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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Party at Paul Rudd's mom's house!

Posted By on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Wooooo! - VIA PEOPLE.
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  • Wooooo!
Following tonight's game, KMBC nabbed a quickie on-field interview with Paul Rudd, Kansas City's greatest homegrown celebrity. In addition to a hilarious zoom-in on Rudd's KC T-shirt while he was talking, the spot included Rudd's answer to reporter Johnny Kane's question of where he'd be taking his postgame celebration.

"I'm gonna be partying at my mom's house," Rudd said. "She's out of town. I've got a keg. It's gonna be sweet!"

Rudd added: "Five dollar cover."

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We don't know where Paul Rudd's mother lives. We think it's in Johnson County somewhere. We're gonna go get drunk somewhere in Westport, probably. Have fun out there, KC. 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Former KSHB Channel 41 host Michael Mackie gets the last laugh

Posted By on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Michael Mackie lost his job at "Kansas City Live" on KSHB Channel 41, but he won two Emmy awards and now has a new job.
  • Michael Mackie lost his job at "Kansas City Live" on KSHB Channel 41, but he won two Emmy awards and now has a new job.

The Mid-America chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences covers the television broadcast markets of Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas and hosts an annual Mid-America Emmy Awards ceremony each year. This year, the ceremony was held September 27 in the grand ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center, and among the local nominees was Michael Mackie, the former co-host of KSHB Channel 41's morning show, Kansas City Live. Mackie's contract with the show was not renewed this year, and he left the two-year-old program in July.

"It was that legendary excuse," Mackie says. "They told me the show was going to go in a different direction."

It did, in fact, go in a very different direction. Mackie — witty, outrageous and openly gay — was replaced with the middle-aged, unflappable and congenial Joel Nichols, former KMBC Channel 9 weathercaster. Nichols is now teamed with Mackie's former co-host, Michelle Davidson. Davidson was nominated for one of the regional Emmy Awards presented on September 27 but didn't win.

Michael Mackie did take home the statuette for "On Camera Talent: Performer/Host." He says that when his name was called, there was applause from members of the other local TV stations, less so from his former Channel 41 cohorts.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

American Idol to hold auditions at UMKC next month

American Idol to hold auditions at UMKC next month.

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Inherit the mantle of Cook.
  • Inherit the mantle of Cook.
Are you the world's next pop star? Probably not! Statistically, we're talking about a zero, then a decimal, then several more zeros before a non-zero integer. Terrible odds!

But Blue Springs native son David Cook did it (briefly). And so did Clay Aiken, and look where he is now. How? Through the staggering reach of a television program called American Idol. Yes, it's still on TV. Yes, it's still minting pop stars. What, you never heard of Caleb Johnson? Next you're going to tell me you don't know who Candice Glover is.

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  • American Idol to hold auditions at UMKC next month.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Jason Sudeikis performed a Billy Joel song at Kanza Hall in Overland Park on Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Smooth sailing for Sudeikis and Wilde.
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  • Smooth sailing for Sudeikis and Wilde.
The holiday season in Kansas City these days has the added bonus of potential celebrity sightings. Paul Rudd was out in Waldo and at the Chiefs game over the last week, and on Saturday, Jason Sudeikis and his fiancee, Olivia Wilde, turned up for Summer Breeze: A Tribute to Yacht Rock, out at Kanza Hall in Overland Park.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Guy Fieri's visit to Succotash on Food Network tonight

Posted By on Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Restaurateur Beth Barden makes her television debut on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" tonight at 9 p.m. on the Food Network.
  • Restaurateur Beth Barden makes her television debut on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" tonight at 9 p.m. on the Food Network.


The larger-than-life culinary personality Guy Fieri, of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, taped an episode of the series in mid-October at Succotash, the Dutch Hill bruncheonette owned and operated by Beth Barden. Barden admits that she's a little nervous about watching herself on national TV when the episode airs tonight at 9 p.m.

"I waver between being excited and mortified," says Barden, who was not given an advance copy of the show to see. "But Guy Fieri was absolutely wonderful to me when he was here. He couldn't have been kinder or more generous."

Fieri liked her food, Barden says, "but he told me that my portions were too big. "

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bieber dined at Blanc. Kids love burgers.

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 9:16 AM

The hamster did not attend.
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  • The hamster did not attend.
It's hard to take your kids out to eat. You have to find food they like and a place that's kid-tolerant. And your biggest fear is that you're going to turn the dining room of a restaurant into a circus. Now, just imagine that your kid earned $55 million last year.

Hold on to your milkshakes, Kansas City, Justin Bieber is in town. And as Blanc Burgers + Bottles breathlessly reported on Facebook, the Biebs had a chicken caprese burger and truffle fries at the Plaza burger shop last night. It's just nice to see a kid eat his vegetables.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Johnny Iuzzini hit up the Riot Room, Julian last night

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Iuzzini coasted into KC last night.
  • Iuzzini coasted into KC last night.
Most of us leave our jobs, pack a set of clothes onto the back of a shiny Ducati, and then set out across the country eating and drinking our way through each city's finest for Food + Wine magazine. No, that wasn't how it went when you had that conversation with HR?

Last night, pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini, formerly of Jean Georges in New York City and currently the head judge on Top Chef: Just Desserts, was in town to sample fare at Julian and drinks at the Riot Room. He's headed for California, and KC is his latest stop. If he's sleeping in this morning, he can drop us a note, and we'll get him a cinnamon roll.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Missy Roe has it all: food blogger, conservative, beauty queen

Missy Roe has it all: food blogger, conservative, beauty queen.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Missy Roe wants you to eat...perfectly

Someone needs to give Melissa "Missy" Roe her own reality show. Missy has what most of those babes on the various Real Housewives shows don't have: a real life. She has a real job (Roe serves as chief of staff and legislative director for U.S. Congressman Sam Graves), a real crown (she was voted Mrs. Missouri USA in 2010) and a real blog. A food blog called the Perfect Bite: Kansas City.

Roe also has a powerful husband, Jeff Roe — a political consultant popular with right-wing candidates — a hefty man who looks like he hasn't ever missed a meal. Luckily, the lithe Missy shares his passion for food, but without any visible weight gain. (She exercises and eats sensibly when she's not dining out, she says.) But her passion for eating was the driving force behind the Perfect Bite. She explains it all on her blog site: "I’m always looking for that 'perfect bite.' Whether it’s the section of the burger where the toppings line up perfectly or the exact amount of fruit to top my bite of foie gras, somewhere there’s a balance combination that exceeds your expectations."

If you meet Missy, you'll understand why it's important to her that a burger's toppings line up perfectly. Missy is perfect. Her hair, her clothes, her posture, her engagingly self-deprecating sense of humor, her gleaming toothy smile. She's a perfect candidate to be followed everywhere by a camera crew: campaigning, eating, writing, eating ...

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  • Missy Roe has it all: food blogger, conservative, beauty queen.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tom Watson's Guide to Kansas City will have you at Stroud's and Jess & Jim's

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 2:45 PM

A steak as big as your face from Jess & Jim's.
  • A steak as big as your face from Jess & Jim's.

You can tell a lot by where a man chooses to rest his fork and knife. Kansas City's own Tom Watson was recently interviewed by Golf Digest for its My Town series, wherein a pro golfer offers a succinct travel guide to their city.

And in between recommending the Negro Leagues Baseball Hall of Fame and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Watson showed, with a host of feel-good, home-cooking restaurant suggestions, why "he is comfortable in the congenial and plain-spoken Midwestern atmosphere."

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ochocinco will be at the Peachtree today -- you've been warned

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM

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Chad Ochocinco is coming back to town and first on his list? The Peachtree Buffet (6800 Eastwood Trafficway). The aspiring soccer star -- remember that tryout with Sporting KC  -- and actual NFL star fell in love with the soul-food institution back in March, taking the No. 47 bus line there twice.
  

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