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  1. The song that country radio is afrid to play

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    Alana Lynn, a morning co-host on country music station 104.3 FM in Boise, Idaho, was excited to play Little Big Town's latest single for her listeners. Girl Crush, a powerful ballad about a woman envious of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, seemed destined to be a hit.

    Little Big Town wants you to know their song is actually about jealousy.
  2. Veronica Roth on 'Insurgent': a Q&A

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    At 26, Veronica Roth already has penned a bestselling YA book trilogy and co-produced two films, including The Divergent Series: Insurgent, starring Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller and Kate Winslet. Roth wrote Divergent when she was a 21-year-old college senior; her wild ascent has been a surreal ride. She …

    Veronica Roth, inset, wrote the first book in her Divergent series while she was in college. Above, Kate Winslet and Ansel Elgort in a scene from the new movie, The Divergent Series: Insurgent.
  3. 8 reasons we love 'Pretty Woman'

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    Twenty-five years before Lily James shoehorned herself into a princess gown to play Cinderella, another up-and-comer donned a differently problematic dress for a romantic fairy tale that also struck box office gold.

    Gere, Roberts in Pretty Woman: The plot was absurd, but who cared?
  4. 'Project Bluestreak' heralds new era in free gaming

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    Clif Bleszinksi, the creator of Gears of War, left Epic a couple years ago saying he wanted to really branch out, that he was basically tired of doing the big-budget, sci-fi shoot-'em-up thing.

    There’s no word what Project Bluestreak is about, but it sure is pretty.
  5. Update: Police say call about shots at Lil Wayne's Miami Beach home was hoax


    MIAMI BEACH — An apparent hoax summoned a strong police response Wednesday to the home of rapper Lil Wayne after an unknown caller reported a shooting.

     (2014)   Lil Wayne performs on stage at the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre  in Tampa last year.
  6. 'Star Wars' to 'Lincoln': A conductor picks his top five John Williams pieces

    Music & Concerts

    Ask a diehard John Williams fan to pick his top five pieces, and he'll probably say it's just not possible. • Such is the case for Bob Bernhardt, who visits the Florida Orchestra this weekend to conduct an all-John Williams concert spanning everything from Superman to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's …

    Bob Bernhardt is the guest conductor for an all-John Williams concert with the Florida Orchestra this weekend.
  7. An appreciation of Leonard Nimoy's Spock from a lifelong fan


    He was a green-blooded, pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan, but we could relate to him.

    Actors in the TV series "Star Trek," from left, Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott, are shown in this undated photo. [Associated Press]
  8. Leonard Nimoy, Spock of 'Star Trek,' dies at age 83 (w/gallery)


    Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut Star Trek, died Friday at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was …

    Leonard Nimoy arrives at the LA premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles in May 201. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in 'Star Trek' died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. [Associated Press]
  9. 'Gamergate' drags on, but trolls will not succeed

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    There's a moment, I think, in every devoted parent's life when they look at their child and think that anything is possible. This child, they think, can be anything or do anything she wants, and it's my job to help her get there.

    Brianna Wu ID’d this person as making death threats earlier this month.
  10. Stephen Hawking has defied odds by living with ALS for decades


    On April 20, 2009, a moment arrived that doctors had foretold for decades. Stephen Hawking, a scientist who overcame debilitating disease to become the world's most renowned living physicist, was on the cusp of death. The University of Cambridge released grim prognoses. Hawking, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral …

    Stephen Hawking, right, and cast member Eddie Redmayne arrive on the blue carpet for the UK premiere of "The Theory of Everything" at the Odeon in Leicester Square, central London, this past December. Redmayne won a Best Acting Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking. [Associated Press]