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MR COUTURE BITZ
2012 Mr Couture Ryan Mitchell has just landed the gig as the STL celebrity endorser of designer Thomasina Clarke's Baggins Line! For more info on the line go to www.baggns.com
YOURS TRULY is the new spokesperson for Awear and Mark Anthony's Collections located at St. Louis Mills Mall. Pictured, I am wearing on my pinky finger a stainless steel, carefree band with gold plated rim. It retails for $100. For special discounts, inbox Mark Anthony on Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CAMPBE
HEY OUTTOWNERS, as the year is quickly coming to an end, it’s about that time for the OUTTOWN’s Year End Tallies—and we want you to be involved. So, what was the Top Illinois/Missouri based Arts and Entertainment Story of 2011? What about the STL story of 2011? How about the Top STL Mover and Shakers Male and Female of 2011? You can make your voices heard starting Nov 1 sending your choices for the four categories by making a comment in the OUTTOWN Blogspot comment box below
THE BIG A&E STORY THIS WEEK IS:
According to reports, in a phone interview Tuesday, Costas said he was set to interview Joseph Amendola, Sandusky's lawyer, when Amendola, about 20 minutes before their scheduled talk, asked Costas if he'd like to talk by phone to Sandusky. Costas says there were "no restrictions" and he told Amendola, "You realize this questioning will be pointed. And he said, fine." Costas says the attorney also told him that with his client having already "been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion," he wanted to present
Costas said of the last-minute switch: "Much of what I'd prepared for Amendola could be redirected. But a lot was off the cuff. … I was determined to not get bogged down in the particulars. I thought: What are the questions the viewers might want answered?"
Appropriately, Costas says he has "no concern" about whether the interview might be used in a future trial of the
Costas largely is keeping his own opinions to himself. "A lot of people would conclude that
This interview was very bizarre in that
Springfield, Mo bred actor Brad Pitt who shocked fans on Australian TV when he said that he would retire from movies in three years when he turns 50, has clarified his comments saying that he hasn’t put ‘an exact deadline’ on retirement.
Earlier, in an interview on the Australian version of “60 Minutes,” Pitt said his days in front of the camera are counted, adding that he hoped to switch his focus to producing movies.
While promoting his latest film ‘Moneyball,’ Pitt said his retirement plans were not as definite as they were perceived to be, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I wasn’t putting an exact deadline on my expiration date, but I just see it coming and I do have an interest in the producing side,” The New York Post quoted him as saying.
He said his movie-star clout could allow him, as a producer, to tell “complex stories that might have difficulty getting made in the current system”.
Talk show host and film actress Winfrey, who was nominated for a supporting-actress Academy Award in 1985's "The Color Purple," was given a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by a young woman who was sent through high school on a financial grant she earned from Winfrey's foundation.
Winfrey teared up when accepting her honorary Oscar and described the moment as "unimaginable" given her humble roots growing up in
"All of us can make a difference through the life we lead," Winfrey said. "We're all here to help each other."
She talked of her career as a TV chat show host and her movie work, and said it was "The Color Purple" that paved the way to stardom which, ultimately, led to philanthropy.
That movie "door opened to me through the magic and majesty of film," she said.
In unrelated O newz, she has placed an eight-room, 4,607-square-foot co-op unit in Streeterville up for rent for $15,000 a month.
Winfrey, who ended her long-running Chicago-based talk show earlier this year, spends much of her time in
Now, Winfrey has placed the co-op unit up for rent for the first time. The sixth-floor co-op is one of 13 apartments in a Beaux Arts-style building that was built in 1913 and designed by architect Benjamin Marshall. Features in the unit include three full baths, two half baths, 10-foot ceilings, two fireplaces, an inner foyer, a library, a solarium, a formal dining room, a butler's pantry, a wine room, a custom kitchen, a 1,241-square-foot master bedroom with his and her bathrooms and an en-suite guest bedroom.
Winfrey briefly listed the unit for sale for $6 million from June 2008 until January 2009.
"It's going to be G.O.O.D. Music-esque, which is great music," the "N---as in
It's a safe bet that 'Ye will remain chief producer, but that doesn't mean he won't enlist others as he did on his 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and his tag-team album with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne. "We actually already started a couple of ideas for that, just bouncing around stuff," Hit-Boy confirmed. "I just sent 'Ye like 12 beats the other day. He hit me like, 'I need joints.' So we're just going in."
St Louis raised comedic actress Niecy Nash has been cast to join Jefferson, Mo native/St Louis raised Cedric The Entertainer on his upcoming TV land sitcom in the 'Hot in Cleveland' spin-off pilot. From 'Hot in
In related Nash newz, she just landed her own reality series.
Since Niecy Nash Wedding Bash drew in 5 million viewers, TLC wants to experiment and shoot eight episodes of Niecy's blended family life. Niecy says her family life is a lot like the Brady Bunch:
“There’s a lot of love in our house, but also a lot of mayhem and foolishness – all the kids are acting crazy,: she says. “ I’m busier than ever, and Jay’s never raised girls before. We hope our fans welcome us into their homes… we need the room!It is slated to air on TLC in January 2012
A woman is claiming that Chicago native NBA star Derrick Rose committed two crimes in one while hooking up with her close friend. According to MediaTakeout, she is the friend of an alleged Twitter prostitute and says Rose skipped the bill after receiving services from a lady of the night.“My friend charged Derrick Rose to [expletive],” A woman calling herself BEE tweeted. “When they were done, he looked at her, laughed and said… ‘Nah, I ain’t payin.’”
Wow, if this is true, this could damage Rose’s squeaky clean image but then again, it was just a matter of time—can someone say
An interesting tidbit: When EW &F bassist Verdine White was on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this week he said that the band was the only group to not perform on the actual Soul Train show in its heyday to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.White said that iys head man, his blood brother, Maurice White, band head, felt fans would not take them seriously if they lip synched their hits with their being famous for its live shows.
Rock legend Axl Rose and his Guns 'N Roses performed at Allstate Arena in
Her partners in the campaign, Fairwave Media, have helped the singer create a custom application and a mobile app that allows fans to listen to a featured track, comment about it, and share it with four of their friends.
Until November 27, more than 127,000 global Facebook fans will have an opportunity to dialog around each of Hathaway’s tracks and receive a signed CD almost every 72 hours. To learn more about the “Where It All Begins” Giveaway, go to http://facebook.com/LalahHathaway or by visiting www.lalahhathaway.com on your mobile device.
ILLI MO REALITY
THE BIG STL STORY THIS WEEK IS:
The hoopla continues as St Louis radio personality J.C. Cochran made newz for blasting on his namesake radio show on KTRS Wednesday that he had sources that told told him that the Cardinals free agent slugger Albert Pujols will be re-signing with the Cards and a press conference would take place on Friday. Well, after his announcement, the social media erupted with postings of his comments even causing the national networks and Sports Illustrated to either denounce the rumors or post up what Cochran stated. It even caused the head guys at the Cards organization to deny the comments on their website. Cochran said that he was standing by his sources.
Cochran stated on his show Thursday that his Twitter account has had over 1,000 followers since the announcement and felt that because of his comments the Cards organization would forego the press conference-- until after Pujols returns from his vacation in
The controversial personality also stated that he was the first to announce on air in October that former Cards manager Tony LaRussa was going to retire , a month prior to the organization going into the playoffs and the World Series—but it fell on deaf ears until it actually happened and everyone was shocked except his listeners of his radio show.
Well, we will see (we thought he was going to sign with the newly named Miami Marlins) but we do agree with Cochran that the Cards organization probably would move the press conference just to prove Cochran wrong because he is very hate din the STL community or his Howard Sternesque comments in the past that has gotten him either fired or suspended at various radio shows in the 20 plus year career.
And speaking of Pujols, he began a series of visits to potential bidders for his services last weekend when he met with officials from the newly christened Miami Marlins. Pujols reportedly traveled to
Pujols is expected to generate significant interest from as many as six teams and was greeted with inquiries from at least three clubs after the Cardinals’ lost exclusive negotiating rights with him before the beginning of the 2011 season.
The Cardinals have reportedly have not said they are prepared to dramatically improve last January’s bid of nine years for an average $22 million to $22.75 million.
The Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and perhaps the Los Angeles Angels are expected to engage Pujols’ agent, Dan Lozano.
Though New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said last week that his club did not intend to participate in bidding for Pujols, most expect Pujols to command more than $25 million per year, a threshold that so far has left the Cardinals squeamish.
As I stated, we will see.
The Cardinals organization had a press conference Monday at Busch Stadium to announce its new manager Mike Matheny who will replace Tony LaRussa who retired from baseball and after 16 yeards managing the Cards two days after the Cards won the World Series last month.
As far as his resume, Matheny has been a consultant for the ball club over the last few years, and does not have any MLB managing experience. He played for the Cardinals from 2000 to 2004, winning the Gold Glove award three times, one in 2000, and back to back in 2003 and 2004. Matheny added one more Gold Glove with the San Francisco Giants in 2005 before his playing career came to an end two years later due to post concussion symptoms.
Matheny was one of a handful of candidates to interview for the job last week. Former manager Terry Francona, Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo, and former Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg were among the others interviewed.
Radio talkers are saying that the job should have went to Oquendo but feel he was overlooked due to his heavy Puerto Rican accent and “not looking the part “of a manager (read between the lines)…Matheny has been quoted as saying that he is ready for the challenge and that he is coming to an organization after the high of winning the World Series.
On the heels of Mike Matheny getting his new gig as manager of the Cards, The Chicago Cubs organization has hired Dale Sveum as their new manager, hoping the Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach can help turn around the long-suffering franchise.The Cubs said Sveum would be introduced at a news conference Friday at Wrigley Field.
According to reports, Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel was arrested Wednesday night in
The Official 2011 World Series Film, documenting the epic run by the St. Louis Cardinals to their 11th World Series championship, hits stores on Tuesday, November 22. The film was created by Major League Baseball Productions and features behind-the-scenes access, never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with all the key participants. This film is part of a tradition that dates back to 1943, when the U.S. State Department commissioned Major League Baseball to create a highlight reel of the World Series for troops fighting overseas.
Narrated by St. Louis native and starJon Hamm, the Official 2011 World Series Film can be pre-ordered on Cardinals.com (DVD and Blu-ray), along with the 8-disc Collector’s Edition, which includes all seven complete World Series games.
To celebrate the launch, Major League Baseball, the Cardinals and Budweiser are hosting a red-carpet premiere of the film on Tuesday, November 22 at the Peabody Opera House in
ADD: St Louis Judge Jimmie Edwards and the Innovative Concept Academy will be featured on CBS' "The Early Show" this Friday.
Actor Barry Williams, who played the heartthrob Greg Brady on the 1970s sitcom , The Brady Bunch and debuted his live production, The Brady Brunch, a one-man show with a live band at the Yakov Smirnoff Theatre in Branson this past August will extend his show until December and signed up to return to Yakov's Branson Theatre in 2012.
Rap diva Lil Kim and rapper Lil Rocko will perform at Posh November 25. It is presented by Liquid Assets and Loose cannon.
Rap star Nelly will have a Celebrity Thanksggiving party
Former Rams Head Coach Dick Vermeil will be at the Cellars Wine Store today, Nov 17 where the public will be tasting his line of wines, including his XXXIV Red Blend, the year TheRam s won the Superbowl). The event is free
Desperate Housewives star James Denton and the other cast and crew from the film KARAOKE MAN will be celebrating after their St Louis International Film Festival Screening at Blueberry Hill’s Elvis Room on Saturday, November 19th. Also in attendance will be producer Scott LeGranda graduate of Parkway South H.S. and Stephens College, Brian Dietzen (of the show, NCIS),and singer song writer Caitlin Crosby. Their screening at the Landmark Tivoli theatre (SEE EVENTZ BELOW for more info)
The award-winning musical Mamma Mia will be staged at The Fox in
The after party for comedian Katt Williams' Nov. 25 concert at Chaifetz Arena is at Club Amnesia.There is discount admission for those with ticket stubs.
ADD: Rapper STYLES P will be performing at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Chicago Nov 18.
Rapper Maino will make an appearance during Liquid Assets Ladies Night event November 19 at Club Amnesia.
St Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford on the cover of the newest issue of Alive Magazine
Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis will perform at Jazz at The Bistro Nov 30 thru Dec 3.
STL singer/producer Bradd Young is featured in a new video for a song entitled, “Womanly.” You can peep it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23D9BY4psiM&feature=youtu.be
Creative Vibe Production & Ola Style PRESENTS She is Queen Charity Fashion Show : DEC14 at COPIA URBAN WINERY. Featured will be the amazing designs of Ola Style by Nationally known Fashion Designer Ola. She will be featuring her newest collections to raise money for her non profit charity that helps battered women with low self esteem by giving them make overs and free consultation.
This is a FORMAL Event
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The second night Dec 15 will be held at Queen Of
Please call 636-222-4029 for more details.
The featured performer will be singer Denise Thimes.
Miss Fannie's Ball 2011, an annual female impersonation showcase,will take place Dec. 2 at the Ambassador.
Hot 104.1 FM and the Loft teamed up recently to present some of the future stars of urban music with their ‘Who’s Next’ series. They debuted with singer Elle Varner.
SAXY JAZZ music show featuring
At SHRIMP SHACK GRILL on
Comedian Reggie Reg and his friends will perform at the Greater Grace Church,on
Socialite Sonia Brown and Barber/bodybuilder STEVEN LACY will celebrate their BIG 40 at a social at Binons Dec 2
Tiffany Glasco Fields’ Food tasting event at the Midtown Alley District on Locust in downtown
BLIND DISHZ. Which STL music artist was looking haggardly with many discolorations on their face when they had gone into a local gym recently?
HINT. The artist is nationally known.
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which STL mover and shakers got it in this week? Singer Amber Bullock and radio personality Selena J (TIE) and The Men of Hella Fly Promotions (King Kerry and Dano Johnson) and Phil Assets (TIE)
Amber Bullock(FAR LEFT) This lovely gospel singer is riding high since her win of Sunday Best on the BET music competition. She is currently on tour with gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and this Thursday, she returns home to perform at The Fox opening for Kirk Franklin’s Fearless Tour stop. She also does back up for
’s set. Franklin
Selena J (LEFT). Coming off from hosting J Marie’s Fashion Show and Web launch a Lavish, this beautiful radio personality that can be heard on KMJM FM and seen as a regular on The Best of the STl on STL Tv will be honored along with other STL based women in media during the STL Chapter of the 100 Black Women’s event at Friday at Hotel Lumiere (SEE BITZ ABOVE)
King Kerry and Dano Johnson(RIGHT) These swagged out gents continue their promotions grind with $2 Tuesdays at BSV Lounge with MPAC and mainstays $5 Fridays at Broadway and Sexy as You Wanna Be Sundays with co-promoter Rockhouse Entertainment and onboard group Star Power.
Phil Assets (FAR RIGHT). This handsome brotha also continues his promo hustle at Club Amnesia with Get at me Tuesdays, Look at me Thursday, a special 80s baby party this Friday and a special Ladies Night with rapper Maino this Saturday.
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ??????????????????
Why did Jerry Sandusky’s attorney give permission for him to speak almost incriminating himself during Bob Costas’ recent interview?Why was that shooter able to shoot at the White House? Why did Gayle king quit the Own network to join CBS News? Why did Operation St Louis try to block
MO ILLI MO EVENTZ
St Louis International Film Festival runs thru Nov 20. For more info go to http://www.cinemastlouis.org/
Singer Chris Isaak will perform at the Family Arena Nov 17
Kirk Franklin’s Fearless Fall Tour Nov 17 at The Fox. Kirk Franklin will perform Nov. 17 at the Fox Theatre.
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, November 18th as they visit Market Pub House, located at 6655 Delmar Boulevard in the University City Loop...5pm start time
STL Rapper Pancho Rucker will make an in store appearance at Vintage Vinyl Nov 18 to celebrate the release of his CD, "Kurt Cobain Music"
Pop rocker Kenny Loggins will perform at Lumiere Theatre in
BLACK GIRLS ROCK Nov 18 at Twisted Olive featuring Tasha Ryan,Katrina Reese, Tiffany Elle (FAR LEFT)and Tish Haynes-Keys.Start time 8:30p
Little Black Dress PARTY!!, Nov 18 at Club 15
doors open at 10:00pm
we party till 3:00am
2 for 1 drinks till 11
$5, $10, and $15
1900 locust street
Dallas Childrens Theater presents Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale at COCA ,
The CelticFestival at Touhill at UMSL Nov 19. For more info go to www.touhill.org
Comedian/actor Bill Bellamy will be at Lumiere Theatre Nov 19 for two shows 7p and He also will be at Lola afterward
La dale Celebrating 30 Years of Music featuring singer
BB Jazz and Soups
700 S Broadway
Rap legend DMX will perform at Club Amnesia
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23
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Dirty Muggs performs at Sevens inside the Casino Queen Nov 23
CLOSE TO FAMOUS ENTERPRISE presents GRACE V | The Prelude To Thanksgiving Sponsored By: Chambord Vodka & Freaky Muscato Nov 23 @ The City Ultra Lounge (1917
until we reach capacity.
Alive Magazine presents
' Most Wanted Thanksgiving Eve Party at Molly’s in Soulard, presented by The Laurel. Meet and mingle with the Top 20 most successful, stylish and sophisticated singles, and witness the crowning of the Top 4 winners! Party runs Nov 23 from -close. Admission includes two sponsored drinks. Arrive before to receive complimentary appetizers. St. Louis
Molly's in Soulard
816 Geyer Ave.
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