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Happy Blerg-day, Tina Fey! Here's to 42 years of funny business

Hey, nerds! Who’s got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and celebrates her 42nd birthday today? That’s right: Tina Fey, creator of 30 Rock, writer of Mean Girls, and overall funny-lady legend. Let’s recognize the occasion by high-fiving a million angels — and remembering some of Fey’s greatest creations.

“Mom Jeans”
If you’re searching for the perfect gift for Fey, look no further than J.C. Penney — where you’ll find plenty of denim with nine-inch zippers and casual front pleats. Saturday Night Live‘s then-head writer penned this classic ode to unflattering pants in 2003; it’s still among the show’s funniest fake commercials.

Mean Girls
Trying to choose your favorite quote from this teen comedy is harder than navigating the high school cafeteria. Luckily, this video saves you the trouble by compiling all of the movie’s best moments into one handy montage. Four for you, YouTube! You go, YouTube!

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Brush up your Shakespeare -- it's the Bard's 448th birthday

For someone who’s been around for nearly half a millennium, William Shakespeare certainly knows how to stay current. In honor of the Bard’s big day, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite more recent classics that have done justice to his work (and, no, Anonymous didn’t make the list). Check out the clips below and share your favorite Shakespearean takes on film in the comments below!

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Happy 75th Birthday, Jack Nicholson! LIFE.com looks back at some great unpublished photos

Chris Hemsworth. Ryan Gosling. Taylor Kitsch. Channing Tatum. Michael Fassbender. All leading men and rising stars, all in their late 20s or early 30s, all with the potential for great careers that could potentially span decades.

And all of them would likely give their eye teeth to enjoy even half the moxie, talent, acclaim, and success as Jack Nicholson, who turns 75 years old today. Our sister site LIFE.com is looking back at some never-before-seen outtakes from a 1969  LIFE magazine shoot at Nicholson’s Los Angeles home, when the future three-time Oscar winner was 32 years old and had had far less high-profile success than any of those aforementioned strapping gentlemen already enjoy today. He’d just come off a standout role in Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider — a role that won him his first Oscar nomination, for best supporting actor — but otherwise, Nicholson had only done some TV guest spots (The Andy Griffith Show, Dr. Kildare) and several films by Z-movie auteur Roger Corman. And yet, as you can see from the two outtakes below, he was still unmistakably JackREAD FULL STORY

Emmys throw Carl Reiner a digital 90th-birthday bash

Not everyone makes it to 90. Even for those who do, not everyone gets the digital treatment from the Emmys, which celebrates Carl Reiner’s 90th birthday today with a host of photo and video moments from the star’s storied career.

Emmys.com worked with the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television to compile clips and tributes to the comic from over the years, including interviews with Reiner, as well as highlights from last year’s “An Evening with Carl Reiner” event at the Television Academy.

Reiner, an actor, writer, director, and producer who created The Dick Van Dyke Show, has been a legend in Hollywood since the early ’50s, when he was a regular featured performer on Your Show of Shows. Since then, Reiner performed alongside Mel Brooks in their iconic “2000 Year Old Man,” wrote films like Enter Laughing and The Jerk (which he co-wrote with Steve Martin), and directed cult classics like Where’s Poppa? and Oh, God! — and that’s just a glimpse at his accomplishments. Watch video of last year’s Television Academy celebration below: READ FULL STORY

Happy 50th Birthday, Jon Bon Jovi!

Jon Bon Jovi turned 50 today, and to celebrate, here are 13 fun facts worth remembering:

1. Jon Bon Jovi was nominated for an Oscar for penning “Blaze of Glory” for Young Guns II. As Young Guns II writer John Fusco told EW on the movie’s 20th anniversary, he used Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” as “mood music” while writing the first Young Guns because it captured the contemporary rock & roll cowboy feel he was going for in his telling of the Billy the Kid story. Fusco told star Emilio Estevez that on a research road trip, and Estevez asked his pal Jon Bon Jovi if they could use “Wanted” over the end credits of the first movie, but Jon thought the song was too contemporary — the steel horse he rides is the band’s tour bus — and said he’d rather write something new. That never happened, but the seed was planted. Jon became a fan of the original Brat Pack Western after its release and borrowed Estevez’s script for the sequel. One day, he just showed up on the Galisteo, N.M., set of Young Guns II, acoustic guitar in hand, and Estevez introduced him to Fusco and said Jon had something he wanted to show him. They went into Estevez’s trailer, and Jon played “Blaze of Glory,” singing the lyrics from a crumpled sheet of notebook paper. Later that night, as Bon Jovi, Estevez, and Fusco sat around celebrating, Estevez convinced Jon to film a cameo in the dramatic prison break scene. Watch him perform the song at the Oscars below. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber turns 18, gives a shout-out to cougars and gets a new car. They grow up so fast!

Justin Bieber turns 18 Canadian years old today (I’m still not sure how we convert that here) but got to celebrate the good old American way: By getting a new car! Some guys have all the luck, eh?

During a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs today, the now-technically-an-adult pop star — who also tweeted, “dear cougars. i see the jokes. im legal. hahaha”  — was presented by his long-time manager Scooter Braun with a coveted, environmentally-friendly, albeit pricy (around $100k) Fisker Karma to call his own.

“This is amazing!” Bieber gushed over his new present, which was also from pal/mentor Usher. Watch the full clip below, in which DeGeneres gives the singer some additional toys for his new ride, including bobble head dolls for the dashboard and a window sun shade. And don’t give him a hard time for putting it on the outside of the windshield at first, that’s just how they do it in Canada.
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Today is John Williams’ 80th birthday. What’s your favorite iconic film score of his?

Yesterday we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birthday, but today we celebrate a legend who is actually still alive. John Williams, the Academy Award-winning conductor and composer of some of the most famous film scores in cinema history, celebrates his 80th birthday today. READ FULL STORY

Happy 90th Birthday, Betty White!

No one parties quite like Betty White. (Nope, not even you, Diddy!) Of course, no one deserves to party quite like Betty White, either. The beloved Golden Girls star and animal activist, who has spent the last few years winning over our hearts (again) by appearing in an insta-classic Super Bowl commercial, boogying down with Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm, killing it on Saturday Night Live, and putting all other rapping Grannies to shame, celebrates her 90th (!) birthday today. READ FULL STORY

Ian Somerhalder knows what he wants for his birthday, but what would you give Damon?

The Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder turns 33 today, and should his fans want to gift him something, there’s only one thing he needs: A donation to his foundation, which aims to “empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.” Those who follow him on Twitter know just how seriously he takes the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. With the mystery of the perfect present for him solved, we’re busying ourselves pondering what we would gift his alter ego Damon Salvatore, EW’s Ultimate Sexy Beast. I’ll tell you my ideas, if you tell me yours:

• A bottle of bourbon
• A new John Varvatos shirt
• A gift certificate to a dance school where he could learn any style he wants (the man loves to move)
• A large frame that can hold multiple pictures, with only one photo in the center. It tells him that he’s home, and that we want him here for awhile
• Shower gel, bubble bath, and hand soaps

Your turn. Keep it TV-14!

Read more:
Ian Somerhalder teases ‘TVD’ season 3
‘Vampire Diaries’ catch-up guide
‘Vampire Diaries': A very naked Damon surprises Elena — VIDEO

Britney Spears turns 30 today, a milestone birthday for a star who's had plenty of milestones

It’s a little hard to comprehend that Britney Spears is 30 years old today, isn’t it? Not just in the sense that, if Spears is getting older then that also means that the TRL-voting generation that grew up with her is as well, but the realization that she’s only 30 years old. That’s no slight at the pop superstar, who looks better than ever, nor is it disregarding that this is a milestone birthday for her. It’s just that at only 30, this is someone who’s already lived what seems like five lifetimes.

For better or worse, Spears became the unofficial poster girl for just how turbulent one’s 20s can be. By 25 alone, an age when most people are still steeped in college loans, starting a first job, or living an apartment with roughly six other city-dwelling hopefuls, she’d already been married (twice), had two kids with Kevin Federline, found Kabbalah, and remained one of the biggest musical acts in the world. You can say a lot about Spears, but to ever imply that her 20s were uneventful is absolutely not one of them.

In fact, here’s just some of the things Britney Spears went through in her 20s, in no particular order, from the highs to the lows and everything in between: READ FULL STORY

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