Sarah Palin, beloved politician turned author, speaker, commentator, reality TV star and professional celebrity, turns 47 years young today.

Happy birthday to the Thrilla from Wasilla!

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Taylor Lautner celebrates a quiet birthday today.

The Twilight Saga star turned 18 a year ago, giving women everywhere a reason to cheer and not feel so dirty for ogling this gorgeous actor. Sort of makes 19 feel like less of a big deal, doesn't it?

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There's a rumor going around that Lauren Conrad is engaged to longtime love Kyle Howard. The star's reps have already come out and denied this. It's not true.

It is her 25th birthday today, however. Happy birthday, LC!

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Justin Timberlake, who turns 30 today, has done the impossible.

His career is so impressive and wide-ranging that one almost forgets it began with *NSync. Since those days, he's won six Grammy Awards as well as two Emmys.

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Ellen DeGeneres turns 53 today, and the talk show host won't celebrate by introducing the world to her half-sister.

Instead, the fun-loving comedian will air a special episode that includes a handful of famous friends. Among them: Pink, Colin Farrell and Julia Roberts, the latter two of which are pictured with Ellen below.

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She may be the First Lady of the United States, but Michelle Obama, who turns 47 today, still says that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom.

That's indicative of her humility, but she's so much more than that.

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As if they didn't already have enough in common, Ray J and Betty White both celebrate birthdays today.

First, the man responsible for making Kim Kardashian famous turns 30. We've already purchased a new video camera for the aspiring hip hop artist and reality TV star.

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Chris Smith turns 32 years old today.

The rapper, only best known for comprising one-half of the beloved duo Kriss Kross in the early 1990s, hasn't accomplished much since the release of the 1996 album "Young, Rich & Dangerous." But it's time to get excited, fans of backwards clothing:

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