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“Good Wife” Actor Welcomes a Son

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Josh Charles and Sophie FlackJosh Charles and his wife, former ballet dancer Sophie Flack, are now first-time parents, confirms People. They first went public with Flack’s pregnancy at a Heifer’s International gala in August, though they did not reveal the baby’s gender. No name has also been revealed yet.

The actor played lawyer Will Gardner for five seasons on “The Good Wife” before he exited the series in March. His character’s story arc came to a shocking end when he was shot and killed in a courtroom.

The couple joins other first-time parents of the year, including Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, and Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde.

Congratulations to the couple!

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Image: Josh Charles and Sophia Flack via Shutterstock.

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Chris Pratt’s Amazing Speech About His Son Makes Us Love Him Even More

Monday, December 8th, 2014

(left to right) Anna Faris, Jack Pratt, Chris PrattIf you didn’t already love Chris Pratt after his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, here’s a new reason to love him. At a March of Dimes event last Friday, Pratt gave a sweet and touching speech about being a father to his son, Jack, who was born premature in 2012, as reported first by Variety.

Pratt shared that when he held his baby skin-to-skin in the NICU, “It was just the best feeling I’ve ever had. My little boy just laying across my neck and my chest, and feeling my heart beat and feeling the love. I played him country music and I sang to him, and I made promises in that moment about what kind of dad I wanted to be, and I just prayed that he’d live long enough that I could keep them,” reports People.

At birth, Jack weighed only 3 pounds, 12 ounces and spent a month in the NICU before going home, at 5 pounds, with Pratt and his wife, “Mom” actress Anna Faris. Once the baby was home, the couple faced a new challenge, when Faris had difficulty producing breast milk. But the breastfeeding challenges didn’t faze them. Speaking with admiration about his wife, Pratt said, “She didn’t stop trying. It was very painful, but…she stuck to it [with] this type of strong, superhuman focus that only mothers have, and finally it worked…We needed that win.”

Now two years later, Pratt sees how Jack has gone “from a small, helpless little squirt to a strong, smart, happy, funny, beautiful boy.”

And despite being a successful actor with roles in “Parks and Recreation” and “The Lego Movie,” Pratt cherishes his role as a father first. “I’ve done all kinds of cool things as an actor: I’ve jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy,” he shared.

A collective sigh was heard around the world!

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Baby Care Basics: Concerns for Premature Babies
Baby Care Basics: Concerns for Premature Babies
Baby Care Basics: Concerns for Premature Babies

Update: This post was updated on Thursday, 12/11 to reflect more quotes from Pratt’s speech, as reported by People.

Image: Photo of Anna Faris, Jack Pratt, and Chris Pratt courtesy of Chris Pratt’s Twitter feed.

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Is This the Most Powerful Baby in the World?

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Your baby may have a hunky dad (Esmeralda Amada), a gorgeous mom (Wyatt Kutcher), or a birthright that 99 percent of us can only dream of (Prince George). But according to Complex.com, she’s nowhere near as powerful as North West.

Kimye‘s progeny took top honors in its tongue-in-cheek power rankings, which lists celeb babies under 3 who “could probably legally emancipate themselves and go on to flourish.” But it wasn’t just her famous parents who landed her in the number-one spot. Nori is perfectly capable of creating a buzz for herself, thankyouverymuch. As the article pointed out, a recent photo of her wearing a regular-looking skunk costume nabbed 1.6 million (!) likes on Instagram. Sure, #BreaktheInternet mom Kim posted it to her zillion followers, but the fact remains that we can’t get enough of the adorable tot. And who can blame us? She may not be potty-trained yet, but she’s already living a life of the rich and famous: wearing bespoke Balmain blazers, painting Hermes handbags, and piercing her ears with ice skating rink-sized diamond studs. The girl oozes power. Well, power and haute couture.

But perhaps nothing cements North’s boss status quite like seeing who she edged out. Rounding out the top five are Blue Ivy (#2), Esmeralda Gosling (#3), Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s still-unconfirmed baby-to-be (impressive at #4), and Prince George (surprisingly low at #5). Last on the list? Snooki’s mini meatball, Giovanna LaValle (#113).

Now it’s your turn: Do you think North West is the most powerful baby in the world? Who would be at the top of your list?

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Our Favorite Celebrity Babies of the Year

Photo of North West courtesy of Kim Kardashian via Instagram 

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Rachel Bilson Welcomes Her Baby to the O.C.!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Rachel Bilson and Hayden ChristensenRachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen just announced the birth of their daughter, confirms the Associated Press. Briar Rose Christensen was born last week, on October 29, 2014.

“Both mother and baby are healthy and doing well,” Bilson’s rep shared, according to People.

This is the first child for the couple, who met on the set of “Jumper” and started dating in 2008. Bilson is currently the star of “The Hart of Dixie,” but she’s best known for her role as Summer Roberts on “The O.C.” Christensen is best known for his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from the “Star Wars” prequels.

The couple also support the No Kids Policy, which believes celebrity kids should not be photographed without consent from the parents. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd, Jennifer Garner, and Halle Berry are among the policy’s strongest supporters.

In a May 2013 Cosmopolitan interview, Bilson shared, “I definitely have family on the brain. Having kids is something I want to see in my future – I hope.” A year later in May, Bilson’s pregnancy was revealed.

Congratulations to the young couple!

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Image: Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson via Shutterstock.

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Robert Downey Jr.’s Daughter Has Arrived!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Robert Downey Jr. and film producer wife Susan“Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, have welcomed their second child together, confirms People. Their daughter was born on November 4 at 3:22 am.

The actor first announced his wife’s pregnancy on Twitter back in July and then followed up with another announcement on Facebook with the added words, “I don’t know if it’s a ‘man’s world,’ but I’m certain women run it.”

Downey Jr. also revealed his daughter’s name, Avri Roel, on Facebook and on Twitter hours after her birth.

Avri Roel joins her big brother, Exton Elias, who was born in February 2012. Downey Jr. also has a 21-year-old son from a previous marriage.

Recently, Downey Jr. shared sweet sentiments about having a daughter. According to eOnline.com, he revealed last month on Ellen, “I’ve heard that for dads, you grow a new heart valve when you have a daughter, and there’s all sorts of new experiences and feelings and stuff.”

And at a British awards ceremony last week, he explained how having a girl challenged his sense of certainty: “…You think you have much more of an understanding of what you’re going to get. And this little soul lets herself be known to you, and it’s just like: You don’t know anything. It’s great!”

Congratulations to the happy parents!

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This post was updated on November 6, 2014 to reflect the name of the couple’s daughter, plus Downey Jr.’s birth announcements.

Image: Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Judge” via Shutterstock

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