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Joan Rivers Tribute

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

While it may have been just a short time I knew her, my few interactions with the great Joan Rivers were pleasant and memorable ones. I recall the very first time that I interviewed Joan for Showbiz Deluxe in winter of 2012...

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Donny & Marie Signed Contest

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 3, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (1)

All through the month of September to commemorate Craniofacial Acceptance Month you have a chance to win a signed Donny & Marie prize pack. CCA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and for every $25 donated your name will be entered into a drawing for the autographed 11x16 CCA poster which Donny & Marie kindly autographed and official Donny & Marie tour program.

Read more and enter the contest here:  



Donny & Marie Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 2, 2014 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

CHICAGO, IL (September 2nd, 2014) – This past weekend, Christian F. Scalise founder and executive editor of Showbiz Deluxe had the great honor of presenting entertainment superstars, brother-sister duo Donny & Marie Osmond with their official Showbiz Deluxe cover at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois on Friday August 29th, 2014.


Playing at the beautiful theatre for seven show-stopping performances, the iconic duo brought their sensational production all the way from the Flamingo in Las Vegas to the Chicago land area.


This cover presentation commemorates the exclusive interview conducted with Donny & Marie on Showbiz Deluxe. The interview can be found here;


In addition, Donny & Marie were gracious enough to pose with a poster to help raise awareness for our dear friends at CCA (Children’s Craniofacial Association) in honor of Craniofacial Acceptance Month which officially kicked off September 1st! (Also, thanks to Jill Patterson of CCA for sending along a Vineyard Vines silk CCA logo tie to present to Donny Osmond, also pictured below!)


We would like to sincerely thank Donny & Marie for taking the time to meet us backstage after the show and for their kind, loving and genuine desire to support the children of CCA by posing with the poster;


See more info on CCA below;

2014 marks the 10th year CCA will observe September as Craniofacial Acceptance Month across the nation. Each year CCA families, friends, volunteers and related support groups band together to widen the circle of acceptance for individuals with facial differences. The goal is to create awareness of craniofacial differences and to get people to see that “beyond the face is a heart.” To learn more about the CCA and to donate, check out their official website here;


Kim Gravel Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on March 4, 2014 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

CHICAGO, IL (March 4th, 2014) -In honor of our March/April 2014 cover story on Former Miss Georgia, Life Coach, Gospel singing extraordinaire, owner of the Pageant Place and star of the hit Lifetime television show Kim of Queens. It gives us great pleasure to reveal the official cover presentation with Kim Gravel!!

We caught up with the southern Diva backstage at the Steve Harvey Daytime TV Show in Chicago, Ill to present the cover. Kim is a frequent guest on the hot new series which airs weekly on syndicated television. See the following link for exact times and channels for your individual state:

Stay tuned to Showbiz Deluxe for Part I of the interview later this month and Part II in April 2014!

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Chaka Khan Interview: Part I

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on December 2, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It is with great honor that we share Part I of our exclusive interview with 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, the iconic Chaka Khan! In Part I of the interview, Chaka recalls the early days in her hometown of Chicago, discusses her latest musical project, pays tribute to dear friend Whitney Houston and MUCH MORE!


Read Part I of our interview with CHAKA KHAN:  

Chaka Khan Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on October 7, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)


CHICAGO, IL (October 7th, 2013) -In anticipation of our upcoming two month cover story on internationally acclaimed music superstar Chaka Khan, Showbiz Deluxe proudly presented the 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist with her Fall 2013 cover story backstage at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on Saturday October 5th.


Giving fans the ultimate concert experience, Chaka was welcomed to the stage by a sold-out crowd of cheering fans; Khan opened her set with “I Feel For You.” Never missing a beat, the icon took fans on a musical journey by performing smash hits such as, “Through The Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Tell Me Something Good,” and “Ain’t Nobody.” Looking fine at 60 years young, the music superstar worked every angle of the stage, and even dedicated a very special Happy Birthday performance to V103 radio pioneer Herb Kent, who turned 85.


To give our readers an advance "sneak-peek" of the cover, see the official presentation below. Stay tuned for Part I of the interview with Chaka in November 2013. In Part I of the interview, Chaka discusses her plans for new music, 40th anniversary in show business, what she learned as a young performer and MUCH MORE!!




Tina Turner Flagg Grove Restoration Project

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In an effort to help the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center reach their goal to restore Tina Turner’s childhood school, Flagg Grove, check out our exclusive interview with Sonia Outlaw-Clark to find out more about this exciting project, and Tina Turner’s personal involvement with the restoration of Flagg Grove School.


Read the full interview here:

Marilu Henner Interview; Part I

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on July 16, 2012 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out our latest interview with the fascinating Marilu Henner. In Part I of our interview, Marilu discusses her latest book “Total Memory Makeover,” having HSAM (Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory), recollects her upbringing in Chicago, plus much more!


Read the interview with MARILU HENNER here:


Showbiz Deluxe- Betty White

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on June 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Showbiz Deluxe would like to apologize to our loyal readers that had anticipated our coverage and exclusive interview with Ms. Betty White at the Museum Broadcast Communications (MBC) grand opening gala this past week, June 12th in Chicago.


Upon arriving at the MBC, we were notified that our interview with Ms. White had been canceled due to scheduling conflicts and being overbooked from an entire day of phone interviews. We regret to share this inconvenience with our dedicated readers.


Showbiz Deluxe has executed extended press and promotion for the MBC’s grand opening gala and also allotted a full banner on our website for the past 3 months advertising the MBC’s ticket page to our readers. Upon hearing that the $500 tickets for their gala eventually SOLD-OUT, we were happy to hear the news and glad that we were able to aide the MBC in promoting the gala via Showbiz Deluxe.


Our various forms of correspondence to reach program director Marc Glick in regard to this unfortunate series of events have gone unanswered. We once again apologize to all of our supporters and readers who looked forward to the exclusive interview and coverage.


We take great pride in offering Ms. Betty White continued coverage on Showbiz Deluxe through the years; may she continue to be blessed with success in her exciting career!!


Zooey Deschanel to play Loretta Lynn on Broadway

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on May 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (1)

ZOOEY DESCHANEL TO PLAY LORETTA LYNN IN BROADWAY MUSICAL: It was announced tonight from the stage of the iconic Ryman Auditorium by LORETTA LYNN that actress Zooey Deschanel will play the lead role in the Broadway musical of Coal Miner's Daughter. Tonight the two did a duet on "Coal Miner's Daughter" as they closed out the Grand Ole Opry Country Classic show in Nashville, TN. Yesterday Loretta and Zooey met in Nashville for a photo shoot and talked before the big announcement tonight. Casting is underway now for the other roles in this musical that will debut next year; stayed tuned for the next chapter of the Coal Miner's Daughter: A song, album, book, movie and now a Broadway musical!


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