How do you celebrate the second birthday of one of the most famous toddlers around? In a low-key way, if you’re part of the Cruise-Holmes family.
Suri Cruise turned 2 on April 18, and parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes decided not to have an over-the-top soiree, but a small gathering just for family instead. The party, held in L.A., featured a big coloring area and “everyone at the party wrote birthday wishes and colored on a big card that Suri will have forever,” according to an insider.
Practically every family member made the trip to the West Coast to help celebrate. Specifically, Holmes’ siblings and her parents were on hand, and on the Cruise side of the family, Tom’s kids Bella and Connor. His sisters and parents were there, too.
A cake decorated with butterflies was the dessert of choice for blowing out the candles. But that’s not it — the family hit the lanes for a bowling after-party once the initial celebrating ended.
Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange returns
For reasons we can't quite explain, the fact that Artie Lange returned to his gig as Howard Stern's sidekick strikes me as interesting.
On April 10, Lange threw a water bottle at his personal assistant, then got so angry a scrum of colleagues had to physically restrain Lange in order to keep a physical altercation at bay. Lange, unable to promise that a similar incident wouldn't happen again in the future, then resigned.
On April 21, Lange returned to the show. There was no clear explanation for why Lange was given yet another chance, but Lange conceded that the show has become his "family." Whatever the case, he's back. Let's hope the place is cleared of water bottles.
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Model and “Dancing With the Stars” alum Josie Maran teamed up with jewelry designer Robyn Rhodes for Earth Day by donating 20 percent of the proceeds from the "Rumi" necklace (named after Maran’s daughter) to Global Green, USA. ... Rosario Dawson’s organization, Voto Latino, a non-partisan voter education/registration organization aimed at Latino youths, launched a soundtrack exclusively on iTunes. Artists donated their tracks and net proceeds from sales go to Voto Latino. ... Judd Apatow and Meg Ryan will be honored at this year’s Nantucket Film Festival. Apatow, screenwriter of “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” will be receiving the Suzanne and Bob Wright Screenwriter’s Tribute Award, and Ryan will receive the Compass Rose Acting Tribute.