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Reality TV star searching for 'Diamond in the Rough': MTV's Syrus Yarbrough brings quest for a jewel to Soldotna hotspot

International casting director and former MTV reality TV star Syrus Yarbrough said he was looking for a diamond...can carry the camera." And he should know. Yarbrough was on MTV's "The Real World: Boston" and several episodes of the network's...
Photo feature: A wee bit of fun Nikiski on Thursday night. The 4-foot-6-inch actor has appeared in both "Jackass" movies and many episodes of the MTV television show. "I love it here," WeeMan said of his Alaska stops, which will include appearances in Anchorage and Fairbanks...

...annual - but not altogether unwelcome - invasion otherwise known as spring break.But if your impression of spring break from MTV and "Girls Gone Wild" is of an unscripted, chaotic mess of beaches, booze and bikinis, you're only partly right. The...
The foolish anti-vaccination crowd

...the anti-vaxxers pause. Nonetheless, they fight on. In an interview with the Fox Business Network the other day, former MTV star Kristin Cavallari plugged the anti-vaccination cause, citing "books" and "studies."Most parents don't listen...
It Is What It Is: Banging my head

...metalhead. Sure, there were a few heavy metal songs here and there that I like, and I tuned in to "Headbangers Ball" on MTV every week in my younger days. But while I rocked a sweet mullet and ripped jeans, I never really embraced the heavy metal...
Ryder tries diffusing scandal with laughter her shoplifting arrest on ''Saturday Night Live,'' the MTV Movie Awards and the cover of W magazine, which featured her...disappointments. Ryder and Sandler appeared on stage together during the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month, and Sandler hemmed and hawed...
A year of shamelessness

...and cavorted naked on said wrecking ball. The former Disney star popularized the act of twerking in a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that was so luridly infantile, it wasn't outrageous so much as pathetic. Yet it worked. It gained her...
What's Happening

...Sacred Time" exhibit. Admission is $6. * Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna is hosting a reality TV casting call with Syrus from MTV's The Real World tonight at 6 p.m. First come, first served. * "Soldotna Un-Plugged" an all ages welcome acoustic...
Performance at Kenai Peninsula College to be hypnotic

...Opie and Anthony Show on XM Satellite Radio, and as an Internet video clip on VH1. Sailesh was also voted Best Entertainer by MTV Europe. Sailesh wanted his show to have a different vibe to it than what one might expect from a hypnotist. "I've been doing...
'21' a good bet for moviegoers

...underworld figures, though there are certainly some nefarious characters to be reckoned with. It's a solid, if somewhat MTV-esque entry into a very colorful genre. "21" advertises itself as being based on a true story, but the claims to veracity...


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