Former New Kid Joey McIntyre shows off his new kid, 2-month-old Griffin Thomas McIntyre, in the new issue of People magazine. And the singer-actor says the little one already hums. "He coos and stuff, but he hums a lot," the proud dad says. "He did it, like, for two hours straight one day. It was cute, but then it was like, 'Wait, is this normal?' " The Boston native, 35, is busy at home helping out his wife, Barrett. But the mag reports McIntyre is also developing a TV show with fellow "Dancing With the Stars" alums Joey Lawrence, Joey Fatone, and Drew Lachey.
Ted Kennedy's favorite baseball memory must be the 2004 World Series, right? Wrong. The 2007 World Series? Nope. In a segment taped yesterday at the Museum of Science, the senior senator says his fondest memory is of the next-to-last game of the Sox '67 "Impossible Dream" season. Kennedy's reminiscences will be part of "Baseball As America," an exhibit opening at the museum in June. How much does he like that '67 team? Well, he has the Gold Glove trophy given to him by Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski.
Pats are spot-on
If you can take your eyes off Sports Illustrated swimsuit supermodel Molly Sims for a few seconds, you might glimpse a pack of Patriots in Reebok's new ad. The Canton-based sneaker company's spot, which begins airing this weekend, includes Laurence Maroney, Vince Wilfork, and Ben Watson, as well as Cowboys QB Tony Romo, and Colts QB Peyton Manning.
Russo's got it Made
Look for Newbury Street hair guru Mario Russo's crew in tomorrow's episode of the MTV makeover show, "Made." Seems Russo was one of several people who helped Kingston high school student Bryce Fallon prepare for a local talent show. Fallon and Silver Lake Regional High School student Katie Bruno partnered for a ballroom dance performance.
The people spoke and sang
Viggo Mortensen was impressive, reading in both English and Spanish at Wednesday night's taping of the "The People Speak" at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. But his a cappella version of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War" prompted the first standing ovation of the night. And singer-songwriter John Legend closed out the event with his take on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." Other highlights from the final show included readings by Kerry Washington, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Mike O'Malley, and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. Spied in the audience: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein and his wife, Marie Whitney, and Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper and his wife, Marianne Leone Cooper.
Bad blood in Boston
Brad Delp's death hasn't exactly healed old wounds. Far from it. Since the Boston singer committed suicide last March, relations among members of the multiplatinum act have become poisonous, as evidenced by a lawsuit filed by the band's mastermind, Tom Scholz, against Delp's ex-wife Micki and Connie Goudreau, wife of Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau. In the suit, filed in Middlesex Superior Court, Scholz alleges that Micki Delp and Connie Goudreau defamed him by suggesting that Scholz was the reason Delp killed himself. The lawsuit cites a story in the Boston Herald, published just days after Delp's suicide, which carried the headline: "Pal's Snub Made Delp Do It: Boston Rocker's Ex-Wife Speaks." Scholz also claims that Micki Delp and Connie Goudreau, using aliases, repeatedly made statements in online chat rooms and Boston fan sites impugning Scholz's character and creating an "aura of suspicion" about his charity, the DTS Charitable Foundation. In one instance, the suit claims, the women concocted a bogus website - DTSFoundation.com - in an attempt to divert traffic away from Scholz's actual site, dtscf.org. In her response to the lawsuit, filed with the court, Goudreau admits to creating the phony site, but denies many of Scholz's other allegations. (Her attorney Daniel Tarlow didn't return a phone call yesterday.) Pending a final ruling, Judge Isaac Borenstein has issued a temporary restraining order, preventing Goudreau from destroying, erasing, or altering evidence on her computer. Micki Delp, who lives in California, never responded to the suit, and as a result was automatically found liable, according to Scholz's attorney Sue Stenger. Delp could not be reached yesterday. Stenger said a monetary judgment against Micki Delp will be decided in the coming months. While Scholz is seeking damages for the alleged harm done to his reputation and emotional distress, the lawsuit does not specify a dollar amount.
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Correction: Because of a reporting error, the Jan. 11 Names column misidentified Barry Goudreau as a member of the rock band Boston. He is no longer with the band.