In this Friday, July 20, 2012 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Food Network personality Paula Deen, left, tugs at her husband Michael Groover's beard outside Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Groover is participating in the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest during Key West's Hemingway Days festival that each year honors the late author Ernest Hemingway. Groover is among 25 finalists, culled from 140 entrants, who are to compete in the final round Saturday night.
KEY WEST, FLA. - It's Hemingway Days again in Key West, honoring the literary legacy of the late author who lived in the island paradise throughout the 1930s.
Saturday's events included a Running of the Bulls spoof, arm wrestling contests and finals of the Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest.
The Pamplona parody was followed with a birthday cake and celebration saluting the 113th anniversary of Hemingway's birth on July 21, 1899.
An Iowa woman won the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The award is the literary highlight of the annual Hemingway Days. Amelia Skinner Saint of Sioux City earned $1,500 and publication for "Ship Full of Beasts," chosen from 1,331 submissions. Lorian Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's granddaughter, said Saint's story explores what happens when children raised in poverty turn their rage outward.
Michael Groover, husband of Food Network personality Paula Deen, was among the contenders in the look-alike contest.Willard offered diversion course
Fred Willard will be allowed to enroll in counseling courses to resolve a lewd conduct arrest that cost the actor a TV job. Willard, best-known as the announcer in the film "Best in Show," was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of committing a lewd act. He was taken into custody at a Hollywood adult theater.
Hours later he was fired as the narrator of "Market Warriors," a show produced by Boston public TV station WGBH.