A Baby Boom of Stars

A Baby Boom of Stars

In the past week, my inbox has been overloaded with baby bump celebrity gossip. It seems to be the trend. From musicians like Beyoncé (a girl crush of mine) to actors Like Robert Downey Jr., everyone seems to be expecting or popping them out! I know, it's confusing to me too, and I think I'm behind to begin with when it comes to celebrity gossip. So I decided to make a helpful list, a cheat sheet if you will, of some of the newest and most famous parents-to-be and parent-newbies. But don't worry, there won't be a test at the end.

Starting with one of the "brightest" stars, let's talk about Beyoncé and Jay-z. They are expecting their first little munchkin. She made the announcement during the 2011 MTV Music Awards, sporting her new baby bump in a sparkly Dolce & Gabanna tuxedo jacket, which Jay-Z and pal Kanye West jumped for joy. Check out the video: http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/686198/beyonce-rubs-her-baby-bump-on-stage-at-the-vmas.jhtml. I'm sure this baby will be quite a looker with the set of parents he or she has been given. As due dates are announced and more information is available, I'll keep you posted.

Now let's jump to Lindsay Sloane (no, she's not related to McSteamy!), an actress from a hodgepodge of TV sitcoms. Most recently, she had roles in Weeds and Horrible Bosses and she was the maid of honor in Sarah Michelle Gellar's wedding. She has a little girl on the way with husband Dar Rollins.

Ok. On to a childhood fave. Melanie Brown, the former Spice Girl, gave birth to a baby girl on September 1st. This is the first for Mel and husband Stephen Belafonte. She has two children from a previous relationship and he has one as well. Soon after giving birth, she wrote, “Finally our baby arrives,Stephen nearly passed out,Phoenix screamed,I laughed so hard the baby popped out!!! She is just sooo amazing!!”

And what about Alyssa Milano? Aside from her last name being an amazing cookie, she is also a pretty cool chick. This actress and former singer just had her first little tot and couldn't be happier with husband David Bugliari. She is known for roles in so many popular TV shows, including "Who's the Boss?", "Charmed," and "Melrose Place." Baby boy Milo Thomas Bugliari was born August 30th. He was 7 pounds and measured 19 inches long. Congrats to you both!

I guess it's time to include the guys. How about Robert Downey Jr.? He and wife Susan Downey are expecting their first child together! He has a 17-year old son already from his first marriage, so this will be his second kiddo. The couple got married in 2005 and this new baby is due early 2012, around the same time the sequel of "Sherlock Holmes" comes out, which he will be starring in. Aren't they such a cute couple?!

Speaking of cute couples, I'm not sure if a couple get's hotter than director Guy Ritchie and model girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley! Ainsley gave birth to their little boy on Monday, September 5th at London's Portland hospital. Ritchie shares a son with Madonna, who he split up with in 2008.

Alrighty. I'll leave it at that for now. Of course there is always ample baby gossip, so make sure to stay tuned. I guess that's just the nature of our business; the babies just keep on coming!

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