Happy Saturday, readers! It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood, a beautiful day, indeed. Oh, I just had a flashback to my Mr. Rogers viewing days filled with cardigan sweaters and sneakers. I’ll stop now. Anyhoo, in today’s edition of Celebrity Birthdays, the former Mrs. Steven Spielberg is 58, a ‘Cracker’ is 51 and a ‘Big Daddy’ is 42. Guess who?
Happy Birthday, Guy Ritchie! The Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director is 43 years old today. Ritchie received an early birthday present on Sunday. His girlfriend, Jacqui Ainsley, gave birth to their son via emergency C-section at London’s Portland Hospital. Baby and Mama are both fine and doing well and the little one’s name has yet to be revealed. This is the third son for Ritchie — he has two other boys with his ex-wife Madonna, Rocco, who is 11 and David, the Malawian child they adopted in 2006.
Happy Birthday, Ryan Phillippe! The actor is 37 years old today. Phillippe’s daughter with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 12th birthday yesterday. Wow, 12 already? Phillippe, the alleged father of Alexis Knapp’s baby born in July, has yet to confirm paternity of Kaliani, but he was at Knapp’s side when she gave birth. Phillippe is currently in Shreveport, Louisiana filming Straight A’s with co-stars Anna Paquin and Luke Wilson. The flick is scheduled for a 2012 release.
Happy Birthday, Colin Firth! The King’s Speech actor is 51 years old today. How is the Oscar winner’s Academy Award displayed in his home? Is it handled with kid gloves? Gloves, no. Kids, yes. Kids as in his 10 and 8-year-old sons, Luca and Mateo. He explained, ‘For a while it migrated around the house because the kids were playing with it and showing it to people. And also, I just wanted to flash it about.’ LOL!
Here are more celebs celebrating their birthdays today:
Greg Mullavey of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is 72.
Tom Ligon of Oz and Another World is 66.
Judy Geeson of Mad About You is 63.
Amy Irving is 58.
Tommy Overstreet is 74.
Roy Ayers is 71.
Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night is 69.
Jose Feliciano is 66. – Oy, now I’ve got Feliz Navidad on the brain.
Joe Perry of Aerosmith is 61.
David Lowery of Cracker is 51.
Robin Goodridge, drummer of Bush is 46.
Stevie D. of Buckcherry is 45.
Miles Zuniga of Fastball is 45.
Big Daddy Kane is 43.
Mikey Way of (My Chemical Romance is 31.
Matthew Followill of Kings of Leon is 27.
Director Chris Columbus is 53.
Happy happy birthday, everyone! Enjoy your day!
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