* Colombian-born comedian-actor John Leguizamo, who has a dwelling in Ulster County, turned 43 on Sunday. Happy Birthday!
* Ulster County's Aidan Quinn (also an honorary "doctor" from SUNY New Paltz) got an Emmy nod for HBO's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" last week. It is his second nomination. He'll be in good company. Sister-in-law Lorraine Bracco (the shrink on "The Sopranos") got a nod for the HBO hit mob drama. Quinn is married to actress Elizabeth Bracco (who also was on "The Sopranos").
* Steve Buscemi is said to have fallen for the area thanks to Quinn. Although officially a New York City resident, Buscemi has a place in Ulster, and if you're lucky you might spot him here and there. You can see him now in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."