Long time marrieds Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy presented Best Actress in a TV Series and instead of the usual hollow patter, they sang a charming little ditty. Here it is.
Actress Felicity Huffman turns 47 today. Actor and comedian Mario Cantone is turning 50. John Malkovich is 56. Violinist Joshua Bell is turning 42. Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is turning 62. Dame Judi Dench is 75. Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran turns 49. American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi turns 39. Singer Imogen Heap is turning 32. Masako, the Crown Princess of Japan, is 46. Architect Steven Holl is 62. Actor Jesse Metcalfe turns 31. Donny Osmond turns 52. And Kirk Douglas is celebrating his 93rd birthday today.
Rachel Bilson shopping on the Lower East Side ... Kate Beckinsale talking to David Spade outside her hotel ... Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen shopping at Barneys ... Katie Holmes carrying coffee on a walk downtown ... William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman walking on Madison after leaving lunch at Nello's ... Kirsten Dunst hailing a cab ... Justin Timberlake leaving an office building ... Nicole Richie carrying her baby Harlow around Chelsea Piers ... Claire Danes holding hands with Selma Blair on Bank Street ... Agyness Deyn walking with a friend downtown ... Angelina Jolie waving to photographers outside an apartment building ... Paris Hilton going to dinner at La Esquina ... and Ally and Tommy Hilfiger leaving the Waverly Inn.
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is turning 46 today. Her former castmate, Jesse Metcalfe, is celebrating his 30th. Comedian Mario Cantone is 49. Violinist Joshua Bell is 41. John Malkovich is turning 55. Dame Judi Dench is 74. It's Tom Daschle's 61st birthday. Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran is turning 49. Architect Steven Holl is 61. Singer Imogen Heap is turning 31. Donny Osmond is 51. American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is turning 38. And Kirk Douglas turns 92 today.
Though a lot of people have known Madonna intimately, few may have gotten as close to her as Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman. Picked to take over the pop superstar's acting role in the 1998 David Mamet play Speed-the-Plow, Huffman decided to inhabit Madonna's leftovers in a very unorthodox way. Says People:
FH: "The kids have got me burning the candle at both ends. It's either they want this or they want that and it always changing. We hate cupcakes. No, we love cupcakes. You know, make up your mind about what kind of treats you want to bring in for your class on your birthday, already? And Bill is no help either. He's been in a funk ever since the Coen Brothers stopped returning his calls. I always tell him that sure they might be geniuses, but they're still creepy. The Coens don't have the market cornered on being creepy geniuses. Then there's my agent. This effin guy keeps on hounding me to do this Zac Efron movie. It's a nice payday, but it doesn't challenge me as an actor. I want to be challenged with my craft. I was nominated for an Oscar! Uff. I don't know anymore, Eva. I really don't know."
Vanity Fair is offering those of you who care a "sneak peek" at their January cover story, a David Margolick treatment of Eliot Spitzer's first year in Albany. In it, our steamrolling governor manages to both play fast and loose with accepted ethics as well as alienate his own party and the press. It reads mostly the way you'd guess—young Eliot was the cupcake-baking Tracy Flick of practically every realm he's entered. While in the sixth-grade at Horace Mann, he carried a Samsonite briefcase and guessed that only four of his classmates were smarter than he was. We're pretty sure we would have felt morally-obligated to kick his ass on sight.
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Because you didn't ask for them — in fact, because you begged us repeatedly not to share them with you — we're bringing you more of Transamerica possible-man Felicity Huffman's boudoir hints, gleaned from her new book, A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend. Ever wondered whether the entity known as Filliam H. Muffman has ever invited a special guest star into their nuptial bed? Not until right this minute, eh? Well, wonder no more!
Actress Felicity Huffman, who you'll recall from her role on Desper — wait, does anyone actually watch that show or was the whole thing some weird conspiracy to fill our Us Weekly with pictures of middle-aged ladies we don't care about for a year? Yeah, thought so — anyway, Felicity Huffman, who you'll recall from her eerily convincing turn in that transsexual movie, is many things to many people. She's a star of stage and screen, one half of the Hollywood power couple Stephen Colbert has dubbed Filliam H. Muffman, and — unbeknownst to you until right now — she's also a relationship expert. Or so her soon to be published book, A Practical Handbook For The Boyfriend, would seem to indicate.