Model, DJ, and rock star spawn Alexandra Richards turns 23 today. Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley is turning 66. Famed television exec (and NBC Sports chairman) Dick Ebersol is 62. Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, is 58. Alexis Arquette is turning 40. The rapper Soulja Boy is 19. Sally Struthers is turning 61. Garfield creator Jim Davis turns 64. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is 55. And Elizabeth Berkley, she of Saved by the Bell and Showgirls fame, celebrates her 37th birthday today.
Having concluded that her popular drag persona wasn't satisfactorily scratching her transgendered itch, Alexis Arquette opted to kick it up a notch and commit to the whole sex-change shebang. Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother, premiering Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival, is the story of that transformation. But, as she told reporters at yesterday's press conference, all the juicy stuff about the actual surgery has ended up, for lack of a better expression, on the cutting room floor: