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    April 14, 2014

    Here's How Much Celebrities Are Getting Paid to Wear Stuff at Coachella

    By Paul T. Bradley Perhaps you've heard about all of the crazy sponsorships celebrities are getting to simply show up to Coachella and wear clothes. Glee actress Lea Michele is said to receive $20,000 from Lacoste to wear the French fashion label's clothes, while Spring Breakers star V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Missouri Miracle? Mystery Priest Appears, Disappears At Highway Crash, Rescuers Say

    A traffic accident and subsequent rescue mission in Missouri is getting international attention this week, not because the emergency crew was successful in saving a woman's life -- but because a mysterious priest allegedly appeared seemingly out of nowhere to calmly offer a prayer. And then he dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Madelyn Sheaffer, Missouri Woman Kicked Out of Water Park for Bikini, Moves to Hawaii

    via FacebookMadelyn Sheaffer.Madelyn Sheaffer's bikini may be too revealing for Independence -- but she probably won't have a problem in Maui, Hawaii. Sheaffer, a 43-year-old woman who has received international attention for her story, has in fact moved to Hawaii -- just weeks after Adventure Oas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Former Cardinals Manager Joe Torre's Daughter Catches Baby Falling From Fire Escape

    Cristina Torre, daughter of former Cardinals manager Joe Torre, was apparently on a Brooklyn, New York, street yesterday when she noticed something troubling: A one-year-old baby was hanging from a fire escape two stories above her. Then the baby fell -- right into Torre's arms. "I was getting c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Lindsay Lohan and Aide to Illinois Congressman Tussle in NYC Hotel; Charges Dropped

    A D.C.-based aid to Illinois representative John Shimkus has been released by police with dropped charges after actress/mess Lindsay Lohan accused him of assaulting her in a swank New York hotel over the weekend, according to about a thousand media reports. Lohan had been tripping the night fantasti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Post-Dispatch Refreshes Year-Old RFT Story on Plastic Surgeon, Boobs

    RFT related content: Plastic Surgeon Posted Nude Pics Online, Patients Claim in Lawsuits w/UPDATEJane Doe Lawyer: Nude Boob Pics Are Still Online We weren't going to say anything, but our Google Alerts just won't let it go. We keep getting bombarded by notifications about Monday's front-page articl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Latonya Davis: St. Louis Mother Charged After Posting Toddler Fistfight on Facebook

    Related content:[VIDEO] St. Louis Mother Encourages Toddlers to Fight: "Ya'll Better Ball Up Some Fists!"Here's a follow-up to a story Daily RFT brought you early last month. Latonya Davis, a 21-year-old mother from the 4800 block of Bessie in north St. Louis, has been identified as the person who p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    [VIDEO] St. Louis Mother Encourages Toddlers to Fight: "Ya'll Better Ball Up Some Fists!"

    KTVI (Fox 2) broke the story on Tuesday. It's sensational enough that New York Daily News ran with it yesterday. A video (below) posted this past Sunday onto Facebook shows two toddlers fighting as a mother of one of the girls eggs the children on. "Ahh, shit. Got some action! Got some action!" the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Mob Testimony Gives Panera Bread Awesome Ad Opportunity

    Panera Bread, a.k.a. St. Louis Bread Co., doesn't run very high-profile ad campaigns. Come to think of it, Gut Check can't recall ever seeing a television ad for Panera, or if we did, it made exactly zero impression. That could -- and should -- change, thanks to an unlikely event: the recent testim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    New Yorkers All Pissy Over P-D's No-Hitter Asterisk; St. Louisans Bask in Attention

    Johan Santana pitched a no-hitter for the New York Mets last Friday, the first in the franchise's history. Perhaps you heard the rumblings of rejoicing and self-satisfaction rolling out of New York over the weekend? It's OK if you didn't -- the losing team was the Cardinals, after all, and, as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Ten Musicians Who Support Occupy Wall Street

    Adbusters​"Occupy Wall Street" started out as a 1,000-person mid-September protest in a New York City park against, among other things, financial disparity and corporate influence. Since that time that protest has grown into a nationwide movement, spurring on the creation of "Occupy" spinoffs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    The Return of Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

    ​You thought Gut Check was finished with its exhaustive coverage of the dress made from raw meat worn by intermittently intriguing pop megastar Lady Gaga.Honestly, Gut Check thought Gut Check was finished with its exhaustive coverage of the dress made from raw meat worn by intermittently intriguin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Dairy Queen Builds World's Biggest Ice Cream Cake

    Dairy Queen CanadaCelebrating 10 tons of Dairy Queen ice cream cake with .... ice cream cake!​ Oh, Canada! You've created the world's largest ice cream cake! In honor of the Dairy Queen ice cream cake's thirtieth birthday, volunteers in Toronto built a 10.13-ton ice cream cake. It beats the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Michael Jackson's Posthumous Michael and R. Kelly's Long-Awaited Love Letter: New Releases Highlights for December 14

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Ryan Adams and the Cardinals' III / IV​*Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cardinals III/IV The Consequence of Sound review of III / IV sang its praises: "This year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Duncan Hines Pulls Questionable Rapping Cupcakes Ad

    Thanks to a piece in Mother Jones, "Are These Cupcakes Racist?", Duncan Hines has pulled a YouTube video featuring chocolate-glazed anamorphic rapping cupcakes. Apparently, people think that white cupcakes burstingt into hip-hop beats once they're coated in chocolate might perhaps be a bit questiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Dumbass Arrested in Boston Market Creamed Spinach Prank

    California teen arrested for pulling a really jackass stunt at a Boston Market drive-thru. The Sacramento Bee reports that last week, a car full of upstanding youths decided to put a new spin on the viral Fire in the Hole prank. Instead of throwing a soda into the drive-thru window at an employee, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Food and Fashion Get Friendly

    First Gwyneth went to Spain with Mario. Then Barney's New York unveiled their chef-filled holiday window display. What's up with the marriage of fashion and food? The Wall Street Journal explores the connection that's leading to Momofuku's David Chang attending Fashion Week parties, designers like R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Heart Attack Grill Gives Free Bypass Burgers to Obese Customers

    Fat? Eat for free! The aptly-named Heart Attack Grill in Arizona is giving free food to people who weigh over 350 pounds. The New York Daily News reports that the medically-themed restaurant features burgers named after heart surgeries, waitresses in sexy nurse uniforms, no diet soda, and fries cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Poisoned Candy, Free Lifetime KFC, and Other Halloween Food Horrors

    What's scarier - urban legends about psychos contaminating Halloween candy with poison and sharp things, or dressing up as Colonel Sanders to win a lifetime supply of KFC? The Atlantic debunks spooky tales of razor blades and cyanide in treats, giving evidence that most "Halloween sadist" stories ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Hershey's Closes Original Factory

    Due to increased globalization, NPR reports that Hershey's is closing its original Pennsylvania factory. The company is opening a new, faster, smaller factory down the street, and laying off 500 employees. The original factory, which was a part of Milton Hershey's "workers paradise" with inexpensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Another Day, Another Meat Dress

    Screenshot: www.nydailynews.comProsciutto is often paired with melons.​Oh, yes, it's the Week of the Meat Dress here at Gut Check International Headquarters. First, it was intermittently interesting pop megastar Lady Gaga draping meat over herself at MTV's Video Music Awards.Now, via the New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Lady Gaga's Meat Dress Draws Scorn of PETA, Butchers

    Screenshot:​Fact: Intermittently interesting pop megastar Lady Gaga wore a dress made out of meat at MTV's Orgy of Irrelevance Video Music Awards. The blogosphere observed, snarked and was prepared to move on. Shockingly, not everyone wanted to let the matter drop.First, we have P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Feds Crack Down on Undocumented Kitchen Workers

    A San Diego restaurateur stands up for illegal immigrants working in kitchens. The New York Times goes in-depth on the hush-hush issue of illegal workers, the blind eye that's been turned, and the sudden upswing in crackdowns by federal investigators. Despite a federal indictment last April, San Die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Costco Condemns Veal

    Costco condemns veal producer at urging of animal rights group. The Associated Press reports that the Washington-based wholesale club was presented a video of Buckeye Veal Farm in Ohio, made by animal rights group Mercy for Animals. The video shows calves chained in pens too small for them to lie do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Take That Quarter Pounder with Cheese with a Side of Statin.

    The daily Quarter Pounder with Cheese and milkshake got your cholesterol out of whack? U.S. News and World Reports has a great idea, courtesy of a study in the American Journal of Cardiology: serve statins with fast food. The drugs counteract the cholesterol bomb of such meals and costs about the sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.25

    Powered by pizza. The New York Daily News brings us Matt McClellan, a Florida pizzeria owner who's biking his way up the east coast, eating nothing but pizza along the way to prove its health benefits. What kind of peach is that? Why don't we know? The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 3.15

    ​Arabic food arrives at the U.S.'s biggest Marine base. A combination of veterans returning from the Middle East with a taste for the cuisine outweighs the fear wrought by the Fort Hood massacre, making a Lebanese-American's shawarma stand a hit. (Wall Street Journal) Lower prices on healthy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.30

    ​ Bar stages protest with PBR-can guillotine. (New York Daily News)Low milk prices leave dairy farmers in need. (MSNBC)The year's weirdest booze marketing. ( year in lunch. ( sustainable food stories of the year. (

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.11

    ​ Food companies give excuses for the amount of air in packaging. (The New York Times)Coffee doesn't have a sobering effect. (BBC)There's a new wine club. In a British high school. (New York Daily News)Florida oranges are shrinking. ( of Virginia class experiment finds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.16

    ​ Butchering gets hip in new Brooklyn shop. (New York Daily News)How to lie when the food sucks. (Chicago Tribune)Manufacturers must prove caffeinated alcoholic beverages are safe. (Los Angeles Times)What's for dessert? Passion fruit and Viagra. (Associated Press)

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.29

    ​ Author thrives on a candy-filled diet. (The New York Times)Halloween wines: trick or treat? (San Antonio Express-News)How to throw a dinner party. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)University of Illinois gets a nod for being vegetarian-friendly. (Daily Illini)Septuagenarian lobster spared in NYC re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    That Didn't Take Long: Black NFL Players Say They Won't Join Limbaugh-Owned Rams

    Limbaugh: Said to favor a "conservative" game. Likes plays to develop on the right -- far right. ​A few days after Rush Limbaugh publicly announced his intention of buying the St. Louis Rams (and just 48 hours after Limbaugh again made another borderline derogratory/racist comment about black athl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 9.11

    ​ Can't make it to Munich for Oktoberfest? Live vicariously. (Los Angeles Times)The CSA concept moves to seafood in North Carolina. ( and food pairings require a little information and a lot of instinct. (The Buffalo News)Economic woes affect Mario Batali. (The New York Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.21

    ​ Contaminated food recalls, corporate farming horrors, chemical over-saturation, antibiotic-resistant cooties ... America's in a deep food crisis. (Time)Don't bother catching your own fish for dinner, unless you like mercury. (USA Today)Fourthmeal? Fifthmeal? How many meals a day does this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.29

    The food dye that makes blue M&Ms blue could also help spinal injuries. (New York Daily News)U.S. meat firms want China to have a chance to import chicken here. (Reuters)What's so great about Chick-Fil-A, anyway? (Eat Me Daily, via Eater)

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.22

    A different kind of food safety: Don't eat and drive. (New York Daily News)Did Julia Child approve of blogger Julie Powell's movie-inspiring attempt to cook the famous chef's recipes? (Publishers Weekly)More on the Julia/Julie controversy from famed cookbook editor Judith Jones. (Slashfood)

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.25

    The need to reduce meat consumption in the developed world needs to be balanced against the need for meat in the developing world. (BBC News)AB InBev loses another round of its ongoing copyright battle over the Budweiser brand in Europe. (Reuters)Signs of a thaw in the Anthony Bourdain-Rachael Ray c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.5

    In today's news: calls for a "50-year" farm bill, the iconic Rainbow Room is closing and the case of smuggled monkey meat.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Who's Going to be Obama's White House Chef?

    This morning, President-elect Barack Obama and wife Michelle visited with President Bush and wife Laura at the White House, where the Illinois senator apparently got his first look inside the Oval Office. Obama greets supporters in St. Louis in October (Lyle Whitworth) While Obama was familiariz ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    May 20, 2008

    The Cheesesteak of Suffering and the $175 Burger

    As a tease for this week's review, which features the long-awaited (by someone, I hope) return of Cheesesteak Quest, I offer the Cheesesteak of Suffering, an Internet widget that counts the days since Philadelphia last celebrated a major sports championship. On the other end of the food spectrum, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11/27

    The Food Network is ending production of Emeril Live. Insert your own "Bam!" joke here. (New York Daily News) A West African immigrant is charged with smuggling monkey meat into America. (AP) Want to make your own booze, but microbrewing just doesn't appeal? How about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its season wrap-up on the obit page, and the New York Daily News went so far as to skip the eulogy and call f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Goodbye Tony, Hello Torre?

    Tony La Russa is almost certainly gone. And after having helped make some RFT dreams come true, Joe Torre is even more certainly done as Yankees skipper. (The New York Times should have run its season wrap-up on the obit page, and the New York Daily News went so far as to skip the eulogy and call f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8/21

    Did I see any of you at Marcia's Surgery Festival last night? Well, I was incognito. (I hope.) But it was a nice turnout. Good stuff this morning: A federal appeals court has stayed Whole Foods' acquisition of Wild Oats. This is a temporary delay so that the court can consider the FTC's request to ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2005

    See Me, Hear Me, Read Me

    Ethical issues take a back seat to synergy and branding in local sports media

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2003

    Today, Dammit!

    The first host of America's morning show hailed from U. City -- read all about it!

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Radio Personality

    J.C. Corcoran, KLOU (103.3 FM)

  • Film

    June 7, 2000

    Stars of David

    The Jewish Film Festival lights up St. Louis

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