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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski welcome baby, Hazel

Actress Emily Blunt and Office star John Krasinski have welcomed their first baby, a girl named Hazel.

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Simon Cowell tweets photos of newborn son

Simon Cowell has tweeted photographs of his newborn son, Eric. One of the shots features the former American Idol judge holding the baby and is accompanied by the message “I never knew how much love and pride I would feel.”

Cowell’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to Eric on Friday in New York City.

British sitcom legend and 'Harry Potter' actor Roger Lloyd-Pack dies at age 69

British character actor Roger Lloyd-Pack has died at the age of 69, according to The Guardian. Lloyd-Pack was much loved in his homeland for playing the dim-witted Trigger in the hugely popular sitcom Only Fools and Horses and the equally slow Owen Newitt in the similarly successful, Richard Curtis-penned show The Vicar of Dibley. But he was an incredibly versatile performer whose big screen credits included Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Interview with the Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in which he played Barty Crouch Sr. In addition to his TV and film roles, Lloyd-Pack was an accomplished theater actor and recently appeared alongside Mark Rylance in London productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night. According to his agent, Lloyd-Pack was suffering from pancreatic cancer and died at home surrounded by his family.

George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Idris Elba honored at BAFTA Britannia Awards

George Clooney and Benedict Cumberbatch were honored last night at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles, according to the New York Times. Clooney received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film while Cumberbatch won the award for British Artist of the Year. Other winners included Idris Elba and Sacha Baron Cohen, who pranked the audience with a skit in which he seemed to push an old woman off the stage.

Winners of the Britannia awards are chosen by members of the Los Angeles arm of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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'Catfish' subject Michael Fortunato dies at age 26

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Catfish‘s Michael Fortunato, who appeared on the season 2 episode “Ashley and Mike,” died from a pulmonary embolism in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday. He was 26.

Fortunato’s younger sister, Gena, confirmed the report to MTV News. Gena said Fortunato was driving himself to the hospital when he hit a fence. Paramedics then arrived and transported him to Hartford Hospital.

Although the autopsy has not yet been released, the chief medial examiner’s office in Farmington, Conn., revealed that Fortunato died of a pulmonary embolism due to deep vein thrombosis. Other contributing factors were obesity and cariomyopathy.

“I don’t even know where to start,” Gena told MTV. “He was a little kid at heart — a gentle giant. He’s somebody who put everybody before himself; everybody else came before him. The biggest heart that you’d ever meet.”

Mike’s fellow Catfish subject, Ashley Sawyer, also spoke about his death. “He would give anybody the last shirt he had — anything,” Sawyer said. “He would put his life on hold just to make sure other people moved forward. He always put people first.”

As for the couple, Sawyer said: “Me and him were very much in love… We were definitely moving forward. If more people were like Mike, everybody would be a little happier in the world.”

When they met online, Ashley sent Mike altered pictures of herself, while Mike had sent pics of another man. Though she initially rejected Mike after meeting him in person, their episode ended with them still in contact.

Chad Michael Murray ends engagement to Kenzie Dalton

Chad Michael Murray is back on the market.

The One Tree Hill star, who was once married to co-star Sophia Bush, has ended his engagement to Kenzie Dalton. People reports that the couple, who originally met when Dalton played a high school cheerleader on OTH, separated earlier this year.

Murray and Dalton first got engaged in 2006, just before his divorce from Bush was finalized.

Shonda Rhimes welcomes baby No. 3

As if running Shondaland isn’t enough to keep her busy, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes is now a mother of three!

Rhimes took to Twitter last night to announce the arrival of her third daughter:

Rhimes had previously adopted two daughters, Harper and Emerson.

Melissa George expecting her first child

Grey’s Anatomy alum Melissa George, 37, is full of good news. In addition to joining The Good Wife, the actress took to Twitter on Sunday to announce that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Jean-David Blanc.

'Bachelor' and 'Bachelor Pad' contestant Gia Allemand dies

Gia Allemand, who first appeared in season 14 of The Bachelor with Jake Pavelka, has died at the age of 29, EW has confirmed. Allemand was hospitalized in New Orleans on August 12 after a “serious medical event.” According to People, Allemand died of apparent suicide.

The former model and dancer with the sweet demeanor and endearing New York accent became a Bachelor Nation favorite after making it to the final three on The Bachelor. She later went on to compete in two seasons of Bachelor Pad, where she entered into a short-lived romance with fellow contestant Wes Hayden. In her post-Bachelor life, Allemand — who was dating NBA player Ryan Anderson at the time of her death — lived in New Orleans where she worked as a Pure Barre instructor. She remained a part of the Bachelor family, however, recently tweeting a photo of herself at a Bachelorette finale viewing party with her fellow Pad contestant Rachel Truehart.
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British comedian and film director Mel Smith dies at age 60

British comedian and film director Mel Smith has died at the age of 60, according to the BBC. Smith was a cast member of the groundbreaking U.K. sketch show Not the Nine O’Clock News, alongside Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, and Griff Rhys Jones, with whom Smith formed a long-lasting comedy partnership. In addition to his onscreen performances—which also included small roles in The Princess Bride and National Lampoon’s European Vacation—Smith directed several films, notably 1989’s Richard Curtis-penned The Tall Guy and 1997’s Bean, a showcase for Atkinson’s titular bumbler.

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