Posts tagged "LeeAnn Trotter"

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 »

Fleurotica Fashion Show Gala: You've Read About it and Heard About it, Now SEE it on Watch312.com!

Fleurotica Fashion Show Gala:  You've Read About it and Heard About it, Now SEE it on Watch312.com!
You’ve read all about it and heard about it, now see it on Watch312.com!   Hope you’re having a happy holiday weekend!  (Seen in photo from L to R, Event Chair Richard Wester, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance President Eunita Rushing and emcee NBC 5′s LeeAnn Trotter.  Photo by Caitlin Saville Collins).  

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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It's All About Chicago Connections as Dennis Farina Leads an All-Star Cast to Open the 47th Chicago International Film Festival!

Cast of "The Last Rites of Joe May" (L to R), Jamie Anne Allman, Dennis Farina, Ian Barford, Gary Cole and writer/director Joe Maggio.
It was a family reunion of sorts for many Chicago actors as they gathered on the Red Carpet for the Opening Night of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival at the Harris Theatre.   Writer/director, Joe Maggio, debuted his latest film (shot on Chicago’s West side),  “The Last Rites of Joe May,”  starring local actor and... Read more »

Golden Globes Fashion: My NBC Video Plus the Gag Me Award and the Stop It! Award Goes to.......

“Glee” star Amber Riley sparkled on the Red Carpet in her Oliver Tolentino gown. We know everyone and their grandmother has an opinion on the Golden Globes fashions but I have some personal awards I’d like to bestow of my own.  First up, is the Gag Me Award which goes to Angelina Jolie.  The candid... Read more »

Chef Art Smith Racks up Another Fitness First!

Chef Art Smith loses 90 pounds, finishes the Chicago Marathon in 4 hours and 32 minutes and celebrates with friends at Hub 51 afterwards! Chef Art Smith has added another notch in his road-to-fitness belt by finishing the Chicago Marathon in the top third of a record field of over 38,000 at 4 hours, 32... Read more »
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Modern Vintage Chicago--Everything Old is New Again!

The Double Stitch Twins–Erika and Monika Simmons. (Pic by Steve Starr) The Modern Vintage Chicago Show is not just about your mother’s old handbags!!  This show was incredible with tons of enticing goodies to buy!  Over 60 vintage dealers from across the country and 15 emerging new designers showcased a variety of unique items that... 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 »

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 »
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