Archive for May, 2017

Academy Award Winners Helen Mirren and Director Taylor Hackford

Monday, May 29th, 2017
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Energies were high as Academy Award winner (The Queen), Dame Helen Mirren and Academy Award winning director (Ray), Taylor Hackford, who is also her husband, graced the red carpet of Cinema Chicago’s Spring Gala. Mirren received the prestigious Gold Hugo Award for her Career Achievement in Acting and Hackford received the same for his Career Read more…

Director of the Cult Classic, Super Troopers, Jay Chandrasekhar

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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So you have an idea for a movie which basically revolves around you and your friends drinking beer and making pranks…or should I say shenanigans? If you are one of the gazillions of fans of the cult classic, Super Troopers, you know what I mean.  On this episode of The Celebrity Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, actor, Read more…

Done with Hair Dye: The Wild Ride to Grey!

Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Should you dye your hair? Should you go completely grey? Are hair dyes toxic? What the F* to do with your hair? Well, the journey is exhausting and the ride is wild for sure! This is my road to grey with quite a few bumps along the way. Please share this video and let me Read more…

Kevin Spacey

Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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In the dizzying spin of the red carpet, Academy Award winner, Kevin Spacey, stopped for an intimate chat with Celebrity Dinner Party host, Elysabeth Alfano.  From Frank Underwood to his mom to Mike Nichols to the importance of the Gene Siskel Film Center’s impact on young artists, Spacey shared his thoughts about the highs and Read more…

Jeremy Piven

Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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Despite the glitz of the red carpet, Emmy and Golden Globe Winner, Jeremy Piven, stopped for an funny chat with Celebrity Dinner Party host, Elysabeth Alfano. Piven was in Chicago leading a discussion with actor Kevin Spacey, who is this year’s recipient of the School of the Art Institute’s Gene Siskel Film Center’s Renaissance Award. Read more…

Jean De St. Aubin and Ellen Sandor of the Gene Siskel Film Center

Friday, May 12th, 2017
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It might seem like it is for the glitz and the glam, but Executive Director, Jean De St. Aubin, and artist and board member, Ellen Sandor, of the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, are in it for the art! From a busy red carpet honoring Renaissance Award Read more…

Sizzle Reel

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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What funny stories, inspirational insights, die-hard opinions and social commentaries do celebs have to share from their road to success? Host Elysabeth Alfano brings together 3 influencers who don’t know each other (celebs, athletes, musicians, politicians, comedians, etc.) and a prominent chef who cooks for them, everyone in the live audience and, with the help Read more…