M.I.A. Announces Birth Of Baby Boy On MySpace

Singer M.I.A., real name Mathangi Arulpragasam, gave birth to a boy on Wednesday and posted the news on her MySpace page on Friday.

She wrote that her baby is “healthy, fine, beautiful, and the most amazing thing on this planet.”

“Me and baby are putting our tour dates for 2010 together, making mix tapes, and figuring out a way to break out of the hospital!”

M.I.A. performed at the Grammys on her original due date of Sunday February 8th. Her fiancé and the father of her baby is musician Benjamin Brewer.

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VIDEO VIRUS: Salma Hayek Breastfeeds African Baby In Sierra Leone


Actress and UNICEF spokesperson Salma Hayek made an effort to feed Africa one baby at a time when she breastfed a newborn during a visit to the West African country Sierra Leone in September.

The well-endowed 42-year-old actress, who is nursing her own daughter Valentina, offered to breastfeed the baby because the mother didn’t have enough milk.

“The baby was perfectly healthy, but the mother didn’t have milk. He was very hungry. I was weaning Valentina, but I still had a lot of milk that I was pumping, so I breast-fed the baby,” Hayek says.

What’s even more priceless than Hayek lending her breast to humanity is the story she tells of how her great grandmother once “took her breast out” and fed a stranger’s child on the street.

Pregnant M.I.A. May Not Attend Grammy Awards Because Baby is Due on Same Day

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Singer M.I.A. (born Maya Arulpragasam) is up for two Grammys: Record of the Year for “Paper Planes” and Best Rap Song for “Swagga Like Us.” But the pregnant star may not attend the Grammy Awards this Sunday because her baby is due on that day.

“They say that you’re often late the first time, so I’m planning to go,” the 31-year-old mom-to-be told USA Today. “We’ll see. People are trying to get me to relax and focus on the baby. It’s like being in parallel universes.”

M.I.A., who is also up for an Oscar for the song “O … Saya” from award darling Slumdog Millionaire, adds, “Having a baby is the most creative thing you can do. It makes you re-learn the world through a child’s eyes.”

Ga Ga: E*Trade’s Superbowl ‘Talking Baby’ Commercial And His Black Friend Kenny

If you love E*Trade’s “Talking Baby” commercials – because you know we do! – then you probably love the newest installment aired during the Superbowl. The adult-voiced stock-trading baby has a black friend -Kenny!

Even though Blindie is wondering why the black friend has to be singing, we love that he’s singing the ’80s hit “Broken Wings” by Mr. Mister.

Check out more of Kenny in the “outtakes” clip.

Lisa Bonet & Jason Momoa Welcome A Baby Boy

Lisa Bonet and boyfriend Jason Momoa welcomed a baby boy on December 15, according to French Tele7.

This is the third child for Bonet, 41, who has 16-month-old daughter Lola Iolani with Momoa, and another daughter, 20 year-old Zoe Kravitz, with ex-husband Lenny Kravitz.

The former Cosby kid recently returned to television on the ABC drama Life on Mars.

M.I.A On Pregnancy: I’ll Have to Wear Caftans if I Get Any Bigger

“Paper Planes” singer M.I.A. is getting ready for her first child with fiancé Benjamin Brewer and joked with USA Today that if she gets any bigger she’s sporting a caftan!

The 31-year-old musician (born Mathangi Arulpragasam) isn’t letting her super-pregs status stop her, having recorded three tracks on the ga ga worthy Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack and finishing up a new album for next year!

“I think my baby is going to start off making club music. That’s all I’ve been listening to. Of course, you never know,” she tells the newspaper. “We actually don’t want our kid to do music, so we’re going to buy it loads of instruments … so that it will completely rebel and go the other way.”

Of how her pregnancy has affected her music, M.I.A. says, “When I sing, I have to be aware that someone can hear me inside. It’s really strange. I definitely feel less angry.”

Queen Latifah Talks Bees But Keeps Mum About Baby Plans

Queen Latifah alludes to becoming a mother as she talks with the San Francisco Chronicle about how a possible pregnancy would have been written into her role of August Boatwright in the new film The Secret Life of Bees.

“August was just so nurturing and maternal and comfortable in her own skin,” the 38 year-old says of her Bees character. “And that is okay if you’ve got a little one in there and all that love is flowing through your mind. It could be kind of cool.”

The rapper turned actress also promises to keep quiet about her motherhood plans for now. “I will probably be six months pregnant before anyone knows about it and I won’t talk about the baby until after it’s born.”