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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Best Bets podcast: What’s happening this weekend?

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Tribune entertainment editor Kim MacCormack talks weekend events with Jack Harris and Tedd Webb on 970-WFLA AM, including Darius Rucker at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amhitheatre and the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium. For more things to do, check out this weekend’s best bets on TBO.com.

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‘Uptown Puck’ remixes ‘Uptown Funk’ into Lightning playoff anthem

Published:   |   Updated: May 20, 2015 at 01:58 PM
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“This here for that ice cold, that be the thunder, that Lightning bolt. This here for those thunder sticks, them Lightning fans at Amalie. Stylin’, wildin’, bringing the cup to this city,” sings Wild 94.1 host Orlando Davis on “Uptown Puck,” the Lightning-themed “Uptown Funk” remix he debuted on his morning show.

Davis says he was so inspired when the Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals that he started writing with the Bruno Mars track in mind and was recording the song 10 minutes later.

Davis’ Lightning fandom might even surpass this octopus at the Florida Aquarium.

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Bill Murray pops out of a cake on Letterman, looks drunk on MSNBC

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With shades of the final scene from “Ghostbusters,” a cake (not Marshamallow Man)-smeared Bill Murray brought “Late Show” full circle for David Letterman’s penultimate episode.

Murray was the first guest when Letterman debuted on CBS in 1993 and has since appeared on the show dressed as Peter Pan, a football player, Liberace, a jockey and a sort of 19th century dandy, but his final appearance on Tuesday night (which included swigging vodka straight from the bottle) will likely go down as his most memorable.

Here’s the full video, including a cakey kiss for one lady in the audience.

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Jack’s back for Halloween Horror Nights

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Halloween is still more then five months away, but Universal Orlando has already revealed a major detail for Halloween Horror Nights 2015.

Jack, the murderous clown character who became the event’s most memorable icon when he appeared in 2000 with the theme “You Don’t Know Jack,” is returning for Halloween Horror Nights’ milestone 25th year.

Jack looks a little older, a little rougher, but just as terrifyingly insane as ever in the teaser (above) that the park posted today to reveal that “Jack’s back.”

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Many unlikely happy endings in ‘Mad Men’ series finale

Published:   |   Updated: May 18, 2015 at 07:42 PM
By Carl Lisciandrello

What exactly is a happy ending, anyway?

Is it the one which we can grasp in our own limited scope? The one which we can relate to, with the confidence and assurance that it is the preferred outcome for the characters with which we’ve given so much of our time and emotional being?

Is it OUR happy ending, the one WE want to see?

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Best Bets podcast: What’s happening this weekend?

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Tribune entertainment editor Kim MacCormack talks weekend events with Jack Harris and Tedd Webb on 970-WFLA AM, including Singin’ in the Rain tribute at the Mahaffey and Straz, and John Fogerty at the Amphitheatre. For more things to do, check out this weekend’s best bets on TBO.com.

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Indiana Jones bar and restaurant coming to Disney

Published:   |   Updated: May 14, 2015 at 02:46 PM
By Christopher Spata

Looking for a more or less snake-free spot to hang your hat, toss your whip on the next barstool and enjoy a unique cocktail in the Orlando area?

Walt Disney World is creating just the place with a new “Indiana Jones”-themed bar and restaurant coming to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney), according to the Disney Parks blog.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (a nod to the the name of Indiana Jones’ pilot from the beginning of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”)

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Hamburglar speaks, lies to his wife in odd new McDonald's video

Published:   |   Updated: May 13, 2015 at 05:24 PM
By CHRISTOPHER SPATA TBO.com staff

The Hamburglar spoke his historic first words today (because “robblerobble” is not a word), and in true criminal fashion those first words were a lie to the Hamburglar’s wife.

In a strange, new video that McDonald’s posted to Twitter, the strangely handsome neo-Hamburglar made his first full appearance, crouching outside a McDonald’s and telling his wife via phone that he was at a party store and definitely not getting ready to commit a Class A misdemeanor at a fast food restaurant.

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First trailer for ABC’s ‘The Muppets’ is Kermit meets ‘The Office’

Published:   |   Updated: May 13, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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ABC is bringing Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and even hecklers Statler and Waldorf (still crotchety as ever) back to TV in “The Muppets.”

The new trailer for the series shows it’s a mockumentary in the style of “The Office” with a behind the scenes feel that includes one-on-one interviews and “will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires...,” according to ABC’s announcement.

“It’s sorta an adult Muppets show,” Kermit says in the trailer.

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Best Bets podcast: What’s happening this weekend?

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Tribune entertainment editor Kim MacCormack talks weekend events with Jack Harris and Tedd Webb on 970-WFLA AM, including Big Guava and the Burger Showdown. For more things to do, check out this weekend’s best bets on TBO.com.

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