Mark Wahlberg turns 41 today, but the bad-boy rapper turned award-nominated actor and producer still has the pecks and abs from his younger days. We recently saw the evidence all over the Web, as he was filming his new movie Pain and Gain in Miami and showing off his killer physique all over town. Mark even took it back to his Calvin Klein ad days by parading around in his underwear on his balcony.
Partly in preparation to play Micky Ward in the 2010 boxing flick The Fighter, Wahlberg beefed up quite a bit in recent years. The Boston native also literally flexed his muscles as Holbrooke Grant in the 2010 comedy Date Night. But he’s not just a pretty face: He was a producer on The Fighter, and exec-produced HBO series Entourage, How to Make It in America and Boardwalk Empire. He’s the whole package, but to celebrate Mark’s 41st birthday, we’re going to celebrate his less cerebral pursuits with 20 pics of the shirtless actor.
And while you’re at it, check out the video clip above to see celebs like Julianne Hough and Brooke Hogan weighing in on their shirtless Mark Wahlberg moment. Got one we forgot? Let us know in the comments section!
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The lovely Angelina Jolie has been on Hollywood’s A-List for over 15 years, but she is definitely living proof that stars are born and not made. Just look at these vintage photos we’ve found of the actress from her early days! Taking cues from her Oscar-winning father Jon Voight, Angie made herself at home in front of the camera from an early age. From adorable kid pix on her daddy’s arm, to solo teenage modeling shoots, Angelina has always looked the part of a silver screen legend. So in honor of her 37th birthday today, let’s take a look back at her early days and see how far she’s come!
The actress has had an incredible year even by her high standards. She made her directorial debut with Land of Milk And Honey, and she got engaged to long-time partner Brad Pitt. And, of course, she turned her right leg into a stand-alone (zing!) superstar! Who knows what kind of wonders age 37 will bring? Happy birthday Angelina! Check out some retro Angie goodness in the gallery below.
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Cher has big plans for 2012, but don’t call it a comeback. The pop goddess has rarely slowed down in her 49-year career. Cher began recording her 26th studio album as of 2011, and plans to release “The Greatest Thing,” a duet with Lady Gaga, as its first single. The Armenian beauty won’t stop there. Cher announced via Twitter in February that she will also tour beginning in September 2012, her first tour in seven years. While she upholds her music and acting career, the mom of two still manages to be there for her kids. Not only was Cher Chaz Bono’s biggest fan while he was on Dancing With The Stars, but she also recently attended the GLAAD Media Awards with her son. Cher is such a supporter of Chaz and LGBT rights, she’s currently in a feud with Mitt Romney and Donald Trump over the issue.
The singer and actress has so much to be proud of. From her beginning as part of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher, to becoming a television personality on her own variety show, to her acclaimed roles in films like Mask and Moonstruck, Cher is definitely a triple threat. She’s also had quite the love life — she’s been linked to everyone from Elvis Presley to Richie Sambora. Today Cher turns 66 years old, and we decided to turn back time and take a look at how she’s held onto that flawless physique and radiant beauty (with a little help from her surgeon friends) through the years.
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Megan Fox is such an effortless sex symbol, we knew a little setback like her battle with Transformers director Michael Bay wouldn’t hold her back for long. As the face of Armani Eye Prime and the butt of Armani Jeans, it’s no wonder Megan tops many “hot” lists. Her curvacious body and baby blues caught the eyes of her husband Brian Austin Green back in 2004 on the set of Hope & Faith, one of her first big TV roles. She’s a rebel too. With eight tattoos and a great pucker, some have pegged her as the next Angelina Jolie. She’s apparently getting rid of her most-known tattoo though, a portrait of Marilyn Monroe. We also hear she may be pregnant. We know for sure that Megan can pull off a great pair of thigh-high stockings while rolling in bed, like her new Sharper Image ad. Today’s Megan’s 26th birthday and we’d like to wish her a big happy birthday by giving you 26 of her steamiest looks. Enjoy!
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As the little sister of a pop icon, of course Janet Jackson had it in her genes to be a star. She began her career at the tender age of 10 appearing on her family’s variety show, The Jacksons. Then broke away from the Jackson clan when she appeared on the television series Good Times. But it soon became apparent that acting wasn’t the only talent Janet possessed, and she signed a record deal in 1982. Janet exploded as a true pop star when her third album Control reached the top of the charts with such hits as “What Have You Done For Me Lately” and “Nasty,” while her hot ensembles and killer body made her a sex symbol. Twenty-five years later, Janet still busts a move on her tours and is one of the leading black actresses in Hollywood in films like Why Did I Get Married Too? and For Colored Girls. Today Janet turns 46 years old, inspiring us to take a stroll down memory lane to just where Janet’s success began. Here are 46 pics of her from little Janet to Ms. Jackson through the years.
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We’re starting to think Robert Pattinson receives more new hairstyles than he does new movie roles. The Twilight heartthrob revealed his newest ‘do, a buzz cut, at the People’s Choice Awards in February and has been sporting a clean-cut look ever since. From spiked mop to scruffy beard, RPattz has sported many different cuts and manages to maintain that sexy demeanor with every style. Some of Rob’s best ‘dos came from movie roles like his plot-driving locks in Cosmpolis and his unruly sideburns in Bel Ami. We know co-star Kristen Stewart loved rubbing her hands through those brunette tresses in Breaking Dawn, Part 1. To celebrate Rob’s 26th birthday, we’re taking a look at Rob’s hair-volution: from grunge to clean cut.
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Cory Monteith is a really hot 6-foot-3 Canadian with a tribal arm band, or at least that’s how girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele likes to refer to him. And we can’t help but agree. The actor and musician has blessed our TV screens and musical hearts as Finn Hudson for three seasons on Glee. Who doesn’t love an underachieving quarterback who sings and prays to a grilled cheese sandwich? That’s why there was a sigh was heard around the world when we learned that Ryan Murphy had found a way to keep Finchel around for next season, even though they’re graduating from McKinley next week.
In real life, when Cory’s not singing and “dancing” on the Glee set, he’s drumming it up with his band Bonnie Dune and now popping up everywhere at Lea’s side — it looks like Rachel and Finn’s romance has become a reality. Whether Cory’s taken or not, we’re still going to wish him a huge happy birthday today. We know it’s hard to believe, since he’s so convincing as a high schooler, but Cory’s turning 30! Here are his 30 hottest looks to celebrate the big day.
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In the last decade, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has cultivated an image of himself as Mr. GQ. But we here at VH1 Celebrity know better! The crisp tuxes, the classic salt-and-pepper hair, the gorgeously tanned skin…they don’t fool us! We haven’t forgotten what he looked like in his early Facts of Life days. The Uncle Jesse quiff, the acid washed jeans, the leather vests: they’re the perfect storm (*zing*) of tragic fashion!
So for George’s 51st birthday today, we’ve whipped a gallery of his 15 most embarrassing looks. It’s a loving reminder of how far his style’s evolved! We’ve got one of him looking like Gilligan after joining a motorcycle gang. Then there’s the promo for the long forgotten film Combat Academy. And, of course, there’s the shot of him posing with his pet pig Max. Check out many more priceless pix in the gallery below!
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The Rock has been cooking up quite the career — make that careers — for the past 15 years. We can smell all that success over here. From WWE King to big screen bully, Dwayne Johnson has become so much more than “The Rock.” Although we can’t help but remember trying to lift our eyebrows just like he did in the ring. Since his days as a champion college football player, Dwayne has maintained a perfect physique, one we’ve gotten to see him show off outside of the ring in his early film projects, like The Mummy Returns, family fare like Tooth Fairy and soon enough in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Along with actor and world heavyweight champion, Johnson added author to his resume in 2002 with his New York Times best-selling autobiography, The Rock Says…, co-written with Joe Layden. To wish The Rock a big happy birthday, we’re celebrating his big 4-0 with a look through his best years. And don’t forget to vote for him in our Summer Movies Hottest Heroes poll!
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Kirsten Dunst, who was once America’s favorite pre-teen vampire, turns 30 today. As we prepare watch Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Foy eclipse her breakthrough bloodsucking performance in 1994′s Interview With a Vampire, and Emma Stone takes over the role of Spider-Man’s main squeeze, Dunst has moved on to more grown-up roles. She wowed critics with her performance in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia last year. This year, we’ll see her as a reluctant bridesmaid in the indie comedy Bachelorette and mix it up with the Beat poets as Camille in On the Road (opposite Stewart and Garrett Hedlund). And now she’s re-teamed with her Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette director Sofia Coppola for The Bling Ring (currently known as “that movie in which Emma Watson has a tramp stamp“).
With her adorable dimples, Kirsten probably could have picked a career as a rom-com staple — but she’s always balanced her cuteness with a bit of a dark edge, and a number of smoldering looks. That’s why we’re taking this moment to wish her a happy birthday with a collection of her 30 hottest looks.