- Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 15-21 Updated: Dec-09-13 1:26 pm
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Dec. 15: Actor-comedian Tim Conway is 80. Singer Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes is 74. Drummer Dave Clark of the Dave Clark Five is 71. Drummer Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge is 67. Actor Don Johnson is 64. Actor Justin Ross is 59. Bassist Paul Simonon of The Clash is 58. Country singer Doug Phelps (The Kentucky Headhunters, Brothers Phelps) is 53. Actress Helen Slater is 50. Actor Michael Shanks ("Stargate SG-1") is 43. Actor Stuart Townsend ("Queen of the Damned") is 41. Actor Adam Brody ("The O.C.") is 34. Actress Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey") is 32. Actor George O. Gore II ("My Wife and Kids") is 31.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is defending the National Security Agency, saying it does a very good job of not engaging in domestic surveillance.