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Fluff: Look who's had a baby

33-year-old actress Claire Danes has given birth to her first child – a baby boy. She and her husband, 37-year-old Hugh Dancy, welcomed Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy on Monday December 17. PEOPLE has reported that both mother and baby are doing very well.

Flick through our gallery of other celebrities who have recently welcomed babies:

1. Reese Witherspoon, the 35-year-old star of Legally Blonde and Walk the Line, has written an open letter to 44-year-old Naomi Watts, praising the Australian actress for her performance in The Impossible.

Here is the letter, in full, from Entertainment Weekly:

Reese Witherspoon

Hi Naomi,

I know we don’t know each other well. I hope it’s ok that I am reaching out to you, because I simply could not contain my enthusiasm about your performance in The Impossible.

Wow. Just wow. The story of survival and the incredible images of the tsunami and the performances of the entire cast were astounding. By far, one of the best films I have ever seen in my life.

I could not speak for 24 hours after seeing the film. It was more than a movie. It was a meditation on life and family and humanity. It was fortifying.

But the life-breath of the film is you.

Your brutal physical performance, the ferocity of your mothering spirit and the soul touching moments where you hold on to life with every part of your being were incredible.

Naomi Watts in The Impossible

Not since I saw Meryl Streep’s performance in Sophie’s Choice have I been so moved by an actress’ performance. It also reminded me of Sally Field’s Norma Rae as well. Such strength and absolute vulnerability in the same performance. A mother who is determined to teach her child what it means to be a good person even when facing her own mortality.

If I have anything to do with it (and I will literally tap dance on Sunset Boulevard for you!), you will be holding every beautiful statue that exists by the end of February.

But more importantly, you have created a performance that will stand the test of time.

Congratulations. And thank you for sharing your heart and soul so openly.

With respect,

Reese

Two high profile women in the same field, who can appreciate each others’ success, despite being direct competitors.

That’s our kind of feminism. Bravo.

Watch the trailer for The Impossible here. It’s awesome

2. When celebrities take the piss….. Anne Hathaway and Samuel l Jackson debating whose movie is sadder is the funniest clip you’ll see today [watch it here]

3. Bradley Cooper reveals his five nipples. The actor appeared on The Ellen Degeneres show on Tuesday, revealing three extra nipples on his chest, leg and arm.

“Remember when you asked me last time if I could take my shirt off?” he said to Ellen. “I don’t know if I should reveal this much about myself, because… I have a third nipple. And I actually have a fourth nipple… and a fifth one too. Can you see that?”

Bradley seems to have gotten December and April mixed up – the nipples are in fact, fake. You can flick through the gallery to see the faux nipples – plus a whole lot of other completely gratuitous (but extremely attractive)  Bradley Cooper photos:

And you can watch the video of the segment on Ellen’s show, below:

4. Ke$ha’s new song is number 1 on Billboard’s pop chart, but it’s been pulled off the radio. Here’s why…

5. Which celebrity requires eight “tall, leafy” plants in their dressing room, as well as bendy straws and Polish natural spring water? Pop diva Mariah Carey. She’s coming to Australia next week for her first Australian tour in over 15 years, and accompanying her is her entire list of backstage riders.

This from news.com.au:

Mariah

Her dressing room should be airconditioned at “about 75 degrees” and there should be a lamp in her bathroom so that “harsh lighting may be turned off”. The dressing room should also be fully equipped with two hot air humidifiers, two air purifiers, eight “tall, leafy plants” and two vases of white roses.

All furniture must be in plain colours with “no busy patterns”. It’s unclear what negative impact busy patterns would have on her performance but “the perimeter of each room must be draped”.

 In addition to the above, she also needs a whole lot of pricey champagne. Which is ridiculous because everyone knows if you drink champagne through a bendy straw you get the hiccups.

6. There are so many hilarious things about Megan Fox’s pregnancy that you really should hear – like the fact that she asked the security guard outside the hospital for an epidural …[click here for more]

7. Some people are just remarkably creative (and patient) . Have a look through these 17 Christmas snack ideas. [click here]  Would you go this far for a snack?

8. Time Magazine names its person of the year…. [click here for more]