Saturday, February 16, 2008
Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein in town for an appearance and audience Q&A for movie,The Business of Being Born' which aired at the Music Box Theater. Ricki produced the film and Abby directed.
I never met Ricki Lake before but I do remember I liked her talk show and marveled at the weight she lost and how her life transformed. She came to town today on behalf of the film she produced and she looked great and she's one of those sweet bubbly personalities that is sometimes rare to find these days.
Still slim,she came in holding a pizza box from their dinner stop prior to the event.
She vows to get back to her eating plan by the time the Oscars air next weekend.
Who can resist Chicago pizza ?
From the movie press release:
THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN
Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural part of life. But birth is also big
Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of her first child, actress Ricki
Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to question the way American women have
Epstein gains access to several pregnant New York City women as they weigh
their options. Some of these women are or will become clients of Cara
Muhlhahn, a charismatic midwife who, between birth events, shares both
memories and footage of her own birth experience.
Footage of women having babies punctuates THE BUSINESS OF BEING
BORN. Each experience is unique; all are equally beautiful and equally
surprising. Giving birth is clearly the most physically challenging event these
women have ever gone through, but it is also the most emotionally rewarding.
Along the way, Epstein conducts interviews with a number of obstetricians,
experts and advocates about the history, culture and economics of childbirth.
The film s fundamental question: should most births be viewed as a natural life
process, or should every delivery be treated as a potential medical emergency?
As Epstein uncovers some surprising answers, her own pregnancy adds a very
personal dimension to THE BUSINESS OF BEING BORN, a must-see movie for
anyone even thinking about having a baby.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Spice Girl Victoria Beckham made a personal appearance to celebrate the dVb by Victoria Beckham, denim and sunglass collections at Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago,IL.
Fans lined up thru the floors of the Chicago Place Mall to pay homage to Victoria.
She signed,posed with fans,and patiently posed for the media.
One fan happened to have Victorias autograph tattooed on her backside. Victoria took a peek and managed to crack a smile-something she really never wants to do(causes wrinkles ya know!)
But anyway,I haven't been to Saks in awhile and the store looks gorgeous. Great clothes
and such a nice atmosphere.
Check out Victoria's new goodies. They are on the 2nd floor and the 5th fllor.
Saks is at Chicago Place 700 n Michigan Ave, Chicago,IL.
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