Archive for October 2014

Kaci Hickox: Arrogant, selfish and enjoying her 15 minutes of fame

Kaci Hickox: Arrogant, selfish and enjoying her 15 minutes of fame
Kaci Hickox, a nurse no less, riding a bicycle and flaunting the fact that she’s ignoring quarantine orders over Ebola fears.  Hickox, 33, flew home from West Africa last week after spending more than a month caring for victims of the deadly Ebola virus as part of Doctors Without Borders. She was detained at the... Read more »

EXPO CHICAGO 2014: Opening night brings out stars of film, sports and art worlds

EXPO CHICAGO president/director Tony Karman, MCA Chicago's Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, Commissioner Michelle Boone and Northern Trust EVP of Wealth Management "Mac" Maclellan toast at Vernissage.
The third annual EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Modern and Contemporary Art, opened to more than 3,500 people during Vernissage, the opening night event benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago.  Besides some of the city’s top business, civic and cultural leaders in attendance, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall was filled with stars of... Read more »

Brandon Marshall: Chicago Bear and playwright?

Brandon and Michi Marshall take a bow after premiering his 10 minute play, "Love of the Healing Kind."
Yes, you heard it right!  Not only is Brandon Marshall a world class football player for the Chicago Bears, but he is also a remarkable playwright! Marshall was one of three local notables tapped to write a ten minute play for the Victory Gardens Theater‘s annual Chicago Stories Gala.  Victory Gardens Founding Manager Marcelle McVay... Read more »
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Renee Zellweger: Why does Hollywood have to eat its young?

Renee Zellweger:  Why does Hollywood have to eat its young?
I’ve seen the photos.  I don’t get it.  Yes, Renee Zellweger does look different, but certainly not as different or as hideous as the media seems to think.  I looked at her images, past and present.  And yes, it looks like she has had some work done, but in Hollywood, the Land of Perpetual Youth,... Read more »

Behind the scenes at my New York Magazine Playboy photo shoot

My NY Mag image.
We shot the feature in February!  I was sure it was trashed and would never see the light of day.  Six former Playboy Playmates were flown to New York to shoot with world famous photographer Nadav Kander for a New York Magazine shoot.  The article would revisit six Playmates:  Dolores Del Monte, Miss March 1954... Read more »

A Softer Side of Politics: Mayoral Candidate Alderman Bob Fioretti Engaged to Longtime Love Nicki Pecori

A Softer Side of Politics: Mayoral Candidate Alderman Bob Fioretti Engaged to Longtime Love Nicki Pecori
Besides the mayoral race,  2nd ward Alderman Bob Fioretti has something else on his mind, too.  He recently asked his longtime love, Nicki Pecori, for her hand in marriage giving her a beautiful emerald-cut diamond engagement ring to seal the deal at one of their favorite restaurants, Rosebud on Taylor Street.  This happy couple has been... Read more »
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Tennis legend Jimmy Connors opens up about his favorite match, his centerfold wife and what he's doing now (VIDEO!)

Jimmy and Patti McGuire Connors (Love them!)
For the 3rd annual Primo Classico, tennis legend Jimmy Connors was honored as the Man of Vision at Lake Forest Sportscars before a crowd of more than 300.  Hosted by Quintin and Diane Primo, the event benefited the Primo Center for Women & Children that has been offering support and transitional services to the area’s... Read more »

A Toast to Charlie Trotter: Emeril Lagasse will host a chef-filled tribute in Chicago on November 5

A Toast to Charlie Trotter: Emeril Lagasse will host a chef-filled tribute in Chicago on November 5
Charlie Trotter’s Culinary Education Foundation (CTCEF) will host an inaugural benefit, “A Toast to Charlie Trotter” on Wednesday, November 5.  The celebration to honor the late Chef Charlie Trotter, will be hosted by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse with honorary co-chair Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Venue One, 1034 W Randolph Street. Chefs and other culinary figures... Read more »

Advanced Style: Women 50+ celebrated in unique fashion documentary

Advanced Style:  Women 50+ celebrated in unique fashion documentary
I didn’t know what to expect from this documentary, Advanced Style.  I knew I loved fashion, I know I’m over 50, but sometimes these sorts of films can get going in the wrong direction.  Some see aging and fashion as being mutually exclusive.  This film definitely dispels that notion. Based on street style photographer Ari... Read more »
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The worst thing about Jennifer Lawrence's nude photo hacking

The worst thing about Jennifer Lawrence's nude photo hacking
I haven’t thought much about about Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photo hacking until one of her recent comments.  Lawrence’s private photos were hacked along with those of a number of other young female stars from Rihanna to Aubrey Plaza to Ariana Grande and the Olsen twins.  Some have denied that they’re authentic while others have admitted they... Read more »