Katy Perry's Prank-Filled 'Birthday' Video Not Suitable for Children

Being a famous pop star must get boring sometimes. At least, that's the feeling you get after watching Katy Perry's video for "Birthday," which she's used as an opportunity to really pushed her acting skills to the brink by disguising herself as various birthday party entertainment professionals who end up ruining a… » 4/24/14 3:00pm 4/24/14 3:00pm

Please Watch Leo DiCaprio Turn 39 By Dancing to Kanye West and 2 Chainz

Leonardo DiCaprio, he of the preternaturally youthful face, this weekend overcame the many ageist barriers facing men when he celebrated his birthday with Kanye West, 2 Chainz (who described DiCaprio as his "brother") and Q-Tip – all while wearing a newsboy cap. Gangs of New York 2: Rap Edition anyone? » 11/11/13 12:20pm 11/11/13 12:20pm

Ranking How the Kardashian Kids Celebrated Their Mom's Birthday

Tuesday was Kris Jenner's birthday. Happy Birthday Kris Jenner! The Kardashian/Jenner Family matriarch apparently celebrated her birthday not by eating her young in an effort to stay youthful forever, but but consuming cupcakes decorated with her own floating head. She was also showered with love by her offspring, in… » 11/06/13 2:20pm 11/06/13 2:20pm

Really Old Lady Celebrates 102nd Birthday with a Base Jump and a Smile

Once you become an adult with a job and bills and maybe other people sucking at your literal or metaphorical teat for sustenance, your birthday stops becoming a big deal. Or it should stop becoming a big deal, unless you’re some sort of ego maniac who has to tell strangers at the grocery store, “Hey, see this cake… » 6/09/13 2:30pm 6/09/13 2:30pm

Sunday Sign-Off: Blow Out The Candles, Elizabeth Banks

Today, Elizabeth Banks turns 39, and we temporarily forgive her for this terrible, reductive-sounding CBS pilot. Not just because of her birthday, but because she's going to be in Secretary director Steven Shainberg's next fetish/love flick The Big Shoe. And also because she's adorable singing with Reggie Watts, above. » 2/10/13 6:30pm 2/10/13 6:30pm

Sunday Sign-Off: It's Gertrude Stein's Birthday

Don't feel like watching Joe Flacco mouth breathe into his helmet this Super Bowl Sunday? That's just fine by Gertrude Stein's ghost, who'd much rather you buy her a birthday cake, mute your television, and join her in critiquing the aesthetic shortcomings of contemporary advertising. Who knows? Maybe she'll take a… » 2/03/13 6:30pm 2/03/13 6:30pm

Celebrate Paula Deen's Birthday by Gazing into Her Youthful Past

It's Paula Deen's 65th birthday today, which just over a birthday ago might have meant celebrating with a decadent confection, but which we now have to commemorate with a rice cracker dusted with sugar-free powdered sugar powder. Eh, things change, which is pretty much the lesson of this Paula Deen prom picture,… » 1/19/13 3:30pm 1/19/13 3:30pm

Can You Believe Malia Obama Is Already 14?

Sure, it's America's birthday, but did you know that it's also Malia Obama's birthday? Well, it is, and she's turning 14. FOURTEEN? It seems like just yesterday that she was a little girl on the campaign trail with her family, and now she's turned into an amazingly poised teenager. We looked away for, like, one… » 7/04/12 11:15pm 7/04/12 11:15pm

Oblivious Lady to Raise $1500 on Kickstarter for Her Rainbow Birthday…

Kickstarter is very useful for many people of all stripes, but there is a line that must be drawn somewhere to determine what is worthy of crowdsourced funding and what is just asinine. Fortunately, one woman from Brooklyn has come along and shown us exactly where that line should be placed. Meet Jessi, a 33-year-old… » 4/12/12 10:40am 4/12/12 10:40am

President Obama Demands to See Betty White's Birth Certificate in the…


Today is Betty White's 90th birthday, and NBC aired "A Tribute to America's Golden Girl" last night in her honor. As part of the festivities, our nation's charmer-in-chief, Barack Obama, sent a heart-melting and hilarious video greeting in which he says he doesn't believe she could possibly be 90 and asks to see her… » 1/17/12 9:15pm 1/17/12 9:15pm

Today Is The Day When Everyone Makes Babies


What are your plans for today? If you said, "having sex," then you've got lots of company. (Although hopefully you're not doing it right this second. You don't want to be rude!) It turns out that the period between Christmas and New Year's Day is a time when a huge amount of babies are conceived. A study found that 9… » 12/29/11 6:30pm 12/29/11 6:30pm