Jasmine Guy stops on the red carpet during a celebration of the 80th birthday of former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Young, held Sunday, May, 20, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Updated: July 6, 2012 10:01AM
POLITICAL DIVAS in stilettos Arianna Huffington of the powerful Huffington Post and Mary Matalin, a political contributor on CNN, will speak Nov. 1 at Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus in conjunction with the school’s “Voices and Visions Speaker Series.” Tickets are already on sale.
ACTRESS Jasmine Guy, best known for her role as the very proper Whitley Gilbert on the old “A Different World” sitcom, will be keynoting at the “First Ladies Health Luncheon” June 16 at the Ritz-Carlton. Channel 7’s Val Warner will host.
BOXING great Mike Tyson and his lovely third wife of three years, Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer, are gracing the cover of the current issue of Sister2Sister mag and she talks about their great love, two kids, both doing jail time and writing a book. RAPPER/Actress EVE
hasn’t been in the music making business for a while since hooking up with her rich British beau, Maximillion Cooper, owner of Gumball 3000. They’ve been traveling the world.
GRAMMY WINNING jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum will be the main attraction at the annual “Real Men Cook Father’s Day” celebration June 17 at the Salvation Army on West 119th Street. His latest CD is “Romance Language.”
ON THE TOWN: Pregnant Kristin Cavallari and baby daddy, the Bears’ Jay Cutler, dined at Karyn’s Cooked.....Rev. Jesse Jackson and the family of the Florida shooting victim, Trayvon Martin, dined at Tavern on Rush....WMAQ-Channel 5’s Dick Johnson, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, former White Sox star Frank Thomas, Secretary of State Jesse White and Mayor Rahm Emanuel all dined on separate occasions at Mastro’s Steakhouse....Actor Jeffrey (“Shaft”) Wright ate at Hugo’s.
THE RICH South High School Marching Band has been invited to perform at this year’s Summer Olympics in London and needs to raise $22,000 more to make it happen. A fund-raiser hosted by former State Rep. Robin Kelly, now a top aide with Cook County Board prez Toni Preckwinkle, will be Thursday at Bocce’s in Matteson. Preckwinkle and Ill. Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon are honorary chairs.
PROMINENT Attorney Bob Clifford and his law firm rejoicing over winning a $180 million personal injury verdict in a St. Louis federal court and holding a press conference Monday morning. Clifford celebrated over the weekend by attending a Sox game and eating at Chicago Cut....And congrats to attorney Steven Hunter on being named the Young Lawyer of the Year by the Illinois Bar Association. BIRTHDAYS: James Bell, Vieran Parish
BIRTHDAYS: James Bell, Vieran Parishturns 100, and belated to Ruby McFarland, 103.