Shiloh's First Birthday!

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

The Brangelina bunch went all out to celebrate Shiloh’s first birthday in Prague!

Birthdays are very important to Angelina Jolie, as her late mother Marcheline Bertrand (who died of cancer in January) devoted boundless energy to celebrating her children’s big day. “She would spent weeks to plan the right birthday party, and write four drafts to get the right birthday card ready,” Angelina recently told Dateline NBC’s Ann Curry.

At the family’s special rental in the Czech Republic capital, where Angelina, 32, is on location shooting the thriller Wanted, the family gathered on May 27th to celebrate Shiloh’s big day. Angelina had to work that morning, but was home by 2 p.m. to be with her daughter.

“I was contacted by the bodyguards,” Katarina Rozsivalova of Prague’s Balon Servic (a balloon service) tells Us.

“They told me they needed 50 balloons for Saturday and Sunday. An assortment of colors.” Also delivered: cookies and a cake.

But birthdays come around just once a year, and the parents of Hollywood’ most rapidly expanding brood are committed to making every day a special one for Shiloh, Zahara, 2, Pax, 3, and Maddox, 5, and no one is better at finding fun than doting dad Brad Pitt.

“One time, when the kids were bored, Brad had them all throwing empty pizza boxes as Frisbees,” says a source. “Obviously, Shiloh was too young to join in, but you could hear her laughing.”

Too sweet!


Nicky Byrne Of Westlife & Wife Present Their Twin Boys

Nicky Byrne

Hello magazine reports the following:

Sleeping soundly in their matching blue outfits, Ireland’s most famous newborns Rocco and Jay took their first major photocall in their stride. The twin boys were lovingly held in the arms of thrilled parents Westlife star Nicky Byrne and his wife Georgina Ahern while her father, the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, beamed with pride.

The boys have only recently been able to join their parents in their home in Malahide, just north of Dublin, as they needed special care after being born by caesarean section six weeks early on April 20. First-time dad Nicky, who married Georgina three years ago in France, now has the next few months to enjoy quality time with his sons before beginning work on a new album in early August.

Shortly after their birth the ecstatic 28-year-old revealed he would love them to follow in his musical footsteps rather than politics like their grandfather. “When Georgina was pregnant I used to sing to her and now the boys are born I am still singing to them,” said Nicky, who is clearly hoping his talent rubs off on the duo.

Rocco’s middle name, Bertie, is in honour of the Irish prime minister, while Jay Nick was named after Nicky’s dad. “I am sure Bertie will babysit his two grandchildren, he is well capable… there is no better man for caring for the two babies,” says the boyband star, who enjoys a close relationship with his famous father-in-law.

Little Rocco and Jay are the latest additions to the Westlife family. Nicky’s bandmate Shane Filan has a young daughter, Nicole, with wife Gillian, while former group member Brian McFadden has two daughters, Molly and Lily-Sue, with former wife Kerry Katona.