Check Out These Exclusive Photos From Meryl Streep's Birthday Party

Today is Meryl Streep’s birthday! That’s right, there are now 66 candles on her birthday cake and three Oscars on her mantel. You probably weren’t invited to her birthday bash—held last night at her and Don’s beautiful home—but I was*. It was a perfect evening filled with fun, friends, and countless outfit changes for… »6/22/15 5:50pm6/22/15 5:50pm

Happy Birthday to Katharine Hepburn, Who Liked to Set Sail on 'a Whim'

Besides being a phenomenally talented and famous actress, Katharine Hepburn is perhaps best remembered for her incredibly straightforward delivery of her often borderline impolite opinions. But her blunt nature went even further than that, as seen via two short blurbs from 1934 editions of New York Times about her… »5/12/15 7:10pm5/12/15 7:10pm

Gloria Steinem + a Birthday = the Perfect News Peg

March 25th is Gloria Steinem's 81st birthday. While it's not receiving the amount of attention her 80th got (people love big round numbers), newspaper archives reveal that since at least the age of 45, Gloria's ever-increasing age has been as good a reason as any to find something to say about her. Scratch that:… »3/23/15 8:15pm3/23/15 8:15pm

Celebs Gather to Honor Birthday of Noted Cat Enthusiast, Taylor Swift

Yesterday, Taylor Swift worked a heavy shift at her job performing at the Jingle Ball last night, but afterwards she celebrated her 25th birthday (Jingle Ball afterparty?) at her Tribeca apartment with quite the group of friends. Friends like Karlie Kloss, Haim, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Sam Smith, and a poop emoji, better… »12/13/14 1:40pm12/13/14 1:40pm

Woman Who Gives No Fucks Goes Skydiving for Her 100th Birthday

When Eleanor Cunningham turned 100, she wanted to do something really special. While I'm sure for plenty of women her age, going down to the local supper club for a night of dancing, or smoking through a couple cartons of cigarettes and downing a bottle of brandy would have sufficed quite nicely, Cunningham decided… »11/10/14 11:50am11/10/14 11:50am

Man Celebrates 96th Birthday by Accidentally Eating Rat Cake

Do you like cake? Are you one of those people who never got over childhood birthday parties and the sweet, smoky smell of snuffed candles mingling with buttercream icing? If you murmured "yes" to your computer, then the next sentence you read will horrify you and quite possibly turn you into a PIE person. An old… »2/23/14 1:00pm2/23/14 1:00pm

Here's the Thing About Having a Birthday On or Near Christmas

In 1985, my father ate Christmas dinner at the Waffle House. That's because I was born a week ahead of schedule, on December 24. But being born is pretty much the one time a Christmas baby gets to overshadow the omnipresent holiday and, consequently, I am completely befuddled by birthdays as a cultural institution. »12/23/13 6:30pm12/23/13 6:30pm

Why Not Celebrate Your 45th Birthday With a 45-Person Gang Bang?

On my 19th birthday, I spent several hours driving aimlessly around Albuquerque in a blue 1982 Dodge Ram listening to Jimmy Eat World on a Discman before I got lost in the South Valley and stopped to buy cigarettes, which I proceeded smoked so greedily that I threw up in a gravel parking lot. I was a virgin. The… »8/06/13 4:10pm8/06/13 4:10pm