Britney Spears, who sang “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman,” is now a mother – and she’s “ecstatic” about it.
“We are ecstatic to announce the birth of our son! Everyone is happy, healthy and doing wonderful. Thank you for all your love and well wishes!!” Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline, said on her Web site.
The baby was born Wednesday by Caesarean section, with Federline by Spears’ side in the delivery room. Us Weekly reported that the boy would be named Preston Michael Spears Federline.
Spears’ Web site includes an option for fans to “Send Your Best Wishes” to the couple. The proclamation, “It’s a Boy!” sits beneath a photo of Spears and Federline kissing.
The baby is the first child for the 23-year-old pop star and Federline, 27, who has two children with ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Spears released her new fragrance, “Fantasy.” She says it was created with “all kinds of enchanting scents” including “lush red lychee” and even a “hint of cupcakes, white chocolate and jasmine.”
Or, like Trump, try soap
Donald Trump, soon to premiere the fourth season of “The Apprentice,” will make his daytime soap opera debut on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.”
Trump was scheduled to tape his appearance today for an episode set to air Oct. 24.
Said an NBC spokeswoman: “Little does he know that the drama on ‘Days of Our Lives’ is often more intense!”
See you in 1,096 days, girlfriend
A homeless man accused of entering Jennifer Aniston‘s rented Malibu beach house was ordered Wednesday to stay away from her for three years.
On Aug. 25, David Hesterbey, 48, allegedly arrived via taxi, climbed over a 9-foot fence and entered the house, saying he was “looking for Jennifer.”
The restraining order issued by a judge Wednesday forbids Hesterbey from coming within 100 yards of the former “Friends” star, her home, work or vehicle.
If you grapple with Dre, keep from the doctor away
A man who pleaded guilty to punching rap mogul Dr. Dre at last year’s Vibe Awards has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Jimmy James Johnson, 27, also got three years probation and was ordered to stay away from Dre for three years.
Johnson punched Dre (aka Andre Young) after asking for his autograph, setting off a chair-throwing brawl. Rapper Young Buck has pleaded not guilty to stabbing Johnson afterward.
As the Crowe flies, not?
Russell Crowe‘s lawyers are working to reduce the felony assault charge filed after he allegedly hurled a malfunctioning phone at a New York hotel staffer.
If convicted, the Oscar winner could lose his right to work in the U.S. and face up to seven years in prison.
Crowe said his lawyers are trying to have the charge reduced to a misdemeanor, which still could lead to immigration hassles.
“If I’m an international menace like the (prosecuting) attorney is suggesting, then fine,” he said from his home in Sydney, Australia. “I’ll just stay here.”
The birthday bunch
Actress Lauren Bacall is 81. Blues singer B.B. King is 80. Actor Peter Falk is 78. Actress Susan Ruttan (“L.A. Law”) is 57. Actor Ed Begley Jr. is 56. Illusionist David Copperfield is 49. Actor Mickey Rourke is 49. Actress Jennifer Tilly is 47. Singer Richard Marx is 42. Comedian Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”) is 41. Singer Marc Anthony is 36. Singer Musiq is 28. Actress Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls”) is 24. Actress Madeline Zima (“The Nanny”) is 20. Actress Kyla Pratt (“Fat Albert,” “Dr. Doolittle”) is 19.
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