Connecticut’s recent celebrity gossip and sightings, March 2021

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Compiled by Lidia Ryan

Another month of celebrity sightings and news is in the books.

Here are some of the ways Connecticut got its 15 minutes this March.

Guy Fieri opens 5 ‘Flavortown Kitchen’ restaurants in CT

TV personality and chef Guy Fieri attends Carnival Cruise Line's Summertime Beer-B-Que at 620 Loft & Garden on July 27, 2016 in New York City. The esteemed Food Network chef opened Flavortown
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TV personality and chef Guy Fieri attends Carnival Cruise Line’s Summertime Beer-B-Que at 620 Loft & Garden on July 27, 2016 in New York City.

The esteemed Food Network chef opened Flavortown “ghost kitchens” throughout the Nutmeg State. All five of Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen’s are delivery-only, meaning that diners are unable to walk in or sometimes even find the restaurant. All Flavortown Kitchen restaurants are also situated in restaurants, with Bertucci’s locations being the most popular spot for the pop-ups in Connecticut. Read more.

Netflix filming in Stamford

Cast member Jessica Chastain arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of
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Cast member Jessica Chastain arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “It: Chapter 2” at the Regency Village Theatre on Monday, August 26, 2019.

Netflix is moving into Stamford this April to film murder thriller “The Good Nurse,” featuring Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain. Stamford turning into a film set means more than movie stars walking down Washington Boulevard. The casting agency is looking for paid extras to play everyday pedestrians. Read more.

Chuck Zito in Greenwich

Actor and bodyguard Chuck Zito with restaurateur Tony Capasso at Tony's at the JHouse in Riverside last week. Actor and celebrity bodyguard Chuck Zito, best known for his roles in
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Actor and bodyguard Chuck Zito with restaurateur Tony Capasso at Tony’s at the JHouse in Riverside last week.

Actor and celebrity bodyguard Chuck Zito, best known for his roles in “Sons of Anarchy,” “Oz” and “Homefront,” was seen dining at Tony’s at the JHouse in Riverside last month. Read more.

Sylvester Stallone dines at Greenwich restaurateur’s spot

Sylvester Stallone and Greenwich native Mark Frangione take a selfie after the actor dined at Frangione's restaurant, the Pelican Cafe in Lake Park, Fla. Actor, producer and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone of
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Sylvester Stallone and Greenwich native Mark Frangione take a selfie after the actor dined at Frangione’s restaurant, the Pelican Cafe in Lake Park, Fla.

Actor, producer and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone of “Rocky” fame and his family were seen dining at the Pelican Café in Lake Park, Fla. The popular Italian American restaurant and bar, which opened in 2008, is owned by former Greenwich resident and town native Mark Frangione and his wife, Karen Howe. Read more.

Connecticut natives win Grammys

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“Jagged Little Pill” cast: Lauren Patten, Kathryn Gallagher and Celia Rose Gooding (c).

On March 14, the 63rd Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles. Four people with Connecticut ties took home Grammys: two for their work on the Broadway play “Jagged Little Pill” and two for their work in the band Talking Heads. Actress Kathryn Gallagher, the daughter of actor Peter Gallagher who plays Bella in the show and has also appeared on Netflix’s “You,” has a family home in the Nutmeg State. Read more.

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