Daily Shuffle: Jennifer Connelly Welcomes a Baby Girl

Jennifer Connelly Paul BettanyActors Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany just made their brood a bit bigger. On May 31, in the couples’ New York home, Connelly gave birth to a baby girl, bringing them to a total of three kids. Agnes, as her parents named her, came into the world via water birth in a birthing pool. How very new age of you, Miss Connelly. We’re just finding out about the birth weeks later? Wait, it’s probably because it’s not really any of our business, but that’s not going to stop any of us from making little “ooh” and “ahh” sounds and being happy for the Hollywood couple. -Us

Well, he did warn us this would happen. James Franco is finally making good on that suggestion that he’d enter the music business. Franco and his buddy Kalup Linzy (that cross-dressing video and performance artist he met while working on General Hospital — yes this is a true story) will actually release an EP called Dutty Artz on July 12. Is anyone else kind of afraid that the rapture might have been referring to this EP? -Pitchfork

Finally, Alec Baldwin is eying a run for mayor of New York in 2013. Apparently since he’ll be done with 30 Rock and Anthony Weiner’s…weiner is likely going to mar his attempt to take office, Baldwin sees a prime opportunity. And don’t worry, New Yorkers, Baldwin is a nice Long Island boy at heart, so he’s totally okay to hold such an esteemed New York City title. Plus, isn’t everyone just stoked that this story isn’t that Donald Trump is running for mayor? -Village Voice

Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.

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