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Meet baby Milan

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Thursday, February 07, 2013    

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The first photo of a celebrity baby can command multimillion dollar payouts. But Shakira shunned a big-money deal and instead asked fans to donate to UNICEF as she released a heart-warming picture of her newborn son cradled in his father's arms.

The Colombian singer shared the image on WhoSay, showing week-old Milan sleeping in his striped bodysuit as he is gently kissed by besotted footballer Gerard Pique. Children's charity UNICEF is accepting donations in Milan's name from fans of the couple.

"We hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations," the couple explained. "Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us." The new family are currently bonding at home in Barcelona.

Shakira's mother Nidia told reporters that the 35-year-old had 'become very emotional and the tears flowed' when she welcomed the 6lbs 6oz baby into the world.

— Daily Mail

Youngest ever Oscar nominee acts up

She is the youngest person in history to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and at just nine years old Quvenzhané Wallis knows how to liven up an Academy event. The young star larked about and was the centre of attention at the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton last Monday. Looking impeccable in a lilac party dress, and with one of her trademark puppy purses, the Beasts Of The Southern Wild star couldn't fail to cause a stir as she joked around. Uninhibited by the A-listers sharing the room, she fooled around and made everyone smile. At the age of five, Quvenzhané lied about her age to audition for her very first acting job, the starring role in Beasts Of The Southern Wild — the minimum age for consideration was six. She won the part, beating 4,000 contenders for the role of Hushpuppy. Director Benh Zeitlin said that when he auditioned Quvenzhané, he immediately realised he'd discovered what he was looking for, and changed the script to accommodate her large personality. The child star flew to France for the premiere of Beasts Of The Southern Wild at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year, where it won the prestigious Caméra d'Or award for Best First Feature Film.

— Daily Mail

It's set to be explosive!

It is the sixth movie in the saga, but Fast and Furious 6 seems set to be just as exciting as its predecessors. Millions were watching during the Super Bowl on Sunday as a minute-long teaser trailer for the film aired in one of the commercial breaks. The movie, which has been dubbed Fast Six, is scheduled for release on May 24 and its plotline will stretch across two films.

Fast Six aims to draw in a wider audience after leaving behind the car racing theme that has spanned the previous five movies.

Picking up where Fast-Five left off, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gang are wealthy but unable to return to their home country due to their criminal records. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson joins the cast as a Diplomatic Security Service agent named Luke Hobbs, who offers the crew a deal. He agrees to pardon the gang for their crimes if they help him take down a mercenary organisation helmed by a criminal mastermind.

— Daily Mail

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