Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard welcomed their newborn daughter Lincoln into the world earlier today with one of the most hilarious social media announcements in recent memory. Proud papa and Parenthood star Dax tweeted, “Lincoln Bell Shepard is here. She has mom’s beauty and dad’s obsession with breasts. Hooray!!!” Our friends over at VH1 News caught up with the cast of Parenthood, including Jason Ritter and Monica Potter, in Los Angeles recently and asked them what they thought the happy couple should name their little one. Did any of them correctly predict Lincoln? Watch the video to find out!
What advice does new mom Snooki have for mom-to-be Kim Kardashian? Which celebrity did Kirsten Dunst find “disgusting” to have to kiss? And are there going to be wedding bells soon for an Olsen twin?
Considering how close we came to spontaneously combusting with contagious glee after seeing Kristen Bell react to the sloth surprise Dax Shepard gave her last year, we’re not sure we will survive this impending cuteness: the couple’s rep confirmed to People today that they are expecting their first child in late spring.
“They’re so excited — they’re both ecstatic. They can’t wait to become parents,” a friend reportedly told the magazine. The House of Lies and Parenthood stars have been dating since 2007 and engaged since 2009. They’ve taken the Brangelina pledge on marriage — no wedding until their same-sex friends are also legally able to tie the knot.
In case you’re having trouble picturing what Veronica Mars might have looked like when she found out she was pregnant, we imagine it went something like this:
We feel like celebrity beefs have gotten increasingly random lately. Has anyone else noticed this? We blame Twitter, just like we blame Twitter for the current beef between Ice-T and Rush Limbaugh. Well…okay, we blame Twitter and Rush Limbaugh. “He knew the word ‘tyranny.’ And he knows that tyranny comes from government representatives. Double impressive,” the conservative radio host joked about Ice-T, after the rapper used the word while defending gun ownership. “Rush Limbaugh said he was impressed I knew the word ‘tyranny’… He’s a racist piece of sh–,” Ice-T replied on (where else?) Twitter. Jeez, Rush, why are you ripping on someone who agrees with you? And Ice, why are you listening to anything that Rush Limbaugh has to say? Of course, when it comes to celebrity beef, there’s no reasoning with anyone. If there way, how would you explain all the absurd celebrity beefs that have come before?
Some of us didn’t need another reason to love Kristen Bell. Not since the day we watched her first stakeout on Veronica Mars. And lately, what with her Hunger Games superfandom and her House of Lies badassery, we’ve been loving her even more. But some of us also didn’t get how someone of her level of extreme cuteness was engaged to someone of moderate cuteness like Dax Shepard (mostly, we just want her and Logan to be together forever and ever). Until today. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kristen told Ellen how Dax surprised her on her birthday last year by bringing a sloth to their house for her birthday party. Then she shared that her love of sloths is so great that she went into a full-on panic attack after merely GUESSING that there was one in her house. Watch the video below.
Every bro must be jealous of Dax Shepard right now…his fiancee is such a freak she’ll make out with another lady on the red carpet! Baller! Granted, Kristen Bell was tongued by monkey named Crystal who stars in The Hangover II, but it’s still pretty awesome. Other awesome sights at the film’s premiere last night in LA were a happy Robert Downey Jr., a pregnant Alyssa Milano, and Ken Jeong‘s wife, the subject of his unsurprisingly insane, surprisingly touching “Best WTF Moment” MTV Movie Award speech. After all, if it wasn’t for her brave battle with cancer, we never would have seen his wee penis in the first movie.
See photos from the premiere in the gallery below.
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These two are so off-the-radar it makes them even more adorable. They’ve been together for five years now, but did Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard secretly get married? If they did, then that would be the coolest f’ing guerilla wedding ever! The reason why we’re hearing chapel bells is because of a particular tweet Kristen sent out yesterday that read, “My adorable husband, @daxshepard1 voting 4 his favorite american idol. Over and over again.”
See what we mean? She used the “H” words as opposed to boyfriend, or fiance (Dax popped the question a year ago). So what gives guys? A rep for them tried to cover it up saying, “They are not married but they refer to each other as husband and wife” but that sounds lame. We still think there’s more to it and kinda hoping they really are The Shepards now.
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Ever since Veronica Mars, we’ve had a softÃ‚Â spot for Kristen Bell, to the point where we even forgive her when she makes crap like When In Rome. She just seems like a fun person to hang out with, and in a recent interview, she proves she’s pretty down-to-earth too. Bell is engaged to Dax Shepard and says that when it comes time for their big day, their plan is to keep it low-key and private.
Bell has no plans to have a huge, lavish wedding and explained “I get enough attention as it is on a daily basis from being in this business. I’m not craving that idea of, ‘I want to be a princess for the day’. I think I get enough of that. I see enough pictures of myself.” It’s nice to hear that once in a while, especially in the age where so often, people sell their wedding photos for millions. Speaking of selling out , she has said in the past “We’re not interested in making a spectacle out of something we think is lovely…[We] keep a very low profile. We’re all the more private because people are interested and we really don’t think they should be.” After starring in Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aguilera, it’s possible Bell has become very familiar with the word “spectacle” and is just trying to compensate for that experience.
When In Rome‘s Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are getting married! “Yes they are engaged,” a rep told People. “[It happened] over the holidays.” Wow, that long ago? Must have been hard for Bell to pose ringless and apart from her fiancee on the red carpet at their Rome‘s premiere last week. Were they keeping mum out of professional courtesy? Maybe someone thought it’d be distracting for fans to know one of Bell’s unwelcome suitors in the film had already locked that down. Not that their relationship was a secret after paps caught them grappling underwater on a Hawaiian vacation in 2008.
With their movie’s crucial first weekend out of the way, Bell was free to sport her ring while giving a Grammy to Taylor Swift last night. Take a look at the stone in the gallery below.
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Almost a year after the tragic death of their son Jett, John Travolta and Kelly Preston took their daughter Ella Bleu to the red carpet premiere of Old Dogs in Hollywood last night. All three appear in the film, with Ella making her movie debut. “I want to see her have a fruitful career,” said Travolta last year. “I really think it’s time to introduce her, sort of like Will Smith introduced his son.” Among the attendees were co-stars Robin Williams and Seth Green, though no one appeared more excited about the movie than Billy Idol. Does the ’80s rocker just love family comedies or something? “Awwrrriiiiiight! Old bachelors learning how to be responsible daddies! Yeah!!!”