Weekend celeb sightings include Dane Cook, Kaskade and Jill Zarin

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SEEN ON THE SCENE: Before his Sunday night show at Chicago Theatre, Dane Cook caught the Patriots’ game during a LuxBar brunch. …  While the outcome was disappointing, at least Chicago Bears Lance Briggs, Kyle Long, Henry Melton, Nate Collins and Bulls star Jimmy Butler were on hand to cheer for the Chicago Sky in their first playoff game in the team’s franchise history. Unfortunately, the Sky were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday. … Eddie Merlot’s in Burr Ridge was the site of a happy gathering of sports VIPs, including Jerry Reinsdorf, Bo Jackson, Jim Thome and Tony LaRussa. While LaRussa stuck to his vegan diet, the others happily dug into the eatery’s wagyu tomahawk ribeye — all 32-ounces of it! … Studio Paris club goers were thrilled Friday when Kaskade popped in and took the stage — spinning a surprise set, much to the delight of the crowd which included “Transformers” director Michael Bay. … The Bulls’ Joakim Noah was spied dining at Joe’s Stone Crab Saturday, when he spotted Pacers center Roy Hibbert at a nearby table, as was Atlanta Braves’ right fielder Jason Heyward. … Ex-reality star and jewelry designer Jill Zarin was in town Friday — seen shopping at chic Sofia boutique on Walton, plus catching a bite of lunch at Siena Tavern, where actress Ali Larter earlier celebrated her Michigan Avenue mag cover. … Larter, also feted last week by mother-in-law Shelley Farley at a book party for the actress’ new “Kitchen Revelry” cookbook, was spotted by fans getting a massage at Exhale Spa. … Paul Konerko made Sunda his dining spot of choice the other night. …  It was wall-to-wall supporters as Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer was feted at O’Brien’s Restaurant in Old Town.

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