*Are we ready for “designer babies?”
Yeah, frightening, I know.
But the Food and Drug Administration in Aithersburg, Md. is weighing a fertility procedure that involves a combination of genetic material from three different people, in order to produce a baby free of certain defects.
Defects in general, as none in particular have been revealed.
Critics say this is an ethical minefield and could lead to the creation of designer babies.
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*Amber Holcomb, the “American Idol” finalists dubbed Whitney Houston by former judge Nikki Minaj last season, has welcomed a baby girl.
The 19-year-old shared the below pic of her daughter’s head on her Instagram account Friday (February 14), and has received numerous congratulations from her fans.
Amber, who came in fourth on “American Idol” last year, revealed she was expecting over the summer.
So far, no word on the baby’s name.
*Evelyn Lozada announced today that she and her Los Angeles Dodgers fiancé Carl Crawford are expecting a baby boy.
“Surprisingly, I found out when I had my first trimester screening,” she told People. “I was about 13 weeks when they told me the sex. I was honestly praying for a boy. I have wanted to have a son for years.”
The “Basketball Wives” star has a 20-year-old daughter Shaniece from a previous relationship. She was by her mom’s side when the baby’s gender was revealed.
“We were both so happy. There are all girls on my side, so this will be our first boy. My family is over the moon,” Lozada, who is due in March, told the magazine. “Every time I go to the doctor, I have them check to make sure it’s a boy. I’m still in disbelief!”
*Ciara has finally confirmed reports she is pregnant with her first child by showing off her baby bump Tuesday on “The View.”
The singer became engaged to her rapper boyfriend, Future, in October. That’s when the rumors of her pregnancy started after Ciara appeared to be with child during a performance at the Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards in New York.
Future fueled the speculation by dodging questions about the baby claims during a radio interview in November, but Ciara decided to come clean today during her appearance on “The View.”
*Actor Rockmond Dunbar and his actress wife Maya Gilbert have welcomed a baby girl, reports People.
Berkeley Seon Dunbar came into the world on Friday, Dec. 6 in Los Angeles. The newborn weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches long.
“Mom is doing great,” Dunbar tweeted. “We are absolutely in love with our daughter.” This is the first child for the “Sons of Anarchy” star, who married Maya earlier this year.
Rockmond recently joined the cast of “The Mentalist,” while Maya (“Zane’s Sex Chronicles,” “For Richer or Poorer”) can next be seen on “Banshee.”
*The stork is en route toward “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee.
The longtime couple, who married in September 2012, are expecting their first child together, according to E! News. No other details on the pregnancy were available at press time.
Drake-Lee is a real estate broker who met Williams before he became a McHeartthrob on “Grey’s.” The two crossed paths when Williams was a schoolteacher in New York City. After 5 years of being together, they decided to make it official.
“Jesse was beaming with joy throughout the entire ceremony,” a guest at the wedding told People. “It was the perfect night with lots of smiling, laughing and emotion. You could feel the love they have for each other. They’re madly in love!”