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  1. Joss Whedon's ex-wife accuses him of cheating, being 'hypocrite preaching feminist ideals'


    Joss Whedon made his name directing cult television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and big-budget action movies, which often featured women in empowering roles. Many applauded him for being a champion of women, a feminist in an industry accused of misogyny and sexism.

    Joss Whedon at the screening of "Much Ado About Nothing" in 2014. Whedon's ex-wife Kai Cole alleged in an essay published by The Wrap on Sunday that Whedon had multiple affairs during their 16-year marriage. (Associated Press)
  2. At 'American Idol' auditions in Orlando, there are life lessons in line

    Music & Concerts

    LAKE BUENA VISTA — From her spot across the lawn, Sasha Orihuela studies her son.

    Jeremy Joshua Dorsey reacts after past American Idol contestants walk by ahead of his audition at the Disney Springs in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, August 17, 2017. 

Hundreds of people showed up for the first auditions for ABC's reboot of 'American Idol'. CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
  3. Wrestler Ric Flair in critical condition with 'multiple organ problems,' family says


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ric Flair's fiancee shared more details of his illness in a Facebook post, and his condition is more serious than fans imagined for the hospitalized wrestling icon.

    Ric Flair photographed in 2009. [Getty]
  4. Looking Back: Diana, America's Favorite Princess


    The Washington Post, in her obituary, called her "the most photographed woman in the world." She was loved in England for saying, after her divorce from Prince Charles, "I'd like to be a queen of people's hearts." Americans loved her for her work with charitable causes supporting victims of AIDS and landmines. Aug. 31 …

    Prince Charles and Princess Diana on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day.

(AP Photo)
  5. August marks the deaths of both Elvis and Princess Diana

    Music & Concerts

    I was in a restroom at a Palm Harbor pizza shop last weekend, with Elvis.

    Princess Diana and Prince Charles, pictured in 1990, are featured in tons of new TV specials this year marking the 20th anniversary 
of Diana’s death.
  6. Neil deGrasse Tyson's life advice for experiencing the solar eclipse


    NEW YORK — Prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson will appear at the Straz Center in Tampa this fall. [Patrick Eccelsine/FOX]
  7. Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair hospitalized with 'tough medical issues,' rep asks for prayers


    WWE wrestling legend Ric "Nature Boy" Flair was hospitalized over the weekend with "tough medical issues," according to what a member of his management team posted on Twitter.

    Ric Flair photographed in 2009. [Getty]
  8. Looking Back: Epcot Center, Welcome to the 21st Century (Oct. 2, 1982)

    Pop Culture

    "Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls. All of us at Epcot Center are glad to have you as our guests today. We welcome you and hope your find your day with us to be a most enjoyable one.

    With a flourish of brass Walt Disney Productions formally opened its $1-billion Epcot Center.

TIMES | Fred Victorin

  9. Sinead O'Connor pleads for help, says she's living in N.J. motel


    Sinead O'Connor emotionally pleaded for help from her family and opened up about her mental illness in a rambling Facebook video posted from a New Jersey motel she had been living in.

    Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs during the Italian State RAI TV program "Che Tempo che Fa", in Milan, Italy in 2014. [Associated Press]
  10. After 8 years, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are calling it quits


    LOS ANGELES — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced Sunday that they are separating after eight years of marriage, sparking a wave of shock and sadness online about the demise of one of Hollywood's most popular power couples.

    Anna Faris and Chris Pratt at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on April 19. [Photo by Jesse Grant | Getty Images for Disney]