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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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!
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 >>
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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 >>
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?
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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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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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