Archive for April 2013

Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto received lots of wedding gifts but NONE like this one!

Upper Deck's one-of-a-kind wedding gift for the Jordans.
The Michael Jordan/Yvette Prieto nuptials are history now with the lovebirds back in their 35,000′ ft. nest in the elegant Bears Club in Jupiter, Florida.  Guests are still talking about the wedding tent,  which, according to my sources, was one of the world’s largest at 40,000′ ft!  It was even bigger than their house!  I... Read more »

Michael Jordan marries super-model Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach followed by BIG reception!

Michael Jordan married Yvette Prieto today at Bethesda-by-the-Sea
We’ve watched these lovebirds cavort all over the world and, today,  basketball legend Michael Jordan, 50,  married Cuban super-model Yvette Prieto, 35,  at the Episcopal church, Bethesda-by-the-Sea (Donald Trump and Melania were also married there) with 500 in attendance.   1500+ are expected to attend the reception at Bears Club, an exclusive golfing community designed... Read more »

Chicago art superstar Hebru Brantley's birthday bash with rapper Q-Tip and 1000 friends

Art star Hebru Brantley toasts the crowd on his birthday
Hebru Brantley, nationally recognized Chicago art superstar, celebrated his birthday in grand style recently with a blow-out bash at Ultra Gallery’s Lacuna Artist Lofts  (2150 S. Canalport) with 1,000 friends and fans.  This birthday celebration and collector’s preview, “Downtown 88,” was hosted by Hennessey Black” and also featured music by legendary rapper Q-Tip.  Hebru was... Read more »
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Chicago Bull Joakim Noah's "Noah's Arc Foundation" focuses on children at fundraiser

Joakim Noah, his mom Cecilia Rodhe, Ryan O'Donnell and Chef Shin Thompson
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah joined more than sixty friends, family and supporters recently at soon-to be opened West Loop eatery Kabocha  (952 W. Lake)to raise awareness for his namesake charitable organization, Noah’s Arc Foundation.  Guests sipped specialty cocktails and snacked on an array of tasty bites from Kabocha’s Chef Shin Thompson while mingling with... Read more »

A No-Holds Barred Memoir by Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors, "The Outsider", Coming May 14!

A No-Holds Barred Memoir by Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors, "The Outsider", Coming May 14!
I’m getting so excited about tennis great Jimmy Connors’ upcoming autobiography, “The Outsider”.  His wife Patti told me he’s looking forward to a book tour that sadly, for now, doesn’t include a stop in Chicago but I will keep working on them! Here’s Jimmy’s description of the book, “”A lot has been written about me,... Read more »

"Bricks and Ivy" Ball Raises $1.2 Million for Chicago Cubs Charities

Kerry and Sarah Wood
More than 840 guests helped raise $1.2 million in a night filled with glamour, baseball and community at the recent Bricks and Ivy Ball to benefit Chicago Cubs Charities. Cubs owners, managers, players, front office associates and fans gathered together at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom to enjoy cocktails, dinner, silent/live auctions and live music by... Read more »
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WVON's Golden Anniversary Features Legends of Radio, Stage and Screen at Chicago Theatre (VIDEO!)

I didn’t grow up listening to WVON but after attending its 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, April 6th, I sure wish I had.  Hearing its rich history and meeting many of the legendary radio stars, I can only imagine how exciting this time must’ve been and still is.  The top personalities of radio and the... Read more »

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Qatar Airways Gala to Celebrate its Inaugural Service to Chicago

Dr. Joaquin Brieva, Jennifer Sutton and Greg Hyder with friends.
The first direct route from Chicago to Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar, opened for business on April 10th.  On April 11th Qatar Airways celebrated with a blow-out party for 580 guests at the Field Museum featuring Grammy and Academy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson as the evening’s entertainment. The event began... Read more »

See what happened at the Chicago Fashion Foundation Scholarship Awards show! (VIDEO!)

See what happened at the Chicago Fashion Foundation Scholarship Awards show!  (VIDEO!)
It was a night filled with fashion and hope as 15 of Chicago’s talented local design students showcased their creations at the 6th annual Chicago Fashion Foundation Awards show recently at the Hard Rock Hotel.  I was honored to be a judge along with Macy’s Andrea Schwartz, handbag designer Diego Rochas, Michigan Avenue Magazine’s JP... Read more »
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Fools I've Met While Blogging

Fools I've Met While Blogging
Are you kidding me?  You’re contacting me years later to ask me to remove your photo from my blog??!!  Dude, you probably don’t even remotely resemble that photo anymore so why worry?  I can’t believe the people who have emailed me over the years asking to have their images removed from my site.  Don’t they... Read more »