Happy Monday to all our faithful readers! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and were able to get some R & R! Why is it that the weekends just fly by but the work weeks drag on? Sigh. Anyhoo, in today’s edition of celebrity birthdays, “Governor Eugene Gatling” turns 90, “Doogie Howser’s” Dad turns 78 and young “Anakin Skywalker” is 23. Guess who?
Happy Birthday, Eva Mendes! The “Hitch” star is 37 years old today. I’m betting that she and her boyfriend Ryan Gosling are celebrating today. Her latest film, “Girl In Progress”, co-stars Matthew Modine, Cierra Ramirez and Patricia Arquette. Mendes plays a single mother whose personal life is so out of control, which leaves her with no time to devote to her teenage daughter. Mendes told Marie Claire about her character, “She’s a disaster, a mess, which I really love.” The flick premieres April 27, 2012.
Happy Birthday, Niki Taylor! The supermodel is 37 years old today. Niki and her husband of five years, Burney Lamar, welcomed their second child together, Rex, on November 16, 2011. The beautiful baby boy joins big sister Ciel, who is 3, and older sibs Jake and Hunter, who are 17, Niki’s twin sons with first husband Matt Martinez.
Happy Birthday, Kevin Connolly! The former “Entourage” star is 38 years old today. I miss that show, don’t you? What’s next for Connolly? He recently joined the cast of “Elvis & Nixon” where he’ll play a limo driver named Ronnie. The film (as you can surmise from the title), centers around the infamous White House meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon. Eric Bana has been tapped to play Elvis, and Danny Huston will portray Nixon.
Other celebrities who are a year older today…
James Noble, “Governor Eugene Gatling” of “Benson” is 90.
James B. Sikking (“Hill Street Blues” “Doogie Howser, M.D.”) is 78.
Dean Stockwell is 76.
Fred Williamson is 74.
Michael Warren (“Soul Food,” “Hill Street Blues”) is 66.
Eddie Hodges is 65.
Marsha Warfield (“Night Court”) is 58.
Actor Jake Lloyd (“Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace”) is 23.
Eddy Grant is 64.
Alan Clark of Dire Straits is 60.
Craig and Charlie Reid of The Proclaimers are 50.
John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is 42.
Rome is 42.
Comedian-magician Penn Jillette is 57.
Happy Happy Birthday to you all!!
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