Brangelinia In Chicago
I know you, like most Chicagoans, are waiting with baited breath to hear about Brangelina’s latest move. Yes, the Hollywood darlings have been seen out and about in Chicago over the past few weeks, sending paparazzi into a tizzy.
It’s not New York or L.A., but there is a pretty significant group of media based in Chicago dedicated to uncovering every minute detail of the stars’ personal lives. One of these journalists is Liz Crokin, who writes the weekly “Eye Contact” column in the RedEye, and has her own start-up blog called These Boots Are Made For Stalking.
Liz and I first met when I worked in Indianapolis during the Indy 500. I was lobbing some softball questions during a press conference with Andrew Firestone who had just finished his stint as “The Bachelor” on ABC, when this chick from Chicago started firing some pointed and uncomfortable questions his way about the state of his relationship with Jen Schefft. It was even more uncomfortable because Schefft was there as well. (Later that night we ended up running into Anna Nicole Smith and Howard K. Stern, but that’s a completely different story). I’ve been smitten ever since, and now that I live in Chicago, Liz is a regular drinking buddy and contributor to our Entertainment Podcast.
This week she gave me the lowdown on Brangelina’s Chicago stay, including a possible fight between the pair, Brad’s possible follicle issues and some sibling rivalry.
Glamorama: The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful
Of all the annual parties held in Chicago, Macy’s Glamorama is without a doubt my favorite. This year’s event will be held a month earlier than usual, scheduled for this Friday at the Chicago Theater.
Glamorama starts off with an extremely well-produced fashion show, and culminates with a fabulous after party that takes over an entire floor of Macys’
I must admit I wasn’t thrilled when I heard about this year’s country music theme — especially when last year Beyonce was the headliner, and the year before, the B-52s — but organizers insist this will be country with a kick, and nobody will walk away disappointed.
The tickets are exactly cheap — about $200 for full access — but if you have the urge to splurge, this is a good way to do it!
Glamorama Preview Podcast: