CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

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Ellen DeGeneres is so excited to be Down Under, she’s even tweeting that way.

The talk show host’s Twitter account had an upside-down message Friday saying, “I made it to Australia!”

She’s visiting Sydney and Melbourne on her six-day trip to the country for segments being filmed for her popular U.S. television show.

DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi greeted fans at the Sydney airport upon arrival. Photos posted on the show’s website and social media accounts showed the couple in front of the Sydney Opera House and DeGeneres looking at kaolas and a giraffe at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is in its 10th season. DeGeneres was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last year.

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Former “Gilmore Girl” Alexis Bledel and “Mad Men” star Vincent Kartheiser are engaged.

Bledel’s publicist, Meghan Prophet, confirms the news, which was first reported by Us Weekly. She says the couple have been dating about a year.

The 33-year-old Kartheiser plays ad man Pete Campbell on the hit AMC network drama, where, last season, Pete had an extramarital affair with the wife of a commuting friend. She was played by Bledel in a guest-starring role.

The 31-year-old Bledel is best known for her role as the teenage daughter in the long-running series “Gilmore Girls,” and for her performances in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and that hit movie’s sequel.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Comedian Marty Allen is 91. Singer Ric Ocasek (The Cars) is 64. Singer Chaka Khan is 60. Actress Amanda Plummer is 56. Actress Catherine Keener is 54. Actress Hope Davis is 49. Actor Richard Grieco is 48. Country drummer Kevin Griffin of Yankee Grey is 48. Singer-keyboardist Damon Albarn of Blur is 45. Drummer John Humphrey of The Nixons is 43. Actress Keri Russell is 37. Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is 35. Actress Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”) is 35.