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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Lovie Smith
What’s the theme to “Against All Odds” again?

2
Terry Mazany
Wonder if the “kids” will take advantage of a CPS chief “sub.”

3
Dan Persa
Northwestern quarterback “martyred” when he led the Wildcats to an upset over Iowa but went down for the season in the process.

4
That Wiley Coyote
Rats on State Street? Help yourself!

5
Alexi Ramirez
Silver Slugger! It’s no Golden Glove but it’s still precious mettle.

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Kevin Metheny
WGN finally shook its Pig Virus.

2
Kanye West
Sour on Lauer,  the repentant rapper nixed a Today Show gig to promote his new joint.

3
Tom Ricketts
Maybe the next mayor will be a Cubs fan and you’ll get to renovate Wrigley. Or maybe not.

4
James Meeks
Stormed into the mayor’s race as a top Rahm alternative—wait, is that top Republican Andy McKenna at your side?

5
Danny Davis
The “Moony” mayoral candidate became column fodder for the Trib’s John Kass, who previously shot down the presidential aspirations of Barack Obama. Hmm… maybe not such a bad thing?

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