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 >>
After Daily RFT broke the news that a The Hills-style reality television show could be coming to St. Louis, our twentysomething party-animal readers started sending us their applications. The casting call asks for college graduates or students working their way through college who rage at nights an ... More >>
What are the stories we tell about ourselves and our city? If you're one of the folks worried that the recent episodes of Salvage City didn't show St. Louis in the best possible light, console yourself with the fact that at least Moonshiners isn't set here. That other Discovery Channel show depicts ... More >>
Reality television is, more often than not, a thin veneer of reality placed atop a carefully crafted fiction. As viewers, we accept this white lie because reality programming is built with the same blocks as any other story: plot, setting and, most importantly, character.
Well, that didn't take long. Yesterday, we wrote about Tisha Shelton a.k.a. Tisha UnArmed, the 25-year-old Arnold resident and viral video star. We caught up with her later in the day to find out what it's been like to see her video views skyrocket to 1.6 million in a matter of days. And to ask an ... More >>
So there's a guy from St. Louis on The Bachelorette Season 8, which began airing last night, and and he calls himself, "Wolf." His real name is just John. (Almost nobody in reality television has a last name.) He's a data destruction specialist. We have no idea what that means, and we're not going t ... More >>
6 p.m. Sunday, January 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Image viaIs 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 >>
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 >>
Dear Mr. Vernon, you see us as a pop star, a pop star, a pop star, a pop star, and a pop star...David Cook's decision to cover "Don't You Forget About Me," currently the official "send-off" song of season season of American Idol, was as an especially gutsy move for an alum of a show that has, ... More >>
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 >>
Image viaAaron Buerge, star of ABC's The Bachelor in 2002, has filed for bankruptcyBe glad he didn't pick ya, ladies, because this Bachelor can be unfaithful. Ask his creditors. Aaron Buerge, Springfield resident and reality star of ABC's second season of The Bachelor, has filed for Chapter 7 ban ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, January 1. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
image via Clownvis' debut appearance on America's Got TalentBack 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 31. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
9 p.m. Friday, September 25. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Ryan SeacrestYesterday 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 >>
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 >>
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7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 14. Scottrade Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue).
:30 p.m. Monday, July 24. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
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