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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/ 1/2006

Celebrity Baby Boom

By Liz Kelly

Are babies the latest must-have celebrity accessory or what?

Uber-Celebrity Mom Angelina Jolie. (People)

Just when you think the ridiculous run of bold-faced births is finally over -- baby Brangelina just felt like a season finale of sorts -- there are more. This week, Gwen Stefani and Mira Sorvino joined the Celebrity Mommy Class of 2006, giving birth to, respectively, sons Kingston James and Johnny. They were preceded in the maternity ward this year by Katie Holmes, Brooke Shields and Gwyneth Paltrow -- to name just a few.

But wait, there's more: Yesterday we learned that director Sofia Coppola ("Lost in Translation") is expecting her first child with boyfriend Thomas Mars. And a cursory Internet search quickly turns up a bumper crop of Hollywood moms-to-be: Rachel Weisz, Mariska Hargitay, Jennie Garth, Matt Damon's girlfriend wife Luciana Bozan, Britney Spears.

And beyond the confirmed soon-to-be parents we have, of course, the rumored-to-be-pregnant: Jennifer Lopez (she's stopped coloring her hair), Tori Spelling, Anna Nicole Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Cindy Crawford... whew.

Keep up with all of them at a blog dedicated to babies of the rich and famous:

Update 12:42 p.m. ET: Anna Nicole Smith has confirmed she's pregnant. The dancer, model and Supreme Court litigant revealed her news in a video clip posted to her official Web site. Watch it while you can, though, as Smith has used the pregnancy clip as an incentive to purchase a paid "Anna Nicole Video Diary" membership. Can I expense that?

By Liz Kelly  | June 1, 2006; 10:43 AM ET
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Inre: JLo
I don't get it: Do pregnant women not dye their hair? Is this a toxicity thing? Anyone care to explain?

Posted by: Ali G. | June 1, 2006 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Please check your sources, Matt Damon has been married to the mother of his child for several months.

Posted by: Rae of Bowie | June 1, 2006 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Luciana Bozan Matt Damon's wife now?

Posted by: CV | June 1, 2006 12:43 PM | Report abuse

re: hair dye
a few doctors don't recommend pregnant women color their hair as the dye (particular ones) MAY leach through the scalp into the bloodstream and MAY somehow affect the baby...not proven and not really an issue for most women.

Posted by: AWB | June 1, 2006 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Weisz welcomed a son last night. :)

Posted by: Sarah Celebrity Baby Blog | June 1, 2006 5:02 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to see picturs of Brangelinas baby! They seem like wonderful parents and do so much good for the world. I think it's time to quit holding such a grudge against them. Happiness is what it's all about, you live life to the fulliest. Wishing all these new mothers the very best.

Posted by: FashionStatment | June 2, 2006 7:44 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the early heads up, Sarah!

Posted by: Liz | June 2, 2006 8:45 AM | Report abuse

I find her more than a little gross.

To people who read about her... do you like reading about her because she's a train wreck in progress? Or is there something you admire about her?

Please let us know so I can learn to love her too.

Posted by: Anna: Why do people watch her? | June 4, 2006 10:29 PM | Report abuse

The pregnancy rumors and recent births prove that celebrities haven't forgotten how to have sex.

Just think what we can all look forward to seeing in twenty years or so.

Posted by: John | June 5, 2006 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm just wondering something.

Is it common to refer to strippers as "dancers" these days?

You refer to Anna Nicole-Smith as a "Dancer", but I think of a Dancer as someone who is in a troupe, who goes to a dancing school, and is trained in an art.

Same as those girls who the Duke guys hired. They keep referring to them as "dancers", when it's pretty clear they were hired to strip. College guys don't pool their money at stag parties to watch people ply their ballet.

Are we supposed to read "dancer", but imagine you winking at us?

Posted by: Brad | June 5, 2006 6:16 PM | Report abuse

If dye is that toxic, no-one should dye their hair. PG or not. Isn't there some environmentally friendly hair coloring? How about a hairpiece instead.

Posted by: Stars In My Eyes | July 3, 2006 11:20 PM | Report abuse

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