DJ/producer Diplo has welcomed his second child, according to a new report.
The dance music star's ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart has given birth to son Lazer Lee Louis Pentz, according to Us Weekly.
Diplo, real name Wesley Pentz, and Lockhart are also parents to a four-year-old boy.
Pentz, 35, has been linked romantically to Katy Perry since April (14).
Veteran comedian John Cleese is set to join the literary elite after winning a nomination for Britain's top book awards along with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and blockbuster thriller writer Lee Child. The Monty Python star's memoir So, Anyway... has landed a nod in the autobiography/biography category at the Specsavers National Book Awards.
Other big names to score nominations include Rowling, who will compete for Crime/Thriller Book of the Year under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith for The Silkworm. She faces competition from Anthony Horowitz (Moriarty), Lee Child (Personal), Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim) and Sophie Hannah (The Monogram Murders).
The Slits star Viv Albertine is included in the Non-fiction Book of the Year category for Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys... while Awful Auntie by British funnyman David Walliams is nominated for Children's Book of the Year and Audiobook of the Year.
The awards will be announced on 26 December (14).
Supermodel Marisa Miller is pregnant with her second child.
The former Victoria's Secret lingerie star and her husband, music producer Griffin Guess, will welcome a sibling for their 22-month-old son Gavin Lee in late spring (15). The mother-to-be tells People.com, "Being a mother has been the biggest blessing in my life. To get to experience it all over again is really exciting."
The couple wed in 2006.
Model-turned-fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons is pregnant with her fourth child, according to a U.S.report.
Editors at the New York Post's gossip column PageSix report the 39 year old is expecting a baby with her banker husband Tim Leissner, who she wed earlier this year (14). Simmons has two daughters, aged 14 and 12, with ex-husband Russell Simmons, and a five-year-old son with actor Djimon Hounsou.
Pregnant Kelly Rowland is getting serious about her dreams of playing late disco queen Donna Summer in a new biopic after transforming herself to look just like the diva in a new Instagram.com photo.
The former Destiny's Child singer has made no secret of the fact she wants to play the I Feel Love singer onscreen and she is actively campaigning for the role in director Spike Lee's film about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart and his stable of acts. Justin Timberlake has signed on to play Bogart and now Rowland is hoping a photo of her looking just like Summer will persuade Lee to cast her.
Wearing a long, curly wig and Summer-esque make-up, Rowland accompanied the picture with the hashtags "#tbt #DonnaSummer-ish #LovetoLoveYa."
"(Christopher) McQuarrie is going to be in post-production on Mission: Impossible 5. He just physically can’t do it. It’s going to be a new backroom crew, which I think is good. I thought the McQuarrie movie was fantastic, but let’s see someone else’s take on it." Author Lee Child reveals director Christopher McQuarrie won't be returning to take charge of the Jack Reacher sequel.
Hugh Jackman's actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness' campaign to overhaul adoption laws in her native Australia will expose some children to a greater risk of abuse and trafficking, according to experts. The Jindabyne star has been a vocal supporter of the Adopt Change organisation, and this week (beg25Aug14) she praised the country's Prime Minister Tony Abbott for holding talks with campaign staff.
However, a group of child protection experts has now warned politicians that a change in the adoption laws could leave the door wide open to abusers.
The panel told an Australian parliamentary committee the proposals will make the adoption process "vulnerable to reduced standards for the protection of children, and greater risks of malpractice".
Veteran actor Jeff Bridges is planning to add children's author to his extensive resume after teaming up with his eldest daughter for the special project. The Big Lebowski star, who has also established himself as a musician and a photographer, reveals he likes to find ways to include his kids in his professional career so he has started penning a kids' story with 33-year-old daughter Isabelle.
He tells People.com, "I try to create as many experiences as I can to hang out with my kids. When you're an adult, you gotta work. So I invented this word - plorking - a combination of playing and work...
"Isabelle, my oldest girl, we're working on a children's book together."
Bridges has also recruited his second child Jessie, who has served as his film set assistant for years, to open for his band The Abiders' new tour, while his youngest girl Hayley, 28, is helping to design the actor's new home.
He isn't the first celebrity to pen stories for kids - fellow celebrities including Jamie Lee Curtis, Julianne Moore, Jim Carrey, Jessica Lange, Ricky Martin and rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne have also tested their creative writing skills in recent years.
Stephen King, John Grisham and James Patterson are among 900 of the world's most famous authors who have waded into an ongoing publishing dispute with bosses at book retailer Amazon. Hundreds of writers, also including blockbuster novelists Lee Child, Philip Pullman and Suzanne Collins, have signed an open letter informing readers about the row and urging Amazon to bring the dispute to an end.
In the letter, the group accuses Amazon executives of using "unusual tactics" in a bid to push through a deal with publishing house Hachette, alleging they have been boycotting the company's authors, refusing to apply discounts to their books and slowing delivery of works by Hachette's writers to customers.
The letter reads, "As writers - most of us not published by Hachette - we feel strongly that no bookseller should block the sale of books or otherwise prevent or discourage customers from ordering or receiving the books they want. It is not right for Amazon to single out a group of authors, who are not involved in the dispute, for selective retaliation... Many of us have supported Amazon since it was a struggling start-up... We have made Amazon many millions of dollars and over the years... This is no way to treat a business partner. Nor is it the right way to treat your friends...
"We call on Amazon to resolve its dispute with Hachette without further hurting authors and without blocking or otherwise delaying the sale of books to its customers."
Hachette boasts some of the publishing industry's biggest names on its roster, including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer, the writer behind the Twilight franchise.
Former Lostprophets stars would have killed frontman Ian Watkins if they had realised he was a child molester. Watkins, 36, was convicted of a catalogue of sickening abuse last year (13), including the attempted rape of a baby, and he was sentenced to 35 years behind bars for his crimes.
His bandmates initially hoped the allegations were "all a mistake", but they were horrified when Watkins pleaded guilty, and now they have insisted they would have reacted violently if they had known about the singer's abuse before he was arrested.
Guitarist Lee Gaze tells BBC Newsbeat, "How could you know? How would you know? Who would disclose such a thing to five people who have eight children? You just wouldn't because they would be killed on the spot."
He went on to add that the rest of the band had grown so distant from Watkins that he believes they would have split up regardless of the abuse case, adding, "He was doing his own thing. That just grew worse over the years, the more he was using drugs. He could be in the same city as me and I wouldn't hang out with him, even if we weren't playing shows."
Lostprophets split in the aftermath of Watkins' arrest, and the five remaining bandmates - Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stuart Richardson, Jamie Oliver and Luke Johnson - formed a new group, No Devotion.