Bar review: Tampa finally has a bar-arcade in Lowry Parcade

    Bars & Spirits

    It's hard to overestimate how culturally important video arcades were in the '80s and '90s. If you were a kid or young adult during this period, there's a very good chance that you spent a significant chunk of your free time dropping quarters into coin slots and furiously mashing buttons under the glow of an arcade …

    Tampa’s Lowry Parcade: Does it get any better than this? Vintage arcade games and fine brews are served up. NBA Jam? Frogger? Tron? Yes, yes and yes.