At long last, Angelina Jolie gave birth to a little girl this Saturday. As Martha reported earlier, the baby's name is Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. According to People magazine, Shiloh is a biblical name. According to me, it is my favorite Neil Diamond song (yes, minus the "h" for all you ND sticklers). This religious streak is getting a bit old. The well of biblical names is bound to dry up sooner or later and then what will we be left with? Magdalene Hilton? Judas Simpson? Lucifer Spears-Federline? Seriously though, if they had to go biblical, they could have at least drummed up some publicity for Brad's new flick and called the baby, Babel.
Following the hot Hollywood trend to have simultaneous celebrity births, Gwen Stefani also became a new mother this weekend with the arrival of Kingston James McGregor Rossdale (or as I like to call him, the future Mr. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt). Kingston is the first child for Gwen and her husband Gavin Rossdale and hopefully not the last. At 36, Gwen better get cracking if she wants to finish off the Caribbean Collection - Santo Domingo and Port au Prince aren't going to birth themselves.
There is no denying the fact that Chad Lowe has single-handedly refuted the old adage Boys Don't Cry. We've all seen him gleefully weeping throughout his wife's acceptance speeches, but this time around, the tears will not be of joy. On Friday, Chad and Hilary Swank announced that they are ending their marriage of almost nine years. I admire Lowe for being man enough (minus the water works) to play the role of Mr. Hilary Swank with such class and dignity. I know he had a lot of life experience playing second fiddle to Mr. Rob Lowe, but all the same, they seemed to have given it their best shot. Luckily the pair have no children, so now all they have to worry about is screwing up a couple of cats and some parrots.