| Sep 29, 2011
Duff Goldman is sitting in a corner of the semi-secret Melrose Avenue location of his Charm City Cakes West bakery, checking the calendar on his iPhone. On the September schedule are meetings with his agent, magazine publisher Condé Nast and craft store...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:26 PM
Ever wanted to ask Rachael Ray her recommendation for how long to cook a Thanksgiving turkey?
Or Bobby Flay his recipe for the perfect gravy or stuffing?
Well, here's your chance.
Food Network goes hugely interactive Sunday, Nov. 20, with the two-...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Lotta talk these days about Bolon Yokte, the Mayan god in charge of bad things, including war, conflict, the underworld and “Gangnam Style.” It is Yokte, as he is known among the wags knocking ’em back most nights at Red’s in...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 8:45 AM
It's Lolla time, y'all! I've been invited to hang out and play in the 2012 Lollapalooza Celebrity Kickball game. This year’s game will be held in front of the South Stage at Lollapalooza in Grant Park. This year we will be fighting over a trophy...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 6:06 AM
It’s hard to predict all of the celebrities who will attend Lollapalooza this year. Unlike a major sporting event in Chicago, the stars in the Lollapalooza crowd aren’t just actors, musicians and athletes with local ties. They’re often...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:05 PM
At last, after great deliberation and much wringing of hands, David Manilow made a decision.
White smoke rose from a pipe outside the window of his Lincoln Park office. He adjusted the zipper on his navy blue garment, splayed his hands on a conference...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Our 15 chef-testants enter the "Top Chef" kitchen. Micah admits to giving everyone the “waterfall look” which he demonstrates skillfully. RuPaul would be proud. Padma enters and behind her three familiar faces skulk in. What madness is this?...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Anthony Bourdain brought his "Guts and Glory" tour to Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre on Saturday night. In typical Bourdain fashion, he began his performance with a round of shots.
"Guts and Glory" is essentially stand-up comedy about Bourdain's...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 10:19 PM
The Lady Gaga sightings have continued in Chicago.
Gaga was spotted outside her Gold Coast hotel Sunday one week after she was seen having dinner with boyfriend Taylor Kinney, who is in the city filming the pilot for Dick Wolf’s “Chicago...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:29 AM
The Bears’ Jay Cutler welcomed new teammate Brandon Marshall to Chicago by taking him to three of his favorite hangouts Thursday.
Cutler and Marshall, who were once teammates on the Denver Broncos, were spotted at Public House, Paris Club’...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Paula Deen begged for forgiveness, but the Food Network apparently decided sorry wasn't good enough.
On Friday — the same day the celebrity chef apologized for using the N-word and other admitted racial insensitivities in her past — the...