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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Orlando's Trinity 'The Tuck' Taylor goes for crown on RuPaul's Drag Race finale

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 3:41 PM

The time has come for you to lip sync for your life this Friday in your living room as you watch Orlando's Trinity Taylor and her famous tuck go for the crown on the season finale of RuPaul's Drag Race. The ninth season of Drag Race has given us...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Real Radio 104.1's Jim Philips announces impending retirement

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:35 PM

The longtime host of WTKS 104.1-FM's "The Philips File" announced yesterday that he will be retiring in January 2018. "I'm retiring. I'm not retiring from life, I'm just retiring from this business," he told listeners during his broadcast on Tuesday, June 20. "The Philips File" has been a staple of...

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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pay tribute to patron saint Divine at the Venue

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The arrival of John Waters and his Baltimorean Dreamland troupe was a seismic shock to the counterculture of the 1970s. The holy trilogy that was Multiple Maniacs, Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble was nothing less than a declaration of war against straight white suburbia, a "Helter Skelter" on the sensibilities...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Watch out, Orlando, the Ark Encounter in Kentucky has a diner and a petting zoo

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Last week, the Orlando Sentinel ran a guest column that was seemingly a poorly veiled ad by C. Britt Beemer, a column blaming support for the LGBT community for Disney's lower attendance. And while his entire column is filled with terrible falsehoods, let's set aside his idea that Christians may stop coming...

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Orlando Magic signs deal with Disney for jersey patch

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM

ESPN reports today that the Orlando Magic have signed a jersey patch deal with Disney. The Disney logo will appear on Magic jerseys starting next season (surely it'll look nicer than that garbage iron-on in the photo?), and Magic/Disney jerseys will be sold at games. "With Orlando as...

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Disney CEO Iger says there's 'a great likelihood' of more Disney parks in China

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Disney CEO Bob Iger recently gave an interview with Bloomberg where he addressed the first-year anniversary celebration at Shanghai Disneyland. The resort, which clocked a whopping 11 million guests its first year, well ahead of where the company had expected attendance to be, is the first Disney resort in mainland...

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Monday, June 19, 2017

After being caught off-guard twice last year, Royal Caribbean hires a former Orlando meteorologist

Posted By on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 1:43 PM

After spending ten years at Fox 35, Jim Van Fleet moved to Tampa in late 2011 to become the Chief Meteorologist at WTSP CBS 10. Contract issues with Fox 35 blocked him from being on-air, to begin with, but the station allowed him to wait out the contract before...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Southwest employee assists little girl who was a complete wreck after leaving Disney World

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 3:29 PM

A recent video shows a little girl, who was reportedly a teary mess after leaving Walt Disney World, getting a helping hand from an extra nice Southwest employee. Actually, she's giving the flight attendant a helping hand, which seems to take her mind off her soon-to-be-less-Mickeyful life. The video was...

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Enzian proves 'Die Hard' is not a Christmas movie on Father's Day

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM

We hope you didn’t choose the fallacious “Die Hard is a Christmas movie” hill to die on, because the Enzian is invalidating that dumb idea. Die Hard is obviously a Father’s Day film – despite the lack of kids in it – because dads love summer action movies, we guess....

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