With everyone already getting in the spirit of the Labor Day holiday, we thought we break down the news this morning in one quick hit.
Tori Spelling has welcomed her fourth child with husband Dean McDermott. The actress gave birth on Thursday evening to a 6lb, 6oz baby boy and announced the news on her website, writing: “We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family!Please join us in welcoming Finn Davey McDermott.” [Tori Spelling]
Robin Roberts mom, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, has passed away. Robin made it home to Mississippi to say goodbye. [GMA]
Sylvester Stallone’s son, Sage, died of heart disease, not drugs, the Los Angeles County coroner announced Thursday. He was just 36.
Eddie Van Halen’s has undergone emergency surgery. The Van Halen rocker, 57, had the surgery for a severe bout of diverticulitis, according to a statement on his band’s website.
This LeAnn Rimes story has more twists and turns than a Lifetime movie. TMZ reports that she isn’t in rehab; Radar Online says that fears over hubby Eddie Cibrian cheating drove her to seek treatment; and then there is the Twitter war.
She is now suing two women over invasion of privacy, saying that Kimberly and Lexi Smiley illegally tape-recorded her during a phone conversation without her consent.
Court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday claim that Kimberly and Lexi Smiley “conspired to spitefully ensure that out-of-context excerpts of that recording would be disseminated to the public.”
Let’s see how this story develops throughout the day…
There are said to be fewer than 200 Sumatran rhino’s alive in Southeast Asia, so when a female named Ratu gave birth on Saturday, it was understandable that the calf was named a “gift from God”.
Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said he had picked the name “Andatu” for the male calf, which was born at an Indonesian sanctuary, on the southern tip of Sumatra island.
“Andatu” combines parts of its parents’ name, Andalas the father and mother Ratu, and refers to “Anugerah Dari Tuhan”, or Gift from God in Indonesian, he told a press conference.
“Andatu is the most appropriate choice” he said. “His birth is a milestone in the conservation of Sumatran rhinos and will build public confidence of rhino conservation efforts in our country,” he added.
Ratu is seen here with her baby Andatu , lovingly protecting him, and adoring him.
The birth is even more significant given the 50 percent drop in population numbers of Sumatran rhinoceros over the past 20 years.
They are victims of poaching and of the destruction of their habitat. According to environmentalists, two million hectares (five million acres) of forests are lost every year in Indonesia.
Just this week, Jessica Simpson gushed about her daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson, telling her Twitter followers just how much she adored being a mom
“I am so in love with baby Maxwell,” she wrote. “I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I’ve ever experienced.”
And, having her first child is also going to turn out to be quite profitable too, if new reports turn out to be correct.
Jessica, who already has amassed one billion dollars in sales of her fashion line, is said to have sold the first pictures of her baby girl to People magazine for $800,000.
Though the price isn’t as high as the glory days of the $11 million for the exclusive of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s twins Vivienne and Knox, the figure is still extraordinarily generous given the current declining sales of the celebrity weeklies.
Then, there are the mounting rumors that she is set to sign a $3 million deal with Weight Watchers as she endeavors to shed those whopping 40 pounds she gained while she was pregnant.
Oh, and when she does marry sportsman Eric Johnson, those photos will expected to be sold off too, to the highest bidder.
No one can ever accuse Jessica of being a ditzy blonde. Shrewd businesswoman, is more like it.