“What’s great about 60 is you are through with the bullshit — it means you are really and truly through. Now, Camille Cosby had told me at 40 that happens, but 40 you’re still … in the race, you’re still competitive. And at 50, you’re still like, ‘Do I need to?’ 60? You are chilled. You are chilled, and you have nothing to prove, and you can sit above that perch with a sense of knowing that you are who you want to be, inside and out, and it’s good. Life is good. 60 and a week, baby!”
I’ve long been a believer in Oprah’s awesomeness, but she said it even better herself at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival when she was asked about her recent 60th birthday. Good news! Some day you will no longer give a fuck. That sounds pretty damn glorious to me. Somebody sign me up for this “aging” stuff. Oprah also mentioned how lucky she felt to even reach 60 at all when so many people’s lives are cut short far too soon. She is one classy lady. [People]
I guess Lady Juggernaut and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham had a birthday last week, and to celebrate she decided to throw herself a birthday party. At spin class. Yes, that’s right, Dunham invited her friends to celebrate her annual name day (as the “Game of Thrones” folk call it) by making them get together and sweat it out on a bunch of friggin’ spin bikes at Soul Cycle. Max Greenfield (pictured with Dunham), who plays Schmidt on “New Girl,” was there. He apparently loves spinning. And so was Lena’s dad. Happy 26th, lady! Don’t ever, ever do this to us. [Twitter]
We’re reposting this listicle from last year because, surprise, surprise, Ami feels just annoyed with her December birthday as ever.
Yes, my birthday is in December. No, I am not bitter at all. The moment I was born, the nurses put me in a Christmas stocking. But we’re Jewish! Then my mom dropped me in the snow. That’s just how it goes when you’re a December baby. After the jump, 31 reasons why it sucks to be born in December. Let this be a warning to all people planning to reproduce%u2014time your conception accordingly. Keep reading »
Yes, yes, Happy Labor Day, everyone. But a more important event cannot go unacknowledged — Happy birthday, Freddie Mercury! The Queen singer would have been 65 years old today. Keep reading »
“I’m gonna be 30. I can’t wait because 29 is very strange. You’re still in your 20s but you feel like you’re supposed to be 30, and I feel like a woman. I feel like 30 is the ideal age because you’re mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards and not be afraid of [being] too polite. But you’re young enough to be a young woman, and I’m so looking forward to it. I always said I would have a baby at 30. But I also said I was gonna retire at 30. So I don’t know. I’m not retiring, I’ll tell you.”
—Beyoncé talks to Piers Morgan about her new album 4 and the big birthday that is right around the corner in September. I gotta agree with you, ‘Yonce, I’ve never quite understood why people fear turning 30. I like reboots and new beginnings, so was all about entering a brand spanking new decade. [CNN] Keep reading »
Scientists and health practitioners are constantly looking to discover what causes and triggers eating disorders, and scientists at Oxford University have seemingly discovered a link between birth dates and anorexia. A study of almost 1300 anorexic patients found that most of their birthdays fell in the spring months, from March to June. That’s led scientists to hypothesize that a disposition toward eating disorders may be linked to a mother’s lack of vitamin D while pregnant, since women typically receive less vitamin D during long winter months. The study also noted that several celebrities who have struggled from eating disorders — including Karen Carpenter, Alanis Morissette and Victoria Beckham — were all born in the spring. [British Journal of Psychiatry] Keep reading »
“I have a birthday month. I do the whole month of November. Thanksgiving, cake. All about me on Thanksgiving!”
—Miley Cyrus on turning 18, today and every other day this month. When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal, remember that you are thankful for Miley. Err. [People] Keep reading »
This past Sunday was my 25th birthday. While I don’t think of 25 as old, I definitely think of it as getting older, as I am now closer to 30 than 20.
At this sort of “in-between” moment, I got to thinking about what a difference five years can make.
I’m a completely different person at 25 than I was at 20, and although I’m thankful to have learned from my mistakes, there are a few things I wish I knew then that I know now. Read more … Keep reading »