Showbiz Chicago Photo Spotlight! STELLA & LOU After Party

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_JKE7852On Friday, May 10th, guests enjoyed an opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast & crew of Northlight Theatre’s production of Stella & Lou , including Ed Flynn, Francis Guinan and Rhea Perlman. Room & Board hosted the post-performance event in their Skokie showroom where guests enjoyed signature “The Stella” and “The Lou” cocktails provided by Real Russian Vodka and catering provided by Pure Kitchen Catering.

Location: Room & Board, Skokie

Alcohol Sponsor: Real Russian Vodka

Cater: Pure Kitchen Catering

Photographer: Jack Edinger

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MENZ ROOM TURNS ONE AND GIVES BACK

safe_imageMentored by the fabulous Tabatha Coffey of Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over, David LaSalle is celebrating the Menz Room’s one year anniversary with a fashion and hair show on Sat., March 23, 2013 at Hydrate Nightclub to benefit OVAH! and TPAN (event details). Recently ChicagoPride.com’s Michael J. Roberts spent the afternoon at David’s amazing salon and found out exactly why the Menz Room has been such a success. Read more

Showbiz Chicago Interview: Celebrity Chef Ted Allen

It is great to see when success happens to nice people. Emmy Award winner Ted Allen is the perfect example.  From his days as Senior Editor and restaurant critic of Chicago Magazine to one of the Fab Five on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, and now host of the hit show Chopped on The Food Network, Ted has always remained a kind and generous humanitarian who constantly gives back to the community.

Mr. Allen will be emceeing the Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) and its Lesbian Community Care Project (LCCP) fourth annual Garden of Eve, a signature fundraiser benefitting women’s health and wellness services and programs for uninsured women, taking place Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Read more

Showbiz Chicago Interview: Portia de Rossi

11604-34817 (1)Despite landing into the axis of the public eye at the age of 24, Portia de Rossi has long been as adept at personal concealment as she has her unique inclination for irreverent comedy. Boasting starring roles in lauded sitcoms such as “Ally McBeal”, “Better Off Ted”, and the cultural phenomenon “Arrested Development”, de Rossi quickly rose to fame following both her refreshingly intrepid performances as well as what the media deemed to be an unearthly physical appeal. Dissembling her sexual identity for fear of a public relations downfall- a trend that had been cemented with Ellen DeGeneres’ then televised outing- de Rossi became at once defined by those traits with which she felt least connected: glamour, allure, and confidence. The public eventually came to regard her as the celebrity ideal personified. Coveted by men and envied by women, few knew that the crux of de Rossi’s reality rested in a very personal, and ultimately life-threatening struggle. Read more

ShowBiz Chicago Interview With Comic Legend LILY TOMLIN

TomlinLegendary comedienne Lily Tomlin has made a career on her ability to hear voices. Whether in the form of the pestilential operator Ernestine, the aristocratic Madame Lupe, or precocious 6-year-old Edith Ann, Tomlin has engrossed audiences with her unique approach to character humor for nearly four decades. Despite nearing 71, the acerbic performer shows no signs of stopping.

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