Mariska Hargitay and her husband, actor Peter Hermann, have adopted a baby girl. Amaya Josephine was born a week ago in the United States. Mariska tells People:
“I’m deliriously happy. From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love.”
“We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we’re thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered,” she adds. “We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We’re just so happy she’s here.”
The actress says her 4-year-old son, August is thrilled to be a big brother: “He is over the moon,” says the actress. “He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea. He always talks about how he’s going to protect her. He’s going to be a great big brother.”
Lala Vasquez enjoying the Turks & Caicos Islands with Kelly Rowland. Read more
Elle magazine’s annual Women In Music Issue features Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj and Willow Smith.
Aretha Franklin On wardrobe options for her tour since she has dropped some weight: “I am going to rock this [size] 16. Sixteen probably sounds large to girls who wear 10s and 12s, but I love it, because it looks good on me.” Read more
Raven-Symone recently vamped it up for a photo shoot at Keith Myan’s studio. No word on what the photos are for but I like them. Raven recently dropped quite a bit of weight and is looking good.
She has a new series, The Great State of Georgia, that will air on ABC Family. Read more
Mariah Carey, who is set to deliver her twins any day now, has posed for some belly-baring photos for Life & Style magazine. She tells the mag: “I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience. My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans.”
[Another pic after the jump.]