As of this blogging, three finalists were chosen (one of the finalists was Amer Camille Lunceford, sister of STL comedian Kym Dobbs) and the winner was going to be chosen on Fox 2 News in the Morning Thursday morning and on Y 98 FM (We will post the winner at a later time)
The winner will win a guaranteed audition in New Orleans, LA on July 26t, gets two tickets to the American Idol's Live Concert at Scottrade Center on August 25th and the two runners up will receive two tickets to The American Idol's tour as well.
Some of the judges were Fox 2’s Randi Naughton and Y98 FM’s Guy Phillips.
Also, St. Louis was one of the cities that were not cut in the national American Idol’ tour. It will hit the Scott Trade Center Aug. 25 (Not August 27 as once scheduled). The August 27 date for Kansas City, MO at the Sprint Center was cut from the tour.
NOTE: Lunceford was not a finalist.
The STL will be rockin with two major concerts goin on at the same time. Grammy Award wibnning fashion-dance diva Lady Gaga and The Lilith Fair will be stagin July 17. Gaga at Scott Trade Center and Lilith fair at Verizon Wireless Ampithere with fair creator Sarah McClaughlin, R&B siren Mary J Blige (PICTURED) and country/pop veteran Emmylou Harris among others (Pop star Kelly Clarkson vied out of the tour.)
HAPPY 5th OUTTOWN!
TIME TO GET TOWNED!
Theprosecution team rested its case a month early in the trial. Hmmm.
It was reported Tuesday that if the prosecution rested early, that the judge Judge James Zagel was going to accept the defense team’s request to delay the trial one week to prep for their case for Blago.
They say the prosecution has moved ahead so fast with the government's case that defense witnesses will not immediately be available.
Well they rested so the case will resume on Monday according to reports Thursday.
Overall, the prosecutors tried to paint Blgo as a “a foul-mouthed executive,” an “indifferent public servant,” and that he had a “penchant for living beyond his means.”
The one problem from experts in the prosecutions case was most of the plans Blagojevich allegedly hatched weren’t carried out. "
The U.S. Senate seat he is accused of auctioning wasn’t sold. The Chicago newspaper Mr. Blagojevich was said to have strong-armed didn’t fire anyone. The president of the Children’s Memorial Hospital didn’t give Mr Blagojevich the $50,000 campaign contribution he allegedly demand.
Hmm not good on the guilt and creating MUCH doubt.
Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to scheming to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
We think Blago is either gonna get a hung jury or will be found not guilty due to no evidence proving he actually did the crime.
E! News reported this week that author Kitty Kelly;s unauthorized bio on Chitown talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey will be turned into a telefilm. Kelley reportedly has optioned the movie rights of her exposé Oprah for a TV movie or miniseries.
Kelley reportedly finalized a six-figure deal with Larry Thompson, a veteran producer behind biopics on Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Sonny and Cher, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Thompson says that the plan is to develop the project to coincide with Winfrey's final syndicated episode in September 9, 2011 (HOW CONVENIENT), with an unknown actress in the lead role.
Then it was reported that comedic actress Debra Wilson has dismissed suggestions that she could play the talk show host in an upcoming biopic., Wilson - who previously impersonated Winfrey on MADtv and in film spoof Scary Movie 4 - told the New York Post that she would not be interested in taking the lead role."First of all, Oprah would have me killed," joked the comedienne. ""I heard from an insider that she doesn't particularly like the parodies."
In unreleted newz, Oprah was one of 500 guests who were invited to ex-first daughter Chelsea Clinton's wedding. The invited celebrity guest list also includes President Barack Obama, singer-actress-director Barbra Streisand, former British Prime Minister John Major, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw and media mogul Ted Turner.
Clinton is to marry Goldman Sachs investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (CHA CHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG)July 31 in the quaint Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck, 90 miles north of New York City.
The STL had a presence at this year’s National League beats American League, 3-1 the first time in 13 years at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
Although the STL participants were
Cards players Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday (PICTURED) who played on the NL team and Phillies Ryan Howard who played on the AL team. Of the STL presence it was Holliday who made the most noise with his bat.
The outfielder replaced Ryan Braun in the fifth but didn't bat until the seventh, when he came to the plate with one on and one out. With the NL trailing by a 1-0 score, Holliday poked a single to center field, and Scott Rolen motored all the way to third, putting the go-ahead run on base. After a popup and a walk, Brian McCann doubled home three runs, giving the NL the lead. Holliday went right back through the box on a 95-mph fastball from Yankees youngster Phil Hughes.
STL native Ryan Howard and Cards players Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez and defending champion Prince Fielder all sat out.
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz ended up winning his first derby title, hitting 11 homers in the final round to beat Florida's Hanley Ramirez.
OUCH. What is intersteing is, last year;s All Star Game telecast which was broadcast from St. Louis, delivered an average audience of 14.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched midsummer classic since 2002.
So what does that spell: S.T.L. I.S.H.O.S.T.I.N.G.A.G.A.I.N.
Benton, Illinois native comic and Last Comic Standing finalist Tommy Johnagin (near Carbondale, Ill) performed Monday on the NBC reality competition on its first live broadcast with nine other comics as the public voted for the finalists. Seven will advance. We will see next Monday if Johnagin will make the Top 7.
The big news locally is:
The former Kiel Opera House was reintroduced to St. Louis this with a new name, the Peabody Opera House.
From reports from http://www.stltoday.com/, , after more than 75 years, the building on Market Street between Fourteenth and Fifteenth Streets is once again a construction site. City leaders put on hard hats to go inside and announce that the Kiel Opera House will, indeed, return BUT with a new name. It'll be known as the Peabody Opera House.The former coal company is among those financially backing the venue.
Did yawl know that rapper Jay Z was seen in the STL at the America's Center in downtown St. Louis Sunday? Yep, he was accepting an award from the Alpha Kappa Alphas during their convention stay here in the Lou? Well, this kinda Yes and kinda NO. Actually JaY Z received a humanitarian award from the AKA’s (who celebrates 100 years in existence ) via satellite wherever he was in the world. But guess who was there? Comic and talk show host Ellen De Generes. Hmm, we wonder if she did a few dance steps with AKA’s during their Stepdown? LOL
Pop rocker/actress Courtney Love was all of her bizarre and trashy self at the Pageant with her makeshift band, Hole Tuesday--for those who stayed to see them, we mean, HER. From reports, the troubled star was about an hour late coming on stage at the Pageant . According to Kevin Johnson of the St. Louis Post,
“Hole started its show about an hour past the time it was scheduled to perform and 90 minutes after the support act left the stage, which made some people in the audience wonder if the show would happen at all.
"I hate being late," the singer said as she took the stage in one of her trademark dingy slip dresses. "That means we can play longer."
Johnson also said she babbled throughout the set and spoke on questionbale topics like what was the crowd’s credit score and that all the people she knew were gay. She even smoked her ciggs in the now no smoking venue.
Last week, Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concerts announced that it would not have fireworks during the closing of each concert this summer. Due to the new location(Soldier’s Memorial) and safety and security reasons, fireworks were cancelled this year after the conclusion of each evening.
Speaking of Celebrate St. Louis, raptor (rapper and actor)Common did his thing there as he performed an energetic 90 minute set before a mixed crowd. (SEE OUT 852 FOR PICS AND RECAP) This wekeend is country artists Kenny Wayne Shepherd (PICTURED LEFT) on July 16 with Local opening band, Jeremiah Johnson & the Sliders, and Clint Black (PICTURED RIGHT)on July 17 with The Johnny Henry Band.
The 19th Annual Missouri Black Expo has just announced its celebrity guests whio will attend this year at the Americas Center Aug. 26 through 29. In the Literay Corner, scheduled to appear are sexy actress Pam Grier(PICTURED), Award winning actor Lou Gossett Jr.(PICTURED), veteran actor/director Melvin Van Peebles, veteran comedian Paul Mooney, actress Janet Hubert and fashion stylist Farnsworth Bentley (PICTURED)
On the music stage at the Expo are old school rappers Doug E Fresh and Whodini. For more info on the schedule go to
National celebs and recording acts coming to the Lou
Rock vets Heart will perform at the Family Arena in September 4.
2003 American Idol winner and Broadway star Fantasia will perform a private concert this Friday along with a meet and greet prior to her concert at a secret location. The event is sponsored by her label, J records and Ozzie’s bar (and don’t even think it will be there. LOL) and promoted by Majic 104.9. there is a contest for those who would like to enter to win two free tickets to both the meet and greet and concert. Go to www.kmjm.com for more info.
NOTE: She did not perform a concert at the "secret location" which was scheduled to be last Frdiat at Ozzie's Bar and Restaurant on 15th and restaurant becasue of her daughter being ill. She did however have her Meet and Greet which was held at the Majic 104.9 Studios where some of her fans won tickets from the station to meet her. The event was also taped for her reality series, "Fantasia For Real." Later on, she spoke with Tony Scott and Tammie Holland during the Tony Scott Show. OUTTOWN will have pics from it and all that she had to say in the next post of ILLI MO BITZ!
OUTTOWN heard that rapper Rick Ross was in town Wednesday, just visiting from our source.
NBA champ Ron Artest was in the STL last Friday for a press conference ateth Soulard House and later on host (and bust a rap on the mic) at at Lure nightclub for its Night of Champions co-promoted by Liquid Assets.
There will be a concert and fundraisre for the Johnnie Johnson film Sept 19 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Titled, “Johnnie's Jam: A Tribute to Johnnie Johnson” the concert will feature Emmy nominated talk show host’s Conan O'Brien former band members who've all toured and recorded with Johnson. The concert is a fundraiser for the final stages of the upcoming music documentary "Johnnie Be Good," by filmmaker and KSDK TV personality Art Holliday.
STL based record label Notifi Records, recently signed R&B singer Johnny Gill to its label. We will see if the magic will appear again for the label that formed in 2008 and signed up R&B singer Ginuwine to its label yielding both a GOLD CD, "A Man's Thoughts" a comeback CD for Ginuwine that hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B charts and a hit single "Last Chance" (that hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B Singles Chart)
STL native comic Joe Torry is getting into the ringtone biz. Fans can go on www.getmusic.com and select 40 ringtones for your laughbone.
Ladies, if you are in Chitown next Tuesday, singer/actor Terrell Carter will have CD signing and concert for his debut CD “Finally” July 20 at the Victor Hotel , 311, N, Sangamon.
The event will have special performances by The Ex and R&B veteran D Train. and hosted by urban stageplay actress Earaina Mixon and Ebony Fashion Fair model/actor Richard Gallion (PICTURED ON RIGHT). For more info call 202.419.9778
Five Star Fridays at Home Nightclub is keeping the national recording stars comin through where last Friday R&B singer/musician Jeremih performed and on July 30, rap star Juelz Santana is dropping through.
STl native Boxer Deandrea Bull Lattimore will fight Slick Willie Lee on The Night of the Elite, July 24 at the Pageant. 7 p.m. Also on the ticket is Chauncy Welliver and Glane Brown.
Sixties girl group the Shirelles (who has one original member these days) will perform at the Argosy Casino in Alton, Ill. July 23.
Universoul Circus will be in Florissant, MO at the Jamestown Mall - Universoul Circus on July 20-24.
The church choir compeition is back. The How Sweet the Sound, "the search for the best church choir in America," is coming to the Scott Trade Center . Oct. 5
Two ILLIMO based female radio personalities, KMJM 104.9’s Tammie Holland (FAR LEFT) of the Tony Scott Show and Tom Joyner Morning Show’s Sybil Wilkes (that can be heard locally on Foxy 95.5FM) are asking fans to vote for them to be a guest host for a day on “Regis and Kelly” while co-host Kelly Ripa goes on vacation Aug.16-20 during the show's "Women of Radio Co-Host for a Day Search" (as opposed to Women of TV? Hmmm. OK, guess Wendy Williams is out. LOL)
The deadline to vote for either lady is FRIDAY July 16.
There's five guest spots available so lets hope both women can make a trip to the Big Apple for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
To choose who you would like to see with Regis follow the link
UPDATE: Tammie and Sybil will find out if they made it as one of the Top 10 finalists on Regis and Kelly show Aug 9.
In other media newz:
"STL TV’s entertainment talk show, “Best of the STL" is about to start airing via MY NETWORK TV in Springfield, Missouri and will be on Direct TV in the Fall.
The 4th Annual Hot List Awards will take place Aug 11 at The Venue and The Evening Whirl is the top nominee for Best Publiation along with Top Model Group(WhirlGirls), Host (Mocha Latte) and Hot Rodd and King Yella for Best Photography. Hosted by comic Erci Rivers. Show starts at 7 :30 p.m.
We are late on this one but the Olive Bistro closed shop earlier this year.
Downtown hotspot Lola, 500 North 14th Street, is expanding and will move into the spot formerly occupied by high-end sneakers shop I Am Sneaky, 1330 Washington Ave., which is now behind the current Lola.
The AKA’s will invade the monthly R&B showcase event Cafe Soul this Friday JULY 16TH with a tribute to the one-year anniversay of Michael jackson’s death and The Soul of Daniel blessing the MIC from Texas. Ther is also a Special discounted admission for the ladies wearing pink & green.
BDAZE CANCERIANS. Radio personality Tony J,. comedians Matt Collins (PICTURED)and Will C Harro Guy, visual artist Kevin Mccoy and I AM Boutique’s Kim Trigg.
IN THE M.I.A. FILE. Where is STL native actor Nathaniel Taylor? He is best known for portraying "Rollo Lawson" in the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son, and as Rerun's brother-in-law "Ike" in the sitcom What's Happening!!.
BLIND BITZ. (RETRO ). This time last year the MLB All Star game wa sheld here in the STL and we had gotten some scoop on one player who came through and was spotted doing some extra innings with the ladies.
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which socialite/promoters are gettin it in this week? Mrs. St. Louis Ola Hawatmeh and radio personality Tammie Holland (TIE) and dee-jay Needles and promoter Reggie D. (TIE)
Ola Hawatmeh (FAR LEFT) Coming off from styling rapper Huey in his video shoot for "Smile and Wave" on Cass in the STL, this lovely fashionista is gearing up for another fundraiser event for her charity Makeover for a Cause that will take place Thursday, today, at Prime Bar in West County Mall. (SEE EVENTZ BELOW)
Tammie Holland. This lovely sista always gets it in weekdays with Tony Scott on the latter's eponymous afternoon show on Majic 104.9 where she is vying to be one of the Women in Radio chosen to guest co-host with talk show vet Regis Philbin for a day on "Regis and Kelly" while co-host Kelly Ripa goes on vacation in August. This week was the final push for those who wanted to vote for Holland (deadline is tomorrow, Friday). She also was featured in the Sunday edition of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, in the entertainment section front section.
Needles(FAR LEFT) . Coming off two special dee-jay gigs at Lola's and opening for Common at Summer Concert Series, this sought after DJ can be heard spinnin underground hip-hop Wednesdays at 11 p.m. on KDHX on "Rawthentic" and this weekend he will put the first part of his Summer Series at Joe Bucks' on hold to spin at the reintroduction of the monthly Urban with "The Get Up and Get Down" (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) then on Saturday, return the spins at Joe Bucks.
Reggie D Smith (FAR RIGHT). This brother is one of the newbie promoters in the STL who are gets it in with the sexy and single network parties. Along with Roc Out, they are putting on two events this Saturday. The first is SPLASH AT NIGHT @ THE HEIGHTS" POOL PARTY @ RICHMOND HEIGHTS REC CENTER (SEE EVENTZ BELOW) and the CANCER ZODIAC BLAST at The Jazz Spot (SEE EVENTZ BELOW). Smith also got his charity on thsi week as well when he, along with ROC OUT, NEXEL LEVEL, THE UMBRELLA GROUP, collected school supplies for under privileged children at St. Louis Finest Bar and Grill during the venue's Got Game Wedensdays.
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ????????????????????????????
Why did Lebron James have an hour special on broadcast TV to announce where next he was playing? And why wasn’t it a surprise when he did mention it? Why did Jessie Jackson saythat Lebron works for a slaveowner?And why is Lebron James claimed father suing him and his mother for defamation? Why did The Dream think no cameras were going to snap him fondling it up with his mistress at that beach? Why does Whoopi Goldberg trying to not see that Mel Gibson’s comments to his wife were sexist and racist? Why did it take so long for Lindsey Lohan to go to jail? And why did she think her tears and star status were gonna keep her out of the slammer? Why did the Grammys wait til now to change the criteria for the Best New Artist category after last year’s shoo-in Lady Gaga was shunned out for the award last year? Why isn’t Sade’s new CD not selling well on the charts? Why is Tyler Perry trying to sue creator of The Boondocks for their recent parody of him? Why was Common trying to sing at his concert at Summer Concert Series? And why wasn’t Ed Oneil the only one from “Modern Family” not nominated for an Emmy?
EVENTZ this week
Kom 2 The Cigar Inn n Belleville 2nite! doorz open @7, sho @8, hostd by Kaitroy Hubbard, wit Kym D, Terrence, KO & Archie T!!**
St. Louis Mag's A-List Party Thursday, July 15, 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Maryland Plaza in the Central West End
Thursday, July 15
PLUS WE GIVING AWAY $400 TOO THE 2 HOTTEST ARTIST
Tony J B day and Tipsy, Tardy and the flyest @Party
Thursday, July 15,
2 parties 1 NightTipsy, Tardy and the Flyest at the partyKim and Jasmine Birthday Celebration andTony J I'm in Traffic birthday Jam
Hey gang, the name says it all. If you aint tryin to Get Up then stay out. We invite you to enjoy good vibes caused by the groovinest rhythms and sounds you'll experience on a Thursday night! Nappy DJ Needles drops soul sonic bombs while Jingo enhances through live percussion! Come out to The Get Up and GET DOWN! FREE.
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, July 16, 2010 as we visit the ever popular Cathy's Cozy Up, located at 8428 Olive Blvd in University City...east of Highway 170 and across from Imo's. 5 p.m. FREE.
The Committee presnets Just For Kicks , a swag and sneaker party at Exo Nightclub Fri. July 16. 9p-2:20am,ladies free b4 11pm Hosted by Mocha Latte.
FASHION Statement Hosted by Supermodel AMBER ROSE
at HOME NIGHTCLUB, Friday, July 16, 2010 at 9:00p
THE LADIES OF Alpha Kappa Kappa are hosting its convention in the STL THRU July 19. For more info go to http://www.aka1908.com/news/2010boule/
Angela Winbush’s July 16 concert at the Ambassador will be filmed by Tv One for its documentary series UNSUNG where Winbush will be featured in the next season’s series. The show is part of Foxy 95.5's Concert Series.
ROC OUT AND REGGIE D- ENT CANCER ZODIAC BLAST !!
Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 9:00pm
THE JAZZ SPOT (FORMERLY WS HOTEL)
400 WASHINGTON AVE
WE DID THE ARIES PARTY, THE BUILDING WAS LEANING, THE TAURUS PARTY, SAME RESULTS, THE GEMINI PARTY, IT WENT DOWN, NOW ITS TIME TO PARTY WITH THE CANCERS!!!!! CANCERS FREE ALL NIGHT!!!!! FREE CIROC AT 1AM !!!!!!SEXY LEGG CONTEST W/CASH PRIZE!!!!!!DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!!!!!ANYONE WHO ATTENDS THE POOL PARTY GETS 1/2 OFF ADMISSION!!! VIP BOOTHS AVAILABLE!!! TABLES AVAILABLE FOR RSVP!!!FOR BOTTLE SERVICE PLEASE CALL HEN AT 314 337 8222IF U HAVE ANY DOUBT GO ON MY PAGE HENNESSY WALKER AND CHECK OUT OUR PICS AND SEE HOW WE PARTY GROWN AND SEXY STYLE!!!ROC OUT AND REGGIE D-ENT WELCOME VASHON ALUMNI!!!
ROC OUT N REGGIE-D'S "SPLASH AT NIGHT @ THE HEIGHTS"
Saturday, July 17'
8:00pm - 11:00pm
RICHMOND HEIGHTS REC CENTER
8001 DALE AVE (OFF 40 N HANLEY)
Richmond Heights, MO
OK...YALL ASKED FOR IT...ROC OUT N REGGIE-D'S "SPLASH AT NIGHT @ THE HEIGHTS" POOL PARTY @ RICHMOND HEIGHTS REC CENTER JULY 17TH FROM 8P-11P...GROWN N SEXY... BIKINI'S N HEELS...SUPER SOAKERS AND DUNKIN THAT ASS...LADIES DONT TRIP OFF YO WEAVE..WE GOT U AT THE BEAUTY SHOP THE NEXT DAY...SIKE!! SEXY MODELS..MEN AND WOMEN..AND CONTEST FOR BOTH!!!
The 10th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase (SLFS), July 17-22,
For tickets go to http://www.cinemastlouis.org/
The Committee presnets Just For Kicks , a swag and sneaker party at Exo Nightclub Fri. July 16. 9p-2:20am,ladies free b4 11pm Hosted by Mocha Latte.
Mocha is on the mic at the Label on 758 S. 4th ST in downtown St Louis at Open Bar Saturdays
For more info on these items, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or email@example.com
Two New "Mynista" Songs Uploaded & Official "Devoted" Music Video!
This is just an invitation to an ONLINE listening & viewing session, this is NOT a physical event. Come thru the sites and be blessed!
St Louis Symphony In Unison Chorus Scholarship Winners Concert
Sunday, July 18, 2010
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Centennial Christian Church
The Concert will be on Sunday July 18, 2010 @5:00pm