Tag: Jesse Jackson

Playmates, friends and family pay loving tribute to Hugh Hefner in LA and Chicago

Touching invite image for Hef's Celebration of Life tributes in LA and Chicago.
“In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.” This is Hugh Marston Hefner‘s quote that appeared on the covers of the two invitations to his Celebration of Life tributes, one held at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills in California on Sunday, November 12, and the second in Chicago at the... Read more »

How I Got an Interview with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! Pinch Me!

How I Got an Interview with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin!  Pinch Me!
Could I or couldn’t I, would she or wouldn’t she?  These were the questions running through my mind throughout the Queen of Soul’s breathtaking performance for the  N’Digo Foundation Gala  last night at Arie Crown Theater.  I was dying for an interview with Aretha Franklin.  Who in the world wouldn’t be? I knew it was... Read more »

Larry King Loves Chicago!

With Cardinal's manager, Tony LaRussa.
I’ve always admired legendary talk show host, Larry King, but never more so than when I was able to ride along in his limo on the way to Wrigley Field where he threw out the first pitch at the Cubs/Cardinals game this week.   Larry was in town being feted by gorgeous author/socialite, Sugar Rautbord, on... Read more »


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 »