Tag: Reality TV

Chicagolicious' Reality Star AJ Johnson Hosts Sexy, Stylish New Year's Eve Party

Celebrity hairstylist and socialite AJ Johnson surrounded by friends at his NYE party.
One of my favorite reality shows is Chicago’s very own “Chicagolicious“!   The lovable bunch of characters at AJ’s  Salon in the West Loop has had me laughing, crying and raising my eyebrows ever since its premiere on the Style Network on 6/11/12. And any party hosted by the show’s star has GOT to be a... Read more »

Supermodel/Reality TV Star Joanna Krupa Co-Hosts "AShore Thing" with Michigan Avenue Magazine

J.P. Anderson, Joanna Krupa, Dan Uslan
Michigan Avenue Magazine and the Chicago Yacht Club presented “A Shore Thing” at Navy Pier on July 21st.  The official viewing party for the Race to Mackinac provided guests with a front row seat for the Parade of Boats at this inaugural party hosted at the tip of Navy Pier by president/publisher Dan Uslan and... Read more »

Chicagolicious is a Home Town Hit on the Style Network!

Chicagolicious star/salon owner, AJ Johnson (left), and friends at Sepia.
I was so excited to see the premiere of the Style Network’s newest reality show, “Chicagolicious,” in its glorious debut Monday night! I was even more thrilled to find out that my blog and I played such a big role! The show revolved around darling salon owner AJ Johnson and his cute team trying to... Read more »

Hefner and Playboy Playmates Appear at Glamourcon 2010

Hef with Playmates Crystal Harris, Tiffany Taylor, Dolores Del Monte and Liz Glazowski at Glamourcon 2010 in Long Beach, California. It’s been quite a few years since Hef has appeared at a Glamourcon (November 2005 to be exact when, according to Dan Stiffler, he signed his 50th anniversary issue) so it was no surprise to find out that... Read more »

Ever Wonder What Happened to the "Chicago Housewives" Idea?

“Plastic Royalty’s Leslie Forrester and her dad, Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian. June 18th, 2009….ahhhh I remember it well!  It was the afternoon of our interview with Becky Cattie, Casting Director for Towers Productions, for a possible pilot of a version of  “Real Housewives of Chicago.”  We interviewed at my friendgg, Shauna Montgomery’s, posh apartment on Lake Shore Drive along... Read more »

Bethenny Frankel and Jason do Gibson's!

Real Housewife of NY, Bethenny Frankel, and me at Gibson’s. There I was minding my own business, kind of, having fun with friends at Gibson’s on a rainy Friday when who do I spy?  “Real Housewife of NY”, Bethenny Frankel, was lunching there with her fiance, Jason Hoppy….!  As a Housewife wannabe, I introduced myself and... Read more »


Shelley MacArthur Farley, Shauna Montgomery, Whitney Lasky and me. Thursday afternoon, Shelley MacArthur Farley, Shauna Montgomery, Whitney Lasky and I all gathered at Shauna’s gorgeous N. Lake Shore Drive apartment to meet and audition for Becky Cattie of Towers Productions.  It was a perfectly sunny day and we were all seated in front of a large... Read more »


Guess who called me this morning?!?! You guessed it! The casting director for the local reality show, Real Housewives of Chicago! She said she called me first due to the large number of emails she and her assistants have received about my participation on the show!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!!!!!! The show would... Read more »

Real Housewives of Chicago: Help me become one!

I woke up Thursday morning, May 28th, to the most unusual emails. “You’ve got to do it!”, “You’re our choice.”, “Email them now!”, “You’d be perfect for this!”….blah, blah, blah. Not until I opened up the newspaper did I understand what they were talking about There in Bill Zwecker’s column, in big bold headlines read,... Read more »