Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Dannii’s Boy Is Mini-me Of Mummy

New dad Kris Smith has taken to twitter to reveal how his new son, Ethan Edward Smith, looks just like partner Dannii Minogue. “Hey guys first look at our beautiful Ethan, he is the most adorable little man, looks like his amazing mum. X” Kris tweeted. Dannii, 38, and boyfriend, Kris, 32, were planning a home birth, when complications forced her to be rushed to a Melbourne hospital earlier this week. However the happy couple welcome 8lbs 3oz baby Ethan via C-section on July 5 and new dad Kris twittered: “On behalf of the three of us I would like to thank you all for your kind words and best wishes. It means a lot to us.” Kris’s thrilled mum Elsie said: “Dannii’s so tiny it was decided he should be delivered by Caesarean. She and Kris are both absolutely over the moon. Ethan’s beautiful, They are both looking forward to getting him home and starting life as a family.” Big congratulations, but we hope Ethan doesn’t prove too distracting for his mum, who is due to return to the X Factor in autumn. With Cheryl in bed with malaria, it’s more ‘judge drought’ than ‘judge dread’.

Jail-Bound Lindsay – Orange Is The New Black Right?

Lindsay Lohan must be sick of having the word ‘troubled’ attached to her name, but her bonus epithet shows no sign of going away after she was sentenced to 90 days behind bars this week for violating her DUI probation. Sporting fingernails blazoned with the monikor ‘F*** you’ and her alcohol monitoring SCRAM anklet, the 24-year-old wept in the courtroom after Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel ripped into her for failing to attend nine of the weekly alcohol-education classes since October. The Mean Girls star will be heading back to the Century Regional Detention Facility, where she spent just 84 minutes incarcerated there in 2007 for cocaine possession and DUI. However her 90-day term is likely to be only 23 days ‘due to overcrowding and the non-violent nature of her crime’. Thankfully, she also has to spend 90 days in rehab – her fourth stint no less. Time for a bit of self-reflection, dear ‘troubled’ Lindsay – and we’re not talking about table-top mirrors.

K-Stew & R-Pats Forever!

Ever since the world became enraptured by the phenomenon that is Twilight, all eyes have been on the ‘are they/aren’t they?’ budding off-screen romance between the film’s leading stars. Kristen and Rob might have kept their relationship under lids, but things look like their hotting up. Spotted two night in a row, they enjoyed dinner, drinks and a gig in New York, proving the couple are more relaxed about being seen on dates together. Meanwhile Eclipse producer Wyck Godfrey recently told Time magazine how he hopes they don’t split up with two more films to come. “Oh my God I hope they stay together,” he said. “Because it could be awkward on set in the next movie if they have a huge falling out. It’s like, Wow, they have to portray this love story through two more movies. That’s what affects my day-to-day.” But Wyck, a big breakup story will get you amazing publicity too!

Nothing Fake About Megan’s Wedding

The mystery on whether Megan Fox had some work on her face before her Hawaiian nuptials last month remains the same, as latest snaps of her and hubby Brian Austin exchanging vows on a beach have absolutely no close-ups of her face. Nonetheless, the couple have been praised for the discreetly simple ceremony, attended by Megan, Brian, his son Kassius (from a previous relationship with actress Vanessa Marcil), the local kahuna (Hawaiian priest) and a photographer. Megan’s Armani Privé strapless gown was impressively elegant – complete with 16ft-long train and a veil! Her shoes of choice? None. Perfect for exchanging vows in the sand, although we’re not so sure about that train…

Jen’s Defiant Date!

Jennifer Aniston kicked off the month as we’d all like to, given a choice, with a cosy romantic dinner with a hunky new man. Snuggling up to divorced CSI actor Chris Gartin, 42, in the posh eatery at West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower, Jen courted headlines when she was spotted being very touchy feely over a glass of wine. “It looked very much like a cosy date,” said an eyewitness. “They were at a candlelit corner table and she was playing with his hair.” The lovers reportedly met at a Malibu house party two months ago, when Chris asked the animal-lover if she’d like to take part in a dolphin documentary. Well what better repost for arch-enemy Angelina Jolie, who had a subtle dig about Jen’s failed marriage to Brad in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. When asked if she and Brad have a problem with marriage, she said: “It’s just like we already are. Children are clearly a commitment, a bigger commitment. It’s for life.”

By Justine Harkness
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Justine Harkness

Justine Harkness

Now based in Los Angeles, Justine had worked for publications from Now to Look, OK! to Loaded, in the UK as well as for weekly magazines in Australia. She has written everything from in-depth celebrity interviews to covering every showbiz party, hotspot, the three ‘Fs’ (fads, fashion, fitness), awards ceremonies, travel (to Mustique, no less), you name it, for all the big magazines. A regular showbiz and lifestyle expert commentator for radio and TV, including BBC, Sky and all the terrestrial channels. There’s more, but there always is. She lives in Santa Monica with her ridiculously fluffy kitten Cookie (‘We should have called her Queen Latifah,’ she shrugs), chasing the latest celebrity stories. Justine’s mantra in life is: ‘In vodka we trust.’ She successfully out drinks many, yet is a bit of a hippy at heart. Just don’t ask her about grammar.

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