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Cubs Chair TOM RICKETTS and President of Business Operations CRANE KENNEY last night "toured the lower level of Dodger Stadium to examine the renovations that were made this winter in anticipation of reconstruction plans at Wrigley Field" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 8/28).

HEAD HUNTING: Dreamworks Animation CEO JEFFREY KATZENBERG is "on a search for an executive who will eventually replace" President & CFO LEWIS COLEMAN, and he has NBCUniversal Int'l Chair JEFF SHELL "on his list." Shell yesterday "declined to say if he and DWA were in talks but said of the rumour that he was on Katzenberg's short list: 'It's not a bad list to be on. I love Dreamworks and Jeffrey, but I'm happy at NBCUniversal" (N.Y. POST, 8/28).

Sudeikis (l) and Wilde take in the first day of
action at the U.S. Open
STAR SEARCH: Actress OLIVIA WILDE and her boyfriend, actor JASON SUDEIKIS, "turned out on the first day of action" Monday at the U.S. Open. Actors KEVIN SPACEY and CUBA GOODING JR. also were "on hand" as guests of sponsor Moet & Chandon. Other notable sightings included figure skater JOHNNY WEIR and singer LENNY KRAVITZ (N.Y. POST, 8/28)....Tennis HOFer JIMMY CONNORS on Monday "celebrated his 61st birthday and his memoir 'THE OUTSIDER' at the home of Blackstone CEO STEVE SCHWARZMAN and wife CHRISTINE." Connors "was feted" by former New Era CEO DAVID KOCH and businessman PETER BRANT (N.Y. POST, 8/28).

AWARDS & HONORS: Tigers President & GM DAVE DOMBROWSKI will be honored in October at children's charity CATCH's annual Night Of Champions dinner (Tigers)....Dolphins Senior VP/Special Advisor NAT MOORE has been named the recipient of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club's '13 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award (MIAMIHERALD.com, 8/26)....GEORGE FOREMAN yesterday was presented with The American Legion's James V. Day "Good Guy" Award at the organization's 95th annual convention (American Legion).

NAMES: Rolling Stone magazine has released "a detailed story” on the life of former Patriots TE AARON HERNANDEZ. The story “chronicles his time as a Florida Gator and several incidents the magazines claims” former UF coach and current Ohio State coach URBAN MEYER “might have covered up” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 8/28)....Red Wings RW DANIEL ALFREDSSON listed his home in Ottawa for sale. The house was appraised at C$837,500 after he bought the property in '04 for C$800,000 (OTTAWACITIZEN.com, 8/25)....espnW VP/Content Program & Inspiration CAROL STIFF was in Columbus last night for a viewing of the “Nine for IX” documentary “BRANDED” (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 8/28)….Basketball HOFer SCOTTIE PIPPEN “won’t face criminal charges for a fight with a man who authorities say was drunk when he demanded an autograph and photo” with Pippen, then “faked seizures after claiming Pippen punched him in the face” (AP, 8/27)....The PGA Tour Valero Texas Open recently distributed $1.6M to “more than 130 local charities and schools.” An additional $164,000 was distributed to the various charities and schools “from incentive dollars funded” by the event (MYSANANTONIO.com, 8/27)....The American Documentary Film Festival will screen “THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI” on Sept. 12 (ADFF).
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