In a marketing move worthy of Don Draper in Mad Men, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that famous actor and lifelong fan Jon Hamm will get his own theme night at Busch Stadium this summer. Hamm, who grew up in St. Louis and graduated from John Burroughs High School, gave interview after interview ... More >>
"And then we started playing Trivial Pursuit." So begins our new favorite story about St. Louis native and John Burroughs School alum Jon Hamm. Vanity Fair releases a cover story about the Mad Men star online today that includes a hilariously nerdy story from Hamm's high school days.
By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>
Chalk up another win for Imo's Pizza. We already know the St. Louis institution makes special deliveries for celebrities (see: Jon Hamm and Jimmy Kimmel) by packing up their pizzas on ice and sending them to Hollywood. This time, the square beyond compare helped out St. Louis native and Washington W ... More >>
As David Freese leaves the Cardinals to play ball with Albert Pujols in Los Angeles, Daily RFT began to wonder: Who should fill the baseball all-star's three-year contract to be the spokester for St. Louis staple Imo's Pizza? We have a few ideas.
After settling in last week with a 4 Hands Resurrection IPA at Three Kings Pub (6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-3355), Gut Check got to chatting with the staff and they told us a juicy bit of gossip: Apparently, Entourage star Adrian Grenier had been in on Wednesday, October 23. G ... More >>
St. Louis is getting a lot of celeb love lately. First, our hometown favorite Jon Hamm defended Imo's Pizza on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and even did a taste test. Jimmy Fallon stopped by Crown Candy Kitchen during his comedy tour, and we thought perhaps he could be the late-night foil to Kimmel's Imo's ba ... More >>
Hometown boy Jon Hamm -- fresh off his latest loss at this week's Emmy Awards -- stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday to promote his new movie A Young Doctor's Notebook with Daniel Radcliffe and talk about how much he loves St. Louis. "For those who don't know, you are from St. Louis," Kimmel s ... More >>
Word arrived this morning that Drake's St. Louis concert with Miguel has been pushed back to Wednesday, December 11 at the Scottrade Center, "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show." The show was originally scheduled for October 8. ... More >>
He grew up chowing down on thin crust pizza at the Imo's in Ballwin. And now David Freese, the Cardinals hometown hero in the 2011 World Series, is the newest spokesperson for St. Louis' most iconic pizza. "It's always been my favorite pizza, and so I am very excited to now represent this great St ... More >>
Since its opening four years ago, Citygarden has become a must-see St. Louis destination. Now the downtown sculpture park is worth a listen, too. See also: - Jenna Fischer Defends Imo's Pizza - Jon Hamm Brags About St. Louis Cardinals Today Citygarden unveiled an iPhone app that offers -- among ... More >>
Here's one television set where we really hope Jon Hamm's penis is not causing any problems. Sesame Street! That's right. Our favorite St. Louis celebrity Jon Hamm (who in recent weeks has struggled greatly with big-penis-causing-trouble headlines) is taking a break from Mad Men to chat with Elm ... More >>
Sometimes, St. Louisans get national and international attention for their great accomplishments -- Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, for example, may someday run New York City! But this afternoon, we bring you news of another St. Louis celeb who is captivating all of America, with a really huge accompli ... More >>
It may be traditional to have ham for the holidays (even, in some circles, for Hanukkah), but we're willing to bet that more people would prefer Hamm -- Jon Hamm, that is, the Mad Men star who St. Louisans love to claim as their own, even though he hasn't lived here for years. (But he went to John B ... More >>
As a reader of music blogs, you have by no doubt by now heard that violent idiot Chris Brown has done (another) stupid thing by getting a tattoo on his neck that looks suspiciously like a battered woman. Like, you know, the woman he battered in 2009. He claims it's actually a sugar skull -- an icon ... More >>
A colleague suggested that we add a special blog category here at Daily RFT for news of Jon Hamm. It would be a public service, the sort of thing they give Pulitzer Prizes for. (Maybe not exactly the sort of thing. But it would still be a public service.) In the meantime, while we work on it, enjoy ... More >>
Truly, we live in an age of marvels. Hamm-O-Gram is a new online service that will send a personal letter -- that's an actual letter transcribed from your form, not an email -- to the friend of your choice. What's so amazing about that? The letter includes "a picture of Handsome Man Jon Hamm, a u ... More >>
Photo by Steve Mitchell/Festival Partners LLCSummer's so close, we can taste it. Find out exactly what flavors lead into the season at events such as Rib America Festival and the Third Annual Rib-Off at Iron Barley during the extended holiday weekend. Friday (May 27): Rib America Festival @ ... More >>
Oprah Winfrey said goodbye to America yesterday -- but she'll say goodbye to St. Louis viewers today.For a TV station reliant on advertising -- and viewers' goodwill -- the timing couldn't have been worse.Just as talk show icon Oprah Winfrey was preparing to say goodbye to her millions of devoted ... More >>
T-shirt says: Charlie Sheen is apparently not "winning" anymore.Last month, Baked T's, the locally owned custom T-shirt shop in the Delmar Loop, did a brisk business selling Charlie Sheen tees inscribed with the erratic star's new catchphrase: winning."We sold that one all the time," says Nik Fus ... More >>
Local fans of NBC's The Office know that the show has a very strong St. Louis connection: Stars Jenna Fischer (Pam), Phyllis Smith (Phyllis) and Ellie Kemper (Erin) all have St. Louis roots.Yesterday, Mindy Kaling, who plays Kelly on the show and is also a co-executive producer, tweeted that the thr ... More >>
Is it sweeps week? Or did food fans just get really lucky with a trifecta of late-night talk show food-related ridiculousness? Either way... First, Jamie Oliver discusses beaver anal glands with David Letterman on Tuesday.
Jason StoffTaylor MomsenBottle blonde guttersnipes split the city into two factions last night. Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen rocked hard with her black-clad band the Pretty Reckless, while Ke$ha put on a trash-tastic set for a sold-out crowd at the Pageant. Ke$ha must have won the tween ... More >>
This really was the most awkward face we could screencap. He's just too handsome.We here at Daily RFT believe that protein is an essential part of any balanced diet, which is why we like to share the latest and greatest news of favored St. Louis son and Mad Men star Jon Hamm whenever po ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, May 22. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Photo: Egan O'KeefeThe happy couple pose for Riverfront Times back in September. The Internets (well, snarky sports blogs anyway) are abuzz today about two factoids: Kyle Boller is now the starting QB for the Rams, taking over for the injured Marc Bulger.Boller's girlfriend, it's been revealed re ... More >>
Photo: Wikimedia CommonsRIP, Ed McMahonMe? I'll most miss the Star Search, Ed. R.I.P., Ed. It's been nice watching you over the years. See more of the many faces of Ed McMahon after the jump.
Kids, Incorporated was the teeth-rotting children's TV show from the '80s and '90s that's now known for launching the careers of Martika, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fergie. The premise of the show was simple: kids played in a band, which lead to them covering popular songs of the time in bet ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 5. Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
We're pleased to bring you the first in an occasional series of genuine e-mail exchanges between RFT staffers and the wonderful world. As with most e-mail threads, you'll have to read from the bottom to best follow this exchange with publicity agent Stacey Wechsler... www.techrepublic.comFrom: Sta ... More >>
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