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It’s a great day for America, everybody. Craig Ferguson turns 48 years old today and is celebrating by… working. He is taping a new introduction for tonight’s encore presentation of the Desmond Tutu interview as well as taping (shh!) a couple of segments with guests who will appear later in the week.

To celebrate, RSA members are hashtagging their tweets with #happybirthdaycraigy all day, which as of 5pm eastern time Monday had been tweeted more than three thousand times. Among those sending wishes were two Mythbusters: Grant Imahara: Happy Birthday @CraigyFerg! and Adam Savage: Meester Ferguson, a happy happy birthday to you sir. Craig’s stand up comic touring partner Randy Kagan chimed in: Without one crazy fuckin Scottish guy being hatched, I’d be boiling my own body parts for food. Happy Bday brotha! Another well-wisher, Ugly Betty actor Christopher Gorham said: A little @SunnyAnnie84 told me it’s your BD today. Happy birthday! (SunnyAnnie84 is an RSA member who runs the [email protected] fan forum.) Notorious flirt Kirstie Alley chimed in: Happy Birthday Craig.. would have bought you a Jaguar if you had called me 4 years ago…since you didn’t..Happy Jaguar Birthday Even comic book legend Stan Lee was gracious: Happy Birthday to the valiant CragyFerg! A truly noble Generalissimo graciously extends best wishes to his former, vanquished foe.

Craig acknowledged the birthday wishes and congratulations with a colorful reply: Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. I’m 48 today. I need a facelift a sports car & a toupee. Or maybe just a nap. Fuck. He added: Happy birthday to @bobsaget & enya & Dennis Hopper & Trent Reznor. I love you guys. You understand.

In lieu of gifts, fans are encouraged to make donations to causes Craig has supported, such as the USO and the Lollipop Theater Network.

Entertainment Weekly‘s Ken Tucker talks about the Tutu interview in his blog today. EW also reports today that the multi-million dollar sound stage at Universal Studios, built for Conan O’Brien’s stint at the Tonight Show will remain vacant. O’Brien will be taping his new TBS show at Warner Bros.

Tonight on the Late Late Show, don’t miss the encore presentation of Craig’s interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award at a ceremony today. Executive Producer Peter Lassally accepted the award on behalf of the show. Publicist Katie Barker attended the award luncheon and tweeted: At the Peabody award luncheon in NYC – so proud of @craigyferg and The Late Late Show for being awarded with “excellence in broadcasting”

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