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  • Lady Gaga dines at Lou Malnati's, Brian Dennehy speaking at Old St. Pat's, 'House of Consignment' trailer debuts

    Lady Gaga dines at Lou Malnati's, Brian Dennehy speaking at Old St. Pat's,  'House of Consignment' trailer debuts
    Lady Gaga was in Chicago over the weekend with boyfriend and "Vampire Diaries" actor Taylor Kinney, who is filming the Dick Wolf pilot "Chicago Fire" in the city this month. The couple dined at Lou Malnati's in River North Sunday night. They ordered...
  • Inside baseball with John Grisham

    Inside baseball with John Grisham
    John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...
  • Jackie Robinson can't sub for Barry Bonds

    April 15, by decree of Major League Baseball, will be Jackie Robinson Day. On Sunday, a player on each big league team will be designated to wear Robinson's uniform number, 42. The Dodgers, Robinson's club in its Brooklyn incarnation, intend to go one...
  • 'Housewives' actor James Denton to appear at grand opening of Harry Caray's Tavern, Navy Pier

     
    James Denton attends the "Desperate Housewives" Step Up to Benefit Homeless Youth Fundraiser on February 6. (Frazer Harrison, Getty Images) "Desperate Housewives" actor James Denton will be in attendance when Harry Caray's Tavern, Navy Pier opens its door...
  • 'Desperate Housewives' actor and former Harry Caray's waiter James Denton comes full circle

     
    James Denton attends the grand opening of Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier Monday morning. “Desperate Housewives” actor James Denton isn’t just an inspiration to plumbers everywhere -- but also waiters. Denton, who plays a plumber on the hit ABC...
  • Sports legends revealed: Did Wally Moon coin the term 'flake' to describe an eccentric person?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Former baseball star Wally Moon coined the term "flake" to describe an eccentric person. STATUS: True Wally Moon cemented his place in Los Angeles Dodger lore by adapting his swing in his first season playing for the team,......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Illinois secures Mt. Rushmore honors from ESPN

     
    We lost to Pennsylvania again! New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote. Pennsylvania......
  • Joe Namath vs. Keith Hernandez in cameo showdown

     
    My recent blog and Facebook posts on memorable TV cameos in which jocks play themselves yielded plenty of input, including some oddball appearances I had not been aware of - or conveniently forgot for the sake of my mental......
  • The surprising shortstop weakness in Dodger history

     
    Please welcome this guest post by Eric Enders, author of "The Fall Classic: The Definitive History of the World Series." * * * In filling out my all-time Dodger lineup card, something occurred to me that I???d never thought about......
  • Coliseum left a lasting impression

    To my youthful eyes, the Coliseum, with its dull gray exterior and looming presence, didn't seem to offer much in the way of enjoyment when I first saw it on a sunny, summer day in 1958. That quickly changed as my father led me up stairs that seemed to...
  • Wait, it's the Cubs' opener already?

    Wait, it's the Cubs' opener already?
    Automatic refresh version | Jump to current inning Here we go again. When last we left our North Side heroes they were putting on quite the hitting display in the NLDS and then were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks. In case you haven't heard, the...