CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS (8/16/11): Madonna - 53 Singer-songwriter, actress, entrepreneur. Icon.

True Dat Fact: Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. She is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century, and ranked number two behind only The Beatles on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, making her the most successful solo artist in the history of the Billboard chart.

Watch: The portion of the VMA 2003 performance featuring Madonna with Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera that ends with the now legendary Britney-Madonna-Madonna-Christina kiss...

Here's the Scandalous Brit kiss again in slo-mo ...

--Steve Carell - 49 "The Office", "Anchorman", "40-Year-Old Virgin", "Evan Almighty", and "Date Night".

Currently in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" ...

--Kathie Lee Gifford – 58 Co-host of the NBC's Today Show fourth hours alongside Hoda ...

She was Regis' partner before Kelly Ripa. She co-hosted with Reeg from 1985-2000 before leaving to pursue her singing career and spend more time with her family.

True Dat Fact: She and husband Frank Gifford share the same birth date. He’s 81 today.

--James Cameron - 57 Writer and director of "Avatar", "Titanic", and "Terminator". He also created the TV show that made Jessica Alba a star, "Dark Angel" ...

True Date Fact: He was married to "Terminator" star Linda Hamilton from 1997-1999 before leaving her for "Titanic" star Suzy Amis. His divorce from Hamilton cost him $50 million. He married Amis in 2000.

--Timothy Hutton - 51 Currently stars as Nathan "Nate" Ford on the TNT series "Leverage" ...

True Dat Fact: His first marriage (1986–1990) was to actress Debra Winger; they have a son, Noah. He later dated Angelina Jolie for a few years before she married Billy Bob Thornton

--Lesley Ann Warren - 65 Mary Shannon's recovering alcoholic mom on the TV show "In Plain Sight" and Teri Hatcher's naughty-hot-mom on "Desperate Housewives" ...

--Laura Innes - 54 Best known as Dr. Kerry Weaver on "ER". Most recently on the just canceled NBC show "The Event" ...

--Rumer Willis - 23 Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's oldest and naughtiest daughter ...

Question: Rumer in short shorts, Yes or No?

--Angela Bassett - 53 Tina Turner in "What's Love Got to Do with It", Katherine Jackson in the miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream", and Stella in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back". Currently Dr. Amanda Blake Waller in "Green Lantern" ...

--Reginald VelJohnson - 59 Best known for playing chubby black cops: Carl Winslow on "Family Matters", Detective Sutton in "Turner & Hooch" and Sergeant Powell in "Die Hard" and "Die Hard 2" ...

The above pic is from his Twitter account, which he seems to update pretty regularly.  

--Vanessa Carlton - 31 Biggest Hit: 2002's "A Thousand Miles" ...