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Chelsea Tatham, Times Staff Writer

Chelsea Tatham

Chelsea is the chief editorial assistant in the Tampa office and staff writer for the Tampa regional sections. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, she earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications and media studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She came to the Times in 2014 as an editorial assistant in St. Petersburg before moving to Tampa. She writes news, human interest stories and contributes the The Feed blog.

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  1. What to watch this weekend: 'American Gods' on Starz, L.A. Riots documentary on ABC


    What hath God wrought? American Gods

    Based on the Neil Gaiman novel, American Gods traces the brewing battle between the gods of the past and the new gods of technology and progress. Ricky Whittle (The 100) plays Shadow Moon, an ex-con released early from prison to bury his dead wife (Emily Browning). Along his journey home he meets Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), a modernized form of the Norse god Odin who's recruiting old gods for the coming battle. Shadow quickly becomes the innocent bystander in the clash between holy beings and struggles to even comprehend what's happening around him. American Gods is a trippy dreamscape from the creators of Hannibal and Logan, and explores society's complex relationships with ancient religion and modern norms. 9 p.m. Sunday, Starz....

    Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle star in American Gods on Starz.
  2. Cast of 'American Gods' talks who has the upper hand in holy war between old gods and new


    A goddess of love, a god of technology, an ethereal zombie and a mysterious worldly deity each picked a side in the coming war portrayed in Starz' American Gods.

    But it's anyone's guess as to who wins the battle between the old gods and the new.

    The adaptation of Neil Gaiman's famous novel premieres Sunday on Starz, pitting ancient iterations of gods like Odin, Queen of Sheba and even a Leprechaun against gods of media and social progress. The series follows Shadow (Ricky Whittle) and Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) as they traverse the country gathering old gods for their side....

    Crispin Glover plays Mr. World in the upcoming Starz series American Gods.
  3. Review: Divine, bloody 'American Gods' has us ready to worship this series

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    Get ready to worship. Hot and heavenly American Gods on Starz is about to convert us all.

    If a holy war between deities isn't thrilling enough, the all-star cast of Ian McShane (Deadwood), Ricky Whittle (The 100), Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) and Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) will have you swooning.

    The series adapts the novel from Neil Gaiman, exploring the brewing war between old and new gods, vying for the worship of millions of modern humans....

    Ian McShane, as Mr. Wednesday, and Ricky Whittle, as Shadow Moon, star in American Gods.
  4. What to watch this week: 'The Handmaid's Tale' on Hulu, 'Great News' on NBC


    Watch this week


    Gotham, 8 p.m., Fox: Ed Nygma convinces himself that he doesn't need Penguin to succeed and starts to present himself as the Riddler to Gotham.

    SEASON FINALE: APB, 9 p.m., Fox: In the first season finale, Gideon is blamed for recent terrorist attacks, so he and Conrad have to work quickly to uncover the real culprit....

    Elisabeth Moss plays Offred in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
  5. Review: 'Great News' a zany comedy about working with your mom


    NBC's newest comedy gives the spotlight to a 60-something Chicos-loving helicopter mom.

    And it's funny. Very funny. 

    Great News, boasting Tina Fey as an executive producer, follows Katie (Briga Heelan), an ambitious young news producer for The Breakdown, a cable news show out of New Jersey.

    Now 30, Katie is feeling stuck in her career and life, but remains incredibly close to her mom Carol (Andrea Martin), who's also looking for a change in her retirement years....

    Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin star in NBC's Great News.
  6. What to watch this weekend: 'Bill Nye Saves the World,' 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'


    BILL BILL BILL BILL: Bill Nye Saves the World

    If anyone is going to save our troubled world, it's going to be Bill Nye. The Emmy-nominated host, educator and engineer of Science Guy fame returns with Bill Nye Saves the World, tackling science fact and fiction. Each half-hour episode dives into a timely topic with Nye laying down the scientific facts through panel discussions, quirky lab experiments and special correspondents. In two episodes, Nye deftly takes on the controversies over vaccines and climate change, breaking down the truth for a studio audience to prove, "It's not magic - it's science!" Everyone's favorite science guy is back with his beloved bow ties now streaming on Netflix....

    Bill Nye, of Science Guy fame, stars in a new science talk show Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix.
  7. Review: Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' poignantly adapts Margaret Atwood's story

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    The relevance of The Handmaid's Tale isn't lost on anyone. And the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's famous dystopian novel is here to remind us, to quote the book: Don't let the bastards grind you down.

    The series premieres Wednesday on Hulu and tells the story of Offred (Elisabeth Moss), a designated Handmaid in the totalitarian Republic of Gilead.

    The series is a poignant adaptation of Atwood's story, deftly building upon the world the author created with freshness, yet retaining many of the same scorching scenes and resilient characters....

    Offred, played by Elisabeth Moss, and an Aunt assist with the delivery of Janine’s baby. Madeline Brewer plays Janine.
  8. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Fargo' Season 3, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival League Podcast


    Watch this week


    Bates Motel, 10 p.m., A&E: Norman's legal problems get worse as Emma tends to family business and Romero starts his plan for revenge.

    Better Call Saul, 10 p.m., AMC: Jimmy and Kim hire an assistant while Mike seeks out a mysterious acquaintance.


    Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Carrie Coon star in the third season of Fargo on FX.
  9. Star Wars Celebration 2017: 'The Last Jedi,' 'Rebels' Season 4 and other things you missed


    The Force was strong with Orlando this weekend, where Star Wars Celebration brought casts and crews from the films, authors and collectors from all around the galaxy far, far away.

    Over the course of four days, the Orange County Convention Center was home to thousands of diehard Star Wars fans. The definitive Star Wars convention brought out all the stops in Orlando for the reveal of The Last Jedi teaser trailer, news on the next season of Star Wars Rebels and the reveal of the new Star Wars video game: Battlefront II....

    Jabba the Hutt made an appearance at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando April 13-16, 2017.
  10. What to watch this weekend: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000,' 'The White Princess,' 'The Leftovers'


    Robot roll call: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return

    It's been almost 20 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000  went off the air. But after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, raising more than $5 million, MST3K makes its triumphant return Friday with brand new episodes and even more B-movies to riff on. Since the show's premiere in 1988, the 10-season series has retained a cult following. The revival finds a home on Netflix, a solid choice in the era of binge-watching. Like the original, The Return centers around a man (Jonah Ray) and his three robots - Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn), Crow (Hampton Yount) and Gypsy (Rebecca Hanson) - who are trapped by two mad scientists (Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt) and forced to watch terrible movies. They stay sane by ad-libbing and spewing witty one-liners about the films they watch. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back this weekend, and it's campier than ever. Now available on Netflix....

    Jodie Comer stars at Elizabeth of York in The White Princess.
  11. Review: New Mystery Science Theater 3000 does right by original cult comedy


    Turn down your lights and get ready for the robot roll-call, a new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is now available on Netflix.

    The 11th season is truly a love letter to the original, but also brings freshness to the B-movie sci-fi setup that's sure to reel in a new generation of fans.

    It's been almost 20 years since MST3K went off the air. It started in 1988 and wound its way through 10 seasons and three networks before finding a new home on Netflix....

    The revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Jonah Ray as Jonah Heston alongside his robot pals Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo and Gypsy.
  12. Watch: George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill reunite at Star Wars Celebration for 40th anniversary


    During the opening event of Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels reunited with with director George Lucas to celebrate 40 years of a galaxy far, far away.

    The five also gathered for a special 40th anniversary panel to pay tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, the beloved Princess Leia, who died in December of last year....

    Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, left, and Harrison Ford reunited at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando for the franchise's 40th anniversary.
  13. Review: 'The White Princess' beautifully charts turbulent and bloody Wars of the Roses


    England, mid-15th century. The battle for the throne has been waging for decades, pitting family against family for over a generation. Everyone seems to have a legitimate claim to the crown and is willing to slaughter their adversaries not matter how closely related.

    No, this isn't Game of Thrones. It's the Wars of the Roses, portrayed in Starz The White Queen and its newest series The White Princess. The next and final chapter in the network's Wars of the Roses series is deliciously intriguing with all the trappings of a successful period drama: love, scandal and political strife....

    The White Princess stars Jodie Comer, Essie Davis, Jacob Collins-Levy and Michelle Fairley.
  14. Wizarding World of Harry Potter gets Hogwarts light show, holiday celebrations at Universal Orlando


    Ready your robes and Hogwarts house scarves, Christmas is coming to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this year.

    Starting Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, guests can immerse themselves in the sights, smells and tastes of Christmas in the magical world created by J.K. Rowling.

    Universal Orlando announced today that it's bringing a Christmas experience to its wildly popular Harry Potter lands  Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley  with festive decor, holiday-themed food and drinks and decorated storefronts in both areas of the Wizarding World....

    This year for the holidays at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, the Hogwarts castle will be a home to a special nighttime light show with projection mapping and memorable Christmas scenes from the Harry Potter series.
  15. Everything you need to know for the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando


    Attention: Local nerf herders, Stormtroopers, rebels, Jedis and smugglers alike. Stars Wars Celebration is heading to Orlando this weekend for four days of light saber wielding, TIE fighter flying and learning the ways of the Force.

    The definitive Star Wars convention is back in Central Florida for a third time, bringing some of the biggest stars of the franchise. Better yet, the celebration comes just in time to celebrate Star Wars' 40th anniversary....

    PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24:  Mark Hamill attends the Creators League Studio At 2017 Sundance Film Festival - Day 6 on January 24, 2017 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for PEPSICO Creators League Studios)