- Only problem with celebrating Kobe's birthday-if you hand him some cake, he'll never pass it.
- They asked him to pass the cake and he really has a hard time passing anything.
- He's pretty easy to shop for, all you have to do is give him the ball and he's happy.
Rick Springfield turns 69 today. These days, he wishes he was Jessie's great grand girl.
Shelley Long from "Cheers" also turns 69 today. Working all those years at the bar has its toll. For the rest of her life, she'll probably get birthday gifts from Kirstie Alley, as we might not have ever known who she was if Shelly hadn't left "Cheers." So Kirstie can blame everything on Shelly. There, all figured out.
Richard Sanders, who forever will be remembered as Les Nessman from WKRP in Cincinnati, turns 78 today. Sports and weather next. And turkeys.
Political satirist Mark Russell turns 86 today. Boy, if you ever needed a good Jimmy Carter zinger, Mark was your guy.
Barbara Eden, who played Jeannie on the old TV series, "I Dream of Jeannie," turns 87 today. The good news: she's staying out of the bottle these days. Hopefully, she's not still wearing the same outfit.