Happy Birthday

cityfile · 11/06/09 07:57AM

Ethan Hawke turns 39 today. Mike Nichols, the film director and husband of Diane Sawyer, is turning 78. Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford is 41. The First Lady of California, Maria Shriver, is 54. Sally Field is turning 62. Writer Michael Cunningham is 57. Rebecca Romijn (formerly Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) turns 37 today. Thandie Newton is turning 37. Taryn Manning is 31. Actress Emma Stone is 21. TV host Catherine Crier is turning 55. Former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger is turning 69. Joe Wilson, the former diplomat and husband of Valerie Plame, is 60 And Lamar Odom, the NBA star and poor soul now married to Khloe Kardashian, is 30. A few weekend birthdays after the jump.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 11/06/08 07:18AM

Ethan Hawke turns 38 today. Mike Nichols, director, four-time divorcé, and husband of Diane Sawyer, is 77. Sally Field is 62. California's First Lady, Maria Shriver, is 53. Michael Cunningham, the author of The Hours, is 56. TV host Catherine Crier is 54. Actress Kelly Rutherford is 40. Rebecca Romijn is 36. Thandie Newton is 36. Taryn Manning is 30. And your favorite former Manhattan Borough President, Ruth Messinger, celebrates her 68th birthday today.

The Upkeep On Jennifer Aniston Is Ridiculous

Ryan Tate · 07/17/08 09:21AM
  • Jennifer Aniston spends $20,000 per month on beauty treatments, supposedly, including twice-a-month, $1,000-a-pop spa treatments for cellulite. All to impress John Mayer, who kissed Perez Hilton? [Enquirer]

Michael Riedel's Hatred of Mike Nichols' The Country Girl

Alex Carnevale · 04/24/08 09:37AM

There's no New York theater critic who likes to throw his weight around quite like Michael Riedel of the Post. Riedel's latest beef is with legendary Spamalot director Mike Nichols' version of Clifford Odets' The Country Girl, which goes before critics for the first time tonight. Although he has yet to view the play, Riedel has spewed constant venom about the production, with his favorite target the show's star, much-honored screen veteran Morgan Freeman. The 70-year-old Freeman made the grave error of substituting the name "Mabel Mercer" for "Mabel Beck" this week in previews, and Riedel smelled blood, terming Freeman "Morgan the Mangler" and describing the actor's reported flubbing of every other line. Tomorrow the play opens to critics, but we saw the show last night, and are happy to report Riedel's nastiness is wholly unmerited. More on how wrong Michael Riedel is about this revival of a play Frank Rich termed "near the top of second-rate" after the jump.

Mike Nichols

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:39PM

Hubby to foxy sexagenarian Diane Sawyer, Nichols is the director responsible for The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Birdcage.