Fantasia Barrino gives birth to son; Paris Jackson to appear on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

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Fantasia Barrino has a new son. (Larry Busacca/GETTY IMAGES)

Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson and aspiring actress, does a rare interview on Thursday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Among the revelations: she thought it was stupid that her dad used to make her wear a mask in public.

Jackson will make her film debut next year in the fantasy film “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” alongside Larry King and Joey Fatone. (Reuters)

Elizabeth Taylor ’s jewelry collection sold at auction for a record-setting $115 million. A 33.19 carat diamond ring, given to the late actress by her twice-husband Richard Burton, sold for $8.8 million. (WaPo)

George Clooney will appear in a one-night only performance of “8,” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s play about Proposition 8. (Hollywood Reporter)

Steve Carell will do a guest spot on “The Simpsons”; he’ll provide the voice for mobster Fat Tony’s accountant. (Digital Spy)

Chris Meloni has a new, blood sucking gig, after the jump.

“Law and Order SVU” alum Chris Meloni is officially joining “True blood” as an “ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.” (EW)

Leonardo DiCaprio looks mighty handsome in the first official photos from Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” (EW)

Demi Moore doesn’t get why everyone’s so concerned about her “Mrs. Kutcher” Twitter handle: “changing my twitter name isn't a top priority right now. sorry it bothers so many of u. should I not tweet until I do?does it really matter?” I feel you Demi, but you know it’s actually really simple to change it. (@mrskutcher)

David Letterman removes the Kardashians from Barbara Walters’s most fascinating people list . He also figures out who the most fascinating person of the year is.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.
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