Posts tagged "Richard Roeper"

Cooper Hefner shares his vision for Playboy at Chicago International Television Awards

Cooper Hefner shares his vision for Playboy at Chicago International Television Awards
The lanky, over 6-footer is the spitting image of his dad Hugh Hefner. I was taken aback when I first saw him as the resemblance is so startling. And at age 25, the same age his dad was when he founded Playboy, he has Hefner’s sensibilities and, as of 6 months ago, the title of... Read more »

Scarlett Johansson reveals her favorite film role, what she loves about Chicago and working with Woody Allen

Interviewing ScarJo...omg. (Photo by Mila Samokhina)
I’ve been very fortunate to interview quite a few impressive celebs in the course of my career, people like Al Pacino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Kathleen Turner, Christopher Walken, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Arkin, Woody Allen, Morgan Freeman, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, Aretha, Colin Farrel, Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Downey, Jr., and so many more.... Read more »

Scarlett Johansson to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award

Scarlett Johansson to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will celebrate one of Hollywood’s most talented young actresses when it honors Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson, Thursday, June 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson St.). “Celebrate Scarlett” will pay tribute... Read more »
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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 »