From Hilary Duff‘s teen years as the title character on Disney’s Lizzie McGuire to dating Joel Madden to marrying hockey player Mike Comrie and carrying his baby, the bubbly blonde has lived a jam-packed 24 years. To honor Duff’s birthday today, let’s take a stroll down memory lane.
It seems like only yesterday that girls paraded malls all over America in white tank tops and their dads’ ties, emulating the signature style of teen pop-punk star Avril Lavigne. Birthday babe Avril has long since traded her “Sk8er Boi” baggy pants and sneakers for tulle dresses and pumps, though her rebellious persona still shines through her style via ever-changing colorful hair streaks and heavily-lined eyes. As Avril turns 27 today, let’s take a look back at her 27 hottest looks from boyish to buxom.
A star of the boob tube since age 18, Heather Locklear is one of Hollywood’s ageless wonders. The feather-haired actress turns 50 today and looks as sexy as ever. From her early years on T.J. Hooker, Dynasty and most famously Melrose Place, to revisiting Amanda Woodward on the recently revamped Melrose Place, Locklear brings her fresh-faced glow to every role she touches. To celebrate this ever-hottie heading over the hill, let’s take a look back at Heather through the years.
Perhaps now the poster child of the massive “boho chic” trend, birthday girl Nicole Richie hasn’t always been so glam. Her days palling around with Paris Hilton not only led to plenty of debauchery, but dread-like colorful extensions to boot. After a scary thin streak in her mid-20s, Richie found her hubby Joel Madden and motherhood has treated her well since. Kids Harlow and Sparrow have inspired a healthy lifestyle, permanent glow and icon-status style. Check out the dramatic transformation of Nicole Richie below.
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Birthday girl Heidi Montag‘s drastic transformation may be nine months old, but on the 25th anniversary of her birth we could think of no more appropriate way to celebrate the constantly evolving starlet’s special day than to reminisce over her appearance old and new.
From the Colorado native’s fresh-faced days on The Hills to obtaining some big ol’ hills of her own, Heidi’s transformation to life-sized doll is nearly complete. Montag claims to regret some of the work she’s had done, but we have a feeling this spotlight addict’s makeover is hardly finito. Here are 25 photos dating back to 2006 documenting Heidi’s journey from Plain Jane to Playboy covergirl. [Photos: Getty Images]
It’s hard to believe Jennifer Hudson only turns 30 today. We’re not saying she looks a day past 25, but from American Idol to her Oscar-winning performance in Dreamgirls to her horrendous family tragedy to marrying a VH1 reality star to losing a bajillion pounds…J-Hud’s already lived a lifetime and half. In the process, Hudson’s rocked some curve-hugging, show-stopping looks. To celebrate the talented singer/actress’ milestone b-day, let’s chow down some Weight Watchers-friendly cake and reminisce over her 30 hottest looks. [Photos: Getty Images]
Evan Rachel Wood‘s 23rd year of life went out with a BANG! last night as she danced in a Parisian club. While presumably ringing in her birthday, an over-zealous clubber fist-pumped (they do that in Paris, right?!) her right in the face, knocking out a tooth and inflating her lip. Nobody wants to spend their day of birth in a dentist’s chair. “24” can only go up from here, E-Dubs. [Source: TMZ; Photo: Getty Images]
Why can’t these two just say they’re a couple? Everyone knows about it, and we’re totally on board with this power romance! Blake Lively is in Australia with Leonardo DiCaprio currently, as she flew in to celebrate her birthday with him earlier this week. This is quite the destination love affair, note, because we’ve already seen them in Cannes and New York!
Leo’s in Sydney filming The Great Gatsby at the moment, but made sure he took time out to show Blake a great time. They went out for dinner at Aria which, dreamily, looks over Sydney harbor. An eyewitness revealed, “[Blake] looked gorgeous and they looked very much like a couple. They seemed to be having a really nice time and were definitely enjoying the view.” Oh, the lifestyle of the rich and gorgeous! Happy Birthday, Blake!
Demi Lovato turned 19 on Saturday, August 20, so happy birthday, gurl! With all the millions of wishes pouring in, an ecstatic Demi tweeted, “Love you all!!!!! THANK YOU for all my birthday wishes!!!! I’m so happy.” The festivities began on Thursday night. And a house party bringing in D-day capped it off, which of course, was the same day as Kim Kardashian‘s wedding (Demi was a guest).
But her party with pal Hanna Beth on the 19th (matching the date to the age, huh) at Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel looks like so much fun! And Demi looks super hot as witnessed in the photograph on the right. Demi retweeted a Sugar Factory message and that picture of the two girls which read, “How cute are @ddlovato and @thehannabeth at their party last night with @sugarfactory sweets thrown by @jeffbeacher??” They had an entire bar furnished with everything from Hot Tamales to Couture Pops by Sugar Factory, which just sounds amazing! And sober! Attagirl, Demi!
[Photos: Demi Lovato’s Twitter/ Getty Images]
Halle Berry turned 45 yesterday (and celebrated how most middle-aged women don’t – by frolicking on the beach in a bikini) and proved to the rest of the sagging and wrinkling world that her best days are ahead of her. Whatever Berry’s doing (Antioxidants? Yoga? Cryogenically freezing herself at night?!) is working and she should be required to share her miracle anti-aging solution with the rest of us. From her time as a thong-flaunting emerging actress to the days of embracing her new mom curves to her recently-revived tummy-baring looks, Halle’s never been afraid to show some skin.
Let us salute this beautiful freak of nature by reminiscing over some of her hottest looks. Don’t worry, we’ve provided dates in the captions of the otherwise-ageless photos.