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PRESIDENT BUSH and his wife, LAURA, were "sitting next to ELLEN DEGENERES" and her wife, PORTIA DE ROSSI, in Cowboys Owner JERRY JONES' suite to watch Packers-Cowboys yesterday. Former NASCAR driver DANICA PATRICK was also in the suite (Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM, 10/7)....In other star sightings over the weekend, "Wheel Of Fortune" host PAT SAJAK had a "front-row glass seat" at the Hurricanes-Capitals game on Saturday at Capital One Arena (POLITICO.com, 10/6).
NAMES: Sports tech company LeagueApps will hold its first NextUp: The Youth Sports Industry Conference on Nov. 4-5 in N.Y. ESPN's CARI CHAMPION will host the event. Confirmed speakers include former NBAer SHANE BATTIER and NHL Exec VP/Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs KIM DAVIS (THE DAILY)....Gold Medal-winning former U.S. gymnasts BART CONNER and NADIA COMANECI will be honored at the '19 Musial Awards in St. Louis on Nov. 23. Al Roker Entertainment has signed on to produce the Musial Awards for a one-hour taped CBS broadcast on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2:00pm ET (THE DAILY).