Israeli President Shimon Peres Celebrates 90th Birthday
Updated: June 20, 2013 10:49PM
Hmmmm. Notice how Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to be conveniently out of town when the eraser set goes into action?
◆ Translation: Rahm was skiing in Utah when the Chicago Public Schools board announced in March that they would be shutting 54 schools.
◆ Translation 2: Rahm is now conveniently in Israel with a bevy of celebs -- including Barbra Streisand, Robert De Niro and former President Bill Clinton, who all attended a gala for Israeli President Shimon Peres -- while the school closings go into effect this week.
◆ The kicker: Rahm is also piggybacking the event with a bat mitzvah visit to Israel with his daughter, Leah -- who does not go to public school. He won’t be back until Monday. . . and will conveniently miss the majority of the closings, Foxy.
Rahm ‘em. . .
Our Rahmster was at it again. . . using the f-bomb!
◆ To wit: At the A-list Shimon Peres gala in Jerusalem Tuesday, Rahm was spotted tieless. “Why would I wear a tie?” chirped Emanuel, who reportedly peppered the sentence with his favorite “f” expletive when chatting with a reporter attending the event.
Hillary’s hair. . .
Sneed’s Hillary Clinton hair watch — based on the premise the shorter the hair, the sooner she announces a presidential bid — netted this snippet:
◆ Clip chat: During Hillary’s visit to Chicago last week, she contacted her favorite Chicago salon, Marianne Strokirk, to style her new, shorter haircut for the week’s events.
◆ Tress talk: Marni Rix, a veteran stylist at Strokirk, was dispatched to the Sheraton Hotel to tend the tresses. Hillary peppered Rix with queries about hair trends (shorter, more symmetrical) and hair products while hubby, former President Bill Clinton, hovered in the background. “She did her own makeup, which was pretty impressive,” said Rix.
The Axe man. . .
Who’s it gonna be?
Which candidate for governor is going to get the sage advice of kingmaker/former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod, who successfully steered Barack Obama into the White House twice?
Check it out. Axelrod is pals with:
◆ Gov. Pat Quinn.
◆ Fomer White House Chief of Staff/U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley.
◆ Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
◆ Gasp! Axelrod is even good friends with Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner, who is this/close to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Soooooooo, Sneed asked Axelrod if is he was going to advise Daley, who helped engineer Rahm into his brother’s old mayoral job.
“Nope. All of the candidates and prospective candidates are friends, and I am happily occupied with my work as director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.”
Woweeewow wow. . .
Check your mailbox: Financial guru Richard Driehaus, who tosses the ultimate megabash at his Lake Geneva, Wis., estate every summer, has signed up American bandstand boys Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell to highlight his Beach Blanket Bingo fete July 27. He and wife Inese plan to transport guests to the surf, sun and fun of 1960s California.
I spy . . .
Actress Brooke Shields dined at Sushi Dokku Friday night, doing her best to go incognito in sunglasses. . . Music impresario Pete Schivarelli and the band Chicago, which has been on tour, dined at Alex Dana’s Centro Tuesday night. . . Lord Stanley’s Cup, which the Blackhawks and the Bruins are battling over, made its Chicago debut last Friday at River North hotspot American Junkie, at a private reception hosted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Sneedlings. . .
Thursday’s birthdays: Nicole Kidman, 46; Lionel Richie, 64, and Brian Wilson, 71.