Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Musicians are weird. ... More >>
As I've mentioned before in these articles, I have this rotten brain that memorizes only the most irrelevant crap and discards the most meaningful things. Peoples' names and birthdays escape me, but I can sit and tell you that Richard Belzer from Law & Order: SVU has a comedy record called Another L ... More >>
Archdiocese be damned, PrideFest is going to be all kinds of crazy fun this year. Celebrating with new digs at Soldier's Memorial downtown, commitment ceremonies in City Hall, a headlining appearance by Taylor Dayne and the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that the Defense of Marriage Act is u ... More >>
Academy Award winning actor Ernest Borgnine passed away this weekend at the ripe old age of 95. He starred in hundreds of films in a career that stretched to seven decades, but to me he'll always be Cabbie, the musical-theatre loving lug of a cab driver in John Carpenter's Escape from New York. And ... More >>
For the first time in its history, the show will not go on for St. Louis Actors' Studio. The company's June production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has been cancelled. Refunds for tickets already purchased will be sent out in the next few days. Cuckoo's Nest was to have run June 12 through 17 ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Cheesemonger's Wife: Annie gave a short lesson on sheep's milk. Veg St. Louis: The folks at Veg St. Louis reviewed Onesto on vegetarian-friendliness. Iron Stef: Stef shared a recipe for Bacon Waffles with Peanut Butter Maple Sauce.
Pamela SpringsteenRandy NewmanNormally, there are very few surprises at a Randy Newman show. Long-time fans know what to expect: the sui generis singer-songwriter-composer will sit at the grand piano for a few hours and give a guided tour of 40 years worth of songs. He'll offer stories and ba ... More >>
Holly FannChris Bork shared a recipe for poached eggs in this week's Chef's ChoiceThis week, we paid visits to Nora's, Pizzeria Tivoli and Thai Pizza Co. and celebrated American Wine Appreciation Week in the classiest fashion. What else did we do this week? We talked to chef Christopher Le ... More >>
Last week, after years of being teased by David Letterman about her time in prison, Martha Stewart finally lost it and nailed him in his smartass face. It's hardly the first time the domestic goddess/ex-con has behaved poorly. We present a video history of Martha has defied proper housemaven beh ... More >>
On February 25, the Friends of the Sheldon is presenting a benefit concert featuring cult composer/songwriter Randy Newman. According to the venue, proceeds from the show will benefit Sheldon educational programs. Patron tickets priced at $125 and $150 are on sale now; these include free parking, pr ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
The Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning actress may have recently been accused of not playing nice with the press, but when it comes to promoting her Spread the Love stand-up comedy tour, she's all heart. (With a side of hot air.) How difficult is it for you to change mind f ... More >>
Image sourceAttention all toys: Mr. Squiggles and his little pals own your ass.Among the world's most coveted awards are the Oscars, the Pulitzers, the Nobels and the TOTYs.What are the TOTYs you ask? Why, Toy of the Year, silly! The Toy Industry Association handed out the awards last Saturday, F ... More >>
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association released its list of nominees for the Golden Globes this morning. Up in the Air (a.k.a. The George Clooney Movie That Was Shot In St. Louis) leads the pack with six nominations: Best Drama, Best Actor in a Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and two for Best ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, July 12, celebrities and baseball legends will gather on the field at Busch Stadium for the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Musicians scheduled to play include Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell, Nelly, Chingy, Ashanti and Ginuwine. (No word yet on if th ... More >>
Here's what is scheduled for release this week.
Coming soon to a theater near you: The first annual Kevin Kline Awards
Blind Phyllis likes it not
Cinema St. Louis goes to the Oscars
Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new
Yes, it's another waning-samurai film, but this one is brilliant
Conspiracy and greed confront the wonder of childhood in I'm Not Scared
Comic artists bring it
An upstart film festival in Tiger Town is generating big buzz
Nashville neo-trad songwriter Allison Moorer's sad songs say so much. Just don't ask her about her famous sister.
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife
In Songcatcher, the music of Appalachia comes alive
Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation leaves audiences screaming with laughter even as they recoil in horror
She's finally been invited to the Oscar party, but what will she do after the ball?
Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career
Written and directed by Chuck Workman