Posts tagged "Larry Wert"

Chicago Sports Museum Opening Packs in Sports Stars and Celebs (Fab Photos!)

Holy Cow!  Grant DePorter and Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group threw a party and EVERYBODY came!  The grand opening of the Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch also coincided with Harry’s 100th birthday celebration.  This star-studded VIP Grand Opening on April 1st included iconic sports figures, actors and musicians who all enjoyed the... Read more »

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 »

NBC's Private Launch Party for "The Steve Harvey Show" Premiering September 4th!

Marjorie and Steve Harvey
NBC Universal, in a stroke of sheer genius, has nabbed popular entertainer Steve Harvey for his own show, “The Steve Harvey Show,” premiering on September 4th.   The Launch Party at the Hard Rock Café on August 22nd was by-invite-only and featured a live performance by Jeffrey Osbourne, who charmed the crowd with  his chart-topping solo... Read more »
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Sun-Times' Stella Foster Brings out Record Crowd for her Dante Award Honor

Nina Mariano with Stella Foster
Chicago Sun Times columnist Stella Foster was honored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans with the coveted Dante Award at Galleria Marchetti on May 17th.  There were so many in attendance that the valet parkers had to close up shop for lack of space!  Every year, the Human Relations Committee presents the Dante... Read more »

2012 Chicago Auto Show Highlights: Cool Cars and Glamorous Guests

I love the Chicago Auto Show!  Chuck and I used to go every year when he owned his advertising agency so it was with great excitement that I looked forward to returning this year.  It did NOT disappoint!  The Chicago Auto Show began with its 21st “First Look for Charity” ten days ago and ends... Read more »

Sun-Times' Stella Foster Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Sun-Times' Stella Foster Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
It was a night filled with love for Stella Foster as she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Journalist’s Association.  Other honorees included CBS’s Foreign Correspondent, Lara Logan, who was presented with the Daniel Pearl Award.  The Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich was named the Chicago Journalist of the Year  and Mary... Read more »
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Mayor Daley's VIP Lovefest at Paris Club

Mayor Daley's VIP Lovefest at Paris Club
  A who’s who of 300 Chicagoans gathered together on Thursday, April 14rh, at the very first celebration in honor of Chicago’s longest-serving Mayor, Richard M. Daley, at RJ and Jerrod Melman’s new French restaurant, Paris Club.  The “I Love Mayor Daley” event, hosted by Walter E. Smithe brothers Tim, Mark and Walter–in conjunction with... Read more »

Robert Redford Charms Chicago at "The Conspirator" Premiere Party (PICS!)

Robert Redford Charms Chicago at "The Conspirator" Premiere Party (PICS!)
  Okay, the buzz around town in the lead-up to this film premiere was palpable!  The American Film Company and the Chicago Cubs along with Michigan Avenue Magazine planned a party and EVERYONE wanted to come!  The screening at the AMC River East was packed with bold-faced names like Stella Foster, Linda Johnson Rice, Neal Zucker, Chaz... Read more »

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....

What Arianna Huffington Told Me....
Luncheon host Sugar Rautbord and Arianna Huffington. And a hundred other people who attended the by-invite-only luncheon at the Casino this week.  Organized by my friend who plans only the BEST events in town, Sugar Rautbord, this event was one of the most inspiring in recent memory.  A lot of people were surprised Arianna even showed up... Read more »
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"Women With Heart" Honored at Kickoff for Hearts-a-Bluhm Campaign

Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias with “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign co-creators Julee White and Kathleen Henson. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab recently hosted a private VIP party to kick-off the launch of the much-anticipated “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign, sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, which will raise awareness for heart health.  A public display of oversized acrylic... Read more »