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HEY, I THINK I SEE A CELEBRITY!: All Chi-Town Sightings, Week of 5/3

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:

  • Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber threw out the first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field on May 3. In an interview with local Chicago Radio Host Showbiz Shelly, he was asked who would win in a fight between him and the Jonas Bros. He said:

I would take ‘em.

Luckily, he wasn’t asked any questions involving the word German, which he claimed, “was not a word,” during a recent appearance on Austrailian television.

  • Community actors Donald Glover and Danny Pudi hung out at The Underground on Saturday. Glover was in town to perform stand-up at the Chicago Theater on Saturday along with fellow Community co-star Joel McHale. In an interview the the Onion’s AV Club, Glover explained why he walked away from a cushy writing gig on 30 Rock to pursue a stand-up career. He said:

The thing about stand-up was, I was doing all this sketch and YouTube stuff where I was not being censored and I got to do my own thing, and it was really cool. You’re working with four other dudes, the four people in Derrick Comedy [Glover's improv group], and you’re working together because you have this vision, but you have to compromise certain things because it’s not your vision, it’s Derrick’s vision. And then I moved to 30 Rock and I was writing there, and there’s nothing but standards and practices for everything. You can’t say ‘butt’ there. It’s like, ‘Okay, it’s after 8:15, you can say ‘butt’ now.’ That kind of thing. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t do that kind of thing all the time.’

Apparently, when it comes to writing for network TV there really are no ifs, ands or butts.

  • Gary Sinise, William Peterson and Gary Cole attended Steppenwolf Theatre’s Gala 2010 on Saturday at Blackhawk on Halsted. When Cole, who portrayed the out of touch boss Bill Lumbergh in the cult hit Office Space, was asked what movie he would recommend to people to rent, at a recent charity event in LA, he replied:

I don’t know. The one that people have responded to for me, in my career, is Office Space. Even though it’s ten years old, now, it seemed to hit a nerve with people. Because it was about something that a lot of people identify with. It’s funny to people because they saw themselves and people they know in it.

  • The Dallas Mavericks’ Shawn Marion dined at Sunda on Friday. In an interview with The NBA Breakdown in February, he talked about how he reacted when he was first drafted by the NBA ten years ago. He said:

I remember just like it was yesterday. When you hear the announcement; you’re dreams come true. When you set your goals to make it to the NBA and you do it, it speaks for itself. I’m at a loss for words. Once you get here, it’s about staying here. That’s very hard to do as well.

  • Former Chicago Bear Kevin Butler made an appearance at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s “Guys Night Out For the Kids” on Friday at Carmicheal’s Steakhouse.
  • Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano hung out at Bull & Bear after the Cubs’ win over teh Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • Vince Vaughn and Kevin James took in the Blackhawks’ playoff game May 3 at the United Center. Ron Howard, who is in town to direct the comedy Cheaters, which stars Vaughn and James, visited King Cafe in The 900 Shops twice earlier that day. The movie also stars Queen Latifah, Jennifer Connelly and Winona Ryder. On his Twitter account Howard wrote:

Prepping for my 20th feature in Chicago…

He also posted a link to a picture of one of the pages from the script. The last line on the page is a stage direction that says:

The teenagers throw the roach on the driveway and scurry off.

It already sounds like an improvement over Angels & Demons.

Source: Red Eye.

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