It looks like life-long Cubs fan Eddie Vedder didn’t take his team’s loss to the White Sox in the Crosstown Classic too hard.
The Pearl Jam rocker partied with former Blackhawk Chris Chelios and the now retired Kerry Wood at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park Sunday after attending the game at Wrigley Field and turned the bar’s famous live band karaoke into an impromptu performance.
It all began when one bar patron opted to sing Pearl Jam’s “Alive.” Vedder joined him on stage and turned the song into the duet, much to the delight of half the bar. I hear the other half of the bar was too in the bag to realize what was happening.
The Evanston native sang around five songs, including The Band's "The Weight" and The Who’s "Baba O'Riley" (aka “Teenage Wasteland”). He took a break afterward but would return to join another patron who was struggling through his respective song.
This wasn’t Vedder’s first time giving an impromptu performance after a Cubs game. Vedder unexpectedly performed at Murphy’s Bleachers in Wrigleyville last July following a game between the Cubs and San Francisco Giants.
Heads up: "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jay Pharoah will perform July 19 at Zanies Comedy Club in Old Town.
On the record: "Sometimes I’m just taken aback at how cruel people can be because deep down I’m just some naive/affable suburban middle American wuss." - Fall Out Boy singer and Glenbrook South High School alum Patrick Stump, via his blog.
About this week: Actress Jenny McCarthy will host the autism-focused “Rescue Our Angels” benefit at Rockit Bar & Grill Thursday. Does rumored boyfriend Brian Urlacher show up to support McCarthy or does he stay away to avoid being a distraction? ... Former Bear Desmond Clark will host his “Pro” Bowler Celebrity Challenge, which benefits his 88 Wayz Youth Organization, Tuesday at 10Pin Bowling Lounge.
Sightings: Supermodel Cindy Crawford dined Friday at Paris Club before heading to upstairs lounge, Studio Paris. ... Comedian Kathy Griffin had a late meal Saturday at Hub 51. ... Rapper Ludacris and the Atlanta Hawks' Joe Johnson hung out, separately, at Market Saturday. ... “Boss” star Kelsey Grammer and the Bears’ Matt Forte attended the opening of Davidoff cigar lounge at the Humidor of Westmont Thursday. Forte was spotted at Nellcote afterward. ... “Franklin & Bash” co-stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer had dinner Thursday at RPM Italian. Gosselaar (aka Zack from “Saved by the Bell”) worked out Friday at Flywheel Sports in the Gold Coast. ... The Bears’ Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall had dinner together Thursday at Sunda. “Glee” actor Jonathan Groff, who is currently filming “Boss,” and Mario Van Peebles, who has directed multiple episodes of “Boss,” dined Saturday at Sunda. ... The Bears’ Devin Hester, Julius Peppers and Lance Briggs attended former Bear Jerry Azumah’s bowling tournament, which benefitted his ASAP Foundation, Wednesday at Lucky Strike Lanes. ... The Bulls’ Taj Gibson and Omer Asik dined Thursday at Japonais.
Watch this: Oscar-nominated actor and Highland Park native Gary Sinise has joined the growing list of celebrities who had a hard time throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game. I was glad to see Sinise have a sense of humor about the whole thing, mainly because I didn't think he had a sense of humor after interviewing him recently.
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