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 >>
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.
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 >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 8. J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, 2300 West Clay Street, St. Charles.
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 >>
Noon. Saturday, June 23. PrideFest at Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue.
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 >>
9:30 p.m. Friday, December 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 2. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Pauly ShorePauly 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 >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, February 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
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 >>
Image ViaWashington 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 >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Jennifer SilverbergGoodies being made at BitterSweet BakeryA 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.
Image sourceFriends, 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 >>
7 p.m. Friday, April 2. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, Jennings.
9 p.m. Saturday, January 16. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
7 p.m. Saturday, August 29. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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6 p.m. Sunday, January 27. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
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 >>
6:45 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Mainstage at Tower Grove Park, off of South Grand Boulevard.
8 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
8 p.m. Thursday, December 7. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
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.
Thursday, December 22; Finale (8025 Bonhomme Avenue), Clayton
This Saturday, hop aboard St. Louis public transit for one incredible scavenger hunt
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We pitch a hard-rockin' reality show, talk Jesus with an ex-Card and have a little tiff about Brian Wilson
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