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Archive for October, 2009

Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 22

Actress Joan Fontaine is 92. Actor Christopher Lloyd is 71. Actor Derek Jacobi is 71. Actor Tony Roberts is 70. Actress Annette Funicello is 67. Actress Catherine Deneuve is 66. Guitarist Leslie West of Mountain is 64. Actor Jeff Goldblum is 57. Bassist Cris Kirkwood of Meat Puppets is 49. Christian singer TobyMac (dc Talk) is 45. Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding is 44. Comedian Carlos Mencia is 42. Country singer Shelby Lynne is 41. Reggae rapper Shaggy is 41. Director Spike Jonze is 40. Rapper Tracey Lee is 39. Actor Michael Fishman (”Roseanne”) is 28. Guitarist Rickard Goransson of Carolina Liar is 26. Drummer Zac Hanson of Hanson is 24. Actor Jonathan Lipnicki (”Stuart Little,” “Jerry Maguire”) is 19.

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Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 21

Actress Joyce Randolph (”The Honeymooners”) is 85. Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 69. Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG’s is 68. Singer Elvin Bishop is 67. TV judge Judy Sheindlin (”Judge Judy“) is 67. Actor Everett McGill (”Twin Peaks”) is 64. Trumpeter Lee Loughnane of Chicago is 63. Guitarist Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go’s is 56. Actress Carrie Fisher is 53. Singer Julian Cope is 52. Guitarist Steve Lukather of Toto is 52. Singer-bassist Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age) is 38. Keyboardist Charlie Lowell of Jars of Clay is 36. Actor Jeremy Miller (”Growing Pains”) is 33. Actor Will Estes (”American Dreams”) is 31. Actor Michael McMillian (”True Blood”) is 31.

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Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 20

Actor William Christopher (”M.A.S.H.”) is 77. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 72. Musician Tom Petty is 59. Actress Melanie Mayron (”thirtysomething”) is 57. Actor Viggo Mortensen is 51. Drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish is 45. Bassist Doug Eldridge of Oleander is 42. Rapper Snoop Dogg is 38. Actor John Krasinski is 30. Actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman (”My Wife and Kids”) is 24.

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Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 19

Artist Peter Max is 72. Actor John Lithgow is 64. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 64. Singer Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers is 61. Talk-show host Charlie Chase is 57. Singer-keyboardist Karl Wallinger of World Party is 52. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 49. TV host Ty Pennington (”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) is 45. Singer-guitarist Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 44. Actor Jon Favreau is 43. “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker is 40. Comedian Chris Kattan is 39. Singer Pras Michel of The Fugees is 37. Actor Omar Gooding (”Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”) is 33. Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 33. Actor Benjamin Salisbury (”The Nanny”) is 29.

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Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 18

Singer-guitarist Chuck Berry is 83. Actress Dawn Wells (”Gilligan’s Island“) is 71. Actor Joe Morton is 62. Actress Pam Dawber is 59. Actress Erin Moran is 49. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 49. Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is 48. Actor Vincent Spano is 47. Bassist Tim Cross (Sponge) is 43. Singer Nonchalant is 36. Guitarist Peter Svensson of The Cardigans is 35. R&B singer Ne-Yo is 30. Country singer and “American Idol” contestant Josh Gracin is 29. Actor Zac Efron is 22. Actress Joy Lauren (”Desperate Housewives“) is 20.

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Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 17

Country singer Earl Thomas Conley is 68. Singer Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts is 67. Singer Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap is 67. Drummer Michael Hossack of The Doobie Brothers is 63. Actor Michael McKean (“Laverne and Shirley,” “This Is Spinal Tap”) is 62. Actress Margot Kidder is 61. Actor George Wendt is 61. Country singer Alan Jackson is 51. Actor Grant Shaud (“Murphy Brown”) is 49. Animator Mike Judge (“King of the Hill,” “Beavis and Butthead”) is 47. Comedian Norm Macdonald is 46. Singer Rene’ Dif (Aqua) is 42. Reggae singer Ziggy Marley is 41. Singer Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘N Sync is 38. Rapper Eminem is 37. Singer Wyclef Jean of The Fugees is 37. Actress Sharon Leal (“Boston Public”) is 37.

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Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 16

Actress Angela Lansbury is 84. Actor Barry Corbin (“One Tree Hill,” “Northern Exposure”) is 69. Bassist C.F. Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 66. Actress Suzanne Somers is 63. Guitarist Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead is 62. Producer-director David Zucker is 62. Actor Andy Kindler (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 53. Actor-director Tim Robbins is 51. Guitarist Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) is 50. Singer Bob Mould (Husker Du) is 49. Actor Randy Vasquez (“JAG”) is 48. Bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is 47. Actress Terri J. Vaughn (“All of Us,” “The Steve Harvey Show”) is 40. Singer Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 40. Actress Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”) is 40. Singer Chad Gray of Mudvayne is 38. Actress Kellie Martin (“Christy,” “Life Goes On”) is 34. Singer-songwriter John Mayer is 32. Actor Jeremy Jackson (“Baywatch”) is 29. Actress Brea Grant (“Heroes”) is 28.

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Interview with Bryan Dattilo from ‘Days of Our Lives’

Bryan Dattilo, who plays Lucas on “Days of Our Lives,” will be making a free appearance from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the McDonough Wal-Mart.

He can’t wait.

“It’s the best part of my job,” the 38-year-old soap star said of mixing with the peeps. “It’s nice to meet people who watch the show. In L.A.,  it’s no big deal. No one cares if you’re on a soap opera. They’re used to seeing movie stars. I get more attention when I travel, and I like it!

“I take pictures, I sign autographs, I kiss babies. Whatever works.”

All righty then!

We have a slight confession: We don’t actually watch soaps – so we reached out to some metro area folks who do. Thanks to Kristi Storey of Marietta and Lindsay Lockery of Roswell for informing the following questions.

Q: What will happen with you and ex-wife Chloe?

A: She breaks my heart. She doesn’t even come to visit me in rehab. (Lucas is back on the booze). She’s too busy with Daniel. She’s all about Daniel. She told Nicole about Sammy’s baby.

Q: Ah, …

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John Mayer said what to reporter?

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Former Atlantan John Mayer bucked the trend of musicians being political, at least for one night.

While hosting an Armani/Casa party in New York this week, a New York magazine reporter asked the one-time Atlanta resident about his opinion on universal health care.

“Have you ever heard me play guitar?” Mayer said. “I’m really (expletive) good. You know what I’m bad at? Answering questions about public health care.” Others topics touched on during the brief interview were his inability to grow a beard (”It’s a pituitary thing”) and the theme of his new album, due Nov. 17. He’s avoiding politics on this one because “nothing rhymes with public option.”

Since the musician has a, um, quirky sense of humor — did you ever catch “John Mayer Has a TV Show”? — there’s no way to tell whether his answer was serious or whether he was trying to yank the reporter’s chain, but you can read the entire interview and decide for …

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Birthdays for Oct. 15

Singer Barry McGuire is 74. Actress Linda Lavin (“Alice”) is 72. Actress-director Penny Marshall is 67. Drummer Don Stevenson of Moby Grape is 67. Musician Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters is 63. Singer Tito Jackson is 56. Actor Larry Miller (“The Nutty Professor”) is 56. Actor Jere Burns (“Good Morning, Miami,” “Dear John”) is 55. Actress Tanya Roberts (“That ‘70s Show,” “Charlie’s Angels”) is 54. TV chef Emeril Lagasse is 50. Drummer Mark Reznicek (The Toadies) is 47. “Trading Spaces” host Paige Davis is 40. Singer Eric Benet is 39. Singer Ginuwine is 39. Singer Jaci Velasquez is 30. Singer Keyshia Cole is 28. Actor Vincent Martella (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 17.

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