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  1. Singer and Tampa native Aaron Carter and girlfriend arrested in Georgia


    CORNELIA, Ga. — Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia.

     In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, singer Aaron Carter arrives at a premiere of "Saints & Strangers" at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. [Associated Press]
  2. Patton Oswalt calls out 'grub worms' saying he's engaged too soon after wife's death


    Crime writer Michelle McNamara died unexpectedly in her sleep on April 21, 2016, leaving comedian Patton Oswalt a heartbroken widower.

    Meredith Salenger and Patton Oswalt arrive for TriStar Pictures "Baby Driver" Los Angeles Premiere June 14. [Photo by Blair Raughley | Invision for TriStar Pictures | AP Images]
  3. Maria Menounos leaving E! News after brain tumor diagnosis

    The Feed

    E! News anchor Maria Menounos has revealed she learned she had a brain tumor while caring for her mother, who has stage 4 brain cancer.

    Maria Menounos attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Live By Night" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan. 9 in Hollywood. It was revealed Monday that Menounos had a brain tumor. [Getty Images]
  4. Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana


    NEW YORK — Sportscaster Erin Andrews and former NHL player Jarret Stoll have tied the knot.

    FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016 file photo, Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, left, speaks with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Atlanta. Jennifer Allen, a publicist for Andrews, confirms Sunday, June 25, 2017, that the 38-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and ???‚??“Dancing with the Stars???‚?? co-host married the 35-year-old Stoll over the weekend.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) NYSP103
  5. Actor Johnny Depp introduces a film at the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Thursday, June 22, 2017. [Grant Pollard | Invision/AP]
  6. Looking Back: St. Petersburg does the Calypso with Jacques Cousteau (July 15, 1975)


    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on July 15, 1975. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Weaver Tripp.

    Jacques Cousteau (center), Sen. John T. Ware, R-St. Petersburg (left) and an unidentified man (right) speak to the media about potentially moving the Cousteau Society to the city of St. Petersburg.

TIMES | Weaver Tripp
  7. Coroner: Cocaine, heroin and ecstasy found in Carrie Fisher's system (w/video)


    LOS ANGELES — Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death.

    A coroner's report released Monday, June 19, 2017, shows that Carrie Fisher had cocaine, ecstasy and heroin in her system when she became ill on a 
London to Los Angeles flight in December. The reports states it is difficult to pinpoint when the drugs were taken and their impact on Fisher's Dec. 27, 2016 death, which was caused by sleep apnea and other undetermined factors, Fisher's autopsy report states. [Associated Press]
  8. 'He broke me': A defiant, tearful Kathy Griffin slams attacks by Trump and his family


    A defiant, tearful Kathy Griffin said on Friday that she regretted making a photo of herself holding a mask that looked like President Trump's bloody severed head, but that she wasn't going to stop criticizing the president or fighting for others to do so.

    In this Dec. 7, 2016 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin poses at The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles. [Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File]
  9. Kathy Griffin says she went way too far when she appeared in a brief video on May 31, 2017, holding what looked like President Donald Trump's bloody, severed head. The comic apologized later for the video image, saying it was "too disturbing" and wasn't funny. [Photo from Twitter]
  10. Why do people even hold hands, anyway?

    Human Interest

    Nothing lit up the internet this week quite like hand holding, or the lack of it.

    US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on May 23, 2017. AFP PHOTO / Filippo Monteforte.