In the Willamette Week:
MTV representatives are mum whether its hit show The Real World might plant its 17th season in Portland. But casting directors for the program are scouting the local gene pool of 18- to 24-year-olds for "the true story of seven strangers, picked to live in a house and have their lives taped." An open casting call takes place at City Sports Bar and Restaurant (424 SW 4th Ave.) from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday, April 19. Applicants are asked to bring a recent photo and photo ID.