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Chelsea Tatham, Times Staff Writer

Chelsea Tatham

Chelsea is the chief editorial assistant in the Tampa office and staff writer for the Tampa regional sections. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, she earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications and media studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She came to the Times in 2014 as an editorial assistant in St. Petersburg before moving to Tampa. She writes news, human interest stories and contributes the The Feed blog.

Phone: (813) 226-3303

Email: ctatham@tampabay.com

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  1. Review: 'Great News' a zany comedy about working with your mom

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    NBC's newest comedy gives the spotlight to a 60-something Chicos-loving helicopter mom.

    And it's funny. Very funny. 

    Great News, boasting Tina Fey as an executive producer, follows Katie (Briga Heelan), an ambitious young news producer for The Breakdown, a cable news show out of New Jersey.

    Now 30, Katie is feeling stuck in her career and life, but remains incredibly close to her mom Carol (Andrea Martin), who's also looking for a change in her retirement years....

    Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin star in NBC's Great News.
  2. What to watch this weekend: 'Bill Nye Saves the World,' 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

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    BILL BILL BILL BILL: Bill Nye Saves the World

    If anyone is going to save our troubled world, it's going to be Bill Nye. The Emmy-nominated host, educator and engineer of Science Guy fame returns with Bill Nye Saves the World, tackling science fact and fiction. Each half-hour episode dives into a timely topic with Nye laying down the scientific facts through panel discussions, quirky lab experiments and special correspondents. In two episodes, Nye deftly takes on the controversies over vaccines and climate change, breaking down the truth for a studio audience to prove, "It's not magic - it's science!" Everyone's favorite science guy is back with his beloved bow ties now streaming on Netflix....

    Bill Nye, of Science Guy fame, stars in a new science talk show Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix.
  3. Review: Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' poignantly adapts Margaret Atwood's story

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    The relevance of The Handmaid's Tale isn't lost on anyone. And the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's famous dystopian novel is here to remind us, to quote the book: Don't let the bastards grind you down.

    The series premieres Wednesday on Hulu and tells the story of Offred (Elisabeth Moss), a designated Handmaid in the totalitarian Republic of Gilead.

    The series is a poignant adaptation of Atwood's story, deftly building upon the world the author created with freshness, yet retaining many of the same scorching scenes and resilient characters....

    Handmaids shop in the local market, where food is distributed by a ticket system. Besides bearing children, grocery shopping is their only other responsibility in the household.
  4. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Fargo' Season 3, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival League Podcast

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    Watch this week

    MONDAY

    Bates Motel, 10 p.m., A&E: Norman's legal problems get worse as Emma tends to family business and Romero starts his plan for revenge.

    Better Call Saul, 10 p.m., AMC: Jimmy and Kim hire an assistant while Mike seeks out a mysterious acquaintance.

    TUESDAY...

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Carrie Coon star in the third season of Fargo on FX.
  5. Star Wars Celebration 2017: 'The Last Jedi,' 'Rebels' Season 4 and other things you missed

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    The Force was strong with Orlando this weekend, where Star Wars Celebration brought casts and crews from the films, authors and collectors from all around the galaxy far, far away.

    Over the course of four days, the Orange County Convention Center was home to thousands of diehard Star Wars fans. The definitive Star Wars convention brought out all the stops in Orlando for the reveal of The Last Jedi teaser trailer, news on the next season of Star Wars Rebels and the reveal of the new Star Wars video game: Battlefront II....

    A replica of a child's dream Star Wars bedroom, made by Rancho Obi-Wan, a museum of the world's largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando April 13-16, 2017.
  6. What to watch this weekend: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000,' 'The White Princess,' 'The Leftovers'

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    Robot roll call: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return

    It's been almost 20 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000  went off the air. But after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, raising more than $5 million, MST3K makes its triumphant return Friday with brand new episodes and even more B-movies to riff on. Since the show's premiere in 1988, the 10-season series has retained a cult following. The revival finds a home on Netflix, a solid choice in the era of binge-watching. Like the original, The Return centers around a man (Jonah Ray) and his three robots - Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn), Crow (Hampton Yount) and Gypsy (Rebecca Hanson) - who are trapped by two mad scientists (Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt) and forced to watch terrible movies. They stay sane by ad-libbing and spewing witty one-liners about the films they watch. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back this weekend, and it's campier than ever. Now available on Netflix....

    Jodie Comer stars at Elizabeth of York in The White Princess.
  7. Review: New Mystery Science Theater 3000 does right by original cult comedy

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    Turn down your lights and get ready for the robot roll-call, a new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is now available on Netflix.

    The 11th season is truly a love letter to the original, but also brings freshness to the B-movie sci-fi setup that's sure to reel in a new generation of fans.

    It's been almost 20 years since MST3K went off the air. It started in 1988 and wound its way through 10 seasons and three networks before finding a new home on Netflix....

    The revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Jonah Ray as Jonah Heston alongside his robot pals Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo and Gypsy.
  8. Watch: George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill reunite at Star Wars Celebration for 40th anniversary

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    During the opening event of Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels reunited with with director George Lucas to celebrate 40 years of a galaxy far, far away.

    The five also gathered for a special 40th anniversary panel to pay tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, the beloved Princess Leia, who died in December of last year....

    Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, left, and Harrison Ford reunited at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando for the franchise's 40th anniversary.
  9. Review: 'The White Princess' beautifully charts turbulent and bloody Wars of the Roses

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    England, mid-15th century. The battle for the throne has been waging for decades, pitting family against family for over a generation. Everyone seems to have a legitimate claim to the crown and is willing to slaughter their adversaries not matter how closely related.

    No, this isn't Game of Thrones. It's the Wars of the Roses, portrayed in Starz The White Queen and its newest series The White Princess. The next and final chapter in the network's Wars of the Roses series is deliciously intriguing with all the trappings of a successful period drama: love, scandal and political strife....

    The White Princess stars Jodie Comer, Essie Davis, Jacob Collins-Levy and Michelle Fairley.
  10. Wizarding World of Harry Potter gets Hogwarts light show, holiday celebrations at Universal Orlando

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    Ready your robes and Hogwarts house scarves, Christmas is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this year.

    Starting Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, guests can immerse themselves in the sights, smells and tastes of Christmas in the magical world created by J.K. Rowling.

    Universal Orlando announced today that it's bringing a Christmas experience to its wildly popular Harry Potter lands  Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley  with festive decor, holiday-themed food and drinks and decorated storefronts in both areas of the Wizarding World....

    This year for the holidays at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, the Hogwarts castle will be a home to a special nighttime light show with projection mapping and memorable Christmas scenes from the Harry Potter series.
  11. Everything you need to know for the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando

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    Attention: Local nerf herders, Stormtroopers, rebels, Jedis and smugglers alike. Stars Wars Celebration is heading to Orlando this weekend for four days of light saber wielding, TIE fighter flying and learning the ways of the Force.

    The definitive Star Wars convention is back in Central Florida for a third time, bringing some of the biggest stars of the franchise. Better yet, the celebration comes just in time to celebrate Star Wars' 40th anniversary....

    The Star Wars Celebration is coming to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for a third time this weekend, bringing celebrity guests from all across a galaxy far, far away. Photo courtesy of Star Wars Celebration.
  12. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Sesame Street's' 'Meet Julia,' 'Better Call Saul' Season 3, Unexplained podcast

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    Watch this week

    Fast and Furious binge, Spike: The Fate of The Furious, the eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, premieres Friday. Get ready for more fast cars and impossible stunts by binging previous movies on Spike.

    Tuesday: The Fast and the Furious, 5:30 p.m.; 2 Fast 2 Furious, 9 p.m.

    Wednesday: The Fast and the Furious, 2:30 p.m.; 2 Fast 2 Furious, 5 p.m.; The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, 7:30 p.m....

    Today, Sesame Street debuted a new character, Julia, who has autism.
  13. What to watch this weekend: AMC's 'The Son,' 'American Playboy' on Amazon

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    Weekend couch planner

    Bunny maker: American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story

    "I'm Hugh Hefner. You might think you know all about me - the magazine, the mansions, the parties, the women - but you don't know the half of it," a voiceover says in the beginning of the trailer for American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story. The 10-episode docuseries chronicles the life of Playboy founder Hefner (played by Matt Whelan) using more than 17,000 hours of footage and 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's collection. The series is a mixture of re-enactments and archival footage. It begins in post-war America, taking viewers through the debut of Playboy magazine in 1953 and six decades of its creator's life and career. Now streaming on Amazon....

    Pierce Brosnan stars in the sweeping saga The Son on AMC.
  14. Interview: Jimmy Fallon shows off his new ride at Universal Orlando

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    ORLANDO — Jimmy Fallon found his home away from home inside Universal Studios.

    "My winter White House, yeah," The Tonight Show host said Monday, laughing inside the park's new replica of Studio 6B. "Yeah, this is my Mar-a-Lago."

    The Orlando park's newest ride, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, opens Thursday and brings the sights and smells of New York City and The Tonight Show to Florida....

    The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon answers questions in Universal Orlando's Studio 6B replica. His new ride Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon opens Thursday, April 6th at Universal Studios. The ride is in a recreation of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  15. What to watch this week: 'Dimension 404,' 'Brockmire,' 'Tonight Show' at Universal Orlando

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    Watch this week

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs from Universal Orlando, 11:30 p.m., NBC: All this week, Jimmy Fallon is at Universal Orlando for the opening of his new ride, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Fittingly, he's also taping his Tonight Show from the park.

    Previous coverage: Jimmy Fallon brings Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, Jay Leno to Universal Orlando for Tonight Show...

    Patton Oswalt stars in the second episode of Dimension 404 on Hulu.