Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney to speak at Union League Club luncheon
BY STELLA FOSTER firstname.lastname@example.org September 14, 2011 7:00PM
Updated: November 10, 2011 9:36AM
T HE SCOOP: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney speaking at the Union League Club of Chicago’s Authors Group luncheon Sept. 19 and discussing his controversial new book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, published by Simon & Schuster. The club’s Chris Robling will moderate, and Liz Cheney, an attorney and former senior official at the State Department, will interview her father, who still is in need of a heart transplant.
His memoir has been met with a lot of criticism, especially from former Secretary of State Colin Powell. This SRO event will be his ONLY appearance in Chicago.
MOVIE NEWS: Chestnut Street between Lake Shore Drive and Mies van der Rohe, and DeWitt Street between Pearson and Delaware will be shut down Friday to shoot scenes for the new Superman movie “Autumn Frost” starring hottie Henry Cavill as Superman. . . .
On Wednesday, “The Playboy Club” star Ed Cibrian was seen filming a courtroom scene in Sycamore in DeKalb County for his role as a lawyer in the series that is debuting Sept. 19 on NBC.
JUST IN: THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL (FNC) is kicking off a six-city tour Sept. 19 commemorating the 15th anniversary of the network. And since Chicago is part of that tour, host and financial wiz Neil Cavuto of “Your World with Neil Cavuto” will be broadcasting his popular and lively show one day only Oct. 3 in Chi-Town.
The tour broadcasting schedule also includes the co-hosts of “Fox & Friends” in Orlando, Sept. 19; Shepard Smith in Las Vegas, Sept. 27; Sean Hannity in Atlanta, Oct. 6; Bill O’Reilly in Boston, Oct. 11, and Greta Van Susteren in Phoenix, Oct. 20.
THE REV. Jesse Jackson is currently in Nigeria attending an International Literary Conference and meeting with leaders to discuss the starvation crisis in Somalia that is killing millions. At his Saturday Operation PUSH meeting, Jackson will talk about the poverty crisis in the U.S. where 46 million Americans are living below the federal poverty level. “This country has too much concentrated wealth, too much violence, too many wars and growing poverty,” says Jackson.
HORSESHOE LAUGHS: Comic/actor Eddie Griffin at the Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond on Friday . . . And on Sept. 24, at the casino, the hilarious Jeff Dunham, who became a YouTube sensation with his Achmed the dead terrorist puppet skit.
MORE LAUGHS: Comic Bill Bellamy will host a private screening of the “Stand Up For Family” comedy special Sept. 27 at the Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel.
“SONS OF ANARCHY” TV star Rockmond Dunbar was recently in town to film a romantic music video with Chicago recording artist/songwriter Terisa Griffin for her new single “You Got Me” from her recently released CD “Soulzophrenic.” Griffin is a fabulous vocalist whose first CD was “My Naked Soul.” She is one of the most sought-after entertainers in Chicago for special events.
AROUND TOWN: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his sweet wife, Amy Rule, along with Al and Marg Robinson saw the play “Northwest Highway” at the Gift Theatre in Jefferson Park . . . “Everybody Loves Raymond” star Brad Garrett ate at LuxBar . . . The Bears’ Jay Cutler, the Hawks’ Daniel Carcillo and former Bear James “Big Cat” Williams dined separately at Mastro’s Steakhouse . . . Boxing promoter Bobby Hitz hung out with Olympic star/“Dancing with the Stars” champ Apolo Ohno and Fox NFL analyst Tony “Goose” Siragusa last week at Carmine’s and Jilly’s on Rush. Also seen relaxing recently at Jilly’s, “Dexter” TV star Michael C. Hall. . . . The Bears’ Lance Briggs at Sullivan’s Steakhouse.
SPEAKING UP: Mayor Emanuel will be among the guest speakers at the Goodman Theatre’s “Decade on Dearborn” breakfast hosted by the Women’s Board Joan Clifford and Shawn Donnelley Thursday . . . On Wednesday, “Lord of the Rings” star Sean Astin spoke at the International Justice Missions event held at P. J. Clarke’s on North State. Bethany Hoang is the director of IJM, a human rights organization.
BEST WISHES to Seaway Bank Chairman Jacoby Dickens, who is recuperating from surgery.
HAVING BIRTHDAYS: Stan Wozniak, Marc Malnati, Chris Forman and Otis Wilson. On Friday: Sean Howard and Judge Patrice Ball Reed. On Saturday: Corine P. Little. On Sunday: Ryne Sandberg, Charles Wojciechowski and Don (Central City) Jackson. On Monday: Chuck Jordan, Rick Rosenthal, Ken Price, Mable Buckner and Dan Hampton.
Well, that’s Stella in the City!