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Originally posted 09/21/2012 06:00AM
Former Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky celebrated her 28th birthday in Chicago on Wednesday night.
The LXTV 1st Look host hung out at hotspot Nellcôte where she shared small plates and neopolitan style pizzas with friends.
"Their table was directly next to the DJ and Ali was saying she's been taking DJ lessons, so she asked if she could spin a few songs," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
After Fedotowsky tried her hand at playing for the crowd, the group took shots of Nellcote's reserved bourbon blend, followed by a platter of Sprinkles cupcakes.
"Ali had a hard time making a birthday wish because her friends used trick candles!" the source adds.
Originally posted 09/18/2012 06:00AM
For Pete's sake!
Pete Wentz had a blast when he deejayed Office Max's Green Tie Ball (benefiting Chicago Gateway Green) on Saturday night in Chicago.
Although he was there to spin tunes, Wentz brought TopShop clad girlfriend Meagan Camper to the black tie event.
"Pete and Meagan stayed within arms length of each other the whole night," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They were super sweet."
"She joined him to watch his set from the back of the stage and danced to his set list," the source adds.
Dressed in a dark green SuitSupply suit and bow tie, Wentz played songs from bands including Gym Class Heroes and Fun.
"He kept jumping on the mic to tell the crowd how proud he was to be from Chicago," the source adds.
Us savages are about to crash this civilized party. Get ready.— Pete Wentz(@petewentz) September 16, 2012
Originally posted 09/06/2012 06:00AM
A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll!
After performing in Chicago on Saturday night, Kelly Clarkson and boyfriend Brandon Blackstock swung by Nellcôte for a private after-party with fellow tour mates The Fray.
Dressed in a T-shirt, jeans and cowboy boots, the Duets mentor, who recently earned a Country Music Association award nomination, "didn't stop dancing" with Blackstock all night, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
"She was smiling from ear to ear and got excited when the deejay played the Jackson 5," the source adds.
Just after midnight, Clarkson and Blackstock bid the staff farewell and headed out for the evening. But The Fray kept the party going as they sipped on Red Stag cocktails and snacked on Neapolitan-style pizzas.
– Lesley Messer
Originally posted 08/07/2012 06:00AM
Chicago got a taste of Hollywood over the weekend, as stars made their way to the Windy City for the Lollapalooza music festival, where a slew of acts performed, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + the Machine, Kaskade and Avicii.
Jenny McCarthy, who has been spending a lot of time there with her Chicago Bears beau Brian Urlacher, skipped the festival itself, but took part in some festivities, sans her man.
Arriving at the Gilt City Better than Backstage rooftop brunch, the Playboy cover girl – clad in a pair of M2F Brand Denims and sky high platform shoes – nibbled on veggies and dip, and took in the skyline.
"She looked very happy and seemed really excited to meet Chicagoans at the party," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 05/28/2012 05:55AM
Kelsey Grammer's wife Kayte Walsh hasn't even given birth to their twins yet, but the actor is already a doting dad.
After cutting the ribbon to officiate the grand opening of Davidoff's first American cigar lounge on Thursday, Grammer was "so friendly" as he chatted with fellow guests about how excited he is to be a dad again, according to an onlooker.
"He was also saying that the twins are expected in July, and he'll be heading back to L.A. for their birth," the insider explains to PEOPLE of the Boss star, during the private party, located at Humidor of Westmont, right outside of Chicago. "He happily posed for photos with guests, but didn't drink and overall kept a calm and easygoing composure."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 04/30/2012 05:45AM
Talk about a doting daddy.
Robin Thicke couldn't hold back his excitement over 2-year-old son Julian Fuego, when he appeared at a VH1 Save the Music Foundation event at Chicago's Paris Club's Studio Paris with wife Paula Patton.
"He talked about Paula and showed off cell phone pictures of his son to everyone," an attendee tells PEOPLE. "He was great. He did a meet-n-greet with a contest winner and was joking around with the staff. Whenever anyone asked him about his family, his eyes lit up and he got very chatty."
Thicke, who was at the event for the organization's 2012 Songwriters Music Series, performed an acoustic set of his hits and even included a sexy cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 03/20/2012 04:40PM
Oprah Winfrey's cancelation of Rosie O'Donnell's OWN Network show last week didn't rain on the parade of O'Donnell's 50th birthday bash. If anything, it provided reason to amp up Monday night's celebrating.
Arriving with her fiancée Michelle Rounds at the Paris Club's sexy upstairs lounge Studio Paris in Chicago – festooned in yellows and blues with lots of chandeliers – the birthday girl kicked things off by addressing her show's recent demise and encouraging her production team and other attendees to have a great time.
Originally posted 01/06/2012 05:55AM
After celebrating New Year's Eve in Times Square, Giuliana and Bill Rancic returned to Chicago and enjoyed dinner at one of their favorite Windy City haunts, Joe's Stone Crab. The reality stars, who recently opened up about her battle with breast cancer, are reportedly planning to open a restaurant together in their adopted hometown. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 11/15/2011 05:55AM
She must be his lucky charm! Before the Chicago Bears's big win on Sunday, quarterback Jay Cutler dined with his on-again girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari, at Joe's Stone Crab in Chicago. The pair ordered up fried oysters, stone crab, turbot and Parmesan halibut, and Cutler "appeared more happy and relaxed than he's been in a long time," a source tells PEOPLE. – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 11/14/2011 05:55AM
Kate Gosselin and her bodyguard Steve Neild stepped out for dinner in the Windy City. Their restaurant of choice? Joe's Stone Crab. The two enjoyed a leisurely meal, though a source says Gosselin kept to herself, not really interacting with anyone else at the restaurant. – Jennifer Garcia
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