Fluff: Congratulations, Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Lily Allen has given birth to a baby girl. The 27-year-old singer and her husband, Sam Cooper, welcomed Marnie Rose Cooper into the world on Tuesday night.

Lily and Sam are also parents to a 14-month-old girl named Ethel.

The Sun newspaper reported the following from a source close to the pair: “Marnie is a real cutie. Sam and Lily are ecstatic about adding another girl to the family. A little sister for Ethel is brilliant news to lift the January blues for the family.”

It’s very happy news for the couple, especially considering Lily’s struggles in the past; she tragically lost two children previously, one by miscarriage in 2008 and one by stillbirth in 2010.

1. American television personality, Rosie O’Donnell (of Rosie Show and Now and Then fame) is a mum again at age 50. Rosie and her partner, 40-year-old Michelle Rounds, welcomed baby Dakota who was adopted by the couple on 5 January.

Rosie and Michelle announced the news via Twitter, with Rosie tweeting: “we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN”

Flick through our gallery to see other recent celebrity baby announcements:

Rosie also has four other children with her former partner, Kelli Carpenter: Vivienne (10), Blake (13), Chelsea (15) and Parker (17).

2. Remember when Victoria Beckham’s baby vomited on her top?  Or when Alicia Silverstone fed her baby directly from her mouth? See the parenting pictures that we couldn’t stop looking at in 2012 [click here to see]

3. Ladies, if you’re still pining away for Ryan Gosling – give up now because it’s a lost cause. His relationship with Eva Mendes seems to be getting VERY serious. Eva and Ryan’s mum Donna are so close that they even borrow each other’s clothes. Totes besties.

Donna accompanied Ryan to the premiere of his movie, Gangster Squad, wearing an outfit sourced entirely from Eva. Ryan told E!News: “My mother’s wearing all my girlfriend’s clothes.” His mum confirmed it, saying: “”I’m wearing Eva Mendes. She let me raid her closet.”


4. Hollywood’s award season is nearly upon us, check out our predictions for who will be taking home statuettes at the Golden Globes on Sunday night [click here to see]

5. Friends actress, Courteney Cox says that she uses Botox and other anti-aging treatments. In an interview with New You magazine, the 48-year-old actress said:

Courteney Cox

You know what, I’m game for anything.  I’m very open to trying to prolong the inevitable…I’m a big laser believer I really think they are the wave of the future. I just did Ulthera which is supposed to produce collagen.  And I’m about to do Fraxel, which will get rid of all these brown spots off my arms, chest and face.

Courteney also spoke about the pressure to conform to the Hollywood ideal of beauty, saying: “There’s so many beautiful people and there’s so much pressure you put on yourself but David [Arquette] has always said to me, you’ve got to accept we’re all gonna age and just do it gracefully. And the sooner you accept, the easier your life is.”

6. Just months after her split from husband Tom Cruise last June, Katie Holmes has announced that she’ll be embarking on a new kind of partnership [click here to see]

7. Gwyneth Paltrow is releasing a new cookbook – and this one is all about the elimination diet. This is a diet that basically involves not eating ANYTHING! Fun.

Apparently, 40-year-old Gwyneth was battling fatigue, faintness, anemia and stress last year and so her doctor prescribed her the elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. There’s no caffeine, alcohol, dairy, eggs, sugar, wheat, soy or processed foods allowed.

The diet inspired Gwyneth’s cookbook, which promises 195 “restorative” recipes completely devoid of all of the above foods (i.e. anything fun).

Gwyneth has also gone make-up free for the cover of her cookbook, take a look:

Gwyneth’s new cookbook

The book is set to be released in April.

8. Have you ever sung the wrong song lyrics only to be corrected years later? Were they as bad as these hilarious misheard lyrics from 2012? [click here to watch]

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