Oh Baby, Baby
Us Weekly delivers a bouncing baby scoop! Britney Spears gave birth to a boy at a Los Angeles hospital yesterday, the mag reported on its Web site. No confirmation, but the item also said the 23-year-old singer had a C-section; she has previously said that's what she wanted to avoid the pain of a natural birth. Dancer daddy Kevin Federline accompanied her to the hospital.
Washington Wedding Belle
This just in, an exuberant press release from exuberant Washington corporate gadfly Evelyn Y. Davis (all punctuation sic):
"Evelyn Y. Davis, the nation's leading minority stockholder also known as the 'Queen of the Corporate Jungle,' has married James Patterson of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Davis is the editor of Highlights and Lowlights, a financial newsletter.
"It is the fourth (4th) marriage for Davis, 76, and the second for the groom, James Patterson, age 50!!! Patterson is a retired foreign service official. They were married in a civil ceremony in Arlington, Va. The couple met after he sent her several fan letters. A Bermuda honeymoon is planned.
" 'Evelyn is the most beautiful and smartest woman I ever met,' said James."
Reached by phone on her wedding day yesterday, Davis crowed: "It's pretty good for 76, isn't it? . . . There's no reason a woman can't marry a younger man when a man can marry a younger woman and no one says a word about it!"
The new husband was sleeping, she said, and could not be roused for comment. "He can't keep up with me," she said.
She cheerily rang off, then called back shortly with a comment: "At 76 I'm still a femme fatale!"
A Caring 'Carey' Star
Comedian Kathy Kinney -- known for her role as Mimi Bobeck on "The Drew Carey Show" -- vigilantly made her way down a long assembly line of volunteers yesterday that included Latin pop star Tito Puente Jr., country singer Neal McCoy and Miss USA Chelsea Cooley at the Operation USO Care Package Stuffing Party on Capitol Hill.
"Drew Carey was the person who got me involved in this -- he's so patriotic," Kinney said as she expertly filled a care package with a disposable camera and beef jerky.
Kinney flew from Los Angeles Tuesday to help stuff 3,000 bags for service members in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf Coast, and to attend last night's USO gala. "It just takes a little bit of home, like a package of gum, to let them know you care," the 50-year-old said.
Puente autographed photos of himself for the packages before hopping into line to stuff bags. "I hope that we're giving them good morale," he said.
* Ex-FEMA director Michael Brown was reportedly spotted at Alexandria's upscale NuYu salon and spa yesterday. According to a witness, Brown discreetly hid his face with a newspaper and maintained a low profile while waiting for his scalp massage and haircut. Is he trying to unwind during his newfound free time? Hey, the man's had a rough couple of days.
* Actress Ashley Judd and "American Idol" finalist Kimberley Locke signed autographs for fans at the Georgetown shoe store Aldo yesterday. Both women were in town to attend last night's YouthAIDS gala, and the store sells YouthAIDS "Empowerment Tags." Aldo manager Michelle Paterson said 392 people came in yesterday afternoon, instead of the usual volume of 25. "People were very, very happy to see them," she said. "They were just so down-to-earth." While neither star bought shoes, Paterson didn't seem to mind: "It was a phenomenal opportunity for me and my staff."
-- Compiled by Korin Miller
from staff and Web reports