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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Dan Sinker
@MayorEmanuel picked up a second fifteen minutes of fame.

2
Rahm Emanuel
Mayor-elect showed his tent is big, at least big enough for Twitter imposters.

3
Tom Thibodeau
Coached his team to victory, and a season sweep, over the Flop-King James-led Miami Heat.

4
Joel Quenneville
Hawks coach now has eight straight wins, pushing the champs further into the playoff picture, in spite of their early efforts to avoid it.

5
Lupe Fiasco
Hip-hop star’s album “Laser” got a long-delayed release but the response was kind of dim.

 

This week’s biggest losers:

1
J. Michael Bailey
Northwestern prof vilified by media crusade for a sex course that featured a real demo. Didn’t he know college sex belongs in the dorm room, not the classroom?

2
Morton Schapiro
Northwestern president flip-flopped and flailed in defending then rebuking his controversial sex prof.

3
Todd Stroger
Former County Board prez filed for unemployment, just like the rest of us.

4
Shaun Gayle
Can ex-NFLers be fined for misconduct? Former Bear admitted that he did have sex with Marni Yang the night before she allegedly killed his pregnant longtime girlfriend.

5
Richard “R.J.” Vanecko
What’s life gonna be like without Uncle Richie at City Hall? The Sun-Times ran a series of stories about an unsolved murder at a nightclub where Vanecko was allegedly present.

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