Sideshow: Kerry Washington introduces baby Amarachi

Kerry Washington at the Oscars in Los Angeles. She gave birth under the most hush-hush circumstances. JORDAN STRAUSS / Invision / AP, File
Kerry Washington at the Oscars in Los Angeles. She gave birth under the most hush-hush circumstances. JORDAN STRAUSS / Invision / AP, File
Posted: May 04, 2014

Rejoice! A 'Scandal'-ous baby!

Scandal beauty ('n' brains) Kerry Washington, 37, gave birth April 21 to a girl, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, under the most secret conditions imaginable, says TMZ. Why hide it from the media? Who knows?

Isabelle's middle name is rich in signification.

"Amarachi originates from the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria and means 'God's grace' or 'grace of God,' " says Babycenter.com.

This is the first baby for Nnamdi Asomugha, 32, the former Eagles cornerback, who'll celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary next month.

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima and former NBA star Marko Jaric have split, People reports. . . . Doctor Who alum Matt Smith has joined the gloriously geeky cast of the sci-fi franchise reboot Terminator: Genesis, joining Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke (no relation) as her son John, says the New York Daily News.

Ellen D to Ellen P: So proud!

Ellen DeGeneres is still excited actor Ellen Page, 27, came out as a gay woman at a Human Rights Campaign event in February.

"I am so proud of you," DeGeneres tells Page in a chat set to air May 27 on Ellen.

The X-Men: Days of Future Past star says she was terrified on that night. "I think my biggest fear in doing it was having a panic attack," she says. Page found the speech revelatory. "It wasn't until making that choice in doing that where I realized," she says, "I was carrying a tremendous amount of shame and guilt for not being out."

Love doesn't die all that easily, does it?

Why have Hilary Duff, 26, and estranged hub Mike Comrie, 33, been spending so much time together? They do collaborate on raising their child, 2-year-old Luca Cruz Comrie. But there's more to it, says Duff. "We love each other so much, and we love spending time together," she tells People. "And we don't know what our future looks like right now, but we're both doing really good and just figuring out what makes us happy."

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