After weeks of speculation that she’d secretly had her baby girl already, the seemingly pregnant forever Jessica Simpson has actually, really, finally gave birth to her daughter with fiance Eric Johnson. “Eric and I are elated to announce the birth of our daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson,” reads a pink announcement on JessicaSimpson.com. And now we know why the singer/fashionista has looked like she was ready to pop for the past few months, Maxwell weighed in at 9 lbs, 13 oz. and is 21 and 3/4″ long.
“We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received,” the announcement continues. “This has been the greatest experience of our lives.”
Between her healthy size and the name Maxwell Drew, we’re not sure if Jessica is following through on her plan to have a super girly girl. “I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!” Simpson told Elle in March. “Eric is so athletic. We’re gonna have this athletic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping.”
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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard welcomed their second daughter, Gloria Ray, on April 19, Maggie’s rep told Us Weekly today. Yep, you read that right; the Gyllenhaal-Sarsgaards are apparently excellent at maintaining their privacy and didn’t let this news out until they were absolutely ready. Also amazing is that the above photo, according to Splash News Online, was taken in downtown NYC on April 19, we assume just before the couple headed to the hospital. That face she’s making looks like she’s actually having a contraction on the street, too, doesn’t it. Probably not, because she’s just chatting in other pics. And because we imagine that if the photographer actually caught her that way, he would have chased them all the way to the hospital.
Gloria Ray (very fitting in that grandparent-y name trend) joins older sister Ramona, 5, in the Brooklyn based brood. We look forward to seeing them strolling through our neighborhood soon, and look forward to seeing Maggie cracking us up in the vibrator film Hysteria on May 18.
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What’s the only thing better than one adorable baby? Two adorable babies! (Or three or four or any number up until, say, 12. Then you really have to stop and take a look at your life) Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley are clearly in agreement with us, seeing as how they’ve just adopted a second child. “Yes, they have adopted,” their rep confirmed to E! Online today, while People reports that the family has welcomed a second daughter. Anyway, regardless of the baby’s gender…squeeeeeeeee!
No word on the baby’s age or name yet either, nor whether their latest child was adopted in the U.S. or internationally, though the National Enquirer is allegedly claiming Heigl and Kelley are the proud parents of a baby girl from Louisiana. Really, all we know about Heigl Baby #2 is so far is that 1) she will definitely be enjoying/constantly pestering a big sister (the One For The Money star adopted daughter Naleigh back in 2009) and 2) the world will probably have forgotten all about her mom’s starring role in Killers before either of her kids are old enough to see it. Haha, just kidding! We will never let the world forget about Katherine Heigl’s sexy spy rom-com with Ashton Kutcher! Her children’s children’s children will know about Killers!
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We can’t help but feel like the ups and downs of Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s lives are actually the plot of a movie. She was a young Italian immigrant who learned English by watching TV and then grew up to become a TV news correspondent. He was a young entrepreneur who got his big break as the first winner of The Apprentice, and of course, they met when she interviewed him. (This fact is pretty funny when you consider how hard she still keeps flirting with George Clooney during interviews.) They tried to continue this televised fairy tale by publicly chronicling their attempts to have a baby, eventually through in vitro fertilization, and then kept the world in the loop when she had a miscarriage in 2010. They were looking into several other options this fall, which is what led to Giuliana discovering she had breast cancer. That was just last fall, but Giuliana was quickly back at work following her double mastectomy.
So, this nicely crafted story naturally continues with a high point: The couple announced today that they’re expecting their first child via a gestational carrier (a woman implanted with Giuliana’s fertilized egg). “The stars were aligned,” Bill told E! of how they chose the carrier. “It’s been tough to keep it a secret. We wanted to share it with the world, we wanted to share it with the viewers who watch the Giuliana & Bill show, who’ve been with us on our journey, but we’re finally comfortable now. The doctor gave us the green light to go ahead and tell the world and that’s what we’re going to do.
“It’s the year of the Rancics!” Bill continued. We’ll say!
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Sex and babies are a natural part of life. Finding out about the weird, intimate details of celebrity sex and babies … well, it’s a natural part of our lives, but still…ew. Latest on the overshare hit parade is Jack Black, who had some graphic (though incredibly sweet!) things to say about sex after marriage. “I think the sex actually improves once you’ve sealed the deal. It gets better,” the Kung Fu Panda 2 actor told Entertainment Tonight when asked if he had any advice for a newly-engaged Angelina Jolie. “Maybe not for everyone, but for me, once we sealed the deal and we shut off all the exit holes and said, ‘No, this is it. We’re in it for life,’ then we really let loose.” Hey, Jack, if we could have you say that again, but without using the phrases “shut off all the exit holes” or “really let loose,” that would be great. Still TMI, but great.
Not to be outdone, Hilary Duff shared an anecdote about her adorable new son Luca Cruz…that you should probably stop eating to read. “You know what was a big milestone? The belly button falling off,” Hilary told People today. “That was a huge one. And then I wanted to keep it but my husband was like, ‘No, that’s gross, you can’t keep it!’ I’m like, ‘I’m totally keeping it,’ and I secretly kept it.” Laughed Duff, “It’s in a Ziploc bag in the back of my makeup drawer. Luca’s going to think I’m a freak!” Well, he’ll definitely be one of several, girl! So which story do you wish you could go back and unread: Jack’s exit-hole-free sex life, or Hilary’s anatomical memento? Keep in mind that whichever you pick, both will still be burned into your brain forever.
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Gush alert! Hilary Duff has posted her first family portrait with husband Mike Comrie and son Luca Cruz on her Twitter account. You can’t really miss it as it’s her display picture. Her very recent tweets also revealed another baby she’s working on. Hold on, we didn’t mean that kid number two is already in the works. Hilary’s teaming with Johnson’s Baby for their new charitable program. She wrote, “Big News! I’m working w/ JOHNSON’S Baby on its new charitable program, JOHNSON’S Baby CARES [the link] - I love being a mom.” The mission statement of the charity is, “Providing the best care to moms and babies worldwide.” We’re down with that! And so is Hilary, who is clearly loving being a new mother and isn’t afraid it show it. Her Twitter account is full of messages about baby Luca, and we can’t help but smile when reading them. They look like the picture-perfect family.
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Looks like someone is trying to give Angelina Jolie’s Oscar leg-show a run for its money. And if there’s anyone who’s capable of that, it really is Charlize Theron. The actress and her ridiculously toned gams are on the May cover of Vogue, wearing a lovely icy-blue Versace gown, we might add. Her hair is a little on the matronly side, but we’ll let go of the nitpicking, for now. As we expected (and hoped for), the interview does delve into Charlize being a new mom to adopted baby, Jackson, who she says “is the coolest kid ever.”
She talks about what kind of mother she wants to be and is looking close to home for inspiration, revealing she wants “to be like my mom. Fair, tough, loving and supportive. My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.” Speaking of mothers, she does joke about her reasons for starting a family, adding, “I don’t think my mom could wait any more!” We’re going to have to wait for the magazine to hear more, but until then, the cover suits us just fine.
[Photo via Vogue]
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Two weeks after giving birth, Hilary Duff has finally given us a peek at her son Luca Cruz, on Twitter. She built up to the moment by posting an adorable instagram of his teeny feet yesterday, writing, “My favorite little feet.” But then she went right ahead and posted a whole photo, captioned with, “Baby Luca, 2 weeks old.” Now, here’s the thing with new moms. One photograph is never enough. Not that we’re complaining, because we were treated with another picture of Luca, and this one was taken way up close! Is it the angle or does he have the biggest eyes you’ve ever seen? Hilary posted the snapshot, stating, “Oh no! The flood gates have opened! Proud mamma on the loose! i can’t help myself.. Here’s one more.” Like we said — we don’t mind! Send any amount of cute baby pix our way and we’ll all be happy campers.
[Photo via Twitter]
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You’re not going to see Blue Ivy Carter unless Beyonce and Jay-Z want you to see Blue Ivy Carter! We get that Blue’s name may just get trademarked so image management is key, right? Seriously, though. We haven’t seen a glimpse of the gorgeous baby’s mug ever since Mom and Pops gave us a peek. These shots were taken as Bey was stepping out of a doctor’s office in the Upper East Side in New York with her Mum and entourage. You would think that Blue was a national treasure, the way she’s being swaddled. All we get to see are her little legs. Wait, what are we talking about? She is a national treasure! Swaddle away, mamma. But how about a peek at her once in a while huh, Jay-Bey? You take the photographs, we’ll gush. It’s a win-win!
[Photos: Splash News Online]
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Tori Spelling is no baby when it comes to giving birth, which is why she’s gearing up to do it again…for the fourth time…only five months after having a daughter this past fall! “Dean, Liam, Stella, Hattie, and I are beyond thrilled to announce that another little McDermott is on the way!,” Tori posted to her blog today, in addition to a photo of her current children’s adorably chubby hands rubbing her belly. “We feel truly blessed that another angel has found us.” Wow, hats off to you Tori and (to a slightly lesser degree) Dean McDermott, for willing to go through pregnancy and labor again already. We cry when we have to pull a Band-Aid off our arm hair, is all we’re saying. Though we guess the difference is, Tori gets an adorable baby out of her situation and we just get wrinkly weird Band-Aid skin…
It was actually not even a year ago that Tori announced her pregnancy with baby Hattie, who arrived in October. We’re guessing every pregnancy comes with some new knowledge of some kind. Let’s hope this one teaches Tori’s hubbie how to not tweet topless photos of his breast-feeding wife. May #4 be the lucky number, you two!