Gwen Stefani launches fashion collection at Target stores
BY STELLA FOSTER firstname.lastname@example.org September 28, 2011 6:46PM
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Updated: December 2, 2011 2:12PM
P OP SINGER AND designer Gwen Stefani, whose L.A.M.B. fashion empire includes clothes, shoes, watches, handbags and accessories, is branching out to the tweens and kiddies with her new Harajuku Mini Collection of accessories and apparel to be sold exclusively at Target stores starting Nov. 13.
Stefani and hubby Gavin Rossdale are the parents of two sons, Zuma and Kingston, who regularly appear in the gossip mags for their kiddie sense of style. Hey, no surprise there, celebs are known for using their kids as their favorite accessories! BRAVO to the Christian farmer in
Northern Ireland who the other day told Rihanna and her music video crew to stop filming on his farm because he felt that her behavior and attire was “inappropriate.” The pop tart was frolicking around in a bandana bra, which she later removed. That farmer was not impressed with her breasts!
THE WMAQ-CHANNEL 5 WEEKEND morning news team, Kim Vatis, Stefan Holt and Ginger Zee co-emceeing the Silver Lining Foundation’s black-tie benefit Saturday at the Hyatt McCormick Place. Station exec Frank Whittaker will receive the Evy award, named after the foundation’s founder, Channel 5’s Dr. Sandy Goldberg, a breast cancer survivor. The event provides funds for the Buy A Mom A Mammogram program.
THE CCC SET: GOV. PAT QUINN addresses the prestigious City Club of Chicago luncheon Oct. 18 at the University Club. This event is already sold out and the CCC expects the same when Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross speaks Oct. 5 at Maggiano’s and ditto for City Clerk Susana Mendoza on Oct. 17. The CCC has also scheduled at Maggiano’s controversial Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, who is really trying to stop the violence in our streets and homes (Hmmm!), on Dec. 5 and Cook County Board prez Toni Preckwinkle, Dec. 6.
BITING NEWS: Buddy Valastro’s TLC “Cake Boss” episode that was filmed here in June in conjunction with the grand opening of Perillo Rolls-Royce on Rush Street airs 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Joe Perillo will host a private VIP viewing party at The Joynt. . . . Actor Harry Lennix dined at Park 52 in Hyde Park and on a separate occasion, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and family were in. . . . Former Bear Jim McMahon ate at the Rosebud Steakhouse. . . . Channel 5’s Marion Brooks dined at Vivo’s. . . . WLS-Channel 7’s Mike Caplan celebrated his birthday at Harry Caray’s. SUGAR MOMMA:
Actress Ellen Barkin, 57, reportedly has proposed to her love, director Sam Levinson, who is only 26. The “Ocean’s Thirteen” and “Sea of Love” star, who received millions from her divorce from billionaire Ron Perelman, has been dating her boytoy for four years. Dag, she scooped him up at the tender age of 22 . . . and they plan to wed next year. Hey, don’t be hatin’! Old geezers practically troll the school yards!
LONGTIME BACHELOR and member of New Edition Johnny Gill is featured in an in-depth interview in the October issue of Sister2Sister mag and reveals that he is now engaged to his Latin live-in love, Carissa Rosario. So, so much for those Eddie Murphy and Johnny Gill rumors. . . . In that same issue, rapper Wiz (“Black and Yellow”) Khalifa talks about his mad love for Amber Rose, ex-galpal of Kanye West. “Basketball Wives” Tami (the fighter) Roman is on the cover. GET WELL wishes to Judge Arnette Hubbard, who is recuperating from surgery.
THE FIRST Greek Film Fest Chicago! sponsored by FilmHellenes kicks off Thursday at the Pickwick theater in Park Ridge. Greek director Margarita Manda presents her film “Gold Dust.” Cook County treasurer Maria Pappas, Alexi Giannoulias and Kim Vatis are expected to attend the fest.
CONDOLENCES TO White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett on the death of her father, James E. Bowman, 88, who passed away on Wednesday at the University of Chicago Hospital.
RENOWNED artist Jonathan Green in Chicago on Friday for a breakfast event at the Christie’s Auction House in the Hancock, where he will be discussing his fabulous body of work with author/educator Ronne Hartfield.THE UNIQUE Nakamol
Jewelry Boutique on Oak Street has moved to its flagship store at 342 N. Michigan.
BIRTHDAYS: Billy Marovitz, the Sun-Times’ John Fountain and to golden sweetie Sophie Iwaniec, 89. On Friday: Debbie Silverman and to the golden crooner Johnny Mathis, 76. On Saturday: Shell Reyes and anniversary wishes to Fox Sports radio’s Mike North and Be-Be. On Sunday: Channel 5’s Dick Johnson, Chili Pepper and anniversary greetings to Matt and Rose Lamb.