And Baby Makes Six Rosie O'Donnell's partner, Kelli Carpenter, gave birth to a baby girl Friday at an undisclosed New York hospital. The couple named the child, who weighed in at 6 pounds 6 ounces, Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, after the main character in the book "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," and after O'Donnell's mother, Roseanne, the Associated Press reported Saturday. According to spokeswoman Cindi Berger, "Mothers and baby are just great."
Comedian and former talk show host O'Donnell has three adopted children; this is the first child for the 35-year-old Carpenter, who conceived by artificial insemination.
Ben and Jen Got Game How do you thank America's hottest new couple for starring in your movie? Director Kevin Smith is giving newly engaged Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck a custom-made video game to show his appreciation for their being in his recently completed film, "Jersey Girl."
According to the New York Post, the game "Jen Saves Ben" features an animated Lopez, trying to find and rescue Affleck, who has been kidnapped and chained to a warehouse wall.
"J. Lo has to get him back but doesn't know where he's gone," said Brad Graeber of Texas-based Powerhouse Animation Studios, which created the game. As she karate-kicks along, Lopez encounters an animated, ray-gun-toting Smith as well as Matt Damon, cast as an evil robot. She gets three tries to save her fiance without being killed, and if she succeeds, the couple kiss. The game plays a soundtrack of, big surprise, Lopez's music.
Butler's Scorched Plans British police said yesterday they were probing suspected arson at a flower shop owned by former royal butler Paul Burrell, just weeks after the case against him for allegedly stealing from Princess Diana's estate collapsed.
Police said emergency services were called shortly after 1 a.m. to the store belonging to Diana's former servant in the village of Holt, North Wales. Nobody was hurt in the blaze, but police said the shop suffered severe smoke damage. Burrell lives nearby in the English village of Farndon.
Burrell's story has dominated Britain's tabloids since his trial ended last month after the unprecedented intervention of Queen Elizabeth. Burrell said he wanted to concentrate on his florist business when he returned to his home two weeks ago, after a holiday in the United States with his family.
She's Just Courteney Cox Actress Courteney Cox Arquette is back to Courteney Cox. The 38-year-old star of NBC's "Friends" says her marriage to actor David Arquette is just fine, according to the December issue of InStyle magazine.
Cox says she started going by her maiden name in some situations out of respect for her father, Richard Cox, who died of cancer last year. "When I was a kid, I wanted to change my name so badly because I didn't like it. Now that my dad's gone, I don't want to lose it. . . . It's not an issue for David."
Compiled from staff and wire reports
by Marla Harper
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