The bidding started at $9,000 for an already used toothbrush formerly wielded by one Buzz Aldrin while in space. The auction house selling a variety of space-related memorabilia estimates that prices could reach $24,000 for this 6.5 inch piece of plastic "used throughout the mission, including in the Lunar Module Eagle while on the moon." With two weeks left to bid, there is lots of room for a possible bidding war for Aldrin's tooth cleaner. As of now, someone has thrown down $10,755, presumably in order to yell: "I own you!"
81-year-old former astronaut and Dancing with the Stars geezer Buzz Aldrin is having a sex scandal. After 23 years of marriage, he left third wife Lois Driggs Cannon to be with 51-year-old marketer Michelle Sucillon, whom he met while signing books. Though not yet divorced, Buzz and Michelle have reportedly been "making out like teenagers" in public. Now Lois is giving scorched-earth interviews accusing Michelle of being "a predator," and Buzz of having "a midlife crisis in old age." Once you've been to the moon, it's hard to get thrills. [P6, Image of Buzz and Lois via Getty, Michelle via Facebook]
Director David Lynch turns 64 today. Rainn Wilson of The Office is turning 44. Comedian Bill Maher turns 54. Editor and TV pundit Fareed Zakaria is 46. Georgina Bloomberg, the younger of Mayor Bloomberg's two daughters, is turning 27. Embattled real estate developer Kent Swig is 49. Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin turns 80. Melissa Rivers, the daughter of Joan Rivers, is 42. Actor Skeet Ulrich is 40. James Denton of Desperate Housewives is turning 47. And Lorenzo Lamas celebrates his 52nd birthday today.
• And you were thinking Naomi Campbell was devoid of sympathy and compassion. The supermodel has been all over Mumbai's Lakmé Fashion Week, where she's raising money for victims of last year's terrorist attacks. [SF]
• Vera Wang's Lavender label may be in trouble now that Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue appear to be dropping the line for spring. [NYM]
• Sketches of Gwyneth Paltrow's collection with French label ZOEtee—"a mélange of Seventies glamour, rock inspiration and men's casual suiting"—are now available for your viewing pleasure. [WWD]
• Anna Wintour was in Miami to see Roger Federer this past weekend. [FWD]