Christina Applegate: I didn't know love until my daughter was born
February 24th, 2011
04:03 PM ET

Christina Applegate: I didn't know love until my daughter was born

Love took on a whole new meaning after Christina Applegate welcomed daughter Sadie Grace on January 27.

"I've said 'I love you' to people over the years but I was lying. I was totally lying," Applegate, who is engaged to musician Martyn LeNoble, told CNN at Wednesday's L.A. premiere of her movie "Hall Pass." "I didn't know what really loving someone was until [Sadie] came into my world."

Applegate and co-star Owen Wilson, who recently became a dad to a baby boy, shared photos of their babies at the premiere. The actress couldn't help but gush about first-time parenthood: "It's fantastic and remarkable and all those words to describe how brilliant it all is!"

Even her rumored 18-hour delivery? "It's sort of an urban legend," Applegate says of the reports, before clarifying that Sadie's labor didn't take nearly so long. "It was a process. Let's just call it a process."

Christina Applegate welcomes baby girl
February 1st, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Christina Applegate welcomes baby girl

"Married… With Children" star Christina Applegate has got a child of her own. The star became a first-time mom last week, her rep confirms to CNN.

“Actress Christina Applegate and fiancé musician Martyn LeNoble welcomed daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble on Thursday, January 27, 2011, in Los Angeles," the rep said in a statement. "Mother and daughter are doing great.”

Thirty-nine-year-old Applegate, who announced her pregnancy in July 2010, dated LeNoble, 41, for three years before getting engaged last Valentine's Day, according to People.

"I'll probably be a little bit hippie and a little bit Type A," the actress has said of her parenting style. "I'll take from what my mother did, which was way hippie and like, 'Do what you wanna do,' and bring some things that I know from watching my friends raise their kids."

Congratulations to the couple!

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
November 22nd, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow pop culture junkies!

Eating yourself into a comatose state is important, but there is a lot more to be excited about this week. Here are ten pop culture releases and don't-miss TV moments to watch out for:

• This is a big week for music fans, as the American Music Awards aired last night at 8 p.m. ET. During the show, the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block performed together for the first time, giving us a taste of what’s to come in their upcoming summer tour! Let the countdown begin.


April 19th, 2010
11:02 AM ET

Christina Applegate is engaged

Actress Christina Applegate's secret is out: she's set to tie the knot to her 41-year-old fiance, musician Martyn Lenoble.

"The couple, who have been dating for two years, got engaged on February 14, 2010," her rep said in a statement.

This will be the second marriage for both Applegate and Lenoble, a founding member of the rock group Porno for Pyros.


Filed under: Celebrities • Christina Applegate
September 30th, 2009
10:06 AM ET

'Rock a Little, Feed a Lot'

It had the charm of a community theater production put on by a group of pals - only in this case, everybody happened to be famous. Tuesday night, actor David Arquette and some of his family members and "Friends" - namely wife Courteney Cox-Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Ben Harper and more - staged a benefit concert to raise money for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and Feeding America.

It was a roughly staged event where microphones went dead, teleprompters messed up and everyone in the audience seemed to know each other. At one point, the director came over the P.A. system and asked Cox and Kudrow to stretch - so Kudrow grabbed a guitar and played a couple bars of "Smelly Cat," the tune her character made famous on an episode of "Friends."

AEG Live donated the Club Nokia in downtown L.A., while others donated their time and talent. Garry Shandling did a little stand-up comedy. Crow wrote a sing-along reggae song especially for the event called "All We Need" - which she recorded as a duet for iTunes with Jason Mraz. It'll be available in about a week or so, with all proceeds going to Feeding America.

As Crow performed, Allison Sweeney (soap star and host of "The Biggest Loser") snapped photos on her cell phone from the balcony. Harper raced over on a rare night off from his tour with Pearl Jam. Katharine McPhee, Jonny Lang and Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden also performed live, as did Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine. His mom, Mary, watched from the side of the stage, dressed in sensible shoes and a grandma cardigan. Speaking of which, Morello and his new wife are expecting their first child next month. It's going to be a boy!

This wasn't some Hollywood fundraiser where the celebrities involved had no personal stake in the charity. Cox told us her husband, David, has been spending two days a week packing lunches and helping out at the neighborhood foodbank in Venice. Sometimes their daughter, Coco, joins him. Crow couldn't help giving Arquette a special shout-out during her set. "I love David Arquette so much, man!" she exclaimed. "Who else would put himself out there like this?!"

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