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Event Tue Sep 01 2009

Bust A Move With The Black Eyed Peas

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Chicago-based casting agency ExtraOrdinary Casting is searching for 2,500 volunteers to dance on an unnamed television program with the Black Eyed Peas. Details about the event are being kept hush-hush, but we do know it will be filming somewhere in Chicago on Tuesday, September 8th, and extras will also be required to attend a rehearsal on Monday, September 7th. If you'd like to get involved, send a photo and contact number to, or check out the ExtraOrdinary Casting website for more information.

Let's just hope Fergie doesn't wet herself in excitement.

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James / September 1, 2009 4:10 PM

Does it still count as "an unnamed television program" if all you had to do was see the back page of today's Red Eye to know it's Oprah's new season bash at Michigan & Ohio?

Stephanie / September 1, 2009 4:15 PM

Someone in this city actually reads the Red Eye?

Stephanie / September 1, 2009 4:34 PM

Joking aside, the parties that be are trying to keep details under wraps, so I only included details found on the website, disregarding how everyone already knows what it is, with or without the Red Eye.

James / September 2, 2009 10:20 AM

Fair enough.

And, yes, Red Eye still has a free crossword. So it gets paged to from the back.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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