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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.: 'Insecure' co-star Yvonne Orji lives her values, not her character's

Orji, who has freely talked about being a 30-something virgin in interviews, has a personal life that is the opposite of her character, Molly.


C.J.: Playtime at the 'Kitten Bowl' should've been fun

The constant line of fans showed how very popular this Super Bowl Live pastime was.


C.J. : ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says he is humble about many things

Insults from detractors may be taking a toll on the "First Take" host.


C.J.: Yes, retired Vikings Purple People Eater Jim Marshall is tired of those questions

In the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, something laid low Purple People Eater Jim Marshall. When the famed Vikings defensive lineman couldn’t…


C.J.: 'Nothing' makes ESPN's Stephen A. Smith nervous

The relentlessly verbose lightning rod will host "First Take" at the Hard Rock Cafe as part of ESPN's presence during the Super Bowl.


C.J. : 'Magnificent' Jeremiah Tower goes on about Champagne, goes off on Chef Gordon Ramsay

Jeremiah Tower, the subject of Anthony Bourdain’s documentary “The Last Magnificent,” recently graced the metro with his elegant presence. I was able to…


C.J.: Medical matters may be nudging Larry Fitzgerald Sr. toward the Sun Belt

The longtime Spokesman-Recorder sports columnist and broadcaster had a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, necessitated by the narrowing of an artery.


Trash talking with Philly? Not exactly a tough assignment

The Philly columnist kicked things off with: "Like almost all Americans, I've never been to Minnesota. What am I missing, other than frostbite...?"


C.J.: Shawn Brundidge wouldn't have subjected his model son to H&M monkey business

The fallout continues for H&M over an ad featuring a black child modeling a hoodie emblazoned with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.”


C.J.: Attorney Clinton Collins' spirit is light as he awaits a double organ transplant

He talks about needing a new kidney and pancreas.