Happy Birthday

cityfile · 05/08/09 06:56AM

Director Michel Gondry turns 46 today. Enrique Iglesias is turning 34. Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni is 58. Author Thomas Pynchon is turning 72. Model Josie Maran is 31. Advertising exec Richard Kirshenbaum is 48. Alex Van Halen is 56. Earth, Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey turns 58. Ted Sorensen, best known as JFK's speechwriter, is 81. Actress Melissa Gilbert is turning 45. Socialite Nina Griscom is 55. And Don Rickles, or "Mr. Warmth," is 83 today. A few of the people celebrating their birthdays this weekend—including Rosario Dawson, Emma Bloomberg, and Billy Joel—after the jump.

The Ken Courtney challenge, Pt. 2

Gawker · 03/17/03 09:23AM

Several weeks ago, BoingBoing blogger Xeni Jardin issued a challenge to Brooklyn fashion entrepreneur Ken Courtney (of "I fucked Gisele" t-shirt fame.) She wanted an "I fucked John Ashcroft" t-shirt. Ken writes in, "the owner of RAGS A GO GO on 14th street is the proud new owner of an I FUCKED JOHN ASHCROFT tee." His email signature: "I'M ONLY DOING THIS TO GET INVITED TO BETTER PARTIES." So are we, Ken. So are we.