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C.J. is a columnist in the Star Tribune's Twin Cities section. Her column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.


C.J.: The president of Gayle King's fan club has been located, and her name is not Oprah

Producer and creative consultant Rachel Weintraub says she works only with people she loves. And she loves Gayle King, “CBS This Morning” anchor,…


C.J.: FX's 'Versace' costume designer has won the right to be 'Big Lou'

For Lou Eyrich, the transition from Ragstock manager to the costume world was the result of "being in the right place at the right time."


C.J.: Attorney Clinton Collins wants to thank family of his young organ donor

Double organ recipient Clinton Collins is not surprised he’s still here, but there were days before his recent kidney-pancreas transplant when the waiting…


C.J.: Never heard of bandy? There's even a U.S. Hall of Fame

On Monday, the governing body that oversees bandy, a team sport played on ice, inducted two players into its Hall of Fame — Minneapolis native Chris Preiss and Swedish-American Jasper Felder.


C.J.: KSTPer Ken Barlow knows that on the other side of his bad days stands his wife, Theresa

What a thoughtful host KSTP-TV meteorologist Ken Barlow is, even when he is having a bad day. As one of my Twitter followers, he…


C.J.: 'This Is Us' costume designer is one of us

Hala Bahmet grew up in St. Paul and attended college at St. Catherine University.


C.J.: Dessa felt better after getting scientific assistance to mend her broken heart

The hip-hop star talks about getting over an old flame, hair color assumptions and that "Hamilton" mix tape.


C.J.: Diana Pierce's daughter starts her L.A. climb in the film and TV biz

Chelsea Babcock has been working steadily on the sets of a few shows and movies.


C.J.: Mindful rapper Dessa doesn't wander through chats about her memoir

Her brightness illuminates the new book, "My Own Devices: True Stories From the Road on Music, Science and Senseless Love."


C.J.: VHS is not yet dead for the Found Footage Festival Tour dudes

Put on by comics originally from Wisconsin and who spent time in the Twin Cities, the festival will be at the Heights Theater at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1.