Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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This week we feature journalist Mary Paxton Keeley.

Keeley was born June 2, 1886, in Independence, Mo. She started her college career at Hollins College in Virginia, then after spending a summer at the University of Chicago, she realized her interest in journalism. There was no journalism school at Chicago, so she came to the University of Missouri where a school of journalism was scheduled to open.

In 1910, she was the first female graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.

After graduation, she became the first female news reporter in
Kansas City, where she accepted a position with the Kansas City Post. However, after only 15 months on the job, Keeley had an acute appendicitis and had to leave her position.

After recuperating, she was ready to go back to work and looked to Walter Williams, founder of the university’s journalism school, for advice. He suggested she go back to school and get a degree in home economics as a specialty background for her journalism. She then spent several years working in rural areas of Missouri as a reporter, but after becoming sick again, she decided she would rather teach. In order to teach she needed a graduate degree so she went back to school once again and received her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1928.

From 1929 to 1952, she was a professor of journalism and creative writing at
Christian College (now Columbia College) in Columbia. She was also active in the community and was a founding member of the Columbia Art League and Boone County Historical Society.

December 6, 1986, Mary Paxton Keeley passed away at the age of 100.


President Barack Obama was in Atlanta last Friday to attend fundraisers for his re-election campaign. Atlanta resident director/actor Tyler Perry hosted two fundraisers, one for the public at his movie studio in Southwest Atlanta (PICTURED) where where an enthusiastic crowd attended
Grammy winner and Atlanta native Cee Lo Green performed (that Obama did not attend) at the studio fundraiser.

Reporters were allowed to witness Obama's brief remarks to the crowd at Perry's sprawling 200,000-square-foot studio. Obama on Thursday launched a more aggressive phase of his re-election bid, slamming the Republicans running for his job during a speech in Maryland. In Atlanta, he wasn't quite as direct, but he still made his case for four more years.

"The recovery is accelerating, our economy is getting stronger," Obama said. "We’re moving in the right track. What we can’t do is go back to the same policies that got us into this mess in the first place."

Another fundraiser was a private event where he spoke to those in a more elite group, including Oprah Winfrey, at Mr. Perry’s 30,000-square-foot French provincial mansion along the Chattahoochee River. A third fundraiser had taken place at a businessman's Buckhead home.

Wow, talk about the two most powerful men in America—one in politics, the other in entertainment joining forces. We wouldn’t be surprised both men switched roles in the far future!

In unrelated news, The White House just released his 2008campaign biopic that is narrated by actor Tom Hanks..


FLOTUS Michelle Obama made her first appearance on the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Monday. And during a discussion about the importance of family, the first lady told Letterman about her father.

"My father had multiple sclerosis," she said. "I never knew him to be able to walk, but my dad worked so hard and he loved us so much, and I think from him I learned just absolute, complete unconditional love, the notion that kids really don't need anything but to know that their parents adore them."

She continued: "We had rules, we had boundaries, but there wasn't anything my dad wouldn't do for us, and, uh--don't make me cry. This isn't 'Oprah'! It's supposed to be 'Letterman.' What's up? Where are the laughs?"

"Did somebody tell you this was 'Oprah'?" Letterman joked. "Is that why you're here? Oh my, someone misled the first lady."

FLOTUS remained winkingly positive, saying, “[Barack] is always upbeat — particularly about Congress.” She also revealed that she occasionally “sneaks out” of the White House for covert trips to Target and PetCo. Of her “son,” Bo The Dog, she said he is “the smartest dog in the world… I’m thinking about getting him an agent.” She also discussed how her daughters, 13-year-old Malia and 10-year-old Sasha, are doing.

She was on the show to promote her Joining Forces initiative.

Can’t you see her with her own talk show? Hmm.

In unrelated FLOTUS newz, she attended a fundraiser for her husband’s campaign hosted by actor Robert DeNiro and his wife Monday at a reception in NYC. The fundraiser charged $25,000 to mingle with the first lady.

Controversy ensued when De Niro told a crowd of about 90 people that it was "too soon" for a white first lady.

"Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?" De Niro asked, according to a pool report from the fundraiser.

The report said the crowd roared and someone yelled "No!" as De Niro asked, "Too soon, right?"

Republican candidate Newt Gingrich quickly went to the press demanding President Obama to apologize for DeNiro’s comments because it “divides the country through a racial divide.”

Gingrich said the president should be held accountable “when someone at his event says something as utterly and totally unacceptable. And I call on the president to apologize for him.”

The office of First Lady Michelle Obama issued a statement calling the statement “inappropriate,” but the Obama campaign is finding cover in an unlikely ally, staunch conservative Ann Coulter.

Coulter tweeted: ”Can we please stop the fake ‘offended’ routine? Pls explain what was allegedly offensive about DeNiro’s joke.”

Obama didn’t apologize, but his campaign didn’t stand by the actor’s sense of humor, either.

“We believe the joke was inappropriate,” said Mrs. Obama’s campaign press secretary, Olivia Alair. She declined further comment.

We don’t see what harm was done. Although the joke was bit off-color, pun intended, we are sure DeNiro wasn’t trying to be racist (Besides, he's married to a black woman so go figure!). We are just glad that President Obama didn’t fall into the GOP trap of apologizing.

St Louis native actor Jon Hamm called out reality shows and its main celeb, Kim Kardashian. NBC “Today” show host Matt Lauer asked the actor to clarify the earlier comments he made to Elle UK about Kardashian being a famous-for-being-famous “idiot,” which the reality starlet called “careless.”

“I don’t think it was careless. I think it was accurate,” he told Lauer. “It’s part of the culture that I certainly don’t identify with,” he said of the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star and her mentor Paris Hilton. “I don’t really understand the appeal of it other than in a sort of car crash sensibility, and it’s not something that I partake in or enjoy, but it is what it is and here we are.”

The hoopla began when Hamm was quoted in the British women’s mag saying, “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated.”

He added, “Being a f-----g idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”

Kardashian, tweeted “Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs and creates, ‘stupid,’ is, in my opinion, careless.”

Hamm back-pedaled a little later that day when E! News asked him about the comment.

“It’s surprising to me that it has become remotely a story,” he told the celebrity channel. “I don’t know Ms. Kardashian; I know her public persona. What I said was meant to be more on (the) pervasiveness of something in our culture, not personal, but she took offense to it, and that is her right.”

We think reality shows and the stars they are making is the same as when disco created one-hit disco stars and the backlash that ensued when the music became saturated and took reign as the most commercial entertainment. Kudos to Hamm for making a statement about the idiocracy that reality shows have caused.

Former Illinois governor and reality show star Rod Blagojevich settled into prison last Thursday. Now, he is Inmate No. 40892-424. With helicopters and TV news crews broadcasting his every move, Blago stepped out of a black SUV, to the Collagado mountains on the horizon, and just before noon walked into the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in suburban Denver.

Inside, there was a protocol: full-body strip search, hand over all personal belongings. That means the man with a taste for fine Oxxford-label suits traded in his clothing, save for his wedding ring, for khaki prison garb and boots.

Jurors convicted Blagojevich on 18 counts, including charges that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat.

Although he was sentenced in December, he was given more than three months to say goodbye to his wife, Patti, and their two daughters.

His youngest daughter – 8-year-old Anne – continually called on his cellphone, upset at his departure, he said. Blagojevich could be seen leaning against the vehicle, talking on the phone in the parking lot.

Blagojevich is the second ex-Illinois governor in a row sent to prison for corruption.


Media mogul Oprah Winfrey fired OWN talk show host Rosie O’Donnell and cancelled her talk show “Rosie” due to low ratings. Debuted in October, the shows last taped show will air March 30 at Harpo Studios in Chicago. According to a source, Rosie’s demeanor didn’t help.

She was a bully on the set, felt the writers couldn’t write, the producers couldn’t produce, the stage manager couldn’t manage and the director couldn’t direct. Staff members say it was the worst experience they’ve ever had.

Both parties put out nice statements about each other, but there is supposedly tension between the two. Rosie never wanted to be in Chicago and wanted the show taped in New York.

O’Donnell was just one of 30 people who got the pink slip laying off one-fifth of its workers and restructuring its operations in New York and Los Angeles.

The decision to let 30 employees go is a "tough" one, but the economics of a start-up cable network didn't fit with OWN's cost structure, Winfrey said in a statement.

"As CEO, I have a responsibility to chart the course for long-term success for the network. To wholly achieve that long-term success, this was a necessary next step," Winfrey said.

The responsibilities of the laid-off workers will be distributed among people with the network and its venture partners, Discovery Communications and Winfrey's Harpo Studios, according to OWN.

Guess Gayle got out just in time!


Last Friday, St. Louis native comedian and activist Dick Gregory and actor George Clooney was arrested while protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, DC. Others arrested included Clooney's father, journalist Nick Clooney and Martin Luther King III. They were protesting Omar al-Bashir's sponsored mass murder and rape of indigenous African people of Sudan. On Thursday, to met with the President Obama over conditions in Sudan.


Chicago native comedian/talk show host Sherri Shepherd denied a report last week that she was secretly practicing with anyone on the show before landing the part. Shepherd, a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” kicked off last Thursday’s telecast with the denial, following a report on RadarOnline, which said she had been dancing with series regular Maksim Chmerkovskiy since December.

ABC didn’t reveal the casting until Feb. 28.

Shepherd began her statement by noting that she’s not partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but rather his brother Val.

“We have never, I say never, we’ve never danced together,” Shepherd said, admitting she was nervous.

“I’ve never danced with Maks. I’ve never danced with Val,” she added.

But Shepherd said she loves dancing so much that she had taken classes at Maksim’s studio.

“This started long before I started negotiations with ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” she said.

RadarOnline, quoting an unnamed source, said Shepherd had been spotted at the SoHo Studio and that Maksim was there at the same time.

She reportedly was seen going in wearing workout gear and dance shoes."

“I saw them dancing together,” the source told RadarOnline.

Under the guidelines of the show, celebrity participants learn which professional they’re paired with on the day ABC makes its official casting announcement. Then the training begins.

Shepherd said she loved to dance, noting a video from her wedding that went viral and that she had met the “Dancing” pros socially through her work.

We think there was a spin in the truth. Its too much of a coincidence that her dancing partner is the same person that she met while doing dance lessons for her wedding. We are just saying.


Oak Park, Ill. Native actress Betty White has a suggestion for longtime friend Carl Reiner as he marks his 90th birthday: "Milk it." Reiner, who plays White's boyfriend Max on the TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland, " turned 90 Tuesday. White's 90th birthday was in January.


Chicago native singer/producer R. Kelly is delivering more chapters of "Trapped in the Closet." The outrageous musical series started off as five videos for the R&B singer's dramatic cliffhanger songs in 2007. It quickly became a cult classic, and he added more chapters, put the accompanying videos on a DVD and also teamed up with IFC to premiere the series. It grew to 22 chapters.

For the next chapters, Kelly is teaming up with IFC again. He said in a statement Wednesday: "The Alien is back and It has brought friends along."

"When I first began experiencing the unknown journey of writing `Trapped in the Closet,' I knew after the first chapter that I had tapped into something that was not of this earth," he said.

Filming for the new chapters will begin in Chicago in the spring and be out by the fall.


St Louis raised comedian/actress Niecy Nash is getting a reality show based around her family life. The show, Leave It To Niecy, debuts Sunday on the TLC network.


Newly signed Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall had his first press conference this week since being traded by Miami Dolphins at Halas Hall, the building complex in Lake Forest, Illinois, that serves as the Chicago Bears' headquarters. There, Marshall thanked respective people, including Bears coach Lovie Smith, and his former team coach Tony Sparano of the Dolphins, former Dolphins teammates, his agent, his attorney, his wife and Marsha Linehan on his new signing and spoke on the allegations regarding him hitting a women in the face during a melee Sunday at a Manhattan nightclub two days before being signed with the Bears.

Marshall, who was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder last summer, said he could not say much about the alleged incident and that his attorney is taking care of matters and understood people’s concern given his checkered past and recent diagnosis.

Police said the woman was not taken to the hospital and Marshall has not been charged. The New York Post stated that Marshall, his wife and some friends were at Marquee when a brawl ensued, and Marshall punched the woman below her left eye, although he may have been attempting to hit the woman's friends.

This sounds like an accident and not intentional, but we are sure the woman will try and get a criminal charge on Marshall.


Former St Louis Cardinals manager Tony Larussa just landed a book deal chronicling his prolific career that spans more than 30 years. The book, “One Last Strike: 50 Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season,” (is scheduled for release this fall. It will be co-written by long-time St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sports reporter Rick Hummel. LaRussa’s career includes three World Championships, two with Cardinals.


Chicago native talk show host Sherri Shepherd delivered a stellar Foxtrot last week with partner Val Chmerkovskiy on the premier of Dancing With The Stars . While Sherri was not the top performer (Jaleel White and Katherine Jenkins tied with 26 points), she tallied a decent score at 23. Also scoring 23 were Washington, Mo native actor Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya for their foxtrot in a romantic springtime routine.


The loss of Mizzou and SLU in the NCAA Tourney last Friday to advance in the Sweet 16 and came up short. The #2 Missouri Tigers lost to the #15 Norfolk State Spartan in a shocking 86-84 final score at Sprint Center in Kansas City for an historic upset.

Norfolk State, champion of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, became only the fifth No. 15 seed to knock off a No. 2 in tournament history and the first since Hampton topped Iowa State 11 years ago.

On the same day, the #9 SLU Billikens lost to #8 Michigan State Spartans 65-61 at Nationwhide Arena in Columbus, Ohio in the Western regional. It was Saint Louis’ first tournament appearance since 2000, but it ended one win shy of the school getting to the round of 16 for the first time.

In related newz, the Sweet 16 Midwest regional will take place this weekend at Edward Jones Dome. Below is a schedule of events:


At the Edward Jones Dome


Open practices (free)

Ohio • Noon-12:50 p.m.

N.C. State1-1:50 p.m.

North Carolina2:10-3 p.m.

Kansas3:10-4 p.m.


1. North Carolina (31-5) vs. 13. Ohio (29-7), 6:47 p.m., TBS

2. Kansas (29-6) vs. 11. N.C. State (24-12), 9:17 p.m., TBS


Title game: time, TBA; TV: KMOV (4)


The NFL came down — and came down hard — in the "Bountygate" scandal. Included in the stiff penalties handed down Wednesday by league commissioner Roger Goodell is an indefinite suspension for new Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

The suspension begins immediately and will include the entire 2012 season. After the season, Williams' status will be reviewed by Goodell.

According to the league, Goodell will pay close attention to the extent to which Williams cooperates with the NFL in any further proceedings. In addition, New Orleans head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for a year without pay. effective April 1.

New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis is suspended for the first eight games of the regular season. And Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt — a former interim head coach for the Rams in 2005 — is suspended for the first six games of the season.

As a team, the Saints were fined $500,000 and will forfeit their second-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013.

Williams oversaw the Saints' bounty program when he was the team's defensive coordinator from 2009-11. Under the program, players were offered cash bonuses for making big plays and also for making hits on opposing players that resulted in injuries.

Williams originally denied being over the bounty system.

Meanwhile, newly fired Rams coach Jeff Fisher held a press conference at Rams Park and stated that the St. Louis Rams will not name a defensive coordinator in 2012 following the Bountygate related suspension of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, as reported by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

I'm not going to name a defensive coordinator. Most likely it will be a collective effort. But we have a lot of things we have to sort out as you can imagine.

In addition to his statement above, Fisher also expressed confidence in his remaining defensive staff members and their collective ability to install and oversee the defense in Williams' absence.

He also stated that he had no recollection of Williams’ involvement in the bounty system.

This was inevitable that this was about to happen but our questions are, “Who snitched?” (Musta been someone in the mix with Williams who was the mole) and “How could Fisher not know what was going on and worked with Williams in the past?” (We think the NFL made him say that so his job was protected). But one thing we are certain, those players who were hurt by the Saints under Williams’ reign is about to flood the courts with liability suits against the NFL for sure.


St Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter returned to St. Louis on Tuesday to be examined by nerve specialists after experiencing renewed symptoms associated with a bulging cervical disc.

Carpenter, who threw live batting practice Sunday, experienced what the club has described as "weakness" in his neck, shoulder and upper arm Monday.

As recently as last weekend, the Cardinals hoped Carpenter would be available to make their opening-day start April 4 against the Miami Marlins. That responsibility now falls to Kyle Lohse.

With Chris Carpenter sidelined indefinitely, the Cardinals have tapped Kyle Lohse as their new Opening Day starter. He'll face the Marlins on April 4 in Miami, where the Redbirds will help christen new Marlins Park. Adam Wainwright, manager Mike Matheny announced on Wednesday, will start one game on the team's opening road trip to then be lined up to pitch the home opener on April 13 against The Cubs.


' According to stltoday, the area's St. Patrick's Day parades -- in Dogtown and downtown -- drew big crowds Saturday, with the Dogtown parade running up against a rainstorm that moved into the area.

Crowds lined Market Street early downtown, with some parade revelers getting there before sunrise to snag a good spot. Robert O’Loughlin was the honorary Parade Marshall. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley joined a Marine color guard in leading the parade.

In Dogtown, crowds were more than 10-people deep just after the parade kicked off, with people clad in green T-shirts, beads and socks sitting on shoulders to get a glimpse of the passing floats. For many people, maneuvering through the narrow neighborhood streets was a challenge, as cars and people slowly made their way through barricaded streets.In Dogtown, crowds were more than 10-people deep just after the parade kicked off, with people clad in green T-shirts, beads and socks sitting on shoulders to get a glimpse of the passing floats. For many people, maneuvering through the narrow neighborhood streets was a challenge, as cars and people slowly made their way through barricaded streets.

Occupy Wall Street protesters brought their usual complaints and nonconformist attire to a parade in St. Louis this St. Patrick’s Day (PIC BY BLAZE). Protesters marched in the parade holding signs and chanting before stopping in the middle of the street for a mic check. Some in the crowd booed and heckled the protesters.

The Gateway Pundit reports that the St. Louis Police Department were seen “booting this offal off the street” after marching only a couple of blocks of the parade route.


According to, Lee Enterprises, parent company of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, announced Wednesday that it will introduce digital subscriptions in most of its 52 markets before year’s end. Whether the Post-Dispatch will charge for digital access has not yet been determined, said Lee spokesman Dan Hayes. “All of that will be determined market by market,” Hayes said.

Lee, based in Davenport, Iowa, owns 48 daily newspapers nationwide and holds a joint interest in four other newspapers. Lee also owns nearly 300 specialty publications, including Feast, St. Louis’ Best Bridal magazine and the Ladue News locally. The Post-Dispatch is Lee’s largest news organization, operating and multiple tablet and smartphone apps. Companywide, Lee’s newspapers’ daily print circulation totals 1.3 million.


There will be a Rally for Trayvon Martin March 23 starting at 7p.m. at Tower Grove Park, Cypress South Pavilion.


The longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch critic Joe Pollack, who died March 9, was memorialized Saturday at The Repertory Theatre. In a service that was orchestrated by his widow and co-criticAnn Lemons Pollack reportedly about 250 family members, friends, admirers and collaborators attended. The memorial was held at the scene of some of Pollack's finer moments -- the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. In the background was the darkened set of the play that is currently in production, "The Comedy of Errors."


Music legend Willie Nelson will perform April 17 at the Pageant.


The Black Keys, Apr 27, Chaifetz Arena, St Louis


Sting performs June 5 at the Fox Theatre.

KISS and Motley Crue are coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Aug. 27 for the trek The Tour.




Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat co-headline a tour coming to Peabody Opera House June 24.

Nelly will be a guest on Seviin Li’s webcast “Seviin at 7” this Thursday that can be seen at


Notice Me Award nominee, STL native comedian and Seviin at 7 co-host Darius Bradford and 29 other comedians were in Miami this week to tape episodes for Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark TV series. Chicago resident and East St. Louis native comedian Willie Lynch Jr and STL comedian Javon Bibbs were some of the comedians as well.


STL rapper Tef Poe got coverage in XXL in the Freshman Class of 2012 segment.


STL native director Kevin Coleman “Osi" recently won BEST SHORT FILM at the Charlotte Black Film Festival.


The Greater St. Louis Book Fair has a few new sites accepting donations.The 2012 fair will be April 26-29 at West County Center near Macy's.

The always fashionable and smartly turned out Cheresse Pentella has signed on to stump for our town's snazziest retailer, PR Neiman Marcus.

Chelsea Dawn has signed a contract with L’Oreal.


STL’s own Lillian Jones and her L.A.H.A. Clothing Line was featured in L.A. Fashion Week recently.


UPDATE:STL rapper Playboy Ro filmed a freestyle video in his hometown of Kinloch this week. He is also about to film a video for his single, Ima Dog featuring Floyd Money Mayweather this Sunday.To hear the single go to

The rapper is also working on an upcoming EP with singer Ms. Kriss under the moniker Mickey and Mallory.

Nicholas Payton March 28-31

Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Boulevard

More info • 314-534-1111 or


New Edition’s Reunion Tour comes to the Scott Trade Center March 29. SWV opens.


Peter Frampton March 30 • Peabody Opera House


Emmy Award winning Actor William Shatner will perform his one-man show "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It" at The Peabody Opera House April 12.


Award winning actress Minnie Driver will headline the annual Illumination gala to benefit Siteman Cancer Center and the Washington University medical school on April 14 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel.


Comedian Kevin Hart comes to the Concert Club at Scottrade Center with a concert on April 13.


Emmy nominated comedian/TV host Bill Maher will perform at The Family Arena April 15.


Comedian Adam Corolla performs at Pageant April 20


Emmy winning comedian Dana Carvey will headline at the 24th Annual Bob CostasBenefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center beginning April 21 at The Fox Theatre.


R&B group Kool and the Gang will open for rock group Van Halen at the April 29 atScottrade Center.


Pop music diva Diana Ross is set to headline this year's Dinner with the Stars on April 28 at the Peabody Opera House.


Comedian Kevin Hart comes to the Concert Club at Scottrade Center with a concert on April 13.


Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak, will perform April 14 at Lumiere Place Casino’s Lumiere Theater.


-- Yo Gotti’s I Got That Sack Tour featuring video shoot for “I Got That Sack,” April 6 at The Ambassador.


-- 8Ball, MJG and Bun B with DJ Sir Thurl and host Yung Beam, April 7, at the Ambassador


Comedian Adam Corolla performs at Pageant April 20


Bowling for Soup will perform May 1 at the Old Rock House.


Singers Howard Hewitt and Alyson Williams will be at The Sheldon May 6


Actor-comedian Aziz Ansari comes to the Pageant May 11.


Denise Thimes & Friends' annual Mother's Day concert will be. May 13 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Saxophonist Tom Braxton will be featured.


Steve Winwood is at Peabody Opera House, in concert on May 14.


Rocker Daughtry comes to Peabody Opera House with a concert on May 16.


Grammy award winning Bonnie Raitt and Marc Cohn at Pageant May 18


Pointfest 30 will take place May 19 and 20 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.


BLIND PICZ. Who was the lady that got a massage at the Café Soul showcase at Plush recently.

BLIND DISHZ. Which STL based singer said recently that the only reason they performed at a particular event was because their concert was cancelled and wasn’t going to perform an encore.

HINT #1. The singer is a male

HINT #2. The singer performed at a recent mainstay event

HINT #3.The singer’s last name is the same as a legendary Motown singer/songwriter

PRO-MO-CIAL-ITES. Which STL movers and shakers got it in this week? (Mar18-24)

Seviin Li (FAR LEFT). This Notice Me Awards nominee singer/talk show host was on KSDK Wednesday (Mar 21) this week talking about her monthly webcast show “Seviin at 7” Thursday (Mar 22) on

Mocha Latte (LEFT).The Queen of Promotions, who is nominated for two Notice Me Awards, will get it in at the Loft hosting her weekly hype party Saturday (March 24) .

Phil Assets. (RIGHT). Coming off of the after party for Z Bailey’s Fashion Show at Club Amnesia, The CEO of Liquid Assets continues to do weekly events at the Notice Me Awards nominated venue Club Amnesia where he will return the network party 3Some Thursdays (March 22) with rapper Juelz Santana’s Bday Bash, as well as regular party nites on Friday and Saturday.

Darius Bradford (FAR RIGHT). This funny guy is coming off of his hilarious impromptu dance performance at Café Soul, he hosts a comedy show on Mondays at Lola (March 19), and Tuesday (March 20) he deaded to Miami, along with 29 other comics to tape episodes of Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark series, and tonite, Thursday (March 22)he will co-host the webcast “Seviin at 7” along with Seviin Li and NMA nominee Murphy Lee on


Why hasn’t the police arrested Zimmerman for the death of teen, Trayvon Martin? Why is Zimmerman’s family saying he isn’t racist because he’s Hispanic? Why did Gregg Williams lie about being orchestrator of the bounty program bounty? And why did it come out now of the bounty? Why did Newt Gingrich try to make an issue of Robert DeNiro’s “ white First Lady” crack at his Obama fundraiser? Why did Cee-lo sing the uncensored Fuck You song at Obama’s fundraiser in Atlanta? Why is actor Johnny Depp and singer Marilyn Manson teaming up for a duet? Why are employees now trying to ask for potential employees’ Facebook user name and password? Why doe Ray J have nude photos and a porn tape of he and Whitney Houston? Why is Mike Tyson trying to put together an act in Las Vegas? And why was Rihanna seen coming out of Ashton Kutcher’s apartment in the wee hours of the morning?



Journalist Sylvester Brown (PICTURED), radio personality Rudy Haynes, Singer Santana MoTre Barnes, club owner Andre Stith, DJ Nsayne, model Matthew Watson, promoter Dwayne Randle, actress Reona Lenox, and club bouncer Chuck Moore

Playwright and Performer Nilaja Sun, whose one-woman show “NO CHILD…” is being presented by The Black Rep, through April 1, are Thursdays 7pm, Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 3 & 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $20-$47, with student/senior discounts and other ticket specials available. For tickets and other information, call The Black Rep Box Office (314) 534-3810,

or visit online at


Singer Tank will be performing at Posh Nightclub March 22


3Some Thursdays is back with rapper Juelz Santana March 22 at Club Amnesia. Tone Bone is also performing.This is a Liquid Assets production.


Close To Famous Presents

+The PROFESSIONAL 'Spring Kickoff' w/ Robert Quinn
+Fri 3.23.12 @ The City Ultra Lounge (1917 Washington)

+Hosted By Rams #1 Draft Pick ROBERT QUINN & NFL Friends

Doors Open @
9pm | Dj Jewel | Style Code Enforced

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Star Models at Harrahs Casino



VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's St. Louis

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Dynamic Fitness Studios is now the fitness sponsor for the St. Louis Be Healthy Expo! Hosted by Radio One. This event is in conjunction with the Michelle Obama lets move initiative! Tune in to Hot 104.1 and My Foxy they push for a healthier St. Louis! The first event will take place this Saturday March 24th at Cardinal Ritter from 9:00-1. Bring your family and Friends and come out to support. We will be doing fitness demos, complimentary body fat analysis and raffling off free one on one and group personal training for our new Downtown location at 1624 Delmar!


Djnsayne Dabig Mowfposted to will have his My Big ASS Birthday Party March 24.. this Sat at Club Nubia!! 5860 Delmar Blvd

ADD: Fashion Faux Paus Fashion Show and Photo Shoot

Sat. March 24

Doors open at 9 p.m. and close at 1:30 a.m.

Where: Plush Nightclub, 3224 Locust Avenue

Buy tix at


J.Marie by Joni Marie Ross presents the highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Fashion Show on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Plush Saint Louis cocktail party beginning at 6pm, followed by a fashion show at 7:30pm. The show will also be featuring jewelry designs by Vauje Vintage . She creates beautifully artistic hand-made jewelry that will adorn each and every look gliding down the runway! Vauje Vintage will be available for purchase before and after the runway show!

Pre-Party 6pm
Fashion Show 7:30pm
(Cash bar will be open the entire evening)

Plush Saint Louis, 4th Floor Penthouse
3224 Locust Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103

Purchase tickets online by visiting:


Oprah Winfrey's Life Class Tour with Oprah, TD Jakes and Iyanla Van Zandt will take place at the Peabody Opera house Monday March 26 for two tapings 12;30p.m. and 7:30 p.m.



Eip Events & Xpressions2art Presents Friday Night Reigns AT The Loft Night Club, 3112 Olive Street starting at 9 p.m.Featuring Signature Ink Dolls.. Silk Magazine in the Buidling!! Sexiest Party Experience starts March 23rd!


Star Models at Harrahs Casino



VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's St. Louis

Model search – open to men and women.

3/4, 3/11, 3/23 & 3/25/2012

Grand Prize – Miss StarModel International
$3,000 Cash
Appearance in Harrah’s St. Louis media
Three cover appearances in fashion magazines
Appearance in Cory Couture Fashion Show

Mr. StarModel International
$2,000 Cash
Appearance in Harrah’s
St. Louis media
Appearance in fashion magazine
Appearance in Cory Couture Fashion Show

People’s Choice
$1,000 Cash – Audience Votes

Online Most Popular StarModel
$250 Cash– Most Facebook Votes

Title Winners
One of each award for each sex; each winner receives a complimentary one-night stay in the Harrah’s St. Louis hotel (subject to availability) and a $100 gift certificate to Kelly English Steakhouse.
Miss/Mr StarModel
First Runner Up StarModel
Second Runner Up StarModel
Best Catwalk StarModel
Perfectly Photogenic StarModel
Fabulous Figure StarModel

Facebook page: Friend StarModel Harrahs


NEW OPPORTUNITIES!! Models, designers, photographers, sylist, make-up artists, promoters, producers, rappers, singers, hair stylist, videographers, film editors, and writers!!! Get @ me asap! Inbox me email addresses & contact info!!! Time to get this train Movin!! #TeamMackTV FOR MORE INFO PLZ CALL: 314.656.MACK(6225)


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