Stars spotted around town: Bryan Cranston, Gabourey Sidibe

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Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe was among the famous faces seen around town recently. | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

SEEN ON THE SCENE: “Breaking Bad” fans likely were gushing when they spied Bryan Cranston in the closing night crowd for “The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady” musical at the Mercury Theatre — with the award-winning actor exclaiming, “I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater.” … Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious,” “Empire”) was seen dining at Beatrix River North on Clark Street, enjoying the creatively created chili chocolate salmon, plus freshly squeezed pear and passionfruit juice. … Ernie Hudson, in town filming the upcoming “APB” TV series for Fox — but also so well known for co-starring in the original “Ghostbusters” flick — stopped by Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, where he checked out the restaurant’s display of “Ghostbusters” memorabilia which is dedicated to Harry Caray’s partner and Hudson’s fellow “Ghostbuster” — the late, great Harold Ramis. The display includes the suit Ramis wore in the movie, along with his original scripts – which he co-wrote. … Members of the Calgary Flames NHL team were seen chowing down at Mastro’s Monday night, while (separately) Magic Johnson dined in a private room nearby. … “Chicago Med” stars Oliver Platt and S. Epatha Merkerson (who also appears on “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD”) brunched at River Roast over the weekend, enjoying the riverfront patio, before our fall temps turned downward. … Wonderful touch: Chicago Vocational High School has named its auditorium in honor of one of its most famous alumni: the late, terrific comedian and actor Bernie Mac, a member of the school’s Class of 1975. Mac was also an inductee into CVHS’s Hall of Fame earlier this year. … Recent Gibsons on Rush sightings have included Peter Cetera, Sharon Gless of “Cagney & Lacey” fame, famed music producer and songwriter David Foster and actor and ex-NFL star Fred Williamson. … Our National League Pennant winning Cubs Dexter Fowler, Jake Arrieta, David Ross, Kyle Hendricks, John Lackey, Jason Heyward and Travis Wood were seen dining at Del Frisco’s on Oak Street. … Speaking of the Cubs, Javier Baer was seen breakfasting at Sacred Grounds at Foodlife at Water Tower Place. … A recent late diner at STK Chicago was the Bears’ Cameron Meredith. … Chicago’s legendary hotdog-ery — Portillo’s at Clark and Ontario — was where Olympic gymnastics champ Simone Biles elected to get her hot dog fix. One problem: Biles opted for a true Chicago “dog” no-no: She ordered her wiener only topped with ketchup! … The Bulls’ Dwyane Wade lunched with three pals at Bar Siena, unfortunately without his talented and beautiful wife, Gabrielle Union. … Recent sightings at Mama’s Boy on North Dearborn have included actor William Forsythe. … Hall of Fame pitcher and Fox Sports analyst John Smotlz was back again at Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap while in town covering our Cubbies’ post-season success.

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