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Hamburger Hop and Late Night Gourmet Sept 27

Join top area chefs on Friday, September 27th for the popular Hamburger Hop, the kick-off event of Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet. A celebrity panel of judges - including XRT's own Lin Brehmer - bestows the best burger award while guests select the people's choice. For tasty burgers, cold...
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Don't Miss Chicago Gourmet Sept 24-29

It's Showtime at Chicago Gourmet! Bon Apptit presents Chicago Gourmet is celebrating all things food & entertainment this September - it's going to be epic. Join chefs Andrew Zimmern, Stephanie Izard, Rick Bayless, Sarah Grueneberg, Masaharu Morimoto and many more for a fabulous weekend in...
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Ken Burns Explores the Evolution of 'Country Music'

NEW YORK ( WCBS 880 ) — Known for his works on The Civil War, World War II, and the Vietnam War, award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns says his latest project, premiering this month on PBS, was the most emotionally surprising and complex film that he's ever worked on. The upcoming documentary, "Country...
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8 Novels That You Won't Believe Were Written by Celebrities

Looking for a new book to crack open? Whether nothing is calling out to you on your bookshelf, or you want to see the literary prowess of your favorite stars, here are eight fictional books that you won't believe were written by these huge celebrities. Photo credit Getty Images "The...
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Eddie Murphy to Host 'SNL' for First Time Since 1984

NEW YORK ( WCBS 880 ) -- Eddie Murphy is heading back to the place where he started his career. This upcoming season, the 58-year-old comedian will host "Saturday Night Live" for the first time since 1984. Murphy made a brief appearance five years ago for SNL's 40th anniversary special, but this...
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Top 10 Highest Paid Actors of 2019

It’s been a very lucrative year for action stars, Marvel superheroes, and even a fading country singer. Forbes has released their list of the highest-paid actors of 2019, and the top ten combined earned a whopping $588.3 million. If you smell what The Rock is cooking, then you know its money...
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The 'Storm Area 51' Event Has Turned Into the Alienstock Music Festival

Maybe they can stop us all. The viral “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop Us All” event that surged on Facebook, inviting people to meet up and attempt to “move faster than their bullets” to “see them aliens” has transformed into something slightly more feasible. Slightly. Introducing Alienstock . From...
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Gaten Matarazzo of ‘Stranger Things’ and His Band Work in Progress Are 'Always at Home'

While many of us have spent our summer watching the gang from Hawkins fighting off The Flayed in season three of Stranger Things , Gaten Matarazzo has been busy getting the band back together. The 16-year-old actor who plays Dustin Henderson on the Netflix series has rejoined his siblings and...
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Kool-Aid Got Flavor Flav, Sisqó, and More to Sing 'Oh Yeah!' and It's Perfect

This National Kool-Aid Day is shaping up to be the best one yet. Oh yeah? Oh Yeah! We were so busy celebrating National Book Lovers Day and National Rice Pudding Day , that we completely forgot to celebrate our big red friend. The day has actually been in observance for over 20 years, but this year...
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Mick Jagger Once Said Still Being a Musician at 60 Was ‘Ridiculous’

Mick Jagger may be more like us than we thought. The freshly-turned 76-year-old Rolling Stones frontman started putting money in his retirement pension plan when he was in his 20s. The insight comes from Jagger’s then-accountant Laurence Myers, The Guardian reports. According to Myers, the young...
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