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Can you believe Cate Blanchett has two children? Wait, what's that? She has three now? Well, let's welcome the new babe, 7-pound, 9-ounce Ignatius Martin, who was born Sunday night at a Sydney hospital, according to Australia's WHO magazine. The 38-year-old actress and her husband, writer-director Andrew Upton, already have two sons — Dashiell, 6, and Roman, 3 — which means there's lots of shouting and running in their home. Just two days before the birth, Blanchett had attended her younger sister's university graduation, which just goes to show she's not going to let much of anything interrupt her plans.



Being beautiful and linked to the nation's (second) greatest quarterback isn't enough for Gisele Bundchen — she wants to be a movie star, too. The Boston Globe says Gisele is in the mix to be the female lead in a fourth Austin Powers movie. The Globe says her native Portugeuse has tripped up things on the acting front, but not as much as her hectic schedule full of photo shoots, fashion shows and shilling her clothing line. We'd like to think the real problem is that the other leading ladies in the Austin Powers pantheon — Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham and Beyonce Knowles — really weren't seen in all that many movies after starring opposite Mike Myers. Of course, Myers has also said a fourth flick would have been told entirely from the point of view of Dr. Evil, so Gisele should keep in mind any lines she has probably wouldn't be any more challenging than that bit part she had in The Devil Wears Prada.

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Alicia Keys sure has some interesting theories about where the big trends in hip-hop are coming from — namely, good ol' Uncle Sam. Keys told Blender that "gangsta rap" was created as a government ploy to convince black people to kill each other. " 'Gangsta rap' didn't exist," Keys said in an interview, which will be in the May issue out Tuesday. Who's responsible? "The government." She goes on to say that the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. were egged on by The Man. "(The murders were fueled) by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing," she said. Keys apparently wore a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck during the interview because it "symbolizes strength, power and killing them dead." It's no surprise that Keys has been reading books by leaders of the Black Panthers lately. At this point The Juice* would crack a joke at Keys' expense, but really, she's starting to freak us out. Next thing you know, she'll be telling us the White House made up reasons to invade Iraq.

Ashlee Simpson pregnant?

Why the big rush to get married for Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz? If you believe Us, it's because the 23-year-old is pregnant with their child. The magazine says a source confirms the duo are having an old-time shotgun wedding, which must be at the insistence of creepy papa Joe Simpson. The engagement was confirmed by the couple just last week, but Wentz called the pregnancy rumor a "witch hunt" in a statement to MTV News on Monday. All we can do is thank the powers that be her sister Jessica hasn't yet reproduced.

Britney gets in car accident

The Juice* debated long and hard amongst ourselves about whether we should even bother to write about Britney Spears' weekend car accident. The AP reports she got into a fender-bender on the freeway around 8:20 p.m. when she bumped the car in front of her in stop-and-go traffic, forcing that car to bump the car in front of it. No real damage, and no citations given. The end. But now CelebTV has footage of Brit hopping into the passenger seat of her car so an unidentified man could take her place behind the driver's seat before the cops showed up. All the while, paparazzi are snapping away, catching the whole thing (see the video at blogs.tampabay.com/juice). Other gossip outlets would have you think she was doing something on the less-than-legal side. The Juice* is going to give her the benefit of the doubt and say she simply wanted more room to eat a cheeseburger.

... Jodie Sweetin, too

In much less important (?) baby news, Full House's Jodie Sweetin, a.k.a. Stephanie Tanner, is all grown up now that she's birthed a daughter. People reports the 26-year-old actor and husband, Cody Herpin, welcomed an 8-pound, 7-ounce baby girl named Zoie on Saturday. "Jodie says that she and her husband and family are absolutely thrilled and in love with baby Zoie," a rep told the magazine, which was probably much more intent on finding Cate Blanchett. The baby's first words will no doubt be, "How rude!"

Shia LaBeouf joins 'The Dark Fields'

Everyone's favorite smart-aleck movie teen, Shia LaBeouf, has signed a deal to star in a film adaptation of Alan Glynn's 2002 novel, The Dark Fields, Variety reports. Neil Burger, who directed The Illusionist, will be behind the camera for the flick, which is about a young man who finds the ultimate smart pill. Hilarity ensues. Maybe Shia could have given one of those to George Lucas before he called LaBeouf's next picture Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.



Shia LaBeouf joins 'The Dark Fields'

Everyone's favorite smart-aleck movie teen, Shia LaBeouf, has signed a deal to star in a film adaptation of Alan Glynn's 2002 novel, The Dark Fields, Variety reports. Neil Burger, who directed The Illusionist, will be behind the camera for the flick, which is about a young man who finds the ultimate smart pill. Hilarity ensues. Maybe Shia could have given one of those to George Lucas before he called LaBeouf's next picture Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Alicia keys hates on the man 04/14/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 14, 2008 6:25pm]

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