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Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of Ron) turns 25 today. She's doing both artsy and big-budget stuff; soon she'll be in both As You Like It and Spiderman III.

Coldplay's Chris Martin celebrates his 29th birthday today. Jersey hair rocker turned actor Jon Bon Jovi turns 44. And rock icon Lou Reed is now 64.

OG SNL comedienne Laraine Newman turns 54. Recently she's appeared on "According to Jim" starring Jim Belushi, the icky-but-living brother of John Belushi, who was on "Saturday Night Live" with Laraine Newman. Something in there makes us feel all dirty.

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Bigshot producer Peter Guber turns 64 today. Somebody get that man a coffee.

Writer John Irving is 64 now, too; his books Hotel New Hampshire, Cider House Rules, The World According to Garp and A Door in the Floor have all been made into films. So have Tom Wolfe's books Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff and, somtime next year, I Am Charlotte Simmons; Wolfe turns 75.

Oscar-winning actress and one-time model Jennifer Jones was married to one of Hollywood's most powerful men, David O. Selznick, for the last six years of his life. Then she married Norton Simon, a self-made millionaire who left the eponymous art museum in Pasadena as his legacy. Jennifer Jones turns 97 today. Happy returns to her and the rest.