Nielsen's Reapings: Birthday Buzz About Hugh Hefner Who Married For Third Time On New Year's Eve

The man who massages his mmmmmagazine "Playboy" turns 87 on April 9. His son, Marston Glenn Hefner shares his birthday. He'll be 23.

Ethel Kennedy turns 85 on April 11th and  Omar Sharif becomes 81 the day before. If you're into the film viewing bit, Russell Crowe hits 49 and Jackie Chan, 59 on Sunday. Kofi Annan racks up 75 years on Monday, along with Robin White, 47and Julian Lennon, 50. On April12, Claires Danes turns 34, David Cassidy, 63, while Rick Schroder blows out 43 candles and Peabo Bryan turns 62, on April 13, next Sunday.
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CHAKA KHAN, IN SHOW BIZ FOR 40 YEARS, SAYS "YOU HAVE TO KEEP THINGS MOVING THE RIGHT DIRECTION!"
The 10-time Grammy winner will be honored with the Living Legend Award at the Howard Theater Restoration's gala and benefit concert April 19 in the nation's capital. Guess what? She turned 60 last month and credits her mostly vegan diet keep her physically fit and "up" for whatever is going on.
Her sister's green  beans and turkey tempt her back to gobble-up. Right now she's co-parenting her 12-year-old granddaughter and prepping a new CD. "The  Khan Project: Alive!" The Commemorative Edition is due July 2.