Movie star Diane Lane is stretching her 40th birthday out across the entire year, rewarding herself with monthly treats.

The UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN star turned 40 in January (05) and admits her best gift was getting married to Josh Brolin last August (04), and she isn't about to stop celebrating her new milestone.

She explains, "When my birthday came around, I didn't want to celebrate for just one day; I wanted to string it out over the course of an entire year.

"I've allowed myself to be spontaneous and to ask for things that I want. Each month, I think of something new - like, I'll turn to my husband and say, 'Honey, can we get TiVo?' I also traded in my old convertible for a Volvo station wagon."

25/07/2005 09:17