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