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The pain of goodbye ...

Martha Stewart isn't likely to whisper sweet nothings into her dozing dog's ear anytime again soon.

The 69-year-old lifestyle guru wrote on her blog Thursday that she needed stitches after startling her dog Francesca while leaning down to "whisper goodbye." The dog jumped up and rammed into Stewart.

She writes that she "felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed" from her split lip Tuesday night.

She initially called police to ask for a ride to the hospital but realized her driver was waiting to drive her from her home in the suburbs to New York City for a "Today" show appearance.

Stewart landed in the Northern Westchester Hospital emergency room and received stitches in her upper lip.

She posted photos of the mishap on her blog.


Back to London ...

Jude Law will return to the London stage this year, playing a sailor who falls in love with a prostitute in Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie."

Law stars opposite Ruth Wilson, and the play opens in August at the 250-seat Donmar Warehouse, where Law starred as Hamlet in 2009.

Law is currently reprising his role as Dr. Watson in a sequel to Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Homes."

"Anna Christie" is part of a farewell season for artistic director Michael Grandage, who steps down in December. His nine-year tenure has seen a string of successes, including "Frost/Nixon," "Red" and "Hamlet," all of which transferred to Broadway.


Ready to remarry ...

Kelsey Grammer says he's planning to remarry next month.

The 55-year-old "Cheers" and "Frazier" star said on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday night that he's marrying Kayte Walsh.

He says that "Kayte's my new girl" and that they're getting married "in February, we think."

His wife of nearly 13 years, Camille Grammer, filed for divorce in July. She cited irreconcilable differences.

She and Grammer were married in 1997 and have two young children.


Celebrity birthdays ...

Sunday: Singer Barbara Lynn is 69. Supermodel Kate Moss is 37. Guitarist Nick Valensi of The Strokes is 30.

Monday: Actress Betty White is 89. Actor James Earl Jones is 80. Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 63. Singer Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles is 52. Actor Jim Carrey is 49. Musician Kid Rock is 40. Actress Zooey Deschanel is 31.

Tuesday: Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 70. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 56. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 42. Singer Jonathan Davis of Korn is 40.

Wednesday: Actress Tippi Hedren is 81. Country singer Dolly Parton is 65. Actor Shawn Wayans is 40. Actress Drea de Matteo is 39.

Thursday: Director David Lynch is 65. Guitarist Paul Stanley of Kiss is 59. TV host Bill Maher is 55. Singer Edwin McCain is 41. Actor Skeet Ulrich is 41.

Friday: Singer Richie Havens is 70. Actor Robby Benson is 55. Actress Geena Davis is 55. Singer Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls is 35. Singer Nokio of Dru Hill is 32.

Next Saturday: Actress Piper Laurie is 79. Actress Linda Blair is 52. Actress Diane Lane is 46. Singer Willa Ford is 30.

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