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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.

‘Dolphin Tale 2’ poster revealed

Published:   |   Updated: May 30, 2014 at 03:48 PM

‘Dolphin Tale 2’ poster revealed
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is celebrating the reveal of the poster for “Dolphin Tale 2,” scheduled to open in theaters on Sept. 19.

Steve Perry surprises concertgoers with performance

Published:   |   Updated: May 27, 2014 at 04:20 PM

With so many Journey songs recently making a huge comeback on “Glee,” I’ve frequently Googled “what happened to Steve Perry.”

Watch: Will Ferrell drum battles doppleganger Chad Smith on ‘Tonight Show’

Published:   |   Updated: May 23, 2014 at 10:24 AM

The suspense had been building for months, ever since a fan on Reddit asked Will Ferrell about his uncanny resemblance to Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith — who basically looks like Ferrell, but with a backwards hat.

Video: ‘It’s Always Sunny’’s Charlie Day gives perfect commencement speech

Published:   |   Updated: May 21, 2014 at 01:01 PM

Don’t be afraid to fail and don’t wait for success to come to you.

Pat Sajak goes viral, tweets climate ‘alarmists are unpatriotic racists’

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Pat Sajak goes viral, tweets climate ‘alarmists are unpatriotic racists’ A tweet from “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak is blowing up on Twitter. ...

‘Dancing With the Stars’ selects Season 18 champs

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“Dancing With the Stars” contestants — and pretty much everyone’s favorite couple this season — Meryl Davis and her professional dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were named the winners of Season 18 on Tuesday night...

A’s Josh Reddick has best walk-up song

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I’m not much of a baseball fan and I’ve never heard of A’s outfielder Josh Reddick until today, but he is my new favorite player....

Kim’s Tuesday musings: Scary Newton and ‘DWTS’

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Kim’s Tuesday musings: Scary Newton and ‘DWTS’
Dear Las Vegas Tourism Board: If you want me to visit your fair city and drop loads of cash at the casinos, lounges and shows, I recommend you reconsider putting Wayne Newton in your commercials.

Big Guava Day 3 review: Chance the Rapper, Grouplove, more

Published:   |   Updated: May 5, 2014 at 02:37 AM

Big Guava Day 3 review: Chance the Rapper, Grouplove, more After two dreary days at the Big Guava Music Festival, the sun finally shined (and shined, and shined) on the Florida State Fairgrounds for the third and final day of the inaugural Tampa concert festival. ...

Vampire Weekend closes out second day of Big Guava fest

Published:   |   Updated: May 4, 2014 at 02:58 AM

Vampire Weekend closes out second day of Big Guava fest New York indie rockers Vampire Weekend closed out Day 2 at the Big Guava Music Festival on Saturday with their first-ever concert in Tampa.