Anyone who found themselves plopped down in front of the radio this past weekend could've happened upon a NPR story about Princess, a new female-fronted covers act that plays the hits of Prince. This new purple project is fronted by former Saturday Night Live not-for-prime-time player Maya Rudolph a ... More >>
Iron Chef, the fast-paced televised cooking competition, was first popularized in Japan in the '90s before making its way to American audiences. Then the remake, Iron Chef America, moved to Food Network's Kitchen Stadium. Next week, the concept gets a local flavor -- quite literally -- at City Pages ... More >>
The country music world's been abuzz all week with Idol chit-chat about - cue Ryan Seacrest voice - Who will be... the next American Idol judge. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have vacated their seats, with Mariah Carey joining tenured judge Randy Jackson for the program's twelfth season, and rumor ... More >>
Homegrown star of AMC hit reflects on his character
The hits keep on coming for Eric and Andrew Dayton's wildly successful restaurant, the Bachelor Farmer. From raving reviews to a recent meal spent with the President of the United States (to whom they served such local, sustainable favorites as greens from Laughing Loon and Dragsmith farms. The Firs ... More >>
Offering more evidence that Guy Fieri has run out of actual diners, drive-ins, and dives to highlight on his Food Network show, tonight's episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives will feature a Minneapolis institution that couldn't properly be said to fit any of those categories. The Twin Cities have ... More >>
It's not exactly LeBron jilting Cleveland for the pleasures of South Beach, but today Don Shelby made a decision of his own. Starting next month, the longtime WCCO TV news anchor will anchor BringMeTheNews' drive-time newscasts between 6 and 9 a.m.Shelby, 64, will also develop original content wi ... More >>
Guy Fieri features Nye's on the Food Network's hit show tonightNye's Polonaise Room is being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight.The famed local establishment can add tonight's appearance on the Food Network's hit show to a long list of press accolades, including appearances on Good M ... More >>
Can't boil water? Or, worse, left your chicken stock simmering and went to bed, only to be woken up by the sound of fire alarms blaring? Then perhaps you should become one of the 16 contenders on season three of the Food Network's reality show, Worst Cooks in America. Here's what you need ... More >>
There's something very old-school TV variety show-esque about this past week's "Drum Solo Week" feature on the Late Show with David Letterman.
The Daily ShowJason Jones goes cruising at a Minneapolis Target.When The Advocate declared Minneapolis the gayest city in America four months ago, the honor was celebrated locally but it also raised some eyebrows. Really? Minneapolis? We're always ready to accept another best city award, but ... More >>
Longtime comedian speaks to City Pages before his Mystic gig
Ok, ok! Rape is rape.Maybe they were just trying to get a rise out of us? Legislators are backing off the move we told you about last week that would have narrowed the cases in which victims of rape would be eligible for publicly funded abortions. Minnesota representatives supported the bil ... More >>
Yesterday we gave Hot Dish readers a chance to win two free tickets to tonight's Iron Fork chef competition by telling us, in five words or less, why they deserve to go. Our winner is Jennifer Lesch for her touching and slightly desperate entry: NEW MOM NEED DATE NIGHT. Jennifer and a guest ... More >>
Image: WikipediaDora the Explorer had an excellent adventure with Tom Emmer.Poor Dora the Explorer. All she wants to do hang with Diego and Boots the Monkey. But instead, the Nick Jr. cartoon character is getting dragged into the Minnesota governor's race. Nick Espinosa, who also goes by the ... More >>
What tops this? Free desserts!Time to frost yourself in buttercream and sprinkle on the jimmies: Fans of the Bravo series Top Chef have been salivating over the arrival of the network's new show, Top Chef Just Desserts, which premieres tonight (11/10 central). In its honor, several Twin Cit ... More >>
Add Cyndy Brucato to the list of prominent Twin Cities television news anchors relinquishing their anchor duties this year. As noted earlier, WCCO's Don Shelby is retiring, and Fox 9's Robyne Robinson is running for lieutenant governor. Brucato says she's staying at her post through the Stat ... More >>
It's tricky to pick out a good band leader/sidekick for your late-night comedy show. On the one hand, it's important not to get a simpering sycophant like Kevin Eubanks, who recently quit the Tonight Show 18 years too late for our taste:
The more things change...
Emily's Lebanese Deli is a famous lunch stop in NE that thankfully, offers a take out service to keep up with the overflow.
Franken's amendment prohibited the U.S. government from giving out contracts to companies that have clauses that make it impossible for employees to sue if they are raped at work.
Sample dishes from 25 top restaurants at the City Pages event, where chefs from Cosmos, Saffron, Solera and more will be slaving over a hot stove.
Conan's reaction: "I've long dreamed of this. But I never thought I'd see it happen."
Now we all know this was just Conan's lame publicity stunt meant only to break our Fair-loving hearts
One University of Minnesota professor chimes in about the consequences of 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' on a real American family.
Never heard of him? Hit the books. Lehrer's brief career was a high water mark for musical satire.
Diablo Cody's first shot at TV fame seems to be a success. Showtime has renewed her first TV show, "United States of Tara" for a second season.
'Us' against them
Arnaud Desplechin has a full house with 'Kings and Queen'
Bored by 'The Bachelor,' flirting with fame
Martin Short's bloated talk-show parody, Primetime Glick, lacks an appetite for destruction
Series 7 dares to make us care about reality TV