Hank and Hef and Kendra

Hugh Hefner turns 83 years old on Thursday. And that, of course, is cause for celebration.

Hefner kicked off his birthday week festivities at the Palms in Las Vegas on Saturday, accompanied by his latest trio of girlfriends, who happen to be a 22-year-old and 19-year-old twins.

Among those in attendance were his former girlfriends, including Kendra Wilkinson, a k a the future Mrs. Hank Baskett.

Kendra and Hank are to marry June 27 at the Playboy Mansion, with Hef set to walk Kendra down the aisle.

“It’s been very nice getting to know Hef. He’s just down to earth, family-oriented kind of guy,” Baskett told the Las Vegas Sun.

Apparently, Baskett and Hefner have been tight since they realized they share more in common than just Kendra.

“It was one of those male bonding moments,” Baskett said. “We ‘re both big Flash Gordon fans … It was like a match made in heaven.”


Speaking of wide receivers, as we reported in Saturday's editions of the Daily News, a league source said the Eagles have no interest in Plaxico Burress, who was released by the Giants on Friday.

According to ESPN.com, Burress was in Detroit on Saturday to watch his alma mater, Michigan State, play in the Final Four.