Seen and Heard
Expect a roar at the upcoming Super Bowl.
The 30-year-old has ruled the Billboard charts since her debut album, “One of the Boys,” was released in 2008. “Roar” the lead single from her latest album, “Prism,” became her 10th No. 1 Top 40 track after debuting at No. 1 on iTunes in 68 countries.
By Ashley Reams Mistretta
I have a girl crush on Zooey Deschanel, and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Her cute clothes, her experimentation with nail art, her acting skills, her singing voice—I love it all, and I’m pretty sure if we met, we’d be BFFs.
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are coming up quickly, and if you’re looking to score deals on gifts this year, now’s the time to plan.
Here are six tips from a story by The Associated Press to help you make the most of the holiday shopping season kick-off. Read the full story here: Shoppers should do homework before Black Friday.
♦ Plan ahead: Scope the stores and websites ahead of time. Scan the Black Friday ads to see which deals are the best. Then map out when you hit the stores. Many retailers are opening on Thanksgiving — at different times.
All he wanted was some Taco Bell.
But in the early morning hours after his 33rd birthday, Gabriel Harris was arrested, and he’s now facing a charge of resisting arrest with violence.
According to a story from The Associated Press, employees at a Volusia County Taco Bell wouldn’t serve the intoxicated Harris on Sunday because he was on a bicycle in the drive-thru lane. Harris refused to leave after placing an order at the window as the restaurant was closing just after 3 a.m.
BY CHRISTOPHER SPATATBO.com staff
When you have as many candid songs about sex as Garfunkel and Oates do, fans can become a little, say, comfortable.
The musical comedy duo of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome have charmingly upbeat folk songs about TV desert island sex, confusingly terrible sex, completely unintentional sex and even a Pat Robertson-skewering gay rights anthem titled “Sex With Ducks.”
“You get some people saying creepy things on the Internet, but that’s just kind of the Internet,” Lindhome said during a call from her home in Los Angeles where she and Micucci planned to spend the rest of the day working on songs. “But a lot of people will come up to us and tell us really interesting personal stories about their sex lives, like the kind of stuff a person wouldn’t even share with their close friends. And how do you respond to that? We just say, ‘OKaaay, good to know.’ We don’t mind though.”
The world’s tallest roller coaster will soon tower over Orlando’s International Drive entertainment corridor.
The company behind the Skyscraper, a 570-foot-tall roller coaster, released a ride along video Monday showing what riders will experience.
The ride will anchor a planned 495,000-square-foot entertainment complex called Skyplex, featuring arcade games, rock climbing walls, bars, restaurants and retail stores, a news release from US Thrill Rides said.
By Ashley Reams Mistretta
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn called Monday’s start of Coast Bike Share an opportunity to encourage “the best and the brightest young people from around the country” to come to Tampa.
“I think these blue bikes are going to be a symbol of the progress that we’ve made and the number of young people that we’ve attracted,” he said at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Buckhorn joined representatives from Coast to ride the bicycle sharing company’s new bikes and promote the program, which is now open to founding members.
Besides rides, animals and strawberry shortcake, the Florida Strawberry Festival is noted for its annual entertainment lineup, featuring some of country music’s more notable acts.
This year’s lineup, however, will appeal to much wider range of tastes.
R&B star John Legend, Christian rock standouts Newsboys, and even a Polka band (Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra) are among the acts announced this morning for the 2015 festival, which celebrates its 80th year and runs from Feb. 26 to March 8.
It earned that distinction in 1972, more than half a century after the building was erected as a gathering place for Cuban National Club members in 1917.
At the turn of the 20th century, Ybor’s immigrant groups — mostly cigar workers — organized dues-supported clubs as mutual aid societies. Members and their families were provided free medical and educational services, library membership, recreational opportunities, invitations to dances, picnics and more.
BY JOSÉ PATIÑO GIRONATribune staff
Laura Palomo, of Wimauma, was headed toward independence, working a job at the new Amazon distribution center in Ruskin and living with her boyfriend and his mother.
That was three weeks ago.
Now, at 23, she’s back home, head of the household this time, caring for her three younger siblings after their mother was hit by a car and killed.