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Archive for February, 2010

Celebrity birthdays Feb. 3: Blythe Danner, Temptations singer, Morgan Fairchild, Michele Greene, Sean Kingston

Comedian Shelley Berman is 84. Actress Blythe Danner is 67. Singer Dennis Edwards (The Temptations) is 67. Guitarist Dave Davies of The Kinks is 63. Singer Melanie is 63. Actress Morgan Fairchild is 60. Actor Nathan Lane is 54. Guitarist Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth is 54. Actor Thomas Calabro (”Melrose Place”) is 51. Actress Michele Greene (”L.A. Law”) is 48. Country singer Matraca Berg is 46. Actress Maura Tierney is 45. Singer Daddy Yankee is 34. Singer Jessica Harp (The Wreckers) is 28. Rapper Sean Kingston is 28.

−AP

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Keith Sweat: keeping it low-key

When it comes to the kids, the R&B artist prefers privacy

When it comes to the kids, the R&B artist prefers privacy

Buzz looks forward to watching the April 4 broadcast of the Trumpet Awards, since we spent Saturday backstage waiting to interview honorees and performers and didn’t actually see the show.

But we were glad to run into folks like artist Synthia Saint James, who created the first official Kwanzaa stamp, and actress Keshia Knight Pulliam.

And then there was R&B artist Keith Sweat, now hosting a nationally syndicated radio show, The Sweat Hotel, but perhaps best known lately and locally as the ex of Lisa Wu Hartwell of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” fame.

Sweat had presented singer-songwriter-producer Frankie Beverly’s lifetime achievement award and, as you’d expect, he didn’t come close to commenting on any custody-battle drama.

“My kids love their mom and they love their dad,” he said, keeping things positive. “I’m in their life and that’s a good thing. When it comes to my kids I keep things …

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Celebrity birthdays Feb. 2: Shakira, Christie Brinkley, Elaine Stritch, Brent Spiner, T-Mo

Actress Elaine Stritch is 85. Actor Robert Mandan (”Soap,” “Three’s a Crowd”) is 78. Comedian Tom Smothers is 73. Singer Graham Nash is 68. Actor Bo Hopkins is 68. Singer Howard Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 64. Actor Brent Spiner (”Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 61. Bassist Ross Valory of Journey is 61. Model Christie Brinkley is 56. Actor Michael Talbott (”Miami Vice”) is 55. Actress Kim Zimmer (”Guiding Light”) is 55. Bassist Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is 44. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 40. Atlanta rapper T-Mo (Goodie Mob) is 38. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 37. Singer Shakira is 33.

−AP

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Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer at Trumpet Awards

Steve Harvey, 2010 Trumpet Awards Honoree for Pinnacle Award, and his wife Marjorie Bridges Harvey arrive. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Steve Harvey, 2010 Trumpet Awards Honoree for Pinnacle Award, and his wife Marjorie Bridges Harvey arrive. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Steve Harvey was honored with the Pinacle Award at Saturday night’s 18th annual Trumpet Awards, held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

“It’s not a popularity contest, it’s what your community thinks of you,” Harvey said as he arrived on the red carpet.

Later, his longtime buddy Cedric the Entertainer surprised him on stage when it was time for the presentation.

Afterwards, the two cut up back stage for a few minutes.

“If I told you some of the road stories y’all wouldn’t have given me the Pinacle Award or any kind of award,” Harvey cracked, referring to their time touring with the Original Kings of Comedy tour.

Fans can rejoice that he has no plans to slow down.

“I look forward to the day when I can be rich and retire,” he said. “Our problem is we’re still buying stuff. I’m still shopping!”LEE_Spike_2000_OriginalKingsofComedy_0_poster

We scored about a 30-second interview with …

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Celebrity birthdays Feb. 1: Big Boi, Michael C. Hall, Lisa Marie Presley, Lauren Conrad

Actor Stuart Whitman is 82. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 73. Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 73. Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is 73. Actor Sherman Hemsley is 72. Jazz pianist Joe Sample is 71. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 71. Actor-writer-director Terry Jones (Monty Python) is 68. Guitarist Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 60. Actor-writer-producer Billy Mumy (”Lost in Space”) is 56. Singer Exene Cervenka of X is 54. Keyboardist Dwayne Dupuy of Ricochet is 45. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 45. Singer Lisa Marie Presley is 42. Comedian Pauly Shore is 42. Drummer Patrick Wilson of Weezer is 41. Actor Michael C. Hall (”Dexter,” “Six Feet Under”) is 39. Atlanta rapper Big Boi of Outkast is 35. TV personality Lauren Conrad (”The Hills,” “Laguna Beach”) is 24.

−AP

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