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Entertainment short takes: Birthdays and briefs

Published: October 11, 2012

Short takes

Thursday's birthdays

Actor Ron Leibman, 75.

Country singer Gene Watson, 69.

Country singer Paulette Carlson, 61.

Actor David Morse (“St. Elsewhere”), 59.

Actor Stephen Spinella (“24”), 56.

Actress Joan Cusack, 50.

Guitarist Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms), 50.

Actor-writer Michael J. Nelson (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”), 48.

Actor Sean Patrick Flanery, 47.

Actor Luke Perry, 46.

Actor Artie Lange (“MADtv”), 45.

Actor Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock,” “Ally McBeal”), 44.

Rapper U-God (Wu-Tang Clan), 42.

Rapper MC Lyte, 41.

Singer NeeNa Lee, 37.

Actress Emily Deschanel (“Bones”), 36.

Actor Trevor Donovan (“90210”), 34.

Actress Michelle Trachtenberg (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Inspector Gadget”), 27.


Drew Barrymore gives birth to her first child

— Drew Barrymore is a mom.

The 37-year-old actress and her husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed a baby girl named Olive Barrymore Kopelman on Sept. 26.

A statement from Chris Miller at Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, said the baby was born “happy, healthy and welcomed by the whole family.” The statement didn't provide specifics on the birth.

Barrymore wed Kopelman, an art consultant, in June. He's the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman. She is the granddaughter of screen legend John Barrymore.

From Staff and Wire Reports