Celebrity Birthdays Today: Melissa McCarthy, Thalia, Keke Palmer & More!

August 26, 2011

TGIF, readers!! In today’s edition of Celebrity Birthdays Today, a Home Alone kid turns 31, ‘No Doubt’ a rocker will be celebrating tonight and how many candles will a guitarist be ‘Counting’ on his cake today? Guess who below!

Melissa McCarthy

Happy Birthday, Melissa McCarthy! Melissa turns 41 years old today! We loved her as ‘Sookie’ on Gilmore Girls, fell in love with her even more on Mike & Molly and now everyone knows who she is thanks to her hilarious portrayal of Megan in the summer blockbuster hit Bridesmaids. The cousin of Jenny McCarthy stole the show in the raunchy all female comedy, didn’t she? McCarthy was recently nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category for her work on Mike & Molly. She goes up against Tina Fey of 30 Rock, Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation, Martha Plimpton of Raising Hope, Laura Linney of The Big C and Edie Falco of Nurse Jackie. Find out if she wins on September 18th on FOX.


Happy Birthday, Thalia! The singer is 40 years old today. Thalia, married to Tommy Mottola (former Mr. Mariah Carey) since 2000, gave birth to their second child, Matthew Alejandro, in June. The beautiful mamacita found some time in her busy life and recorded a duet with Canadian crooner Michael Buble, which will be featured on Buble’s Christmas album due out in December.

Keke Palmer

Happy Birthday, Keke Palmer! Palmer first rose to fame in 2006 as Akeelah in Akeelah and the Bee, and most recently starred in Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP. She has won several awards and garnered many nominations for her acting efforts. It’s hard to believe she turns just 18 years old today! What’s next for this rising star? She co-stars with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in the comedy flick Joyful Noise (due out in theaters January 2012) and lent her voice to Ice Age: Continental Drift, as the teenage Peaches. Check out this birthday video tribute to Keke by her parents. So sweet!

Who else is celebrating their birthdays today? Check it out….

Brett Cullen is 55.
Chris Burke of Life Goes On is 46.
Riley Weston turns 45.
Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin is 31.
Star Trek’s Chris Pine is 31.

Vic Dana is 69.
Valerie Simpson, the other half of Ashford & Simpson, is 65. Our condolences to Valerie, as her husband Nick Ashford passed away earlier this week.
Bob Cowsill is 62.
Branford Marsalis turns 51.
Shirley Manson of Garbage is 45.
Dan Vickrey of the Counting Crowes is 45.
Adrian Young of No Doubt is 42.
Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman is 36.
Cassie Ventura turns 25.

Happy birthday everyone! Enjoy your day!

Photos: www.wenn.com/Jeff Daly

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One Response to “Celebrity Birthdays Today: Melissa McCarthy, Thalia, Keke Palmer & More!”

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    Jen Ellyson Says:

    Love Melissa!! Gilmore Girl fan atw lol!