Rooke5 (aka Luke Whitrock) grew up in Loveland and Greeley, but he moved to El Paso, Texas, in the middle of high school. Though he has a self-described "southern twinge" to his personality and cites Kanye West as an influence (who isn't influenced by the omnipotent Yeezy), lyrically, he is far more ... More >>
ABC pulled a swap with the first segment of Celebrity Wife Swap, moving up the episode that had been scheduled for next week to this past Tuesday. And what swap led off the new season? Pastor Ted Haggard traded wives with Gary Busey, sending his mate -- who already deserved hazard pay for weathering ... More >>
Ted Haggard.The problem Ted Haggard is facing in his continuing effort to rehabilitate his image enough to become a national media star again is that the very thing he doesn't want to talk about -- his dalliance with male escort Mike Jones -- is pretty much the only thing that intrigues repor ... More >>
Ted Haggard.Word has it that Ted Haggard's TLC special, Scandalous, could lead to a regular reality series for the comeback-seeking pastor, who made national headlines for his dalliance with male escort Mike Jones. But a reader commenting on a June post about attendance at his new church thi ... More >>
Tim Tebow and mom for FOTF.Among the most commented pieces on the Colorado Springs Gazette's website in recent days has been an editorial spurred by a Westword post, "Tim Tebow: Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi Reluctantly Predicts Big Things for 'Kid Jesus.'" Not that Gazette editorialist Wayne ... More >>
Mike Jones.While Ted Haggard has moved on to his second act as the founding minister of St. James, his new church in Colorado Springs, Mike Jones, the male escort who outed the meth- and male-seeking New Life preacher in the fall of 2006, is still working off the same script. Jones weighs in ... More >>
Ted Haggard pimping his church to Joy Behar.Ted Haggard announced the launch of a new church last week with the help of a Los Angeles PR firm that's gotten him some high profile platforms from which to pitch the project. Included among them was his appearance alongside long-suffering wife Ga ... More >>
Ted Haggard, as seen on Channel 4: Is he ready to sing?Yesterday, Ted Haggard held a news conference in Colorado Springs to announce that he's founding a new church while being trailed by a production crew, just in case anyone might like to air a documentary or reality show about it. Of cour ... More >>
"Let's start off with a lesson about forgiveness."Every day, we pluck choice posts from Denver blogs. Here are three ripe ones. 5280's Michael de Yoanna hips us to disgraced Colorado Springs pastor Ted Haggard's new church, dubbed St. James -- presumably because the name New Life Church was ... More >>
Will Gayle Haggard's book stay on the bookstore shelves?Today's Denver Post previews Why I Stayed: The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour, a memoir by Gayle Haggard, wife of Colorado Springs evangelist and former male-escort fan Ted Haggard. Her conclusion: ""Love is powerful enough to erase a ... More >>
A Flickr photo. Everybody loves a good, home-grown sex scandal. Especially scandals that involve Evangelical Christians, bestiality, horny moms and naughty schoolteachers. (Not all at once, sadly.) Colorado has played host to its fair share of salaciousness this past decade. Here, we look ba ... More >>
Life was more boring without you, Teddy boy.Our forecast for Colorado online users: continued blogginess. The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic waxes rhapsodic about a Ted Haggard profile in the Los Angeles Times featuring the rhetorical question, ""Am I full of the devil?" Resist making a ... More >>
"It's a Norman Rockwell scene," Ted Haggard told the reporters gathered outside his Colorado Spring home last night, where the New Life Church founder and disgraced minister was about to start his first, off-the-record prayer meeting. "It's a 'Kumbaya' moment." A Norman Rockwell scene? Only ... More >>
For the second week in a row, Tech N9ne's Sickology 101 and Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap grabbed the first and second slots at Independent Records for the week ending May 10. Keri Hilson, Gorilla Zoe and the Dream continue to hold on to slots in the top ten. See the full breakdown after the jump.
Tech N9ne's new album, Sickology 101, knocked Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap down to the second spot on Independent's best seller list for the week ending May 3. The Dream and Keri Hilson grabbed slots in the top ten for the fourth week in a row. See the full breakdown after the jump.
Paula Woodward's departure from Channel 9 is not good news -- except for loafing workers and, probably, Woodward herself. She deserves a break after 32 years at the station, 32 years that have seen some major changes in the television business. Woodward popped up in one of the first issues of Wes ... More >>
Mike Jones looked buff in the buff, but when the naked truth about a Denver ordinance was exposed, the nudity had to exit stage left.
Sex marks the spot at these DIA bathrooms.
From the week of 8/30/2007
More know-it-alls are taking to the bars to show off their big brains and pickle them at the same time.
New Life Church has gotten a makeover since Ted Haggard left — as Mike Jones reports from the inside.
More liquid assets from progressive thinkers.
Blow jobs are short. Scandals are not.
If counseling didn’t do it, these late-night gabfests should set Ted Haggard straight.
A CU instructor admits he's behind a pro-Ward Churchill blog known for bawdy humor and a pronounced nasty streak.
From the week of 01/11/2007
From the week of 01/04/2007
Welcome to the 2006 Hall of Shame.
Why should a pastor pay for gay sex when men in Denver are already on their knees?
Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."
Yo, Flaco! says goodbye to Denver.
Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down.
Sunday, October 30, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Who Is Mike Jones? (Universal/Swisha House)
The Westword Music Showcase Awards wrap-up.
From the penthouse to the outhouse, the highs and lows of 2000.
THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY ARRIVES--AFTER A FASHION--AT TWO LITTLETON HIGH SCHOOLS.
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