Posts tagged "American Idol"

'Lt. Dan' Raises Money for Military Veteran and Quadruple Amputee a 'Magic House'

'Lt. Dan' Raises Money for Military Veteran and Quadruple Amputee a 'Magic House'
Just as “Lt. Dan,” his character in the movie Forrest Gump, regained walking ability through what Tom Hanks’ “Gump” called “magic legs,” actor Gary Sinise is attempting to give a real-life veteran Taylor Morris similar independence.  Morris, an explosive ordinance disposal tech, lost all four limbs when he accidentally stepped onto an improvised explosive device... Read more »

A Hudson Holiday: Jennifer Hudson Fetes Michigan Avenue Magazine at HOB

All photos shot by Cindy Barrymore
Chicago native Jennifer Hudson celebrated the holidays by feting Michigan Avenue Magazine at the House of Blues on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, marking the second time former American Idol contestant has appeared as the publication’s cover girl. The invitation-only event, dubbed “A Hudson Holiday,” required that all attendees bring a new unwrapped book or toy for... 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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