Natalie Portman names son Aleph
July 7th, 2011
09:41 AM ET

Natalie Portman names son Aleph

Natalie Portman is the latest celebrity to join our unique baby name round-up: The Oscar winner and her fiance Benjamin Millepied decided on "Aleph" for their recently born son.

People reports that Aleph, alternately spelled alef, is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and has a meaning relating to the "origin of the universe...the primordial one that contains all numbers."

And while Aleph may not be a common first name - it's also the number one in Hebrew - neither is Pilot Inspektor, the name Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf gave their son after listening to a song by the indie rock group Grandaddy.

Here’s a list of a few of our other favorite celebrity baby names:

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What should Oprah Winfrey do for her last show?
May 10th, 2011
01:41 PM ET

What should Oprah Winfrey do for her last show?

The last episode of Oprah Winfrey's iconic talk show is airing on May 25, and a few of our favorite celebs have some ideas on how she should exit daytime TV.

Tom Hanks, for one, is hoping Winfrey will go on tour. "She should visit every city, every TV studio, every market around and just talk to people and make 'em feel a little bit better about themselves and teach them how to tell the truth."

"American Pie" dad Eugene Levy had a different take on her grand departure. "She should be shot out of a cannon and land in a big cake that says 25 years," Levy told CNN.

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Johnny Depp: Hold off on 'Pirates 5,' please
May 5th, 2011
01:57 PM ET

Johnny Depp: Hold off on 'Pirates 5,' please

Another “Pirates of the Caribbean" movie appears to be on the horizon, but this bounty will be a well awaited treasure, if Johnny Depp has his way.

Scriptwriter Terry Rossio, who wrote for the first four movies, has concocted the next adventure for Cap’n Jack Sparrow, which was delivered to Disney sometime last week, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Lead man Depp hasn’t gotten a chance to read the screenplay yet, but he is ready to see what happens to the free-spirited pirate.

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Trump receives backlash for 'stutterer' comment
May 3rd, 2011
03:38 PM ET

Trump receives backlash for 'stutterer' comment

It seems Donald Trump failed to see the humor in some of the jokes made about him at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday.

While he may have taken President Obama’s one-liners with stride, the tides turned when “SNL’s” Seth Meyers took the stage.

“Donald Trump has been saying that he’ll run for president as a Republican,” said Meyers, “which is surprising, since I just assumed he was running as a joke.” And that was only the beginning.

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Rosie O'Donnell rethinks Trump Tower stay
April 29th, 2011
04:12 PM ET

Rosie O'Donnell rethinks Trump Tower stay

Donald Trump may be known for his wheeling and dealing but he couldn't make the sale for Rosie O’Donnell.

Although O'Donnell announced recently that she was set to stay at the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago as she tapes her new show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, the 49-year-old has since reconsidered.

"She is not going to be living or renting a Donald Trump apartment and is still looking at real estate options," a rep for O'Donnell told the Advocate earlier this week.

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James Frey returning to 'Oprah'
April 21st, 2011
04:19 PM ET

James Frey returning to 'Oprah'

Before Oprah Winfrey leaves daytime TV, she's bringing back one of her most infamous guests: controversial writer James Frey. CNN has confirmed that Frey will appear on Winfrey's show sometime in May.

Winfrey helped to make Frey a best-seller when she endorsed his memoir "A Million Little Pieces," but after learning that some of the content was fabricated, the 57-year-old host had Frey join her on the show once more in 2006 for an interesting - and uncomfortable - interview.

That may all be water under the bridge now, though - a source reportedly told the New York Post that Winfrey has apologized for doling out such a tongue-lashing.

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