Kate Winslet turns 34 today. WNYC host Brian Lehrer is turning 57. Nicky Hilton is 26. Daniel Baldwin turns 49. Gerald Shargel, the attorney now in the news for defending Dave Letterman's alleged extortionist, is 52. Fellow defense attorney Mark Geragos is turning 65. Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi turns 39. Teresa Heinz Kerry is 71. Bob Geldof is turning 58. Jeff Conaway is 59. Actress Josie Bissett is 39. And Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Hayden Planetarium director that People once described as "the sexiest astrophysicist alive," turns 51 today.
• Paris Hilton hasn't given up on her dream of musical superstardom. At a Grammy after-party on Sunday, she accosted Paul McCartney and asked him if he'd be interested in doing a duet with her. Paul politely explained that he didn't think he'd have the time. [The Sun]
• Gwyneth Paltrow didn't join Chris Martin at any of the Grammy after-parties, so he found another chick to hang out with instead. [NYDN]
• The Chris Brown-Rihanna situation has taken a turn for the worse. Rihanna's injuries are reportedly "horrific," and include bite marks, facial contusions, and a bloody nose. Brown has hired attorney Mark Geragos to defend him. Both stars have cancelled upcoming appearances. And Brown's Doublemint gum ad has already been pulled. [People, TMZ, NYP]