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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

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Brian Urlacher
Bears linebacker feasted on Falcon meat.

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Superman
Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a movie star! Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

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Don Cornelius
The creator of “Soul—er, Sooooooooooul Train” was feted by the city and the media as he marked forty years since he created the “black ‘American Bandstand’.”

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Rahm Emanuel
Finished the Chicago Triathlon near the top of his age bracket. Whaddya think, mayor? How about the marathon? Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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 This week’s biggest gainers:

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Saul Bellow
The Pulitzer Prize-, Nobel Prize- and National Medal of Arts-winning author attained in death what he probably always wished for in life: Gazillions of his books in the Chicago Public Library. “The Adventures of Augie March” is the latest “One Book, One Chicago.”

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Rahm Emanuel
The passing of the mayor’s first hundred days might not have been worthy of an FDR comparison, but given Chicago’s record, they weren’t too shabby either. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Tex Winter
After being nominated (and rejected) seven times for the Basketball Hall of Fame, the former Bulls assistant coach and Triangle Offense guru discovered the eighth time is the charm.

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Edward Alexander
Punched his way out of a robbery at gunpoint in his front yard in Chatham. If he’d been a few years younger than 85 years old, he’d have really kicked ass. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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 This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

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

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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 This week’s biggest gainers:

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Lawyer Mother
An unnamed Northwestern University Law Schooler went into labor while taking the bar exam, finished the test, then walked across the street to a hospital and gave birth. Perhaps she’ll go into labor law?

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Rahm Emanuel
Pledged to plug the budget gap without new taxes. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

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Neil Bluhm
The JMB mogul hit the jackpot, opening the Rivers Casino, the first in Cook County. The poor li’l billionaire, he could use the ka-ching, we’re sure.

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Bill Davies
The British real estate developer proposed a colossal development centered around the old Post Office that would give Chicago the tallest building title once again. Only half the reports were skeptical about his plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchage: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

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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.

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Paul Konerko
They love him. They really love him. And put him in the last All-Star slot with 8.4 million votes.

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Dave Matthews
His Caravan invigorated the blighted Southeast Side, helping erase his earlier tour bus mal-fecal-sance. Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This Week’s Biggest Gainers:

1
Armando Uvalle
Forget about sharks. Uvalle prevented his own horror story by saving his son after he was snatched up by a convicted sex offender on North Avenue Beach.

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Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti
The Chicagoan came a close second in a hotdog-eating competition in Coney Island, a mere nine wieners behind Joey Chestnut’s triumphant tally of sixty-two. Read the rest of this entry »