Hewitt welcomes daughter
There’s a whole lot of love in Jennifer Love Hewitt’s household.
The actress welcomed a baby girl this week and has secretly tied the knot with beau Brian Hallisay, who she announced her engagement to in June.
“Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband, Brian Hallisay, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter,” a rep for the actress said.
The little bundle of joy’s name is Autumn James Hallisay, and she was born Tuesday.
This is the first child for Hewitt, 34, and Hallisay, 35, former co-stars on the now-cancelled Lifetime series “The Client List.”
In June, the couple of a little more than a year announced their engagement and Hewitt’s pregnancy.
“This is a wonderful time, and we are looking forward to starting our family together,” the couple said in a statement.
In 2008, Hewitt called off her engagement to actor Ross McCall. She also dated her “Ghost Whisperer” co-star Jamie Kennedy but split from him in 2010.
Hotel lets Bieber spray
An Australian hotel is declaring itself a graffiti Belieber, despite being at odds with the city government.
QT Hotel in the Gold Coast said it gave Justin Bieber permission to spray graffiti on its wall. The Canadian singer and others posted images showing cartoon faces in fluorescent paint on an outdoor wall at the hotel in Queensland state.
After hearing criticism, the hotel changed its Facebook page cover art Thursday to show Bieber, his graffiti and the declaration: “He asked, and we said YES.”
The Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate says the singer risked undermining the city’s efforts to fight graffiti. “The last thing we want is to have graffiti glorified and more young people thinking it’s a cool thing to do,” he said.
In a letter to the hotel, Tate asserted the city can insist on removal of graffiti in private spaces if it’s visible from public spaces.
But in further posts on its Facebook page, QT Hotel defended Bieber as an excellent hotel guest and said it wanted to promote graffiti as an art form. It invited artists to share examples of their work to be judged, with select artists being offered a hotel wall they could spray-paint themselves.
A fine mess cooking
An accountant for celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi has told a fraud trial that two of their personal assistants spent on average 76,000 pounds ($124,000) a month using the couple’s credit cards.
The two assistants, Italian sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, are accused of spending the couple’s money on hundreds of thousands of pounds’ worth of luxury clothing, handbags, first-class travel and hotel stays for themselves.
The sisters deny the charges.
Accountant Rahul Gajjar told jurors on Thursday he suspected the sisters’ spending habits but didn’t tell his employers because it was too trivial.
Earlier, a judge read an email from Saatchi in which he alleged that Lawson abused drugs extensively and allowed their staff to spend as long as they covered up her drug use.
– News wire services