Apart from that, how was your weekend?
The promised child is finally here People: "Beyoncé and Jay-Z are now Mom and Dad! The singer, whose pregnancy was closely watched and the subject of various rumors, gave birth to a baby girl in New York on Saturday, according to her hometown paper. Mom and baby are doing fine, the Houston Chronicle reports. Sources tell E! News the little girl's name is Blue Ivy Carter. Apparently, she's a looker. "The most beautiful girl in the world," Beyoncé's sister, Solange Knowles, Tweeted Sunday morning. Friends of the superstar couple also used Twitter to offer public messages of congratulations: "Welcome to the world princess Carter!" Rihanna Tweeted Saturday night. "Love Aunty Rih." "Welcome to the world Blue!" Gwyneth Paltrow wrote on her Twitter page Sunday morning. "We love you already." Russell Simmons also acknowledged the new parents on Twitter: "congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z," he said. Beyoncé, 30, checked into Lenox Hill Hospital on New York's Upper East Side on Friday, more than a month before her previously stated due date in February."
New Clooney project The Wrap: "George Clooney has started to work on his next project, writing, directing and starring in a big-budget movie about the men who chased down the stolen art of Europe during World War II, he told TheWrap on Saturday. “The Monuments Men,” which Clooney is co-writing with his producing partner Grant Heslov, will tell the story of a hand-picked group of art experts chosen by the U.S. government to retrieve artwork stolen by the Nazis. “I’m excited about it,” Clooney told TheWrap at the Palm Springs Film Festival on Saturday. “It’s a fun movie because it could be big entertainment. It’s a big budget, you can’t do it small - it’s landing in Normandy.” The movie will be based on the book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” by Robert M. Edsel."
Creepy Selena Gomez stalker gets restrained E!: "A judge has granted Selena Gomez a three-year restraining order against the obsessed man who once threatened to kill the teen phenom and otherwise caused her extreme fear. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William D. Stewart granted the order against 46-year-old Thomas Brodnicki, ordering him to stay at least 100 yards away from both Gomez and her family for the next few years. As it happens, the restraint was a long time coming. Gomez first requested the protective order against Brodnicki back in October, after the man admitted to his therapist that he had conversations with God about killing the Wizards of Waverly Place star. Prosecutors even initially alleged that he stalked Gomez between July and October, though that charge was dropped last year."
What about the "pals" and "insiders?" People: "Katy Perry has something to say – and she doesn't need anyone to say it for her. "Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family," the singer, whose husband Russell Brand filed for divorce on Dec. 30, said on Twitter Saturday. Perry, 27, didn't only address rumors surrounding her split from Brand, who cited irreconcilable differences in the divorce. She also thanked supporters for their concern and well-wishes during a difficult time. "I am so grateful for all the love and support I've had from people around the world," she Tweeted. "You guys have made my heart happy again." The couple were married in India in a lavish, multi-day ceremony in October 2010."
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