Dale Sveum celebrated his first night as the Cubs' manager by having dinner Thursday at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in River North.
Sveum -- who will be introduced to the Chicago media Friday morning -- was joined by Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts and general manager Jed Hoyer, among others. The group ordered prime steaks and lobsters.
Dutchie Carey, widow of late Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, was on hand at the restaurant and welcomed Sveum to Chicago. Sveum and Epstein both posed for photos with the Harry Caray statue by the restaurant's entrance after dinner.
Heads up: You won't have to wait long to see Regis Philbin again after he signs off from "Live! with Regis & Kelly" Friday. Philbin is signing copies of his book, “How I Got This Way,” at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville December 1. … The Bears’ Robbie Gould will host a “Monday Night Football” watch party for the Seattle Seahawks-St. Louis Rams game at Jbar in The James Hotel December 12. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Goulden Touch foundation. … Jeff Pearlman will sign copies of his controversial Walter Payton book, “Sweetness,” at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville November 28. … The Naked and Famous will perform at The Vic Theatre April 15. Click here to read my interview with The Naked and Famous' Thom Powers.
Crime pays: There is no “Real Housewives of Chicago” show -- at least not yet -- but there will be a “Mob Wives Chicago” starting next year. The 10-episode “Mob Wives” spin-off is scheduled to premiere on VH1 in the spring. “This is the perfect city to be the first spinoff for the franchise,” “Mob Wives” executive producer Jimmy Fox told Variety. “What Chicago has meant to mob history makes for a great setting.”
On the record: "I didn't want to be an actor (growing up), but I did always watch the Oscars, and of course, it's the end-all, be-all. At least at this stage of my life I think it is. Maybe people who have won Oscars will tell me differently, but it seems like that's getting tenure, right? I don't know. It would be cool, I'm not gonna lie." – “The Descendants” actress and Depaul alum Judy Greer discusses her Oscar aspirations in an interview with the Tribune.
Sightings: Actress Jenny McCarthy had a three-hour lunch at Market after appearing on “The Rosie Show” Wednesday. She was there with the bachelor she chose on the show’s “Dating Game”-like segment. … “Shameless” actor Justin Chatwin had a late dinner at Hub 51 Wednesday.
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