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Charlize Theron Adopts Baby No. 2

It's a girl, named August

(Newser) - This time, it's a girl: Charlize Theron has adopted her second child, reports Us , a newborn named August, who joins big brother Jackson, 4. Unlike Jackson, who was adopted from Theron's native South Africa in 2012, August was born in the United States. Theron worked with an adoption... More »

Sean Penn to Adopt Charlize's Kid: Source

He's reportedly already filed the paperwork

(Newser) - Sean Penn has filed papers asking to adopt Charlize Theron's 3-year-old son, Jackson, whom she adopted in 2012 , a source tells People . "Charlize and Sean are very serious. Charlize says this is it," the source says. "Jackson already calls Sean 'Daddy.' This is the... More »

Charlize: My Dogs Are Helping Me With the Baby

Blue and Berkley love Jackson, Theron tells Ellen DeGeneres

(Newser) - Charlize Theron says she’s not actually a single mom to new son Jackson—because she has help from her dogs. Yesterday on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Theron explained that her two rescue dogs immediately took to Jackson after she adopted him in March , People reports. "It was the... More »

Katherine Heigl Adopts Again

Adopts second baby daughter with Josh Kelley

(Newser) - Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley have adopted their second baby, another girl, Heigl's rep confirms to Us —and that right there is all the information to be had. With no further details available (although the National Enquirer claims the baby is from Louisiana, E! notes), tabs are... More »

Charlize: Jackson Is 'Coolest Kid Ever'

Actress dishes on motherhood to 'Vogue'

(Newser) - Charlize Theron lands on the cover of next month's British Vogue , and it doesn't take long for the interview to turn to her new little bundle of joy: Jackson, the baby boy she announced last month she'd adopted . And she's got the role of new mom... More »

Bullock Adopting Again: Source

Sandra plans to give son Louis a sibling

(Newser) - Maybe Charlize Theron inspired her? Sandra Bullock is adopting again, sources tell Radar . Her first child , Louis, is now two years old and Bullock "feels that now is a good time for a new baby to be welcomed into the family," a source says. Bullock has reportedly already... More »

Charlize Adopts Baby Boy

Jackson is first child for Theron

(Newser) - Charlize Theron is a new mom after adopting a baby, Us reports. "Charlize Theron has adopted a child. She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson," says a rep for the actress. A source close to the never-married Theron says Jackson is African American... More »

Amy Was Adopting 10-Year-Old: Tab

Dannika Augustine already had mom, grandma, but was poor

(Newser) - Perhaps the weirdest news to come out since Amy Winehouse's death so far: The Mirror reports that the singer was in the process of adopting a 10-year-old girl from St. Lucia when she died. Making the news even weirder? Dannika Augustine already has a mother and grandmother, but apparently... More »

Denise Richards Adopts Baby


(Newser) - Who needs Charlie Sheen? Not Denise Richards, who recently became a mom for the third time when she adopted a baby girl. Eloise Joni, named for Richards' late mother, was adopted domestically, Richards' rep tells Us . The actress, 40, and former husband Sheen have two daughters: Sam, 7, and Lola,... More »

11 Celebs Who Gave Babies Up for Adoption

Progeny from before they were rich and famous

(Newser) - Sure, Angelina Jolie collects kids like baseball cards, but what about celebrities on the other side of the fence? In honor of National Adoption Month, Cafemom lists 11 who gave their kids up for adoption:
  • David Crosby: Cros and a girlfriend gave up their baby boy in the early '60s;
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Sheryl Crow Adopts 2nd Son

Singer-songwriter welcomed elder child in 2007

(Newser) - Sheryl Crow has adopted a baby son. "I have some exciting news to share with you guys," the singer-songwriter announced on her website. "Wyatt has a new little brother!" Wyatt is the child Crow adopted in 2007, notes PopEater . The new addition is 5-week-old Levi James.... More »

How Sandy Kept Him Secret

Bullock dishes on tactics—and accidental clues

(Newser) - The paparazzi are confounded: How in the world did Sandra Bullock manage to keep her baby boy a secret, even through months in the spotlight first as an Oscar frontrunner and then as a scorned wife? By using “decoys and dark cars” and refusing to let anyone into her... More »

Jesse James: 'Huge Hole in My Heart'

Plus, Sandra Bullock didn't know about Nazi obsession

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock isn’t the only one who talked to People: The magazine released Jesse James’ full statement, in which he expresses remorse and talks about the “huge hole” in his heart. “The decision to let my wife end our marriage, and continue the adoption of Louis on... More »

Sandra Adopts, Files for Divorce

Bullock reveals secret adoption 3 months ago in 'People' exclusive

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock went from total silence to HOLY COW! in no time flat: In a People exclusive, she reveals that she has adopted a baby boy and filed for divorce. After starting the adoption process four years ago with her soon-to-be-ex-hubby, 3½-month-old Louis Bardo Bullock came into the Bullock-James... More »

Web Game Turns Celeb Orphans Into Accessories

It's all in fun, says My Minx founder, but parents' groups disagree

(Newser) - An online fashion game is under fire for allowing players to buy a chic accessory for their avatars: the adopted children of celebrities. My Minx , a “dress-up game for style icons,” now includes an “adoption clinic” where players can acquire web versions of, say, Angelina Jolie’s... More »

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