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Westlife Singer Shane Filan Is Sharing Blessings

Shane Filan

Shane Filan

Shane Filan and his wife, Gillian, recently welcomed their third bundle of joy, but they’re not ones to hoard their blessings. While Filan is certainly enjoying the family’s newest arrival — Shane Peter, who was born January 22nd — he and his Westlife bandmates are also teaming up with Haiti Earthquake Appeal to release a charity single. The band, along with other stars, will cover REM’s “Everybody Hurts.” Once that’s wrapped, Filan will no doubt be back home to spend time with little Shane and his older siblings, Patrick Michael (16 months) and Nicole Rose (4.5 years).

Neal McDonough Welcomes London

Ruvé and Neal McDonough

Ruvé and Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough, whose face you might recognize from Desperate Housewives, recently added some excitement to his household! McDonough and his wife, Ruvé, welcomed daughter London Jane McDonough on January 11th. She weighed in at 7.95 pounds and was 19-inches long. Also eager to welcome London are siblings Morgan Patrick (4) and Catherine Maggie (2.5). Though McDonough’s latest project, Ticking Clock, sounds like a thriller, life at the McDonough home is probably much more fun!

Emily Mortimer Welcomes an Early Spring
Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer

The British actress recently gave birth to her first daughter and second child with husband Alessandro Nivola. Little May arrived on January 15th. Older brother Samuel John, 6, has no doubt been getting mom and dad ready for her arrival! Mortimer, who’s appeared in both the recent Pink Panther movies, is scheduled to appear in this year’s Shutter Island.

It’s Another Boy for Will Ferrell!

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell and his wife, Viveca Paulin, welcomed their third son on January 23rd, just hours after the comedian closed The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien singing of “Free Bird.” Axel joins older brothers Magnus (almost 6) and Mattias (3) in rounding out Ferrell’s trio. In addition to tackling baby duty for the third time, Ferrell has two movies opening this year: The Other Guys, which is scheduled to be released in August, and Megamind, which is set to open in November.

James McAvoy’s New Role: Daddy!

Anne-Marie Duff and James McAvoy

Anne-Marie Duff and James McAvoy

James McAvoy, who’s appeared in a string of recent hit movies, and his wife, Anne-Marie Duff, have confirmed that they’re expecting their first child together. McAvoy, who’s film credits include The Chronicles of Narnia, The Last King of Scotland, Atonement and Wanted, is set to appear in this year’s The Conspirator.

Rebecca Herbst Tweets Her Pregnancy Test
Michael Saucedo and Rebecca Herbst

Michael Saucedo and Rebecca Herbst

Yes, baby number three is on the way for the General Hospital actress and her husband, Michael Saucedo. Rebecca Herbst (@BeckyHerbstRHO) Tweeted a picture of her positive pregnancy test to alert fans to her baby news. Herbst and Saucedo are already parents to Ethan (8) and Ella (5). No word on a due date, and it’s probably too early to tell if the newest Saucedo will be a boy or a girl.

Jennifer Gareis’ Is Expecting One Bold and Beautiful Baby!

Jennifer Gareis

Jennifer Gareis

Jennifer Gareis and her fiancé, Bobby Ghassemieh, are expecting their first baby. The actress, who plays Donna on the CBC daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful, recently announced that the couple are looking forward to the arrival of their first son early this summer.

This Week’s Baby Beat

Did you catch all the baby news this week? Check out our weekly wrap-up to make sure you’re up-to-date on who’s expecting, welcoming and naming!

Monica Bellucci, who costars in this summer’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and her husband Vincent Cassel are expecting their second! Baby number two is due this spring.

Fatboy Slim was rocking the baby beat this week. He and wife Zoe Ball welcomed Nelly May Lois on January 11th.

Jillian Barberie Reynolds also had a January 11th baby: Rocco Rio.

Sean Patrick Thomas is saving another dance for a second baby, who’s due in June.

Greg Vaughan and Touriya Haoud welcomed their second baby boy, Cavan Thomas, on January 19th.

As the World Turns star Paolo Seganti added a fifth baby to his brood. Daughter Lucia was born last month on December 20th.

Bo Bice and wife Caroline added a bass player to the Bice Brothers Band: Ean Jacob was born on January 22nd.

• It was a big week at the races! NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, announced they’re expecting their first baby in July. Meanwhile, Indy racer Justin Wilson and his wife Julia welcomed their second daughter, Jessica Lynne Wilson, on January 12th. Little Jessica, who weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, was also welcomed by bib sis Jane Louise (21 months).

This week the babies ended in a tie: three boys to three girls! And nature-inspired names are really hot! Congrats to all the new parents!

Bice Baby Arrives a Little Early

Bo Bice

Bo Bice

Bo Bice and his wife Caroline welcomed their third baby boy on Friday. Ean Jacob Bice, who was originally scheduled for a January 31st delivery, weighed 8.5 pounds when he made his appearance. The announcement on Bice’s Web site dubbed Ean the bass player of the Bice Brothers Band. Little Ean has brothers Aidan Michael (4) and Caleb James (17 months) to round out his musical trio.

Paolo Seganti Welcomes Fifth Baby

Paolo Seganti, who plays Damian on As the World Turns, and his wife, Carlotta Chang, welcomed their fifth child last month. Little Lucia was born on December 20th. Seganti and Chang have had plenty of practice to get ready for Lucia. The couple are already parents to Stella (9), Marcello (7), Maddalena (4) and Pippo (2). Seganti, who started his career as a boxer, better stay light on his toes to stay ahead of that bunch!

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