14-year-old Baltimorean Jayna Brown has a big smile and an even bigger voice.
Molly Shattuck has grabbed the attention of Baltimoreans ever since becoming – at the age of 38 with three young children – a Baltimore Ravens’ cheerleader, the oldest in NFL history.
We watched her appear on the reality television show “Secret Millionaire” in 2008, as she and her mother, Joan, lived for a week on “welfare wages” and passed out checks totaling $1 million to needy residents of a small town in rural Pennsylvania. Three years later, she released an exercise video and started a website called Vibrant Living, showcasing a healthy-lifestyle approach that she lives and advocates. Now, the recently separated wife of former Constellation Energy CEO Mayo Shattuck has written Vibrant Living, the book. (Available at mollyshattuck.com and amazon.com.)
Let’s say you want to be on TV, but you don’t quite have the terrible personality or shameless self-promotion necessary to be a reality TV star on your own. Well, what are you waiting for!? Head on over to Hampden’s Holy Frijoles, where TruTV will be filming the pilot episode of a brand new show over the next couple of nights.
The last time we wrote about Rodney Henry, the pie-master in charge of Dangerously Delicious Pies, he had just announced his intentions to compete in the Food Network’s reality TV program. The show’s been on the air for about six weeks now, and Henry has managed to out-cook and out-charm his competition so far; he’s one of only five remaining contestants. And I hope he loses.
The judges (and the voting public) have spoken: Jacoby Jones, Ravens wide receiver, is an excellent dancer. If you haven’t been following along with the 16th season of Dancing With the Stars, now might be a good time to start: The competition is down to its final four, and Jones stands a good chance of coming out a winner. Which means that Baltimore is incredibly close to winning the 2013 Triumphant Trifecta (which I just made up): the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, and DWTS’s top spot, all in one year!
After watching the promo trailer for Bravo’s new reality show Married to Medicine, the newest entry in the rich-ladies-fight-with-each-other-and-their-husbands (see: Real Housewives of….) genre, all I can say is: I am so glad this was not filmed in Baltimore.
Jacoby Jones was wonderfully light on his feet this season. (Remember that 108-yard kickoff return in the Super Bowl?) He also proved that he’s pretty good at the traditional post-touchdown dance. But will he be able to samba well enough to capture the hearts of America? That’s the real question.
Tune in as Josh Rosen, owner of Charm School Chocolates, a Reisterstown-based chocolate company (and featured at Ma Petite Shoe in Hampden), competes on Food Network’s Sweet Genius on Thursday, December 6th at 10pm. Susannah Siger, owner of Ma Petite Shoe, a shoes and chocolate store in Hampden, was approached earlier in the season by Mr. Rosen to be one of the first stores in Baltimore to carry his line of vegan bars and couture barks.
We’re not exactly sure why, but Towson has graduated its fair share of reality TV D-list “celebrities,” including the cousins who placed 6th during the fifth season of reality program The Amazing Race, and WWE diva/Dancing with the Stars contestant Stacy Keibler. But those aren’t the only famous people to have taken classes at the North Baltimore university. Here are a few of our favorites:
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s finally official: our favorite local magician/reality TV hopeful, Spencer Horsman, will not be crowned the Most Talented Man in America — even after escaping from a vest of locks while submerged in 150 gallons of cement. Horsman almost went under before leaping out of the tank, his body and face coated in cement. “I’m alive!” he croaked. What more could these people want?!