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

Kanye West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Film crew at the shooting of the Netflix movie “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” a Stephen King adaptation, in South Norwalk’s Washington Street on Oct. 27, 2021.
Film crew at the shooting of the Netflix movie “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” a Stephen King adaptation, in South Norwalk’s Washington Street on Oct. 27, 2021.
October did not only bring the fall activities but also the celebrities. Here are some of the Hollywood headlines that hit the state recently.
Run DMC performs performs at Mohegan Sun’s 25th anniversary celebration on the weekend of Oct. 22-24. 
Mohegan Sun celebrated 25 years with a weekend of parties and concerts. Harry Styles performed on Oct. 21 and country star Blake Shelton played on Oct. 22 and 23 and Run DMC played the venue for the first time ever, according to a press release. TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge hosted Madison Beer and and DJ Ruckus. Celebrities on hand included Mario Lopez, stars from the “Bachelor” franchise and some of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 26: Actress Denise Richards attends “Glow & Darkness” photocall at the Palace Hotel on October 26, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Former “Real Housewives” star and Bond girl Denise Richards was seen filming her upcoming movie. Richards told Fox61 that the new movie will be called “The Junkyard Dogs.” According to Deadline, the family comedy is about a single mom who is getting ready for her upcoming wedding while her kids and her dog attempt to thwart thieves from robbing their home. 
After “All of Me” singer John Legend’s tour stop at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Oct. 16, 2021, Legend dined at Italian restaurant Caputo Trattoria with wife Chrissy Teigen and kids Luna and Miles. Legend is pictured with two staff members at Caputo Trattoria. 
While making a stop at Foxwoods for his “Bigger Love” tour, John Legend stopped by the casino’s Caputo Trattoria Italian restaurant with wife and model Chrissy Teigen and kids Luna and Miles. Legend posed for a photo with the restaurant staff during his visit before stopping at the Tree House Arcade, which features classic arcade games, pinball and interactive virtual games. 
A view of Bunnell High School in Stratford, Conn., on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
Filming for a new Disney movie “Chang Can Dunk,” has been taking place at Bunnell High School in Stratford. Bunnell High School will be used as a rival school in the film and Bunnell students will be used in many of the scenes. The Bunnell-Stratford marching band will also be featured in the Disney film.
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Rapper Kanye West was seen visiting Grace Farms in New Canaan this month. As reported by Page Six and documented in a series of Instagram posts, West was seen walking around the grounds of the 80-acre farm along with social media influencer Chris Smoove. 
Film crew at the shooting of the Netflix movie “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” a Stephen King adaptation, in South Norwalk’s Washington Street on Oct. 27, 2021.
The Netflix film adaptation of Stephen King’s novella “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” began filming at Lockwood Mathews Mansion and on Washington Street in Norwalk in late October. “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” released as part of a collection of short stories in King’s 2020 book “If It Bleeds,” is summarized as the story of a young boy who works for an elderly man and purchases that man a cellphone.
The home on 91 Sergio Franchi Drive in Stonington, Conn. was previously owned by famed Italian opera singer, Sergio Franchi. 
Late Italian opera singer, Sergio Franchi, Stonington home was listed for $12.6 million located on 91 Sergio Franchi Drive. Following his death, wife Eva Franchi hosted annual concerts in his honor at the Stonington property. According to the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation, the concerts raised money to fund over 800 grants and scholarships given to young musicians in Franchi’s honor. 
Set decorators transform the New Canaan Town Hall property into a Christmas scene for the filming of the Netflix movie The Noel Diary in New Canaan, Conn. on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
Hallmark Channel has begun its “Countdown to Christmas” programming, launching a schedule of new holiday movies for the 2021 season. “You, Me & The Christmas Trees,” aired on Oct. 22nd. It takes place in Connecticut on an Avon tree farm, the film stars Danica McKellar as Olivia and Benjamin Ayres as Jack, and they work together to solve a mystery illness causing the Christmas trees on Jack’s farm to die out and fall for each other in the process, according to a Hallmark press release. 
Conservative media pundit Ann Coulter and WOR radio host Mark Simone, a Greenwich resident, at Tony’s at the JHouse in Riverside last weekend.
Conservative media pundit, author and lawyer Ann Coulter and WOR radio host and Greenwich resident Mark Simone, were seen at Tony’s at the JHouse in Riverside.
Fox News host and former New York state prosecutor Jeanine Pirro, was seen shopping on Greenwich Avenue.
New York Governor George Pataki, right, and developer Larry Silverstein smile as the first piece of heavy equipment heads down the ramp into the World Trade Center site April 27, 2006, in New York. The event marks the beginning of construction of the Freedom Tower, the symbolic skyscraper designed to replace the destroyed World Trade Center.
New York Real estate magnate and World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein, owns a 180-foot Delta-built yacht Silver Shalis docked at the Delamar in Greenwich Harbor.
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