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Updated: November 20, 2011 2:19AM



J UMPIN’ THE BROOM WITH CELEBS: “THE VIEW” co-host and native Chicagoan Sherri Shepherd’s wedding on Saturday to TV writer Lamar “Sal” Sally at the downtown Fairmont Hotel is sure to be a star-studded affair. Sherri’s bridesmaids include the show’s co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Niecy Nash, Kym Whitley, Yvette Nicole Brown, Cynthia Occelli, Wendy Peel and matron of honor, Vonda Morris. The talented star’s precious son, 6-year-old Jeffrey, will escort her down the aisle. And of course, Shepherd’s daily chatmates, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters and Joy Behar are expected to fly in to witness the nuptials. In May, Walters hosted a bridal shower in her fabulous New York condo for Sherri. The much in love couple have been dating for more than a year and got engaged Dec. 26.

My sources tell me that the Style Network will film the entire wedding ceremony and reception for a Style wedding special. Sherri, 44, and Sal, also have been busy filming and shopping a proposed reality show. Shepherd will be hosting a private casino party in Chicago on Thursday to celebrate Sal’s 41st birthday.

KUDOS TO MAYOR Rahm Emanuel and the City Council for passing the ordinance that starting Sept. 18, parents with children under the age of 12 will have to see to it that those kids are in the house or in their front or backyards by 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9 p.m. on weekends, and failure to do so can result in a fine. It is sad that parents have to be given a law to make sure that they have their own kids in the house. You would think that would be a common parental practice. Given all the killings and violent behavior going on in this city, I am happy for any law that will help keep young kids off our dangerous streets.

By the way, this new ordinance does not apply to kids 12 and under who are on the street and accompanied by an adult.

WHILE I AM ON the subject of kiddies, I think that the “Toddlers & Tiaras” beauty pageant reality series on TLC, which features girls as young as 5 and 6 years old wearing fake hair, eyelashes, spray tans, heavy makeup and in some cases, dancing suggestively in order to win a beauty/talent pageant, should be BANNED FROM TV.

I am sure that pedophiles and perverts are glued to their TV sets when that pathetic and disgraceful show is on.

Yeah, I said it . . . again!

SPEAKING OUT: U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky speaking Sept. 19 at the City Club of Chicago luncheon at Maggiano’s and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka doing the same on Sept. 26.

WLS-Channel 7’s Stacey Baca will emcee and receive a media award at the National Women Veterans United luncheon Aug. 20 at Nikos Banquet in Bridgeview. Baca’s husband is a retired Navy pilot. . . . Dr. Mike Litow, founder of the Education Center of Developmental Resources in Naperville, is offering free academic counseling and tutoring to vets and their families. For more info: theeduca
tioncenter.org

EDUCATION NEWS: Dr. Marnelle Alexis is the new president of the MacCormac College, which is a school for aspiring paralegals and court reporters. . . . Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality has donated $30,000 for back-to-school supplies to be distributed to needy and homeless students at Chicago Public schools.

ON THE TOWN: This town was overflowing with celebs and music folks thanks to the Lollapalooza festival. The Yankees’ Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia, Jorge Posada and former Yankee star Reggie Jackson were seen relaxing at the trendy Studio Paris rooftop lounge located above the Paris Club eatery. Infamous actress Lindsay Lohan, who struggles with alcohol/substance abuse and bad driving skills, was in town over the weekend to check out rapper Eminem at Lollapalooza, but dropped by the Paris Club for dinner Saturday night and reportedly “stuck to soda as her drink of choice.” She tweeted Sunday morning: “Thank you @parisclubchi for a wonderful dinner and happy Sunday.”. . . . Actor David Arquette was also in last Thursday with friends and checked out Studio Paris, as well as the SUB 51 Club downstairs in the HUB51 restaurant. . . . Pop singer Cee Lo Green and Lohan got the VIP treatment by Billy Dec at his Underground nightclub. . . . Rapper Nas and friends dined hearty at Sunda. . . . The lunch crowd at Gibsons included Dori Wilson, Leigh Jones and Janice Blankenstein. Country star Wynonna Judd also dined at the eatery.

BIRTHDAYS: William Daley, WFLD-Channel 32’s Bob Sirott, Whitney Houston, and Miles Berger. On Wednesday: Tufano’s Joey DiBuono, Black Ensemble Theatre’s Jackie Taylor, and Elaine Soloway.



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