By Heather Leszczewicz Special to Published May 23, 2007 at 7:56 PM

A large chunk of America just saw the Milwaukee County Zoo get a shout out on the "American Idol" finale. There's a bushbaby that was lucky enough to be sponsored by the Fox show and it's got a special name: Simon. An "AI" hopeful was told by the nasty British judge that he looked like a bushbaby, so in honor of the special Golden Idol Award, Simon the bushbaby was announced to the country.

I bet the Zoo gets a boost in visitors thanks to the mention, too.

Heather Leszczewicz Special to

Originally from Des Plaines, Ill., Heather moved to Milwaukee to earn a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University. With a tongue-twisting last name like Leszczewicz, it's best to go into a career where people don't need to say your name often.

However, she's still sticking to some of her Illinoisan ways (she won't reform when it comes to things like pop, water fountain or ATM), though she's grown to enjoy her time in the Brew City.

Although her journalism career is still budding, Heather has had the chance for some once-in-a-lifetime interviews with celebrities like actor Vince Vaughn and actress Charlize Theron, director Cameron Crowe and singers Ben Kweller and Isaac Hanson of '90s brother boy band Hanson. 

Heather's a self-proclaimed workaholic but loves her entertainment. She's a real television and movie fanatic, book nerd, music junkie, coffee addict and pop culture aficionado.