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Sampras, wife add a son; Stiller, wife do the same



Published: Thu, August 4, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Sampras, wife add a son;Stiller, wife do the same

LOS ANGELES -- Pete Sampras and his wife, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, have another son. Ryan Nikolaos Sampras was born Friday in Los Angeles, People magazine said Tuesday. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. The couple married in 2000 and have another son, Christian, 2. Sampras, 33, won 14 Grand Slam titles during his tennis career. He retired from the tournament circuit in 2003. Wilson-Sampras, 31, has appeared in movies such as "The Wedding Planner" and "Billy Madison." It's also a boy for Ben Stiller and his wife, Christine Taylor. Quinlin Dempsey Stiller was born July 10 in Los Angeles. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, People reported Monday. Stiller, 39, and Taylor, 34, have a 3-year-old daughter, Ella. The couple, who starred in "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" and "Zoolander," wed in May 2000.

Sandra Bullock takes oncounter duty at shop

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Crowds lined up outside the doors for the grand opening of Gesine's Confectionary where "Miss Congeniality" star Sandra Bullock was working the front counter. The baked goods sold nearly as fast as Bullock's sister, shop owner Gesine Prado, could churn them out Tuesday in the kitchen in the back of the renovated shop. "These are my sister's macaroons," said Bullock, wearing a white apron as she knelt next to two young children and handed out the brightly wrapped confections. By midmorning, the display cases were nearly empty of the scones, muffins and coffee cakes they had once held. "OK, we have three chocolate chip cookies. Big score!" Bullock said at one point. A moment later: "Oh, my God, we should raffle this. You were asking about macaroons," she said, turning to a woman standing in line. "There you go." Prado, who operates production company Fortis Films with Bullock, decided she wanted to try a new career. So in January, she and her husband, Ray, bought a closed neighborhood market and converted it into a gourmet pastry shop and bakery. Bullock, whose screen credits also include "Crash," "Two Weeks Notice" and the "Speed" films, recently married "Monster Garage" reality show host Jesse James. She has been in town helping get the shop ready, then threw herself into waiting on customers.

Both sisters insist they weren't capitalizing on Bullock's fame. "She's just trying to help," Prado said. "That was her decision to come. We didn't want publicity."

On tour, Bice breaks foot

NEW YORK -- For Bo Bice, it's the shoes. The "American Idol" finalist broke his foot Sunday night performing in Manchester, N.H. -- and says his misfortune is due to a change in footwear. "There's a part where I go running across the stage and do these jump-ups and flip around in circles and normally I wear cowboy boots, but about three or four shows ago, they started sliding on me," Bice told MTV News. "I was worried I was gonna trip and fall and hurt myself, so I changed to tennis shoes and they got a lot better grip, too good of a grip." He landed wrong and felt a snap: "I tried to stand back up and just collapsed. I thought, 'Something's not good here."' Bice was singing "I Don't Want to Be," his first song of the "American Idols Live!" concert when he slipped. He managed to finish the tune and the other four songs in his solo set. He plans to finish the tour. "I think I'm gonna get away with wearing an air cast and I'm going to have to use this bone-regenerator kinda thing," he said. "It's looking like no more running around for the rest of the tour. I'm gonna be stuck trying to pull off a piano song or something."

Advice from Teri Hatcher

NEW YORK -- "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher will serve up life lessons in "Burnt Toast," a book of advice and inspiration Hyperion plans to publish in the spring of 2006. "I have had many women approach me, sharing their own stories, and ask me how it feels to have a second chance at 40," Hatcher said in a statement released Tuesday by Hyperion. "With this book, I truly hope to reach everyone that I don't bump into on the street and share my story." Hatcher won a Golden Globe in January. She recently received an Emmy nomination for her role as single mom Susan Mayer in "Desperate Housewives," a dark satire about suburbia that became a hit in its debut season. When she accepted her Golden Globe for best actress in a TV comedy, Hatcher thanked ABC for giving "me a second chance at a career when I couldn't have been a bigger has-been." Hatcher starred in the '90s TV series "Lois & amp; Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." Her film credits include "Soapdish," "Tomorrow Never Dies" and "Spy Kids."

Today's birthdays

Journalist Helen Thomas is 85. Singer Frankie Ford is 66. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 61. Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton is 50. Track star Mary Decker Slaney is 47. TV producer Michael Gelman ("Live with Regis and Kelly") is 44. Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens is 43. Rock musician Rob Cieka (Boo Radleys) is 37. Actor Michael DeLuise is 36. Actor Andy Hallett ("Angel") is 30. Rhythm-and-blues singer-actor Marques Houston is 24. Actor Dylan and Cole Sprouse are 13.




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