Tattle: It's twins for Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

Royal newlyweds smile for cameras just outside Westminster Abbey.
Royal newlyweds smile for cameras just outside Westminster Abbey. (Associated Press)
Posted: May 02, 2011

MARIAH CAREY and Nick Cannon celebrated their third anniversary by becoming parents to a baby girl and boy.

When Tattle's friends Lauren and Michael had twins, we had never before heard so much sound come out of creatures so small. Given their genes, we can only imagine how loud Mariah's kids can screech.

The babes were born Saturday at 12:07 p.m. at a secret hospital in L.A. Publicist Cindi Berger says the girl popped out first, weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18 inches long; her brother was 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and 19 inches.

No names yet.

Nick drove Mariah to the hospital in their Rolls-Royce Phantom. Berger said Mariah, 41, was calm, thinking she was having another false alarm.

Cannon, 30, was a mess. He was so nervous he went to the wrong department at the hospital, and was guided to the maternity ward by a nurse.

"It was like right out of an 'I Love Lucy' skit," said Berger, using a TV show reference that may be on its last generation.

The couple listened to Mariah's "We Belong Together" after the children were born.

"My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life!" Nick Tweeted following the birth of the twins. "I won't ever be able to top this!"

Come on, Nick, surely some acrobat will juggle knives on "America's Got Talent."

"I'm in the happiest place I've ever been in my life," he added yesterday. "I never had more amazing things happening. I am humbled by God's Favor!"

Royal wedding update

 In Philadelphia, the Duke and Duchess were two movie theaters once on Chestnut Street. So unless people are going to start calling Tattle the Earl of Callowhill, in our royal wedding follow-ups we will refer to the newlyweds as Will and Kate.

The couple has delayed their honeymoon, it seems, because Will has to return to work tomorrow. They are presently enjoying a few days of R&R at an undisclosed UK location.

A palace spokesperson said, "The locations of both their private weekend before [William] returns to work and their future honeymoon, which will be overseas, will not be disclosed in advance."

* As for the reception(s), Will and Kate's first dance was to a live rendition of Elton John's "Your Song" (a favorite of the late Princess Diana) sung by British pop star Ellie Goulding.

"Ellie's performance was spectacular," said a palace source, adding that even Prince Charles and Camilla ended up slow-dancing.

* Prince Harry wore a fez while giving his best man's speech, in which he poked fun at Will's growing bald spot (a joke that may come back to haunt him when King William reopens the Tower of London) and referred to the newlyweds as the "dude and duchess."

"Harry's speech was so funny," an insider told News of the World. "He kept calling William a 'dude.' He had us all in stitches."

Kate's father Michael Middleton (how's that for pressure, being a commoner and giving a toast in front of the entire royal family?) told of the 2008 incident in which William was criticized for using an army helicopter to visit Kate.

Michael said: "I knew things were getting serious when I found a helicopter in my garden. I thought, 'Gosh, he must like my daughter.'"

* While Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles left the shindig before midnight, the young celebrants danced till 2 a.m. at Harry's after-party.

Reports say the final song played was King's of Leon's "Sex on Fire," after Harry told guests: "This has been a great night but please respect the family and those upstairs when you leave. And don't wake up the neighbors."

Neighbors? It's not like the palace is on a street of row homes.

* If you're curious what the royal revelers dined on, BANGShowbiz.com says guests at Harry's afterparty were treated to the very unroyal-sounding Crack Baby cocktails, a potent mixture of vodka, passion fruit, raspberry liqueur and champagne. Snacks were popcorn and Haribo sweets (Kate's faves).

(A couple Crack Babies and Harry was asking Will, "Dude, where's my carriage?")

There were no Crack Baby cocktails at the formal wedding reception, where guests dined on a three-course meal - cooked by Prince Charles' favorite chef, Anton Mossiman. Courses were crab layered with fresh langoustine, followed by herb-stuffed lamb, then a trio of desserts - chocolate mousse, honeycomb ice cream and sherry trifle.

* Nearly 23 million Americans rose early on Friday to watch Will and Kate jump the broom. Nielsen said the 22.76 million viewers were spread out over 11 different networks.

Reality's dangerous

* Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a helicopter carrying a reality TV crew crashed Saturday night near Indiana University of Pennsylvania, seriously injuring two of the four people aboard, but no fatalities were reported.

University spokeswoman Michelle Fryling said the reality TV show "Campus PD," which has no affiliation with the university, was working with area police.

* North Las Vegas special ed teacher Carlos Enrique Barron faces attempted murder and other charges after police say he fired shots at a television crew for the Spike TV reality show "Repo Games."

"Repo Games" allows debtors a chance to win back their repossessed cars.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a crew from the show was looking for a vehicle belonging to one of Barron's neighbors but he got upset that their van was parked in front of his home.

Barron fittingly lives on Vigilante Court.

BANGShowbiz.com and Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

Email gensleh@phillynews.com.

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