Archive for June 2009

GIBSON'S CELEBRATES 20TH IN GRAND STYLE!

Last night and tonight Gibson’s Restaurant is taking us back 20 years in time.  With over 3000 reservations for Monday and Tuesday nights, everyone wants to celebrate this wonderful institution’s 20th anniversary!   We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here almost 20 years to the day so it holds very special memories for us.  BFF and... Read more »

GAY PRIDE PARADE BIGGEST EVER!

Gay Pride Parade with the Baton Show Lounge Girls! It was such an honor to ride in the 2009 Gay Pride Parade this year!  I was invited by Jim Flint to ride on the Baton Show Lounge float and it was a thrill of a lifetime.  Jim has participated in every single one of the 40 parades... Read more »

THE KING OF POP HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

  June 1980 Playmate Ola Ray, in “Thriller” with Jackson. Poor Michael Jackson….they say it comes in threes and we’ve had Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahan and now Michael.  It’s been a very sad week.  Michael is one of nine children and was born August 29th, 1958.  Friends say he’s been under incredible stress for such... Read more »
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HAROLD RAMIS CHARMS CHICAGO FANS

Richard Roeper, Howard Tullman and Harold Ramis Chicago‘s own Harold Ramis is, in short, the nicest guy!  OMG!  I wonder how he navigates the Hollywood scene so successfully without a hint of being a barracuda!?  He appeared at a private screening of his latest film, “Year One”, for Brenda Sexton’s Chicago Link Productions last night... Read more »

GAY PRIDE PARADE SUNDAY!!!

  Me with famous Baton Show Lounge star, Chilli Pepper. Grab your favorite guy, girl, both or one of each and head over to Halsted and Belmont for this Sunday’s  annual Gay Pride Parade!  It starts at noon and they are expecting over 500,000 people in Boy’s Town this year!  2009′s slogan, as featured in... Read more »

OUR CHICAGO HOUSEWIVES AUDITION!

Shelley MacArthur Farley, Shauna Montgomery, Whitney Lasky and me. Thursday afternoon, Shelley MacArthur Farley, Shauna Montgomery, Whitney Lasky and I all gathered at Shauna’s gorgeous N. Lake Shore Drive apartment to meet and audition for Becky Cattie of Towers Productions.  It was a perfectly sunny day and we were all seated in front of a large... Read more »
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GEORGE LUCAS HONORED AT FOUR SEASONS

George Lucas was honored Saturday night at the Four Seasons by The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute.  He was presented their Visionary Award for Innovation in Filmmaking by SAIC President Wellington Reiter.  George mingled among his guests with his gorgeous Chicago girlfriend and President of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson... Read more »

THE WIT WOWS CHICAGO!

I had been dying to see the Wit ever since it’s opening and finally got to go Friday night!  And boy, was it packed!  The famous Roof terrace was wall to wall with people and that’s saying something since it’s 7,000 square feet!  But surprisingly, it didn’t seem crowded.  There are so many different areas... Read more »

CATCH ME ON "THE TALK" SUNDAY MORNING!

  Thanks to a great recommend from my friend, Marcus Riley, I taped a segment at NBC Tower this AM for a new show called “The Talk.”  This was the 2nd show and will run on Sunday morning at 7:30 AM with Marion Brooks.  My segment was talking about the housewives reality show coming to... Read more »
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GLAMOURCON RETURNS TO LA AND CHICAGO!

I just got my notice this year for Glamourcon!  When I went last year, it was a blast and I met lots of terrific fans and friends.  This year Glamourcon returned to LA at the Hilton LAX on May 16 & 17th and will also be back there Nov. 14th & 15th.   I will be... Read more »