Notable celebs in the house included supermodel Cindy Crawford, actor/singer Terrence Howard, Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny's Child, the latest Top Chef champion, Chicago's Stephanie Izard and Verne "Mini Me" Troyer. Yes, I wanted to ask Troyer about his sex tape scandal, but I didn't want to get kicked off the red carpet before I even got inside!
Needless to say, it was an interesting night. Howard -- who has been making the rounds the past couple of weeks pimping his first CD, Shine Through It -- and Williams, both performed. It's been interesting watching the newspaper accounts over the past couple of days. Bill Zwecker said the performances were were well-received all around, but both Neil Steinberg and Richard Roeper saw what I also witnessed -- a crowd that wasn't really paying attention to the performances, making Howard's low-key performance a little uncomfortable, even though he did a great job.
Now that the party's over, the city's left with a new upscale glossy magazine to consider. Is CS Magazine watching it's back? Time will tell whether it needs to. Check out the video of some of the red carpet action.