Former "Growing Pains" star Kirk Cameron, who now creates and stars in evangelical Christian films, is heading to Naperville on June 7 with his "Love Worth Fighting For" tour, an evening of prayer, stories and songs designed to heal and reinvigorate marriages.
I spoke with Cameron about the tour -- more on that in next week's Chicago Sun-Times -- but also asked him about this bizarre viral photo sensation known as "Kirk Cameron's Sad Birthday Party."
In the photo (seen above), Kirk Cameron appears to be celebrating his 41st birthday with a modest party. In our interview, Cameron called the resulting hubbub "such a sad commentary on how bad our press and media has gotten. There are massively important things happening in our country and world and they they want to report a lame story about a birthday party that wasn't even a birthday party."
Cameron said that a friend surprised him with a cupcake with a candle in it at his office. The picture suddenly became "Kirk has no friends." He has plenty of friends, he said.