Celebrity birthdays and news tidbits from today's paper:

Yoko Ono's clothing line: high fashion or dopey duds?

Under the heading “Whatever gets you through the night,” Yoko Ono has introduced a men’s clothing line that includes bottomless pants, shirts with no shoulders and a male bra fitted with light bulbs. The 18-piece collection — “Yoko Ono Fashions for Men 1969 to 2012” — is being launched by the U.S. franchise Opening Ceremony and shown at its Covent Garden store in London.

The original designs, which also consist of open-toed thigh-high boots for $750 and a medieval-looking jockstrap with an LED light, evolved from a collection of drawings that Ono, an artist, created for John Lennon as a gift for their 1969 wedding.

“I was inspired to create ‘Fashions for Men’ amazed at how my man was looking so great,” said Ono, 79. “I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod,” she told Women’s Wear Daily.

Anne Hathaway's diet made her more miserable...

It was for the love of her craft that Anne Hathaway whittled 25 pounds from her already-thin frame this year.

Cast as Fantine in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Les Miserables, the actress wanted to lend authenticity to her role as a dying prostitute. Hathaway told Vogue magazine about her “near-starvation diet” to slim down for the flick. A cleanse led to her shedding 10 pounds before filming started, and she dropped 15 more in two weeks by eating only two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day.

“Looking back on the whole experience — and I don’t judge it in any way — it was definitely a little nuts.”

— Compiled by Andrew Sterling


Today’s birthdays

81 Jaye P. Morgan, singer (That’s All I Want From You)

64 Ozzy Osbourne, rock singer

52 Julianne Moore, actress (Game Change)

47 Katarina Witt, figure skater and Olympic gold medalist

44 Brendan Fraser, actor (the Mummy movies)

33 Daniel Bedingfield, pop-rock singer

27 Amanda Seyfried, actress (Les Miserables)