Matthew McConaughey Welcomes A Daughter; Tiger's Wife Claims He Gave Her $300 Million

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  • Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camilla Alves, welcomed their second child yesterday, a daughter named Vida Alves McConaughey. McConaughey explains his daughter’s name as such: “‘Vida’ is Portuguese for ‘life’ and that’s what God gave us this morning.” [People]
  • When asked what Tiger Woods gave her for Christmas, Elin Nordegren reportedly replied, “Three hundred million dollars, thank you very much.” [NYDN]
  • Ugh: Chris Cornell‘s wedding video was apparently stolen and put up for sale on Craiglist as “lost” footage of Brittany Murphy, who was the maid of honor for Cornell’s wife, Vicky. Cornell threatened to sue Craigslist over the video, which has since been removed from the site. [PageSix]
  • A source spotted Chloe Sevigny and Kevin Connolly together and says it looked “very much like a date.”[PageSix]
  • And though Hayden Panettiere was also seen dancing with Connolly over the weekend, a source says “they’re just friends.” [NYDN]
  • Which I guess makes sense, as one site is calling boxer Wladimir Klitschko Hayden’s “new man.” [PopSugar]
  • Jay-Z has offered to help Robbie Williams plan his wedding: “The entertainment at my party was all hot and if Robbie wants my help he should come over for dinner and Bey and I can help him out. She is great at organising parties, she loves it. I don’t know what Robbie’s entertainment plans are but, as a wedding present, I would get up after the speeches and do a little set.” [TheSun]
  • American Idol’s Jason Castro was married over the weekend. [USWeekly]
  • A “photo heavy” book filled with “steamy pictures” will be released by Rihanna on June 29. The book is being put together by both Rihanna and the creative director of her current tour. [NYDN]
  • The Hurt Locker and its director, Kathryn Bigelow, both took home National Society of Film Critics awards yesterday. [EW]
  • Lady Gaga’s New Year’s Eve show in Miami was so popular that people tried to crash it, according to a source, who says: “There were at least a hundred people standing on the boardwalk on the beach behind the Fountainebleau pool and Lady Gaga’s stage. People were trying to jump the fence. Some actually made it over and started running before security caught them.” [NYDN]
  • While only being out for three weeks, Avatar has already raked in 1 billion dollars at the box office. [Wired]
  • Dexter’s Julie Benz has signed on to Desperate Housewives, where she’ll play Debbie, “a stripper with a heart of gold and a Masters degree in education.” [EW]
  • Meanwhile, Southland’s Kevin Alejandro has signed on to True Blood. Alejandro will remain a cast member of both shows, due to TNT’s decision to kick off their run of Southland by showing the 13 episodes already produced for the show’s short-lived NBC run. [Reuters]
  • “Iced water with cucumber; and waxing, definitely – it’s better than shaving. Moisturise, sleep – and happiness: that’s a beauty secret. I know I look different when I’m happy. I don’t really stick to one thing.”-Kate Moss, on her beauty secrets. [TimesOnline]
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took their children to see Mary Poppins on Broadway yesterday. [RadarOnline]
  • Ashley Tisdale‘s production company, Blondie Girl, has signed a multiyear production deal with RelativelyReal, whose CEO calls Tisdale “the very definition of a multitalented artist with unique insight into young demographics.” [Variety]
  • Lamar Odom is the sole owner of the house he shares with wife Khloe Kardashian. [TMZ]
  • Jude Law has set up a meeting with Samantha Burke who gave birth to his daughter, Sophia, in September, and reportedly plans to meet the baby for the first time soon. [DailyExpress]
  • As we mentioned yesterday, though author Peter Biskind claims in his new biography of the star that Warren Beatty slept with close to 13,000 women, Beatty’s attorney, Bert Fields, says that Biskind’s biography is not authorized by Beatty.and adds “I’ve known Warren for many many years, that’s an impossible figure.” [TheWrap]
  • Sandra Bullock says she’s still grieving the loss of her mother, who passed away from cancer in 2000, and says she loves “to do things that continue what she started, whether it’s making candles or creating a place for women going through chemotherapy to spend time with their families.” [DailyExpress]
  • Shay Sorrells of The Biggest Loser will be paid $1,000 by Subway for every pound she loses before May. “It was mind-blowing enough to hear Bob say that my story inspired millions,” she says, “As a social worker, that’s my goal. And then I heard him say ‘$1,000 a pound.’ And I thought, ‘Did I hear that right?'” [LATimes]
  • The Simpsons is set to mark its 450th (!) episode on Sunday with a show called “Once Upon a Time in Springfield,” which will be followed by an hourlong documentary by Morgan Spurlock. [Yahoo]
  • When asked who he admired most, Viggo Mortensen replied, “My son, Henry, because he is kind, which I think is the highest wisdom.” [Guardian]
  • “I definitely don’t read anything: I don’t read blogs, don’t surf the web, don’t look for comments on myself, don’t Google myself – never have never will. But I can’t really pay attention to all the chat about me – that may or may not exist, positive or negative. I just don’t see that that’s really a valuable use of my time.”-Sarah Jessica Parker [ShowbizSpy]
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