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Chicago Hype Exchage: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

1
Amy LePeilbet
Despite the crushing loss in the final, Crystal Lake-native LePeilbet and the rest of the US women’s soccer team made Chicago, and America, proud. And kept their shirts on, to boot.

2
Matthew Lewis
The “Harry Potter” star attended the AMC River East premiere of the new movie and then hit the town. Apparently he had a little too much fun at a local bar—those kids really have grown up.

3
Jane Lynch
The Illinois native received yet another Emmy nod for her role in “Glee.” Eat it, Will Schuester.

4
Frank Lloyd Wright
LEGO announced plans to release a Robie House set. Too bad the dead architect’s the only one who might have a chance at putting it together: It’s 2,726 pieces.

5
Ozzie Guillén
The Sox manager made Sports Illustrated’s top-100 Twitter list. Not quite a World Series ring.

 

This Week’s Biggest Losers:

1
Marilyn Monroe
Her new statue in Pioneer Court near Tribune Tower is rapidly becoming one of the most-photographed objects in Chicago. Unfortunately for the long-dead celeb, most involve tourists looking up her skirt. At least she doesn’t have to deal with the antics of  Randy Michaels.

2
Rod Blagojevich
The ex-governor was forced to put up his Ravenswood Manor house to make bond, and then quickly put it on the market. His sales pitch? “It too is effin golden!”

3
Frank Clark
The ComEd honcho faced the fallout of angry customers after the heavy storm left many without electricity. Talk about a loss of power.

4
Max Fleck
The Lincoln Parker was arrested after calling police on Thursday to complain his marijuana stash had been stolen. Harsh, dude!

5
R. Kelly
Speaking of losing homes, the legally troubled singer was just slapped with a foreclosure on his suburban Chicago mansion. Now he’s putting the blues back into R&B.

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