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Ashley Lobo, NBC Chicago Street Team

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and New Trier Brotally buddy Alex Beh present their pair of fun flicks tonight! Not only can you meet two famous Chicago boys, but you can support a charitable cause. “The Laundry” is executive produced by Trohman and written/directed/performed by Beh. Some familiar faces are: Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Colleen Camp (Clue, Election) and Joe Nunez (Seven Pounds, Superbad). The evening will also feature Beh’s awarding winning film, “Sugar.” In between the big party you can catch the cool sounds of DJ Matt Roan, Yuir Lane and Andy Davis. All of the cash raised will benefit; Falling Whistles, a new non-profit for child soldiers in DR Congo.

February 5 : 9 p.m.
No cover (Suggested $10 donation)

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LaShonda Matlock, NBC5 Street Team

CHICAGO has been on FIRE lately with all the celebrities in town and hot A-list parties!  I’ve been party hopping so hard this past weekend it took me two days just to recover! And here we go AGAIN!

Rap artist/actor Common definitely knows how to throw a couple of good parties!  From the Friday night kickoff reception inside Cartier to the mega bowling event on Saturday inside 10pin bowling and killer concert HOB! As Common talked with me on the red-carpet Sat. morning he stated how proud and touched he was to have such wonderful sponsors such as Lincoln, Cartier and SnowQueen Vodka be apart and support his charity organization The Common Ground Foundation. But he made it quite clear that he was here to have a good time and he was bowling to win! And from the looks of it he did a pretty good job! Now, everyone else is a whole other story! 

Cynthia Fiske store manager of Cartier looked soo cute in her team uniform but her bowling needed umm… a little work, and I’m  certainly not going to mention her gutter balls, oops! Host of Glossed and Found – D. Graham Kostic was being fab and bowled a pretty good game! Jerry Azumah was a character on and off the lanes; he really needs to be a comedian! Common was a complete gentleman shaking hands and taking pictures throughout the entire event while old-school favorite rapper Doug E. Fresh and mega producer Will.I.Am took on a more political tone discussing the 700 billion-dollar failed bailout plan and Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

And where was I doing all this chaos you ask?! Bowling on the dang best team, lead by N.E.R.D. front man and super producer Pharrell Williams! The team was sponsored by SnowQueen Vodka and we kicked much butt! But truly all the bowling credit goes to the president of SnowQueen Vodka John Montana! You’re the best!

Every Manolo Blahnik clad ladies one and only idol Candace Bushnell made a special appearance at Manor nightclub on Sept. 24th to promote her new book One Fifth Avenue and the NBC new hit show Lipstick Jungle! I adore Candace!

The Oak Street Council and CS Brides rolled out the white carpet on Sunday for their annual wedding walk! The soon to be brides enjoyed music, champagne from Veuve Clicquot, food from Greg Christian/Limelight! Plus some great shopping and a 20lb gift bag worth over $1,000 from places like Juicy Couture, Dismero and Calypso!

Among the many participating boutiques were my personal favorites Vera Wang Chicago, Birch Design Studio, Jimmy Choo and Jennifer Kiefer‘s home Harry Winston! Jennifer was kind enough to give me private V.I.P. tour of Harry Winston and showed me the most fabulous watches I’ve ever seen not to mention the jewels! But more to come later on that! *wink*!

Special thanks to Julie Fogel, Selmin Arat, Liz Kores,  

Photo Credit: Kari Skaflen  and Dark Room Demons

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Cara Carriveau, NBC5 Street Team

It was a thrill to bring Fall Out Boy onstage at Soldier Field last Sunday after the Nike+ Human Race. Prior to the race I had the priviledge of moderating their press conference. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look courtesy of fellow street team member Jim Grillo (you’ll also see fellow street team member Jen Knoedl ask the first question):

Fall Out Boy was quoted from this press conference in The RedEye earlier this week. In the video above you were clearly hear that I was the “reporter” who asked the question covered in the article that appeared in The RedEye on 9-2-08:

Fall Out from Nike+ race
Fall Out Boy performed an exclusive concert on Sunday night at Soldier Field for runners who participated in the Nike+ Human Race 10K.

Before the concert, the band members talked to the press. A reporter asked Pete Wentz if there was a lot of political talk in his household, especially since his parents met while working for Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden.

“My dad was a Philadelphia lawyer, so there was never an argument won by me my entire life,” Wentz said. Wentz went on to talk about how his dad was excited that Wentz performed at the Democratic National Convention.

“My dad was like, ‘Watch out for Joe Biden—tell him I say hi,’ ” Wentz said. “I was like, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to run into him, Dad.’ “

NBC5 Street Team member Theresa Carter posted great pictures of the Nike+ Human Race HERE!

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JenChicago, NBC5 Street Team

Nike Human Race 10K took place on Sunday and I/we had the pleasure of covering the event as MEDIA! (read: I got to ask the band good questions in the press conference AND I tried EVERY single cookie in the VIP tent! Oatmeal-raisin was the clear winner.)

A gang of us from the NBC5 Street Team were there… Cara Carriveau hosted the press conference AND also introduced the band on to the stage. Jim Grillo, Theresa Carter and I were there to conduct very serious journalistic reporting… as you can tell.

Fall Out Boy rocked out and you KNOW I just LOVE that they are FROM Chicago!

What’s MY favorite Fall Out Boy song?

Dance, Dance, OF COURSE!

Find more fun and videos at JenChicago.com!

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Jim Grillo, NBC5 Street Team

As far as I am concerned, the jury is still out whether Chicago could handle hosting the 2016 Olympics.  However, I came one step closer to “believing” after experiencing the NIKE 10k Human Race with 13, 000 others at Soldier Field on Sunday.  The outside portion of the event was actually produced by Meetinghouse Companies who did a spectacular job with the event production.  It was extremely well laid out for event flow and traffic.  You never once thought that you were “crowded” or “trapped” in a sea of people.  Everyone knew exactly where to go whether you were a runner, press or attendee.  Meetinghouse Companies should be considered when the Olympic Committee chooses an event production team! Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy

I happened to be there as press with fellow NBC 5 Chicago Street Team members, Jen Knoedl, Theresa Carter and Cara Carriveau.  My main responsibility of the day was to video tape Cara Carriveau as she moderated the Fall Out Boy Press Conference as well as her intro of Fall Out Boy for the concert portion.  I ended up also helping Jen Knoedl with her filming as well.   Both videos will be posted by Cara and Jen in a future post. 
So…Fall Out Boy – here is the scoop:  A Chicagoan has to be proud to have these young, humble rockers as a claim to fame.  These guys had 13,000 kids screaming for more.  Prior to the concert, they held a press conference which showed their humble youth which brought out the endearing quality that accompanies rock and roll.  Fame caught up with them, but, not too quick to remember their Chicago roots.  It was a pleasure to see and hear them as they played with the crowd as if it was their 1st concert.  Hats off to Fall Out Boy!

It was also nice to run into Bill Rancic of “The Apprentice” and wife Giuliana Rancic of E! Entertainment.  They both seemed genuinely happy to be a part of this spectacular event!  They both actually ran in the race to show true support!  To the both of you “You’re HIRED!”

Nike’s first global race brought together the power of sport and music to inspire and connect runners from every corner of the world.  According to Nike, The Nike Human Race was the world’s biggest one-day running event, bringing together the power of sport and music to inspire and connect runners from every corner of the planet.

For more information, visit NikePlus.com

Comments?  Post them below.  That’s all for now from a proud NBC 5 Chicago Street Team member that receives this chance to cover Chicago and report it to you from a “street” perspective.


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