Celebrity Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Taraji P. Henson!

Tyler Perry, Jennifer Hudson and Nas also celebrate.

Tarji P. Henson  - Watch the always fun, bubbly and extraordinary talent that is Tarji P. Henson June 30! (Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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Taraji P. Henson: September 11 - The gorgeous star of Think Like a Man is 43 this week. (Photo: lya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Ryan Phillippe: September 10 - The Cruel Intentions actor is still boyishly-handsome at 39. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Maui Film Festival)

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Ryan Phillippe: September 10 - The Cruel Intentions actor is still boyishly-handsome at 39. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Maui Film Festival)

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Big Daddy Kane (@officialbdk) - TWEET: "Rest in peace MCA of the Beastie Boys. A pioneer, legend & OG that will be missed." (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Big Daddy Kane: September 10 - The rap pioneer and former Juice Crew member is 45. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for All Stars Helping Kids)

Ludacris - @Ludacris: Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers & our birthdays are only 1 day apart, now You will forever hold a place in all of our hearts @paulwalker legacy will live on forever. R.I.P.  (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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Ludacris: September 11 - The "Area Codes" rapper and accomplished actor celebrates his 36th birthday this week. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Neuro Drinks)

Elephant Man: September 11 - The Kingston-born dancehall star turns 38. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Elephant Man: September 11 - The Kingston-born dancehall star turns 38. (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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2 Chainz, @2Chainz - Tweet: "How u glorifying a n---a. Who took a wallet, im from the streets , that ain't robbing that's " pick pocketing"ATL rapper 2 Chainz addressed tweeters who thought an Instagram post of his stolen driver's license and bank card was a big deal, downplaying the fact that the pick pocketer had a gun. 

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2 Chainz: September 12 - The "Birthday Song" rapper celebrates his 36th. (Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/WireImage)

Homecoming - For his third studio album, The Return, Ruben quite literally returned to this R&B roots, collaborating with hit-makers such as Ne-Yo, Tank and more. His leading singles ?Change Me? and ?Make Ya Feel Beautiful? enjoyed a successful run on the Urban Contemporary charts. In 2008, he returned to the American Idol stage for the competition series? two-night grand finale, where he performed ?Celebrate Me Home.? 

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Ruben Studdard: September 12 - The American Idol winner turns 35 this week. (Photo: Moses Robinson/Getty Images for GMA)

Jennifer Hudson - Everybody and their mama are rocking side braids, but not quite like JHud.   (Photo: FameFlynet, Inc)

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Jennifer Hudson: September 12 - The Oscar-winning actress is on top of her game, and looking better than ever, at 32.(Photo: FameFlynet, Inc)

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Tavis Smiley: September 13 - The left-leaning talk show host and commentator turns 49. (Photo: Paras Griffin /Landov)

Tyler Perry @tylerperry - Tweet: "Man Joe what's up with the fur coat!!!!" (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Tyler Perry: September 13 - The filmmaker, mogul and actor celebrates his 44th birthday this week. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Nas: September 14 - The hip hop icon turns 40. (Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson /Landov)