Happy Hump Day to all our fabulous readers! The work week is halfway over, can I get a “whoop whoop”? In today’s edition of Celebrity Birthdays, “Captain Frank Furillo” turns 72, everyone’s favorite longtime weatherman is 78 and a “Zombie” bassist turns 69. Any guesses?
Happy Birthday, Laura Prepon! The former “That 70′s Show” star is 32 years old today. What do you think of her new show “Are You There, Chelsea?”? I think it’s funny, but I expected a bit more given all the hype surrounding this show. The comedy is inspired by Chelsea Handler’s 2008 book, “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea”. I’ve read the book and was seriously laughing out loud. How did Prepon prepare for her new role? “When I first got the show, she sent me a case of Belvedere vodka, and she’s like, ‘This is to help you get into character.’” Ha!
Happy Birthday, Jenna Fischer! “The Office” star is 38 years old today. No doubt Jenna has been busy since the birth of her son. She and her husband, Lee Kirk, welcomed Weston into their family last September. She told US Weekly earlier this year, “I love being a family. I love going from two people to three people, and it has deepened the bond between me and my husband. We love being together, the three of us. Our little unit.” Aww, so sweet!
Happy Birthday, Wanda Sykes! The comedian/actress is 48 years old today. Currently on tour with her stand-up routine, Wanda will perform in Missouri and Colorado before heading to Australia for shows lined up March 28 through April 8. I love Wanda! She’s only one of a handful of comedians who can actually make me laugh so hard that I’m crying.
What other celebrities are celebrating their birthdays today?
Daniel J. Travanti, “Captain Frank Furillo” of “Hill Street Blues” fame is 72.
John Heard is 66.
Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” and “Malcolm in the Middle” is 56.
Bill Brochtrup of “NYPD Blue” is 49.
Rachel Weisz is 41.
TJ Thyne of “Bones” is 37.
Bassist Chris White of The Zombies is 69.
Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band is 66.
Matthew Fisher of Procol Harum is 66.
Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers is 60.
Taylor Dayne is 50.
Randy Guss of Toad the Wet Sprocket is 45.
Sebastien Izambard of Il Divo is 39.
Hugo Ferreira of Tantric is 38.
Willard Scott, longtime NBC Today Show weatherman, is 78.
Happy Happy Birthday to all!
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