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This week's celeb baby news, arrests and breakups

Baby news: Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is going to be a dad. The actor, 38, and his wife Lauren Parsekian announced the news on Instagram, with Paul posting a photo of Parsekian holding her baby bump with the caption "Hey everyone. Look what I did."...
Published: 09/22/17
Florida bought more Pasta Passes from Olive Garden than almost any other state

Florida bought more Pasta Passes from Olive Garden than almost any other state

Floridians would like their bowls of pasta to never, ever end. That is the lesson to take from this news that Olive Garden excitedly shared Thursday morning: Florida was the No. 2 state with the largest number of Pasta Pass purchases.What is a Pasta ...
Published: 09/22/17
Sleeping With Sirens' Kellin Quinn talks voice care, going pop, the future of guitar rock and more

Sleeping With Sirens' Kellin Quinn talks voice care, going pop, the future of guitar rock and more

It’s a full-time job, being the singer of a popular rock band with a new album dropping in the middle of the tour. But Kellin Quinn isn’t opposed to considering what comes next. “As I get older, it would be cool to have an opportuni...
Published: 09/22/17
Feeling mental fatigue after Hurricane Irma and other disasters? It's real.

Feeling mental fatigue after Hurricane Irma and other disasters? It's real.

TAMPA — Blackness. Eyes closed or open, the same. Imperfect silence, a faint hum that might be the purr of tires on Nebraska Avenue or the susurration of your breath passing through ten inches of water and foam ear plugs. When your body stills ...
Published: 09/21/17
Updated: 09/22/17

This Bronski Beat video ain't necessarily appetizing

I don't claim to know a lot about competitive eating contests, but I do know some name like Joey Chestnut and Kobayashi. While everybody knows about the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest that started in the late '70s, there was competitive eating in '...
Published: 09/21/17
What the 10 terms Merriam-Webster just added to the dictionary say about our foodie culture

What the 10 terms Merriam-Webster just added to the dictionary say about our foodie culture

Joining "troll" (as in, a rude person on the Internet, not a bridge-dwelling creature), "alt-right" and "dog whistle," 10 food-related words were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this week. That's out of 250 new terms, a pretty good ratio that...
Published: 09/21/17
'What Happened'? Clinton memoir sold 300,000 copies in first week

'What Happened'? Clinton memoir sold 300,000 copies in first week

Despite being met with decidedly mixed reviews, What Happened, Hillary Clinton's new memoir about the 2016 presidential campaign, sold a whopping 300,000 copies in its first week. According to publisher Simon & Schuster, the former presidential c...
Published: 09/21/17
Halloween Horror Nights: 'The Shining,' 'Saw' and more things to give you nightmares at Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights: 'The Shining,' 'Saw' and more things to give you nightmares at Universal Orlando

The 27th year of Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights will scare the pants off you -- in the best possible way. This year's fright fest is pivotal. It brings Stanley Kubrick's psychological horror classic The Shining to life, and it says farew...
Published: 09/21/17
KB Home cuts CEO's bonus after vulgar rant at Kathy Griffin (w/video)

KB Home cuts CEO's bonus after vulgar rant at Kathy Griffin (w/video)

NEW YORK — One of the nation's biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after a vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin was caught on tape and went viral.KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, who is a neighbor of Griffin's in Califo...
Published: 09/21/17
Tampa Bay theaters usher in a broadened vision, new works in 2017-18

Tampa Bay theaters usher in a broadened vision, new works in 2017-18

By Andrew Meacham • Times Performing Arts CriticJack London would have approved. • As Freefall Theatre was preparing the world premiere of White Fang, itself a hymn to wildness, its performing space was savagely attacked by Hurricane Irma...
Published: 09/21/17