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Originally posted 11/01/2011 03:30PM
Hugh Grant has become a dad after the birth of his first child, a daughter, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
"I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl," the rep says in a statement.
"He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive. He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms."
The longtime bachelor, 51, who famously dated Elizabeth Hurley for 13 years, then Jemima Khan for three, has not revealed who the mother is. He was last romantically linked to Chinese actress Tinglan Hong.
Originally posted 07/13/2011 01:00PM
Hugh Grant may have good reason to feel personally violated by the unfolding phone-hacking scandal in Britain. But the actor tells PEOPLE he went public in helping to expose the scheme because of a much larger sense of outrage.
"The crusade against the people who hacked my phone is just the beginning of it," Grant, 50, says in a new interview. "I don't think I would be on a crusade if it weren't for the fact that … they were winked at by the police, and winked at by our government."
Grant is among those calling for a full investigation into the alleged phone hacking by journalists in Rupert Murdoch's media empire – to determine just how widespread the corruption has been. "Although a lot of my stuff comes from personal grievance, I also am properly outraged for my country," he says.
Originally posted 07/07/2011 06:45PM
Publishing executive James Murdoch announced on Thursday that the well-known tabloid News of the World would be shutting down amid a phone-hacking scandal.
And it involved none other than actor and tabloid regular Hugh Grant.
Grant, 50, tells the BBC that on one occasion, when News of the World features editor Paul McMullan took photos of him, he also boasted about how Grant's phone had been hacked – allegedly by the tabloid.
"I was revolted and astonished," says the British star, who then took matters into his own hands.
Originally posted 05/11/2011 05:15PM
The fate of CBS's hit sitcom Two and a Half Men has been up in the air since Charlie Sheen got fired in March – before the show was done filming for the season.
While names like Rob Lowe and John Stamos have been tossed around as rumored replacements for the embattled actor, it wasn't until Wednesday that a source revealed that Hugh Grant has been a serious contender for the role.
"The show was in talks with Hugh Grant to become the new lead," the source tells PEOPLE. "And wouldn't it be brilliant if it were so?"
Originally posted 12/15/2009 05:40PM
With seven years as a mother of one under her belt, adding twins to the mix has left Sarah Jessica Parker teetering on her stilettos.
"It’s the most perfectly overwhelming experience," the actress told PEOPLE at Monday's New York premiere of her latest film, Did You Hear About the Morgans? (opening Dec. 18). Despite the chaos, son James Wilkie, 7, and 6-month-old fraternal twins Loretta and Tabitha "get along beautifully," Parker says.
Originally posted 06/10/2006 06:00AM
What? No flip comment? No cheeky response followed by that devilish grin? Nope – mum’s the word for Hugh Grant when it comes to whether he’s now engaged to girlfriend of two years Jemima Khan.
Originally posted 11/15/2004 06:00AM
The Edge of Reason, indeed: The European premiere circuit for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was plagued with problems, beginning in Paris, where proceedings began more than an hour late (we heard it was Hugh Grant holding things up, but we're not pointing any fingers). Renée Zellweger, sleek in a red strapless dress, told reporters that she was tired of questions about her weight. Two days later in Madrid, both Zellweger and Grant arrived late (45 minutes this time), and walked directly into the theater, bypassing waiting fans and press alike. On to Amsterdam, where the premiere itself went smoothly, but the afterparty was botched when the Escape nightclub was temporarily closed for a security sweep. By the time police allowed guests back in at 1:30 am, the party was essentially over. Things should have come together in London, home of Grant and Colin Firth (and Bridget Jones), but the weather wouldn't cooperate. Fans stuck out the rain to cheer on the stars: Firth arrived first, with Zellweger and Grant again showing up late. At the afterparty, Grant (who says he has tired of acting) was reportedly quite surly, complaining about his fame and being impatient with photographers. It's probably safe to assume there won't be a Bridget Jones, Part III...
Originally posted 11/04/2004 06:00AM
Sexy couple Hugh Grant and heiress Jemima Khan continued their game of hide-and-seek with the press at CNN's Election 2004 party at London's National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday night. The couple, dating for several months, arrived at the steps of the gallery, spotted photographers and quickly split up so as not to appear in the same frame. When they arrived in one of the main rooms, they mingled individually. "They had mutual friends, but they never interacted," says a spy. "They were never ever closer than a meter together. They played it very cool. There were no loving glances across the room. They even walked out separately." For his part, Grant chatted with his fellow Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger and legendary BBC interviewer Sir David Frost. Neither Grant nor Khan (daughter of the late French-British billionaire entrepreneur Sir James Goldsmith) seemed too concerned about the election results playing on the TV screens scattered about the room, but Zellweger, who attended with her parents, visibly perked up when it seemed Sen. John Kerry was doing well and even watched some of the coverage in a special "quiet" room.
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