Posts in category "Celebrity Gossip"

Garth's Got Friends in Low—and High-Flying—Places

Garth's Got Friends in Low—and High-Flying—Places
After a 13-year hiatus from performing,  the country star produced a humdinger of a comeback. The Garth Brooks World Tour opened with seven sold-out nights at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Noting how long he’d be out the game, Brooks during his press conference on September 4, 2014, remembered the venue by its previous name of the Rosemont... Read more »

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: 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 »
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Rihanna at United Center on March 22, 2013

Rihanna at United Center on March 22, 2013
After arriving over four hours late to Barrington High School on Friday afternoon March 22, 2013, Rihanna hit the stage later that evening almost another hour late to her sold-out show at the United Center. Apparently, fans are willing to wait for the pop-star diva. Question is, Is she worth it?

Chi-town Girl Jenny McCarthy Hosts Annual Autism Fundraiser

All photos by Cindy Barrymore
I hit this year’s Rescue Our Angels fundraiser again, where Chi-town girl, former MTV personality Jenny McCarthy hosted the fifth-annual event, which featured a cocktail party and silent auction, at Billy Dec’s Rockit Bar & Grill in River North. Proceeds from the event go toward helping children with autism get  treatment they may not otherwise be... Read more »

Bill and Giuliana's Next Big Adventure

Rancic, shown here with Avner, shared a sentimental moment with attendees, in which she spoke of being “blind-sided” by her diagnosis. Before then, everything was going well. “I had a great husband … a great career.”
Last month, when I hit the Bright Pink Fab Fest, hosted by E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, I was shocked when she reminded me that her breast-cancer diagnosis occurred only nine months ago. It seems like eons because she’s packed in a lot activism in that time. Anyone who’s watched her and husband Bill’s reality-TV... Read more »
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Scooping the Celebrity Scandal: To Wait For the Facts ... or Not

I don’t know anyone who watches Piers Morgan on CNN because he’s a great interviewer, although sometimes he does conduct some good ones. I watch his show when the network announces that an interesting guest will be on, like William Shatner. I actually enjoyed the interview Morgan did that night with Shatner. He was sufficiently... Read more »

Hitting Below the Belt (or the Lack of One)

I'm not sure I like the lead singer of Of Montreal in Daisy Dukes and purple stockings either. Photos by Cindy Barrymore
The headline reads “Green Day Frontman Kicked off the Plane for Saggy Pants.” The New York Times mentioned the incident, as did USA Today, and a slew of other mainstream news organizations that I can only hope printed this story to take a stand against fashion nonsense rather than because they deemed Billie Joe Armstrong’s... Read more »

Zero Truth to the Gossip

Jennifer Hudson performs at the Aragon Ballroom on the eve of President Obama's 50th birthday. 
Photo By Cindy Barrymore
Looks like Comic Con has hit Chicago early this year: As a lifelong skinny girl, I had to chuckle when I read a Huffington Post article today stating that Chi-town Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has (probably with the help of a personal trainer and her Weight Watchers food plan) slimmed down to a size zero.... Read more »
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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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