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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.

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.

Station’s new format: WBRN-98.7 FM is all about Bubba

Published:   |   Updated: February 2, 2015 at 05:12 PM

Station’s new format: WBRN-98.7 FM is all about Bubba Many in #x201c;Bubba's Army#x201d; were thrilled to hear that Bubba the Love Sponge Clem would be returning to Tampa's airwaves with his own show after he was dropped by WHPT (102.5-FM #x201c;The Bone#x201d;) in August....

New ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ book coming soon, so where’s the movie?

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New ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ book coming soon, so where’s the movie? Fans of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy (#x201c;The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,#x201d; #x201c;The Girl Who Played With Fire,#x201d; and #x201c;The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest#x201d;) will be happy to know that a fourth novel featuring hacke...

Jeff Bridges wants to help you sleep during the Super Bowl

Published:   |   Updated: January 29, 2015 at 04:16 PM

Jeff Bridges wants to help you sleep during the Super Bowl Ever wanted to lay in bed while The Dude peacefully lulls you to dreamland.

South Tampa named one of 10 ‘sexiest’ neighborhoods in U.S.

Published:   |   Updated: January 27, 2015 at 04:50 PM

South Tampa named one of 10 ‘sexiest’ neighborhoods in U.S. The dude-focused food, drinking and city guide website Thrillist is telling the rest of the world what locals will probably say they already knew: South Tampa is sexy.

Super Bowl ads: Kardashian makes fun of herself, Couric confused by the Internet

Published:   |   Updated: January 27, 2015 at 01:25 PM

Super Bowl ads: Kardashian makes fun of herself, Couric confused by the Internet Even if you're not a fan of Kim Kardashian, famous person, you have to kind of respect her new Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile.

Jon Stewart trashes Florida in 'Daily Show' segment to welcome Rubio

Published:   |   Updated: January 14, 2015 at 11:56 AM

"The Daily Show" loves a good Florida joke, that much was clear when correspondent Jason Jones reported "live" from a Tampa strip club and a hilariously humidity-averse John Oliver called our city "the land that time forgot" during the show's taping ...