One would think Lance Briggs would be happy now that he signed a one-year extension last week with the Bears, but he is still upset he’s being overshadowed in the local and national media by Brian Urlacher’s new relationship with Jenny McCarthy. So not to be outdone, Briggs was seen last night with Melissa McCarthy at the Bolingbrook Golden Coral.
“Lance asked out Jenny’s cousin because she is a bigger star than anyone else on the team is dating,” A friend said on the condition of anonymity. “Neither Jenny or Kristin Cavallari have the acting credentials Melissa does.”
Melissa, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work on Bridesmaids and won an Emmy for her work on “Mike & Molly,” agreed to the dinner because it was close to her parents house in Plainfield, where she happened to be visiting.
“Lance wanted to take her someplace nice,” the friend said, “But Melissa insisted on Golden Corral because she thought they’d blend in more and avoid the paparazzi, but it obviously didn’t work.”