No one is more delighted than Dennis DeYoung with the White Sox's 2-0 lead in the American League Division Series. The Styx singer, who may be the team's most famous fan, was sitting behind home plate for Game 1. ''It was fantastic," remarked Mr. Roboto. ''But when it was 10-2, I was thinking, 'Is that enough against [David] Ortiz and [Manny] Ramirez?" (Sadly, it was.) Growing up on Chicago's South Side, the ''Come Sail Away" singer confesses he idolized Chisox center fielder Jim Landis, not Beatle John Lennon. And his affection for the team only deepened when manager Tony LaRussa took over the team in 1980. ''Someone told me he was a big Styx fan, so I grabbed a tour jacket and went down to the ballpark. They brought me to the clubhouse, and Tony steps out of his office in longjohns and flip flops and says, 'Dennis DeYoung!' " Alas, DeYoung's never been to Fenway Park, and he won't make it this time. He's got a gig in Vegas. ''Oh, my God," he said. ''I need to see the Green Monster. It'd be like going to Mount Rushmore."
Zellwegger likes hers RedShe didn't return our calls, but actress Renee Zellweger did stop by the New York Post the other day to explain her presence at the Sox-Yanks game at Fenway Park last weekend. Bridget Jones revealed to Page Six that she was, in fact, rooting for the Red Sox. ''It's my brother's fault. He was crazy about Jim Rice and he gave me his baseball card," Zellweger said. She also said she's not involved with anyone at the moment, including that tall, dark, and handsome fellow who accompanied her to the game.
Hurley in the pink at benefitEvelyn Lauder and Estee Lauder spokesmodel Elizabeth Hurley are in town hosting a series of events to raise money for Evelyn Lauder's Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the
For its annual fall issue on sports, the Improper Bostonian scored by getting Big Papi himself, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, to grace its cover. (Last year's cover jock was Sox captain Jason Varitek.) Also in the edition, which is out on Monday, is an interview with Celtics star Ricky Davis and a story on ''lessons learned" with Pats owner Bob Kraft.
DeLillo film roots for the home teamIt looks like ''Game 6," a movie about a playwright who is a diehard Red Sox fan set during the 1986 World Series, might finally get distributed, according to yesterday's The Hollywood Reporter. The screenplay was written in the early 1990s by author-playwright Don DeLillo, who has had a few of his projects premiere at the American Repertory Theatre. The movie stars Michael Keaton as the playwright who escapes the failures of his life by rooting for his beloved Red Sox, and Robert Downey Jr. Directed by Michael Hoffman, ''Game 6" is slated to be released in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York in March.
Break bread with the starsHow about an intimate dinner with Jennifer Garner and her main man, Ben Affleck? For the right price, Godiva can arrange it. The chocolatier is selling a series of celebrity dinner dates, and the bidding on
Izzo shows true patriotismLarry Izzo is a man of his word. Visiting US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan last winter, the Pats' special teams star promised to do what he could for their families back home. To that end, Izzo, whose late father was a West Point grad, will host an evening of karaoke with his teammates. For real. Izzo has sent a letter to local businesses seeking sponsors for the benefit, which will be held Oct. 24 at Avalon.
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