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Well, Jenny McCarthy’s been promoted—a move that’s sure to make Jim Belushi jealous. (We’re waiting for the Sneed take on this.) They’re the two former celebrities that the Sun-Times is betting the house on, but they’re pretty much weak sauce. Bad eggs, all in the same basket. Whatever, anyway: Belushi’s most recent foray into late-career reinvention was reported in the Splash section of the Sun-Times last Sunday. Belushi is set to open a new local comedy bar, called the Comedy Bar, where you can take your lady friends: “You take a girl to the Comedy Bar, and she laughs very hard and releases a lot of endorphins, you’ve got a better shot.” He’ll be here all week! In his regular column, in the Sun-Times. Yesterday evening the paper announced that Jenny McCarthy, another regular columnist, is about to become, in the manner of all satisfying splashes, even more regular. She has been hired as a “regular columnist and daily blogger.”