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The Dish: On the scene in Greenwich in 2018

December 29, 2018

Who was seen — and who was on the scene — in Greenwich in 2018? Here’s a recap of the year in celebrity news in Greenwich and beyond.

Former President Bill Clinton of Chappaqua, N.Y., was spotted enjoying lunch with friends at Mediterraneo Restaurant on Greenwich Avenue. Also spotted there were former NBA star and ESPN “Get Up!” analyst Jalen Rose and his wife, “First Take” reporter Molly Qerim; and Emmy Award-winning actor/director Alexander Skarsgard dining alone.

Motown diva Diana Ross of Greenwich was seen shopping at ACME supermarket in town.

Former New York Yankees general manager Joe Girardi of Purchase, N.Y., worked out at the Equinox in Greenwich.

Actor Patrick Stewart stopped for lunch at the Elm Restaurant in New Canaan.

Former Greenwich resident Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of the Trump Organization, and Greenwich resident Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and former chief of external affairs for Corporation for National and Community Service, were seen together at the Water Club in Cos Cob.

Former National Hockey League great Jeremy “J.R.” Roenick grabbed a coffee at Starbucks on Greenwich Avenue.

Crooner and actor Harry Connick Jr. of New Canaan went shopping at Ruby & Jenna on Greenwich Avenue.

Actress and singer Ashlee Simpson-Ross hit Sephora on Greenwich Avenue with stylist and singer Stephanie Pearson and musician/composer Naz Tokio. She later joined her husband, Greenwich native Evan Ross, at East End for snacks.

Olympic gold medalist, figure skater and sports commentator Tara Lipinski stopped for breakfast at the Granola Bar on Greenwich Avenue.

Actor Richard Gere tied the knot with 35-year-old Spanish activist Alejandra Silva at his estate in Pound Ridge, N.Y., last April. The couple are expecting a child together in 2019.

Former “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly had dinner with WOR radio host and TV personality Mark Simone at the JHOUSE Greenwich.

Actor Zach Galifianakis (from “The Hangover”) was spotted at Glory Days Diner in Greenwich.

Frank Fritz, co-host of the reality TV show “American Pickers,” stayed at the JHOUSE in Riverside with his production crew while on the road to New England for some “picking.”

Riverside’s Gary Dell’Abate, also known as Baba Booey and a producer on the “Howard Stern Show,” had lunch with “Dancing With The Stars” host and Greenwich resident Tom Bergeron at Little Pub in Cos Cob.

Grammy Award-winning singer Lauryn Hill stayed at the JHOUSE in Riverside when she was in town to perform at the Greenwich International Film Festival.

Actor and comedian Colin Jost (from “Saturday Night Live”) dined at Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse as did as Greenwich resident and fashion guru Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee. Kyle Shanahan, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, and his wife, Mandy, were spotted there, too. And WWE wrestler/actor Paul Michael Levesque, also known as Triple H, and his wife, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, dined there as well.

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of Chappaqua, N.Y., stayed at the JHOUSE

New York Yankees announcer Michael Kay, who is also host of “The Michael Kay Show” on the Yes Network, dined at Pomodoro Pizzeria & Trattoria in the Riverside Shopping Center.

Award-winning country crooner Tim McGraw headlined the 2018 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.

Former NBA stars John Starks and Herb Williams played golf at Pound Ridge Golf Club in nearby Pound Ridge, N.Y.

Judy Sheindlin, Greenwich resident and America’s favorite judge, went shopping at CVS on Greenwich Avenue.

TV producer and “Good Morning America” co-host Lara Spencer of Greenwich tied the knot with Wall Street financier Rick McVey.

“Today” co-host Kathie Lee Gifford of Riverside, who announced she will retire from the fourth hour of the NBC show in April, had dinner at Tony’s at the JHOUSE in Riverside with her former “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” co-host Regis Philbin and his wife, Joy Philbin, who also live in town.

Regis and Joy Philbin also dined at Valbella in Old Greenwich with Greenwich residents Judge Judy and Judge Jerry Sheindlin

Actor Ashton Kutcher and talent manager and Cos Cob native Scooter Braun dropped in for a visit at Garden Catering on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich.

New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis played golf at the Pound Ridge Golf Club.

Actor and soap star Daniel Cosgrove of Greenwich (from “Beverly Hills 90210”) went shopping on Greenwich Avenue.

Football great Joe Namath, also known as “Broadway Joe,” teed off in The James & Helen Cabrera Classic annual golf and tennis tournament held at Greenwich Country Club.

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

— Helen Keller

A happy and healthy New Year to all. See you in 2019!

Got a tip? Seen a celebrity? Email Susie Costaregni at thedish2@yahoo.com.

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