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Happy 25th birthday, Rob Pattinson! Here are 25 things that endeared you to me.


Ready to feel old? Today, Twilight star Robert Pattinson is 25 years old. That’s right: Though I’m still sticking by my theory that the guy has existed since the days of Easter Island (they have the same profile, guys!), Pattinson apparently just today turned a quarter-century years old. So, to celebrate this holiday, I’m going to slap on my beanie and list 25 things that endeared the coiffed-one to me. Without further ado:

25. As you see above, he can pull off the same jacket as Ron Burgundy.

24. He writes his own music, but doesn’t shove his music career down our throats like other actors-turned-musicians.

23. In 2009, even he looked like he wasn’t sure why he was at the Academy Awards. READ FULL STORY

Happy Birthday, John Corbett! You're 50 today! Wait, what?!

John Corbett, you sly dog, you. Not only have you managed to get moms throughout the U.S. to name their sons Aidan after your beloved Sex and the City character and kept one of Hollywood’s most intriguing romances (re: you and Bo Derek) well out of the public eye, but you’d also pulled off the greatest stunt of all: looking really, super ridiculously good-looking for your age.

Seriously, is the guy taking a page from the George Clooney Getting-More-Handsome-As-He-Ages Book of Wizardry? When did the philosophical guy from Northern Exposure turn 50?! Also, can Northern Exposure come back? READ FULL STORY

George Clooney turns 50. Which role made you first fall for him?

Oh, George Clooney, only you could pull this off looking better today — at 50 years old! — than you did in your 30s. (Then again, The Caesar didn’t help matters. Neither did this.) But, yes, you read that right: Today, the Ocean’s Eleven star and People‘s 2097 Sexiest Man Alive (I’m just speculating here, but, still, a good bet), turns a half century old. We’d love to celebrate his birthday by asking Clooney where he’s discovered the fountain of youth, but we’re guessing he’s busy pranking Brad Pitt while picking out roses for his Italian girlfriend in his Lake Como villa while riding a unicorn and saving 10 newborn kittens. (Yes, in my head, he’s the Old Spice guy.) So, instead, we’ll celebrate his 50 years on Earth by asking you, PopWatchers: When did you first fall in love with Clooney? READ FULL STORY

Al Pacino's birthday: My gift for him includes Oscars for 'Godfather,' 'Serpico,' 'Dog Day Afternoon'...

To celebrate Al Pacino’s 71st birthday today, I’d like to suggest something drastic. I’d like the Academy to exchange his Oscar for Scent of a Woman for another honoring his role as Michael Corleone in either of the first two Godfather films. No need to steal trophies back from other deserving actors, like Joel Grey (Cabaret) or the late Art Carney (Harry and Tonto) — this isn’t about them. This is about Pacino, whose magnificent film work in the 1970s has aged like a fine wine. Nominated for an Oscar for four straight years — for the two Godfather movies, Serpico, and Dog Day Afternoon — Pacino simply breathed life into characters that no one else could play, then or now.

It’s not my intent to disparage Scent of a Woman or Pacino’s award-winning performance as the blind Lt. Col. Frank Slade. It’s a decent movie and a fine role, but it also epitomizes the hooah-type characters that Pacino made a habit of playing to diminishing returns in the 20 years since Scent came out. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien turns 48. Happy Birthday, dear Coco!

Sorry Suri Cruise, but there’s only room for one celebrity birthday in our hearts today. (Plus, you’re only five years old, and you have a better wardrobe than us. We are bitter.) For April 18th is known solely around PopWatch HQ as Conan O’Brien’s birthday. Yes, 48 years ago today (in the year nineteen sixty three… In the year nineteen sixty threee-eeeeeee), our future, fearless Team Coco leader was born, with a life of late night television battles, self-pleasuring bears, and Walker, Texas Ranger levers still ahead of him. While the unstoppable ginger force will be working on his birthday – Scream 4 actress Emma Roberts is stopping by and hopefully so will his, er, TBS boss Ted Turner — we’d still like to imagine he had a lovely, low-key celebration this weekend, mostly one in which he went apple-picking with Mr. T.

In honor of the Flaming C’s special day, here’s a clip of him doing what he does best, kicking ass. (We were going to bake him a cake, but finding orange icing is way harder than you’d think.) READ FULL STORY

Shannen Doherty turns 40. What's her best role?

Most know Shannen Doherty best from her years on Beverly Hills, 90210, but I gained an appreciation for the actress — turning 40 years old today — after watching her three seasons on Charmed and her appropriately sadistic turn as the host of Scare Tactics. Despite omnipresent rumors of her poor off-screen behavior, it’s been difficult for me to think of Doherty as anything but charming after watching her play caring oldest sister Prue Halliwell for 67 episodes on Charmed. (And that’s even considering I preferred the post-Prue Charmed years.) But, in celebration of her 40 years on this Earth — and 30 years on our TV screens — I ask you, PopWatchers: What’s your favorite Shannen Doherty role? Vote in the poll after the jump! READ FULL STORY

Happy birthday, Katee Sackhoff!

There’s a great moment in a season 2 episode of Battlestar Galactica that sums up everything awesome about Katee Sackhoff. Kara Thrace — better known as “Starbuck” — has been recuperating from battle injuries in a mysterious hospital. She hasn’t left her bed in days. The only person she’s seen is Simon, an overly helpful doctor who keeps trying to convince her to donate her womb to the effort to repopulate humanity, since healthy ovaries are a rarity after the apocalypse. (All of humanity was recently nuked. You’ve heard of this show, right?) So Starbuck’s been going a little stir-crazy. And she’s suspicious — this Simon guy seriously won’t stop talking about her ovaries. Like, we get it, they aren’t irradiated! Yay for ovaries! READ FULL STORY

Paul Rudd turns 42 -- in human years

Somewhere in Paul Rudd’s attic, there must be an enchanted painting that is aging in his stead. For today, eternally boyish Paul Rudd turns 42. Can a 42-year-old man be adorable? In Rudd’s case, yes. Way back in 1996’s Clueless, Cher (Alicia Silverstone) was on to something when she said to Rudd’s Josh, “Some people are not lucky enough to be as naturally adorable as you are.” Ah, she was a font of wisdom. Rudd is handsome yet unthreatening, funny but not mean. You’d set your sister up with any of Rudd’s characters in a heartbeat, not because you think they’d hit it off — of course they would — but because you’d want to hang with him yourself, playing fantasy baseball or jamming to Rush.

To celebrate Rudd’s eternal youth, here are this Rudd-ite’s 10 favorite quotes (and I will not insult you by including the titles of the movies):

10. “Slappa da bass mon!”
9. “I would rather listen to Fran Drescher for eight hours than have to listen to Michael McDonald. Nothing against him, but if I hear ‘Yah Mo B There’ one more time, I’m going to ‘Yah Mo’ burn this place to the ground.”
8. “Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.” READ FULL STORY

I got a fever. And the only prescription is more birthdays for Christopher Walken.

When I think of Christopher Walken, the Oscar-winning actor who celebrates his 68th birthday today, I immediately think of his soliloquy in Pulp Fiction when his Captain Koons tells a young fatherless boy about the long distinguished history of his family’s watch. No, check that: I would have to say that his Saturday Night Live skit where famed producer Bruce Dickinson demands more cow-bell from Will Ferrell on “Don’t Fear the Reaper” is my favorite moment. Hm. Come to think of it, his scene in Annie Hall as Duane the wackjob brother is pretty tough to beat. Stop. I got it: Nothing tops dancin’ Walken in the Fatboy Slim video for “Weapon of Choice.” Wait! Oh jeez. I totally forgot his last tragic scene in The Deer Hunter. Alright, so there’s a lot of great Christopher Walken stuff — don’t forget his “Poker Face” and his suave resident at The Continental. Maybe we should just say happy birthday to the man, and then sit back, relax, and try and enjoy a nice dinner of chicken with caramelized pears. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga turns 25. What would you give her for her birthday?

Attention friends, monsters, and embryos: Today, on March 28, 2011, Lady Gaga turns 25 years old. First, pause for a second to beat your head against your desks because, why, why am I so old, so poor, and will never be able to pull off the frozen-section-at-Food Emporium look? But back to Gaga. (And ouch, my head!) Since this is Gaga we’re talking about, I’m imagining her birthday consists of a relaxing bath filled with streamers, glitter, and plush animals followed by a screening of 1974’s Zardoz and a massage from Perez Hilton. But maybe that’s just the concussion I suffered a few sentences ago talking. No, she’s probably Just Like Us, sobbing over cake while watching Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and sipping Four Loko. (Just me?) Birthdays are fun!

But her birthday party needs gifts, PopWatchers! So what would you give Lady Gaga for her birthday? READ FULL STORY

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