Kelly Clarkson has something to sing about: She’s celebrating the birth of her first child.
The Grammy winner announced the arrival of her daughter, named River Rose Blackstock, in a Saturday post on Twitter.
She says the baby arrived Thursday.
Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame – the female version of a knight – by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, received the honor on Friday for her work combating sexual violence in war zones.
Because she is not a British or Commonwealth citizen, Jolie won’t be entitled to use the title dame before her name. Previous U.S recipients of honorary knighthoods include director Steven Spielberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former President Ronald Reagan.
Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis was made a knight for services to drama and can now call himself Sir Daniel.
Actress Maggie Smith was made a Companion of Honor, an award limited to 65 people of distinction.
Homeland star Damian Lewis was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Bound for Broadway
Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut this year with a work by a playwright he’s come to admire.
The Manhattan Theatre Club said Thursday the Brokeback Mountain star will appear in Nick Payne’s Constellations, which has been a hit in London. Previews begin Dec. 16 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and will be directed by Michael Longhurst.
‘Jump Street’ leaps
The top five movies from the weekend box office:
1. 22 Jump Street, $57.1 million
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2, $49.5 million
3. Maleficent, $18.5 million
4. Edge of Tomorrow, $16.5 million
5. The Fault in Our Stars, $14.8 million
Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Barry Manilow is 71. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 63. Actor Mark Linn-Baker is 60. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 53. Actor Greg Kinnear is 51. Actress Kami Cotler is 49. Actor Jason Patric is 48. Actor-comedian Will Forte is 44. Rapper Kendrick Lamar is 27.