"Keeping up with the Kardashians" stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are koming to the Chicago area to meet with Kardashian Kollection kustomers.
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The famous siblings are scheduled to take part in a meet-and-greet at Sears in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg April 20 from 5-6 pm. The first 200 people in line who have made a Kardashian Kollection purchase between April 15-20 will receive an autographed photo. The Kardashian Kollection includes handbags, lingerie, swimwear, jewelry and footwear and is available only at Sears.
Kim last made a public appearance in Chicago at the Michael Hill jewelry store in Water Tower Place mall in 2010. Kourtney and Khloe appeared at Enclave nightclub in 2009.
New kid on the block: A new restaurant from the team behind Old Town Social has emerged as a go-to destination for celebrities in Chicago. And unlike most of the city’s popular celeb hangouts, this place isn’t located in the River North or Gold Coast neighborhoods.
Nellcôte — whose name and design were inspired by Villa Nellcôte, the 19th century mansion in southern France where The Rolling Stones recorded the album “Exile on Main Street” in 1971 — opened in the West Loop in early March and has already seen Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan, former “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze, Arctic Monkeys, The Head and the Heart and Wilco bassist John Stirratt walk through the door. The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen and Lady Gaga’s DJ, Lady Starlight, will spin at Nellcôte Thursday and Friday, respectively.
But musicians aren't the only celebs coming to Nellcôte. “The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies, Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton, former “Bachelorette” Ali Fedotowsky and the cast of the Dick Wolf TV pilot currently filming in the city, “Chicago Fire,” including actor and Lady Gaga’s boyfriend, Taylor Kinney, have also stopped by. (Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, visited Nellcôte on a recent Friday night when the atmosphere is more bar-like. Because the 81-year-old actor was with his mother, he decided it would be best if they dined at a quieter, nearby restaurant instead.)
Of course, any trendy restaurant can draw a celebrity crowd in its first month or two. The challenge for Nellcôte is to keep them coming back, much like Hub 51 and Sunda have been doing for years.
Heads up: Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the opening dinner of 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates April 23 at the Field Museum. ... R&B singer Robin Thicke will perform at VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Songwriters Music Series April 26 at an undisclosed location. For tickets, click here. … NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray will attend the McDonald’s All-American high school basketball game at the United Center Wednesday.
Help wanted: There will be a casting call for a new reality TV dating series --“3,” which revolves around three single women looking for love -- at Rockit Bar & Grill Wednesday from 6-9 pm. Single men and women ages 25-40 can apply in person or online by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sightings: R&B singer R. Kelly filmed the music video for his single, “Share My Love,” at Angels & Kings Thursday. … The Bears’ Brian Urlacher dined at RPM Italian with a large group Friday. … Ali Fedotowsky recently shopped at Perchance boutique with celebrity stylist Eric Himel. … Sanaa Lathan, who starred in my favorite chick flick, “Love & Basketball,” hung out at The Underground Saturday. … “Extra” host and former “Saved by the Bell” actor Mario Lopez dined at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in River North Friday. … … Actor Nathan Lane had dinner Monday at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House. … The Bulls’ Carlos Boozer and John Lucas III had dinner at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in the Gold Coast Monday. Lucas III and teammates Joakim Noah and Ronnie Brewer were spotted at Paris Club’s upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, Thursday. The Carolina Panthers’ Jonathan Stewart celebrated his birthday at Paris Club’s upstairs lounge, Studio Paris March 21. ... The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane dined at Joe’s Stone Crab Thursday. … Former Blackhawks’ goalie Eddie Belfour dined at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Rosemont Friday.
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