Beyonce and Jay Z at Soul Train Birthday Bash

Beyonce Knowles-Carter celebrated her 36th birthday in style with a 1970s, Soul Train-themed birthday bash on the rooftop at the Nomad Hotel in New York City on Monday. Her actual born day was Sunday, but only A-list, super VIPs such as Michelle Obama were invited to that party. Beyonce and husband Jay Z were seen arriving fashionably late. They dressed as Soul Train dancers in fashions that were very popular back in the day. The party lasted until 5 a.m. when the cops shut it down for a noise complaint.

Someone must have talked some sense into Byeonce. She left her 4-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, at home.

EDIT: I stand corrected. My readers tell me that Blue Ivy was indeed at the grown folks party with her parents last night. The baby was the only minor there. She even danced down the Soul Train line with the drunks.

I had hoped that Blue had a chance at a normal life. But, sadly it doesn't look like she will.

Photos: Felipe Ramales / Splash News

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Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin celebrated her 74th birthday at an intimate party at the Ritz Carlton in NYC last night. Franklin turned 74 on March 25th. Special invited guests included openly gay recording mogul Clive Davis, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, CNN's openly gay anchor Don Lemon, and MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, among others. ReRe announced her long-delayed biopic is back in the works. “Good news, we’re ready to sign for the movie,” she told her guests. She told the well-heeled crowd that she is in negotiations with Straight Outta Compton producer Scott Bernstein. “We’ve agreed on all the key points. There's very little left now (to negotiate), very little. They have given me creative control and that’s all I wanted.” Franklin added she wanted biracial actress Halle Berry to play her, but Jennifer Hudson will likely get the nod, according to Page Six. Read more details about the party here.

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Blac Chyna

Socialite Blac Chyna was spotted going out for seafood dinner with a friend, while her bestie, Rob Kardashian, celebrated his 29th birthday at dinner with family. Supposedly, Chyna was not invited to the intimate family dinner.

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Rick Ross 40th Birthday Bash

Rap mogul Rick Ross celebrated his 40th birthday with a private star-studded bash at his opulent mansion in Fayetteville last night.

Invited guests included his former flame Shateria Moragne-El, left; Shannon and Monica Brown, Ludacris, Polow Da Don, Young Thug, music executives Yo Gotti, Lyor Cohen, Jermaine Dupri, and Michael Kyser; former NFL star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, radio personality Big Tigger, boxer Adrien Broner, singers Cee Lo Green, Keri Hilson, Anthony Hamilton, and Polow's protégée Veronica Vega; reality TV personalities Joseline Hernandez, Marlo Hampton, and more!
Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Gabrielle Union birthday

Actress Gabrielle Union and her husband and bestie Dwyane Wade celebrated her 43rd birthday by donning their high school jerseys from way back in the day.

Union wore her basketball jersey from Pleasanton (CA) high school, and Wade wore his old football jersey from Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois. wade was a standout wide receiver on the football team. But he switched sports during his junior year and the rest is history.

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Monica Brown birthday party

Rap artist Jim Jones and openly gay reality TV star Dice Dixon attended R&B Diva Monica Brown's 35th birthday party at Compound Nightclub in Atlanta. Thanks to celebrity photographer Prince Williams of ATLPics.net for the photos!
Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surprised R&B singer Usher Raymond by singing a belated "Happy Birthday" birthday song to him at the White House. Usher and his wife Grace were attending a benefit performance at the White House on Saturday when the first couple broke into song.

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Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart hold hands at the "Shades of Blue" set in NYC

Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend, Casper Smart, doubles as her nanny. Casper was seen arriving on the set of J-Lo's "Shades of Blue" TV series with J-Lo's 7-year-old twins Emme Maribel Muniz and Maximilian David Muniz on Wednesday. Casper came bearing gifts for J-Lo's cousin-slash-personal assistant Tiana Rios, who celebrated her birthday on the set. J-Lo sang happy birthday to her prima before Casper and the kids arrived on the set in Queens, NY.

Photos: Jose Perez / Splash News

Tip 35th Birthday Bash at Scales 925

Hip Hop mogul Clifford "Tip" Harris, Jr., aka T.I., celebrated his 35th birthday with family and friends with a spectacular Carnivale-themed party at his Scales 925 Restaurant on Friday. The private party followed a free pop-up concert where T.I. performed at Terminal West.
Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Rap mogul T.I., Dej Loaf, Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan and more are set to perform during the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta in October.

T.I. normally waits for BET Hip Hop weekend to hold his birthday extravaganza. But he decided to hold his all-star birthday bash on his 35th birthday, which is Friday.

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Halle Berry arrives at the Late Show with David Letterman

Academy Award Winner Halle Berry turned 49 today. The single mom of 2 will reportedly celebrate her birthday with an intimate gathering of friends. Those friends will not include her baby daddy, French actor Olivier Martinez, who reportedly moved out months ago. Sources say a divorce is imminent.

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Tyga Surprises Kylie Jenner with a brand new Ferrari for her 18th Birthday

Washed up rapper Tyga surprised socialite Kylie Jenner with a leased Ferrari for her 18th Birthday at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood on Sunday. The intimate gathering for family and friends wrapped up a big birthday weekend for the high school grad who started dating the 25-year-old bisexual rap artist when she was only 16.

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Beyonce

We all know Beyonce is pushing 40 years old but some people are just now figuring that out. Isn't that hilarious?

As women age, our eggs dry up and our ovaries stop producing new eggs. This is why Beyonce (allegedly) utilized a surrogate to deliver her only child, Blue Ivy.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

American power couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West celebrated their daughter North West's 2nd birthday with a fun day with the family at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. on Monday. Why is Nori always miserable in photos? It sure makes you wonder what she sees behind closed doors. With parents like Kanye and Kim, Nori's home life must be utter chaos.
Photos: GoldenEye /London Entertainment/ Splash News

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 Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff

Today is the day that rap magnate Ice Cube was born O'Shea Jackson 46 years ago. O'Shea grew up to change the landscape of rap music by popularizing gangsta rap with his groundbreaking group NWA.

Cube and his long-suffering wife of 23 years, Kimberly Woodruff, have 5 children together.

Also sharing Ice Cube's birthday today are actor Neil Patrick Harris (42); and actress Leah Remini (45).

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Faith Evans

Gospel singer Faith Evans turns 42 today. Faith, who hasn't had a hit record in years, recently revealed that reality TV personality Stevie J loaned her $75,000 to purchase a house. She didn't say whether she paid him back in cash or intimate favors.

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