For the second week in a row it’s been all about babies in celebrity land. From breast-feeding controversies to horror morning sickness and happy deliveries, here’s the latest news. Let’s kick off with why Oprah DIDN’T have kids …
>> During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Winfrey revealed why she never had children: “If I had kids, my kids would hate me,” the 59-year-old media mogul admitted. “They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would’ve probably been them.”
>> Supermodel Gisele Bunchen tweeted a picture of herself being prepped for the day while breastfeeding daughter Vivian, captioned: “What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep #multitasking”. “Real” mums too umbrage at the idea being primped was “multitasking”.
>> Shameless star Emmy Rossum spoofed Gisele’s controversial breastfeeding photo by tweeting one of her own. Emmy copied the original photo exactly by posing in a salon chair in a white robe, while pretending to breastfeed a baby doll as three stylists worked on her. She captioned it: “Hey @giseleofficial, I feel ya girl #kidding #fakebaby #soymilk #shameless.”
>> Zach Braff shared this sweet snap of him snuggling with Rocco, the 4-month-old son of his Scrubs co-star and close friend Donald Faison (the Turk to Zach’s JD). “Me and my god son. Made with @donald_faison’s sperm,” he captioned it. Charming.
>> Drew Barrymore announced she’s expecting her second daughter with her husband, Will Kopelman. The actress revealed the news while accepting Beauty Inc. Awards’ Newcomer of the Year award for her cosmetics line, Flower. “I am so proud to accept this in celebration of women, including my daughter and my future daughter,” she said.
>> Kate Winslet and husband Ned Rocknroll welcomed their first child together – a baby boy. The Oscar winner gave birth at a hospital in Sussex, and according to her rep she’s “thrilled to bits”. The baby, who weighed in at 9lb, is the first for Ned and the third for Kate – a little brother for her children Mia, 13, and Joe, 9, from her first two marriages.
>> During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show singer Kelly Clarkson confessed she’s having a “miserable” first trimester of her pregnancy: “I vomit a good dozen times a day its like bad. I vomited before coming out here,” she confessed. “I’m not even kidding, it’s so bad. It’s so bad. It’s, like, so gross. And that’s the thing too, you’re not attractive when you’re pregnant. Everybody tells you [that] you glow and your hair is pretty and your nails are pretty. That is total crap. My nails are short, my hair still falls out — it’s not all lush and beautiful — and I have no glow. Unless it’s, like, something left over from a bad throw up. It’s horrible.”
>> Tina Fey and Amy Poehler revealed to Entertainment Weekly that they’ve scored roles in the new Star Wars film as… Darth Vader’s mothers. “He has two horrible mothers,” jokes Amy. “We know a lot of father stuff with Star Wars, and not a lot of mother stuff. We play these really naggy mothers of Darth Vader.” I’m 99% sure they were kidding.
>> During an interview with BBC Radio One in the UK, David Beckham admitted he can’t get through episodes of Friends and The Office without crying. And yes, those are comedies. “I’m kind of an emotional wreck with movies,” he told host Nick Grimshaw. “I can’t get through some movies without shedding a tear, I can’t lie.” The most recent was Saving Mr Banks, which left him in tears for an hour afterwards.
>> Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria shared this Instagram pic of herself on vacation in Hawaii with their baby daughter Carmen. The yoga teacher and dancer wiled away the hours at the beach, standing on her head. As you do.
>> Ellen DeGeneres slammed a tabloid magazine’s coverline: “Ellen and Portia Marriage Crumbles”: “It’s so ridiculous to me. There’s not one ounce of truth to any of it. I’m very happily married. In fact, the only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more. That is all. It really is true. And we argue if we’d let a kangaroo carry us around in its pouch for a year. I would. She wouldn’t. She’ll change her mind. Who wouldn’t want to be in the pouch of a kangaroo for a year? Hopping around. And she’s like ‘no’ but anyway.”
>> They’re both incredibly wealthy and have a habit of dating famously beautiful women – and now James Packer and Brad Pitt have one more thing in common. The Aussie casino magnate’s Hollywood production company RatPac has struck a 3-year deal with Brad’s company Plan B, which has produced several high-profile films including Eat Pray Love and The Tree of Life. According to Deadline, Plan B – which Brad started with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston – is breaking away from its previous deal with Paramount Pictures.
>> The gossip world is abuzz following the news that Courteney Cox, 49 (pictured above with daughter Coco in a lobster costume, as you do), was photographed arriving at Jennifer Aniston’s annual Christmas party with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, 37 (click here to see the picture proof).
>> Another day, another crazy Lady Gaga outfit. The singer showed off her Christmas tree look outside her hotel in London earlier this week.
>> Gordon Ramsay went head to head with the Swedish Chef from the Muppets in a cook-off. Gordon good-humouredly played to type, abusing various Muppets for their kitchen screw-ups. To see who wins, click here to watch the video.
>> It’s a long way from Harry Potter … Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the UK program the Graham Norton Show with shoulder-length hair extensions. The fake tresses are for his upcoming movie, Frankenstein. No, he’s not Dr Frankenstein … he’s Igor!
>> Susan Boyle, the church volunteer who became a global sensation when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, revealed she has Asperger’s syndrome. She told the Observer newspaper that she received the autism diagnosis about a year ago after seeing a specialist. The singer, 52, who just released a Christmas album, “Home For Christmas”, has previously discussed having learning difficulties as a child, which she was told were the result of brain damage from oxygen deprivation at birth.
>> Madonna’s son Rocco has turned 13-year-old and he’s kindly providing the world with a glimpse at his teen life through his Instagram account. For example, in the awesome shot above he dances with his famous mum and appears to be taller than the Queen of Pop. He captioned it: “Photobomb much @madonna.”
>> Kevin Bacon’s daughter Sosie Bacon has been named Miss Golden Globe 2014 and her dad is thrilled. He posted this throwback pic on Whosay with the caption: “Congrats to my beautiful Sosie #missgoldenglobe I love you yesterday , today, and forever #browneyes”
“I’m very, very proud of my little girl,” he told People magazine at an after-party for American Hustle in New York. “I’m proud of her 365 days a year, and Kyra and I will be even more proud of her on that night.”
>> Family Ties mum Meredith Baxter, aged 66, married her partner of seven years, building contractor Nancy Locke. The couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony on Sunday in Los Angeles, while Baxter’s five children looked on. They later danced a bridal waltz together, after taking lessons to prepare. Baxter told People magazine: “Now I understand why marriage caught on!”
>> Former child star Macaulay Culkin joined a cover band of the Velvet Underground that only sings about pizza. They call themselves The Pizza Underground and sing songs like “I’m Beginning to Eat the Slice,” “Waiting for the Delivery Man” and “Pizza Day.”
Plus, click here to see 22 celebrity Christmas snaps.