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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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Bill Daley
Just when you thought the dynasty was over, the mayor’s kid brother signed on as President Obama’s chief of staff.

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Hugh Hefner
Prevailed in his bid to take Playboy private, proving the power of Viagra extends to the metaphorical  as well. 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
Ron Santo
Heels are clicking in heaven over your arrival.

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Renée Fleming
With Oprah on her way out, this town needed a real diva. 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
Mark Kirk
OK, Mr. Moderate Republican Senator-elect, let’s see you moderate.

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Lovie Smith
We believe. At least this week. 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
Lovie Smith
What’s the theme to “Against All Odds” again?

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Terry Mazany
Wonder if the “kids” will take advantage of a CPS chief “sub.” 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
Mark Kirk
Republican elected to the Senate seat once held by Roland Burris as well as some other guy.

2
Pat Quinn
Even the antics of your once-running mate Rod Blagojevich haven’t made Illinoisans ready for a full-blown right-wing retrograde yet. 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
Welcome home, “monster of the Midway.”

2
Che “Rhymefest” Smith
Everyone’s buzzing about the aldermanic candidate like he could make Jesus walk or something. 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
Rahm Emanuel
Are you the only one running for mayor? The newspapers sure seem to think so.

2
Ed Vrdolyak
Ever wonder how he got the nickname “Fast Eddie”? Just look how smoothly he got the media to spin positive when he got convicted last week for real estate fraud. Wonder what he could do with a murder rap… 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
Matt Forte
How does a running back fill the shoes of a star quarterback?  With 188 yards and two touchdowns.

2
Art Smith
Oprah’s personal-chef-cum-restaurateur dropped 50 pounds and finished the Chicago Marathon. Diplomatically, he barely missed his TV queen mentor’s time. 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
Devin Hester
Welcome back, oh ridiculous one. Loved the improv Lambeau leap.

2
David Cromer
We knew you were a genius. MacArthur may have given you $500K, but we gave you 5,000 words. 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
Riccardo Muti
Chicago was all “Love, Italian Style” for the new CSO maestro.

2
Jay Cutler
Bears field general turned the once-mighty Cowboys into tenderfoots. Read the rest of this entry »