Celebrity Birthdays Today: Sean Penn, Belinda Carlisle, Robert De Niro & More!

August 17, 2011

Which celebrities are celebrating their birthdays today? Let’s see… a ‘New Kid’, a ‘Miracle’ woman, a Go-Go and many more.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro is 68 years old today. The actor has been tapped to host the CBS special, ‘9/11: 10 Years Later’, which serves as an update to the 2002 movie ‘9/11′. It will air on September 11th at 8:00 p.m. EST. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years…

Sean Penn

Sean Penn turns 51 years old today. Oh, his ex-wife Madonna just had a birthday yesterday. And, if they stayed married, they would have celebrated 26 years of marriage yesterday as well. Anyways, the Oscar winner will start filming ‘The Gangster Squad’, where he plays mobster Mickey Cohen, with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Josh Brolin rounding out the cast. The flick is tapped for a 2013 release. I don’t know about you, but I’m still waiting for a sequel to ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’. Heh heh.

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle, the frontwoman for the popular 80’s group the ‘Go-Go’s’ turns 53 years old today. Last week, the group was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, right in front of Masque nightclub, where they had their first gig. Can you believe it’s been 30 years since their debut album ‘Beauty and the Beat’ came out? I remember playing that record over and over and over. Yep, I’m old.

Mark Salling

Glee star Mark Salling is 29 years old today. Have you checked out the Glee 3D movie yet? I will probably see it this weekend with my girls, who are Gleeks just like me! I’m excited for the new season, and the stars began filming last week. Mark your calendars for September 20th, when the third season premieres.

Eric Johnson

Guitarist Eric Johnson is 56 years old today. I love this man! I never tire of listening to his “Ah Via Musicom” album. His mad guitar skills won me over one crazy night in 1991 when I heard a snippet of ‘Cliffs of Dover’ and even now, 20 years later, it’s still in my Top 5 albums of all time. That CD has been played on many road trips to Vegas. Good times!

Who else is having some birthday cake today?

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ actress Maureen O’Hara is 91.
The Box Tops guitarist Gary Talley turns 64.
Boston drummer Sib Hashian 62.
Robert Joy of ‘CSI: NY’ fame is 60.
Singer Kevin Rowland of Dexy’s Midnight Runners is 58.
Country singer-songwriter Kevin Welch is 56.
Bassist Colin Moulding of XTC is 56.
Guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses) is 49.
Singer Maria McKee is 47.
Drummer Steve Gorman of the Black Crowes is 46.
Singer-bassist Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson) is 45.
Actor David Conrad (Relativity) is 44.
Rapper Posdnuos of Del La Soul is 42.
New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg turns 42.
Bryton James of Family Matters fame is 25.
Actor Brady Corbet (24) is 23.

Happy Birthday all!!

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One Response to “Celebrity Birthdays Today: Sean Penn, Belinda Carlisle, Robert De Niro & More!”

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    Philipp Says:

    So happy birthday to all of them ;) I am a big fan of Robert De Niro and i love how he played his roles in movies like the godfather and goodfellas. I think he is one of the ebst actors i have ever seen, i hope he is able to experience a lot of more birthdays ;)