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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:01 pm

New baby and a new nomination

Staff, news services

LOS ANGELES – Mel Gibson is a father for the ninth time.

Girlfriend Rosalind Ross gave birth to the couple’s son, Lars Gerard Gibson, on Friday. Ross is a writer.

The actor-director Gibson has a lot to celebrate. On Tuesday, he received an Oscar nomination for directing "Hacksaw Ridge," which also received a best picture nomination.

Gibson, who won an Oscar for directing "Braveheart," has seven children from his marriage to his ex-wife, Robyn Moore. He also has a daughter with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Baby for ’Rudy’

Former "Cosby Show" star Keshia Knight Pulliam has given birth to a baby girl.

The 37-year-old Pulliam shared a picture with the note, "Ella Grace has arrived!!!"

Pulliam’s husband, former NFL player Edgerton Hartwell, filed for divorce in July after just six months of marriage, days after Pulliam announced that she was expecting.

Pulliam is best known for her role as Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show." She also played Miranda Payne on "Tyler Perry’s House of Payne."

New estate handler

The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate ruled that Comerica Bank and Trust will take over running it, according to a court order.

Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide said Comerica will be named corporate personal representative of the estate, taking over at the end of the month from temporary special administrator Bremer Trust.

Eide also denied a request to appoint a "co-personal representative" to act as a go-between Prince’s siblings and Comerica. Eide said the siblings could not agree on who should be appointed to this role, and adding it would be more expensive and further delay the proceedings.

Special meals sought

Is there a special dish you make for a romantic meal at home or a local restaurant you and your significant other go for special events like Valentine’s Day? We want to hear about it for an upcoming story in The Journal Gazette! Send recipes and ideas to Corey McMaken at by Feb. 1.

Share your first kiss

Do you remember your first kiss? We would like to hear about it for possible publication. Send a brief description of your first kiss, including such details as when it was, the location, and whether you still are in contact with your first kiss, to Terri Richardson at Please include your name, city of residence and a phone number. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 6.

Happy birthday

Among today’s celebrity birthday’s: Actress Leigh Taylor-Young is 72. Actress Dinah Manoff is 59. Actress Ana Ortiz is 46. Drummer Joe Sirois is 45. Singer Alicia Keys is 36. Actor Michael Trevino is 32. Bassist Calum Hood is 21.