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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY!: All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 3/15


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 hell, we’ll take what we can get. This week’s sightings:

  • LeBron James was in town to face off against the Bulls and made the most of his time by hosting The BlackOut party at The Shrine in the South Loop. The night turned into a who’s who of sports and music stars, with appearances by Jay-Z (who had performed at the United Center earlier that night), Young Jeezy, Bulls All-Star Derrick Rose and the Bears’ Julius Peppers. James’ teammates Antawn Jamison, Andreson Varejo, Delonte West and Daniel Green also attended.

Bulls forward Hakim Warrick also made it to the party and joked to the Chicago Tribune’s About Last Night blogger Luis Arroyave about feeding James some drinks, so he wouldn’t be in top form for the game the next night. He said:

The way we’re banged up right now. I’ll do whatever I can. I might slop him a few shots tonight.

Has Warrick forgotten the lessons of the 90s? If you really want to eliminate the competition you have to hire someone to bust your opponents knee caps.

  • The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg were spotted at The Pony after losing to the Washington Capitals on March 14. Vince Vaughn and Holly Montag and Stacie Hall of The Hills were also spotted at the Lakeview hangout. What could be the explanation for why such a bizarre mix of the hockey stars, movie stars, and reality stars would be hanging out together at the same bar on the same night? Maybe they were filming a sequel to Couples Retreat. For the audience’s sake, let’s hope not.
  • Former Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett dined at Sunda on Friday. Garret’s Fox sitcom Til Death is very likely to be canceled after four seasons. Hopefully now he can concentrate on his unexplored talent at stand up comedy. If the horrifyingly awkward jokes about prostate exams that he unleashed during a cringe inducing 2008 appearance on Fox and Friends are any indication, he could give Jeff Dunham a run for his money.
  • Jillian Harris and fiancee Ed Swiderski were at Rockit Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville for a Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser Thursday. These two are starting to bore everyone. What kind of reality stars make news without going to rehab, making sex tapes or going through a nasty public breakup? Have they learned nothing from Bret Michels?

Source: Red Eye.

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