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Tom Brady takes missing Super Bowl jersey investigation into his own hands

The case of the Missing Jersey. (Sam Manchester/The New York Times)

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The case of the Missing Jersey. (Sam Manchester/The New York Times)

With the season and Super Bowl LI done and won, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has some time on his hands.

And in the case of his missing Super Bowl LI jersey, which has been estimated to be worth as much as $500,000, Brady has decided to take on the investigation himself.

In an Instagram/Facebook post Wednesday, Brady showed off his detective skills with a homemade "suspect board."

He tagged teammate Julian Edelman in the post, writing "Hey Edelman, Ya suspect, yeah you! I don't know what your reputation is in this town, but after that s@?# you pulled, you can bet I'll be looking into you!"

As Brady would have it, Edelman's face is plastered on the suspect board, along with a handful of others Brady finds suspicious. Among them? Lady Gaga.

A message with arrows pointing at Gaga's photo that shows the singer in a harness from her Super Bowl LI performance reads "Escape ropes?" …

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First official glimpse at cast of 'Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff (w/ video)

Cast members and co-directors of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff pose for a photo. From bottom left, co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover. (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP)

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Cast members and co-directors of the Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff pose for a photo. From bottom left, co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, co-director Phil Lord and Donald Glover. (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm via AP)

The new, untitled for now, standalone 'Star Wars' Han Solo movie just got kicked into gear with the first official glimpse of the cast.

All we needed to see was that light brown, tossled Solo-esque hair to know that actor Alden Ehrenreich (center) will be playing our main man, Han Solo. Actress Emilia Clarke (GOT's mother of dragons) is pictured with bangs just to the right of Ehrenreich. Her role in the upcoming flick is unknown. 

Also in the photo is actor Donald Glover, who will play a young Lando Calrissian.

And who could forget Chewy?

The mysterious movie is set to come to theaters in May 2018.

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Do you recognize the Tampa Bay scenes in this artist's ultra-realistic paintings?

An up-close look at a section of "Primates" by Kevin Grass.

Image via Kevin Grass

An up-close look at a section of "Primates" by Kevin Grass.

"Florida artist can paint so real you'll think it's a photograph."

That's how artist Kevin Grass describes himself in his Twitter bio, and admittedly, it is hard to tell sometimes when looking at his photorealistic paintings. Grass, who lives in Tarpon Springs, was recently named Artist of the Year by Redwood Media, which runs art shows across the U.S., including Spectrum Miami.

His surrealist figure paintings include Black Friday, depicting a stampede of customers into a modern Walmart, modeled after Theodore Gericault's 1819 painting Raft of the Medusa. Grass, who teaches art at St. Petersburg College, diagrams the symbolism in that painting and others on his website. 

Here are three paintings inspired directly by spots around Tampa Bay. 

Downtown Dunedin

 

Primates, depicting a scene at the Busch Gardens gorilla enclosure. 

 

The Sponge Docks, depicting the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs

 

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Alex Trebek raps an entire category on 'Jeopardy' (w/video)

The category was titled "Lets rap, kids."

Jeopardy

The category was titled "Lets rap, kids."

The internet went crazy when Alex Trebek rapped a little bit of Drake's Jumpman last October, so it's not surprising that last night's Jeopardy introduced an entire category titled "Lets rap, kids."

The show is in the middle of its College Championship, and the category had Trebek reciting the lyrics from a number of recent hits.

Watch below:

Did you know the answers, er, questions?

Here they are in order from the above video.

1. Who is Drake?

2. Who is Kendrick Lamar?

3. Who is Lil' Wayne?

4. Who is Desiigner?

5. Who is Kanye West?

When a contestant correctly answered Kanye West on that last one, Trebek said, "Yes, and I hope I don't get an email from him."

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Here's what happened when regular, non-greyhound dogs tried racing at Derby Lane

The Mutt Derby returned to Derby Lane after a 20-year hiatus.

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The Mutt Derby returned to Derby Lane after a 20-year hiatus.

What happens when you take a bunch of regular dogs and try to get them to race on a greyhound track?

The Mutt Derby at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg returned on Sunday afternoon for the first time in 20 years. It was $25 to register a dog for the races, divided by weight class, and the proceeds went to Greyhound Pets of America.

The results were sort of hilarious. Here's what happened. 

Sometimes the dogs went in the wrong direction, ran off the track, or stopped five feet short of the finish line:

 

Sometimes they seemed more interested in finding a friend to play with: 

 

Sometimes they just kept on running after the race had ended (you can skip ahead to 1:06):  

 

And some just needed a little guidance from their owners. 

Some, however, looked like true champions:

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What to watch and listen to this week: 'Bates Motel,' Trevor Noah stand-up special, Archive 81 podcast

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel.

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Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore in Bates Motel.

MONDAY

Bates Motel, 10 p.m., A&E: The fifth and final season of the Psycho prequel series begins Monday, with Freddie Highmore back as a teenage Norman Bates. The season begins two years after Norma's death, but with Norman still struggling from blackouts and his "Mother" alter ego threatening to take him over completely. A half-hour recap of Season 4 airs at 9:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark, 3 a.m., Netflix: The Daily Show host Trevor Noah brings his stand-up special to Netflix, which was taped at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Noah hilariously takes on the absurdity of colonialism, the challenges a black James Bond might face and reliving a drink in Scotland.

American Masters: Maya Angelou, 8 p.m., PBS: This special profiles Dr. Maya Angelou, a poet, singer, dancer and civil rights activist who's best know for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The documentary traces her early years in the 1930s South, her writing career and friendship with Malcolm X with archival photos and video and interviews with some of her friends.

WEDNESDAY …

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In Case You Missed It: Trump makes #LastNightInSweden trend; Britney Spears biopic destroyed on Twitter; best slam dunks of 2017

Natasha Bassett stars as Britney Spears in "Brittany Ever After."

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Natasha Bassett stars as Britney Spears in "Brittany Ever After."

Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren’t on social media the last couple days.

Trump confuses people of Sweden

At a rally in Melbourne, President Donald Trump was talking about terrorism and said, "We've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?"

The only problem? The people of Sweden had no idea what he was referring to, because there had been no attack there. The biggest news in Sweden the night before actually had something to do with a singer having technical problems on a televised music competition. 

No. Nothing has happened here in Sweden. There has not ben any terrorist attacks here. At all. The main news right now is about Melfest. ->

@fuadmb About #swedenincident #lastnightinsweden unclear to us what President Trump was referring to,have asked US officials for explanation

People began using the tag #lastnightinsweden to crack jokes about what the country really looked like on Friday.

Last night in Sweden pic.twitter.com/J73rosqvtu

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Review: Disney's Rivers of Light show turns on the H2-oh!

After many delays, Disney's Rivers of Light nighttime show finally opened at Animal Kingdom this week.

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After many delays, Disney's Rivers of Light nighttime show finally opened at Animal Kingdom this week.

Last spring, Disney’s Animal Kingdom teased the media with a brief preview of Rivers of Light, a theatrical show  that carried the promise — and the burden — of being a signature event designed to keep guests into the park’s new evening hours. Disney anticipated a summer opening.

What it didn’t anticipate was delay after unexplained — technical issues? — delay. Cue 2017: Finally, Friday night, came the official premiere of Rivers of Light, and we  generally liked what Disney calls a “visual mix of water, fire, nature and light.” Well, that description is certainly accurate.

Rivers plays like a mashup of other Disney shows such as IllumiNations (Epcot) and World of Color (Disneyland’s California Adventure). The production takes place just after sunset in the new 5,000-seat amphitheatre near Expedition Everest on the edge of Discovery River. (An aside: The Everest experience is one of Animal Kingdom’s best nighttime highlights.) …

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What to watch this weekend: 'Big Little Lies,' Britney Spears biopic, 'Planet Earth II'

Planet Earth II airs Saturday night at 9 p.m. on BBC America.

BBC America

Planet Earth II airs Saturday night at 9 p.m. on BBC America.

Perfect lives, perfect lies: Big Little Lies

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An all-star cast comes together for HBO's newest melodrama Big Little Lies. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley all play moms to first-graders in the affluent seaside town of Monterey, Calif. Woodley's Jane is the single newcomer whose son, Ziggy, is accused of bullying Renata's (Dern) daughter the first day of school. Witherspoon plays Madeline, a helicopter mom who struggles with her teenage daughter's seemingly better relationship with her father and stepmom. And Kidman is the beautiful, icy Celeste, who gave up her law career to be a mom to twin boys and housewife to the oppressive Perry (Alexander Skarsgard). Though this limited series based on the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty often takes itself too seriously, it has plenty of juicy gossip and schoolyard scandal revolving around a murder at parents' night. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO

Review: Alpha moms fight dirty in devilishly good 'Big Little Lies'

Jungle Boogie: Planet Earth II …

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Winner and loser of the week: Sara Bareilles to star in 'Waitress' on Broadway; Piers Morgan attempts to troll J.K. Rowling

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'American Horror Story' Season 7 will be based on the 2016 election, says creator

Ryan Murphy revealed the theme of Season 7 of "American Horror Story" on "Watch What Happens Live."

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Ryan Murphy revealed the theme of Season 7 of "American Horror Story" on "Watch What Happens Live."

American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy isn't the first to find the horror in politics in 2016, but this is pretty surprising. Murphy says that the seventh season of FX's extremely popular horror anthology series will be themed on the 2016 presidential election. 

Speaking to Andy Cohen on Wednesday's episode of Watch What Happens Live, Murphy said "the season we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through. So I think that will be interesting for a lot of people." He didn't appear to be joking. 

When a surprised Cohen asked if there would be a Donald Trump character in Season 7, Murphy responded, "Maybe."

Previous seasons of AHS have been themed after a coven of witches in New Orleans, a "freak show" in Florida (which included this epic Tampa diss), a vampire-filled hotel in Los Angeles, and the lost colony of Roanoke, though it's unusual for Murphy to reveal the theme, which is generally a big, suspenseful piece of AMC's marketing for the series, this far in advance. 

You can watch a clip from Murphy's interview below. 

 

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50 Shades of Whopper: Burger King offers "adult meals" for Valentines Day

Burger King is looking to sweeten the deal for adults this Valentines Day with 18+ combo meals that include beer and "adult toys."

Burger King is looking to sweeten the deal for adults this Valentines Day with 18+ combo meals that include beer and "adult toys."

Why should kids have all the fun?

Well, Burger King thinks adults deserve a treat every once in a while, too. 

The fast food chain is looking to sweeten the deal for adults this Valentines Day with 18+ combo meals that include beer and "adult toys."

On Valentines Day only, Burger King locations in Israel are offering a spiced-up "adult" meal from 6 p.m. until close. The package comes fully-equipped with two Whoppers, two French fries, two beers and an "adult toy."

Featured in a YouTube video posted by ad agency Leo Burnett Isreal, the options appear to be a satin mask, feather duster or head massager.

 

 

Social media's response to BK's romantic marketing was nothing short of comical.

 

>hey GF i want to try something new

>"oh wow where'd you get that sex toy"

>Burger King

Because nothing screams sexy like a meal from @BurgerKing. Happy #Valentines Day y'all https://t.co/PchSsBiHEs

yeah that's the way to go, take your special lady to the #burgerking drive thru on #valentines day, that will def set the mood for ur PM https://t.co/1q8nU6Ca7S

 

Well, you can certainly have it your way.

Who said romance is dead?

 

Contact Samantha Putterman at sputterman@tampabay.com. Follow @samputterman. 

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Rachel Lindsay named ABC's first black Bachelorette

Rachel Lindsay is a contestant on the ongoing season of The Bachelor

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Rachel Lindsay is a contestant on the ongoing season of The Bachelor

She may still be a contestant on the ongoing season of The Bachelor, but Rachel Lindsay is going to be America's next Bachelorette

Yes, the announcement coming before her elimination on the show is a bit of a spoiler for fans, but Lindsay, 31, says that's because filming is set to start soon and they wanted to get the word out.

And Lindsay's casting is actually historic for the franchise: She's the first black bachelor or bachelorette in the show's history.

The annocuncement of Lindsay leading the 13th season of the show came Monday night on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

While she is clearly not destined to be with current bachelor Nick Viall, she told Kimmel she's ready to find love and a husband.

The dating series begins airing on ABC in May.

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In Case You Missed It: Corden falls down at the Grammys; Rays' Kiermaier gets engaged; Verizon finally offers unlimited data

Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while.

Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren’t on social media the last couple days.

Rays' Kevin Kiermaier announces engagement

Ladies, Valentine's Day may be around the corner, but don't try to win the affection of Rays' center-fielder Kevin Kiermaier.

The 26-year-old heartthrob announced via Twitter Saturday that he is now engaged to his girlfriend, Marisa:

 

Its official people!! This beautiful girl said yes!! Capped off my offseason with the best news ever!! pic.twitter.com/h0XKC8NHZB

 

Eat your heart out.

 

Verizon offers unlimited data plan

Amid growing competition in the wireless sphere, Verizon announced over the weekend that it will begin offering unlimited data plans (finally) to customers starting effective immediately. Well, effective today. As the largest wireless provider, it's about time. Verizon says it will allow customers to keep their current phone plans or opt for a monthly, single-line plan with unlimited data, talk and text for $80 a month. 

Not too shabby, Verizon.

 

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What to watch and listen to this week: 'Doubt' on CBS, Civics 101 podcast

Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis and Steven Pasquale as Billy Brennan in CBS's Doubt.

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Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis and Steven Pasquale as Billy Brennan in CBS's Doubt.

MONDAY

The Golden Girls, the complete series, midnight, Hulu: Maybe you were a loyal fan of The Golden Girls since its beginning in 1985 or maybe you were introduced to Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia by your mom or grandma and have been hooked on the golden comedy every since. Either way, the complete series arrives on Hulu today and it has never been a better time to relive Dorothy's iconic style and Sophia's "picture it: Sicily" stories. Thank you for being a friend.

Movie: Valentine's Day, 8 p.m., Lifetime: An all-star cast (Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper) weaves through the highs and lows of a single Valentine's Day. It's cheesy and sweet, but also pretty hilarious.

Humans, 10 p.m., AMC: The second-season premiere sees Niska facing a critical decision while Mia, Leo and Max remain in hiding.

TUESDAY

Bad Girls Club, 8 p.m., Oxygen: We can't believe this show has been on for 17 seasons. In the season premiere, seven new "bad girls" arrive from opposite coasts and land in L.A. to live together for another year of dirty secrets, tension and fighting.

WEDNESDAY …

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