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The Buzz for April 9: Halle says Baby No. 2 is 'biggest surprise'

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Happy birthday for April 9

Singer Jackie Evancho is 13.

Actress Elle Fanning ("Because of Winn-Dixie") is 15.

Actress Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") is 23.

Singer Jazmine Sullivan is 26.

Singer-actor Jesse McCartney ("Summerland") is 26.

Actress Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") is 27.

Actor Jay Baruchel ("Knocked Up," "Tropic Thunder") is 31.

Guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes is 33.

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam ("The Cosby Show") is 34.

Singer Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is 36.

Singer Kevin Martin of Candlebox is 44.

Actress Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") is 47.

Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 48.

Actor Mark Pellegrino ("Dexter") is 48.

Country guitarist Dave Innis of Restless Heart is 54.

Humorist Jimmy Tingle is 58.

Actor Dennis Quaid ("The Day After Tomorrow") is 59.

Country singer Hal Ketchum is 60.

Country singer Margo Smith is 71.

Actress Michael Learned ("The Waltons") is 74.

Naturalist Jim Fowler ("Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom") is 81.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 87.

Halle: Baby No. 2 is 'biggest surprise'
Halle Berry is one hot mama (to daughter Nahla, 5), but she's about to get even hotter. The 46-year-old "X-Men" actress recently confirmed that she's expecting her second child -- her first with fiance Olivier Martinez.

According to Us Weekly, in the first interview since confirming the big news, Halle opened up to CNN's Alina Cho, saying, "This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth. Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful."

Halle played coy when asked if the rumors that she is having a boy were true, saying simply, "I don't know, I don't know. But [the baby is] healthy!"

During the interview, Halle also spoke about her work with the United Nations World Food Program: "I'm a mom, and that's first and foremost, but [this charity work] gives me another reason to exist, another purpose. And if I know that I'm helping one person every day in some way, that really makes me feel good, and that's a legacy that I can leave to my children."

If you didn't think the Oscar winner was superhuman before now, the fact that she's feeling "fantastic" at age 46 with her second child on the way clears that up.

- Elizabeth Larner

Say what?
"It takes balls ... to go through that publicly. Period. It takes balls to go through that privately, but to go through it publicly like that -- balls."

- Mark Salling, on "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith's decision to go to rehab for substance addiction

Beyonce, Jay-Z in trouble over Cuba trip?
Two Cuban-American congressional representatives from Florida have written the Treasury Department asking for information on Beyonce and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba.

U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart say they want information on the type of license the R&B power couple received to travel to the communist island.

U.S. citizens are not allowed to travel to Cuba for mere tourism, though they can get a license for academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange visits.

The artists marked their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana last week.

The Congress members say they represent a community that includes former political prisoners. Both support Washington's 51-year embargo against the island.

The Treasury Department did not immediately return a request for comment. - AP

Quick takes
Sara Gilbert, co-host of "The Talk," announced on the show Monday that she and girlfriend Linda Perry are engaged, People reports. Linda popped the question "about a week ago," Sara announced.

It's a baby girl for "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston and model girlfriend Shannan Click, according to People. The couple named their first child Sage Lavinia Huston.

Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer passed away Sunday morning in her home in Palm Beach, Fla., according to E! News. The "Queen of Prep" was 81.

Actress Eva Longoria suffered a wardrobe malfunction while vacationing in Puerto Rico. Let's just say that while tanning, the bathing beauty loosened her tiny string bikini top a bit too much.

On her blog on People.com, Lisa Vanderpump, of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," admitted that she fainted while rehearsing the cha-cha for "Dancing With the Stars" with her partner, Gleb Savchenko.

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