11-20-03 Stella Foster, columist. Photo by Jim Frost Sun-Times.
Updated: July 13, 2012 6:07AM
O OPS! I AM so sorry but I hit the wrong key when I wrote in Monday’s column that first lady Michelle Obama and “Glee” star Jane Lynch will be in town for a fund-raiser luncheon June 25 . . . I should have said June 26. My bad!
NEW NEWS: Vice President Joe Biden, besides being in town June 18 at Chicago Cut for a President Barack Obama fund-raising luncheon, which I previously reported, will be guest of honor June 25 for a private photo reception/dinner fund-raiser for Obama hosted by Steve Cohen, Meg & Skip Herman, Jim Klutznick, Paul Levy & Mia Park, Lew & Susan Manilow, Ann Tighe, Jim Houlihan, Judy Wise, Sheldon Baskin and dinner by Mike Kornick of MK restaurant.
THE BOOK REPORT: Gospel and R&B award-winning singer BeBe Winans, a close friend and music collaborator with the late Whitney Houston, has written a book about their friendship titled The Whitney I Knew in stores July 31. His next album, “America America,” songs honoring our nation, is out June 19.
MADONNA EXPOSED her right breast doing a concert in Turkey. Is she jealous of Janet Jackson?
MORE BOOK NEWS: Best-selling author Erica Reid, wife of “X Factor USA” show judge and top music exec L.A. Reid, in Chi-Town for a private reception Friday for her new book, The Thriving Child. The evening’s hosts are Ariel Investments’ Mellody Hobson and boutique owner Ikram Goldman. And if you really want to know more about the dynamic Erica and her love for family/children, she reveals all in an in-depth interview in the July issue of Sister2Sister (my sis’) mag.
DID YOU KNOW? Grammy-winning jazz, pop & R&B artist Al Jarreau, 72, has canceled tour dates due to a serious battle with pneumonia . . . Rick Santorum, former Republican presidential candidate, attended a White Sox home game last week unnoticed . . . Chicago R&B singer Sparkle (“Be Careful”), a former singing protege of R. Kelly, is back recording after taking a 10-year hiatus. Sparkle last week did a video shoot for her new single “So Bad,” which is so good for her! . . . ABC7’s “News this Morning” anchor Hosea Sanders airs a taped interview with singer John Legend on Wednesday’s show.
EATIN’: The Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera dined at Harry Caray’s . . . Jimmy John mogul ate at LaScarola.
NENE LEAKES of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality show has signed on for the fifth season reportedly for over $1 million. Her acid tongue is paying off!
BIRTHDAYS: Ald. Emma Mitts and Harrise Davidson.