George Lucas’ Wedding Party: Hollywood Heads to Chicago

No pressure.” PHOTOS: When You Wish Upon a Death Star: The Surprising Symmetry of ‘Star Wars’ and Disney According to a report by the Chicago Tribune , the reception is being overseen by New York party planner Van Wyck & Van Wyck, who has previously organized soirees for the likes of Sean Combs, Alicia Keys, Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama.Guests staying at the Chicago Peninsula Hotel found a gift bag awaiting them filled with some of the couple’s “favorite local flavors” — chocolate cookies from Carol’s Cookies, popcorn from Garrett Popcorn, Marshall Field’s Original Frango Mints and Skywalker Ranch hats, T-shirts and a tote. The Tribune report also criticizes the circus surrounding the event, pointing to the Promontory Point tunnels fresh paint job ( a favor for Hobson? ) and the park’s field-house bathrooms being closed to the public, which runs afoul of established park district policy. At the center of Promontory Point, a huge tent has already been erected along with a stage, which is set for a two-hour performance by Prince (who was recently invited to join the film Academy) and his 22-piece band on Saturday evening. Last weekend, Bill Moyers officiated a ceremony for the new Mr.
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Need to know which way to the bathroom? Hollywood has ambassadors on hand to point the way

Volunteers Frank De Risi, left, and Marc Jacobs assist Houston native Tami Chastain, right, with directions to the souveneir shops. Hollywood hopes to hire volunteer ambassadors like De Risi and Jacobs to patrol the Broadwalk on the weekends to answer tourists

The pay: a great view. The city is in the midst of hiring at least 25 “Broadwalk Ambassadors” to walk up and down the two-mile stretch to greet people and help them have a good time. “We want Hollywood to be as friendly as Disney World,” said Hollywood Commissioner Patricia Asseff, who is already one of the volunteer ambassadors. “We want people to feel welcome.” On Sunday, a group of ambassadors were already in place, ready to make newcomers feel welcome. It didn’t take long for a group of tourists from Houston to spot volunteer Frank De Risi’s gold shirt and ask him where they could find souvenir shops. “We saw the bright shirts and figured they were there to help,” said Tami Chastain, who was in town for a conference.
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Explore Hollywood With Your Loved One At The Hollywood Sites And Bites Tour

From God-knows-where, in stumbles Dixie (Wendy Elizabeth Abraham). She’s wearing combat fatigues, is grievously wounded. She mutters something about the rest of the outfit being blown to pieces. Eddie wants to save her from bleeding out.
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Hollywood Fringe: ‘Fathers at a Game,’ The East Theatre at the Complex


So grab your sweetie and prepare for a truly fun date exploring some of the best spots in Hollywood.   The Hollywood Sites and Bites Food Tour will start off at Hollywood and Highland, home of the famous Grauman’s Chinees Theatre. The four-hour tour will take you throughout Hollywood, stopping at all the major tourist spots like the Hollywood sign and the Capital Records Building, as well as lots of smaller spots you may never have heard of. As you are walking and riding through the tour, you’ll be stoping at lots of great restaurants – both famous and secret. The tour will also take you through Melrose, where you can shop some of the trendiest and most fun boutiques and stores in California, and of course find a few more great spots to eat.
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