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Celeb birthdays for April 27, 2013

 Actress Anouk Aimee is 81. Announcer Casey Kasem is 81. Actress Judy Carne is 74. Singer Cuba Gooding of the Main Ingredient is 69. Singer Ann Peebles is 66. Singer Kate Pierson of The B-52’s is 65. Singer Herbie Murrell of The Stylistics is 64. Actor Douglas Sheehan (“Knots Landing”) …

Celeb birthdays for April 26, 2013

 Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 80. Guitarist-songwriter Duane Eddy is 75. Singer Maurice Williams of Maurice and the Zodiacs is 75. Singer Bobby Rydell is 71. Singer Gary Wright is 70. Actor Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) is 55. Drummer Roger Taylor of Duran Duran is 53. Actress Joan Chen (“Twin Peaks”) …

Celeb birthdays for April 25, 2013

 Actor Al Pacino is 73. Bassist Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 68. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA is 68. Actress Talia Shire is 67. Actor Jeffrey DeMunn (“The Green Mile”) is 66. Keyboardist Michael Brown of The Left Banke is 64. Country singer-songwriter Rob Crosby is 59. Actor …

Celeb birthdays for April 24, 2013

Actress Shirley MacLaine is 79. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 71. Country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 70. Drummer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 68. Singer-keyboardist Rob Hyman of The Hooters is 63. Actor Eric Bogosian is 60. Singer-bassist Jack Blades of Night Ranger is 59. …

Celeb birthdays for April 23, 2013

 Actor David Birney is 74. Actor Lee Majors (“Six Million Dollar Man”) is 74. Actress Blair Brown is 65. Actress Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company”) is 64. Actor James Russo is 60. Director Michael Moore is 59. Actress Judy Davis is 58. Actress Jan Hooks is 56. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is …

Celeb birthdays for April 22, 2013

 Actress Charlotte Rae (“The Facts of Life”) is 87. Actress Estelle Harris (“Seinfeld”) is 81. Singer Glen Campbell is 77. Actor Jack Nicholson is 76. Singer Mel Carter is 70. Country singer Cleve Francis is 68. Director John Waters is 67. Singer Peter Frampton is 63. Singer Paul Carrack (Squeeze, …

Celeb birthdays for April 21, 2013

Actor Charles Grodin is 78. Singer Iggy Pop is 66. Actress Patti LuPone is 64. Actor Tony Danza is 62. Actress Andie MacDowell is 55. Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 54. Guitarist Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 54. Actor-director John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) …

Watercooler Stories – July 19, 2012 – UPI.com

Driving tax considered in California SAN JOSE, Calif., July 19 (UPI) — A California transportation agency said it is considering a tax on motorists for each mile they drive in their cars. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the San Francisco Bay area agency leading the discussions on the possible tax, said …

Celeb birthdays for March 24, 2012

Actor R. Lee Ermey (“Full Metal Jacket”) is 68. Singer Nick Lowe is 63. Bassist Dougie Thomson of Supertramp is 61. Comedian Louie Anderson is 59. Actor Robert Carradine is 58. Actress Donna Pescow is 58. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 52. DJ Rodney “Kool Kollie” Terry of Ghostown DJs is …

Celeb birthdays for March 23, 2012

Singer Ric Ocasek (The Cars) is 63. Singer Chaka Khan is 59. Actress Amanda Plummer is 55. Actress Catherine Keener is 53. Actress Hope Davis (“About Schmidt”) is 48. Actor Richard Grieco is 47. Country drummer Kevin Griffin of Yankee Grey is 47. Actress Marin Hinkle (“Two and a Half …

Celeb birthdays for March 22, 2012

Composer Stephen Sondheim is 82. Actor William Shatner is 81. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 77. Singer Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy is 71. Singer-guitarist George Benson is 69. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 64. Actress Fanny Ardant is 63. Sportscaster Bob Costas is 60. Country singer James House …