Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester has dismissed speculation she's dating her Gossip Girl co-star Chace Crawford, insisting they're just "really happy people." While Meester admits the pair shares "the same views on life", she insists they are not romantically involved.

Jill Hennessy has given birth to a baby boy. The Crossing Jordan actress, 39, and her husband Paolo Mastropietro welcomed their second son, Gianni, on November 21 in New York. The couple has another son, four-year-old Marco, reports website People.com.

Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has signed up to guest edit an episode of BBC radio show Today over the Christmas holiday period. The Beetlebum singer will use the opportunity to investigate how the U.K. recycles its waste when he takes over BBC Radio 4's highly-regarded show. Previous Today editors have included Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Bono and Yoko Ono.

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis will be honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his role in upcoming movie There Will Be Blood at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California next month.

Actor Matthew McConaughey has been named the face of Dolce & Gabbana's new men's fragrance.

Jack Nicholson was styled by singer Victoria Beckham for a photoshoot that features in an upcoming issue of Parade magazine. He was introduced to Beckham by a mutual stylist friend. The Nicholson feature is in this weekend's edition of Parade.

Rap mogul Jay-Z celebrated his 38th birthday in a low-key manner in Paris, France on Wednesday with girlfriend Beyonce Knowles.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been honored for her work as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). The 26-year-old suffered from exercise bulimia in her late teens and has since spoken out about her experiences to help others struggling with eating disorders. Last Thursday Sigler was praised by NEDA for her efforts at an event in New York City.

Astronaut Leland Melvin will take a copy of Quincy Jones' 1969 track Walking In Space to use as his `wake-up music' when Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)




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