|Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz and his bride-to-be Lindsay Clubine.|
Wedding day nears
Baseball season’s over, but the fun’s just beginning for Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz and his bride-to-be Lindsay Clubine . The couple, who’ve been dating for just over a year, are getting hitched two weeks from today. “There’s just a few little things left to be done,’’ Clubine told us yesterday. “Clay just helped me pick out the cake.’’ The pair are getting married at Trump National Golf Club in LA, and among the 120 or so well-wishers will be 12 of Clay’s current and former teammates, including Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie, Michael Bowden, Casey Kotchman, Brad Penny, and Justin Masterson. “It’s so great Justin’s coming,’’ said Clubine. “He’s our buddy.’’
Perhaps best known as Briefcase Model No. 26 on “Deal or No Deal,’’ Clubine was introduced to Buchholz by Donald Trump at a party after a UFC fight in LA. “There were a bunch of players there, and Donald walked me over and said, ‘Hey guys, this is Lindsay and she’s single.’ He literally threw me to the wolves. Clay and I hit it off and the friendship just grew.’’
While on hiatus from “Deal or No Deal,’’ Clubine’s been keeping very busy. She hosts the HDNet travel show “Get Out!’’ (“It’s basically hot girls in bikinis running around doing shark dives, bungee jumping, and other extreme sports,’’ she says). She also recently filmed a scene for Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man 2’’ (“I’m a girl at Tony Stark’s birthday party and I run around in a bikini wearing the Iron Man mask’’). And, with her “Deal or No Deal’’ buddy Katie Cleary, she filmed “Follow Me to Bliss,’’ an online ad campaign for Lincoln Mercury. If you’re wondering about the honeymoon, Clubine said she and Clay are jetting to David Ortiz’s celeb-heavy golf tourney Dec. 3-6 in the Dominican Republic, and then kicking back in a cabana elsewhere in the Caribbean for a few days.
A panel with star power
There were some special guests at yesterday’s “Word on the Street,’’ the monthly get-together hosted by the Boston Foundation. Michael K. Williams, Sonja Sohn, and Andre Royo from “The Wire’’ spoke to residents, business types, and members of StreetSafe Boston, an initiative to address violent, youth-related crime in Boston. Royo, who grew up in the Bronx, played the drug addict and confidential informant “Bubbles’’ on the hit HBO show.
Extra fond of Boston
Israeli singer and performer Dudu Fisher, who starred as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables’’ on Broadway in the 1990s, tells us his wife is lobbying to stay in Boston for an extra night after he performs at Symphony Hall tomorrow. Apparently, the last time Fisher and his wife were in the Hub together, it was Oct. 27, 2004. “I remember, people were running around celebrating,’’ Fisher said of the night the Red Sox reversed the curse. “My wife said, ‘Such a vibrant city. Let’s stay another day.’ I said, ‘Listen, they’re not playing this year.’ ’’ Fisher said his show, based on his PBS special, will have him performing everything from Broadway to rock.
Jasinski remains jailed
Adam Jasinski, a past grand-prize winner of “Big Brother,’’ will be held until his trial on drug charges. Magistrate Judge Leo Sorokin ruled yesterday at the US District Court in Boston there’s a serious risk that Jasinski, 31, would endanger the community or flee before trial. The reality TV winner from Florida allegedly had 2,000 Oxycodone pills when he was busted in North Reading two weeks ago. No further hearings are scheduled in the case. Jasinski, of Delray Beach, Fla., was arrested Oct. 17 on a charge of possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone. He allegedly told the feds that he used his prize winnings to purchase large amounts of the drug. After his arrest, according to the affidavit, “Jasinski stated that for the past several months he had been obtaining thousands of pills of Oxycodone and reselling them to customers all along the East Coast.’’ Jasinski pocketed $500,000 for winning “Big Brother Season 9.’’
Simmons on roundball
Bill Simmons attracted quite a crowd at his book signing last night. The ESPN.com columnist hyped “The Book of Basketball’’ at a Hurricane O’Reilly’s full of Celtics fans enjoying pregame beverages. Earlier, Simmons was on WEEI, even though he’s been dissing the sports station of late. On Monday, after Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie, and Glen Ordway were critical of a Simmons column, he tweeted: “Good to get feedback from 2 washed-up athletes and a 60 yr-old fat guy with no neck.’’. . . There were familiar faces at the Celts game: Edgaras Jankauskas, former Lithuanian soccer star and current member of the Revolution, Theo Epstein, and Donnie Wahlberg. We’re told Adam Yauch - MCA from the Beastie Boys - was expected, but had to cancel.
A gaggle of media gals donned fashionable duds to benefit Ovations for the Cure. Fox 25’s Kim Carrigan MC’d the event to benefit ovarian cancer research, which included Channel 5’s Bianca de la Garza, NECN’s Karen Swensen, Karen Blake of Oldies 103.3, WROR’s Julie Devereaux, Kiss 108’s Lisa Donovan and Kendra Petrone, Lori Grande and Carolyn Kruse from Country 102.5, MIX 104.1’s Kennedy, and Candy O’Terry, Amanda Giles, and Stella Mars from Magic 106.7.