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Actors Johnny Messner, Kathryn Morris Welcome Twin Boys

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Kathryn Morris, the actress who starred in the TV series “Cold Case,” and her actor husband, Johnny Messner, have welcomed twin sons into their family.  Jameson West Messner and Rocco McQueen Messner were born August 21 in Los Angeles, reports:

“We’ve been blessed with 14 lbs. of love from above with these angels. Healthy sweet boys!”

Both baby boys were born at 8:12 a.m., and weighed in at 6 lbs., 14 oz. and 6 lbs., 10 oz.

Although the initial discovery that Morris and Messner were welcoming twins took them by surprise, the new mom is thrilled her baby boys share a special bond.

“When the doctor sensed twins from some specific HCG levels in my blood work, he brought us in for the ultrasound and said, ‘Let me just check on something I already know … Okay, there’s one for you and one for you!’ We were shocked and ecstatic,” she recalls. “Now these brothers have a built-in best friend for life! Who doesn’t want that?”

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Mario Lopez, Wife Courtney Welcome Son Dominic

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Mario Lopez was getting many “Saved by the Bell” teases across the media, referencing the sitcom he starred in during he ’80s, as the story emerged of how he rushed to the hospital, arriving just in time for the birth of his second child, a son he and wife Courtney have named Dominic.

The second he finished his hosting duties on The X Factor on Monday, the new dad — who also helped launch EXTRA‘s 20th season at Universal Studios Hollywood and done his radio show, On with Mario, earlier in the day — was ushered out the door to head to the hospital.

Lopez, 39, had received the call: his wife Courtney was ready to deliver the couple’s second child.

Twenty minutes after he arrived, Lopez — who greeted the mom-to-be with a kiss before posing for one last quick picture — suited up and was in the operating room anticipating the big announcement.

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“I don’t know [what it's going to be]. I don’t want to guess!” Lopez, who documented the experience, says when asked his thoughts on whether it would be a boy or girl.

“I think it’s going to be a baby! A beautiful, healthy one that hopefully looks just like Mom.”

Shortly after, the video shows doctors cleaning off the couple’s new son, Dominic, who was born with black curly hair — and a dimple like Dad! “I did it! It’s a boy! I did it! It’s a boy!” Lopez cheers. “You did it, honey! Way to do it!”

Image: Mario and Courtney Lopez, via Helga Esteb /

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Shannon and Monica Brown Welcome Daughter

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The singer known as Monica and her husband, Phoenix Suns’ basketball player Shannon Brown, have welcomed their first child together, a daughter they have named Laiyah Shannon Brown.  The new arrival joins Rodney, 8, and Romelo, 5 1/2, who are Monica’s children from a previous relationship.  More from

After 12 hours of labor and a failed epidural (anesthesiologists administered a second dose), Monica, 32, delivered the couple’s daughter. Born at 1:55 p.m., she weighed in at 6 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 19 inches long.

“Mom, Dad and baby are doing great!” her rep tells PEOPLE.

On hand for Laiyah’s debut were big brothers Rodney, 8, and Romelo, 5½ — Monica’s sons from a previous relationship. “They were there when their little sister’s entrance into the world took place,” the rep adds.

Image: Monica and Shannon Brown, via carrie-nelson /

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American Idol Winner Kris Allen Welcomes Son

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Kris Allen, a winner of the singing competition show “American Idol,” has welcomed a son, Oliver Neil, with his wife Katy.  The boy is the couple’s first child.  More from

“Happy day!!!! My little stud was born today. Oliver is here people,” the singer Tweets. The baby boy weighs in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and is 20¾ inches long. “Mom and baby are doing great,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

Allen, 28, and his wife revealed back in January that they were expecting. “I am really excited. I’ve always wanted to be a dad,” Allen later said. “My wife already started buying him clothes like me. He’s already got some [fedoras].”

It’s been a year of joy but also hardship for Allen. Also in January, he and Katy were involved in a serious car accident that shattered Allen’s wrist.

Image: Kris Allen, via Jaguar PS /

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Ian Ziering Welcomes Second Daughter

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The actor Ian Ziering and his wife Erin welcomed their second child, a girl named Penna Mae Ziering, this weekend, reports:

Arriving at 9:21 a.m. and weighing in at 6 lbs., 9 oz., their daughter arrived on big sister Mia Loren‘s second birthday.

“We didn’t plan it!” Ziering, 49, tells PEOPLE. “Mia was born a week late and Penna was a week early.”

Mia was introduced to her new sibling last night, the dad of two says. “She couldn’t wait to meet her. When she saw Penna she said, ‘Baby sister!’”

As with Mia’s moniker, the new baby’s name draws inspiration from family. Penna is in honor of Ian’s late father, Paul, while Mae makes her the fourth generation of women on Erin’s side to use the middle name. Erin’s mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all share it with the newborn.

Image: Ian, Erin, and Mia Ziering, via Helga Esteb /

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