Nicholas Sparks. The name brings back teenage memories of watching ‘The Notebook’ or ‘A Walk to Remember,’ getting caught up in the dramatic romance of two people who just may have found the love of their life. We talked to Sparks in advance of his talk Tuesday evening at the Neel Performing Arts Center on … MORE>>
Tampa Bay Comic Con returns to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend with a crap ton of famous guests. It'll also be crowded-- very crowded. it's best to hit these things up with a game plan. MORE>>
There was music. There were hula hoops. There were hugs. The seventh annual Harvey Music Festival, honoring the life of Harvey Bernard Milk, an openly gay man elected to public office in California in 1977. He was called “the most famous and most significantly open LGBT official ever elected in the United States,” according to Raymond … MORE>>
Here at @RinglingCollege commencement ceremony, where @MarkRuffalo will speak to #Rgrads — Shelby Webb (@shelbywebb) May 12, 2016   Lolol about this kid's tweet about his mom — Shelby Webb (@shelbywebb) May 12, 2016   Mark Ruffalo. The girls behind me started squealing when they saw him "He should be surrounded by sun … MORE>>
Long before Castille Landon was born, Burt Reynolds had long been a major film and television star, acting in more than 60 movies, including “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Deliverance.” So, it’s understandable that the 24-year-old Bradenton actor/director says she would be remiss to think she can make the cinematic legend any better. The young … MORE>>
So, here I am putting together another #weekendinsocial when the Facebook gods throw me a bone. No, really, this is about cats and dogs. This weekend the Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County held a grand opening for its new facility at 1090 N. Tuttle Ave.  The new full-service, low-cost veterinary clinic offers preventative … MORE>>
This Weekend in Social we begin with Sunday, and work our way back. The Sarasota Invitational Regatta included more than 1,500 athletes and 700 boat entries, including a fleet of military boats led by U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps veterans from different eras Sunday. The two-day event began with more than 120 youth and adult races that … MORE>>
She’s the Queen of Mean, the insult comic who shot to fame in the early 2000s after participating in the meanest roast ever, one that actually made people pity Chevy Chase. But even at her cruelest, Lisa Lampanelli has always demonstrated lovable self-deprecation, showing that she truly is an equal opportunity offender. Lampanelli brings her … MORE>>
Why do we love Miley Cyrus? My bff Elizabeth Johnson and I aren’t quite sure we can articulate it. Is it her deep, twangy voice? Or her complete mastery of I-don’t-give-a-fuckery? Either way, we have happily chosen the unpopular road of post-Disney, Miley Cyrus-fan. And so when we heard that Cyrus dropped a new free album … MORE>>
Designer and Sarasota native Brittany Zachos will soon become an HGTV celebrity. Reality TV show “Property Brothers” hired Zachos to work behind the scenes in the fifth season of the show, in which identical twin brothers Drew (the real estate agent) and Jonathan Scott (the contractor) help couples find and renovate fixer-uppers on a  budget. At … MORE>>