On the scene in Green­wich in 2018

Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - News - with Susie Costaregni

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 [email protected]­hoo.com.

Con­trib­uted photo

NFL great Joe Na­math with Old Green­wich res­i­dent Joe Cabr­era at the 21st an­nual James & He­len Cabr­era Clas­sic an­nual golf and ten­nis tour­na­ment at Green­wich Coun­try Club in June.

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