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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY! All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 11/3

November 10th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments


From time to time celebrities do step out of LA and New York to venture over to the windy city! They’re not always A-list, but what the heck, we’ll take what we can get. This week’s sightings:

Entourage star Kevin Dillon made a (paid) appearance at Enclave nightclub Friday night. Dillon, an avid golfer, told ETonline.com at a charity event Monday, that he’s responsible for introducing cast of the long running HBO show to his favorite game. He said,

I’m proud to say I got all the guys into it, pretty much. Adrian (Grenier) and Jerry (Ferrara) didn’t play before the show, so I kind of introduced them to the game a little bit.”

Last Thursday, Gavin Rossdale and Chicago-based alternative rock band Lovehammers performed to a packed house at the House of Blues for the charity event Dare 2 Dream, which benefited pediatric cancer research. The former Bush-lead singer made the most out of the fact that he traveled without superstar wife Gwen Stefani or their two kids, heading to The Underground for the afterparty.

Rossdale, whose last album, the poorly received 2008 album Wanderlust, featured lyrics like “Oh teardrop you know you make me so sad/This heartbeat could be my last,” hasn’t been finding much success with his solo career, but according to his wife, he is a huge success at home. Stefani told Glamour in August,

I always thought he’d be a good dad. And he has basically lived up to that and beyond, beyond. He’s very, very passionate, and he’s very intense. He’s made to be a dad. I’m very lucky.”

Evanston native Zach Gilford, who plays Matt Seracen on Friday Night Lights attended the Bulls game against the Charlotte Bobcats game on Saturday. When Bobcats coach Larry Brown approached one of the refs to say,

“You can’t be this unfair,”

Gilford, reportedly yelled,

“You’re doing a good job 52.”

The young actor hasn’t shown that much intensity since his role in Post Grad.

Jeremy Piven hung out at Stanley’s and Crimson Lounge on Friday night and dined at the Asian fusion sushi-restaurant, Sunda, on Saturday.  Hopefully, The Goods star, who famously left the Broadway run of David Mamet‘s Speed the Plow last year due to “mercury poisoning” from eating too much fish and told Time in August,

I haven’t had a piece of fish of any kind in 11 months. My mercury levels have gone down from just below 60 to 3 now. I feel like a different person.”

Hopefully, he stayed away from the California roll.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman hung out at The Whiskey Bar and Grill on Friday night. Aikman, who has publicly expressed his disapproval of former rival Brett Farve’s flip-flopping retirement, recently recounted to the LA Times, that when he retired in 2001 he was also tempted to return to the field when, in 2002, he got a call to replace the then ailing Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Donovan McNab.

He said,

The reason I didn’t go and play for Philadelphia is because I knew that it was just going to be for a few games to end the season. There was no future in it. McNabb was their guy. He was going to come back and play. So for me it was, ‘Yeah, it would be kind of a fun story and it would be exciting, but where would it leave me when the season ends?’ But I didn’t weigh my decision on, ‘Well, I wonder how the people in Dallas are going to feel.’ “

Source: Red Eye.

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