CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS (1/26/11):  Ellen DeGeneres - 53  Host of her own daytime talk show, Covergirl spokeswoman, and Portia de Rossi's main man!  

--Gilles Marini - 35  The mantastic French dude Luc on "Brother & Sisters" and Kim Cattrall's mantastic next door neighbor  in the first Sex and the City movie. He danced with Cheryl Burke on the eighth season of "Dancing with the Stars".

--Sara Rue - 32  Claude Casey on  Less Than Perfect. She currently has a recurring role in Rules of Engagement, and is the latest Jenny Craig celebrity spokes person. This is what she looked like when she was cute and candy-coated ...

And here she is after losing over 50 lbs  ...

--EDDIE VAN HALEN - 56   One of the greatest guitar players of ALL TIME!  Over the years, though, he's managed to run off David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Valerie Bertinelli. Tsk, Tsk.

Although no official announcement has been made, word is Eddie and Roth have reunited and have started working on a new C.D. If true, it'll be Roth's first appearance on a Van Halen record since 1984. Michael Anthony, however, is still a no-go. He was replaced with Eddie's kid, Wolfgang, three years ago.