Is Bob Paris really 51 today? My, how time flies. I saw him at a speaking engagement at UF in, let's see, the early '90s. Or maybe late '80s. He was still with his first hubbie, Rod Jackson, at the time, which would make it between 1989 and 1995. Anyway, lovely man, in every way. Not full of himself or anything, though if anyone had the right to be, it was him, looking like he did. If only I'd driven him and Rod from the JIA to Gainesville. I was involved at the time with the campus' gay group, who was sponsoring the speech. I probably could have wangled my way to do the driving, but I think I figured I'd behave like a starstruck idiot, so I passed up the opportunity. Oh well, c'est la vie.
He's nowhere near as visible as he used to be, but he seems to be doing OK for himself. Wishing him best birthday wishes, 'cause he deserves only good things.
Btw, am I the only one who thinks he was like a way more muscular version of John Wesley Shipp? Just saying.
This week's birthday boys will both be celebrating on Sunday. First is Aaron Renfree, who'll be 23. I'd never heard of him before, and I don't remember how I stumbled over him. Having said that, glad I did, 'cause boy sure is pretty. He was a member of S Club 8, of all things. He's gone on to do dancing as well as modelling, with folks like Adam Bouska. He's on MySpace and Twitter.
Then we have the most unlikely superstar, Jake Gyllenhaal, who'll hit the big three-o. And whose last name I thought was Gyllenhall. Probably not the only one. He's quirky looking, not classic movie star handsome. He almost looks like he has bugeyes. Yet he's appealing and almost cuddly. At least he used to be in his indie days when he started. Even when he did Brokeback Mountain, which really got him noticed. Haven't seen it, btw. Yep, bad on me.
Then he got all muscled action hero-ey for Prince of Persia. I mean, I like a guy who's in shape, but I think he went overboard on this one. Heck, even he thinks so. Hopefully he'll get back to being more lean, which is a better look for him. Find out more about him on Facebook and Twitter. See more of him at thesetwo Yahoo groups.
John Davidson is 69 today. He's now a silver fox, as you can see above. He was blandly handsome back in the day. He did acting and singing, and still does theater, but most would know him from all the game shows he hosted, like Hollywood Squares.