Celine Dion has given birth to twin boys, finally realizing her dream of being a mother again after a long struggle to become pregnant.
A statement released by St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., said that the 42-year-old superstar singer delivered the boys Saturday afternoon. One boy weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, while the other weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces.
No names have been announced.
Dion and her husband-manager, Rene Angelil, are already the parents of one son, 9-year-old Rene Charles. But Dion had long wanted to have more children, and, like with her first child, she had difficulty becoming pregnant. She has spoken openly about her struggles, undergoing several rounds of in-vitro fertilization.
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Reba helps schools
Officials in the rural northeastern Oklahoma town of Spavinaw say a $60,000 donation from country legend Reba McEntire will help keep the local school district afloat.
Superintendent Guy Alloway says the school, built in the late 1920s, was on the verge of closing and "$60,000 in the hole" before the gift from McEntire, an Oklahoma native. The pre-kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school has 130 students and like other Oklahoma districts is struggling with deep state budget cuts.
Nikki Burns, a spokeswoman for Big Machine Records, declined to discuss the specifics of McEntire's donation. Burns says McEntire's desire was to draw publicity to the Mayes County school, not herself.
Back to indie roots
Edward Burns revisits his indie roots — with a modern twist — in his latest project, "Nice Guy Johnny."
The actor-filmmaker leaped onto the scene in 1995 with the Sundance Film Festival darling "The Brothers McMullen." Fresh out of college, Burns said he used anything he could for free: He filmed in his parents' home and used editing facilities at "Entertainment Tonight," where he was working as a production assistant.
Fifteen years later, the star of "Saving Private Ryan" and "27 Dresses" has gone back to basics with another small-budget project.
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Political strategist James Carville, 66... actress Nancy Cartwright ("The Simpsons"), 53... rock musician Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers; Chickenfoot), 49... actor Adam Goldberg, 40... actor-singer Adam Pascal, 40... country singer Chely Wright, 40... violinist Midori, 39... actor Craig Robinson, 39... pop singer Katy Perry, 26... rock singer Austin Winkler (Hinder), 26... singer Ciara, 25... actress Conchita Campbell ("The 4400"), 15