Posts in category "Entertainment"

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 »

Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night will include Colin Farrell, Liv Ullmann and Kathleen Turner

Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night will include Colin Farrell, Liv Ullmann and Kathleen Turner
The 50th Chicago International Film Festival will begin with a star-studded Opening Night on Oct. 9 when “Miss Julie” Director Liv Ullmann, “Miss Julie” star Colin Farrell, Festival Jury Member Kathleen Turner, Festival Founder and Artistic Director Michael Kutza and “The Fugitive” Director Andrew Davis walk the red carpet!    We are starstruck! The opening film,... Read more »

Glamourcon 57: Playboy Playmates, pin-ups and a visit with Hef

With Monique St. Pierre (PMOY 1976), Hef, Patti McGuire Connors (PMOY 1977).
Glamourcon is described as a “celebration and marketplace of the glamour arts.”  It features dozens of Playboy Playmates from 6 decades as well as many other past and present glamour and pin-up models.  As Playboy’s December 1979 centerfold, I’ve attended quite a few of these get-togethers which, for me, is not only a chance to... Read more »
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Go behind the scenes at Macy's Glamorama 2014 with Jason Derulo and Before You Exit (Video and Lotsa Pics!)

Before You Exit with Jason Derulo
For this year’s Glamorama presented by Macy’s, a sell-out crowd of nearly 1,500 enjoyed an hour long show at the Harris Theater that featured fall fashions from Calvin Klein, Ryan Seacrest Distinction (is there anything this guy isn’t involved in?), I.N.C., Tommy Hilfiger and more!  For the 5th year, this high profile event benefited Ronald... Read more »

Rocker Billy Corgan has a soft spot for PAWS Chicago

Rocker Billy Corgan has a soft spot for PAWS Chicago
Gotta love pet-loving rocker Billy Corgan!  He’s taking a break from recording two new Smashing Pumpkins albums, due in 2015, to perform for the first time at Ravinia on Aug. 30 in his hometown of Highland Park, and people who support his pet project PAWS Chicago can win FREE pavilion tickets to this rare acoustic... Read more »

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)
“Is that necklace real?  Because if it is, let’s get out of here!”  This was Morgan Freeman’s first comment to me at the annual Gene Siskel Film Center Gala at the Ritz-Carlton recently.  He was a sheer delight, not only to me, but to all of the reporters on the Red Carpet.  Sadly, this isn’t... Read more »
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Comedian Seth Meyers and dancing on Soldier Field will be highlights of Wish Ball 2014

Comedian Seth Meyers and dancing on Soldier Field will be highlights of Wish Ball 2014
Comedian Seth Meyers will be the headliner for Make-a-Wish Illinois’ annual fundraiser, the Wish Ball, on Saturday, May 3, at Soldier Field.  Emmy award winning Meyers is best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live” as well “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that can be seen on NBC weeknights.  This high profile fundraiser will... Read more »

The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer hold his Artistic Achievement Award
The Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago announced the winners for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards before a crowd of more than 300 industry guests on April 10.  The Radisson Blu Aqua’s grand ballroom was decorated with the iconic Film Fest logos and two giant screens showed clips from the winning entries... Read more »

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors is Primo Center's 2014 Man of Vision

Hosts Quintin and Diane Primo.
On Sunday, September 21, the Primo Center for Women and Children will hold its third annual signature fundraiser hosted by Diane and Quintin Primo.  Primo Classico d’Europa will honor tennis legend Jimmy Connors with the 2014 Man of Vision Award.  He will be in attendance with beautiful wife Patti for this event that will be... Read more »
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Grammy winner Keith Urban snagged for American Cancer Society Discovery Ball

Grammy winner Keith Urban snagged for American Cancer Society Discovery Ball
Count me in on Saturday, April 26, when Grammy Award winner Keith Urban will be the featured entertainment at the American Cancer Society’s 8th annual Discovery Ball at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.  Walgreen’s president and CEO, Greg Wasson, and his wife Kim will co-chair this year’s event.  I always look forward to this black-tie... Read more »