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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the capricious contours of celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Derrick Rose
LeBron who? It’s all about the Bulls and the Celtics.

2
Jim Tyree
The Mesirow chief and Sun-Times savior was widely lauded after his premature death last week.

3
Paul Kahan
Blackbird chef got nominated for the top James Beard Award.

4
Stephanie Izard
The Girl’s Goat just might grow a Beard of its own.

5
Jonathan Toews
Might we see two MVPs calling United Center home this spring?

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Marni Yang
Not only was she convicted of the first-degree murder of the pregnant girlfriend of former Bear Shaun Gayle, but the press photo sure made her look skanky.

2
Richard J. “R.J.’’ Vanecko
Daley nephew enjoyed a second week of headlines linking him to a deadly drunken brawl on Rush Street in 2004.

3
Rod Blagojevich
Really, why did we elect this guy in the first place?

4
Rev. Michael Pfleger
The high-profile priest at St. Sabina’s says he’s been reassigned to a lower-profile pulpit.

5
Carol Moseley Braun
So apparently Rahm Emanuel was the African-American candidate for mayor.

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