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Report: Christina Ricci Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Craig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Christina Ricci is a new mom. Sources confirm to Us Weekly that the actress and her husband James Heerdegen recently welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

The 34-year-old actress had kept her pregnancy a secret up until this past May when she was photographed making her way through L.A. International Airport with Heerdegen, sporting a noticeable baby bump.

A source told Us Weekly at the time that the couple was excited about the birth. “They are thrilled and ready for a change of pace,” the source said.

Ricci met Heerdegen in 2011 on the set of the ABC drama Pan Am where he was a dolly grip. They tied the knot last year in New York.

Ricci revealed to the magazine in 2013 that she “absolutely” wanted kids, adding, “I can’t wait to have our own little world replete with small beings!”

Ricci will next be seen in the ensemble drama Mother’s Day, opposite Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone. It’s due to hit theaters in 2015.

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Inside Robin Williams’s Troubled Life

Richard Cartwright/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) — For decades, Robin Williams seemed nothing but jovial in many of his award-winning films, TV appearances and stand-up routines.

However, privately, the actor, who died of a suspected suicide Monday, struggled with demons.

“He has been battling severe depression of late,” his publicist told ABC News. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Williams, who was 63 at the time of his death, had also struggled with substance abuse in the late ’70s and early ’80s. However, after his friend John Belushi died of an overdose in 1982, and his son, Zachary, was born in 1983, Williams quit cold turkey.

“The one thing that cleaned me up from that was having a kid,” he told Nightline in 2011. “That’s immediate. I didn’t have any rehabs or groups. I just kind of took my mother’s advice of vitamins and exercise. You realize, OK, now you have this responsibility, and [I] dealt with it.”

In 2006, however, he began drinking again. This prompted him to check into a rehab facility for two months.

“It’s [addiction] — not caused by anything, it’s just there,” Williams said. “It waits. It lays in wait for the time when you think, ‘It’s fine now, I’m OK.’ Then, the next thing you know, it’s not OK. Then you realize, ‘Where am I? I didn’t realize I was in Cleveland.'”

His commitment to maintain his sobriety was such that this past July, Williams scheduled another visit to a treatment facility. A source told ABC News at the time that he had not relapsed.

“After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud,” a rep for the actor told ABC News at the time.

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Celebrities React to Death of Robin Williams

Art Streiber/CBS© 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc.(LOS ANGELES) — Celebrities are igniting social media with reactions to the death of beloved actor Robin Williams.

English actress Minnie Driver, who famously played alongside Williams in Good Will Hunting, tweeted, “My Heart’s broken. Robin was a beautiful, kind soul. Can’t bear that he’s gone. So incredibly sorry for his family.”

Steve Martin posted to Twitter, “I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.”

Pam Dawber, Williams’ co-star on Mork & Mindy, said in a statement, “I am completely and totally devastated. What more can be said?!”

Here are more celebrity reactions to Williams’ death:

  • Steve Carell: “Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.”
  • Katie Couric: “The world has lost a comic genius & huge talent. Interviewing Robin Williams was like taking the wildest roller coaster ride of your life.”
  • Larry King: “Sorry to learn of the tragic death of Robin Williams. Spent a lot of time with him. Even performed with him in San Francisco. So sad.”
  • Henry Winkler: “Robin Williams was like no other ..To watch him create on the spot was a privilege to behold.. Robin you are an angel now !!! REST IN PEACE”
  • Brad Paisley: “Devastated right now. Loved you Robin”
  • Jared Leto: “Thank you to the beautifully original + brave artist that is #RobinWilliams. You taught us how to stand on the edge, fearless, + shine.”
  • Carson Daly: “In shock about Robin Williams. Praying for his family and hoping his soul finds peace. It’s just so sad and hard to fathom.”
  • Sharon Osbourne: “The entire Osbourne Family is grieving the loss of a kind, funny, generous and talented man, Robin Williams.”
  • Josh Groban: “Stunned. Devastated. I treasure my time with him. Robin was and will always be an original and a brilliant kind soul.”
  • Kelly Clarkson: “Devastating finding out about @robinwilliams today. He was an amazing talent and incredibly sweet. So sad.”
  • Pink: “My prayers + sad heart are with Robin Williams’ family tonight. Only met him once, but it was one of the most enjoyable moments of my life RIP.”
  • Billy Idol: “Stunned to hear about Robin Williams death… he made us laugh so much! :( #restinpeace”
  • Chris Daughtry: “A great talent lost. Very sad news. #robinwilliams was one of the most versatile comedians of our time.”

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    Robin Williams Dead of Suspected Suicide at the Age of 63

    ABC/Randy Holmes(MARIN COUNTY, Calif.) — Actor and comedian Robin Williams is dead of a suspected suicide at the age of 63.

    According to a release from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office in California, a 911 call made Monday morning at approximately 11:55 a.m. reported that a male adult — Williams — was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon. Shortly afterward, emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

    The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but an investigation into the cause of Williams’ death is ongoing.

    Williams’ rep said in a statement obtained by ABC News, “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

    Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement, “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

    It was announced in early July that Williams had entered a rehab facility to help maintain his sobriety. Previously, he had reportedly struggled with cocaine and alcohol addiction.

    During his accomplished career, Williams was nominated for an Oscar four times, winning the best supporting actor prize in 1998 for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He most recently starred in the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, which was cancelled earlier this year after one season.

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    Robin Williams Dead of Suspected Suicide at the Age of 63

    ABC/Randy Holmes(MARIN COUNTY, Calif.) — Actor and comedian Robin Williams is dead of a suspected suicide at the age of 63.

    According to a release from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office in California, a 911 call made Monday morning at approximately 11:55 a.m. reported that a male adult — Williams — was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon. Shortly afterward, emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

    The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but an investigation into the cause of Williams’ death is ongoing.

    Williams’ rep said in a statement obtained by ABC News, “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

    Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement, “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

    It was announced in early July that Williams had entered a rehab facility to help maintain his sobriety. Previously, he had reportedly struggled with cocaine and alcohol addiction.

    During his accomplished career, Williams was nominated for an Oscar four times, winning the best supporting actor prize in 1998 for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He most recently starred in the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, which was cancelled earlier this year after one season.

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    Robin Williams Dead of Suspected Suicide at the Age of 63

    ABC/Randy Holmes(MARIN COUNTY, Calif.) — Actor and comedian Robin Williams is dead of a suspected suicide at the age of 63.

    According to a release from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office in California, a 911 call made Monday morning at approximately 11:55 a.m. reported that a male adult — Williams — was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon. Shortly afterward, emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

    The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but an investigation into the cause of Williams’ death is ongoing.

    Williams’ rep said in a statement obtained by ABC News, “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

    Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement, “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

    It was announced in early July that Williams had entered a rehab facility to help maintain his sobriety. Previously, he had reportedly struggled with cocaine and alcohol addiction.

    During his accomplished career, Williams was nominated for an Oscar four times, winning the best supporting actor prize in 1998 for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He most recently starred in the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, which was cancelled earlier this year after one season.

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    Jessica Alba: Gritty ‘Sin City’ Character ‘Was So Fun, Because It’s Opposite of Who I Am’

    ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Jessica Alba, one of Hollywood’s darlings and a self-described prude, said she loved stepping into the role of a disturbed, vengeful exotic dancer for the upcoming Sin City sequel.

    “That’s why it was so fun, because it’s the opposite of who I am,” Alba told Nightline. “I normally have such a hard time watching me, but I don’t feel like there’s any of me up there. It’s Nancy.”

    In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Alba plays leading lady Nancy Callahan, whose love interest, John Hartigan, played by Bruce Willis, dies in the original film. In this next chapter, Nancy is left to deal with his death, which sends her into a dark spiral.

    “It was so fun to be able to play someone who was so innocent, so sweet … and so devoted to her man,” Alba told Nightline, “and then to have her heart broken, and to be crushed, and sort of spoiled.”

    Alba, a mother of two, spends most of her time working as CEO of her booming business, The Honest Company, which makes non-toxic, eco-friendly baby and home products.

    But her Sin City character is so disturbed over losing her lover that she slashes off all her hair — and cuts into her face.

    “She’s shedding people’s perception of that sweetness … and her sweet face,” Alba said of her character. “So she had to just rip it apart and mutilate it so she looks scary.”

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is bursting with epic and raunchy characters straight out of the graphic novel, and these “cartoons brought to life” are played by Hollywood heavyweights. Aside from Willis and Alba, the film also stars Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt — and even a cameo from Lady Gaga.

    Alba worked with famed choreographer Jennifer Johnson to learn how to perform exotic dance moves, which helped shape her powerful, ripped physique.

    “So much of [getting into character] was me just getting comfortable dancing,” Alba said. “I’m not a dancer, and [so it involves] being comfortable in my body and on stage, and then being able to go there, and really kind of own it.”

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens in theaters nationwide on Aug. 22.

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    Jason Aldean on Relationship with Brittany Kerr: ‘Sick of People Judging Me’

    ABC/Eric Gebhart(LOS ANGELES) — Jason Aldean began a relationship with Brittany Kerr while still married in 2012, and after he and wife Jessica Ussery decided to split in 2013, he once again stepped out with Kerr months later, essentially dating the woman with whom he was involved toward the end of his 12-year marriage.

    The country star pointed out that most fans and haters don’t really know what really happened between him and his ex, and that he’s sick of the negative words thrown at him and Kerr for their ongoing relationship.

    “So sick of people judging me and @brittanylkerr over things they know nothing about,” Aldean, 37, wrote Sunday on Instagram. “I have made mistakes but i am a better person because of it, and wouldnt change a thing.”

    He continued, “Im happier than i have ever been, so thank u to all the people who support us. We are happy and life goes on. Its time to move on people. #aldeanarmy #oldnews #timetomoveon.”

    Aldean and Kerr made their first public appearance together in April, hitting the CMT Awards together and walking the red carpet as a couple.

    Since then, they haven’t been shy about posting on his relationship. He even surprised Kerr with an adorable pooch.

    “A little surprise for my girl @brittanylkerr tonight. Her favorite pooch @manny_the_frenchie came to my show in Chi-Town tonite. #loveubaby #surprise,” he wrote.

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    Will David Arquette Attend Ex Courteney Cox’s Wedding?

    ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — David Arquette is still close with his ex, Courteney Cox, but don’t expect to see him at her wedding to rocker Johnny McDaid.

    “We are all very tight and very close and very supportive of everyone,” Arquette, 42, told reporters at an event last week at The House of Blues in Los Angeles.

    But when asked whether he’d be a guest at her wedding, Arquette replied, “I doubt that.”

    Arquette, who has a 10-year-old daughter, Coco Arquette, with the Friends star, recently talked about their 2010 split.

    “We just really dealt with it in a very sweet and honorable way. I don’t know. We just love each other,” Arquette said on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live Sunday. “Even though the relationship didn’t work out, we wanted to still remain friends and treat each other with respect and have a great relationship for our daughter.”

    Added Arquette, “In the negotiating process of a divorce, we did it with a mindful head: ‘What are you cool with?’ ‘OK, I’m cool with that, too.’ There it is. There was no hair pulling.”

    Both have since moved on. Arquette welcomed a son, Charlie West, with fiancé Christina McLarty in April. In June, Cox announced her engagement to McDaid via Twitter.

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    Sherri Shepherd Gets Emotional During Last Day on “The View”

    ABC/STEVE FENN(NEW YORK) — It was an emotional goodbye Monday on The View, as Sherri Shepherd shed some tears on her last show.

    Shepherd came out dancing with co-host Jenny McCarthy and heard cheers of “Sherri, Sherri, Sherri,” from the audience.

    “This is an emotional day for all of us,” host Whoopi Goldberg began. “After seven seasons, Sherri is moving on to different, bigger and better things.”

    “I’m so extremely and profoundly grateful,” Shepherd said. “This has been one of the best seven years of my life. I tell people, step out of the fear, because I didn’t want to take this job, because I’m not a prosecutor, I don’t know anything. … I have to say my boss, Barbara Walters, pushed me. I cried in my dressing room for three years saying, ‘What am I doing on this table?'”

    Shepherd talked about the time Goldberg came rushing in to her dressing room while she was crying, gave her a pep talk and said, “If Barbara didn’t think you could do this, she wouldn’t ask you to be here.”

    “I’m so grateful for the group of friends and family that I have made and that has supported me,” she added. “If you fall, get back up…. I’m so thankful to be here. This is like, I never thought that I would be friends with Arsenio Hall … taking off my makeup in the mirror with Whoopi … Jenny McCarthy. Donnie [McCarthy’s fiance] calls me more than ever.”

    She closed, “This is surreal to me: I am sitting here and thinking ‘I can’t believe I’m interviewing these people.'”

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