In the new based-on-a-true-story film from Precious director Lee Daniels (also of Nicole Kidman/Zac Efron Pee Movie fame), Oprah Winfrey plays Gloria Gaines, wife of Cecil Gaines, a fictional White House butler whose real life counterpart, Eugene Allen, worked through the terms of eight U.S. Presidents from 1952 to 1986. The film is called The Butler. Forrest Whitaker plays the butler.
On today's Ellen, the host shared a few of James Mardsen's modeling photos from his early acting days. Pro: James Marsden is not wearing a shirt. Con: That horrible trend of men's hats in the 90s.
James Gandolfini turns 48 today. Lance Armstrong is turning 38. Jada Pinkett Smith is 38 today, too. Designer Karim Rashid is 49. Comic actor Fred Willard is turning 70. Actor James Marsden is 36. The Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo is turning 33. The rapper Xzibit is turning 35. Senator Bob Bennett of Utah is 75. Actress and former Talk Soup host Aisha Tyler is 39. Singer Frankie Avalon is turning 69. Actress Holly Robinson Peete is 45 today. And Robert Blake, the former Baretta star who was acquitted of murder in 2005, turns 76 today. You'll find weekend birthdays listed below.
Rachel Weisz walking by herself in the meatpacking district ... Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts holding hands while walking in NoHo ... Ellen Barkin talking on her cell phone in the Village ... Colin Farrell getting in a taxi ... Chace Crawford walking with his handlers to the Gossip Girl set ... Tom Green and Seth Green leaving their hotel ... Rosario Dawson stepping over a puddle ... actress Elizabeth Banks walking into MTV studios in Times Square ... Beyonce and James Marsden posing outside MTV ... Katie Holmes taking Suri to get ice cream, and later getting out of an SUV in front of the Schoenfeld Theater ... Whitney Port walking in the meatpacking district ... Lindsay Price, Kim Raver, and Brooke Shields filming Lipstick Jungle in the West Village ... Lindsay Lohan leaving the Bowery Hotel by herself in the afternoon, and then walking out of the hotel with Samantha Ronson later that night.
James Gandolfini got married a couple weeks ago. Today he celebrates a birthday: He's 47. Others on the b-day list today: Lance Armstrong is 37. Designer Karim Rashid is 48. Jada Pinkett Smith is turning 37. Actress (and former Talk Soup host) Aisha Tyler is 38. Holly Robinson (of 21 Jump Street fame) is 44. Senator Bob Bennett of Utah is 74. Actor/murder suspect Robert Blake turns 75. And actor James Marsden is 35.
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