Jane Krakowski gives birth to baby boy

30 Rock funny lady Jane Krakowski and fiance Robert Godley have  become first-time parents with the birth of their their son, Bennett.

“Jane Krakowski and Robert Godley are thrilled to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Bennett Robert Godley, born Wednesday, April 13, in New York,” the proud parents announced in a statement. “Bennett, the first child for both Jane and Robert, weighed 7 lbs 12 ounces and is sporting blonde hair just like his mom!”

The comedien, who gave birth to her son last Wednesday in New York City, maintained her sense of humor throughout her pregnancy. Earlier this year on the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the 42 year old told Guiliana Rancic, “I’ve never been so on trend in my entire life. Baby bumps are the new black.”  And on another occassion, speaking to People about her cravings she said: “I like to drink a lot of juice. I never drank juice in my life. Better than meth or crack.”

“Bennett is an amazing, healthy sweet boy and we are both just crazy in love with him,” Krakowski said to Us Weekly about her en vogue bundle of joy.

Jane and her fashion designer love got engaged last year in January and although she has yet to set a date to exchange vows, the bubbly blonde already has a dress style in mind. “I loved Gwen Stefani’s wedding dress,” she told People. “I’d like to pick something that’s nontraditional, whether it’s short and a mini skirt or a very high-fashion cocktail dress, or that sort of Gwen Stefani version.”

Read here about Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, who recently became a dad for the second time round.

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Grizz Chapman gets new lease on life with kidney transplant

Grizz Chapmen, the 30’s Rock star who had a kidney transplant after he was diagnosed with kidney failure two years ago, has a new zest for life . According to www.people.com, the actor feels grateful to have another ‘chance at life’ and has started to live a fuller life.

“When you go through something like, you learn to appreciate little things – the birds, trees, flowers,” he was quoted as saying . The 36-year-old star went on to say, “I pay attention to everything now – the taste of bread, the taste of water. It all feels different now.”

As reported by www.huffingtonpost.com, the actor suffered from hypertension for a long time, which led to his kidney.failure in 2008. The body guard turned TV star says that he was scared of dying. Grizz Chapmen, who weighed in at a whopping 505 lbs. had to shed 160 lbs. in order to be eligible for a kidney transplant.

“I didn’t want to die, I wanted to live. I wanted to be with my family and wanted to see my 11-year-old son grow up.”

He explained that the man who came forward to donate a kidney was not even a fan of 30’s Rock, he didn’t even watch it, and that he was going to donate regardless.

In the months since the transplant the two men have developed a close bond and are in regular contact.

Other celebrities who suffered from kidney problems include Natalie Cole.

Read here about how gene discovery could put an end to kidney problems.

For further info about kidney disease and organ donation, go to the National Kidney Foundation Web site.