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Television’s BFF’s ….Happy Best Friends Day


 We all have besties . They are the ones who are with you through thick and thin. Sometimes you want to kill them , but you know you are nothing without them. Television shows present and old school is full of them. So on this bff day, we at Chitownstarconnections are saluting our favorite best buds….

Jen had to salute her favorite show and that is the late great “Castle.” What would the writer detective be without his partners? Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas

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These two are as close as best friends can be , without being related. They were part of the “MAGIC” that was “Grey’s Anatomy.” Dr. Cristina Yang and Dr. Meredith Grey….”The Twisted Sisters.” Here are stars TR Knight, Katherine Heigl and the Twisted Sisters … Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh.

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What is really great is that in real life “Empire’s” Becky and Jamal are really best friends. Gabourney Sidibe and Jussie Smollett are bffs.

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They have known each other for twenty years in real life , but they also play best buds on tv. Together they ran the country for most of seven years on “Scandal”, They are Jeff Perry and Tony Goldwyn or Cyrus Beene and Fitzgerald Grant.

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They were raised together like brothers, but they had remained best buds all during med school. They shared everything, including Addison. Mark eventually ended up in Seattle and had also slept with all of Derek’s sisters. “Grey’s Anatomy” couldn’t had closer buds then the late Dr. Mark Sloane (Eric Dane) and the late Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)

the elevator ride from hell

 There was never a better group of friends than the four sexy gals from NYC… Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte, and Carrie…. “Sex and the City”

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There isn’t two more perfect and drunk bff’s in all of Britain than those lovable addicts Patsy and Edwina (Jennifer Saunders and JoAnna Lumley) of “Ab Fab”


They are all geniuses with women problems. But they can count on each other, no matter what. They are Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki) Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayaar)


 They are total opposites , the one was raised in poverty and the other in the lap of luxury, but poverty brought Max and Caroline together. Now they are just “Two Broke Girls” (Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings)

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 That’s what friends are for … like the fun foursome who return to NBC this fall on “Will and Grace” … Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullahy, and Sean Hayes…

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They may have been cousins, but they are the best of buds in ritzy Bel Air… Carlton and Will of the “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”

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 They are four women from Atlanta with a lot of class and style…Mary Jo (Annie Potts) Charlene (Jean Smart) Julia (the late great Dixie Carter) and Suzanne (Delta Burke) “Designing Women”

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There is no better group of friends than the sexy sextet from the series that is named “Friends” … Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. true classics …


They are gbbf’s in real life and have played lovers on the screen… they are “Huckleberry Quinn” or Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz of “Scandal”

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Two women who were forced to be together when their ex husbands decided to come out are the hilarious stars of Netflix “Grace and Frankie” Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda


 There seems to be a lot of reboots on tv and one of the most popular on Netflix is the reboot of “Full House” called “Fuller House” Dave Coulier , Bob Saget , and John Stamos have reprised their roles as much of the cast has… DJ and Kimmy have grown up and have kids of their own

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They were the cast with the show about ‘nothing” best of buds…. on “Seinfeld” Jerry, George, Elaine, and the inevitable Kramer..

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The wisdom that they spot is pure gold… they are the old ladies who know what’s what.Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and of course Sophia..”The Golden Girls”

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They are the girls  who live a singles life in a 90’s kind of world … she’s glad she’s got her girls… Maxx, Regine, Kadejah, and Sinclair… Living Single…

Living Single Cast


Finally we end with two buds on the hit CMT show “Nashville” , both are looking for that neon rainbow and chasin that honky tonk dream… Sam Palladio and Chris Carmack

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Did we include your favorite tv buds ? If not write and tell us about them… here is my bff picture… it’s Jen….15589834_10157834996700577_8153654855180318187_n Happy besties day!!!




“As Real as it Gets” -an interview with David Eigenberg


The other day I had the pleasure to chat with David Eigenberg. David is originally from Naperville, but he is back in town filming scenes from the new NBC drama, “Chicago Fire.” Prior to this, he is most known for playing Steve Brady, Miranda’s love interest on “Sex and the City.”

On one of his breaks last week,  Steve took some time out to tell me a little about the show.  He informed me that he was wearing about forty pounds of gear. “That is one thing Dick Wolf insists on is authenticity.”  He was referring to “the ” Dick Wolf of Law and Order fame, who is producing “Chicago Fire.”  “We have real Chicago firemen all over the set and we also have gone on ride alongs with them as well. They are really great and we have a lot of fun joking around together.”  Quite a different world from the fashionable  streets of Manhattan where David played the lovable bartender for most of the series.  But don’t get David wrong, he loved being around intelligent women . After all, he grew up being raised with five sisters.

David also didnt mind returning to the Windy City.  It is where he was raised and he also loves the people here.  “Chicago is filled with people with huge hearts and a great edge. They are a little bit more edgy in New York and I also like the cold.”  He also enjoys seeing all the different people that they have used as extras for filming.   He thinks that adds color to the series.   “It still amazes me that young girls come up to me and all they can do is talk about the show. ” I reminded him that “Sex” was an iconic series of its time . Probably one of the last great comedies of our time.  He corrected me by calling it a “dramedy”  . “After all , there was some drama , some comedy, but no one liners.”  he added.  He did love playing Steve and admitted that he was a fun character to play.

I was anxious to hear about his new character on “Chicago Fire.” He described, “Christopher” as a real stand up guy, kind of like Steve.  Real down to earth . He was once the young guy and now he is the old, cranky guy. He kind of is the one who keeps the young fire fighters in line.”

Watch David and his co stars on “Chicago Fire” Season 4 this fall on NBC

120511-tv-weddings-satc-cynthia-nixon-400Here is David with co star Cynthia Nixon. He is still amazed that young girls still recognize him for Steve.


On a warm summer day, David is dressed in his fire gear as “Christopher” . Talk about burning up.

You can see David and his cast mates when Chicago Fire this fall on NBC


Before They Became Mad Men. . . and Your Favorites Visit the Mad Men


This Sunday is the final curtain for the show “Mad Men”. It has been a great run and pop culture has definitely been influenced by the series. But before Don and the gang bid adieu, let’s take a look at the wonderful cast and some of their more famous guest stars….we have got some great roles of the gang at Sterling Cooper before they became mad men.


Before January Jones put on the dress and pumps, here she is as a pioneer woman in “Love’s Enduring Promise” .betty draper

Here she is as the gorgeous , but troubled Betty Draper.

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DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - "Something's Coming" - In the most elaborate episode ever produced in the history of the series, the residents of Wisteria Lane are forced into basements, cellars and safe rooms to weather a tornado that destroys homes and lives forever, on Desperate Housewives," SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/DANNY FELD) JOHN SLATTERY, RICARDO ANTONIO CHAVIRA


John Slattery has done quite a few roles pre- MM, he was Will’s brother on “Will and Grace” , he was the politico husband of Gabrielle on “Desperate Housewives” but the one he will be most remembered for is the politician that wanted golden showers on “Sex and the City”

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He ends his role as advertising mogul Roger Sterling this Sunday


Here is a very handsome Jon Hamm as a firefighter on “Providence” . Even then , he had those smoldering looks

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Here is Jon as the suave, lady killer Don Draper

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Christina Hendricks was an outer space temptress on the sci fi classic “Firefly” Saffron tried to seduce Capt Malcolm played by “Castle”s Nathan Fillion.

Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) - Mad Men - Season 6, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/AMC


Here she is as the gorgeous sixties bombshell , Joan Harris

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Elizabeth Moss originally had a place in the White House as First Daughter Chloe Bartlett on “The West Wing”

Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) - Mad Men - Season 5 - Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC


She has shined as career gal Peggy Olson for seven seasons

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He was the half demon son , Connor, on “Angel”

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Vincent Kartheiser is the frat boy, advertising man , Pete Campbell

robert morse

Robert Morse has been a television ,movie, and broadway actor for many years

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Here he is singing his heart out on “Mad Men”

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Jessica Pare bares it all in the “Hot Tub Time Machine”

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Here she is seductively singing in that famous dress on “Mad Men” as Megan Draper

ben feldman drop dead diva

Our last cast regular was the sweet Ben Feldman as the angel who came to earth on “Drop Dead Diva”Falling in  love , he returned to heaven .

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He took his place back on earth as Michael Ginsberg

And here are today’s brightest as guest stars on the show

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Darby Stanchfield was a desperate housewife as divorcee Helen Bishop. Today she roams the halls of the West Wing on “Scandal” as Abby Whelan

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She usually is a “Scream” queen , but here Neve Campbell keeps a lonely Don company

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Dennis Haskins worked in the test kitchens of Cool Whip. But we know him better as the principal at Bayside High on “Saved By the Bell”

sarah drew mad men

Before she roamed the halls of Seattle Grace , Sarah Drew was the ‘wife” to Sal as Kitty Romano . Today she is the sweet surgeon wife to Jesse Williams,.April Kepner on “Greys Anatomy”

dan byrd  mad men

Finishing his run as Courteney Cox’s son on “Cougar Town” and a surprising turn as a spy on “Scandal” , Dan Byrd  ends the run of “Mad Men” as Wayne Barnes

seamus dever mad men

And finally we come to the detective who aids Richard Castle in solving crimes , Seamus Dever enters the world of the sixties as “Chuck”