Posts tagged "Dori Wilson"

Academy Award winner Kevin Kline honored at Chicago International Film Festival bash

Chicago International Film Fest founder Michael Kutza presents Kevin Kline with a Career Achievement Award at the 50th anniversary of the Festival's Summer Gala.
Academy Award-winning star of stage and screen, Kevin Kline, was called a “national treasure” by both Robert Downey, Jr., and Siguorney Weaver at the 50th anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival‘s Summer Gala where he was honored with a Career Achievement Award.  Kline, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “A Fish Called... Read more »

The Gang's All Here: Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Celebrates 25

Former Mayor Rich Daley, Terry Newman, Jerry Reinsdorf, Gibson's owner Steve Lombardo, Gibson's managing partner John Colletti, Mayor Emanuel, Bob Judelson, Patrick Donnelly, and the former Mayor Daley's son Patrick.
Beloved Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse celebrated its Silver Anniversary in delicious style and the gang was ALL there!   The heavy hitters’ table included both our Mayors,  Rahm and Richie!  It was a wild night and the Gibsons’ Silver Oak Reserve Cabernet was flowing!  Partner John Colletti was sharing glasses with longtime customers all around the... Read more »

View from a Float: My Pride Parade Experiences Through the Years

View from a Float: My Pride Parade Experiences Through the Years
This year marked the 4th time I’ve had the honor of riding on a float in the Pride Parade.  It is still one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences and one that always makes me proud.  For my first two Pride rides, I had the joy of being on the Baton Show Lounge float... Read more »
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Stella Foster's BIG Retirement Party Leaves Fans With Hope (PICS!)

Stella Foster always signed off on her column with “yeah, I said it” and at her BIG retirement party August 28th, she did indeed say it to NBC president and general manager, Larry Wert, when he asked her point blank if she was really retiring.  Her hesitation and half-hearted “yeah” gave everyone in the room... Read more »

TCW Magazine Names "100 Women Making a Difference"

TCW Magazine launched this feature, “100 Women Making a Difference,” in 1988.  It ran for 14 years; the last ran in 2001.  Publisher Sherren Leigh says the feature was stopped because of the difficult selection process but decided to bring it back this month because A) it’s popular, B) it showcases the achievements of Chicago... 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 »
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Ebony Fashion Fair Party at Macy's Honors Eunice W. Johnson

No, this isn’t real but what a fun party photo op for guests at the Ebony/Macy’s tribute to Eunice Johnson! Combine the forces of Ebony Magazine with Macy’s and you know you’re in for a heck of a party.  Throw beautiful Johnson Publishing dynamo, Linda Johnson Rice, into the mix and it is a PARRRTEEE! ... Read more »

Alan Cumming Celebrates OUTrageous Award Win at RL!

With Chicago Film Festival founder Michael Kutza and Alan Cumming, who just received the OUTrageous Award this night. We were celebrating my girlfriend, Jan Flanagan’s, birthday last night at RL when who should be seated at the next table, but one of my all-time favorite actors, Alan Cumming! He was with Film Festival honcho, Michael... Read more »

Starrlight Studios Presents Seductresses of Old Hollywood

Author Steve Starr and Elena Samokhina at his book launch party at Rumba. (Pic by Mila Samokhina) Steve Starr’s book party this week at Rumba celebrated beloved Hollywood Latin legends with the launch of his latest book, “Steve Starr Studios Presents Starrlight: Glamorous Latin Movie Stars of Early Hollywood.”  These cinematic stars included Rita Hayworth,... Read more »
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Bill Zwecker, Mr. Hollywood, is Honored by AIBI

Tom Gorman, honoree Bill Zwecker and Stanley Paul. Everyone knows and loves Bill Zwecker so he was the perfect choice to be honored this year by the AIBI benefitting the Stanley Paul-Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Fund.  The SRO crowd packed the Casino to see and hear Bill toasted/roasted by his dear friends John Barron, Christie Hefner,... Read more »