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Aishwarya Rai welcomes baby girl; Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Maher spar on ‘The View’

A mix of the morning’s entertainment headlines...


Aishwarya Rai and husband Abhishek Bachchan. (ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS)

“Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Both Aishwarya and the baby are doing great and taking some much needed rest,” he tweeted. ”I'm trying my level best to get rid of this caffeine high and get some sleep too. Don't think it'll work. TOO EXCITED!!!!”

Rai’s father-in-law, actor Amitabh Bachchan, said on Twitter he was “ecstatic” about his grandaughter, who the BBC dubbed “Bollywood’s new royal princess.” (AP)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Maher got into a delightful tiff on “The View” yesterday over a joke Maher made about Hasselback a few months ago. Watch the uncomfortable moment below. (Jezebel; Gawker)

Hope Solo was sent home from “Dancing With the Stars” leaving Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez and Rob Kardashian to compete in the finals. (TV Column)

Michael Jackson ’s estate is reportedly interested in producing a biopic about the late King of Pop. (Guardian)

In other Jackson news, the bed he died in is (thank goodness) no longer for sale. (AP)

Adele said she is “doing really well, on the mend, super happy, relaxed and very positive with it all” after undergoing throat surgery. (Adele Blog)

Cameron Diaz and Diddy are an item, according to anonymous sources, “just friends,” according to their reps. (Us Weekly)

An NBC show meets its end, after the jump.

Prime Suspect” will wrap up production now that it has been pulled by NBC’s midseason lineup. (Vulture)

Ryan Gosling was sadly not named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” today. But can Bradley Cooper say that someone has fashioned a pancake into the shape of his face? That’s what I thought. (BWE)

Anna Goldfarb, the woman who shot the amazing video of Michael J. Fox playing “Johnny B. Goode” at his annual Parkinson’s benefit, blogs about seeing her “dream guy” perform. (ShmittenKitten)

Bellasugar will sell a line of “Hunger Games” inspired nail polish , which is just as baffling as H&M’s “Dragon Tattoo” line. (EW)

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