Kate Winslet turns 34 today. WNYC host Brian Lehrer is turning 57. Nicky Hilton is 26. Daniel Baldwin turns 49. Gerald Shargel, the attorney now in the news for defending Dave Letterman's alleged extortionist, is 52. Fellow defense attorney Mark Geragos is turning 65. Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi turns 39. Teresa Heinz Kerry is 71. Bob Geldof is turning 58. Jeff Conaway is 59. Actress Josie Bissett is 39. And Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Hayden Planetarium director that People once described as "the sexiest astrophysicist alive," turns 51 today.
• Lindsay Lohan is reportedly moving into a temporary "therapeutic environment" run by Stephen and Daniel Baldwin, where she can "go to work and meetings," and "remove the negative influences in her life." Sounds like the basis for a great sitcom, too. [Fox 411]
• Holly Peterson—socialite, daughter of billionaire Pete Peterson, and author of The Manny—is calling it quits with her husband of 15 years, Goldman Sachs exec Richard Kimball Jr. [P6]
• Whitney Port and actor Robert Buckley hooked up at a party in Miami and were later spotted "making out at Nobu." [P6, OK!, E!]
• Fashion editors: They're just like us! Vogue's Andre Leon Talley was spotted "chowing down on chimichangas at Chili's" at LAX on Tuesday night. [P6]
- London tabloid Daily Mail snickered at Kate Moss' bony knees during Moss' night on the town with her rocker boyfriend, but what about the frightening shot of her face at left? The tab writes, under that photo, "Kate's hard-partying ways are beginning to show on the world beauty." Or maybe it's just the tint on the limo glass? [Mail]
- Britney Spears is in a padded room, deemed by a court-appointed lawyer too crazy to understand her own case, but the judge wants to check with a doctor to be extra sure she's mentally unfit because apparently he doesn't have access to television, print media, the Internet, radio or anyone who has consumed any news whatsoever at any point in the past two years.
Details continue to trickle from within the gated, seaside facility known as Promise Malibu, inside which Britney Spears battles her impulse-humoring demons (HairRecoveryWatch: .4 inches and counting!). Following Friday's 90-minute visit from ex-husband Kevin Federline, ExtraTV.com is reporting that Spears' shatter-resistant children Sean Preston and Jayden James have also dropped by; their initial distress at seeing their shorn mom was quickly allayed once she handed them a box of color Sharpies and let them go to town on her scalp. The Scoop also notes that Spears has opted to spare no expense during her stay there, booking a whole wing of the recovery center for her rehabilitation needs:
While his vastly more successful and less troubled brother Alec scoops up acting accolades at awards ceremonies around town, fascinating nature vs. nurture case study Daniel Baldwin's most notable recent projects remain limited to the sphere of crack-related run-ins with the law. Now, he can proudly add "fugitive experience" to his resume skills section, as a Newport judge has issued a warrant for his arrest for failing to show up to his arraignment for a car theft charge:
· Pamela Anderson wanted to wear a hat bearing the Confederate flag to the Country Music Television awards. CMT vetoed it and asked her, "Do you know what the flag stands for?" [Page Six]
· Page Six writes that Wylie Dufresne's will debut his 70-seat "eclectic-American" place, WD-50 on the Lower East Side tonight. LES correspondent Lockhart Steele reports that it's been open to friends and family for the last week or two. (I recently walked in and got kicked out.) [Page Six]
· Daniel Baldwin is threatening to kick Leonardo di Caprio's ass. [Page Six]
· The Clintons "will be summering" in Martha's Vineyard with actor Ted Danson and Actress Mary Steenburgen. [Page Six]
· Cindy Adams is tired of receiving emails that Roman Polanski and Adrien Brody aren't feuding. "May [Polanski's] p.r. people get a life. We're at war. Stop bothering with this." [Cindy Adams]
· Writer Paul Theroux says he still considers writer V.S. Naipul a "fathead" and doesn't see any reconciliation in the future. [NY Daily News]