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Jerry Mathers, Star of TV's "Leave It to Beaver," Turns 65

Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Beaver is a senior citizen. Jerry Mathers, best known for his role as Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver on the classic TV series Leave It to Beaver, turned 65 on Sunday.

The Sioux City, Iowa, native began his career at the age of two as a child model, before eventually branching out into television commercials and movies. He got the role as "Beaver" in 1957 and the show ran for six seasons.

His acting career also includes the films Back to the Beach, The Seven Little Foys and Men of the Fighting Lady. In 2007, he appeared on Broadway, starring as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray.

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Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Her 43rd Birthday in New York City

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Lopez was all smiles at her surprise party on Tuesday in New York, reports

The Bronx-born singer celebrated her 43rd birthday with boyfriend Casper Smart and dozens of friends and family aboard the Utopia II Superyacht in New York City.

Lopez was treated to a cake in the shape of a giant pink teddy bear.  "Happy birthday BEAR!" it read.  The couple lovingly refer to each other as bear.

Smart tweeted on Tuesday, "(yelling) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEAR IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE U.. ') @JLo."

Lopez replied, "@BEAUcasperSMART LOL!! Thank You my sweet Bear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Report: Lindsay Lohan Played It Safe for 26th Birthday Party

Amy Graves/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan turns 26 on Monday, but she celebrated over the weekend at the West Hollywood nightclub Bootsy Bellows, Us Weekly reports.

The magazine says the Liz & Dick actress celebrated with a group of close friends, and despite their being "a ton of alcohol at Lindsay's table," a spy said, "she didn't appear to be drinking."

The Mean Girls star reportedly was seated near the DJ booth, wearing a tight pink mini-dress as Speakerz spun in her honor.

"She was loving them and looked happy and carefree as she danced all around with her friends," the source said.

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Paul McCartney Turns 70

Dave Hogan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It seems like only yesterday that “When I’m 64″ became a reality for Sir Paul McCartney, but Monday, he hits an even bigger milestone: turning 70.

Of course, the Beatles legend hardly looks or acts his age, since he continues to remain a vibrant force as both a touring and recording artist.  In the last year alone he’s gotten married; collaborated on his first ballet, “Ocean’s Kingdom;” performed in North America, Abu Dhabi, Europe, South America and Mexico; released a new album of standard tunes, “Kisses on the Bottom;” was honored with the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year award; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; directed his first music video; and played at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee concert.

If that’s not enough, Sir Paul has plenty of upcoming plans in store for fans, including a performance at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London next month, a brand-new album that’s expected out in early 2013; and, of course, more touring.

All this activity would be impressive for a rock star at any age, much less one supposedly in the twilight of his career -- and that’s not even mentioning all of his previous achievements, which would take several days.  Let’s just say that McCartney’s work with The Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist has made him the wealthiest, and arguably most famous, musician on the planet.

While Macca himself has said his birthday plans will be low-key, that hasn’t stopped his well-known fans from offering their birthday wishes and marveling at his remarkable career:

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, whose band covered The Beatles’ “Come Together” for the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and who serenaded McCartney during the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors event, says his fellow rock legend really knows how to live life to its fullest.  “He’s got a whole second wind and a new childhood and a new marriage,” Tyler told ABC News Radio.  “Y’know, he’s gettin’ it every night on stage and hopefully in bed with his new wife!  God bless him.”

Phil Collins said he still can’t believe that as a kid, he was recruited to be an extra in The Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night, and now, today, he and Paul are friends and colleagues.  “Suddenly, 30, 40 years later, you’re playing with the guy and he knows your name and comes up and talks to you,” an incredulous Collins told ABC News Radio.  “It’s a little bit out of The Twilight Zone.”  And Phil, who’s basically quit making new music, says McCartney makes him feel a bit guilty about that.  “Every time I say that I’ve stopped, I think, ‘Well, he still going!’” he admitted.  “I admire him for keeping going.  So, happy birthday, Paul.”

The Beatles and The Beach Boys have always had a special relationship, and Brian Wilson, who turns 70 himself on Wednesday, has nothing but good wishes for his old pal.  Currently out on tour with the reunited Beach Boys, Wilson told ABC News Radio, “I hope he’s as happy as we are, and I wish him very much luck on his concerts.”

Eagles bass player Timothy B. Schmit told ABC News Radio that he wishes Paul “70 more years,” adding, “I learned how to sing from listening to him…His bass playing is so unique and powerful.  I learned a lot from him.”

Donovan, whose friendship with Paul and the rest of the Fab Four dates back to the mid ’60s, has a musical wish for McCartney.  “They say it’s your birthday /Buh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh /It’s my birthday too, yeah,” the folk-rock great sang, delivering the opening lines to the classic 1968 Beatles tune “Birthday.”  He then added, “Well, I’m not 70 yet, but what I say is seven is a good number.”

Randy Bachman, of Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive fame, offered up some glowing praise for McCartney’s old band, saying, “As time goes by, anyone who wasn’t a Beatle fan, if you don’t become one now or tomorrow, you’re missing out on one of the greatest pleasures of life.”

Bonnie Raitt is another fan who admires Paul for “keeping going.”  “He is just non-stoppable,” she told ABC News Radio, recalling one of his concerts a few years ago where he blew her away by performing for three hours and playing an amazing guitar solo on a rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady.” “I couldn’t even believe it was him on guitar,” she said.  “He is really showin’ us how to do it…He’s just one of our greatest songwriters ever and such a great singer and a great person.  He’s just… not a jerk!”

Squeeze’s songwriting team of Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford were sometimes compared to McCartney and Lennon during their own band’s heyday.  Tilbrook told to ABC News Radio about Paul, “There’s not a time when I hear a Beatles record and don’t gravitate towards what he’s playing on the bass…If he did nothing else, his bass playing is amazing.  I wish him all the very best.”  Difford added, “‘Listen to What the Man Said’ -- that’s the first song that springs to mind.  I think he’s an incredible artist.”

And lastly, Faces/Small Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan, whose bands this year joined McCartney and The Beatles in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said, “Happy Birthday, Paul.  God bless ya.  He never stops.  God, he’s amazing.”

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Justin Bieber’s Birthday: Turns 18 with Ellen DeGeneres and a $100K Car

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Pop sensation Justin Bieber turned 18 Thursday, and he celebrated his big day with a very special appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Bieber is a frequent guest on the show and DeGeneres is a gushing supporter of his. While being interviewed for Thursday’s show, DeGeneres told him that his manager, Scooter Braun, had a special gift he wanted to give him on the show.

“You work really, really hard and I always yell at you, ‘Don’t get anything flashy. We’re not about that. Be humble.’ And I kind of broke my own rule,” Bruan said.

Braun talked about the importance of being environmentally friendly on and off the road, as well as Bieber’s love of cars.

“We decided to get you a car that would make you stand out a little on the road, and I think you know where I’m going and you’re freaking out a little bit right now. It’s a Fisker Karma,” Braun said as the shiny black car appeared on the set. Braun said the car was a gift from him and Bieber’s mentor, Usher.

The all-new 2012 Fisker Karma is the first luxury all-electric car, valued at more than $100,000.

When a shocked Bieber saw the car, his eyes widened and he kept repeating, “That’s for me? That’s for me? That’s crazy.”

Few people have the elite car. Other owners include Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore and Colin Powell. It is also the car that Ashton Kutcher’s character drives on Two and a Half Men.

Braun talked about Bieber’s good qualities, including his dedication to charity and acts of kindness “for the right reasons.” Braun said that Bieber performed 86 shows on his North American tour and met with a Make-a-Wish child at every show. His only request when he did that? No cameras.

Bieber also announced on the show that his new single, "Boyfriend," will be released on March 26.

The teen heartthrob has packed a lot into his 18 years, becoming a worldwide music icon and creating a media and product empire.

He has won dozens of music awards, performed for President Obama several times and released four records. He is the first solo artist ever to score three number one albums before his 18th birthday.

And if that wasn’t enough, Bieber’s 2011 3-D concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never became the highest-grossing music concert film since 1984.  He’s has also made acting appearances on CSI, guest starred on Saturday Night Live, popped up in the opening montage of the Academy Awards last weekend, and proved his comedic skills on

Discovered five years ago through homemade YouTube videos, he’s racked up 17.8 million Twitter followers and 40.8 million “likes” on Facebook.  In July 2010, his video for “Baby” became the most-viewed video in YouTube history, and as of February 2012, it had more than 700 million views.  His official YouTube channel has had 2.3 billion views.

He also has a fragrance, a line of Hallmark greeting cards, trading cards, books, dolls and a singing electric toothbrush.

Despite all that success, Bieber has so far managed to avoid any true personal scandals. There have been no DUIs or drug busts, he has a great relationship with his parents and his family, his relationship with Selena Gomez appears to be solid, and the paternity lawsuit he was hit with last year is widely believed to be a fabrication on the part of the woman who filed it.

Speaking to V magazine earlier this year, Justin talked about how growing up might affect his music.  “People need to know I’m not a kid anymore,” he said.  “But at the end of the day, I’m not completely grown-up.  I’m still learning...I’m never going to make myself so the kids and the parents don’t respect me....I don’t want to start singing about things like sex, drugs and swearing.”

He added, “I’ve got a lot of work to do…I don’t want people to just think of me as a teen sensation…I want to transition, and become the greatest.”

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Celebrates 95th Birthday at Home

Ron Galella/WireImage(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Zsa Zsa Gabor, who's suffered from a variety of ailments in recent years, celebrated her 95th birthday on Monday night.

Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, said 130 guests, including Larry King and actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Angie Dickinson, made appearances at a party at the couple's Beverly Hills home.

Von Anhalt, who is Gabor's eighth husband, told ABC News, “My wife was happy.  Everything was fine.  We had a good time."  He recalled that she smiled when King touched her hand and sang "Happy Birthday" to her.

Von Anhalt said Gabor doesn't talk much these days, but "she knows what's going on."

He said, “She’s hanging in, she’s enjoying the flowers and the presents."

Gabor suffered a stroke in 2005 and broke her hip in 2010.  She later had most of her right leg amputated.

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Betty White Turns 90 on Tuesday

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Television icon Betty White turns 90 on Tuesday.  The Hot in Cleveland star doesn't feel her age, though.

Speaking recently with TV critics at the winter press tour in California, White said, "I can't get over that at this age I don't feel this age. I'm not trying to be any younger.  I'm not lying about my age.  If I were lying about my age, I would say I'm 89."

White plans to keep acting for as long as she can because, she said, "those offers aren't going to come around all the time."

As for how she'll celebrate her birthday, White said she might have a "little vodka on the rocks."

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Jonah Hill Turns Birthday into Charitable Cause

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- For his 28th birthday, Jonah Hill is asking fans to make a donation to the U.N. Foundation's Nothing But Nets program, which supplies insecticide-treated bed nets to African nations battling malaria. You can make a donation at

Hill said in a statement, "I want everyone to dig deep into their pockets and cough up $10. $10 sends a bed net to kids in Africa. I hate mosquitoes. I hate malaria more. I love birthdays and I love anyone who donates $10 for my birthday. If you donate $30 I will love you three times as much.”

Hill turned 28 on Tuesday. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Moneyball.

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Happy Birthday, Taylor Swift!

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Though she often seems flabbergasted when someone gives her an award, Taylor Swift will definitely not be shocked on Tuesday if her friends and family start giving her gifts -- because it happens to be her 22nd birthday.

Unlike her last birthday, which was a major milestone, Swift says she has no idea how she'll celebrate this year. However, she's already acknowledged it, tweeting earlier, "I'm so 22 right now."

Asked by reporters at the Billboard Women of the Year awards two weeks ago to reveal her birthday plans, she admitted, "You know what? I don't even have any...I have no idea what I am gonna do for my birthday...I can't really think of anything that's like, 'Yeah!  You're 22!'  It's not as significant as 21."

"We'll figure out -- maybe hang out with friends," she added.  "I don't know, sit around, maybe rest or relax or something."

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Miley Cyrus' Rep Says 'Stoner' Comment Was Just a Joke

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(LOS ANGELES) -- Miley Cyrus was just showing a sense of humor when she claimed she was a "stoner" at her 19th birthday party in Hollywood last week, according to her rep.

Upon receiving a cake featuring the image of reggae singer and well-known marijuana smoker Bob Marley, Cyrus told her friends, "You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake.  You know you smoke way too much f***ing weed."

Video of Cyrus' comments were posted online over the weekend by The Daily.

So has Cyrus really become a pothead?  Not at all, says her rep.

In a statement obtained by People magazine, the rep says, "This is so ridiculous.  The cake was a joke, and Miley was being sarcastic."

Cyrus' pal Kelly Osbourne, who presented the cake to her at the party, has also claimed it was all a joke.

Last year, Cyrus came under fire after a video of her smoking the legal herb salvia from a bong was leaked.  Osbourne referenced that video at Cyrus' recent birthday party, saying, "I thought salvia was your problem, Miley."

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