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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

Greg Hall
Goose Island brewmaster decided “This Bud’s For You.”

Michael Jordan
About time you came back (at least with a steakhouse), cuz there’s a new Big Bull in Chicago.

Tom Thibodeau
Bulls coach started reaping accolades when his charge took over first place in the Eastern Conference.

Ron Low
Local foreskin restorer basked in publicity surge around a TLC appearance.

Dan Sinker
The Mayor-elect’s Great Gazoo got a book deal for his @MayorEmanuel tweets.

This week’s biggest losers:

Jerry Kleiner
Dining impresario’s empire seemed to be crumbling when both Gioco and Red Light suddenly shuttered, shortly after Marché and Opera bit the dust.

Sean Mulcahy
You should’ve stuck to a Plan A, like cutting off your brother’s balls for banging your fiancée, instead of killing his cat. Folks are serious about their pets.

Carlos Silva
Cubs said “See Ya” after the less-than-stellar pitcher ripped his team to the media.

Cortez Foster
Beating and sexually abusing a senior citizen in the park? Think you’ll get a taste of the same from your future “roommates”?

George Ryan
Ex-governor discovered that his death-row pardons not only meant forgive but also, legally, forget.

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