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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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 This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

1
Barack Obama
The prez celebrated his fiftieth birthday with a l’il ol’ star-studded bash in his hometown.

2
Carlos Zambrano
Big Z seems to be the front runner on the Cub’s unanticipated midseason sprint, helping the team to their longest win streak in three years with homers and Ks a-plenty.

3
Buddy Guy
A little less blue now with Chicago giving him his very own street sign for turning 75?

4
Richard Dent
The ‘85 Bear is now a Hall of Famer but, whoops!, he forgot to thank Da Coach in his speech.

5
Theresa Fiala
The Field Museum’s operations manager learned this week that the museum’s bathrooms were voted among the ten best facilities in the country. And you can just imagine the mess every time Sue has to tinkle.

 

This Week’s Biggest Losers:

1
Barack Obama
Nice birthday gift, S&P.

2
Kanye West
Told everyone at the Big Chill festival in England that everyone glares at him like he’s Hitler. Will someone please tell him that it’s because he says stuff like we glare at him like Hitler?

3
Adam Dunn
After Dunn’s batting average dropped to .163, Ozzie Guillen hinted that the Sox player may need to take another break. And now, he did not call him Adam Done.

4
William A. Marovitz
Playboy after dark? The spouse of former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner allegedly made more than $100,000 on insider trading after disobeying Hefner’s explicit instructions to not use the info.

5
Lady Gaga
Local artist Rebecca Francescatti thinks that the pop star stole major elements from her song, “Juda,” for the hit single “Judas.” Gaga’s response? Poker face.

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