Johnny Knoxville takes a bold leap forward with 'Bad Grandpa'
Published 10/25/2013 at 12:33 p.m.
Picking up the phone minutes after the Vols’ win over South Carolina last Saturday, the sounds of “Rocky Top” come playing from the other end. Then: “How ’bout them Vols?!” It’s Johnny Knoxville calling, aka P.J. Clapp of South Knoxville, ...
Need a good laugh? Watch 'Key & Peele'
Published 09/18/2013 at 6 a.m.
You’ll want to DVR Wednesday’s third-season premiere of “Key & Peele” (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central), because the show is so dang clever it deserves (demands?) a second viewing.
Sit. Stay. Watch. This show is for dog lovers
Published 08/23/2013 at 7 a.m.
My dog is right-footed. She’s also got an especially kind disposition, which I gleaned from the direction her fur swirls.
Men share the spotlight at Salome Cabaret burlesque event
Published 08/21/2013 at 3:52 p.m.
Knoxville burlesque troupe Salome Cabaret wants to show Knoxville audiences that art of the tease transcends genders, and they’re bringing some special guests to town to prove it.
R. Lee Ermey, 'The Gunny,' to appear in Sevierville this weekend
Published 08/20/2013 at 12:18 p.m.
Actor and retired U.S. Marine R. Lee Ermey, aka “The Gunny,” will meet fans at two events this weekend at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, 2320 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville.
Levi Kreis remix contest to raise funds for Knoxville's Positively Living
Published 08/12/2013 at 12:37 p.m.
Oliver Springs native Levi Kreis may be an international success story, but he's dedicating his next single to his hometown community.
Knoxville native to compete on 'Hollywood Game Night' tonight
Published 08/01/2013 at 3:02 p.m.
Knoxville native Melanie Alexander Sanchez got a taste of Hollywood for her appearance on “Hollywood Game Night,” airing at 10 p.m. Wednesday on WBIR, Channel 10.
'Survivorman' to appear at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, the Square Room Saturday
Published 07/11/2013 at 1:31 p.m. 1 Comment
Filmmaker, musician and survival expert Les Stroud will make two appearances in the area Saturday.
Tennessee Aquarium welcomes new baby penguin; more may be on the way
Published 06/27/2013 at 11:12 a.m. 1 Comment
The Tennessee Aquarium has a new resident, and visitors can't get enough.
Oliver Springs native Levi Kreis' new album out Thursday
Published 06/19/2013 at 6:56 p.m.
Oliver Springs native and Tony Award-winning actor and musician Levi Kreis will release his latest album today, titled “Imagine Paradise.”
Outrageously original: K-town performer The Outrageous Raz breaks new ground with Tennessee Theatre show
Published 06/14/2013 at 4 a.m.
Knoxville’s “Queen of Comedy” is getting some stately digs for a one-night-only show on June 19.
Oliver Springs native Levi Kreis takes pride in sharing message of positivity
Published 06/13/2013 at 5:14 p.m.
Oliver Springs native and Tony Award-winning performer Levi Kreis has some profound words for folks who will be attending next week’s PrideFest celebration.
Poll: What Best Picture nominee will you make a point of seeing before the Oscars?
Published 01/10/2013 at 10:10 a.m.
With the Best Picture nominees announced, we want to know: What movie will you make a point of seeing before the Oscar ceremony on Feb. 24?
Knoxville man wins new car on 'The Price Is Right'
Published 01/09/2013 at 12:20 p.m. 5 Comments
He was the first contestant called down to Contestants' Row and the last one to get up on stage, and he's walking away a winner.
Movie, TV actor R. Lee Ermey to appear at Smoky Mountain Knife Works Saturday
Published 10/19/2012 at 11:42 a.m. 1 Comment
R. Lee Ermey, the former United States Marine Corps drill instructor who has appeared on numerous television shows and big-screen movies, will be in Sevierville Saturday signing autographs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, 2320 Winfield Dunn ...
Knoxville's Erin Atchley wins on 'The Price is Right'
Published 10/02/2012 at 3:01 p.m. 1 Comment
She didn't make it to the Showcase Showdown, but Erin Atchley walked away a winner nonetheless.
Central High teacher to compete on 'Price Is Right' today
Published 10/01/2012 at 4 a.m.
Erin Atchley, an English and creative writing teacher at Central High School, will be a contestant on Tuesday's installment of "The Price Is Right."
Drink of the Week: Grapefruit Fizz
Published 08/23/2012 at 11:39 a.m.
Thanks to Trader Joe's Villa Italia Italian Grapefruit Soda, we concocted this deelish cocktail that also uses Absolut Vodka and St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Yum!
UT student a viral sensation with his YouTube mashups
Published 07/05/2012 at 2:53 p.m. 2 Comments
Fadi Saleh's gone viral. The University of Tennessee sophomore has created an Internet sensation with his musical mashups of President Barack Obama "singing" pop songs.
Life's no drag for multitasking starlet Willam
Published 06/20/2012 at 5:34 p.m.
If you don't already know the name Willam, you will by the end of this summer ... maybe by the end of this weekend.
Amy Drittler of Tazewell talks on 'Jeopardy!' appearance
Published 04/19/2012 at 2:48 p.m.
For Amy Drittler of Tazewell, appearing on the TV quiz show "Jeopardy" was a bittersweet experience.
Maryville boy Matthew Michaud to appear in 'The Lucky One'
Published 04/19/2012 at 10:54 a.m.
Matthew Michaud of Maryville will make his major motion-picture debut Friday. Matthew, 11, has a role in "The Lucky One," opening in theaters nationwide. In the movie, Matthew plays the nephew of Zac Efron's character, Logan.
New Scooby-Doo movie 'Music of the Vampire' a musical mystery
Published 03/13/2012 at 2:25 p.m.
Out this week on DVD and Blu-Ray, "Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire" delivers a first for Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang: a chance to sing.
Knoxville native Greer Mackebee comes up short in second round of 'Jeopardy!' championship
Published 02/09/2012 at 8:18 p.m.
Knoxville native and Webb School graduate Greer Mackebee won't be moving on in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship.
Webb grad Greer Mackebee talks on 'Jeopardy!' College Championship
Published 01/09/2012 at 5:47 p.m.
It took two tries, but Knoxville native Greer Mackebee has made it onto "Jeopardy!"
'Top Chef: Texas' brings Lone Star sizzle to new season
Published 11/01/2011 at 4 a.m.
"Top Chef," Bravo's reality cooking competition, has taken on the motto "everything's bigger in Texas" for its Season 9 premiere, airing 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Good times on tap for 15th annual Brewers' Jam
Published 10/12/2011 at 3:35 p.m.
If you're thinking about attending the Oct. 22 Brewers' Jam and haven't gotten your tickets yet, put down your mouse and head for your car.
For Michael Jackson fans, Who's Bad delivers the goods
Published 08/18/2011 at 3:41 p.m.
For Vamsi Tadepalli, Who's Bad just keeps getting better. When Tadepalli founded his Michael Jackson tribute band in 2004, he didn't expect it to take him around the world or bring together diverse groups of fans, but that's how it's ...
Niceley's Tavern brings fresh meat to campus area
Published 07/15/2011 at midnight 1 Comment
Now open on White Avenue (where Hawkeye's used to be), Niceley's Tavern is sure to draw a crowd.
Happy Holler nightspot Club XYZ far from a drag
Published 07/13/2011 at 5:18 p.m.
Club XYZ is the hottest gay bar in Knoxville. Literally.
Veteran comic Hope Flood finds new opportunities in Atlanta
Published 03/02/2011 at 10:26 a.m.
Veteran comedian Hope Flood knows a little something about giving back. The longtime stand-up comic, actress, poet, businesswoman and former radio personality is happy to mentor up-and-coming comedians, and is even organizing an all-female comedy convention/festival in August for women ...
Poll: Who would you like to see play Bonnaroo?
Published 02/14/2011 at 4:56 p.m. 1 Comment
We can't wait for Tuesday's Bonnaroo announcement.
New 'Scooby-Doo' DVD box set an instant classic
Published 12/09/2010 at 11:10 a.m.
Like, zoinks! Looking for a cool gift suitable for children and their nostalgic parents? Just in time for the holidays, an eight-disc “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” DVD set compiles seasons 1, 2 and 3 of the classic animated television show, ...
Poll: What's your best excuse for avoiding holiday shopping?
Published 11/30/2010 at 11:19 a.m.
Ugh. Like it or not, the holidays are officially upon us.
Knoxville's Ashley Johnston faces stress on latest 'Loser,' but makes it through another round
Published 03/30/2010 at 11:04 p.m.
In an emotionally charged episode for Knoxville's Ashley Johnston, the "Biggest Loser" contestant made it through another round of competition, but was forced to vote out her friend Stephanie.
Knoxville's Ashley Johnston scores double-digit weight loss on latest 'Biggest Loser'
Published 03/23/2010 at 10:36 p.m.
Ashley Johnston, 27, of Knoxville not only made it through another round of competition on NBC's "Biggest Loser," she also helped her team avoid an elimination round by pulling an impressive double-digit weight loss of 10 pounds on Tuesday night's ...
Glass artist Richard Jolley blows into Bennett Galleries
Published 11/27/2009 at 5:44 p.m.
Knoxville native and internationally renowned glass artist Richard Jolley will be the featured artist for the month of December at Bennett Galleries, 5308 Kingston Pike. Also on display will be artworks from Jolley's wife and fellow glassmaker Tommie Rush.
Leading Taiwanese artist brings works to UT gallery
Published 10/30/2009 at 6:01 p.m.
Breaking boundaries. That is what artist Liu Ho-Jang strives to do with his work. The Taiwanese photographer presents a range of his works in Knoxville with "Streets I Ran," on display now at the University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, 106 ...