Posts tagged "Brenda Sexton"

Windy City West's 25th Anniversary Party: Celebrities Celebrate Chicago and Honor Tom Ricketts

Michael Mann, Richard Kind, Dennis Farina and Jeff Garlin
M Street Kitchen and Stella Rossa Pizza Bar in Santa Monica were the places to be for the 25th anniversary of Windy City West!   This popular culinary event attracted more than 500 talented Chicagoans from film, television and music for a celebration of food, fun and friendship.  This party began as a way to... Read more »

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!

Two Thumbs up for Chaz and Roger Ebert's Red Carpet Party!
I felt like I was at an exotic film festival with Chaz and Roger Ebert when they celebrated their new show, “Ebert Presents at the Movies“ recently with a grand, by-invite-only party at the Peninsula.   The Red Carpet Girls greeted you at the top of the stairs and then you descended into the magic of movies.  There... Read more »

Sundance Film Festival 2010

Founder Robert Redford makes the opening remarks at Sundance. (Pic by Peter Kramer) Park City, Utah, this year was filled with Chicagoans who had come to party and attend the 20th Sundance Film Festival. Kristina McGrath and her twin sister, Korinna Isselhardt, hosted a girls’ winter getaway for 10 women that included Heather Farley, Toni... Read more »
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Elysian hosts NBC Premiere of "The Heart of Hollywood: The Chicago Link"

Bill Zwecker, Chris O’Donnell and Brenda Sexton at the LA Chicago Link taping. I am always so thrilled to be attending ANY parties at the Elysian but this one proved to be quite special.  It was the Chicago premiere of the NBC special, “The Heart of Hollywood: The Chicago Link” presented by Chicago Link Productions... Read more »

A Night with Virginia and Elaine Madsen and the EBERTS!

The documentary gets a thumbs-up from Roger Ebert! Tonight was a memory making night on many levels.  I was honored to be on the host committee, thanks to Brenda Sexton of Chicago Link Productions, for a party celebrating Virginia and Elaine Madsen (her gorgeous mom) and their new movie, “I Know a Woman Like That.” ... Read more »

A Sneak Peek Inside the Elysian!

Linda Johnson Rice, Neal Zucker and Chaz Ebert watching a Wagyu beef demo at the Elysian. This ultimate luxury hotel broke ground in 2004 and its opening has been on LOTS of people’s radar for a long time!  Well, I got a chance to preview it this week and I will tell you it has... Read more »
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"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Helps Urban Prep

“Potter People” at film premier. “Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince” is a must-see!  I went to a premier on Wednesday that also benefitted the Urban Prep Academy.  If you’re not familiar with Urban Prep, you should be.  Their mission is a noble one.  They provide urban youth, mostly young African-American boys, with a learning environment with... Read more »

CHRISTIE HEFNER'S BOOK PARTY

Christie Hefner with author Barbara Bonfigli. Christie Hefner hosted a book signing party at her fabulous apartment high atop Lake Shore Drive for her friend Barbara Bonfigli.  Barbara is quite an accomplished lady who besides writing “Cafe Tempest” (her first book), she is also a lyricist and theatrical producer.  According to her bio, “she wore... Read more »

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 »
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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 »