Connecticut's recent celebrity gossip and sightings, July 2021 – CT Insider

From celebrity sightings to cameras rolling in Connecticut, July had a fair amount of celebrity gossip last month. Here are some of the highlights.
Reporting by Susie Costaregni, Nicole Funaro, Andrew DaRosa
FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2018 file photo, Steve Carell arrives at the premiere of “Beautiful Boy” in Beverly Hills, Calif. Carell will reunite with his creative team from “The Office,” Greg Daniels and Howard Klein, for the new Netflix comedy series “Space Force.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Star of beloved TV series “The Office” Steve Carell stopped by Middletown’s Mondo Restaurant to try a slice of the Main Street eatery’s pizza. According to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook account, the actor dined at Mondo on July 14. Mondo owner Keith Vibert said in an email that Carell stopped in with his wife and son, ordering “cheese slices individually, but the amount they ordered added up to one large cheese pizza.”
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist Alicia Keys was seen dining recently at Saltaire in Port Chester, N.Y.
Maria Menounos attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
Lifetime is making a movie in Connecticut. “The Christmas Fix” starring actress and TV host Maria Menounos has begun filming at the Mystic Seaport Village Green and at the Muddy Waters Café on Bank Street in New London.
Also filming recently in the state was the Hallmark Channel flick “Sand Dollar Cove” starring Chad Michael Murray, with scenes shot in Mystic; the Netflix Christmas movie “The Noel Diary” starring Justin Hartley and James Remar, which filmed in New Canaan and Stamford; and the Netflix thriller “The Good Nurse,” which was filming in Stamford with Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain.
Matt James, the star of ABCs hit romance reality series “The Bachelor.”
Matt James from “The Bachelor” and Gov. Ned Lamont were seen at a Connecticut Innovations networking event at the newly opened Wheel restaurant at The Village in the South End of Stamford. The Wheel has a celebrity chef program and pop-up experiences in partnership with Jimmy Kimmel.
Tony Capasso of Tony’s at the JHouse poses for a photo at his restaurant in Riverside with singer/songwriter Michael Bolton, who lives in Westport, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton was seen having dinner at Tony’s at the JHouse in Riverside. The Westport resident is hosting “The Celebrity Dating Game” with actress Zooey Deschanel, which airs on ABC at 10 p.m. Mondays. Also seen at the popular restaurant last week was WWE wrestler Brock “The Beast” Lesnar.
Actor Justin Hartley (center) walks to the Griswold Inn Store to film a scene for the Netflix movie, ‘The Noel Diary,’ in Essex on May 29, 2021.
Actor Justin Hartley was seen filming in the rain outside the Family Diner on Main Avenue in Norwalk. Sky Mercedes of Forever Sweet Bakery in Norwalk was also there, offering cupcakes and cookies to the cast and crew. The “This is Us” star is in the area to film “The Noel Diary” for Netflix.
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Fashion designer Christian Siriano was seen having dinner at Viva Zapata Mexican Restaurant in Westport on July 24. On July 25, Siriano’s original artwork was om display at Swoon Westport.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Charli D’Amelio (L) and Dixie D’Amelio arrive at iHeartRadio’s Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Viral Connecticut Tik Tok stars and Norwalk natives Charli and Dixie D’Amelio made a stop at Mr. Frosty’s Ice Cream in Norwalk. Mr. Frosty’s shared a photo of the sisters’ visit on Instagram, calling it a “surprise visit” from their “friends,” tagging the famous Norwalk sisters and the D’Amelio family’s official Instagram account, as well as fellow Tik Tokers Noah Beck and Cole Hudson, also known as Lil Huddy (and Charli D’Amelio’s boyfriend).
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC – JULY 10: Guitarist Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer performs on day 7 of 2019 Festival D’été Quebec at Plains of Abraham on July 10, 2019 in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Yale University is adding a Broadway star to its student roster this fall.Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, star of the ” School of Rock the Musical” and bona fide guitarist, has enrolled at Yale University. Niederauer is known for originating the role Zack Mooneyham in the Andrew Lloyd Webber-penned Broadway production based on the 2003 movie featuring Jack Black. 
NEW HAVEN, CT – JUNE 15: Actress Tatum O’Neal, actor Christopher Atkins and actor Vincent Spano attend the “Superman III” Premiere Party to Benefit the Connecticut Friends of Special Olympics and Marrakech on June 15, 1983 at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor and Fairfield resident Christopher Atkins (“The Blue Lagoon”) was seen getting ice cream at the Dairy Queen on the Post Road in Fairfield.
Actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, who lives in Ridgefield, made a guest pop-up visit to the Ridgefield Theater Barn to talk to the children at the RTB Kids Camp in July.
Dom Delfino, owner of Joey B’s in Cos Cob, poses with TV personality Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ at the restaurant.
TV personality Rick Harrison from the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” was seen chatting with owner Dom Delfino at Joey B’s Restaurant on River Road in Cos Cob. The owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop featured on the popular series was also seen at Tony’s at the JHouse in Riverside and at The Village in the South End of Stamford.

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