Posts tagged "Richard Roeper"

Windy City LIVE boss says goodbye in touching private tribute show

Windy City Live's Val Warner and Cindy Patrasso flank Marlaine Selip during her last show.
It was a day filled with laughter and tears on the set of Windy City LIVE on Thursday, April 2, when Marlaine Selip, 67,  said goodbye after four years as executive producer.  She was off to New York to spend more time with her family after 893 shows and a lifetime in the business!  The... Read more »

Michael Keaton's gum chewing, Travolta's pawing and Gaga's rubber gloves: My top 20 Oscar observations

Michael Keaton's gum chewing, Travolta's pawing and Gaga's rubber gloves:  My top 20 Oscar observations
I loved watching the 87th Academy Awards, hell, I love watching any awards show–Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is one of my favorites, too.  I also love critiquing awards shows–mind you, I’m no expert, but who is?  We all have opinions so, here’s MY top 20 Oscar observations: 1)  I thought Neil Patrick Harris did... Read more »

Aces UP Poker Tourney benefits Urban Prep Academies

Urban Prep Academies founder/CEO Tim King.
Aces UP! 2014, Urban Prep’s Eighth Annual Charity Poker Tournament was held at The Chicago Sports Museum with hundreds of players and spectators coming out to enjoy fast-paced poker and support Urban Prep Academies!  The fun-filled event raised $100,000 for the schools in the process!!!  It was a special night for Aces UP! as volunteers... Read more »
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Like a Supermodel's Vagina: The Lows & Highs of the Golden Globes

Like a Supermodel's Vagina:  The Lows & Highs of the Golden Globes
I love watching the Golden Globes because it’s sort of like waiting for a train wreck to happen and this year’s spectacle did not disappoint.  This is one of my favorite shows because the guests get to drink so it’s nice to know we’re all in the same place as I watched it from my... Read more »

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!

TCW Magazine Reveals 70 Chicago Personal Brands--Find Out Who Made the Cut!
TCW Magazine has THE list!  In this month’s issue, they name 70 Chicago Personal Brands.  Here’s what they had to say:  “They’re known by name.  Many of them are known simply by first or last name.  These women and men are true personal brands:  individuals who are recognized and have built their brand far beyond... Read more »

RPM Italian Restaurant's Opening Night With Giuliana and Bill Rancic and the Melman's!

The proud partners of RPM Italian, Bill Rancic, RJ Melman, Molly Melman, Jerrod Melman and Giuliana Rancic.....
RPM Italian Restaurant, 52 W. Illinois, was THE place to be for the opening night party on Saturday, February 18th.  More than 500 friends, celebs and VIP’s crowded into this new  River North hotspot to congratulate the partners who included celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, acclaimed Chef Doug Psaltis and restaurateurs RJ, Jerrod and... Read more »
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Chicago Gateway Green's 20th Green Tie Ball Highlights

The 20th Green Tie Ball returned to the Emerald City (at A. Finkl & Sons) with over 2000 supporters happily skipping along the yellow brick road to benefit Chicago Gateway Green’s expressway, gateway and neighborhood beautification programs.  Over sixty restaurants participated along with lots of recognizable faces in the crowd.  Windy City Live’s Valerie Warner... Read more »

Photo Highlights from Urban Prep's Harry Potter Premiere with Neville Longbottom

It was a night filled with magic and surrealism when the movie came to life with the appearance of the film’s star, Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in all 8 of the Harry Potter films.  450 fans turned out for this benefit for Urban Prep Academies.  Check out the whole story at www.CandidCandace.com on... Read more »

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere Benefits Urban Prep with Surprise Guest Matthew Lewis

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Premiere Benefits Urban Prep with Surprise Guest Matthew Lewis
It was exciting enough just to be going to the premiere of the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, at the IMAX Navy Pier theatre benefitting Urban Prep Academies.  But the evening took on a surreal feeling when I found out the surprise guest for the evening would be... Read more »
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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 »