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Cameron Diaz's Husband Shocks Media With 'Rare' Post

Some are eyerolling at media hype around Benji Madden's sweet birthday note

(Newser) - Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are married, but you'd be forgiven for forgetting that fact given how rarely they talk about each other on social media. As People reports, the last time the Good Charlotte rocker posted about his actress wife on Instagram was April 2016—until Wednesday. It... More »

Birth Certificate Holds a Surprise for Doris Day

She's really 95

(Newser) - To Doris Day's many admirers, the pert and fresh-faced charmer who starred in Pillow Talk and Move Over Darling is ageless. But Day turns 95 on Monday—which is a birthday surprise to even the star herself, who has long pegged her age to a 1924 birthdate that would... More »

Tenn. Deputy Celebrating His Birthday Is Shot Dead by Police

Daniel Hendrix became 'enraged' during birthday celebrations

(Newser) - An off-duty Tennessee sheriff's deputy celebrating his birthday with two other officers was shot dead by officers from a different force after the night took a disturbing turn, police say. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Daniel Hendrix, a corrections officer for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, became... More »

Frances Bean Leads Tributes on Cobain's 50th

Daughter left Nirvana frontman a handwritten note on Instagram

(Newser) - It's hard to reconcile the image of grunge rocker with AARP membership eligibility, but what would've been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthday arrived Monday, and the internet proved it hadn't forgotten about the Nirvana frontman. The Washington state native—who once called his sleepy hometown of Aberdeen... More »

MLK's Daughter: 'I Miss You'

Emotional photo of Bernice King at MLK's memorial goes viral

(Newser) - Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 88 on Sunday, and as America celebrates his legacy Monday during the national holiday named for him, a tweet his daughter posted on his birthday is making the rounds, Mashable reports. "Happy birthday dad, I miss you! #MLK," Bernice King tweeted... More »

Couple Born on Same Day Get Big Birthday Gift

Son Cade was born on mom and dad's 27th birthday

(Newser) - Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday, reports the AP , as the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December. The odds of that happening are about one in 133,000, statisticians say.... More »

'Urkel' Just Turned 40

He's been busy in 18 years since 'Family Matters'

(Newser) - This just in from the Houston Chronicle's Department of Making People Feel Old: Jaleel White, who played quintessential nerd Steve Urkel in the '80s and '90s sitcom Family Matters, turned 40 on Thursday. In the 18 years since the show ended, White—who played the character for... More »

Donald Trump Is Now a 70-Year-Old

He'll be the oldest person to ever become US president if he wins

(Newser) - If Donald Trump is the one standing on the Inauguration Day dais, he'll do so as the oldest president ever elected. The GOP's presumptive nominee becomes a septuagenarian Tuesday, and he'll be 70 years, seven months on Jan. 20, 2017, the Daily Beast notes. That would put... More »

UK Cheers Queen's Historic 90th With Stamp, Longer Pub Hours

She's the first British sovereign to reach the ripe old age

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British sovereign to reach her 90th birthday and is celebrating in a very royal way: with a stamp. An official photo showing four generations of royals—the queen and princes Charles, William, and George—will be put on first-class stamps, reports CNN . The... More »

CEO's 'Saddest' Tweets Mark Twitter's 10th Birthday

Plus all the other celebrations accompanying this milestone event

(Newser) - Twitter is now a brash, confident, occasionally obnoxious tween. The social media site celebrates its 10th birthday Monday, remembering on its blog how it all started on March 21, 2006, with a single tweet by head Twitterer Jack Dorsey that read: "just setting up my twttr." "Thank... More »

August Babies More Likely to Be Medicated for ADHD

1.73 times more likely

(Newser) - One's birthdate has already been linked to such things as temperament . Now researchers in Taiwan report in the Journal of Pediatrics that we can add ADHD to the list. When looking at 378,881 children ages 4 to 17 at some point between 1997 to 2011, they found that... More »

Mom, Dad to 20-Year-Old: Happy Birthday, We're Done

He's given 'Notice of Expiration of Child-Rearing Services'

(Newser) - When young adults in the US reach the age of majority, they take on full legal responsibility for themselves and can do fun things like vote, sign contracts, and open bank accounts. In Japan, the same milestone means they get hit with rent charges and manifestos from their parents on... More »

White House Wishes Baby Happy 101st Birthday

Mixup surprises Utah family

(Newser) - This week, Benjamin Shosted of Utah, who turns 1 next week, received a note from the White House congratulating him on having "witnessed the best of what our Nation can accomplish when we work together," NBC News reports. No, Benjamin isn't an unusually experienced baby; rather he'... More »

This Man Had the Longest Birthday Ever

Sven Hagemeier made Aug. 4 last 46 hours last year

(Newser) - Most of us are stuck with a birthday that lasts just 24 hours per year. Not Sven Hagemeier. The German made his 26th birthday stretch for almost two days and nabbed a Guinness World Record for his efforts. How'd he do it? Well, it involved a lot of air... More »

Boy Beaten Over Slice of Birthday Cake Has Died

Police say 9-year-old Jack Garcia was handcuffed and fatally punched

(Newser) - Police say a 9-year-old Maryland boy has died after he was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission. Hagerstown police Capt. Paul Kifer says Jack Garcia died yesterday at Children's National Medical Center in Washington. Kifer says police will confer this afternoon with... More »

Dalai Lama's Birthday Bash Driving Planners Nuts

What gifts and what kind of cake to make for spiritual leader are tough calls

(Newser) - He's the man who has (and wants) nothing, which is putting birthday planners in a peculiar predicament. The Dalai Lama turns 80 on Monday, and per the Wall Street Journal , it's been a task and a half to prepare for an address he's giving to about 15,... More »

21st Birthday Swim Ends in Tragedy

Police say man was trying to make it across pond with rock

(Newser) - It was supposed to have been a birthday feat, but it turned into tragedy instead. Authorities near Oroville, Calif., say a man celebrating his 21st birthday drowned while trying to swim across a pond in a wildlife area with a 10-pound rock, reports the San Jose Mercury News . Friends were... More »

Dying Son's Birthday Wish: to Receive Mail

And it's pouring in for 8-year-old Bubby Everson

(Newser) - Bubby Everson is an 8-year-old boy with a simple birthday dream: to receive mail. He loves getting cards and especially stickers, which he'll play with and "put all over the place," his dad, Thomas Everson, tells Q13 Fox . His parents are asking people to send Bubby mail... More »

Elvis Would Be 80 Today

His first recording will be auctioned in commemoration

(Newser) - Happy Birthday, Elvis. The king would be 80 today had he lived, and fans have gathered at Graceland in sub-freezing temperatures to pay homage. Ex-wife Priscilla and their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, joined fans from around the world for a cake-cutting ceremony outside Elvis' longtime Memphis home. They also sang... More »

Kim Jong Un Is 32 Today ... Maybe

Or 31 or 33, or something like that

(Newser) - In case you've somehow managed to erase this detail from memory, USA Today reminds us that exactly one year ago, Dennis Rodman was singing "Happy Birthday" to "best friend" Kim Jong Un. Today is indeed believed to be the North Korean leader's birthday, but it's... More »

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