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ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Just when we thought it would be ages before the next 'N Sync reunion, Chris Kirkpatrick reunited the men of the hit boy band at his wedding. The former pop star, 42, wed fiancee Karly Skladany, 29, on Saturday at the Loews resort hotel in Orlando, Fla., People and Us Weekly reported .  "Great weekend with old friends and family! Happiest time of my life! #offthemarket," Kirkpatrick tweeted Monday, adding , "Best wedding advice from JT, and then partied til 3 am singing with Joey and Karly, #cloudnine" VIDEO: Watch 'N Sync's MTV VMAs reunion The bride wore a strapless dress with a trumpet skirt and married Kirkpatrick under a gazebo in the Citrus Piazza.
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SPORTS
November 2, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Phil Rawlins heads a group that is about to invest $112 million in a professional soccer team that will play in a state where the sport has failed five times before and in a league in which the vast majority of franchises have never made a profit. And no, Rawlins does not appear to be crazy. "We've done a lot of research on it, we've done a lot of due diligence on it," Rawlins, a transplanted Brit, says of his efforts to bring Major League Soccer's next expansion team to Orlando.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr announced last week they had separated after three years of marriage, and "The Hobbit" actor is touching upon the results of their seemingly amicable split. "We love each other. We're a family," Bloom said on "Katie" in an interview airing Friday. "We're going to be in each other's lives for the rest of our lives. There's no question, for the sake of our son and everything else, we're going to support one another and love each other as parents to Flynn.
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Orlando took a big step toward joining Major League Soccer on Tuesday when the Orange County, Fla., board of supervisors approved a funding plan for construction of a downtown soccer-specific stadium. Orlando City SC, the USL Pro champion, will begin expedited negotiations toward becoming an MLS expansion franchise in time for the 2015 season. An expansion franchise has already been approved in New York for the 2015 season. "We'd like Orlando to be the next expansion franchise," MLS President Mark Abbott told the Orlando Sentinel.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Orlando Bloom has listed his compound in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $4.5 million or for annual lease at $16,500 a month. Set behind wood gates, the house was the target four years ago of the so-called "Bling Ring" burglars, who focused on celebrities including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house, built in 1940, features a double walnut door entry, three fireplaces, a den/office, a library and 3,248 feet of living space. The wooded three-quarter acre lot has a swimming pool with spa and is equipped with security cameras.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
Los Angeles is the second-most-populous city in the nation but falls far down the list of most popular U.S. destinations for business meetings. The latest ranking of top meeting destinations puts Los Angeles at No. 17, far behind smaller California cities such as San Diego and San Francisco, according to Cvent Inc., one of the nation's largest convention management and technology firms. The top meeting destination for 2013 was Orlando, Fla., followed by Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta and San Diego, according to Cvent, which ranked the cities based on room nights reserved, available meeting venues and other criteria.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has put his house in Hollywood Hills on the market at $2.85 million. He bought it a year and half ago for $2.1 million. The contemporary house, built in 2009, features retractable walls of glass and a top-floor master bedroom with a dressing area and bathroom; it has a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,353 square feet. Outdoor amenities include a sunken spa. There are city and canyon views. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around?
NATIONAL
July 29, 2013 | Orlando Sentinel
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A large series of explosions rocked a gas plant about 40 miles north of Orlando late Monday, critically injuring two workers and forcing the evacuation of residents at least a mile away, authorities said. Twenty-four people were working the night shift at Blue Rhino, a propane-tank business. Initially, 15 people were reported missing. But by 2 a.m. Tuesday, all employees had been accounted for, said Lt. John Herrell, a Sheriff's Office spokesman. There were no reports of fatalities, he said.
SPORTS
July 24, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Orlando Cruz was in the middle of training for his world featherweight title fight Tuesday when he heard of Emile Griffith's death. Cruz, who announced he was gay last year, had previously attempted to meet personally with the ailing former world welterweight and middleweight champion who died at age 75 Tuesday in New York. Griffith struggled for years over questions about his sexuality, and was taunted viciously by 1962 opponent Benny Paret. Griffith unloaded repeated unanswered punches on Paret in their Madison Square Garden fight, and Paret died of brain injuries days later.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
The first of 10 theme parks planned for a 2,000-acre resort billed as the "Orlando of China" is expected to open in late 2013 after three years of construction. The $2-billion marine-based Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park on Hengqin Island in China is to be connected by bridge to Macau and by ferry to Hong Kong. Chimelong Group already operates a resort about 75 miles northwest of Hong Kong, in Guangzhou, that includes the Chimelong Paradise theme park as well as a safari park, water park, crocodile farm and hotels.
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