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Bennifer 2 Gains an Heir; Breast Cancer Loses an Advocate

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Please forgive us this indulgent Hollywood moment, but hot off the wires is the news that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck (AKA Bennifer Part deux) welcomed a new papparazzi-attracting accesory to their fold (AKA a baby girl) in a Los Angeles hospital sometime between last night and this morning. The heir apparent to the couple's legacy of bad movies, hot bods, love affairs gone awry and cancelled television dramas may very well have a name, however we are not yet aware of it. Perhaps baby-pic hungry photogs will give Britney and her spawn a break and hover in wait for the emergence of the Affleck-Garner bundle of joy, buying time until the TomKat wunderkind is hatched from its alien pod. We're wondering how the uber-couple will manage to juggle the fine art of carrying the baby in one hand and a Starbucks latte in the other.

And from the ridiculous to the more sublime, yesterday brought us the news that actress Wendie Jo Sperber lost her years-long battle with breast cancer at the young age of 46. Sperber was a Los Angeles native, best known for her multiple television roles and guest spots on series such as Bosom Buddies, Babes, Will & Grace, and Murphy Brown. Sperber, who was diagnosed with the disease in the late 90s, was a beacon of hope and source of inspiration to many. Her most important work, however, was in her founding of the local cancer support center, WESpark, which offers a broad range of education, support, outreach, and activities for all those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, all completely free of charge. Her invaluable work off-screen will surely continue to have a profound impact on Angelenos dealing with cancer.

Check here more information on WeSPARK.