The new year is shaping up to be quite an eventful one for actress Penelope Cruz and her husband, actor Javier Bardem. The couple welcomed their first child — a son, whose name has not yet been announced — on the same day that Bardem found out he’d received an Oscar nomination for his role in Biutiful! Once the final results are revealed in February, the couple can sit back and enjoy parenthood and Cruz’s latest project, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Less than a week after her performance at the Grammys, singer M.I.A. delivered a healthy baby boy. The singer wrote on her blog that her baby was born on Wednesday in Los Angeles and is “the most amazing thing ever on this planet.” This is the first child for M.I.A. (real name: Mathangi Arulpragasam) and her fiancé, fellow musician Benjamin Bronfman. Next Sunday, M.I.A. will be back in action, performing at the Oscars. Her song “O Saya” from Slumdog Millionaire, was nominated for Best Song.