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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY SEPT 8 WIZ KHALIFA

He became known for his hit song “Black and Yellow,” which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and he won a Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist in 2012.
BEFORE FAME
After living overseas, he moved to Pittsburgh and attended Taylor Allderdice High School.
TRIVIA
He won a BET Award for Best New Artist in 2011 and his song, “Young, Wild & Free” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013. His last name means successor in Arabic.
FAMILY LIFE
He has a son named Sebastian with model Amber Rose. He and Rose were married for about a year before she filed for divorce in September 2014.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He and Snoop Dogg have paired up for numerous song and video collaborations, including the 2011 song, “Mac & Devin Go to High School.”

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY AUGUST 26 JAMES HARDEN

Shooting guard who was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2012 while playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was traded to the Houston Rockets in 2012 and was named to his first NBA All-Star game in 2013.
BEFORE FAME
His Pump-N-Run Elite team won a 2006 AAU tournament by defeating DC Assault, a team that included Michael Beasley, Nolan Smith, and Austin Freeman.
TRIVIA
His signature beard inspired its own Facebook page and Twitter account.
FAMILY LIFE
He was born to James Edward and Monja Harden. In 2015, he began a relationship with Khloe Kardashian.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was teammates with superstar forward Kevin Durant on the Thunder.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS RUDY GAY AUGUST 17

ABOUT
NBA small forward who spent his first seven seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies. He briefly played for the Toronto Raptors before a 2013 trade sent him to the Sacramento Kings.
BEFORE FAME
He was named a Second Team All-American in 2006 while playing for the University of Connecticut.
TRIVIA
He was selected 8th overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, but was traded to the Grizzlies on draft day.
FAMILY LIFE
He was born to Rudy Sr. and Rae Gay. He married Ecko Wray in 2013.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Shane Battier in 2006.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY TODAY AUGUST 16

Atlanta based rapper who was given the birth name of Jeffrey Williams and gained notoriety in 2013 following the release of his mixtape 1017 Thug.
BEFORE FAME
He was signed by Gucci Mane’s label 1017 Brick Squad Records after Mane listened to his first three mixtapes I Came From Nothing Parts 1, 2, and 3.
TRIVIA
He was a part of the 25 New Rappers to Watch Out For list put out by Complex in 2013.
FAMILY LIFE
He moved from Atlanta to Jonesboro South projects to work on his musical style. In 2015, he got engaged to Jerrika Karlae.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He performed at the same Fool’s Day Off show as Trick Daddy in 2013.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY AUG 9 DETROIT PISTONS CENTER ANDRE DRUMMOND

NBA center who was selected ninth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2012 NBA Draft and quickly became one of the league’s top rebounders and shot-blockers. In 2016, he was named to his first NBA All-Star game.
BEFORE FAME
He was ranked the number-one high school prospect in 2011 by ESPN after starring at St. Thomas More High School in Connecticut.
TRIVIA
He played one season at the University of Connecticut before entering the NBA Draft in 2012.
FAMILY LIFE
His mother’s name is Christine and he has a sister named Ariana. In 2014, he dated Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY JULY 30

Model and actress who played Will Smith’s girlfriend in Independence Day. She also appeared in Kill Bill, Sharknado 2: the Second One and Booty Call.
BEFORE FAME
She started acting at a young age in The Young and the Restless.
TRIVIA
African and Native American by heritage, she started off on soap operas like Days of our Lives, but later appeared in Kill Bill.
FAMILY LIFE
She was married to Christopher Harvest from 1998 to 2002.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEITH SWEAT

R&B and soul singer who helped create the fusion genre New Jack Swing. He has played with a variety of artists, including Silk.
BEFORE FAME
He started his musical career in the 1975 band Jamilah.
TRIVIA
His largest solo album, Make It Last Forever, sold three million copies.
FAMILY LIFE
He was the son of a factory worker and a hairdresser.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He and LL Cool J collaborated on his 1991 song “Why Me Baby.”