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Exclusive Portrait: Amy Sedaris of ‘Strangers With Candy’

Amy Sedaris, photo by Joe Arce.

CHICAGO – Amy Sedaris is well remembered in Chicago for her work at the Second City Troupe, as well as the Annoyance Theater. The comedian, actor, author and entrepreneur recently wrote a new book, “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People!,” which is her wacky perspective on crafting and entertaining.

Exclusive Portrait: Figure Skater Johnny Weir For New Book ‘Welcome to My World’

Johnny Weir by Joe Arce

CHICAGO – Johnny Weir is the showiest celebrity in the showiest sport ever concocted: figure skating. Last month, he made an appearance in Chicago at Borders on State Street for his new book “Welcome to My World”. HollywoodChicago.com got these exclusive photos by Joe Arce on Weir’s tour bus.

Exclusive Portrait: Ricky Martin is ‘Livin’ La Vida Satisfied’

Ricky Martin, photo by Joe Arce

CHICAGO – Ricky Martin had quite the 2010. The pop sensation who placed “Livin’ La Vida Loco” into our collective consciousness also publicly acknowledged being gay in March. This led to the publication of his new book, “Me” (“Yo” in Spanish), and an appearance at Borders Books Lincoln Park in Chicago.

Exclusive Portrait: Josh Groban in Chicago For His CD ‘Illuminations’

Josh Groban, photo by Joe Arce

CHICAGO – The mega-popular singer Josh Groban is about to add another multi-selling note to his marketability. On November 22th on the Oprah show, Groban will be named one of her “Ultimate Favorite Things” and will perform a special duet with Johnny Mathis.

Exclusive Portrait: Jenny McCarthy on ‘Love, Lust & Faking It’

Jenny McCarthy, Photograph by Joe Arce.

CHICAGO – Jenny McCarthy is at again, penning another one of her “Naked Truth” books, this time about relationships. The prolific Ms. McCarthy is back on the shelves with “Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth about Sex, Lies and True Romance.” She appeared at Border Books in Oakbrook, IL, on October 11th.

Exclusive Portrait: Megadeth Metal Guitarist Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine, photograph by Joe Arce

CHICAGO – Head banging and air guitaring was the order of the day a couple weeks ago, as Dave Mustaine of the group Megadeth made an appearance at the Borders Books in Chicago on State Street to greet fans and sign his new book, “Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir.”

Exclusive Portrait: Celebrating Ozzfest With Guitarist Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde, shot by Joe Arce

CHICAGO – As Ozzfest, the summer music jam anchored by Ozzy Osbourne, rolls through Chicago on Tuesday, August 17th, former Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde brought his new band, Black Label Society, to rock at the fest. He also had time to greet fans here on Monday at Borders Books State Street.

Exclusive Portrait: Shaquille O’Neal at Borders Book Signing in Chicago

CHICAGO – Shaquille O’Neal AKA Shaq AKA Shaq-Fu, is a famous basketballer known by many names. Currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he took a break to be with his mother, Lucille O’Neal, as they appeared at Borders Books.

Exclusive Portrait: Jeff Garlin of HBO’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Jeff Garlin

CHICAGO – Jeff Garlin wears his love for his native Chicago on his sleeve. When not cheering for the Cubs and the Bears, he does a little HBO TV show called “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and has just written a new book.

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