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J-Dub Jumps from Velocity to V-Tribune

June 4th, 2009 by admin · 12 Comments

Those of you familiar with the city’s celebrity party circuit may know Joey Wagner, who’s built a small empire of a business marketing, promoting and selling events. Wagner’s J-Dub Entertainment is the force behind dozens of events, including, for example, the annual Bowl for the Roses charity event at Derby time.

He says J-Dub is an “umbrella” for a myriad of business interests that he’s involved in, and it’s easy to admire Wagner’s energy. He’s an owner of Prime Lounge, where many of his events are held. And he seems to know a lot of big-name local celebrities, especially athletes including jockey Robby Albarado and ex-U of L QB Chris Redman.

So we noticed when Wagner started blogging last week at the Voice-Tribune website. He’s producing the paper’s “Best Dressed” party, which will have its Fourth Annual bash August 29 and has compiled an impressive list of sponsors.

Wagner’s entries on a Courier-Journal/Velocity site stopped in mid-April. So did mentions of his parties in Velocity and in the C-J Buzz column. Hmm.

Wagner says the Voice-Tribune is a new client and that he just decided to stop the Velocity relationship.

Tags: Celebrity · Velocity

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RICHB // Jun 4, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I just hope the Louisville socialite scene will
    not hit any problems. We need our own Paris and Lindsey’s to promote more 4th st nonsense. I need to know which paper to read about one of the
    Southern Belles throwing up in one the happening
    hot spots.

  • 2 Maureen // Jun 4, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Please!!! Before Derby he only updated that blog like every three months at velocity!!! Besides, they’re metromix now or something.

  • 3 shortygonnabeathug // Jun 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    J-Dub has always been an enormous phony.

    He’s a double-talking, back-stabbing wannabe hustler who stepped into an enormous live entertainment vacuum left a few years ago and has managed to fester ever since. He’ll shmooze you out one side of his mouth and cuss you out the other.

    It’s a good thing for Velocity’s credibility that they managed to scrape this guy off their image.

  • 4 yournamehere // Jun 5, 2009 at 1:12 am

    It’s a good thing he promotes better than he writes.

  • 5 J-Crud // Jun 7, 2009 at 2:55 am

    J-Dub is hopping on the Voice cause he’s got the owner of the voice’s unit sucking it like a lolipop , in hopes he can get some change to fall out of his pockets…..You think anyone gives a hoot that a “Phony ” awipe” like him sets any standard. He and all those “Party Promoters” as they call themselves, think they are socialites with their nose stuck so far up somebody elses ass is ridiculious.
    “shorty” summed it up pretty good! HE rode some some coat tails in & is just a two-bit hustler who think he’s hot stuff.Actually J-dub has been a failure at most everything he’s touched, he’s had NO longevity anywhere?….& the Voice will let about anyone with a keyboard write a piece.Can anyone say Smoke & Mirrors?

  • 6 AwsomeAmelia // Jun 7, 2009 at 3:17 am

    I used to think the Voice was a pretty good local social rag, I guess they are going to turn it into garbage like letting a Putz like Wagner trash it up with all that Phony stuff…..J.B. should have better sense then to let the Voice endorse that idiot.

  • 7 betsy // Jun 7, 2009 at 3:19 am

    No Doubt. It cheapens the profile of the entire publication.

  • 8 Patty@thePartys // Jun 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I just read the post & the comments. One thing that’s correct is that about everything J-Dub has been associated with is a wannabe crowd that borders on such a fickle bunch of characters, I can’t figure who wants to be around them anyway?
    As for Wagner himself, he’s a scumsucking Pig!

  • 9 iawhms // Jun 9, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Angie Fenton and J-Dub WOW, The Voice has really staffed some class individuals. J-Dub jumped ship because Fenton is now at The Voice, and she thinks he is all that. That is all Fenton wrote about in the CJ Buzz section……Joey Wagener blah, blah, blah ,blah,blah. The Voice has really done well hiring Fenton, hell, all she writes about is herself……where she is going and what she is wearing…. really impressive stuff. Can hardly wait for next weeks column!! Heard she was at PRP High School’s graduation commencement ceremonies last week with married boyfriend David Johnson, principal at PRP. She was supposedly in the front row…. maybe she was covering the southend high school event for the paper. Johnson’s son was graduating that day…the child has nothing to do with his father or with his girlfriend Fenton…….Hmmm. Class sure tells and TRASH sure smells. Great job Voice Tribune!! Your publication is starting to stink!!!!!!

  • 10 Patty@thePartys // Jun 9, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    You know what?….Fenton I think is actually an interesting writer and I think the Buzz column has suffered since she left the CJ. I don’t think that translates to readers going to the Voice to find her, and guaranteed NO ONE but maybe his mamma reads J-Duds B.S. My guess is Fenton wasn’t getting paid Crap at the CJ eventhough she was high profile. I don’t know why she’d align herself with a looser like J-Dub….what a slimeball he is.

  • 11 iawhms // Jun 11, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    The CJ got rid of Fenton…….she didn’t leave on her own. She was talking about how wonderful her BUZZING about town job was days before she resigned. I happened to be on a PRP high school spring break function in Florida….Fenton was there shacking up for the week with our children’s principal…David Johnson. That looks really great for the both of them. He is still married and shacking up on the beach with Fenton. They attended baseball games together arm in arm. The CJ made it’s move and disciplined her. She was making them look like TRASH. Kudos to the CJ!! The JCPS should have disciplined Johnson months and months ago. The Voice should check the background of some of their new hires. They could not print in their publication some of the things that have gone on in the Southend with their newbie writer Fenton.

  • 12 Anon // Jul 19, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Wagner “hires” naive college kids from UofL, gives them tons of free alcohol, ruins their academic careers, makes them big money promises, doesn’t pay them, provide legit employment agreements or take out taxes. The IRS ought to look into this small-time scum who only graduated from Morehead because they have to take everyone.

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