Category: Entertainment

Playboy cancels its Playmate of the Month feature! Say what?

Playboy cancels its Playmate of the Month feature! Say what?
In more strategic moves for the Playboy brand, the online magazine will no longer offer its popular Playmate of the Month feature which has run in the magazine since 1953. Instead, the Playmates will now be spotlighted for an entire season, thus changing the format from 12 Playmates a year to just four. (Makes me... Read more »

What some of our favorite restaurants are doing for New Year's Eve!

What some of our favorite restaurants are doing for New Year's Eve!
We definitely know for sure that this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations won’t feel like anything we’ve ever experienced. No more jammed ballrooms around town with ladies dressed in sparkly gowns and men in tuxes BUT we do have some nice options that will still help us ring in 2021, and it damn well better... Read more »

Chicago Star Media's inaugural Streeterville Week set to lift spirits and support local businesses

Chicago Star Media's inaugural Streeterville Week set to lift spirits and support local businesses
Inaugural Streeterville Week, a community-focused event hosted by Chicago Star Media, is set to lift spirits and support local businesses starting with a kick-off event on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Ogden Plaza (300 E. North Water) from 12:30 to 2 pm. The event will run from November 13-22. In a huge community effort to support Streeterville and... Read more »
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A scary-cool Halloween pop-up, A Week of Treats, benefits programs for inner-city kids

A Week of Treats is a scary, adorable, fun-filled Halloween pop-up that’s fun for all ages! Now through Sunday, October 31, Recess Chicago is hosting an outdoor-type Halloween festival that includes a Cakes of Terror Competition (vote for the winner!); (healthy) trick and treats from a variety of local vendors; a fortune teller; activity areas... Read more »

Lights, camera, action! Apparel Industry Board presents Rev UP Chicago!

Lights, camera, ACTION! I just can’t wait to host the Apparel Industry Foundation‘s Rev UP Chicago 2020 virtual fashion show/fundraiser tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-7 pm! See amazing fashion segments, filmed by Francis Son at Perillo Bentley Gold Coast, from some of our city’s top designers: Elda De la Rosa, Lauren Lein Cavanaugh (AIBI... Read more »

Misericordia enlists celebrity friends for its first virtual gala

Miguel Cervantes and wife Kelly are big supporters of Misericordia.
Misericordia’s Women’s Board hosted its first virtual (38th!) Heart of Mercy Ball on October 14. Hundreds of supporters tuned in to watch a 90 minute virtual show that was emceed by longtime Misericordia supporter (Mr. Fix It) Lou Manfredini. He spoke about the many ways Misericordia pivoted during this pandemic to take care of its... Read more »
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Bandleader Stanley Paul's chic penthouse in Chicago, hosted society royalty, for sale

One of the chicest penthouses in the city is for sale now! If you know bandleader Stanley Paul, then you would not be one bit surprised at how very chic, elegant and charming his Old Town penthouse is. He is the penultimate in style and, of course, his 2,000 square-foot home reflects this in every... Read more »

Playboy's new Playmate of the Year policy is so refreshing (and so inclusive) (VIDEO)

Playboy's new Playmate of the Year policy is so refreshing (and so inclusive) (VIDEO)
When Playboy recently decided to change its Playmate of the Year policy, I was dead set against it. I’m basically a traditionalist and I loved all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the selection of the Playmate chosen for this high honor, the one woman selected to represent all others for that particular year. But, after... Read more »

"What will your essential service be?" Oprah's powerful message for the Class of 2020

"What will your essential service be?" Oprah's powerful message for the Class of 2020
During the 90 minute live-streamed commencement ceremony (I saw it on Facebook Watch but know it appeared on other channels too), co-hosted by Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak, a variety of stars gave advice to the graduating seniors including Jennifer Garner, Awkwafina,  Amy Schumer, Matthew McConaughey, Gloria Estefan, Selena Gomez, Ashley Graham, Gordon Ramsey, Marlee... Read more »
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Chef Takeover: A foodie fundraiser for Chef Art Smith's Common Threads on March 16

Chef Takeover: A foodie fundraiser for Chef Art Smith's Common Threads on March 16
Monday, March 16 will be quite the night at the Zhou B Art Center (1029 W. 35th) in Bridgeport when Common Threads’ founders Chef Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro bring Chef Takeover to Chicago! The big event will celebrate the 15th anniversary of this amazing nonprofit that provides nutrition education and programming in Chicago Public... Read more »