Tons of celebrities hit Chicago to host parties and mingle!

| January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

spot1lightWelcome to a new year and a new decade!

Chicago was the place to host winter parties! A slew of celebrities found themselves braving the cold Chicago elements to give their fans some autographs, performances and sightings!

puffyatdreamchiThe second weekend of December found Diddy aka Puff Daddy here hosting a listening party for his upcoming album

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Last Train to Paris as well as dropping by the club Dream to mingle.  Also that weekend Chicagoan rapper Kanye West’s girlfriend Amber Rose hosted a party at club Zentra.

kim zKim Zolciak wasn’t tardy for her party at Manor here in Chicago on December 18th,  seen posing with a fan. The Saturday after Christmas Solange Knowles (Beyonce’s sister) spun her favorite songs for two hours at Zentra (pic).

Leighton MeesterFinally Leighton Meester (Blair from Gossip Girl) performed a few of her hits at Underground on January 1st.  Blake Lively (Serena from Gossip Girl) even flew to Chicago to see her!  I briefly spoke to Blake on Twitter. She has a line of handbags coming out with Christophe Guillarme in late 2010.

Congrats to Kourtney Kardashian.  She welcomed a baby boy Mason Dash Disick.  Speaking of the Kardashians, the three sisters will be launching  the BEBE 2010 Spring line and coming out with a book about fashion, love, beauty  tips & secrets. Kim will also be launching her new fragrance in 2010.  Whew! They sure know how to stay in the limelight. Speaking of fragrances and book deals;  Eva Longoria Parker is set to release a new fragrance while Rihanna will be releasing a book on June 29th called The Last Girl on Earth

Sad news to report: Eunice Johnson the widow of Chicago’s EBONY magazine founder passed this Sunday.  Also lost over the holidays were Brittany Murphy (Clueless), Chris Henry, Alaina Reed Hall (Olivia on ‘Sesame Street’ who later starred on ‘227’), and Casey Johnson (heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune).

Until Next time

I tell what I know. Not what THEY say

Amber Rose and Solange pics via 5×2
Diddy and Kim Z pics via Twitter
Leighton Meister via ohnotheydidnt

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Brandy Middleton is a native Chicagoan and the founder of the blog Mrs Windy City and a previous blogger and writer for In Chi City. When not concentrating on the next writing job she enjoys attending Chicago fashion shows and local events as well as hunting for the best sushi and Thai food.

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