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Reality Shows

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The Bachelor: Inside a Reality TV Casting Call

    Love was in the air Friday afternoon on the sixth floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, where a total of 208 single ladies and gents auditioned for the upcoming season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette -- 209 of them to be exact, if you include a painfully out-of-place Daily RFT writer. The St. Louis ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    The Bachelor: 7 Questions Producers Will Ask You At the St. Louis Open Casting Call

    The ultimate dating reality shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette need new contestants for upcoming seasons, so producers are coming to St. Louis to play matchmaker. Both men and women who want to compete for the heart of another while America watches on are invited to the open casting call, from ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Jordan Ward Finder, St. Louis' 16 & Pregnant Star: MTV Show is Birth Control for Teens

    Jordan Ward Finder admits she's no expert on birth control. The 20-year-old mother of two was jettisoned to fame on 16 and Pregnant, the popular MTV show about teen moms in their last weeks of pregnancy and first weeks of parenthood. One episode follows Finder, who grew up in south county and drop ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 21, 2013
  • Calendar

    March 8, 2012
  • Music

    January 26, 2012

    Diggy Simmons

    6 p.m. Sunday, January 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Standup Iliza Shlesinger: "Yes I Google Myself, and Anybody Who Says They Don't Is a Liar"

    iliza.comIliza Shlesinger coming to the Funnybone this weekend!​Iliza Shlesinger's hotness is (1)  undeniable, and (2) irrelevant, because  her comic chops are real: In 2008, at the tender age of 24, she won NBC's Last Comic Standing, and hasn't looked back since. She'll be at the Funnyb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Gap Ruins Four Food Trends in One Leap

    On Friday we thought Applebee's killed the food truck trend dead. But it was only the beginning. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydishThe Gap puts tacos in jeans. ​ Meet Pico de Gap, a taco truck operated by The Gap in Los Angeles. Because having a trillion brick and mortar stores isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Ten Fatty Foods Gut Check Would Buy With Our Biggest Loser Winnings

    Image viaThe reward Biggest Loser contestants receive is a big one: $250,000.​Some lucky St. Louisans could be next in line to get their asses kicked into shape by Anna Kournikova. In search of season thirteen contestants, NBC's feel-good weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser is coming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Three Examples of the Current Food Television Chaos

    Image via​Is Julia Child rolling over in her grave yet? Cooking shows, the genre she helped create, are roaring out of control. So says Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. Specifically, "It's foodie chaos right now." Oseland should know; he's been a judge on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    What It's Like To Audition (Unsuccessfully) For American Idol

    One of these people might have moved past the first round. Maybe. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.​Ed: The American Idol Season 11 auditions attracted more than 10,000 hopefuls to the Scottrade Center yesterday. Recent Mizzou grad Mallory Gnaegy was one them, and she has agreed to let us publish her ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    The Voice with Cee-Lo, X-Tina and Two Other Dudes: Four Possible Spin-Offs

    Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, and some white guys are the hosts of America's first communist TV talent show, "The Voice." ​The Voice, America's favorite socialist-realism-inspired TV talent show, has quickly and abruptly become NBC's first broadly accepted hit show since Friends, a sitcom ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Fantasia/Kandi Burruss/Eric Benet

    8 p.m. Saturday, January 1. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Clownvis returns to America's Got Talent as a Finale "All Star" [Goo Goo Dolls Update]

    image via Clownvis' debut appearance on America's Got Talent​Back in June, Clownvis Presley's audition for America's Got Talent aired. Despite his quick and obscenity-ridden dismissal by the judges, Clownvis was invited back to America's Got Talent for tonight's season finale. For those who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Calling All St. Louis Reality TV Wannabes, HGTV Wants You for My First Place

    ​Now that pseudo-reality TV show The Hills is over forever, and Dancing With the Stars is done waltzing until the fall, where are we supposed to get our reality-TV fix? (Other than the dozens of other reality TV shows still airing new episodes, that is.) It's like they say in that philosophic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.11

    After 134 years, New Orleans' P&J Oyster Company has ceased operations because of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the company will not close entirely. They'll shuck as oysters are available, even if they have to ship them from the west coast. " ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.18

    Not only are pesticides bad for bugs, there's more evidence showing how bad they are for humans. Reuters reports that the Harvard School of Public Health has released a study linking organophosphate pesticides to ADHD in kids. Over forty organophosphates are approved for pesticide use in the U.S. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Hey Mom and Dad, Supernanny is Coming to St. Louis to Tame Your Naughty Little Monsters

    ​Dear parents: Supernanny understands. Your kids have gone beserk. They are incorrigible, completely out of control. One more tantrum, one more cuss word, one more scream, and you'll surely be headed for a padded room. You can't stand it a minute longer. You think of that line in the Ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Blago to Compete on Next Celebrity Apprentice

    It's been years since "You're fired!", accompanied by a cobra-like flick of Donald Trump's right hand, became a national catchphrase, so long, in fact, that Trump has resorted to casting celebrities instead of regular old celebrity-whores on his reality show The Apprentice.But now we may have a reas ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2009

    Kelly Clarkson

    8 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.

  • Music

    September 23, 2009

    oh my god

    9 p.m. Friday, September 25. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Ryan Seacrest Seeks St. Louis Talent, Hard-Luck Cases for New TV Show

    Ryan Seacrest​Yesterday I spoke with a casting director for a new television show produced by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. The show is to be called "Chance" and is scheduled to debut on a yet-to-be-named cable network late this fall. Before then -- on September 19 -- the show will arrive in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    F'ing Golden: Patti Blagojevich Eats a Tarantula, Nearly Drowns on Reality TV

    Patti Blagojevich, wife of infamous ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has officially began her stint on the NBC reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here" and she wants you to know she's doing it all for the kids.The potty-mouthed former Illinois first lady took her husband's place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's Rod Blagojevich.

    Raw footage here of impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich filming a promo for the NBC reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Can Blagojevich Survive the Jungle? Reality Show Wants To Know

    Producers at NBC have asked former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to participate in a reality show titled, "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"The show drops ten celebrities in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle "to face challenges designed to test their skills in adapting to the wilderness. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2009
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    January 14, 2009

    Nail Files and Case Files

    This show's fun for everyone

  • Culture

    November 26, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 19, 2008

    American Idle

    That's entertainment!

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2008

    American Idle

    Truth and fiction are inseparable

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8.19

    The Department of Justice wants more info on InBev's planned takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (AFP) Controversy about potential grape-mixing in another Italian wine, vino nobile di Montepulciano. (Chicago Tribune) God help us all: The Food Network is working on a show described as a cross between eatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Big Black of MTV's 'Rob and Big' Gets Frank in Q&A

    The end of season three of MTV reality show Rob and Big left loyal fans asking a lot of questions. What happened to the mini-horse? Who was going to keep Meaty? Will Rob and Big ever be back together on screen?

  • Music

    April 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Review Preview: Everest Café & Bar

    Opening a good restaurant is miracle enough. I don't mean a four-star temple of haute cuisine or a bauble of glass and light the trend-humpers will pack for six months and then forget as quickly as they did last year's American Idol winner. I mean a comfortable, unpretentious place that serves flavo ... More >>

  • Music

    January 2, 2008

    Blake Lewis

    Audio Day Dream 
    (Arista/J)

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Good Night and Good Luck!

    Today is Jeanette Kozlowski's last as the RFT editorial intern. She's been a big help to me here at Gut Check: her hilarious Kitchen Nightmares recaps, keeping Gut Check running while I was on my margarita bender honeymoon and supplying more than a few Morning Brew items. We'll hear from Jeanette a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 7, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Kitchen Nightmares: Peter's

    RFT editorial intern Jeanette Kozlowski is a big fan of bad-boy British chef Gordon Ramsay. Each week she'll recap the latest episode of Ramsay's new FOX series Kitchen Nightmares. If you avoided watching Hell's Kitchen for the past three years not because you despise Gordon Ramsay (the Simon Cowel ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2007

    This Is Entertainment

    (No TV required)

  • Home Entertainment

    February 14, 2007

    Royal Flush

    Marie Antoinette

  • Music

    January 10, 2007

    Dancing with the Stars tour

    7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 14. Scottrade Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue).

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2006
  • Music

    July 19, 2006

    Kelly Clarkson

    :30 p.m. Monday, July 24. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2006
  • Music

    August 11, 2004

    Talk This Way

    Where's the reality for people trying out for American Idol?

  • Culture

    March 5, 2003

    That '60s Show

    Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols

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