Happy Birthday

cityfile · 03/02/09 08:00AM

Chris Martin, the husband of Gwyneth Paltrow and lead singer of Coldplay, turns 32 today. Author Tom Wolfe is 79. Lou Reed is turning 67. Restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow is turning 59. Jon Bon Jovi is 47. Daniel Craig is 41. Hockey player Henrik Lundqvist is 27. Writer John Irving turns 67. Mikhail Gorbachev is 78. Elizabeth Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, turns 25. Film producer/exec Peter Guber is 67. Cosmetic dentist to the stars Marc Lowenberg is 63. And Reggie Bush, the football player and boyfriend of Kim Kardashian, turns 24 today.

A-Rod Gets Desperate

cityfile · 10/30/08 07:46AM

Alex Rodriguez has already lowered the price of his Trump Park Avenue condo by $1.5 million, just a month after first putting it on the market. It's now listed for $12.5 million, although A-Rod is also willing to rent it out instead, assuming there's anyone willing to pay $50,000 a month for an unfurnished apartment. [NYP, Modlin Group]
♦ Divorce attorney Zoltan Hankovszky has sold his townhouse at 88 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights for $10.8 million. That makes it the most expensive sale ever recorded in the neighborhood. [Brownstoner]
♦ The West 9th Street townhouse once occupied by Elizabeth Jagger—she rented one of the five apartments in the building until recently—is now on the market for $7.95 million. [NYP, Corcoran]

Gossip roundup

Gawker · 01/31/03 09:01AM

· Playboy editor James Kaminsky bans Carnie Wilson from the magazine because she's too fat, and bans Hef's girlfriends because "he hates that bleach-blonde fake breasts look." [Page Six]
· The LA Times' chief movie critic, Manohla Dargis, attacks her rivals in New York. [Page Six]
· Freelance writer Debra Laine reports that when she called Alec Baldwin's reps to do a profile on him, "He blew his stack." She quotes him as bellowing: "I don't need you. I don't need your help! I don't need anyone!" He then added, oddly, "I make my own decisions." [Page Six]
· Elizabeth Jagger, on having her teeth whitened: "For a while I can only eat white foods. Worse, I can't smoke" [Cindy Adams]
· James Gandolfini thought the script to Surviving Christmas was so bad, he refused to leave his trailer until it was fixed; "Face the Nation" anchor Bob Schieffer and Tom Brokaw have been conducting a practical joke war for years; and the Cheeky Girls prove that irony isn't dead in the UK with their chart-topping hit, "The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)." [NY Daily News]