Chicago is heating up! I know, I know. NOT weather wise but we are fast becoming the Midwest hotspot.
Chicagoan and ‘The View” cohost Sherri Shepherd was here in Chicago last weekend. Reason? DuSable Museum honored her at their 100 Night of Stars Gala! She looked stunning (picture above). She also hit up Ajes Salon where a fellow friend chatted her up and said she was super nice and she also went Stepping at Taste Entertainment.
Fun weekend for Sherri!
Jersey Shore stars Pauly D and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino made an appearance at Lumen last Friday.
Jessica Simpson was here to tape an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey show, she grabbed food at Le Colonial, Table 52, and Mercadito. She was a busy lady!
Chicagoan Angela Martin has struggled with pursuit of becoming an American Idol contestant.
When she first auditioned she had to leave due to the murder of her father THEN last year she could not continue on because a speeding ticket required her to be in court and led to her arrest.
This year she made it to the semi-finals even though her mother has been missing since Christmas Eve. Needless to say she did not make the final 24.
She also has a special needs child. WOW! So Ellen (new judge on Idol) surprised her with the news that fellow judge Kara DioGuardi will pen a song for her.
“You’re going in a studio,” DeGeneres said. “She is going to produce a song for you and we’re going to get you a record label.”
I know you have heard of Rae Lewis-Thornton the Emmy Award Winning AIDS Activist, who was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 23. She became a household name and inspiration to all after she told her story on the cover of Essence magazine.
I had the honor of speaking with her on Twitter. She has been an inspiring and uplifting spirit in my life.
On March 25th at Bottom Lounge please join the ladies of The Red Pump Project in honoring Ms Thornton and raising awarness for AIDS.
Wesley Snipes and the director Antoine Fuqua held a special screening last Tuesday here at the AMC for the new movie Brooklyn Finest. My insider said the film is a must see but she couldn’t get over how short Wesley Snipes is! That’s all she could talk about.
Lastly we have the Marc Jacobs store here in the Windy City. It offically opened on Thursday at Rush and Walton. I’m hearing they have a great, attentive staff and they gave away free goodies to those who attended the preview and the Grand Opening.
Until next time
I tell what I know. Not what THEY say