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Grieving Nick Carter going on with Chicago show, Madonna coming to United Center, Jane Lynch dines in LaGrange

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has opted to continue his solo tour as planned, including a stop at the House of Blues Saturday, after the unexpected death of his 25-year-old sister.

Leslie Carter Ashton died Jan. 31, reportedly from an apparent overdose of prescription medication.

“Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform,” Carter wrote on his website.

Carter dedicated his song, “Falling Down,” to Leslie during his performance at New York's Irving Plaza Thursday, according to eonline.com. The show was Carter’s first since Leslie’s death.

"I never thought I'd ever have to, but I'd like to dedicate this song to my sister," Carter said.

Heads up: Madonna is bringing her six-month global tour to the United Center September 19. The “Like A Prayer” singer visited Chicago in May to appear on “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular” and performed two shows at the United Center in 2008. Tickets go on sale Monday. … Former Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg will perform at The Mid March 3. … "Pawn Stars" cast member Austin "Chumlee" Russell and WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio Jr. will appear at World of Wheels in Rosemont March 2 and 3, respectively. … The Roots drummer ?uestlove will DJ at The Shrine March 3.

Congratulations: Showtime announced last week that it has ordered a third season of “Shameless.” The Chicago-based dramedy is Showtime’s second highest-rated series behind my favorite TV show, “Dexter.” “Shamless” actor Jeremy Allen White (aka Lip) will meet with media in Chicago Monday through Feb. 15 to promote the show.

Sightings: “Glee” actress Jane Lynch dined at Aurelio’s in LaGrange January 30 and Prasino in LaGrange January 31. ... Actor John Cusack sat at the bar with friends at Sushisamba Rio Monday and drank a Jack and Coke. … Rapper Lil Jon hung out at Cuvee Thursday and deejayed at Enclave Friday. ... Reality TV couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic watched the Super Bowl at Quay in Streeterville. … “Inside Edition” host Deborah Norville dined at RL Monday. … Passiot Pit dined at Hub 51 February 1 before deejaying at Paris Club’s upstairs lounge, Studio Paris. … The Cubs’ Kerry Wood dined at Prasino in Ukrainian Village February 1. ... The Chicago Bears J'Marcus Webb had a late night snack at HUB 51 Saturday. The New Orleans Saints’ Pierre Thomas was spotted downtstairs that night at Sub 51.

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