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Model Mogul Tyra Banks Celebrates Her 41st Birthday Today

December 4, 2014 @ 7:15 am

One of the world’s original top models turns 41 today: Tyra Banks!

The one-time Victoria’s Secret catwalker-turned-mogul boasts a modeling career that spans over two decades, and has also successfully delved into acting, hosting her own talk show, fiction writing, launching America’s Next Top Model (now in its 11th year!) and most recently, her own makeup line.

PHOTOS: Must-see Moments From the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The one thing she won’t be doing? A Victoria’s Secret reunion. “I said no, because I was trying to be taken seriously as a talk show host and an executive producer and a business woman,” Banks told Bravo’s Andy Cohen about the offer she received a few years ago. She added, however, that whenever she sees “the OG, original Angels,” Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen, she still feels like “we have a connection.”

Take a look back at the model mogul’s standout beauty moments, starting with this gem from Banks’s early years, walking on the Paris runways.

PHOTOS: Tyra Banks’s Transformation

Cool Cat Alert! Hello Kitty Celebrates Turning 40 With Coffee Table Book

It’s hard to imagine, but Hello Kitty turns 40 this year. After first appearing in 1974 on a clear vinyl coin purse in Japan, her creator Yuko Shimizu never imagined that the cheerful and chic feline would become the global phenomenon she is today. In honor of her milestone birthday, Sanrio is releasing Hello Kitty ♥ Collaborations, a book that highlights 40 of the beloved character’s most fabulous appearances in fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, toys, confectionary, art, music and more.

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 As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!” 

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Set to hit shelves April 8, Hello Kitty’s first ever coffee-table book with Rizzoli is an exclusive compilation of the brands, designers, and stars the cool cat has worked with over time. Amongst her fashionable partners are companies like Vans (pictured, above), Diesel, Swarovski, Reebok and Uniqlo, as well as a variety of fellow characters and celebrities including Lady Gaga, One Direction, the Sesame Street gang and the DC Comics superheroes. The tome highlights the pairings with images and illustrations along with a brief profile of each brand or star — like a bookish birthday party of sorts, perfect for Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary. As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!”

A must-have addition to the collection of any fan of the cute cat, Hello Kitty ♥ Collaborations ($ 65) is available for pre-order now at rizzolibookstore.com.

Want more fun character fashion? Shop 10 fluffy Muppets-inspired pieces now!

From Dame to Hasty Pudding’s Women of the Year, Helen Mirren Celebrates (and Twerks) At Harvard University

Say hello to Harvard University’s 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, Dame Helen Mirren! The actress was honored with the award by the university’s theatrical society based on her contributions to the arts and celebrated with a day fit for a queen (after all, she was The Queen).

The day began with a parade along the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the 68-year-old shared a convertible with Hasty Pudding members dressed in drag, followed by a celebratory roast and award presentation where she even showed off her twerking skills. “I was made a Dame of the British Empire, I had to go to Buckingham Palace and I was honored by—actually not her Royal Highness—but by Prince Charles, but that didn’t come anywhere close to this,” Mirren laughed as she accepted her award. “This is the greatest honor, so thank you very, very much.”

Mirren joins an array of Hollywood women who were also honored with the Hasty Pudding Women of the Year award—including Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry, Claire Danes, and more. Mirren’s pudding pot trophy will fit nicely in her awards case, right next to her Oscar, don’t you think so?

Want more Helen Mirren? Look through her transformation gallery dating back to 1969!

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