What are the rules to this game, Ben?
I'm asking because, as the officiant, you've been sort of arbitrary lately.
This week's four eliminations make perfect sense and no sense at all if you measure them against everything that happened up to this point.
Jennifer got cut because she hadn't spent enough time with Ben, but Leah, who'd never had a one-on-one date remained. Leah got cut because she spent her precious time with Ben ragging on Lauren B. instead of making her case, but Emily, who started the Olivia witch hunt, got to stay. Olivia got cut because she said she was in love with Ben and he couldn't reciprocate, but every girl has said this in some form for the past two weeks and most of them got another shot. And Lauren H. got eliminated for reasons unknown because Ben couldn't even dignify her with a cocktail party or proper explanation as he walked her to the car. ...
Lynn Toler's heard about a lot of wild nights in her line of work.
She's been the judge on TV's Divorce Court for 10 years and presides over more than 160 cases annually.
"We once had a wife who slept with the best man instead of the groom on the wedding night," said Toler, 57, who has been a judge for 20 years. "They were married for 90 days and I was shocked they lasted that long."...
The '60s TV band that somehow became a real band, the Monkees, is hitting the road once more to celebrate a new album and 50 years of faking it until they made it.
It will be their second outing since the passing of vocalist and dreamboat Davy Jones. Original member Mike Nesmith toured with the group following Jones' passing, but won't be on the road this go round, according to Rolling Stone. ...
Way back in the '90s and early '00s, I might have been labeled a nerd.
I watch anime and collect figurines. My Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw -- I'm sure because I've taken both versions of the Pottermore Sorting Hat Quiz. All my imaginary boyfriends are lead actors in Korean dramas.
Back before geek culture became de rigueur, people like me were weird. Now, we're just considered fans -- and we're driving the economy. #truefacts...
02/03/16 Food & Dining
Tickets for the always in demand Bern's Winefest go on sale Saturday, and those in the know will have their browsers queued up that morning.
Going into its 19th year, the wine and cocktail week of events sponsored by Tampa's Bern's Steak House kicks off at 10:15 a.m. April 10 with the Bern's Birthday Bubble Brunch at the Epicurean Hotel. The event features a mural unveiling to celebrate Bern's 60th anniversary and meal on the garden terrace prepared by chefs Chad Johnson and Jonathan Atanacio....
Emperor Palpatine and Joffrey Baratheon to bring their reigns of terror to Tampa Bay Comic Con in August02/02/16 Blog
It’s still seven months away and already Tampa Bay Comic Con is announcing some big guests including Emperor Palpatine and King Joffrey Baratheon.
Ian McDiarmid and Jack Gleeson will make their appearances at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., on August 6 and 7, the convention announced.
Scottish actor McDiarmid is most famous for his time at the Sith Lord Darth Sidious in the Star Wars franchise though he’s been in more than 40 films since starting his career in 1976. Gleeson, who played Joffrey on Game of Thrones, considers himself a retired actor at the ripe old age of 23....
Everyone on the show seems to be crazy town, but none more so than Ben Higgins himself for expecting to meet someone genuine in this pressure cooker of expectations.
He eliminated Jubilee in the middle of a group date because she had withdrawn considerably in the past two weeks. Jubes started as outgoing and bubbly – the way all the girls are expected to be – but her early one-on-one date got her invested in a possible relationship with Ben. She said it got harder to watch him go on dates and make out with others. Outside of Olivia, she seemed like the only other girl deeply invested in relationship with Ben. Not a relationship with The Bachelor, but one with Ben Higgins....
Just in time for the annual new year's resolution relapse comes two holidays focused on the sweeter side of life.
Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras are Monday and Tuesday respectively, and local celebrants have spent the past few weeks preparing to feast like there is no tomorrow.
The point isn't just to satiate. These food traditions rooted in religion also offer those who believe an incentive to eat like a kid again. In both holidays, sweets supposedly bring luck. ...
Harry Potter fans descend on Universal Orlando for a weekend of wizarding featuring Ron Weasley and Dumbledore's Army01/30/16 Blog
There's not much new at this year's A Celebration of Harry Potter weekend at Universal Studios Orlando.
Organizers spent the third year fine tuning the three-day fan expo and drawing big name talent from the films to the theme park.
Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright), Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis), Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) will take part in Q&A panels at Universal Studio's Music Plaza stage at 4:15 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Sunday-- and boy do they have some stories to tell. ...
Rupert Grint could feel Alan Rickman looming behind him as he drew an unflattering portrait of Rickman's character Severus Snape while filming a potions class.
"I was absolutely terrified," laughed Grint, who played Ron Weasley in all eight of the Harry Potter films. "He was a great actor. … I'm sad to see him go."
Grint told a throng of reporters at Universal Studios Orlando's third annual A Celebration of Harry Potter on Friday night that news of Rickman's death was "quite a sideswipe. I was devastated last week." ...
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.
Such is the magic of Lip Sync Battle, Spike TV's wildly popular celebrity competition show.
When the Ritz Ybor announced Wednesday that it would be hosting a local Lip Sync Battle on May 14, it seemed to go slightly against the spirit of television's best competition. Anyone can submit an audition video to compete in this local battle; 10 standouts will be culled from the herd of submissions after April 1. But the whole reason people care about Spike's Lip Sync Battle is because people like Hathaway, Justin Bieber and Joseph Gordon-Levitt — people we are accustomed to seeing in serious settings — get to let their hair down....
Determined not to let NBC have all the criticism, Fox will premiere its first of two live musicals in 2016 on Sunday: Grease: Live.
The popular musical about randy teens in the 1950s will be the network's first foray into the unwieldy logistics of producing a live musical for a television audience. Next is October's production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox....
Oprah tweets about losing weight while loving bread and sends Weight Watchers stock through the roof01/27/16 Blog
Sound the trumpets. Call the watchmen. Toll the victory bells.
Oprah Winfrey said we can eat carbs, you guys. We've won.
The billionaire talk show mogul and 10 percent shareholder in Weight Watchers International tweeted a video about her love of bread yesterday while simultaneously declaring that she was able to lose 26 pounds eating bread everyday. ...
Pirates and wenches can walk the plank.
Tampa's annual answer to the Mardi Gras festival is a headache for anyone who'd like to go out and enjoy the spring-like weather without stepping in piles of puke or being knocked unconscious with hurtling bead missiles. We don't begrudge the binge-drinking scallywags their good times, but, you know, public drunkenness isn't everyone's bag.
More than 100 years of tradition helps the Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest drown out all the other fun to be had in Tampa Bay during the last weekend in January....
Watch out, moms of America. When Ben Higgins is done wooing the self-obsessed, attention hungry, relationship rejects of The Bachelor, he's sure to land a gig somewhere in his true calling: Little League coach.
Seriously, this guy spends more time giving pep talks and building self-esteem than an elementary school counselor.
Olivia, Lauren B., Jubilee, JoJo, Haley and Emily all needed reassurance from their TV boyfriend last night and he was there, clutch as ever, doling out compliments and kisses in equal measure....