Anthony Jake Murray, 27/M/midair, waited for five days in the cold last May to show off his freakish running, jumping, and climbing skills on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course, only to have his dream denied.
Kevin Bacon may be 55, but that doesn't mean he isn't as lithe as he was in his twenties. In advance of his appearance on The Tonight Show, Bacon brought in a crew of dancers to recreate some famous Footloose scenes, thirty years after its release. Jimmy Fallon tore up the Tonight Show dancing ban decree as a nod to Bacon's slick moves.
Sienna Miller walking her dog ... Rihanna getting out of an SUV ... Will Ferrell jogging near Union Square ... Matt Damon filming scenes for The Adjustment Bureau with Anthony Mackie in Brooklyn ... Paul Simon walking on Madison Avenue ... Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore leaving their hotel ... Kevin Bacon walking on 14th Street ... Bruce Willis arriving at ABC for an appearance on GMA ... Calvin Klein eating lunch outside at Sant Ambroeus in the Village ... Angie Harmon carrying her daughter on Madison Avenue ... and John Mayer leaving Gemma on the Bowery after having dinner.
Kevin Bacon heading into Da Silvano to meet a friend for lunch ... Blake Lively and Penn Badgley walking down Fifth Avenue ... Hugh Grant jogging in SoHo ... Mischa Barton taking a smoking break outside ... David Letterman getting ready to play tennis with Andy Roddick outside the Late Show ... Maroon 5's Adam Levine walking downtown with his girlfriend ... Christina Milian hugging her fiancé, and later shopping at American Apparel ... Jane Krakowski walking with boyfriend Robert Godley in the Village ... actress Archie Panjabi filming scenes for The Good Wife ... ... and Rihanna taking her brothers to see The Lion King on Broadway.
Kevin Bacon turns 51 today. Milo Ventimiglia of Heroes fame is turning 32. Beck is 39. Celeb chef Wolfgang Puck is 60. Real estate developer David Walentas is turning 72. Paul LeClerc, the president of the New York Public Library, turns 64. Hedge fund manager Dwight Anderson turns 41. Actor Billy Crudup is turning 41, too. Anjelica Huston is 58. Country singer Toby Keith is 48. Actor Jeffrey Tambor turns 65. Columnist-turned-author Anna Quindlen is turning 57. Actress Sophia Bush is 27. And singer Joan Osborne turns 47 today.
Kyra Sedgwick and her husband Kevin Bacon lost some money to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, as you probably heard, but they weren't completely wiped out. "The fact of the matter is that we did not lose everything," Sedgwick says in an interview with the AP. "I think the interesting thing about it was that I always thought, 'We're so boring. We should be in the tabloids more. C'mon honey, let's have a scandal.' ... And I think when you say 'no comment,' that's, of course, where they're going to go, because it's fun, and it grabs headlines and people will be more interested." Not sure "fun" is the right word, but it certainly was a sexier angle to the story than focusing on another elderly Jewish couple in Boca. [AP]