Vanessa Minnillo and boyfriend Nick Lachey are both celebrating their birthdays today: She's 29 and he's turning 36. Eric Dane, the Grey's Anatomy star and occasional maker of home videos, is 37. Sargent Shriver, husband of the late Eunice Kennedy, brother-in-law of JFK, and father of Maria Shriver, is 94. Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky is turning 21. Sisqo is 31. The rapper Scarface is turning 39. And Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder better known as the Hulk, is 58 today.
• Bethenny Frankel isn't going to be happy about this one bit, but her Real Housewives of New York City co-star, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, is going to appear semi-nude in the December issue of Playboy. The 40-year-old reality TV star won't have to worry about competing with the women almost half her age who normally grace the magazine's pages: The photos were reportedly taken by her ex-husband, photographer Gilles Bensimon, "several years ago." [In Touch, P6]
• Jennifer Aniston was reportedly in tears over a scene for her flick The Bounty because it reminded her of Brad Pitt. The actress supposedly pulled it together to shoot her lines, but the source said, "privately she is still very fragile." Her rep denies it ever happened. But if it did happen, Jen probably needs a better therapist. [P6]
• Topper Mortimer and his girlfriend, Vogue editor Valerie Boster hit the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala on Tuesday night... as did Topper's ex, Tinsley. Val was reportedly "not happy," but luckily, they all weren't seated together so there was no WASP throwdown. [P6]