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Happy Birthday: Kiefer Sutherland

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kiefersutherland.jpgKiefer Sutherland

Born: December 21, 1966 in Paddington, London, England, UK

[on his father, actor Donald Sutherland, being a huge fan of his television series 24 (2001)]: I remember last year we were having dinner and I made the mistake of saying I had to go home soon because we’re shooting x, y and z. And he got cross with me, because I had told him what I was shooting, just not thinking about it, and obviously gave away a piece of the plot.

Twelve years ago, if anyone had suggested I would do TV, I would have laughed at them. Film actors didn’t do TV. But when I was finally offered 24 (2001), it came like a saving grace. I owe it a lot.

Stand By Me
1986
dir. Rob Reiner
Starring
Wil Wheaton
River Phoenix
The Lost BoysThe Lost Boys
1987
dir. Joel Schumacher
Starring
Jason Patric
FLATLINERSFlatliners
1990
dir…

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Happy Birthday: Jane Fonda

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janefonda.jpgJane Fonda

Born: December 21, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Ted Turner (21 December 1991 – 22 May 2001) (divorced)
Tom Hayden (19 January 1973 – 10 June 1990) (divorced) (2 children)
Roger Vadim (14 August 1965 – 16 January 1973) (divorced) (1 child)

[on the infamous photo of her posing with a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun] The biggest lapse of judgment in my life. I don’t regret going to North Vietnam. I’m glad I went. I’m glad I did everything I did, except that.

Sometimes all I can do when I walk down the street, and this matters especially in New York, is look people in the eye. Especially homeless people and prostitutes. I mean, you don’t see streetwalkers so much here, but I’ve been in cities where you run into streetwalkers. Looking them in the eye and saying “hello” I know makes a difference…

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Happy Birthday: Samuel L. Jackson

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samuelljackson.jpgSamuel L. Jackson

Born: December 21, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Married to: LaTanya Richardson Jackson (14 January 1980 – present) (1 child)

[on how his look was created in Pulp Fiction (1994)] “Quentin Tarantino wanted Jules to have a big afro. He sent this PA out to buy a wig. She went to South Central and bought this jeri-curl wig. And Quentin was going off, saying, ‘It’s got to be an afro because he had this whole blaxploitation thing’. I told him, ‘That’s the South Central look.’ You look at Ice Cube and NWA. Guys had all this shit dripping down their necks. I had already grown the sideburns out and the mustache. It was perfect. Total Gangster.”

Do the Right Thing
1989
dir. Spike
starring
Danny Aielo
Ossie Davis
JUNGLE FEVERJungle Fever
1991
dir. Spike
starring
Wesley Snipes
Annabella Sciorra
PulpFictionPulp Fiction
1994
dir. Tarantino
starring
John…

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Happy Birthday: Milla Jovovich

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millajovovich.jpgMilla Jovovich

Born: December 17, 1975 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]

Married to: Paul W.S. Anderson (22 August 2009 – present) (2 children)
Luc Besson (14 December 1997 – 2 May 2000) (divorced)
Shawn Andrews (2 October 1992 – 25 November 1992) (annulled)

[on Resident Evil (2002)] If this movie was made in America they would have had a guy and we would have been his harem or entourage. Big studios don’t trust that women will bring in that kind of audience, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) was really an exception to the rule. Most of the time, if you make a big action film there has to be a big action guy in it. It’s very European to trust a woman to play that kind of a role.

Dazed and Confused
1993
dir. by Richard Linklater
starring
Jason London
Matthew McConaughey
RESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFERESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFE
dir. Paul W.S…

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Happy Birthday: Philip K. Dick (1928–1982)

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philipkdick.jpgPhilip K. Dick (1928–1982)

Born: December 16, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: March 2, 1982 (age 53) in Santa Ana, California, USA

Sometimes to go insane is an appropriate response to the World.

If you want to get well, you’re going to have to stop trying to help people.

The most dangerous kind of person… is one who is afraid of his own shadow.

What a tragic realm this is, he reflected. Those down here are prisoners, and the ultimate tragedy is that they don’t know it; they think they are free because they have never been free, and do not understand what it means.

Any system which says, This is a rotten world, wait for the next, give up, do nothing, succumb–that may be the basic Lie and if we participate in believing it and acting (or rather not acting) on it we involve ourselves in the Lie…

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Happy Birthday: Sarah Hyland

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sarahhyland Sarah Hyland

Born: November 24, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA

You know, every woman has issues with her body. I’m sure Adriana Lima has something she doesn’t like, which is ridiculous! But it’s just how women are. It’s one of those things where you have to love yourself for who you are; as long as you’re healthy, that’s all that matters. Girls deal with pressure differently. Some days I’m depressed, and other days I’m completely fine. The only advice I have for young women is to cherish the body you have now; when I was 18, I don’t think I did.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
2013
dir. Brian Dannelly
Stars:
Rebel Wilson
Christina Hendricks

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2014
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Stars:
Zoey Deutch
Lucy Fry
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Happy Birthday: Katherine Heigl

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katherineheigl.jpgKatherine Heigl

Born: November 24, 1978 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Married to: Josh Kelley (23 December 2007 – present) (2 children)

[on Knocked Up (2007)] A little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you’re portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.

KNOCKED UPKnocked Up
2007
dir. Judd Apatow
Starring
Seth Rogen
Heigl
27 DRESSES27 Dresses
2008
dir. Anne Fletcher
Cast
Brian Kerwin
Charli Barcena
THE UGLY TRUTH Movie PosterThe Ugly Truth
2009
dir. Robert Luketic
Starring
Katherine Heigl
Butler
KILLERSKillers
dir. Robert Luketic
Stars
Katherine Heigl
Ashton Kutcher
LIFE AS WE KNOW ITLIFE AS WE KNOW IT

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Happy Birthday: Matt Damon

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mattdamon.jpgMatt Damon

Born: October 8, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Married to:
Luciana Barroso (9 December 2005 – present) (3 children)

Some people get into this business and they’re so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I’m going down swinging. I know that’s the way Heath Ledger feels and Ben Affleck feels the same way, too. We want to take the big swings.

Good Will Hunting
1997
dir. by Gus Van Sant
starring
Damon
Robin Williams
DOGMADogma
1999
dir. Kevin Smith
Starring
Ben Affleck
Damon
Salma Hayek
The Legend of Bagger VanceThe Legend of Bagger Vance
dir. Robert Redford
Stars:
Will Smith
Matt Damon
Ocean's ElevenOcean’s Eleven
2001
dir. Soderbergh
starring
George Clooney
Brad Pitt
Damon
THE BOURNE IDENTITYThe Bourne Identity
2002
dir. Doug Liman
Starring
Damon
Franka Potente

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Happy Birthday: June Allyson

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juneallysonJune Allyson (1917–2006)

Born: October 7, 1917 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Died: July 8, 2006 (age 88) in Ojai, California, USA

Married to: David Ashrow (30 October 1976 – 8 July 2006) (her death)
Alfred Glenn Maxwell (1 April 1966 – 17 March 1970) (divorced)
Alfred Glenn Maxwell (13 October 1963 – 20 April 1965) (divorced)
Dick Powell (19 August 1945 – 2 January 1963) (his death) (2 children)

From 1963 to 1975, she had a long term, ill-fated romance with writer/director Dirk Wayne Summers, often announcing to the press that the couple would be married soon. She and Summers were the lead item in Walter Winchell’s then influential column more than a few times. They often traveled together through Europe. Although Summers apparently loved her and their life together, he refused her many proposals of marriage, much to her chagrin. Members of the nascent jet-set, they were…

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Happy Birthday: Simon Cowell

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simoncowell.jpgSimon Cowell

Born: October 7, 1959 in Lambeth, London, England, UK

If you would have asked me what I thought of America before I came over here I would have used the word “corny”. And then you come over here and you find that it’s not corny at all. British people are very cynical, they cannot bear someone else’s success. Americans embrace other people’s success. Everything in America is larger than life.

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Happy Birthday: Dylan Baker

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dylanbaker.jpgDylan Baker

Born: October 7, 1959 in Syracuse, New York, USA

Married to:
Becky Ann Baker (1990 – present) (1 child)

Was nominated for Broadway’s 1991 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role – Play) for “La Bête.”

Trick r Trick
2008
dir. Michael Dougherty
Starring
Quinn LordDylan Baker
FIDOFido
2006
dir. Andrew Currie
Starring
Carrie-Ann Moss
Connolly
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Spider-Man 3
2007
dir. Sam Raimi
starring
Toby Maguire
Thomas Haden Church
Topher Grace
HAPPINESSHappiness
1998
dir. Todd Solondz
Starring
Jon Lovitz
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE
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TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 1
Creators:
Michelle King
Robert King
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 2
Stars:
Julianna Margulies
Chris Noth
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 3
Stars:
Josh Charles
Matt Czuchry
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 4
Stars:
Archie Panjabi
Christine Baranski
actorDAMAGES Season 4
Starring:
Dylan Baker
John Goodman
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Happy Birthday, Libras!

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Libra is in the stars this month! This air sign is characterised by their peaceful, gentle and generous nature. Naturally intellectual and fuelled by curiousity, Libras love nothing more than meaningful conversations with interesting people. They have a great appreciation for the arts and love being introduced to new ideas.Their kind and sociable character means they are amazing friends, and they always keep the peace in any group.

Libra strengths:

Friendly
Intelligent
Harmonious
Graceful
Cooperative

libra mantra star maps.jpg Libra Star Map by Mantra from £35

These stunning Libra Star Map necklaces by Mantra reflect the alignment of the stars upon the wearers’ birth. We love the attention to detail in these necklaces- with tiny cubic zirconias embedded in the constellation in white and black, respectively. Each Mantra Star Map comes with its individual meaning card, celebrating the unique traits of each sign. This Mantra honours the balanced, friendly and affectionate nature of the Libra. Shop…

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Happy Birthday: Ben Savage

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bensavage.jpgBen Savage

Born: September 13, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

[on Girl Meets World] I think once we kind of checked off all the things on our checklist, the choice was easy, but there was a lot of talk. But it all came together.

[on relationships with Boy Meets World cast] What I always like about good friendships and relationships is that it does not matter how much time it’s been, you can immediately sit down and start talking where thinks left off.

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Happy Birthday: Claudette Colbert (1903–1996)

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claudettecolbertClaudette Colbert (1903–1996)

Born: September 13, 1903 in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France
Died: July 30, 1996 (age 92) in Speightstown, Barbados

Married to:
Dr. Joel Pressman (24 December 1935 – 26 February 1968) (his death)
Norman Foster (13 March 1928 – 1935) (divorced)

It Happened One Night
1934
dir. Frank Capra
starring
Clark Gable
Colbert
movie posterTHE SECRET FURY
1950
dir. Mel Ferrer
Starring:
Claudette Colbert
Robert Ryan

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