It has been a rather slow week for appearance announcements, but here's what we have:
Anderson will receive a special humanitarian award from International Medical Corps' on Feb. 18th for his reporting from Africa. Sheryl Crow will be part of the evening's entertainment and Ben Affleck, Diane Keaton, Joel Madden, Felicity Huffman, Nicole Richie, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Spacey, Kate Walsh, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Vinessa Shaw, Elizabeth Berkley, Hank Azaria, Patricia Heaton, Tate Donovan, Deion Sanders, Heather Graham and Marshall Faulk are among the celebs slated to attend. The event will be held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA.
The Executives Club of Chicago will present a half day conference on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 7:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. at the Fairmont Chicago, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL. Ali will moderate a discussion entitled "The Sustainable Advantage: Who Will Survive and Why".
In the better late than never category:
Rick hosted the 'Shorty Awards' on Wednesday night. The shorty awards are for the best producers of short content in 2008 140 characters or less, on Twitter. The ceremony was held in NYC.
And in the probably shouldn't happen category:
After seeing John Roberts strumming his guitar on American Morning we couldn't help but wonder if we'll be blogging his concert schedule anytime soon? Take a look:
BTW, could it be that the when Rob told JR to grow out his hair he was referring to something like this?
Rob should know better than to cast the first stone. Remember this blast from his past?
In other CNN news:
Michelle Jaconi, a 12-year veteran of NBC’s Meet the Press, will join CNN Worldwide as executive producer of State of the Union with John King. Jaconi began working for Meet the Press in 1997, starting as an intern and working her way up to producer and political analyst.
She earned a degree in international politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and later earned her master’s degree with honors distinction. While earning her master’s, she wrote for PoliticsNow.com, a Web site that was co-owned by the Washington Post, ABC News and the National Journal Group.
We came across another mention that Roland Martin might be doing the honors when Campbell Brown is on maternity leave and I thought I'd pass it along. This one was in the Chicago Trib.
Expecting? Syndicated columnist Roland S. Martin, a contributor to CNN, TV One and Tom Joyner's national radio program, is said to be a candidate to fill in during Campbell Brown's CNN maternity leave this spring. Nothing official yet out of CNN, but word is the one-time editor of the Chicago Defender and former morning host on Chicago's WVON-AM 1690 isn't booking speaking engagements from late March through May.
Happy Belated Birthday to the lovely Zain Verjee who was 35 on Wednesday.
As always thanks to Julie and Cyn for all their help gathering material for this post.Enjoy the rest of your week and hope to see you back here soon. ~Phebe