Richard Johnson: As De Niro and Pacino become late-in-life fathers, here are odds on which senior celeb will be next dad-to-be

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With Robert De Niro becoming a new dad and Al Pacino soon to follow, online sportsbook Bovada was quick to tally which one of our senior male celebrities will announce his next child.

Hugh Grant, at +300, topped the list, followed by Richard Gere (+350,) Eddie Murphy (+450,) and Mick Jagger (+450.)

Action stars are well represented with Arnold Schwarzenegger at +1,200 and Sylvester Stallone at +2,000.

And even ancient presidents could be procreating, with Donald Trump at +4,000 and Joe Biden at +10,000.

The list ended there.


A documentary about Thommy Price — drummer for Joan Jett, Billy Idol and Patty Smyth — ended up filming at Steve Marshall’s Libra Studios on W. 30th Street.

“They had originally been trying to book Electric Lady Studios but Taylor Swift has it blocked out,” Marshall said.

Marshall’s band is performing Sunday at a Bikers Against Breast Cancer rally in Forest Park, Queens.

But his main concern is the Penn Station real estate development that will destroy his building, among others.

“Patty Smyth told me to shut up and that she’s writing a letter to the governor,” Marshall said, aware that he can be overbearing.


Exotic dancers are sports fans, and they are going against the professional oddsmakers in predicting the Miami Heat will beat the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals.

“It’s like a poll of the girls who work the pole,” joked Katina, a dancer at Rick’s Cabaret New York. “It was close, but the Heat edged out the Nuggets.”

“A lot of the girls respect the Heat because they showed something when they eliminated our home town Knicks,” explained Rick’s girl Justine.

Another dancer, Deanna, picks the Heat because she met some of the players in Miami at Tootsie’s Cabaret, the world’s largest strip club. “They were so nice and friendly. I became a fan!”


Among the many skills low-budget film director Eric Rivas has developed: How to improve a plastic rat by adding real hair.

Rivas is filming “Enter Requiem” — with himself hunting a rapist and journalist Michael Musto playing the mayor.

“Rats are part of the fabric of this great city,” Hizzoner, holding a dead rat, tells a press conference.

“Rats have come here from all over the world to find a better life,” Musto improvised. “And we owe them the dignity of the privileges that we experience as Americans.”

Turns out Rivas collected real hair from a barber shop and glued it on the plastic rodent.

“It spooked out everyone,” Rivas told me.


Former NBA player Neil Anthony Edwards has created a painting with Ella Spira MBE (Order of the British Empire).

“I approached Ella at Carnegie Hall because I was impressed with her body of work,” Edwards said.

“I loved that she didn’t consider herself just one-dimensional, nor did she rest on her laurels, but continues to push the bar of her talents.”

Edwards, a former L.A. Clipper, will unveil the work at Rick Friedman’s Hamptons Fine Art Fair July 13-16.

The fair has $150 million worth of art including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, plus 18 Norman Rockwell paintings and 30 Picassos.


New York Knicks star Julius Randle held court at a prime table while dining with 10 women at Le Bilboquet in Sag Harbor.

The good-humored player posed for selfies and signed autographs for fans as Harlem-based designer Ron Dyce and divorce lawyers Daniel Stock and Ken Jewell looked on from the sidelines.


Comedian Trevor Noah is using his time off to hang out in Montauk.

The former host of “The Daily Show,” who was canoodling with singer Dua Lipa last fall, has dated a string of famous beauties including actress Minka Kelly.

The never-married star appeared to be surveying a long line of pretty girls who were trying to get his attention while he was getting drinks last weekend at Talya in Montauk.

Deb of the year and fashion influencer Sofie Mahlkvist was also at the new Mediterranean hot spot.


Bruce Springsteen whipped up a crowd of over 100,000 people in front of the Colosseum in Rome, causing the local police to lock arms to hold the crowd back from rushing the stage.

The Boss, who’s half Italian, greeted the crowd in broken Italian trying to say “I love Rome,” drawing applause and laughter from the locals.

Among those singing along and dancing in the VIP section next to the stage were Chris Rock, Sting and Trudie Styler, Woody Harrelson, Nick Cave and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Representing New York were attorneys Arthur Aidala and Martha Cohen Stine.