Yesterday/today depending on your timezone, was a big deal in the United States. And I totally forgot until now. It was Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July. The holiday commemorates American declaring independence from Great Britain with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a huge celebration with fireworks, parades, barbecues and, of course, celebrity shenanigans …
>> Miranda Kerr (via Instagram): “Happy 4th of July.”
>> Hilaria Baldwin (wife of Alec, via Instagram): “Waving this flag high with pride & gratitude for all of our blessings & freedoms. Happy 4th! #hilariaypd(virabhadjrasana) #yogapostureoftheday”
>> Kelly Ripa (via Instagram) wore a stars and stripes hooded onesie on set for Live! With Kelly And Michael.
>> Zac Efron (via Instagram): “#Happy4thofJuly.”
>> Victoria Beckham shared an Instagram pic of the red-white-and-blue cupcakes she made to celebrate the day.
>> Lena Dunham shared a selfie with a sparkler, captioned: “Be free, ya noodles!”
>> Tori Spelling wore white with red lipstick and sat in a blue print chair. Her caption read: “Vintage ready”.
>> Britney Spears shared a flashback photo captioned: “Memories”
>> Mariah Carey shared a photo in the early hours from her July 4 party, captioned: “Happy independence day!!! We miss you ARC.”
>> Kris Jenner posted a family tribute featuring daughters Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Kendall and Kylie, but left out son Rob. Hmmm …
>> Khloe Kardashian, meanwhile, shared a picture of herself in kitty ears in front of an American flag, captioned: “Happy 4th of July Dolls! So proud to be an American.”
>> Stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe posted an Instagram snap of her children, Kaius and Skyler, captioned: “Wishing everyone a happy healthy and most glamorous July 4th!!”
>> Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a pic of herself with four-year-old daughter Charlotte Grace, captioned: “Hope everyone’s holiday is as relaxing and as full of love as mine”.
>> Denise Richards shared a collage with the caption: “Happy 4th!!! Have a safe & happy 4th of July! #familyvacay.”
>> Vanessa Hudgens wrote: “Happy 4th of July loves!!! kicking the day off right with @shapewithangela @stellahudgens#represent”
>> Hugh Hefner threw a party at the Playboy Mansion and wife Crystal Hefner wrote on Instagram: “Merica”.
>> Paris Hilton wrote: “Happy 4th of July everyone!”
>> January Jones wrote: “Happy 4th of July!! 🇺🇸 #Merica”
>> Emmy Rossum wrote: “What’s more American than reading The New York Times, wearing red white and blue, and holding in your farts? #ItWasTheDog #HoldingItInForAmerica #july4 #NoFartsOnThe4th”
>> Tiffani Thiessen wrote on Instagram: “An amazing view for the #july4th fireworks. Thx so much@empirestatebldg We felt on top of the world!”
>> Tyra Banks wrote on Twitter: “Celebrating stars & stripes – Happy 4th of July, fam!”
>> Vampire Diaries star and philanthropist Ian Somerhalder urged fans to keep the peace. “Lets fight with our minds and our hearts not with our weaponry,” he wrote.
>> Usher had a water fight at his July 4 bash.
>>Hilary Duff celebrated poolside with her girlfriends and patriotic icy poles (and an Instagram snap).
>> Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her pride – and natural beauty – in this Instagram snap.
>> Taylor Swift made a weekend of it with a gang of famous friends. Along for the party were Jaime King, Lena Dunham, Odeya Rush and Aussie model Amanda Griffith.
Happy July 4 to all my American readers. Hope it was a good one!