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  1. The celebrities who have said #MeToo about sexual assault and harassment

    Perspective

    #YouToo have seen #MeToo.

    Stories of sexual harassment and assault have dominated the cultural conversation for the past week. Hundreds of thousands of women have taken to social media to share that they have been harassed or assaulted by men. Celebrities have used their platforms to hold men accountable for …

    CHUCK GONZALES   |   Special to the Times
  2. Paltrow and Jolie accounts may have sealed Weinstein's fate

    Celebrities

    LOS ANGELES — They waited years to speak, but two of Hollywood's most powerful women might have helped seal the fate of Harvey Weinstein.

    This combination photo shows actresses, top row from left, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosanna Arquette, Mira Sorvino and bottom row from left, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Asia Argento and Ashley Judd, who are among the many women who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein in on-the-record reports that detailed claims of sexual abuse. [Associated Press]
  3. Decades in the making, Harvey Weinstein's fall comes swiftly

    Celebrities

    NEW YORK — The allegations against Harvey Weinstein spanned three decades. His downfall came in three days.

    Producer Harvey Weinstein participates in the "War and Peace" panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif., in January 2016. Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective immediately, following new information revealed regarding his conduct, the company's board of directors announced Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. [Richard Shotwell | Invision/AP]
  4. HGTV's Scott McGillivray brings real estate tips, new show to Tampa Bay

    Real Estate

    Devotees of HGTV know Scott McGillivray as the hunky host of Income Property — that addictive show in which he helps homeowners convert their disgusting basements or unused space into sleek rental units producing enviable streams of cash.

    Scott McGillivray, host of Income Property on HGTV and DIY Network, will be filming episodes in Tampa Bay and other parts of Florida for his new show, Buyers Bootcamp. [Courtesy of HGTV]
  5. Cridlin: Tom Petty was the scruffy Florida boy who helped us feel

    Obituaries

    For all the losers who got lucky in life, all the scruffy and spindly overachievers who believed in their heart that three chords and the right line could win over the American girl next door, there was Tom Petty.

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at Amalie Arena on Sept. 21, 2014. The band returned on its anniversary tour in May.
  6. Late-night hosts grapple with Las Vegas attack, talk gun laws (w/video)

    Celebrities

    Late-night hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert took to the air Monday night, decrying the Las Vegas shooting as a repetitive and preventable tragedy, with many lashing out at …

    Jimmy Kimmel, who is originally from Las Vegas, broke down in tears on Oct. 2, 2017, over the lives lost and those injured in the traumatic shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. [Photo from video]
  7. Cridlin: Tom Petty was the scruffy Florida boy who helped us feel

    Obituaries

    For all the losers who got lucky in life, all the scruffy and spindly overachievers who believed in their heart that three chords and the right line could win over the American girl next door, there was Tom Petty.

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the Amalie Arena on Sunday, September 21, 2014. EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times
  8. Monty Hall, co-creator and host of 'Let's Make a Deal,' dies at 96

    Obituaries

    Monty Hall, the genial host and co-creator of "Let's Make a Deal," the game show on which contestants in outlandish costumes shriek and leap at the chance to see if they will win the big prize or the booby prize behind door No. 3, died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday. He was 96.

     "Let's Make A Deal" host Monty Hall stands with model Carol Merrill and announcer Jay Stewart. Hall died  at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday. He was 96. [Times (1971)]
  9. Tampa Bay Playboy playmates and partiers remember Hugh Hefner

    Celebrities

    Hugh Hefner, the creator of Playboy magazine and one of the most recognizable brands on earth, died of natural causes at his home, the Playboy Mansion, Wednesday at 91.

     Playboy founder Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles in 2006. Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home of natural causes Wednesday night, Sept. 27, 2017, surrounded by family. [Associated Press]
  10. 'Veep', 'Seinfeld' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer

    Celebrities

    LOS ANGELES — Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2017. Louis-Dreyfus says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. [Associated Press]