Hulk Hogan shows Harvey Levin his wrestling boots on Fox News' "Objectified."
For better or worse, Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea is our guy.
He's Tampa Bay's biggest resident celebrity by far, and we are measuring that in fame, not just in bicep inches.
The Hulkster's longtime connection to Tampa and his current home city of Clearwater will be front-and-center when Hogan appears on Fox News' Objectified Sunday at 8 p.m., says host and TMZ founder Harvey Levin.
Levin's interview with Hogan takes place at his Clearwater home as well as Hogan's memorabilia store in Orlando.
"He's deeply connected with Tampa. We talked a lot about it," Levin said by phone from Los Angeles. "I will say, he seems to have tentacles in two cities, Orlando and Tampa. Based on my conversation with him, I don't think it's out of the question that he'll run for mayor of one of those cities. We got into politics and I think he's intrigued."
Levin's interviews on Objectified are guided by the objects his celebrity subjects own. …
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." This will be the first child for the couple, who met at the Coachella Music Festival back in 2011.
Baby news: The relationship betweenRosie O'Donnell and her daughter, Chelsea, just got a whole lot more complicated. Chelsea, 20, announced that she is pregnant, and told the Daily Mail that her adoptive mother will not be a part of her child's life. "And no, I do not feel sad about that, to be honest," she said. O'Donnell, who lost her late ex-wife, Michelle Rounds, to an apparent suicide last week, tweeted out that Chelsea was trying to exploit Rounds' death with the timing of her baby announcement. "Michelle's death= money 4 Chelsea," O'Donnell tweeted. …
The new memoir by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sold 300,000 copies in its 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 candidate's book sold 167,000 hardback copies, with the remaining 133,000 copies divided between audiobooks and e-books.The book, released Sept. 12, is currently the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com.
The first-week sales number for What Happened is the highest for a nonfiction book since former Navy SEAL Mark Owen's No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden sold 250,000 copies in its first week in 2012.
Simon & Schuster also published President Donald Trump's most recent book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. It was released in November 2015 and sold about 200,000 copies in its first four months.
On Monday, Clinton kicked off a book tour for What Happened and her new children's version of her 1996 book, It Takes a Village. The tour will run through mid-December, with stops across the United States.
The scare zone inspired by horror flick Trick r' Treat is one of the most beautiful at this year's Halloween Horror Nights 27.
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 farewell to a 26-year staple: Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure.
The event also kicked off at a time when many just needed a good scream. Hurricane Irma had barreled through Florida just days earlier, leaving millions without power and still reeling from the weeklong anxiety of waiting for the storm.
Luckily, the park came out of the storm unscathed and debuted nine haunted houses and five scare zones to the tune of thousands of guests eager to scream their stress away.
The Times was there for opening night last weekend and got to experience all the spooks and screaming feet that come with walking around a theme park for six hours.
Here are just some of the nightmares you're in for at Halloween Horror Nights 27. …
Their new list, the Most Fun Cities in America, ranks Tampa No. 15, making it the third Florida city in the Top 20, behind strong showings from Orlando (No. 2), and Miami (No. 4). St. Petersburg ranked No. 48.
"WalletHub's data crunchers compared the 150 largest U.S. cities based on 58 key metrics. They range from fitness centers per capita to movie costs to average open hours of breweries.
"In order to determine the most fun cities in the U.S., WalletHub's analysts compared the 150 most populated cities across three key dimensions: 1) Entertainment & Recreation, 2) Nightlife & Parties and 3) Costs." …
Publicity still from the Foolish Mortals documentary.
Filmmakers Ryan Grulich and James H. Carter II aren't just casual fans of The Haunted Mansion ride. They're obsessed.
The two are so into the not-so-scary ride at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, they teamed up to create a documentary showcasing The Haunted Mansion's fan culture. And they're bringing Foolish Mortals to Spooky Day in the Parks in Orlando this weekend.
In its second season, Channel Zero cements itself as one of the scariest shows on television.
The Syfy anthology series from creator Nick Antosca brings to life Creepypastas, internet horror stories that read as creepy urban legends. The first season - Candle Cove - delved into mysterious disappearances and gruesome murders connected to a disturbing children's show from the 1980s.
The second - No-End House - puts a fresh, deeply surreal twist on the haunted house trope.
This season dives head first into grief and existential trauma with Margot (Amy Forsyth) a college-aged woman who's still mourning the death of her father (John Carroll Lynch) under unsettling circumstances. Margot's best friend Jules (Aisha Dee) returns home for the summer and reunites with Margot before a mood-changing night out on the town.
Unfortunately, the two - and about a dozen others - are lead to the No-End House, an urban legend haunt whose notoriety makes it a perfect dare for the early-20s crowd. Once inside, visitors are directed through mysterious rooms - each more disturbingly personal than the last. …
Words With Friends is adding 50,000 new playable words today.
It's hard to believe that the Scrabble-esque, mobile, multi-player game phenomenon known as Words With Friends has been around since 2009, but even more surprising might be the volume of new words (or something like words) that have entered the lexicon in that time.
The last eight years of social media, texting and pop culture have brought us acronyms like "FOMO" and "TFW," along with "bae," "hangry," "kween," "werk" "fitspo," "smize" and "turnt." "Bestie" and "BFF" have certainly been around longer, but failed to garner enough respect to be playable in Words With Friends — until now.
Starting today, all of the aforementioned words will be allowed, along with 50,000 other new ones being added to the game's new Social Dictionary. No longer will "yas" trigger an error message.
Is this move inspired by a Jimmy Fallon effect? The Tonight Show host recently used social media to lobby the game's makers to include "Ew," a nod to the catchphrase from his popular sketch, and that worked. …
Now that the Emmy Awards are over, the fall TV season can kick it into high gear. There are premieres every day this week, including returning seasons of The Little Couple, Dancing with the Stars, Gotham and The Good Place.
SEASON PREMIERE: Dancing With the Stars, 8 p.m., ABC: The 25th season begins with 13 celebrity contestants, including Drew Scott, Terrell Owens, Debbie Gibson, Barbara Cororan, Derek Fisher and Nick and Vanessa Lachey.
SEASON PREMIERE: Behind Closed Doors: The American Family, 11 p.m., TLC: The new series follows the daily lives of three families: Tam catches Paul texting an ex and Deena realizes Andy's affair has put a strain on her relationship with her daughters.
SEASON FINALE: America's Got Talent, 8 p.m., NBC: The top 10 acts compete one last night for a chance to win one million dollars.
SEASON PREMIERE: The Little Couple, 8 p.m., TLC: The new season sees Dr. Jen Arnold and her family make the big move to Florida so Jen can work at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. …
Sean Spicer made a cameo at the Emmy Awards on Sunday.
Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days.
WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan passes away at 73.
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, regarded by many as one of the greatest managers and commentators in professional wrestling, died on Sunday, the WWE released in a statement. He was 73.
While the cause of death hasn't been confirmed, the WWE Hall of Famer had been battling throat cancer since the early 2000s. With a career spanning more then four decades, Heenan formed what would become known as the Heenan Family, made up of the group of stars he managed. Among them were Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, Paul Orndorff, Arn Anderson and Ric Flair, all in the WWE Hall of Fame.
His announcing career was as successful as his managing career with constant verbal jousts alongside fellow WWE Hall of Famers Gorilla Monsoon and "Mean" Gene Okerlund. "The Bobby Heenan Show" had a brief run on USA Network as well. The wrestling community flooded Twitter Sunday night to pay tribute to Heenan.
Sean Spicer made a surprise cameo at the Emmy Awards.
Stephen Colbert hosts the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Who drew them? American Vandal
Netflix's true crime lineup gets a healthy dose of satire with American Vandal. The parody series from co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers) explores the aftermath of a high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. The eight-episode season is hilariously recorded by a sophomore documentarian as they investigate who exactly drew cartoonish wieners on the cars. The investigated zones in on a known-vandal senior, played by Jimmy Tatro, but soon finds holes in his and others' stories. True-crime junkies and those who hate the genre will find hilarity in this new series. Now streaming on Netflix.
Selena Gomez, the most followed celebrity on Instagram, shared some surprising news to her 117 million followers on Thursday.
The actor-singer received a kidney transplant due to lupus, posting a photo of herself and donor, TV actor and friend Francia Raisa, in hospital gowns holding hands. Gomez revealed her diagnosis back in 2015 and took a short hiatus to deal with panic attacks and depression.
Gomez, 25, shared that she was staying out of the spotlight this summer to focus on her recovery.
"It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you," she wrote in the caption. …
On the left is Florida on May 11, 2017 at around 3 a.m. The right is Sept. 11, 2017 at the same time.
Stunning images from NOAA and NASA satellites show what Florida's lights looked like from space before and after Hurricane Irma left millions in the state without power. The darkness is perhaps most stark in the Florida Keys, normally a bright line off the state's tip, which appears completely dark on in the after-Irma image.
Here's the full image from the Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS instrument, courtesy of NOAA. On the left is Florida on May 11, 2017 at around 3 a.m. The right is Sept. 11, 2017 at the same time.
At last year's Halloween Horror Nights, horror fans screamed in terror when confronted by Twisty the clown in the American Horror Story house.
Charles Gray is the man behind the screams at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights.
He's been one of the show directors for the annual event for about five years and this year he oversaw the storytelling and development of the nine haunted houses coming to the theme park starting Friday night.
So when you come face-to-face with Bloody Face in the American Horror Story house or flee in terror from an axe-wielding Jack in The Shining maze, thank Gray for the nightmares.
Gray recently called the Times to chat about what goes into bringing the best scares to the 27th year of Halloween Horror Nights.
As a show director for Halloween Horror Nights, what do you have your hands in?
Well, we have four show directors, and I'm in charge of the houses, what we call mazes. It's a very large task; very in depth. But I get to see it from inception to birth. I know the ins and outs of every house. I learn something new every year. There are always new challenges and new things to try. We always aim to build off the event's history.
How does Universal decide what intellectual properties (IPs) to showcase at Halloween Horror Nights? I'm sure it's a pretty complicated process. …
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