WE ALREADY KNOW there's nothing she can't do - host, mother, act, dance, sing (kinda), toss food miraculously into the right spots in her Electrolux kitchen - so we're hoping Stratford, N.J.-native and Eastern High School grad Kelly Ripa takes a breather on her birthday off-air on Sunday. Regis' TV better half will turn 41 but doesn't look a day over 24. If you remember her teenage days on "Dancin' On Air," you might agree that she's way hotter now. The skies say the year ahead will reveal a whole new role for her (not at all surprising, we suppose), a new relationship (Regis' top-secret replacement, obviously) and newfound freedom and creativity. Now, if she'd just tweet us back.
Happy birthdays all around this week to fellow Libras Shawn Stockman, of Boyz II Men and "The Sing Off," who judges 39 today, Phils Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, who slugs 62 tomorrow, Fox29 reporter Claudia Gomez, who investigates 46 Wednesday, Ben FM DJ Marilyn Russell, who spins 53 Thursday, Phanatic best bud Tom Burgoyne, who belly-flops 46 Friday, and former Sixers guard and Temple and Simon Gratz grad Aaron McKie, who puts 39 points on the board Sunday.