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’Hobbit’ goes out on top with $90.6 million debut

’Hobbit’ goes out on top with $90.6 million debut

NEW YORK – While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.
Updated: 11 hours ago
James Bond producer skipped Hollywood for St. Petersburg

James Bond producer skipped Hollywood for St. Petersburg

The man who helped bring Ian Fleming’s dashing secret agent James Bond to film is remembered by his children as a loving husband who abandoned the lucrative franchise and skipped Los Angeles for St. Petersburg so he could devote more time to h...
Updated: 13 hours ago
Mann shines in a tweaked, enjoyable ‘Phantom’ at Straz

Mann shines in a tweaked, enjoyable ‘Phantom’ at Straz

If something isn’t broken, you don’t fix it — but maybe you can tweak it to renew interest.
Updated: 18 hours ago
‘Unbroken’ is in serious need of repair

‘Unbroken’ is in serious need of repair

Whatever else Angelina Jolie has been doing in her busy personal, professional and activist life, we can be sure she wasn’t spending it watching World War II prisoner-of-war movies.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Fleetwood Mac celebrates McVie’s return at Amalie Arena

Fleetwood Mac celebrates McVie’s return at Amalie Arena

TAMPA — It has been nearly 40 years since the classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac first performed together. The band has been in existence even longer, but when most people think of “Fleetwood Mac” they think of eccentric guitarist L...
Updated: 23 hours ago
Colombian immigrant sings his way into ‘Phantom’

Colombian immigrant sings his way into ‘Phantom’

TAMPA — At age 4, Frank Viveros left Colombia to join his father in New York City for a better life — but one shrouded in secrecy because the family lived as illegal immigrants.
Published: 12/20/14
Fleetwood Mac reunion tour a landslide hit with Tampa fans

Fleetwood Mac reunion tour a landslide hit with Tampa fans

TAMPA — It has been nearly 40 years since the classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac first performed together. The band has been in existence even longer, but when most people think of “Fleetwood Mac” they think of eccentric guitarist L...
Published: 12/20/14
Five assassination comedy alternatives  to ‘The Interview’

Five assassination comedy alternatives to ‘The Interview’

LOS ANGELES – Kim Jong Un isn’t alone.
Published: 12/20/14
Pulling ‘Interview’ jeopardizes overseas movie villains

Pulling ‘Interview’ jeopardizes overseas movie villains

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of “The Interview,”...
Published: 12/20/14
Craig Ferguson signs off as CBS ‘Late Late Show’ host

Craig Ferguson signs off as CBS ‘Late Late Show’ host

NEW YORK – Craig Ferguson will spend tomorrow’s future yesterdays (as his theme song proclaims) somewhere other than “The Late Late Show.” Friday was his last hoorah after a decade as host of the CBS talk show.
Published: 12/20/14