Sept. 3: Malcolm Gladwell, 60
Through his best-selling books like The Tipping Point and Blink, the Canadian public intellectual has reshaped the way we think about everything from fashion trends and crime rates to the so-called 10,000-hour rule. The cofounder of Pushkin Industries and host of the Revisionist History podcast most recently published the 2021 book The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, which details the U.S. bombing campaign in Japan.
Sept. 5: Rose McGowan, 50
The Charmed star started a second chapter as an activist when she spoke out against Harvey Weinstein, and her efforts with the #MeToo movement even landed her a spot as one of “The Silence Breakers” recognized as Time’s joint Person of the Year in 2017. Since then, she’s released a best-selling memoir, Brave, and starred in the docuseries Citizen Rose, and now she’s leaning back into her role as an entertainer, reuniting with her Charmed costars for September’s 90s Con in Florida.
Sept. 6: Jeff Foxworthy, 65
Best remembered for his “You might be a redneck if …” one-liners, the Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian returned to the stage with his first new solo comedy special in 24 years, The Good Old Days, which debuted on Netflix in March 2022. Foxworthy can still be found out on the road — often alongside his fellow “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” members like Larry the Cable Guy — and this December, he’s doing a two-night stint at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
Sept. 10: Guy Ritchie, 55
Known for his wry British gangster comedies like Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, the former Mr. Madonna later adapted the Sherlock Holmes stories into two blockbuster films, which together made more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. In the past decade, Ritchie has maintained a steady pace of new releases, including this year’s spy comedy Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre and the Afghanistan-set thriller The Covenant. Also in the works: a live-action remake of Disney’s Hercules.
Sept. 14: Nas, 50
The New York hip-hop legend was recently ranked third on Billboard’s list of the 50 greatest rappers of all time, and his 1994 debut album, Illmatic, was added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. After 13 Grammy losses, Nas finally took home his first trophy in 2021, when King’s Disease won best rap album, and this summer, he released his 16th studio album, Magic 2.
Sept. 16: Marc Anthony, 55
Hot off a celebrated cameo turn in the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, the New York–born singer returned to his salsa roots with his 2022 album Pa’lla Voy, which he described as “one man’s story of desamor: falling in and out of love.” Earlier this year, he teamed up with wildly popular Colombian singer Maluma on a new salsa-tinged single called “La Fórmula,” with an accompanying video that offers a peek behind the curtains at their recording session in Miami’s Hit Factory Criteria studios.