Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s hot romance is already starting to fizzle! The Hollywood couple — who are expecting their first child together in July — are fighting about several issues, including where to live. Chicago native Kanye reportedly wants to stay in France, where he’s been working on an album, but Kim does not want to live away from her L.A.-based family. Sources tell me the relationship has been doomed from the start, and it’s only a matter of time before they break up.
Rick Mancuso spends his days at Lake Forest Sports Cars (990 N. Shore, Lake Bluff) surrounded by Ferrari Enzos and Aston Martin Vanquishes, the car made popular by James Bond in “Die Another Day.” To put that in perspective (in case you’re not a car connoisseur), it’s much like singing karaoke with Adele and Sting: A little intimidating and very, very exciting.
‘I don’t think we’re the biggest band in the world, but any time you’re in a band, you’re in a bubble. People appreciate you, or are paying attention to you, at the very least,” says Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump. “When you get out into the world, though, you’re just like everybody else.” But the local band has always stood out from the crowd — Fall Out Boy is among Chicago’s biggest music success stories of the previous decade.
Nick Thune, the 33-year-old comic with the looks of a lumberjack GQ model and guitar skills of a preteen Santana, has made a name for himself with a hilarious deadpan that rivals Ben Stein’s famous, “Bueller?” He’s got eight appearances on “The Tonight Show” under his belt, a starring role in the upcoming movie “Johnson,” and a brand new Comedy Central special in the works, and this week, he comes to Chicago’s Up Comedy Club [230 W. North] April 18-20 to bring the house down — even if he has to do with a broken arm.
Lauren Bush Lauren — Princeton grad, model, granddaughter of George H.W. Bush and daughter-in-law of Ralph Lauren — could have done anything with her life. But after taking a college trip to Guatemala with the UN’s World Food Programme in 2006, Lauren was inspired to spend it making a difference.
Jada Pinkett Smith recently made headlines by addressing the longtime rumor that she and hubby Will Smith have an open marriage. Though Jada denies it, she did say that she tells her husband to do whatever he wants. “I think people get that idea because Will and I are very relaxed with one another,” said Jada. “But I’ve always told Will, you can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK.”
Take a bottle of Chanel No. 5, arguably the most famous perfume, and sniff it. It’s not a simple scent — it’s a combination of essential oils and aromatic compounds, layered on top of each other to create a scent that changes over time and smells slightly different on each person who wears it. Interior design, according to famed decorator Michael S. Smith, is based on the same principle. “It’s all about mixing rooms and creating a balance. It’s like creating a custom fragrance,” he says. “You can create a room that’s immersed in a particular idea.”
Monica Pedersen is best known for her ability to transform other people’s homes on a tight budget — and with a bright smile. Now, she’s facing a big transformation in her own life: her first baby, due in July. And she’s confronting it with the same courage that helped her overcome a series of early-life tragedies to become a beloved TV star.