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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY!: All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 5/10

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:

  • Filmmaker, actress, Access Hollywood and NBC News correspondent Maria Menounos was spotted at Sofia, Rockit Bar & Grill in River North and The Underground on Saturday after appearing at SELF magazine’sWorkout in the Park” in Grant Park. Menounos recently appeared on the Today Show without makeup alongside fellow make-up less hosts Hoda Brown and Kathie Lee Gifford. For once there was something more more frightening on the show than the host’s small talk. This week, following another appearance on Today, Menounos tweeted a picture of her with Brown and Gifford; all happily wearing makeup.
  • American Idol finalist Lee DeWyze stayed at Hotel Sax during his Chicago area homecoming. No doubt, the up and coming pop singer was celebrating the fact that he is one of the final three contestants remaining in the competition. The stress may be starting to show. According to the LA Times Idol Tracker, at Monday’s rehearsal, stage manager Debbie Williams was overheard telling DeWyze to:

Go practice your smiling.

  • Washington Redskins Quarterback Donovan McNabb hung out at Market on Friday. McNabb was recently traded to Washington after 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and in a recent radio interview with Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic, McNabb apologized to fans of the team. He said:

I look back — the things that I set out that I wanted to accomplish and bring back to Philadelphia I wasn’t able to, and I apologize more than anything to the people of Philadelphia, not bringing that Super Bowl to them. I love the fans in Philadelphia and love the things that they presented for me, giving me that opportunity to come out of that tunnel, give them an opportunity to bring a Super Bowl home. I’m sorry it didn’t happen.

  • Tom Cruise dined with Katie Holmes and Oprah Winfrey at RL restaurant the night before appearing on Friday’s The Oprah Winfrey Show. The daytime diva probably wanted to check in with the couple in order to make sure there wouldn’t be any repeats from their last appearance, when Cruise’s enthusiasm over his new found love for Holmes erupted into couch jumping and maniacal mad scientist laughter.
  • Arizona Cardinals QB and two time NFL MVP Kurt Warner had lunch at Fultons on the River on Wednesday. In an interview with NFL Gameday, Warner talked about how his teammate Anquan Bolden‘s serious injury influenced his thoughts on retirement. He said:

My wife will continue to say, ‘How much longer do you want to do this. I just want to see you walk off the field healthy.’ When I saw that situation with Anquan. Which, I think is a situation we’ve all heard about as players. You know, someone taking off on a stretcher. I had never seen it up close and personal. So I think, up until that point in my career I felt like most players and I felt like I was invincible. But that situation brought it more personal. It made me think about all those things my wife had said. And thought about being a father to my children.

  • Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano danced on a table at Y Bar on Wednesday and swung his jacket in the air. Y Bar hosted Playboy’s 50th Anniversary Bunny Search that night. Too much late night partying could be one reason for Zambrano’s sluggish performance on the field this season. According to the Chicago Tribune, during a recent press conference, Zambrano defended himself by referencing The Terminator:

I think I can be good. I think I can be great. It’s up to me, the challenge. Like Schwarzenegger says, ‘I will be back’.

If he continues to under perform, Zambrano will have to get creative and start quoting less popular Schwarzenegger movies like Batman & Robin.

  • Winona Ryder shopped at the high end vintage clothing store Sofia on May 9 and signed one of the walls in the dressing room. Ryder has certainly come full circle since her last publicized visit to a high end clothing store.
  • Bears QB Jay Cutler stopped by $1 beer night at Faith & Whiskey on May 6. Yesterday on ESPN Radio’s Waddle & Silvie Show, Cutler talked about rebounding from a lackluster 2009 season in which he threw, a league high, 26 interceptions:

I’m not gonna say it was all bad. I learned a lot. I had some success in Denver, came here, and hit a few speed bumps. I think it made me a better player. I haven’t lost any confidence in my abilities.

Based on his appearance at Faith & Whiskey’s cheap drink night, he also hasn’t lost confidence in his ability to down a Jaeger Bomb.

Source: Red Eye.

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