Spike Lee turns 52 today. Fashion designer Nicole Miller turns 58. Lady GaGa is 23. Holly Hunter is turning 51. Actor William Hurt is 59. Mike Francesa, the radio and TV talk show host, is 55. Author Kathryn Harrison turns 48. BET host and author Touré is turning 38. Photographer Mary Ellen Mark is 69. Christopher Heinz, the son of Teresa Heinz and stepson of John Kerry, is 36. And actor/director/writer Carl Reiner turns 87 today. Weekend birthdays after the jump!
In what has evolved into an unofficial Hollywood Woman's Week of sorts—to culminate in a massive bra-burning protest staged around The Grove's dancing waters tonight at 8 (trashing of the Nike Goddess store to follow)—we now turn to arguably the most formidable strata of showbiz vagina-havers: the wives. The LAT chugs along in a cooking-oil-powered pickup with green warrior Kelly Meyer, wife of Universal's Ron, learning much about what Hollywood wives are doing to help save the world along the way:
Inconvenient Truth-teller Laurie David busted up her marriage to intermittently hilarious Jew Larry David to be with a married Republican contractor named Bart Thorpe, the NY Post reported Sunday, confirming weeks of rumors and including damning details like "giggling and laughing, Laurie David slipped her feet into Thorpe's shoes after climbing out of his boat." S(c)andalous! But according to a commenter on green gossip blog Ecorazzi (yes really), there's a bit more to the story.
· Karl Rove hates the environment so much that he refuses to be touched by Sheryl Crow. We bet the license plate on his Hummer says "SUCK IT."
· What does 'The Bachelor' say about women? How about, "I am an attention whore willing to pretend I'd consider marrying someone I just met in exchange for some fleeting, ultimately worthless TV exposure?"
· If you're a fan of Laguna Beach, these photos are disturbing. If not, they're just some pictures of a couple of jackasses with a revolver and a bottle of vodka.
· Never has the purchase of three dozen Fun Rubber Duck Duckie Ducks seemed so chilling.