Saturday, April 10, 2010

Celebrities Invade Chicago Friday Night

Rockit Ranch's Billy Dec with Nicole Richie at Sunda Friday. (Photo: Sunda)

Was there something in the air Friday night?!

Celebrities were hanging all over town, particularly in the River North neighborhood.

Basketball star LeBron James—who started his hardcore partying Wednesday at District—popped up at Gilt Bar and wowed the after-work crowd. (Apparently he sat out the game against the Indiana Pacers.)

L.A. socialite Nicole Richie was spotted dining at pan-Asian hot spot Sunda. She was in town to introduce her new women's clothing line, Winter Kate, and sign autographs at Nordstrom on Michigan Avenue.

And R&B kingpin R. Kelly held court at a long table at Mercadito, celebrating his girlfriend's birthday.

There was also a Jake Gyllenhaal sighting on Clark Street in Andersonville, but my spy didn't see which bar or restaurant he visited. He was in town shooting a movie. . .

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