It's only May, but Universal Studios is already teasing a big reveal for this year's Halloween Horror Nights: a haunted attraction based on Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece The Shining.
Universal's theme parks in California and Orlando plan to channel the "unspeakable terror" of the 1980 film based on Stephen King's novel with "terrifying new mazes" that will "bring every gruesome moment and paranormal haunting that fans have seen in the film to life," a news release said....
In Case You Missed It: Elephant hunter crushed by elephant; Tom Hanks and The Rock's huge announcement; watch Cher turn back time at Billboard awards05/22/17 Blog
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.
ELEPHANT HUNTER CRUSHED BY ELEPHANT
A big game hunter in South Africa died Friday after an elephant fell on him, according to the Telegraph:...
The Internet has spoken, and it apparently wants fashionable, one-piece things for men to wear. Or it doesn't. Who can tell?
The RompHim, a "romper for men," will be a reality thanks to crowdfunding, but, like so many things online, its hard to distinguish if the public, or even the garments' creators, actually want these things or are just having a laugh (reality probably falls somewhere in between). ...
Zac Efron is set to take on what could be the darkest role of his career, especially for a guy known for comic fare like the Neighbors movies and the upcoming Baywatch.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Efron is set to star as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in a movie titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile....
Here's a quick update on the celebrity guests added to the lineup for Tampa Bay Comic Con since we last posted about it.
Joe Keery, who plays Steve Harrington on Stranger Things (and will be playing Ybor City with his band next month)....
South Tampa comfort food experts Datz caught the attention of food bloggers this week with the creation of a ridiculously high-stacked, Wonder Woman-themed cheeseburger.
The Amazon Warrior Burger features two patties and three sourdough buns in red, blue and gold, topped with white cheddar and American cheese stars that make the entire creation look reminiscent of the old-school Wonder Woman costume....
Someone started a GoFundMe campaign to engrave 'Family Guy' quotes and Internet memes on the Tampa Riverwalk05/11/17 Blog
When the people who frequent r/Tampa, reddit.com's discussion board for all things Tampa related, put their collective digital might together, things can happen (case in point: this Lightning logo).
Does that mean the Tampa Riverwalk could one day be engraved with "Nice undies!" or the Hunter S. Thompson quote, "We can't stop here, this is bat country."?...
Pat Jennings, whose art supplies business helped breathe life into the city's now iconic street murals, says he's closing shop for good after nearly 15 years in St. Petersburg.
The Art Supply Store at 2429 Central Ave. permanently discounted all its merchandise by 50 to 70 percent on Tuesday, with plans to shutter in June.
Surrounded by blank canvases and tidy rows of pencils, tubes and spray cans containing every conceivable color, plus a vibrant collection of paintings gifted to him by some of the area's best-known artists, Jennings, 65, said the decision was made quickly....
Tampa Bay will be well represented when chef Gordon Ramsay returns to MasterChef to tell home cooks that their fish is so awful, he wouldn't even serve it to his cat.
The eighth season of the reality competition series pitting talented amateur chefs against each other for a chance to win a cookbook deal and $250,000 premieres May 31, and features three competitors from the Tampa Bay area, Fox announced this week. ...
It was two years ago that Sam Bridgman came to Tampa from Oregon.
He left the comfort of having his immediate family nearby to study 3,000 miles away at the University of South Florida's Muma School of Business. He started an internship with the Tampa Bay Lightning the same week.
Though Freireich's ataxia, a rare degenerative disorder that began taking over his body at 15, cut short his days as a baseball standout and double black diamond skier, he hoped to remain active in sports with a degree in sports and entertainment management....
There's an MTV situation happening in Sarasota County.
The cable network debuted the first commercial for a Siesta Key-based reality series Sunday during the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
The new series based on the popular beach destination is titled Siesta Key and appears to be more like the reality soap opera The Hills than the reality bro fest Jersey Shore. ...
People thought it was an April Fools joke when Finnish brewery Karjala released 100-packs of beer last month (it wasn't). A rival brewery apparently thought it was a challenge.
Finland's Nokian Panimo brewery went viral this week when someone posted a photo (above) to Reddit with the caption "they're selling a thousand pack of beer in Finland."...
On-demand delivery app Postmates released Wednesday what it's tongue-in-cheekishly calling the national "burrito index," and according to their burrito data, Tampa just barely slipped in to the top-30-most-burrito-loving cities in the country this year.
They put their ranking of America's Top 30 Burrito-Loving U.S. Cities together by looking at data on the total number of burrito deliveries, frequency of those deliveries and "overall preference for burritos over other foods," a news release said....
Activision's Call of Duty World League Championship, one of the year's biggest events in competitive video games, is coming to the east coast for the first time, the Amway Center in Orlando announced Tuesday.
The gaming championship with $1.5 million in prizes is set for August 9 to 13 at the 20,000-capacity arena.
The top 32 qualifying teams from around the world will compete in "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" for the Playstation 4 in front of an audience during the event....
It's all about wieners and winners Saturday and Sunday at RiverFest in downtown Tampa.
The big addition to the third annual celebration of the Tampa Riverwalk is Saturday's Hot Dog Festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, which includes the crowning of "Tampa Bay's Best Hot Dog" through public voting, an eating competition and a "wiener dog derby."
Admission to RiverFest events is free, but for the price of a $13 wristband you can sample hot dog entries from local restaurants and cast a vote for the area's best from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday....