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Entertainment short takes for Thursday, June 28
Published: June 28, 2012
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SHORT TAKES

Thursday's birthdays

Comedian-director Mel Brooks, 86.

Comedian John Byner, 75.

Bassist Dave Knights (Procol Harum), 67.

Actor Bruce Davison, 66.

Actress Kathy Bates, 64.

Actress Alice Krige, 58.

Actress Jessica Hecht (“Friends,” “The Single Guy”), 47.

Guitarist-violinist Saul Davies (James), 47.

Actress Mary Stuart Masterson, 46.

Actor John Cusack, 46.

Actor Gil Bellows (“Ally McBeal”), 45.

Actress Danielle Brisebois (“All in the Family”), 43.

Actress Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”), 43.

Bassist Tim Nordwind (OK Go), 36.

Bassist Mark Stoermer (The Killers), 35.

Country singer and former “American Idol” contestant Kellie Pickler, 26.

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEF

Baby girl for Lily Aldridge, Caleb Followill

— Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge and Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill are the new parents of a baby girl. The couple welcomed Dixie Pearl Followill on June 21 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Spokesman Ken Weinstein says both Aldridge and the baby are happy and healthy and are resting at their home outside of Nashville. Dixie Pearl was born at 1 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Aldridge, 26, and Followill, 30, married in California in May 2011. Dixie Pearl is their first child.

From Staff and Wire Reports