The domicile file . . .
Hmmmm: Is President Barack Obama going to deviate from his NATO schedule and visit his Kenwood digs on the South Side?
Will first lady Michelle Obama stop by her favorite Target store with other NATO wives Sunday after visiting the Gary Comer Youth Center on the South Side? If not . . . why not? Wouldn’t this have bean a real vs. reel way of showing foreign visitors the Obamas’ life before the White House?
Sweet talk . . .
Leave it to the Belgians, who are famous for their chocolate, to hold their NATO get-together honoring Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo at the Barry-Callebaut Chocolate Academy at 600 W. Chicago Ave. on Saturday night.
Blimey . . .
$$$: Bruno Iksil, the British-based trader behind the $2 billion-plus JPMorgan loss – which has been causing bank boss Jamie Dimon headaches – has a telltale longtime industry nickname: Lord Voldemort.
â—† Translation: It’s the name of the evil wizard foe of Harry Potter.
â—† Iksil, who made tons of cash for JPMorgan before his downfall, also was known as the “London Whale” for his fiscal bounty.
Ditka ditty . . .
Diana Ditka, wife of the legendary Iron Mike Ditka, is no pushover.
So Sneed phoned her after the suicide of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who suffered concussions during his career, to assess her sideline concerns during her hubby’s playing days.
“Back in Mike’s day, doctors would always hold up three fingers, and the players would say three, whether or not they could see straight, because they knew that the doctor always held up three fingers,” she told Sneed.
“The effects of these injuries didn’t really worry me because Mike never really got hurt like that on the field. He never got carried off on a stretcher. He was so tough.
“But knowing what we do now about injuries to the head, that would definitely scare me. A lot of these young guys just think they are invincible.
“I think Mike just has a hard head, so it probably has not affected him yet. But he has a lot of aches and pains from football. His shoulders and hips are bad. He’s had four hip replacements, and both his shoulders need to be replaced, but as long as he can play golf he’s too stubborn to do it. He hits between 75 and 85 on the golf course and he’s going to be 73 this year.
“But it hasn’t affected Mike’s memory or anything like that . . . when he can’t remember where he lives, I’ll let you know.”
Love that woman.
Tipsville . . .
â—† Celluloid chat: Sneed hears the indie flick “At Any Price,” starring Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham, which was filmed in DeKalb last year, will be shopped around at Cannes Film Festival this month – the only Illinois product at the French festival.
â—† Two pilots filmed in Chicago got greenlighted last week: Fox picked up “Mob Doctor,” about a South Side doctor juggling her career and a lifelong debt to the mob. The show stars Evanston native Zach Gilford. Also, NBC picked up “Chicago Fire,” a firefighter drama.
I spy . . .
Chicago Bulls C.J. Watson, Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler and Ronnie Brewer all dining at Chicago Cut Steakhouse on Thursday . . . Ditto former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dining with Rahm Emanuel’s deputy mayor, Mark Angelson . . . Actor David Spade spotted dining with late comedian Chris Farley’s brother, Kevin, at the posh RL eatery Wednesday.
Sneedlings . . .
Wednesday’s birthdays: Debra Winger, 57; Jason “Wee-Man” Acuna, 39; Janet Jackson, 46; Tori Spelling, 39; Krist Novoselic, 47; Megan Fox, 26; Gabriela Sabatini, 42; Pierce Brosnan, 59; and belated wishes to Robert Allegrini, ageless.