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Kristen Stewart turns 22 with RPattz, Charlize Theron video card

Kristen Stewart turns 22
Kristen Stewart cleaned up on her 22nd birthday, from quality time with Robert Pattinson to some via-satellite love from Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. 

As Stewart, she of "The Twilight Saga" fame, turned one year past that of legal drinking age in the U.S., it was fitting she enjoyed a low key celebration in a Hollywood bar, her on-screen vampire beau beside her.

At nightspot Harvard & Stone, the couple enjoyed cocktails in intimate upper-level seating, according to E! News.

"They were having lots of drinks on the top floor of the bar and seemed to be having fun," a source claimed. 

Joined by friends, Pattinson and Stewart took interest in some dancing ladies flanking the space as "the bar had a burlesque show which took place every 30 minutes and they were watching that." 

We, on the other hand, can't stop watching Stewart's evil queen. Charlize Theron, the serial-killing monarch in "Snow White and the Huntsman," wished KStew a happy birthday via YouTube. Check out Charlize's video card and a second clip from "Huntsman" Chris Hemsworth below.

 

  

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Photo: Kristen Stewart arrives at the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" on Thursday, June 24, 2010, in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles / Associated Press)  


Hugh Jackman, Carol Burnett to toast Betty White's 90th birthday

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Betty White's 90th birthday special gets several celebrity guests
Betty White, everyone's biggest senior sweetheart, is commanding plenty of star power for her upcoming 90th birthday special — including current Broadway force Hugh Jackman and legendary funny lady Carol Burnett.

On Jan. 16, NBC plans to air "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl," with celebrity testimonials, musical performances and a look at White's long career.

Jackman and Burnett are slated to stop by, says TV Guide, as well Mary Tyler Moore and Ed Asner, White's costars from the classic "Mary Tyler Moore Show." NBC family member Amy Poehler will pop in, as will Joel McHale — White's costar for her stint on the network's "Community."

The special won't be all nostalgia, as it reportedly boasts a first look at White's new hidden-camera comedy project targeting the elderly, "Off Their Rockers."

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Photo: Betty White in June 2011. Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images  



Nicole Richie's 30th birthday: 'Classy with a K, but classy!'

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden celebrate her 30th

Nicole Richie turned 30 on Wednesday, celebrating a new decade with her better half, friends and family in Beverly Hills.

Richie and her party took over the Royal Suite at the swanky Beverly Wilshire for a grown-and-sexy fete with no particular theme. 

"To me, this most important thing is that my friends just come and have a good time, nothing too forced," Richie told us while getting ready, husband Joel Madden at her side. 

In sparkly vintage red mini and spiked Louboutins, Richie received pals including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, father Lionel Richie, Mindy Kalling, Samantha Ronson and Quincy Jones.

RichieBday2 We pointed out that the Regent was quite an adult venue for someone just crossing the threshhold into her 30s, and she agreed: "I am so classy! Classy with a K, but classy. I'm almost there with the C."

Jokes aside, Richie opened up about her journey from reality-show wild child to married mother of two. 

"If life was about one lesson, we'd all be perfect. But it's not," she said. "I try to learn lessons every day. Life is about waking up and going out there and being the best version of you."

Her morning and afternoon were spent with daughter Harlow, 3, and son Sparrow, who celebrated his second birthday Sept. 9.

"Their life doesn't stop when it's my birthday. They have school and ballet and this and that. I was just a mom, which I'm totally happy being," she said, "My son just had his birthday, and they just don't care. They're birthdayed out! We just had the cake and the song and the whole bit." 

Richie did enjoy some tiny spoils, however, such as a tiered birthday cake with gold detail, a dance-off in the suite led by emcee Ronson and the obligatory playing of her dad's hit "All Night Long."

A video montage was projected starring her kids and close ones, and the Winter Kate designer did land one exclusive gift — the unreleased Samsung Galaxy SII, which she used to snap pics of her guests throughout the evening.

"I'm so excited about this new chapter in my life and so ready for something new," Richie said. "So many of my girlfriends say that your 30s are the best. I couldn't be more ready."

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Photos: The birthday-party gang included Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, top, and Lionel Richie, above, with his daughter, the birthday girl.  Credits: Alan Silfen.



Jennifer Lopez celebrates 42nd birthday with dinner in Miami

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez kept things simple and sweet for her 42nd birthday, enjoying a luxurious dinner for 16 close friends and family in Miami.

Lopez's mother, Guadalupe, her manager, her stylist and one of her sisters were among those who gathered at the Hotel Fontainbleau on Saturday, hitting Scott Conant's celeb-friendly eatery Scarpetta for foie gras ravioli and polenta.

"Jennifer looked radiant in a purple and silver evening dress," a source told People, "and when they brought out her birthday cake after the meal, she began to sing. She was very happy ... they closed down the restaurant."

Obviously missing from the group was Marc Anthony, Lopez's recently estranged husband. The pair caused a stir only 10 days ago, announcing that they had mutually agreed to end their seven-year marriage.

Prior to the birthday dinner, Lopez indulged in some retail therapy in the swanky Bal Harbour shopping district, scoring outfits for her twins Max and Emme from Bonpoint.

Lopez turned 42 on Sunday.

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Photo: Jennifer Lopez at the Season 10 finale of "American Idol" in May. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters 


Katie Holmes throws Tom Cruise a surprise 49th birthday bash

Katie Holmes threw her husband Tom Cruise a surprise birthday party Katie Holmes gave her husband Tom Cruise the gift of good old-fashioned elbow grease for his birthday -- by coordinating a surprise party for the action star all on her own.

On Sunday, for Cruise's 49th birthday, Holmes whipped up a private shindig at Miami Beach's SoHo House where 40 friends and family members toasted him. 

At the top of the guest list was little Suri, Cruise and Holmes' well-dressed daughter, and Isabella and Connor -- Cruise's kids from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.  

Italian-inspired dishes featuring shrimp and pasta were served before a chocolate birthday cake, according to People. Holmes oversaw planning from soup to nuts, the report says, even personally accepting RSVPs

Cruise is currently filming Adam Shankman's big screen adaptation of "Rock of Ages." 

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Photo: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes say farewell to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on  a two-part special in May. Credit: Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press



Justin Bieber scores big laughs at manager's 30th birthday roast

Justin Bieber poses with manager Scooter Braun Justin Bieber may be closing in on triple-threat territory sooner than we think: the 17-year-old got big laughs roasting his manager Scooter Braun on Saturday.

At Hollywood's Music Box theater, Bieber joined his mentor Usher for an exclusive 30th birthday roast of Braun, credited with discovering the music phenomenon in 2008.

"Justin did an impersonation of Scooter negotiating a deal on the phone," a partygoer tells the Ministry. "He had everyone in stitches. He was pretending Scooter was setting up a sequel to 'Never Say Never.'"

"My name has to be on the poster," Bieber demanded in his bit about Braun. "... and we're calling it 'Never Say Never Ever.'"

The film, a 3-D concert flick that charts Bieber's  rise to fame, netted almost $75 million in domestic box office and further solidified Bieber Fever. 

Adam Levine belts out a tune at Scooter Braun's birthday Following the jab-fest, emceed by Usher, a party ensued that naturally featured the talents of Braun's clients and friends.

Bieber was joined onstage by Jaden Smith, son of Will and Jada, and the duo belted their hit "Never Say Never," followed by Bieber's single "Baby." It didn't take long for Usher to offer up "OMG" and "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love." 

Bieber surprised Braun by booking MC Hammer to throw down tracks like "Too Legit to Quit." Braun's pal and "The Voice" judge Adam Levine got inspired to climb up on stage and sing the Maroon 5 hit  "This Love" -- pulling Braun up with him and making him dance. Asher Roth, another Braun client, performed his single "I Love College."

Celeb revelers included basketballer Jay Williams, singer Mary J. Blige with husband Kendu Isaacs, Rita Wilson with son Chester (or Chet, as his hip-hop persona is called), Madonna's manager Guy Oseary and reality personality Kim Kardashian.   

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Photos: Right, Justin Bieber shows some birthday love to manager Scooter Braun. Left, Adam Levine belts out "This Love" at Braun's big bash. Credit: WireImage


David Arquette helps Habitat for Humanity -- before celebrating Coco's birthday

David Arquette helping at Habitat for Humanity

David Arquette may have given daughter Coco the best gift for her recent birthday -- leading by example.

Arquette showed up Friday at Lowe's Burbank for Habitat for Humanity's Build-A-Thon, an eight-day project to build eight homes with the assistance of the Hollywood community.

Arquette turned up on the dot at 8 a.m., an onlooker tells us, donned a hard hat and got to work amid the drizzly Southern California weather.

Though Coco, Arquette's daughter with Courteney Cox, had turned 7 on Monday, Arquette put down his power drill early to celebrate Friday. He apologized for leaving, but we're told no one faulted him for heading out to spend time with his little one.

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Photo: David Arquette gets to building with Erin Rank, the head of Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles. Credit: Vivian Killiea / Wireimage


George Clooney's 50th birthday dinner, as told by Kirstie Alley and Jackie Collins

George Clooney celebrates his 50th birthday When you're George Clooney, everyone is a fan -- so good luck having an A-list 50th birthday dinner in public.

Though his birthday fell on Friday, Thursday evening saw the star gathered with some pals and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis for eats at Beverly Hills' Mr. Chow. His inner sanctum was thwarted, however, by none other than Jackie Collins and Kirstie Alley.

Both ladies tweeted their excitement over seeing Clooney, as well as former television duo Ray Romano and Brad Garrett.

Heavy on the exclamation marks, Alley tweeted, "Jeez... I'm having dinner and I swear this is the most star studded restaurant I've ever been in!!... Impressive!!!"

The "Dancing With the Stars" diva may not have divulged the identity of Clooney and his party at that moment, but Jackie picked up the baton.

Collins, dining with Kathy Griffin, offered "Fun dinner at CHOWS. with Kathy Griffin. Spotted George Clooney & beautiful gf Elizabetta. Also Kirsti Alley looking major svelte."

Collins pointed out that Alley was dining with John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston.

"The Clooney" cocktaik Want to celebrate George in your own way? Los Angeles restaurant Locanda del Lago, with cuisine inspired by the location of one of Clooney's residences, Lake Como, has created a signature cocktail in celebration of the actor.

The Clooney, left, is made with No. 209 Gin, Oro Blanco grapefruit, blood orange, Aperol and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur. Mix, smile wide with a great tan and pop in those "ER" DVDs.

Happy Birthday, George.  

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Top photo: George Clooney at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Left photo: The lush George Clooney cocktail. Credit: Locanda del Lago 


Happy birthday, Jamie Lynn Spears!

Jamie Lynn Spears with daughter Maddie Happy birthday to Jamie Lynn Spears!

Britney Spears' little sis turned 20 Monday and celebrated over the weekend with her 2-year-old daughter Maddie.

"goodbye teens.. HELLO 20's!!!" she tweeted.

The former "Zooey 101" actress posted photos to her relatively new account, including the one to the left, as she asked followers how to celebrate.

She ultimately decided to grill on the porch with her daughter.

No birthday wishes from big sis Brit's Twitter account yet but Jamie Lynn did thank Perez Hilton for his birthday greetings.

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Photo: Jamie Lynn Spears with daughter Maddie. Credit: Jamie Lynn Spears' Twitter.


Elizabeth Banks welcomes baby boy Felix with husband Max Handelman

Elizabeth Banks welcomes baby boy Felix "30 Rock's" Elizabeth Banks and husband Max Handelman are welcoming their baby boy, Felix, to the world via surrogate, she announced Wednesday.

"The one true hurdle I've faced in life is that I have a broken belly. After years of trying to get pregnant, exploring the range of fertility treatments, all unsuccessful, our journey led us to gestational surrogacy: we make a 'baby cake' and bake it in another woman's 'oven,' " Banks wrote on her blog.

Banks, 37, said "two miracles" came of the process that ultimately yielded her son.

"Felix means 'happy' and 'lucky' in Latin. And true to his name, Felix is a very happy baby and a blessing on our life," she wrote.

The actress was congratulated by the Twittersphere, including celebrities Busy Phillips and Rainn Wilson, who congratulated her via tweets.

"What's greater than overjoyed? Megajoyed? Add humility, love, awe. Sprinkle w cute. Result: my new life as a mom. It's a boy!" she added on Twitter.

In 2012, Banks is set to appear with Sam Worthington, Ed Harris and Kyra Sedgwick in Asger Leth's action adventure "Man on a Ledge."

She'll also be co-directing and starring in "Movie 43," a film of short comedies that includes Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet, Kristen Bell, Hugh Jackman, Kate Bosworth, Uma Thurman, Justin Long, Josh Duhamel, Seann William Scott and Richard Gere, to name a few.

For now, though, Banks said, "If you need me, I'll be changing dirty diapers and trying to get some sleep."

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Photo: Elizabeth Banks at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23 in Park City, Utah. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival.


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