Monday, November 13, 2006

Spider-Man's Baby Girl

Looks like Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire will be needing a new web.

He's just hatched his first baby - a little girl, with fiancee Jennifer Meyer, 29.

The baby was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA on Thursday. A name hasn't been released yet.

Tobey, 31, shot to fame playing Spider-Man and his alter ego Peter Parker in 2002.

Tobey and Jennifer Meyer
Film lovers will also remember Tobey from The Cider House Rules, back in 1999, and The Wonder Boys in 2000.

Jennifer is the daughter of Universal Studios boss Ron Meyer.

She's also a trendy jewellery designer whose celeb clients include Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan and Kate Hudson.

Ms Dynamite's 100mph Crash

R&B singer Ms Dynamite is recovering in hospital after a high-speed crash in Sky One's reality show The Race.

The 25-year-old's car went spinning out of control after a collision at speeds of about 100mph.

The singer was conscious as she was airlifted to Northampton General Hospital.

A Sky One spokesman confirmed that she hadn't been seriously injured:

"All the signs are good. She's just very shaken. It was quite a violent collision, but the paramedics were straight on the scene."

Ms Dynamite
The crash happened after Ms Dynamite's car was clipped by fellow contestant Brian Johnson, lead singer of AC/DC, during filming of the show's finale.

The collision sent Ms Dynamite's car spinning for 50 metres before it eventually stopped.

Ms Dynamite - real name Niomi McLean-Daley - is the second celebrity to crash on The Race.

Last week, Ingrid Tarrant (estranged wife of Chris Tarrant), flipped a £150,000 three-tonne truck upside down while trying to jump cars.

She suffered only minor injuries

Si's Xtreme Dilemma

It's not often that Simon Cowell is lost for words.

But this weekend's X-Factor elimination put the normally acid-tongued judge in a tricky spot.

Simon had to choose between two of his own acts on Saturday... a situation he clearly found embarrassing.

Sharon Osbourne voted to eliminate Scottish teenager Nikitta Angus, while Louis Walsh gave the thumbs down to Scouser Raymond Quinn.

So it was left to Simon to cast the deciding vote. He could only shake his head in a rare moment of speechlessness before muttering: "I don't get it."

Nikitta Angus
He left the two acts in suspense, before turning to them and saying: "Right, I've just changed my mind. The act I am sending home tonight is Nikitta."

Niki, 17, had performed Donna Summer's Last Dance to stay in the show. Ray sang Queen's Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

After her elimination, Niki - who's dating fellow contestant Jermaine Sanderson of 4Sure - admitted maybe it was her time to go.

"I was so sad and (saying) 'I don't want to leave,' but you kind of feel a little weight lifted off your shoulders."

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

'No adoption' for Brangelina

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will not be expanding their family immediately, after reportedly being deterred by the backlash Madonna recently received.

The superstar couple were said to be planning to adopt an Indian orphan while in the country filming 'A Mighty Heart'.

However, they decided to put their plans on the backburner after Madonna was slammed by critics for the way in which she has gone about adopting David Banda from Malawi, an insider told New magazine.

'No one wants to be dragged through the heartache that Madonna has,' the source said. 'It's a real shame.'

The couple already have two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara, and welcomed a biological daughter, Shiloh, in May.

Apparently Angelina was 'saddened' by the criticism Madonna is enduring for wanting to adopt the 13-month-old boy.

'When people start questioning the legality of adoption, of whether you'll be able to keep the child, it gets into a territory that's just heartbreaking,' the source said of Brangelina's reaction to the backlash.

Last month the couple visited Priva Darshini orphanage together in the hopes of finding a child.

'Brad would prefer a boy no older than 18 months to even out the sexes but Angie has told him she can't guarantee she won't fall in love with a little girl,' a source said.

'They had originally hoped to be able to bring the child home before Christmas and had even thought of a name, India, to honour the child's homeland.'

Brad recently declared that he would like to have six children.

Britney files for divorce

Britney Spears has filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline, according to a court petition apparently filed by the singer yesterday.

Reports claim that a divorce petition filed in Los Angeles' superior court cites "irreconcilable differences" between the couple as the reason for the split.

News of the separation comes after Spears appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman earlier this week without wearing her wedding ring.

It also comes just two months after the pop princess gave birth to the couple's second son, James Jayden, who was born on September 12th, a year after the birth of her first child, Sean Preston.

According to reports, divorce papers filed by Spears show that the wealthy singer has asked for sole custody of the two children, but is not seeking spousal support.

The date of the separation between Spears, 24, and Federline, 28, is stated as November 6th in the court documents.

The reported split between the couple follows a period of intense media speculation about their relationship, with previous reports having suggested that Spears had been increasingly left at home holding the babies while her husband apparently neglected his fathering duties and went out partying instead.

A bizarre reality show chronicling the couple's marriage, which was screened last year, did little to quell rumours that everything was not right between Spears and Federline, who was one of the singer's former dancers until the couple secretly married in 2004.

Yet only last week Mr Spears told the Associated Press that he and his wife had a "love-at-first-sight-type deal" that had yet to fade.

The rapper, who has had limited success in pursuing his own music career, already has two children by his former girlfriend, actress Shar Jackson.

It also looks like being a case of oops, I did it again, in the failed marriage stakes for Spears, whose previous union with childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander was annulled just days after their spur-of-the-moment Las Vegas wedding in 2004.

Meanwhile, it was revealed on Monday that the singer, who shot to fame in 1999 with her debut single Baby One More Time, had lost her defamation case against Us Weekly.

Spears had argued that the magazine's claims that she and her husband had made a sexually explicit tape were "false and outrageous".