The Word: Beyonce gives birth to baby Blue Ivy

The proud parents met their Hova-ette this weekend.

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z reportedly welcomed their daughter over the weekend, according to E! News. The baby, named Blue Ivy Carter (although some outlets are saying her name is “Ivy Blue Carter”), was delivered on a private floor of New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital that the superstar couple had reportedly paid $1.3 million to rent out. And while mom and baby recuperate, security is remaining high: Hospital workers have reportedly put tape over surveillance cameras, and employees’ mobile phones are being confiscated when they arrive for shifts, sources tell the New York Daily News.

There had to have been a musical motive to naming the child Blue (rhymes with “My boo?”). While it’s not likely the name was inspired by albums by Joni Mitchell or Weezer, I bet every time she does a doodle they can call it “The Blueprint” and “The Blueprint II.”  That, and it would have been weird to name her “Hova-ette.”

Yet another celebrity engagement/pregnancy

Sienna Miller has stopped her homewrecking ways, it seems (remember when she allegedly broke up the marriage of Balthazar Getty?). The actress and boyfriend Tom Sturridge are ready to get married and have a family, though which they’ll do first isn’t clear. Miller recently confirmed she’s expecting her first child in June, and now word comes that Sturridge popped the question during a recent vacation to Paris, according to Life & Style. “They’re engaged and really happy. Her family is happy, as they absolutely adore Tom,” a source says. “He filled their hotel suite at the Ritz with flowers and presented her with a vintage Victorian ring.”

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