Lisa Allen


Shawn Mendes goes BOOM July 12, 2018

Bridezillas Wanted. No, seriously. June 27, 2018


#NOWCASTING: The legendary smash hit Bridezillas is back on WE tv!

For 11 seasons, one television show defined and celebrated a cultural phenomenon, which is ultimately and unquestionably the right and privilege of every bride to demand perfection for her wedding.

Doron Ofir Casting cordially invites future brides with an undeniable vision to apply.

Your wedding, your rules, YOUR day! YOU absolutely deserve it!

Be as demanding, and as fearless as you need to be in order to pull off the greatest day of your life. Wear that badge with pride and take your place among the most celebrated, Instagram worthy, social media famous legacies and proudly be the next Bridezilla!

Brides with weddings planned for August through December apply now at:


Jason Mraz pens a love letter to the LGBTQ Community for Pride Month June 15, 2018

“Thank you.

You have inspired me.

Re-wired me.

You showed me what strength is.

You demonstrated courage over and over again.

You risked so much for love.

You never compromised your expression

Even when

Your rights and freedoms were being compromised.

You stood up for me.

You stood up for the world.

And now the world is better because of you.

We still have a long way to go

But know

I am bi your side.

All ways.

Jason Mraz”

Love Letter from Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons June 5, 2018

To our LGBTQ youth. I LOVE YOU. Fully. Completely. I celebrate you. You are beautiful and worthy of love. I hope you let yourself find it and find peace and security in that place. You deserve it. I will fight for you.

I spent far too many years as a confused Mormon. I am no longer confused. I am still a Mormon, but I am one with open eyes and open arms. I give you my word that I will do all I can to create dialogue that leads to change within communities of faith, for that is where change needs to happen most.

I hope you can forgive years of intolerance and injustice to you. Years of judgment. We are a flawed people. And truly, orthodox religion is not a safe place for you, our LGBTQ youth, in its current state. However, I am not one to know what is correct or safe for you in your current state of being. If you don’t feel safe to live your truth due to family or your situation, just know that you are not alone.

There are many people like you that have gone on to be extraordinary beings. Changing the world, in fact. And until you get to that safe place, there are many resources for you find help and love. One of my favorites is the Trevor Project. They are just a phone call away. Waiting to hear you and help you. Please never take your life away from us. We need you. We need your color and unique spirit. The world is a dull place without you.

I love you and TRULY accept you.

Love is love,

Dan Reynolds

Imagine Dragons / Founder LoveLoud Festival

I can’t wait to see this!! BELIEVER! May 24, 2018

Will Smith making a comeback?! May 24, 2018

JT+88 yr old=adorable May 17, 2018

Broadway In Chicago casting for new show, Waitress May 9, 2018

Chicago, IL (May 9, 2018) – Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that WAITRESS, the Tony-nominated musical, will be making its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement July 3 – 22, 2018, and will be casting two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the engagement.

WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna”, an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage. Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, “Lulu.”

The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s finale scene. Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4’2 and be no older than 5 years and 3 months. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Space is limited to the first 80 applicants to sign up.

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) on Tuesday, May 22 starting at 12:00PM (noon). Each audition is expected to take approximately 5 minutes, however this may vary. Parents should be prepared to stay at the audition for approximately 1-2 hours. The audition will consist of the child reading two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child. Headshot, resume and prior acting experience is not required. Sign up here:

Can all interviews be like this one? April 2, 2018

Music in the Graveyard Under a Blue Moon March 29, 2018

I know….I thought it was kinda weird, too! Here’s the info!

An Albany Park cemetery under a full moon is the more than unique venue for this annual showcase of experimental music featuring folk and electronic sounds from local acts performing a night of music you’ll never forget. $20 tickets

MAX stops by The Mix! March 27, 2018

National Sriracha Week?! March 7, 2018

Cupcakes get a day but sriracha sauce gets a whole week! Recipe and fun food ideas below. Enjoy!

Sriracha-Miso Salmon

o Tsp. Sriracha
o 1 Tbsp. Miso
o 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
o 4 4oz Salmon Fillets

Mix Sriracha, miso, and olive oil. Spread salmon fillets. Broil until browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes.

If you’re looking for some fun, new ways to enjoy Sriracha, here you go:
Try avocado toast with eggs and them drizzle some sriracha sauce!
Make your next caramelized batch of bacon sweet & spicy by adding sriracha!
Spicy of your slow cooker chicken by adding sriracha. Try something different!
Move over ketchup…sriracha is taking over when it comes to mac & cheese!
Replace your usual grab & go jerky treat for a Pro-Stick flavored with sriracha!

Soo…um…are you guys gonna make out? February 23, 2018

At the end….well, then…

Kesha and Maren Morris perform together February 16, 2018

Kesha Takes A Tumble Onstage February 14, 2018

Meet Diggy from The Bachelorette on Galentine’s Day February 10, 2018

Get ready for a rose on Tuesday, handed over by Diggy from The Bachelorette.

This Galentine’s Day event is going to be held in both the Hyde Park and South Loop locations of Orange Theory Fitness. “Galentine’s Day” is on Feb. 13th and only the South Loop studio will have the special appearance from Diggy.

The event is open to the public – free for all Orangetheory members, and $30 for non-members. The $30 will include access to the special workout session (Diggy will also be participating!) and the spa services beforehand.

And yes, first session is free for any newbies to Orangetheory!

M5 New Video, starts with Adam Levine shirtless at a funeral February 8, 2018

Charlie Puth hitting the high notes on ELLEN January 11, 2018

Field Museum Free Days Announced! December 14, 2017

January 3, 4, 15, 27, 28; February 1-28; June 20, 21, 22; from 9am to 5pm.

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL, 60605

Details: With proof of residency, Illinois residents can enjoy free Basic Admission on all above specified Free Days in January, February, and June. Visitors that wish to upgrade to an All-Access Pass which includes access to Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact, Mummies: Images of the Afterlife, Cyrus Tang Hall of China, and a 3D movie, can do so at an additional cost. Tickets to Jurassic World: The Exhibition will also be available at an additional cost.

Coat Drive at ArtSpace8 in Chicago this weekend December 12, 2017

The season of giving is upon us, and the 6th Annual Coat Drive offers a way to give the gift of warmth to those in need.
Donations will be going to Volunteers of America and Knights of Columbus.

The event is happening at 900 North Michigan Avenue, 3rd floor at 8pm

For those unable to attend this year’s event, adult and children’s coats can be dropped off at the below partner locations. As an added bonus, each partner is giving those donate a coat a special thank you:

STK Chicago: 9 W. Kinzie, Chicago
$50 Dining Credit for a coat donation (one per person)

Reverie Salon: 300 W. Grand #5, Chicago
Free blow-out for women, and free haircut for men (one per person)

Blush Boutique: 3127 N. Broadway, Chicago
10% off entire purchase

Windy City BeBe: 1423 W. Belmont, Chicago
$20 gift certificate (one per person)