CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS (9/1/211): Jennifer Hudson 29 “American Idol” and Weight Watchers success story. She won an Oscar in 2006 in her movie debut, “Dreamgirls”, and a Grammy for her 2008 debut album, “Jennifer Hudson.” This after you rejected her, America,  and deemed her a 7th place finisher in your silly singing competition ...

Hudson stepped out of the limelight in late 2008 after her mother, brother and nephew were shot to death by her sister’s estranged husband. Her first public appearance wasn’t until February 2009 when she sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIII.

--Paul Walker 37  Best known for his role in The Fast and the Furious and all its sequels ...

--Jason Statham - 44  Bad-ass from the "Transporter" and "Crank" movies who played the knife expert in "The Expendables" ...

--Elisabetta Canalis - 33  Before signing on to "Dancing with the Stars", her biggest claim to fame was being the Italian actress who dated George Clooney. Her dance partner is Maksim's brother Valentin Chmerkovskiy ...

--Benjamin McKenzie 32 Ryan Atwood in “The O.C.” and most recently Ben Sherman in the cop drama “Southland” ...

--Linda Gray 70  J.R’s wife, Sue Ellen Ewing, on “Dallas”. Survey Say: I'd would absolutey still hit it!!! ...

Gray will return to the role that made her famous next summer when “Dallas” returns to television on TNT. This series, however, will not be a remake but a continuation. It will focus mainly around the son of J.R. Ewing, and the adopted son of Bobby Ewing.

--Joe Pantoliano - 60  Backstabber in "The Matrix", and Ralphie "Headless" Cifaretto on "The Sopranos" ...