Grown Woman Status
I wish I could tell you what I did on my 18th birthday. There’s a 98% chance that I went to the movie theatre and had pizza, and thought about how awesome it was going to feel to stay out, like, 3 hours later than was typically allowed. I think for most of us, birthdays are a time to sing of ourselves and celebrate ourselves, Walt Whitman-style. But for the youngest Nobel Prize Winner, it’s a time to demand “books, not bullets” for the children of the world. I am, as always, in awe of Malala Yousafzai and today I’ll be thinking about how I can start adulting more like her. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Malala Yousafzai
ONE MILLION HEART EMOJIS!!!
From now until the end of the world, when you get up in the early mornin’, and you look at the calendar and see that it’s July 12, I hope you remember that it is the day of Trent Vanegas. Just like a prayer, Trent has taken us there over the years as we’ve celebrated everyone else’s business (which is his business). Whether he’s posting the most life-changing Throwback Thursday photos, doing the shutterbug, or just being a pop culture god (no really, he is a god)—Trent is always the hand that feeds us so much joy. He makes it so easy for us to justify our unending love for him, and every single day for the past billion years or so, he’s been like, “Here world, have a piece of me.” Because that’s how he rolls <3
Trent, my love. Anytime, anyplace, I will always be here for you—and I’ll always be one of your biggest fans. Happy Birthday boo!!!
Posted under: Trent Vanegas
The Dirty 30
Altho the Supreme Court of the United States stole Shannon’s thunder a little bit by legalizing same-sex marriage here in the US, I’d like to take the time NOW to ask you to join me in celebrating her special day today. Our dear Shannon is on holiday this weekend for her Dirty 30 Birthday so, I’m hoping, she won’t be anywhere near a computer for a while to be distracted by the blog. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t send her all of the Birthday Lurve we can muster today. Shannon’s Facebook profile is a treasure trove of amazing photos of our Shannon, some of which I have collected in this gallery. I know you guys love her as much as I do so let’s wish her the Happiest Birthday ever with the hope of many, many more to come. I am also hoping our girl stays out of trouble while she’s on holiday this weekend … well, maybe she can get into a little trouble ;)
Posted under: Shannon Houston
Everyone was invited!
Last week the report going around was the Kanye West and his wife were planning to “shut down” the Disneyland Resort theme park in Anaheim, CA to throw a 2nd birthday party for their only child North West. As I blogged early yesterday, it would be impossible for Disneyland to be “shut down” for North‘s birthday party … and I was right. Kanye and the Mrs. did throw a birthday party for North West at Disneyland … but they did so in broad daylight, during regular operating hours, where anyone with an admission ticket could attend. The Wests (and their family and friends) invaded the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks yesterday afternoon in celebration of Nori‘s birthday and as you can see in the gallery presented here, their activities were well documented on social media (Instagram, in particular). Click through and see some of the fun that Nori had at the Happiest Place on Earth yesterday … then click below to watch really fun video of Kanye West and his daughter trying to enjoy some daddy/daughter time on King Arthur’s Carousel inside Disneyland‘s Fantasyland. More »
2 years ago today, the world welcomed the first born, and thus far only begotten, child of Kanye West and his wife and today we are celebrating the 2nd birthday of little North West. Altho it seems like North has been with us always (unlike other celeb babies, Nori feels like she has been among us for much longer than a couple of years), she turns 2 years old today. We already know that the Wests are currently incubating baby number 2 but, for the time being, North is the only West child that we have to celebrate so … a-celebratin’ we will go. More »
Posted under: North West
#HappyBirthdayRoyalReign #lilkim #blessed #Godisgreat #imsothankful
If you can believe it, it’s been a year since Lil’ Kim and Mr. Papers welcomed the birth of their first child together, a baby girl they regally named Royal Reign. In celebration of her baby’s first birthday, Kim is sharing a new photo of Royal that shows the lil’ Miss Thang lookin’ all faboo and stuff on her special day. Kim reveals that Royal‘s big birthday fête had to be postponed due to inclement weather but make no mistake, Royal Reign‘s birthday will be celebrated. More »
For his 38th birthday yesterday, Kanye West‘s wife rented out the entire Staples Center for its express use as the venue for Kanye‘s birthday party … which so baller, it hurts. Among the select number of invited guests who were in attendance at this soirée were celebs, athletes, Justin Bieber … and his abs. To his credit, JB has managed to get himself a pretty impressive pack of abs in the past few months so I’m sure that was the main reason why he decided to show them off on Instagram. For whatever reason, The Biebs changed his mind and deleted the photo from Instagram and replaced it with a similar, yet completely abs-less photo of Justin posing with Kanye and his friends on the basketball court, decked out in fully customized basketball uniforms. See for yourselves below. More »
Posted under: Justin Bieber, Kanye West
The TV Guide
I’ve been very fortunate to celebrate the birthdays of an amazing group of friends over the past week or so … starting with Darion, then Eileen, then Ollie. Yesterday was my dear friend (and fellow Michigander) Adriana’s birthday so I got to celebrate with her last night. She wanted to something really simple, really small … so we grabbed dinner at Little Dom’s in Los Feliz. We were joined by her longtime roommate and had a wonderful dinner together celebrating Adriana’s amazingness and generally getting caught up with one another. More »
The TV Guide
Last night was fun night on the town at a new bar in West Hollywood called Now Boarding. A bunch of friends got together to celebrate Eileen’s birthday and we packed the place with mirth and merriment. My friends Jessika and Jesse were in the neighborhood so I mentioned to them that I would be at Now Boarding so they came out to partake in the fun as well. Eileen was surrounded by a really great group of friends and she looked blissfully happy and totally blitzed all night long so … yeah, we had a blast. More »
The TV Guide
Today is my friend Ollie’s birthday (you may know her as the amazing musician Hustle Roses) and I hope you will join me in sending her all the BIRTHDAY LURVE in the world today! I won’t be able to celebrate with Ollie in person today because her man Caleb whisked her off for a weekend at the Happiest Place on Earth. The pair got themselves a room at Disney and spent their Friday and will spend their Saturday playing in the park together … which, honestly, is the BEST way to celebrate one’s birthday. More »