Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl

Mariska Hargitay and her husband Peter Hermann have a adopted a baby girl, Amaya Josephine. The baby was born in Texas and is black; Mariska says: "We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We're just so happy she's here." Mariska has a four-year-old son, August, and he's thrilled as well: "He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea. He always talks about how he's going to protect her. He's going to be a great big brother." Please click through and check out the mind-blowingly adorable baby! [People, Page Six]

Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl

We've already heard that Meredith Vieira may be leaving the Today show — this report claims that Matt Lauer is also leaving. Eventually, your news will be read by Kathie Lee, Hoda Kotb and a bottle of Pinot Grigio. [ET]

Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl

Speaking of Meredith and Today: Donald Trump was on this morning, and continued to spew outrage about Barack Obama's birth certificate: "I'm not convinced that he has one," Trump said. "I'd like to have him show his birth certificate…And to be honest with you, I hope he can." Also, friends, please be advised that in a NBC/WSJ poll of likely GOP 2012 presidential candidates, Donald Trump is in second place after Mitt Romney. Mike Huckabee is third. [Forbes, WSJ]
LOL at this headline: "WHAAAT? Donald Trump #2 GOP Choice." [Deadline Hollywood]

Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl

After they get married, Prince William and Kate Middleton will move in with Prince Harry at Clarence House. I smell a sitcom! Come and knock on our door… [Extra]
According to royal protocol, Kate Middleton cannot be called HRH Princess Catherine of Wales, "as she is not a Princess in her own right." WTF. She might be called HRH Princess William of Wales, in the same vein as Princess Michael of Kent, which is so fucking dumb I can hardly stand it. Or the Queen can give her a title, like Duchess of Clarence. Gah. [Telegraph]

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