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Pop Rocks

A pop culture blog

Get a daily dose of crackling commentary from the minds at TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune on the things that seem to matter most to somebody or they wouldn’t be so darn popular.

Gogol Bordello storms Gasparilla stage

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Gogol Bordello storms Gasparilla stage Eugene Hutz was covered in sweat, and claret from bottles of burgundy.

Best bets: Fun things to do this weekend

Published:   |   Updated: March 6, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Best bets: Fun things to do this weekend Tribune entertainment editor Kim MacCormack talks weekend events with Jack Harris and Tedd Webb on 970-WFLA AM, including two shows by guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. For more things to do, check out this week's b...

Adam Levine took the perfect photo with a very nervous fan, via the 'Kane Show'

Published:   |   Updated: March 5, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Adam Levine took the perfect photo with a very nervous fan, via the 'Kane Show' A 10-year-old boy was a little nervous when he came face-to-face with his idol Adam Levine on Monday, but the Maroon 5 singer handled the encounter beautifully.

TBS releases video of Conan O’Brien in Cuba

Published:   |   Updated: March 4, 2015 at 03:34 PM

TBS releases video of Conan O’Brien in Cuba Late night host Conan O’Brien’s historic trip to Cuba last month will air at 11 tonight on TBS and the cable network has released a preview.

Pop Rocks: Jon Stewart, WWE Superstar?

Published:   |   Updated: March 3, 2015 at 03:17 PM

Pop Rocks: Jon Stewart, WWE Superstar? Self proclaimed “fake news” anchor Jon Stewart is branching (way) out since announcing his departure from the “Daily Show” last month.

Did SNL’s ISIS skit cross line of poor taste?

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Did SNL’s ISIS skit cross line of poor taste? Most skits on “Saturday Night Live” make us laugh, but one this past weekend made some cringe and wondering if the NBC show may have gone a little too far.

How many ‘stars’ from the new ‘Dancing With the Stars’ have you heard of?

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How many ‘stars’ from the new ‘Dancing With the Stars’ have you heard of? “Dancing With the Stars” has revealed the stars for its upcoming 20th season, and, no offense, but the list left most of us around here asking “who?”

Norm Macdonald: Eddie Murphy turned down Bill Cosby on 'SNL 40'

Published:   |   Updated: February 19, 2015 at 10:57 AM

Norm Macdonald: Eddie Murphy turned down Bill Cosby on 'SNL 40' For the most part, the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special was a smash success.

Jimmy Fallon recreates Bayside High for ‘Saved By The Bell’ reunion

Published:   |   Updated: February 5, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Jimmy Fallon recreates Bayside High for ‘Saved By The Bell’ reunion If you were wondering if Mario Lopez survived a wild weekend in Tampa during the Gasparilla Pirate Fest, you got your answer on the #x201c;Tonight Show#x201d; Wednesday. ...

‘Hodor’ coming to Tampa to DJ Rave of Thrones party

Published:   |   Updated: February 4, 2015 at 05:39 PM

‘Hodor’ coming to Tampa to DJ Rave of Thrones party Start sewing your khaleesi costumes now because Rave of Thrones, a “Game of Thrones”-themed dance party tour, is coming to Tampa.