Celeb Goss - Scarlet Johansson becomes a mum

Scarlett Johansson becomes a mother

US actress Scarlett Johansson has given birth to a baby girl with her French fiance Romain Dauriac.

The 29-year-old, whose latest movie Lucy by director Luc Besson came out in July, was in good health with baby Rose, her first child.

‘‘Mother and daughter are doing well,’’ said a statement cited by US media, and confirmed to AFP by spokesman Marcel Pariseau.

The couple announced last September that they were engaged, two and a half years after the Avengers star split from first husband Ryan Reynolds.

Johansson has been nominated four times for Golden Globes, including for her breakout turn in Lost in Translation with Bill Murray in 2004 as well as in Girl with a Pearl Earring the same year.

In 2005 she was shortlisted for A Love Song for Bobby Long, followed by a nod for her role in Woody Allen’s Match Point in 2006.

More recently she played Black Widow in 2012’s record-breaking blockbuster The Avengers, a role she is set to reprise in a sequel set for release in 2015.

She married Canadian actor Reynolds in 2008 but the couple announced their separation in 2010 and divorced the following year.

Kidman's 'bizzare' butterfly dress

Nicole Kidman and that butterfly dress.

Nicole Kidman and that butterfly dress.

Aussie star Nicole Kidman was covered in butterflies at the London premiere of her new film Before I Go To Sleep.

She wore a Valentino olive green dress, with a plunging neckline and sheer sleeves, featuring blue, pink and silver butterflies. Kidman finished her outfit with a silver beaded necklace and gold peep toe shoes, wearing her hair off her face in a relaxed low ponytail.

The Daily Mirror panned her outfit, deeming it a #fashionfail.

‘‘The bizarre butterfly pattern distracted from her gorgeous face, and the mucky green colour did nothing for her Snow White complexion.

‘‘To make matters worse, the Australia actress added a heavily beaded necklace to an already very busy outfit - there was just too much going on.’’

But a picture of her outfit she posted to Facebook has received around 2.6 million likes.

Kidman co-stars with Colin Firth in the screen adaption of S J Watson’s best selling thriller about a woman with amnesia.Before I Go To Sleep opens in Australian cinemas on October 16.fuboxes

Hutchence to appear in "autopsy" TV series

INXS frontman Michael Hutchence is the latest celebrity to be the subject of a documentary autopsy series conducted by British professor Dr Richard Shepherd.

The Seven Network will screen The Last Days Of Michael Hutchence on September 14 although the title of the series is slightly misleading.

Shepherd has already conducted TV post-mortems on celebrities Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith and Whitney Houston.

He has examined the original autopsy reports and photos of the three celebrities to reveal how they lived their last days and died which were titled Autopsy: The Last Hours Of ...

However, Seven, which earlier this year showed the miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, has dropped ‘‘autopsy’’ out of the title, possibly to soften the nature of the show.

Shepherd says he has obtained a toxicology report that was compiled after Hutchence's sudden death, which was ruled a suicide, at a Sydney hotel on November 22, 1997.

‘‘This is information that has never been released before,’’ Shepherd says during the documentary.

‘‘It gives us a really good understanding, the effects drugs and alcohol were having on him at the time he died.’’

Shepherd has far more credentials than just being a TV autopsy host. He's been performing high-profile autopsies for more than 25 years.

His expertise was called on for the inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and British TV presenter Jill Dando and for the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, and Bali Bombing attacks.

For Babs' biggest fans

How obsessive are Barbra Streisand’s fans? A coffee table book may provide an answer.

Publisher Taschen announced on Wednesday that Barbra: Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood, 1968-1976 will be published in December.

According to Taschen, the book will include more than 240 images, many of them never published before. The text will feature a conversation between photojournalists Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller, both of whom were commissioned to work with Streisand after she arrived in Hollywood.

But the main Collector’s Edition is limited - 1,000 copies. And the price is worthy of seats at a Streisand concert: $US750 ($A811.47).

Two ‘‘Art Editions’’ are even more limited, 100 copies each, and cost $US1,800. One set of Art Edition books features a print signed by Schapiro, the other a print signed by Schiller.


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