Just as everyone has an opinion, a favorite meal and a nose — albeit a fake one at times — so too does everyone have a birthday... even celebrities. Here at Birthday Bash, it's our mission to salute the fine actors, filmmakers and other Hollywood heroes that are celebrating their special day this week. After all, it's cheaper than mailing a cake!
This week, the candles are lit for an American Idol sensation, Jack Bauer's daughter and a "big" television star.
Elisha Cuthbert (November 30): Despite starring in a wealth of films including "House of Wax" and "The Girl Next Door," Elisha Cuthbert will always be known to me as Kimberly Bauer, the often troubled but still capable daughter of Jack Bauer on "24." Even though her character often experienced some tumultuous catastrophes — a run-in with a cougar remains the most infamous and ludicrous — Elisha played her character with enough skill and charm to keep viewers tuning in. Her recent return to the series is nothing short of excellent news for fans of Elisha and "24," just as long as the cougars stay put.
Clay Aiken (November 30): Even if he didn't win "American Idol," there's no question that Clay Aiken is one of the most successful talents to emerge from Fox's musical phenomenon. From a number of widely acclaimed albums to a hilarious run on Broadway as Sir Robin in "Monty Python's Spamalot," Clay has deservedly earned attention and adoration from fans all around the world. Honestly, there isn't much that Clay hasn't accomplished already in his relatively short career, though I'd personally love to see him try his hand at a rap album. Not only would it be hilarious, but I bet it'd be surprisingly good, too!
Kaley Cuoco (November 30): It's pretty amazing that Kaley Cuoco has already starred in some of the most beloved television projects of our generation at the young age of 24. Kaley's television credits include "My So-Called Life," "7th Heaven," "8 Simple Rules," "Charmed," "Gossip Girl" and, of course, "The Big Bang Theory" — and the list goes on and on. How many people at her age have earned even half that many credits? Not many, I'd say, and I'm sure that Kaley's career on both the small and big screens will only expand with each passing year.
Check back next Monday for an all-new edition of Birthday Bash!