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Birthday Shout! Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Matt Dillon…

Birthday Shout! Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Matt Dillon…

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebrities this day February 18

Dr. Dre

Birthday Shout! Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Matt Dillon…

Famous Hip-hop icon who, as the chief architect of West Coast gangsta rap and a co-owner of Death Row Records, won numerous Grammy Awards, including one for Best Rap Solo Performance for “Let Me Ride” in 1994. He is also notably credited with discovering and supporting Eminem and in May 2014, he sold his headphones Beats by Dre to Apple for over $3 billion.

He transferred from Vanguard Jr. High to Roosevelt Jr. High to avoid gang violence. His mother married Warren Griffin, making future rapper Warren G. Dr. Dre’s new stepbrother.

He first achieved fame as a member of N.W.A. alongside Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren and Arabian Prince. He went on to produce albums for Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent.
He got married to Nicole Threatt in May 1996. He has four sons named Curtis, Marcel, Andre and Truth and a daughter named Truly.

His 1999 album The Chronic 2001 featured the hit single “The Next Episode” with Nate Dogg, Kurupt, and Snoop Dogg.

The 51 year old was born February 18, 1965.

John Travolta

Birthday Shout! Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Matt Dillon…

American actor who starred in the 1970s hit films Saturday Night Fever and Grease. He later went on to play Vincent Vega in the critically acclaimed 1994 film Pulp Fiction and he also starred in Get Shorty, Ladder 49, Wild Hogs, Hairspray and Swordfish.

After graduation, he moved to New York and landed a role in a touring company’s production of Grease. He made his film debut as John in the 1975 television movie, The Tenth Level.

As a recording artist, he released his self-titled debut album in 1976.

He married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple welcomed a daughter named Ella in 2000 and a son named Benjamin in 2010. Their first son, Jett, was born in 1992 and tragically died in 2009 at the age of 16.

He starred in the action thriller Face/Off alongside Nicolas Cage.

The 62 year old was born February 18, 1954.

Matt Dillon

Birthday Shout! Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Matt Dillon…

Actor whose prominent acting roles include There’s Something About Mary, Herbie: Fully Loaded, The Outsiders and You, Me and Dupree. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2004 film Crash.

He earned his first acting role after being discovered in the halls of his New York high school.

He became a teen icon by playing roles in S.E. Hinton’s film adaptations and was in Drugstore Cowboy.

He dated actress Cameron Diaz from 1995 to 1998.

He starred as Bob in Gus Van Sant’s adaptation of the Fogle novel, Drugstore Cowboy.

The 52 year old was born February 18, 1964.

Jillian Michaels

Birthday Shout! Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Matt Dillon…

Popular TV show host recognized for her show – The Biggest Loser. The personal trainer  is noted  for her tough style. Her books include Slim for Life and Master Your Metabolism.
Before hitting stardom,  she worked as a bartender while supporting herself through college at CSUN.
She is a famous trainer that uses a blend of kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, plyometrics, and weight training on her clients. She adopted a daughter named Phoenix from Haiti in May of 2012. That same month, she gave birth to a son named Phoenix.

The 42 year old was born February 18, 1974.

Yoko Ono

Birthday Shout! Dr. Dre, John Travolta, Matt Dillon…

Avant-garde artist, musician, filmmaker, and activist who was best known as the wife of John Lennon from 1969 until 1980. She established the LennonOno Grant for Peace in 2002 and joined Susan Sarandon on the Artists Against Fracking bus tour of rural Pennsylvania in 2013.

She fully embraced the bohemian lifestyle while at Sarah Lawrence College, where she was mentored by John Cage. She and Lennon met around 1965 or 1966 and when they became a couple, her fame was guaranteed. What followed were numerous highly publicized events that catapulted her name and her infamy into the headlines, such as the Bed-Ins for Peace.

She was blamed by many Beatles fans for the band’s breakup.

She was born in Japan and  was married three times before she met John Lennon, whom she wed in March of 1969. Their child together, John Ono Lennon II, was miscarried on November 21, 1968, shortly after Lennon’s divorce from his wife, Cynthia, was granted. They would later have Sean, their son, on October 9, 1975.

She and Lennon’s Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney often feuded over songwriting credits following Lennon’s death.

The 83 year old was born February 18, 1933.