Bee Shaffer turns 22 today. Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is turning 90. Billionaire financier Leon Black is 58. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is 44. Wesley Snipes is turning 47. Muckraking defense attorney Ron Kuby is 53. Another muckraker, entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is 51. Theater director Oskar Eustis turns 51. Ezra Zilkha is 84. The Office's B.J. Novak is 30. And actor Dean Cain is 43 today. Below, the birthdays of some people celebrating this weekend.
As the man who brought us Pretty in Pink's Duckie, you might expect Jon Cryer to have a special affinity for those born on the wrong side of the tracks: the poor, the outcast, even the sexually ambiguous. However, it's apparently his role in Hot Shots! that Cryer identifies with most, because he turned up this week at a fundraiser for another easily downed Naval pilot: presidential candidate John McCain. In fact, according to Fox News, McCain met on Monday with a veritable Who's Who (no, seriously: who?) of Hollywood celebrities at the Beverly Hills Hilton in an attempt to solicit money from the group he hates the most. After the jump, the list of celebs in attendance (there's no Dennis Hopper, but trust us, you don't want to miss it):
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Leslie Jordan, diminutive old actor and self-proclaimed "gayest man in the world," would like to talk to you about fucking. It seems he's managed to swat his tiny little paws at a keyboard long enough to craft a "dishy" memoir entitled My Trip Down the Pink Carpet (it has the word pink in it because he likes to have butt sex) in which he divulges some scandalous stories about getting high and waking up in a WeHo lumberyard with no underpants on. He also talks about his time on Lois & Clark and the urge to "peter-gaze" when Dean Cain walked around in his Superman tights. Other things: he had a thing for Billy Bob Thornton's "wiener" (I just passed out for a minute) and once shared a prison cell with Robert Downey Jr. The only explanation I can come up with as to why any of these anecdotes exist is that they're some sort of promotional tie-in with a DVD re-release of Darby O'Gill and The Little People. [Rush & Molloy. Their headline is "What's Short for Sex? Leslie Jordan." Seriously] After the jump, find video of Jordan speaking at Google of all places.