Katy Perry and rapper Juicy J have damaged the reputation of several gospel rappers by stealing their work and associating it with anti-Christian witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery, according to a federal copyright lawsuit filed this week in St. Louis.
In the most head-shaking article unleashed on the Internet in recent memory, it was revealed that rapper/necrophiliac/federal agent impersonator DMX has been in talks to fight George Zimmerman, the infamous idiot who gunned down young Trayvon Martin. Luckily for humanity and overall decency in gener ... More >>
TJ Miller It's a standup heavy month but with a whole lot of flair. Both Mary Mack and TJ Miller wound up canceling shows last year but are headed back to town for a second go. A local favorite and comedy powerhouse makes yet another move and Valentine's Day is cause for laughter. For those in sea ... More >>
As long as there have been celebrity deaths, there have been celebrity death sightings. A quick Internet search will turn up allegations of people spotting Elvis Presley in the steamy Memphis heat, or Jim Morrison in a Parisian cafe. There are those who would swear on a stack of polygraph machines ... More >>
Sometimes, it's good to unplug the headphones and take a break from music for a minute simply to absorb the sounds from immediate surroundings. Take the Riverfront Times office soundtrack lately, for instance. Above my head, some intense industrial power sanding or something rattles the mug of tepid ... More >>
Mike Tyson will be in St. Louis today to perform his one-man show, The Undisputed Truth as part of a 36-city tour, directed by Spike Lee. The Tyson monologue is, according to producers, "a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown." ... More >>
So this just happened. Mike Tyson will be in St. Louis tonight for his one-man show, and today, he's doing some good old-fashioned Twitter promoting in advance of his visit. This includes a polite request that David Freese swing by. Will the Cardinals third baseman make it??
Iron Mike Tyson brings his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, to the Peabody Opera House (14th and Market streets; 314-241-1888; tickets $35 to $350) at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, as part of a 36-city tour for the Spike Lee-directed monologue. Producers are billing the show as "a rare, per ... More >>
Whether Justin Bieber is being chased by a pack of fans while riding a Segway or pretending to get shot and killed on a popular television show, he can is increasingly dispatched in any setting. Your moment of certainty came this weekend, when Bieber and 50 Cent accompanied Floyd Mayweather, Jr., ... More >>
The St. Louis Blues, having defeated their aquatic foes in round one of the playoffs, are now resting quietly, recuperating mind and body to prepare for the next challenge. It's a little like the dialogue screen from Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, where the opponent would hurl some insult at Little Ma ... More >>
It looks like Tattoogate has finally reached its end. The south-central Missouri tattoo artist who sued the producers of The Hangover Part 2 for copyright infringement has now reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount of cash. As far as legal narratives go, this was one of the wackies ... More >>
Somebody order up a bunch of digital Wite-Out. Warner Brothers could soon have a huge demand for the stuff. That's because the studio has told a federal judge in St. Louis that it would digitally alter a tattoo from actor Ed Helms' face upon the December DVD release of Hangover II if it can't set ... More >>
Ed Helms wears copyright protected ink.Fear not, bro-dawg cinephiles. The release of The Hangover Part II will not be delayed over a suit filed by a Missouri tattoo artist. You'll still be able to edify yourself Thursday with 102 minutes of (presumably) dick-and-fart-and-drinking jokes. Hurrah!Yo ... More >>
The tattoo that launched the lawsuit.An image used in the sequel to The Hangover could leave Warner Brothers with a wicked headache of its own. Last week a tattoo artist from the south-central Missouri town of Waynesville sued the film studio on claims that it used his copyrighted work in The Han ... More >>
The one and only Don King will be in town later this afternoon to promote his fight at the Scottrade Center on August 7 between St. Louis' own undefeated WBC/IBF champion Devon "The Bull" Alexander and Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnik.There are few sports figures more colorful -- and notorious -- than King ... More >>
These days former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark is perhaps best known for labeling Mark McGwire a "fake, phony, cheater" after Big Mac admitted earlier this year that he'd used steroids throughout his career. But in finance and investment circles, Clark is best known for his ability to piss away m ... More >>
Show: The Hangover, the caviar of immature-dudes-take-a-Vegas-roadtrip comedies, watched as late as possible in a theater in Vancouver's Chinatown to stay awake long enough to catch a red-eye flight back to the States.Food: Andres Baby Canadian Champagne, a British Columbian wine of low alcohol ... More >>
Go 'head, get down
Todd Snider's restless soul belies a heart of gold.
Fight Night Round 3 comes out a winner, despite taking punches.
And then a few more
B-Sides talks wardrobe with Roxy Epoxy, gets the lowdown on Jason Ringenberg's farmer alter ego and goes down swinging with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz
With Aries Spears
We speak out against democracy, worry about Snoop and let Team Tomato give themselves a hand
Beg for Mercy (Interscope)
St. Louisans, take some civic pride in Nelly-sanctioned model searches, fire-loving artists, Vespa-ridin' cops and one really underwhelming presidential campaign
Week of February 6, 2002
Written and directed by James Toback