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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest winners:

1
Rahm Emanuel
Landed a NATO and G-8 summit and got your house back? No wonder you looked so proud in Boystown Sunday.

2
Mike Ditka
Famed salsa personality will make a cameo appearance on the final episode of “Entourage.” 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
Phil Humber
Sox starter pitched a victory at Arizona on Sunday, upping his record to 7-3 and putting him into the All-Star buzzosphere. Good thing he wasn’t the one with the kidney stone.

2
Sam Cooke
A Change Is Gonna Come: The late soul singer was honored with the renaming of a street near his boyhood home in Bronzeville to “Sam Cooke Way.” Even if his “way” led to his fatal shooting at 33—but not in Chicago. 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
The Lookingglass Ensemble
Tony, from New  York, says he loves ya!

2
Ozzie Guillen
Have you noticed? His once hapless White Sox are in striking range of first place. 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
Richard Daley
Outgoing

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Rahm Emanuel
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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
Not only the youngest MVP ever, but the nicest too.

2
Richard M. Daley
Chicago’s longest-serving mayor took his final victory lap. 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
Barack Obama
Did we mention that the prez who took down Osama bin Laden was a Chicago guy?

2
Tom Thibodeau
Bulls leader won NBA Coach of the Year, if not Coach of the Day as his men lost their second-round opener the day his honor was announced. 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
Dave Bolland
The Blackhawks center returned after a concussion to resume his role as the “villain of Vancouver” in leading his team to an unlikely game seven after being down zero games to three without him.

2
Derrick Rose
As he willed the Bulls to a 3-1 lead in the playoffs versus Indiana, the putative NBA MVP made his case in the national spotlight with his play on the floor. 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
Tom Thibodeau
Defied expectations by coaching the Bulls to a clinching perch atop the Eastern Conference on the eve of the playoffs. We’ve got some more expectations for you, Thibs.

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Derrick Rose
Repeat after me: M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P! 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
Barack Obama
Who knew? He’s running for reelection with a campaign HQ back here where it all started.

2
Dennis Rodman, Tex Winter, Artis Gilmore
What do they have in common? All former Bulls and, now, all Hall of Famers. 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
Greg Hall
Goose Island brewmaster decided “This Bud’s For You.”

2
Michael Jordan
About time you came back (at least with a steakhouse), cuz there’s a new Big Bull in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry »