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CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Actress Chloe Grace Appears at Sprinkles Cupcakes

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Actress Chloe Grace Appears at Sprinkles Cupcakes
A line of fans clamoring to see Chloe Grace Moretz at Sprinkles Cupcakes wrapped around the corner yesterday. Fans began arriving as early as 9 a.m. in anticipation of Moretz’s 4:30 p.m. appearance. The actress appeared alongside best-selling author Gayle Forman whose book “If I Stay” was made into a film, in which Moretz stars. The pair... Read more »

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: William H. Macy Kicks Off Chicago Ideas Week Early

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: William H. Macy Kicks Off Chicago Ideas Week Early
A week ago Saturday, the Chicago Ideas hosted a “Conversation with William H. Macy,” in which the television and film actor was interviewed by Chicago Tribune entertainment reporter Mark Caro. The event is part of the organization’s move to year-round programming, which had previously culminated into a full week of activities in October called Chicago... Read more »

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Jim Belushi at the Habitat for Humanity’s “Raise Your Hand Chicagoland”

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Jim Belushi at the Habitat for Humanity’s “Raise Your Hand Chicagoland”
From May 29 through June 1, Habitat for Humanity hosted its “Raise Your Hand Chicagoland” building blitz in the heart of downtown Chicago, at Pioneer Court Plaza. Volunteers came together with partner families to complete the initial construction of 13 homes. Immediately following the event, these new homes were taken into communities across the region,... Read more »
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Thank You, Holly Robinson Peete!

Thank You, Holly Robinson Peete!
I’ve worked the red carpet as a journalist since the 1990s and being the fashion maven (I think I am) when the opportunity presents itself I ask the celebrities what they are wearing, particularly the ladies. That is so that I can either steal the look or simply share with readers who may themselves be... Read more »

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Dr. Ian Smith of Celebrity Fit Club Meets Chicago Public Schools

On the evening of April 29, 2014, the Chicago-based Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) hosted a reception at Presence Health in Chicago with Shellie Pfohl, executive director of President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and Dr. Ian Smith of Celebrity Fit Club and 50 Million Pound Challenge fame. Dr. Smith is also a member of the President’s Fitness Council. The fitness duo... Read more »

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Taking a Break from "Stargazing in Chicago" to Stargaze at the White House

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Taking a Break from "Stargazing in Chicago" to Stargaze at the White House
To be fair our President has a home in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, Ill. President Barack Obama and First Michelle Obama hosted the 136th Annual Easter Egg Roll. Like Tareq and Michaele Salahi, I won’t be invited to the Lincoln Bedroom. But then I won’t be deemed a White House “party crasher” either.
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CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Audrina Patridge Shows Off Alligator Cooking Skills

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Audrina Patridge Shows Off Alligator Cooking Skills
Last night Audrina Partridge filmed her LX.TV show “1st Look,” which airs on NBC after “Saturday Night Live,” at Frontier Chicago.  The former realty TV star of “The Hills“  filmed a segment, in which she helped the restaurant’s Executive Chef Brian Jupiter stuff and carve the alligators, which were smoked and stuffed with smoked chickens.  Word has it she’s been hitting... Read more »

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Iron Mike Tyson Returns to Tell His 'Undisputed Truth'

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: Iron Mike Tyson Returns to Tell His 'Undisputed Truth'
Legendary heavyweight champion, boxer “Iron” Mike Tyson performs his one-man show, “Undisputed Truth,” on Saturday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. Read a review of the show that I wrote when he brought the show to the Cadillac Theater last February. The former boxer also hosted at media conference at Municipal Bar + Dining... Read more »

Damon Williams' 15th Annual New Year's Eve Comedy Bash and After Party at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana

Damon Williams' 15th Annual New Year's Eve Comedy Bash and After Party at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana
Instead of staying in this year, I decided to work and bring the New Year in with a laugh. What a treat: I got to chuckle, howl and guffaw at two comedians. in particular, whom I’d never heard of, Sean Larkins and Gary “G Thang” Johnson. This was in between shooting the entire show and... Read more »
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Stargazing in Chicago

Stargazing in Chicago
I have contributed to over six-dozen national and international publications as a writer and photographer, covering world leaders, famous actors, athletes and rock stars, alike. Enclosed you’ll find one-of photos of my weekly entertainment escapades. Gosh, I love my work! Check back often as I add more images to my gallery.
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    I am internationally published, award-winning journalist who has worked in just about every facet of media from TV and film to magazines, promotional materials, newspapers, and books. I currently work as a media consultant, which (in addition to coaching executives in Corporate America) also includes writing and shooting photography for PR and journalistic publication. I have covered entertainment, specifically, since the 1990s, as well as performed as an actor and singer in TV commercials and industrial film, and studied arts, fashion and pop-culture history. My writing has published in such publications as the Chicago Tribune, Us Weekly, Reader’s Digest, Vibe and Circus magazines. My photography has appeared in People, the Daily Beast, OK!, Self, Life and Style, Glamour, and on E!, Wendy Williams Show, and Oxygen, to name a few. I've interviewed celebrities as diverse as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Kiss, STP, Dio, Kanye West, and Presidents Clinton and Obama. In between blogging for Chicago Now, I also founded my own successful entertainment blog ChicaHollywood.com and have also blogged for VH1. As a kid I once danced on the shows Soul Train and Hangin' with MTV. I have three graduate degrees in communications and continue to further my academic education. (Hopefully, I will finish my PhD this decade!) With this blog, I look forward to making you think and to ask questions. But most importantly I aspire to make you smile. Because hopefully as I do with myself, I do not take those wacky celebrities that seriously.... Kim Kardashian for President! Lindsay Lohan for V.P.

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