The 23rd installment of Picked to Click, or when the rappers took over
#6 (tie). Ginkgo: 44 points A Picked to Click honoree who's already "clicked" plenty, Ginkgo's Josh Grier rocked the likes of Letterman and Coachella with his blog-buzzed rock band Tapes 'n' Tapes during the late 2000s. That level of success typically leads to music-career tunnel vision, but appear ... More >>
In some ways Josh Grier still doesn't know what hit him when Tapes 'n Tapes unexpectedly blew up seven years ago. On the strength of their ragged-but-right debut album, The Loon, they surged from little local band to toast of the blogosphere seemingly overnight. "We made a record in a friend's bas ... More >>
Floating with the live-aboards at the Watergate Marina and the St. Paul Yacht Club
Star-clogged film degrades rock and musical theater
Who knew Donald Driver was so popular?With hundreds of Appleton fans screaming and giving him the Elvis treatment, Driver tossed some of his gear into the crowd following his annual charity softball game on Sunday.But one middle-aged Packers fanatic wasn't in a charitable mood. Driver tried to toss ... More >>
As if people needed more reason to view her as a joke, Michele Bachmann was invited to participate in the next season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. We were really, really excited about the prospect of regularly embedding video of Our Favorite Congresswoman's performances so that everyone could ... More >>
No throngs to pal with the Palins.The rules set up by Mall of America officials for Sarah and Bristol Palin's book signing yesterday seemed to have been written in anticipation of an army of fans. "'Camping out' is not allowed," the rules read. "Beginning at 5 a.m., guests will be allowed to lin ... More >>
Nick VlcekPalin almost signed City Pages the last time she visited MOA.Undeterred by a tomato thrower and the smaller-than-anticipated crowd that greeted her the last time she tried to move product at the Mall of America, Sarah Palin has booked a return engagement. Personifying the phrase "h ... More >>
Bristol Palin dishes about Dancing with the Stars and the bad-boy father of her baby.Bristol Palin, once Alaska's most famous unwed teenage mother, will be bringing her real life soap opera to the Mall of America and signing copies of her new book, "Not Afraid of Life." The memoir is notable ... More >>
All seven Republicans, on the right.The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>
Steven Cowan blew away his TV over Bristol Palin's "dancing."Steven Cowan had the same reaction as a lot of Americans who watched Bristol Palin's misadventures on "Dancing With The Stars" last season: He went nuts. So nuts, in fact, that the 67-year-old Dane County man shot out his TV and th ... More >>
Steven Cowan is not Bristol Palin's biggest fan.Bristol Palin did a lot of whining on her way up the ladder in last season's Dancing With The Stars, coasting on her mom's name but complaining she lost in the finals for political reasons. Tell it to 67-year-old Steven Cowan. Palin's lack of ... More >>
Brett Favre doesn't look like much of a dancer.There has been rampant speculating all day long that just-retired Vikings Quarterback Brett Favre will be joining the cast of Dancing With the Stars.AOL is the latest to hop on the Favre-on-DWTS bandwagon, writing, "Last week, 'DWTS' alum and fellow ... More >>
Tales from the basement.Maybe it's time for Tim Pawlenty to get his own TV reality show. Because what else is it going to take for him to eclipse the likes of Sarah Palin in GOP presidential contender polls? Maybe he can talk smokin' hot wife Mary into a Dancing With the Stars slot. She's g ... More >>
Bristol Palin: What's not to love?Those Palins sure do bring out the best in people. Take Steven Cowan, who lives in Dane County, Wis. The guy watches Bristol Palin on "Dancing With the Stars," flies into a rage, busts out a gun, blows away his TV, and then mounts a 15-hour stand-off with th ... More >>
Miss Cho if yo' nasty Margaret Cho's comedic motives, heritage and body type have been dissected more than a pile of frogs in a 5th grade science class. At the end of the day, Cho is a fierce and funny ambassador for the Korean American community who makes amazing jokes about her parents, loves t ... More >>
Image courtesy of myspace.com/nycnakedcowboy"Freedom-loving American" and the country's most famous skivvy-clad busker the Naked Cowboy has announced his 2012 bid for the Presidency.
Courtesy Dancing With the StarsD-list celebrities with A-list movesIt's been a month since the season finale of Dancing With the Stars, but The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is keeping the love alive with their summer dance series. Today Twin Cities twinkletoes will be downtown cuttin ... More >>
When Lane Bryant accused Fox and ABC of refusing to play its lingerie commercial because it was a little too busty for their national audiences, plus-size model Ashley Graham's voluptuous bod became big news. Now you can see Graham in the flesh during her appearance at the Mall of America today ... More >>
We decided to catch the biggest regular season game in NFL history in the Twin Cities' largest Packer bar. Cheese and yelling ensues.
Film feels super authentic next to hilarious cult classic Office Space
As cultural commentators, we weep. As lecherous jerks, we applaud.
Is this news WTF or OMFG? You decide.
As the GOP suffered the death of a thousand cuts last Tuesday, CP staffers captured scenes from the victory party that (mostly) wasn't
The U.S. Mint is looking for artists, pundit Tucker Carlson on the next "Dancing with the Stars," Bush administration seeks permission to cut funding for explosives detection technology, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's blog, the Top 10 unsportsmanlike plays, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, an ... More >>
Why do TV execs bring the same ratty toys to show-and-tell?
The well-heeled villain of 'Project Runway' broke hearts, spirits
Why your soap opera should be more important than your day job
Who wants to spend her vacation replacing a corpse and dancing with a stiff?
Summer TV goes on a killing spree If you thought primetime TV couldn't get any worse, this summer's schedule of last-ditch-effort reality shows might be what brings you to an early grave. Tonight, ABC premieres Dancing with the Stars, where couples composed of one D-list "celeb" compete in ballroom ... More >>