Star sightings: Columbus Short, St. Louis Cardinals

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SEEN ON THE SCENE: Former “Scandal” star Columbus Short was spotted in town the other night, dining with Kris D. Lofton (“Empire”) at Fulton Market Kitchen — then toured the eatery, admiring the artwork with owner Daniel Alonso. … While in town to play the Cubbies, St. Louis Cardinal players Matthew Adams, Jordan Walden, Seth Maness and Lance Lynn were spied hanging out at Public House to watch the NCAA championship game. … Fans of the legendary Rita Moreno — one of the very few performers to have won that incredible quartet of awards: the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy — will want to know the actress will be the commencement speaker at Northeastern Illinois University’s May 11 graduation ceremony. At the event, Moreno will receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of her amazing 70-year career. … Reality star Bethenney Frankel dined at RPM Steak while here on her book tour for “I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To.” … Other sightings at RPM Steak recently have included the Bears’ wide receiver Eddie Royal, while his coach, John Fox, made the scene at Three Dots and a Dash. … The Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was spotted at RPM Italian. Ditto for the Bears’ Jimmy Clausen. … Yes, that was the Bulls’ Aaron Brooks sighted at Studio Paris on Saturday night.

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