Reality Shows

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Gina Loudon Writes 2,000-Word Essay About Her Teen Daughter Dating a 57-Year-Old Actor

    Missouri's top Tea Party, reality-show D-list family is in the gossip headlines this week, and they seem to be soaking up the attention in the strangest way possible. Here's the deal: Eighteen-year-old Lyda Loudon, daughter of former Republican state senator John Loudon and conservative pundit Gina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Applying for That St. Louis Reality Show for Twentysomethings? Here's Your Competition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    St. Louis Alderman to Critics of Salvage City: "Relax"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Salvage City: St. Louis Deserves Better

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Bachelor Contestant Defends Yadier Molina Cancer Joke During World Series Game Four

    What if St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had cancer? Wouldn't that be hilarious? Sarah Newlon seemed to think so. To honor cancer survivors during Sunday's game, fans at Busch Stadium wrote the name of someone they know battling cancer. Newlon, a Season 11 Bachelor contestant and Cardina ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    David Cassidy

    8 p.m. Saturday, December 8. J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, 2300 West Clay Street, St. Charles.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Tisha "UnArmed" Shelton is Getting Reality TV Show Offers

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2012
  • Music

    June 21, 2012

    STL Loud 4

    Noon. Saturday, June 23. PrideFest at Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    The Bachelorette Season 8: The St. Louis Guy Calls Himself "Wolf"

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    7 Shot Screamers

    9:30 p.m. Friday, December 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    The Sheepdogs

    8 p.m. Wednesday, November 2. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Local Singer of "Ferret in the Closet Act II" Takes On America's Got Talent

    ​Today we bring you the latest news from Walt Winston, who was recently subjected to the America's Got Talent treatment. His friend was so incredibly pumped about this story we're about to share that he called RFT headquarters and freaked out over the phone. Thank you, friend of Walt's, for te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Make St. Louis Proud: American Idol Auditions Come to Scottrade Center Tuesday

    ​It's hard to believe American Idol is nearing eleven years old. That marks ten years of watching and laughing with (read: at) contestants, ten winners whose names we can remember only about half of, countless instances of celebrity pandering and hundreds of strangely inspired musical collabor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Chef Gordon Ramsay Makes Film Debut in Love's Kitchen

    It's Kitchen Nightmare on Elm Street! Okay, not really. Reality TV star/chef Gordon Ramsay makes his film debut in British film Love's Kitchen. It's scheduled to make its U.S. premiere on Tuesday, June 7. The film, a rom-com about a chef who loses his kitchen mojo after his wife's death, then fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    David Cook Sings "Don't You Forget About Me," America Tries To Remember

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Get Energized for National Park Contest

    ​We're pretty certain that there will never be a reality show on national parks that rises to the level of American Idol or Dancing With the Stars, but we thought you should know that you still have the chance to vote for the St. Louis Arch Grounds as one of the best parks in the country. If w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Interview: Pauly Shore on His Career Resurgence, Why He's Not Doing Music Again and Whether He Dated Kylie Minogue

    Pauly Shore​Pauly Shore, the comedian formerly known as the we-ee-ee-easel, hasn't been on the A-list since the '90s, but he's fought to keep himself in the spotlight. When the big movie roles stopped coming in, he returned to TV in the short-lived reality show, Minding The Store, which follow ... More >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2011


    8 p.m. Wednesday, February 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Aaron Buerge, The Bachelor in 2002, Files for Personal Bankruptcy

    Image viaAaron Buerge, star of ABC's The Bachelor in 2002, has filed for bankruptcy​Be 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Bristol Palin Uninvited to Lecture Wash. U. Students on Sex

    Image Via​Washington University students learned a valuable lesson on romance a week prior to their annual "Sex Week." Yes, single mothers can be alluring, but often they come with too much baggage to make it work. So it is that the school's Student Health Advisory Committee has uninvited Bristol ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Carrie Underwood

    7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Project Runway Sashays Onto Delmar

    Michael Drummond, lookin' good!​Next week, one of our favorite boutiques in University City, Ziezo, will host a trunk show featuring the work of Michael Drummond. (In case you've been living under a rock, designer Drummond, along with A.J. Thouvenot, repped the Lou this season on a little show cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Beard Founation Reorganizes Food Writing Award Categories

    Food bloggers, rejoice! The New York Times reports that the James Beard Awards will no longer give separate awards for online and print food writing, meaning pieces published online will be eligible for the Beard Foundation's biggest writing awards - the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Kurt Warner to Compete on Dancing With the Stars

    ​We weren't at the wedding of Kurt and Brenda Warner, though we assume the couple had a first dance.From that we can deduce that Warner has twirled before an audience before, but does he have what it takes to shimmy in front of millions of viewers? We're about to find when Warner competes on ABC's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Review Preview: BitterSweet Bakery

    Jennifer SilverbergGoodies being made at BitterSweet Bakery​A change of pace this week as I visit Benton Park's BitterSweet Bakery (2200 Gravois Avenue; 314-771-3500). Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Rod Blagojevich on Celebrity Apprentice: Week Four

    Image source​Friends, for four weeks now, we've been watching Rod Blagojevich together on Celebrity Apprentice. It hasn't always been great -- actually, since every episode is now two hours, most of it is actually pretty damned boring, especially the parts where the celebrities meet the recipi ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2010

    Divas of Da Lou

    7 p.m. Friday, April 2. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, Jennings.

  • Music

    January 13, 2010


    9 p.m. Saturday, January 16. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • News

    September 9, 2009
  • Music

    August 26, 2009

    American Idols Live Tour

    7 p.m. Saturday, August 29. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Cougars Lurk on a TV Near You

    If you were a fan of "Cougar Heaven!" a hard-hitting piece of journalism exploring every last nook and cranny of cougar-dom right here in St. Louis and published in this paper by Unreal last summer, take that sweaty palm off your computer mouse and get a grip on your remote control. The cougars. Hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Farmer Wants a Wife Matt Neustadt Interview

    Matt Neustadt, the star of the CW reality dating show Farmer Wants a Wife, is a farmer. No really, he is. Not an actor, or even an aspiring actor (waiter). Despite the debates going on among the Farmer fans on the CW network's online message boards, the Portage des Sioux-based farmer plants and harv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Go! The St. Louis Calendar, April 18-20, 2008: UMSL Jazz Festival, Sexy Parties, Zombie Squad and Earth Day

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Also check out our Calendar Homepage for more events going on this weekend in St. Louis. Want to go a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2008
  • Music

    January 23, 2008


    6 p.m. Sunday, January 27. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Kitchen Nightmares: Dillons

    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've ever been nervous about eating at an empty restaurant, this second installment of Kitchen Nightmares will c ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2007

    Jordan Knight

    6:45 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Mainstage at Tower Grove Park, off of South Grand Boulevard.

  • Music

    March 21, 2007

    Relient K

    8 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

  • Music

    December 6, 2006

    Ray LaMontagne

    8 p.m. Thursday, December 7. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

  • News

    June 14, 2006

    Snake Penis Envy

    Unreal uncovers the sexy side of snakes, digs for dirt on Pauly Shore and meets a local blogger who almost bowled a perfect game. Almost.

  • Music

    December 21, 2005

    Brian Vander Ark

    Thursday, December 22; Finale (8025 Bonhomme Avenue), Clayton

  • Calendar

    May 11, 2005

    A-Lou-zing Race

    This Saturday, hop aboard St. Louis public transit for one incredible scavenger hunt

  • Yearend

    December 22, 2004


    In a scandal-ridden election year, the years top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • Music

    October 13, 2004

    Keep It Real

    We pitch a hard-rockin' reality show, talk Jesus with an ex-Card and have a little tiff about Brian Wilson

  • Music

    September 15, 2004

    Quick Picks

    Week of September 15, 2004

  • Music

    June 30, 2004
  • Film

    June 18, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of June 18, 2003

  • Music

    June 4, 2003

    Various Artists

    American Idol Season 2: All-Time Classic American Love Songs (RCA)

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