Plus: Prince William, Bono and more
Vince Vaughn was quite the man about that toddlin’ town, Chicago, over the weekend, our spies report. Friday night the Dodgeball star, 34, visited velvet-roped hotspot Y, and then headed over to late-night club Sound-Bar, sipping Jack-and-Cokes throughout. Saturday he treated fans at Wrigley Field to their version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” (singing “Let’s root, root, root for the Cubbies”) during the seventh-inning stretch of the Cubs-Oakland A’s game, and then took in local food-and-music fest Taste of Randolph Street. Later that night he hit yet another club, Le Passage, and returned to both Y and Sound-Bar. Needless to say, female admirers swarmed Vaughn all the while, but he didn’t seem to take a shine to any one in particular. Whew! We’re tired after just telling you about it.
Speaking of men about town … Prince William celebrated his 22nd birthday Monday among both family and friends. After spending the day quietly at Highgrove House, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire (his family home, located 110 miles west of London), he headed out to cheer England with some mates at a crucial soccer match. The Prince got the result he was hoping for: a 4-2 victory for David Beckham’s England over Croatia, qualifying the team for the quarter finals of the European tournament in Portugal. William and his brother, Prince Harry, 19, have been keeping in touch about the tournament by mobile phone while Harry is in Botswana, Africa. “They are both really into the football and couldn’t wait for the tournament to start,” a palace source tells us.
Sunday, Smoky Sunday
Call it the forgettable fire … U2 frontman and human rights crusader Bono has publicly apologized for lighting up in a Dublin hotel, ignoring an Irish smoking ban in workplaces (including pubs, restaurants and hotels) that came into effect in March. The faux pas occurred while Bono was hanging out with members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Clarence (which the singer and U2 guitarist Dave "The Edge" Evans have owned since 1992). “It was the wee small hours. I was in the company of people from out of town who didn’t know about the ban and for a moment nor did I,” Bono, 44, said of the incident, according to the U.K.’s Independent newspaper. “I was quickly reminded by the staff and a few friends. I apologized then and I apologize now.”
Caught in the Act
• Leonardo DiCaprio and lady love Gisele Bundchen, dining two nights in a row at Jeff & Eddie’s restaurant in Sag Harbor.
• That 70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama, without rumored girlfriend Lindsay Lohan, at New York hotspot Butter. David Alan Grier, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Karolina Kurkova, Lisa Ling and Farnsworth Bentley were also present for the party, celebrating New York DJ Jus-ske’s birthday.
• Sarah Michelle Gellar, Newlyweds hottie Nick Lachey and lookalike brother Drew, Ashlee Simpson and her mom-manager, Tina Simpson, Wyclef Jean, Queer Eye’s Carson Kressley and Kyan Douglas, Ashanti, Diane Neal (Law and Order: SVU), Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli, Caroline Kepcher (Donald Trump’s confidante on The Apprentice), Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. of American Chopper, and Danny Aiello at New York hotspot Crobar for Entertainment Weekly’s annual Must List party.
• By SARAH PRESTON, SIMON PERRY, NATALIE FINN, MARK DAGOSTINO and KATHY EHRICH