Posted by Kevin Loker | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 10-07-2010
I love the 80’s, and since the time I pretty much left my mother’s womb, I’ve loved the movie Back to the Future. When I was cast a mad scientist in a middle-school play, my inspiration was Doc Brown. When I was cast as a teenager in a musical about the 1980’s, my inspiration could be no one but Marty McFly. I even bought a puffy vest for the occasion.
Posted by Michael Oxenrider | Posted in Commentary, Reviews | Posted on 06-06-2010
Or The Unfashionably Older
MTV broadcasted it’s 2010 Movie Awards. As the red carpet rolled out teens and pop-culture fans from around the world began tuning into to see the pomp, trend, and which artists would be receiving the “Golden Popcorn.”
The allure of fashion was complimented by Sway, Snooki and the “fierce” spikey-haired Christian Siriano who won a fashion design contest on Season 4 of Bravo’s reality show Project Runway. The show has since moved to the Lifetime TV channel. The pre-amble to the red carpet walk was a cross-promotional stunt where Snooki, a star from a an MTV reality show called Jersey Shore, had an MTV-hosted challenge where viewers would decide what dress she would wear for the awards. She then worked the Red Carpet as a correspondent.
Snooki (Nicole Polizzi), who I must confess to having never heard mentioned before, made the claim that she will be hottest on the walk. It is unclear if this was meant seriously, sarcastically, or if sheer bravado may be what it takes for a start to rise above the din these days.
SiressB Who is snookie and why is she on my TV with her dress painted on?
Posted by Tauhid Chappell | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 05-06-2010
Thank you to Kevin Loker and Kaitlin Flanigan for responding to my emails and allowing me to quote you guys in my blog post! You guys understand the importance of Twitter and as a result, it encourages me to learn more about this social networking site and it inspires me to try and persuade other college students to join Twitter.
Posted by Lisa Franklin | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 31-05-2010
Michael Ventrella, of Chicago, Ill, surprised himself by winning season 9 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser Tuesday night. After starting the weight loss challenge as the heaviest contestant in the history of the show, he ended up losing a total of 264 pounds by the end of the finale.
Posted by Rashanah Baldwin | Posted in Commentary, Profiles, Tips | Posted on 31-05-2010
Co-hosting the Chef Cliff Rome Show “Food and Entertainment” on WVON has afforded me many opportunities and I have learned to capitalize on the opportunities when they present themselves.
This past Thursday, Dr. Ian Smith medical expert from VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club did a phone interview on our show.
Meeting Dr. Ian Smith was a pleasure and was great exposure for myself because I want to be a health reporter and not to mention I knew our listeners could benefit from his expertise.
Listen as he gives Chicago listeners great advice about health, eating right and living a happy life.
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Twitter was the first know to that Dr. Smith would be on the show and I was hoping that users would call in as I tweeted throughout the interview.
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rashanahb Listen live to Dr. Ian Smith wvon.com as he give chicagoans health tips.
rashanahb Dr. Ian Smith talks live on wvon.com about his book “Happy” and tells listeners about the importance of exercising.
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I learned that Dr. Ian Smith lives in Chicago and worked closely with State Farm Insurance to launch the 50 Million Pound Challenge. Dr. Smith shared achievable tips, strategies for dieting and insisted that loosing weight should not be a short term goal. Loosing weight should not be attempted to do so in a week or month but gradually done.
This past April Dr. Ian Smith released his seventh book entitled “Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life” which is on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Posted by Kevin Loker | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 28-05-2010
Twitter, as great as it is for getting news out quickly, has some complications news media has yet to master.
Posted by Katie Rosebrock | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 26-05-2010
The cast of Fox’s hit tv show Glee is touring in concert right now. This week they performed two shows at the Rosemont Theater just outside of Chicago. The shows–Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26–were both sold out.
The Chicago shows mark the halfway point of the tour, with only three concerts left at Radio City Music Hall in New York this weekend, according to Gleefan.com.
Posted by Rebecca Fiorentino | Posted in Commentary, Reviews | Posted on 25-05-2010
“The Good Wife” season finale is about to air on CBS and the Twitter community is buzzing with anticipation, waiting to see if Alicia (Julianna Margulies) will stand by her cheating husband, Peter (Chris North), as he attempts to win back his seat as the State’s Attorney of Illinois’ Cook County, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Posted by Lisa Franklin | Posted in Commentary, News | Posted on 23-05-2010
Venus Williams‘ outfit upstaged her win at the French Open on Sunday. While wearing what some deemed lingerie, Williams easily won during the second Grand Slam event of the year.
Posted by Tauhid Chappell | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 22-05-2010
January 24, 2010, marked my first post about Twitter. At the time, I was skeptical, unconvinced and very unsure how I was going to use this new social medium to my advantage. Now you must understand, at the time I had zero followers, about five tweets which were basically equivalent to Facebook status updates and a cloud of doubt that led me to believe that Twitter would not help me in any way at all.