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by Jac Kern 05.28.2013
Posted In: TV/Celebrity at 09:40 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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'Antiques Roadshow' Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cincinnati Episode

Episode to air on CET June 3

CET will premiere behind-the-scenes footage from Antiques Roadshow’s Cincinnati episode (taped at Duke Energy Convention Center on July 21, 2012 and aired April 1-15, 2013) at 8 p.m. Monday, June 3.

When it was announced in February 2012 that Antiques Roadshow would return to Cincinnati to tape another episode of the PBS show locally, the response was resounding. More than 37,000 people across the country registered for free tickets to the live taping July 21, 2012. Attendees are chosen at random.

The PBS appraisal show, a favorite among old people and stoners who refuse to pay for cable, travels to different cities with a team of staffers, appraisers and volunteers to meet with the thousands of locals and visitors who believe their junk, inheritances, yard sale finds and other antiques are worth a pretty penny — and some who just want to be on TV.

The recent Cincinnati episodes featured Rookwood pottery, Colonel Sanders’ suit, an 1846 map of the western United States and much more. This behind-the-scenes episode will show more of how an event of this magnitude is run so smoothly, but maybe you’ll also get a peek of your neighbor getting his creepy doll collection appraised!

Tune into CET at 8 p.m. Monday to watch.

 
 
by Jac Kern 03.20.2013
Posted In: TV/Celebrity, Humor at 12:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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I Just Can't Get Enough

The remaking and re-imagining of classic films and TV shows is often met with high expectations and harsh reviews. Despite this, I was really looking forward to A&E’s new horror-drama, Bates Motel. Something of a warped prequel to Psycho, the thriller places a young Norman Bates and his mother Norma in charge of a previously foreclosed motel in a contemporary setting. With the swoon-worthy Vera Farmiga (big sis to American Horror Story’s Violet, Taissa Farmiga) starring as the mother to the future sociopath (who is portrayed by creepy-yet-cute Freddie Highmore), I really thought it was going to be awesome. It wasn’t. Check out my full reaction in this week’s TV column.

I know I should have lowered my expectations — prequels generally suck — but I was really pulling for this one. Sadly, I’ve felt more suspense in an episode of A&E’s Intervention that in this show where multiple people were murdered in the premiere. Dammit, Bates Motel, I was rooting for you!

Popular restaurant recommendation site Urbanspoon recently listed the most buzzed about bar-n-grills across America and Cincinnati topped the list with seven restaurant-bar mentions — matched only by Chicago, New Orleans and St. Louis. The restaurants include A Tavola, Adriatico's Pizza, Bakersfield OTR, Nada, Senate, Taste of Belgium Bistro and Terry’s Turf Club. With Covington’s Wunderbar bringing the local count up to eight, it looks like Greater Cincinnati is the place to go for beers and bites!

Usually when my mom shares with me something she found on the Internet, it’s either a pug photo shoot on YouTube or an MSN slideshow of inappropriate advertisements, but recently she sent me something even better. Check out this informational North Korean documentary footage of American life:

Ah, America: Where there aren’t any birds, except for the ones we all ate yesterday. Just a reminder, next time you order your snow coffee, make sure to ask if it’s local. Thanks for the cake, North Korea!

So the Catholics got a new pope last week. Remember: There’s always money in the Vatican!