CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2009 |
A Torrance hospital held a baby shower this week for an unlikely addition: A 7-pound robotic baby named Simantha. The $35,000 baby "born" May 30 will serve as an educational tool for students and staff members in the clinical skills lab at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Simantha joins three robotic adults: Stan D. Ardman (a play on the phrase "standard man"), Brittnay and Jake, who is called Jessica when staff members use her as a female. John Edwards, the clinical skills simulation technician who runs the lab and maintains the robots, was beaming like a proud father at the baby shower, he said.
June 6, 2013 |
Late last month Rob Kardashian settled a civil suit with a paparazzo he allegedly assaulted in March after she snapped him shirtless at a gym - and on Thursday, the criminal charges stemming from the incident have reportedly been dropped as well, leaving the reality-TV fixture in the clear. Photographer Andra Viak did not want to pursue a couple of misdemeanor counts Kardashian was charged with in early May, according to TMZ , so the judge let them go by the wayside. Prosecutors reportedly were not pleased.
April 12, 2011 |
Retired Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who was relieved of command in Afghanistan last year, will advise a new national campaign led by First Lady Michelle Obama to help the nation's troops and their families, a White House official said. McChrystal has been selected as an unpaid advisor to Joining Forces, an effort the first lady, along with Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, will unveil Tuesday at the White House. The goal is to enlist all sectors of society in ensuring "military families have the support they have earned," the first lady's office said.
May 1, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson's baby girl has finally arrived, meeting her mom and daddy Eric Johnson for the first time Tuesday morning in L.A. Maxwell Drew Johnson weighed in at 9 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 21¾ inches, according to the announcement on Simpson's official website , which pronounced the couple “elated” to share the baby news. "We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received," the couple said. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!
February 19, 2013 |
Mario Lopez's wife Courtney is pregnant! This will be the second baby for the "Extra" host and his wife, who were married last December in Punta Mita, Mexico. The baby announcement was made on Lopez's show, which tapes daily at the Grove in Los Angeles, when his 2-year-old daughter Gia Francesca was seen wearing a T-shirt that said "Big Sister Gia. " A baby shower for the couple followed, according to "Extra. " PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "I am the happiest father in the world," said Lopez, 39. "We cannot wait to welcome baby Lopez number two into our lives.
October 30, 2002 |
OUT the door we go on this autumn weekend, the holidays already in full gear. In case you haven't noticed, the holidays now start with the World Series and end with the Super Bowl. That's right, four magic months. "Daddy?" the little girl asks. "Yes?" "What's your favorite part of Thanksgiving?" "The wine," I say. "I like the turkey," says the little girl. "Suit yourself," I say.
January 17, 2014 |
Forget bellycasting or that barefoot glamour photo shoot on the beach to commemorate your pregnancy. And who needs a cast of tiny post-natal footprints? Now you can print your fetus into a figurine. "Imagine holding your baby before he or she is born," reads the website of 3D Babies, a company that promises to bring your not-yet-fully-formed baby to life. The process is simple enough. 3D Babies takes your 3D or 4D sonograms, tweaks them a bit digitally and then renders that tiny growing cherub into a plastic doll via 3D printing. The babies come in three sizes -- an 8-inch life-size, a 4-inch half-size and a 2-inch mini -- with a choice of three shades: light, medium or dark.
January 22, 2013 |
Shakira and her beau Gerard Piqué are brand new parents. The Colombian-Lebanese pop singer, 35, and her soccer star boyfriend, 25, welcomed their baby boy in Spain on Tuesday. The tiny tot's name: Milan, which means "dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification," according to Shakira's website. "We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain," said a statement posted Tuesday.
April 17, 2013 |
Jessica Simpson toasted to her unborn son at a Tom Sawyer-themed baby shower over the weekend. "I'm so excited to have a son," the singer turned fashion designer told People, which obtained exclusive access to the event. "He got all these cute vintage cars and I got a lot of little leather jackets I can't wait to try out!" And that's fitting for mommy, who wore a curve-hugging bright blue dress and happens to be a "Fashion Star" mentor. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom The garden fete took place Sunday and was hosted by Simpson's sister Ashlee and mom Tina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2011 |
A 2-year-old boy who was bound and gagged was found crying inside a makeshift room Tuesday afternoon in a Banning apartment where his parents and a woman were slain, law enforcement authorities said. Police late Tuesday had not established a motive for the slayings but said the incident did not appear to be a murder-suicide. The boy was found by police in a very small space in the back of a room that had been converted to a bathroom in the apartment in the 100 block of North Phillips Street about three hours after they initially responded, authorities said.