It's Thursday the 13th. Not as ominous.

Ben Savage -- Cory from "Boy Meets World" -- turns 38 today. He's working on a new series, "Boy Met World, Didn't Like It and Is Getting an Unlisted Phone Number."

Fiona Apple turns 41 today... somehow... She's so skinny, she has to stand back 10 feet from her birthday cake, just so no one tries to light her.

Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts turns 43 today. With a name like Joe Don, did I have to tell you he's a country artist?

Tyler Perry turns 49 today. To no one's surprise, so does Madea.

Randy Jones of the Village People turns 66 today. He was the cowboy.

Jean Smart, whose career has taken her from "Designing Women" to the first lady in a couple of seasons of "24," turns 67 today. At one time, she was in "Designing Women." They've moved on to a new design. They say she's a smart dresser, even in jeans!

Peter Cetera -- when you hear him sing you hear Chicago -- hits birthday number 74 today. Baby not a big surprise. He was the lead singer for Chicago many years. By the way, he finally revealed his preference in that long standing question. He prefers "6 to 4" over 25.

David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat and Tears turns 77 today. I believe he was the Sweat. These days, each one of those is quite an effort.

National Peanut Day -- the average American eats 3.36 pounds of peanut butter each year and that's a good thing because it can help you lose weight. Wait a minute, that can't be right can it? A high-calorie, starchy sandwich spread can help us lose weight? Yes, it can. That's the not-so-nutty word from researchers at Purdue University is that peanuts and peanut products cut the appetite. "The high protein and fiber content in peanuts may play an important role in curbing hunger and thereby not promoting weight gain," says Dr. Richard Mattes.

Fortune Cookie Day -- Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918 by Charles Jung. We don't think he used these fortunes:

"What, 3 servings of Moo Shoo Pork weren't enough for you, tubby?"
"Your fullness will be short-lived. Like an hour, tops."
"Put all your money and jewelry in the egg roll and nobody gets hurt."
"Today's dog in alley is tomorrow's moo goo gai pan."
"Patron who mocks waiter's accent will unwittingly consume chef's bodily fluids."
"Man who look to stale cookie for advice probably make good busboy. Ask waitress for application."
"Your strength lies in your continued belief that what you just ate was indeed duck."
"Creative Chinese chef without utensils can still find ways to stir soup."


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