STARGAZING AROUND HUB
Just call us the Milky Way, because stars abound in Boston. So as this city’s seasoned stargazers, we’ll gladly fill you in on the biggest sightings from over the past few days.
Country music star Cole Swindell performed an impromptu set at Loretta’s Last Call on Friday afternoon. The “Break up in the End” singer dropped by the Lansdowne Street establishment to grab lunch and shocked the staff when he decided to step onstage to entertain his fellow patrons with a couple of his hits. We hear that during his musical ambush, Swindell, who played Worcester’s DCU Center later that evening, said that Loretta’s is his favorite bar in Boston and revealed that he had planned the surprise performance all on his own, picking up the guitar he was playing at a nearby Guitar Center on his way over there. Once the musician wrapped his series of songs, he signed the stringed instrument and left it at the Fenway joint for “anyone who comes in and wants to pick it up and play some music.”
Ethel Kennedy and her Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization hosted the nonprofit’s 29th annual star-studded golf tournament in Hyannisport this weekend. Among the 125 generous golfers who joined Mrs. Kennedy and graced the drizzly links was a share of notable guests including acclaimed actors Bill Murray, Chris Tucker, Matt McCoy and Dennis Haysbert; former Pittsburgh Steeler Max Starks; former Red Sox players Jim Lonborg and Sam Horn; and Maryland state Rep. Steny Hoyer. The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Golf Tournament raises funds for the organization’s ongoing human rights efforts around the globe, and this year’s outing managed to raise more than $600,000 in donations.
CATCH OF THE DAY
Actress Jessica Chastain was spotted on the set of her latest movie project, filming right next to the Frog Pond in Boston Common. We’re told that the famous redhead, who’s been busy working on the action flick “Eve” right here in town, was very friendly and stopped to take pictures and sign autographs for adoring fans who were waiting nearby.
A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
On a remote note, local chefs Michael Schlow and Chris Coombs were apparently graced by the presence of the Food God while taking part in the New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Truffle Takeover Dinner. Jonathan Cheban — a major Instagram influencer who operates under the divine alias and is also known for being Kim Kardashian’s best friend — hosted the fungi-filled fete and spent plenty of time schmoozing with our Boston chef duo and guests.
New England Revolution striker Juan Agudelo was working with another goal in mind as he manned the line at Anna’s Taqueria in the Prudential Center on Thursday night. The soccer player spent a couple of hours signing autographs and rolling burritos for fans at the Mexican takeout joint, inviting guests to purchase one of his handmade creations in support of a noble cause. Proceeds from his shift were directly donated to the New England Association for Colombian Children, a charity close to Agudelo’s heart because of his local ties and Colombian connection.
Rev’s striker Juan Agudelo rolls burritos at Anna’s Taqueria at the Prudential Center Thursday night.
Ted Kennedy Jr., left, and Bill Murray take to the putting greens of the Hyannisport Club during the 29th annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Golf Tournament.
Country star Cole Swindell signs the guitar he played during an impromptu performance at Loretta’s Last Call.
Local chef Michael Schlow, left, and Jonathan Cheban, aka Food God, at the New York City Wine & Food Festival.
Jessica Chastain greets fan Mike Ginnattasio while filming ‘Eve’ in the Boston Common.