Crazy, but Steven Tyler is a newly minted grandfather.

The Aerosmith frontman officially became a rock-‘n’-roll relic Tuesday as daughter Liv Tyler gave birth to a baby boy, reports E!Online.

It’s the first child for the 27-year-old “Lord of the Rings” star and her husband, Spacehog singer Royston Langdon, 32 – and the first grandkid for the 54-year-old Aerosmith singer.

News of the birth was confirmed by Liv’s publicist, Stephen Huvane, who said the couple was “thrilled.”

No official word yet on the kid’s name. But People says the baby made his grand entrance at 4:11 a.m. and weighed eight pounds. Us Weekly reports that the birth occurred at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, with both Langdon and Tyler’s famous father in attendance.

According to People, Tyler had a quick labor and felt “terrific” afterward. The magazine quotes a source close to the actress saying, “My baby is so handsome I can’t stand it.”

The boy apparently inherited some genes from the Tyler side: “He also has full lips,” the source said.

Back in June, when she first announced she was with child, Tyler told People, “Roy and I are both overjoyed and look forward to the arrival of our child.”

The couple wed in a private Caribbean ceremony in March 2003, after a two-year engagement.

Clooney being cast in wax

A waxwork of George Clooney will offer a candlelit dinner and possible marriage proposal to visitors at London’s Madame Tussauds, reports BBC Online.

Guests at his table will have a menu of pick-up lines to try to convince him to marry them and be offered the ring.

“We thought George is so famous for not being married, so let’s have a dinner date and give guests the chance to chat him up,” said Tussauds’ spokeswoman.

In other Clooney news, a scene in “Ocean’s Twelve” where George’s buddies wonder about his age has an element of truth to it.

Clooney said he told director Steven Soderbergh about a young Italian woman who asked how old he was.

“I am stupid enough to ask the question, “How old do you think I am?”‘ AP Radio reported. “She says, “50.”‘

Clooney asked the woman to guess again.

Her reply: “51?”

Clooney is 43.

When Soderbergh heard the story, Clooney said, he decided to include it in the film, a sequel to 2001’s “Ocean’s Eleven,” that also stars Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Bracco doing double on ‘Law and Order’

Lorraine Bracco will be the next star of “The Sopranos” to moonlight on an episode of “Law & Order,” reports The Associated Press.

Bracco, who plays mobster Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist on the HBO show, has been cast as an ambitious lawyer on the upcoming “Law & Order: Trial by Jury” on NBC.

Michael Imperioli, who plays Soprano relative Christopher Moltisanti, is appearing in the final four episodes of “Law & Order” this season, while Robert Iler, who plays Tony Soprano’s son, was on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” last year.

Edie Falco played a defense lawyer on “Law & Order” before starring in “The Sopranos.”

“Law & Order: Trial by Jury,” the fourth in the “Law & Order” franchise, stars Bebe Neuwirth and Jerry Orbach.

Bracco’s episode will film in January; the series will debut in early 2005, but an air date has yet to be announced.

Prinze gets star posthumously

Freddie Prinze Jr. shed tears Tuesday as he unveiled a Hollywood Walk of Fame star for his late father, who committed suicide in 1977, reports The Associated Press.

The elder Prinze was a stand-up comic who had a successful run in the sitcom “Chico and the Man” before ending his life at age 22.

The younger Prinze, star of the “Scooby-Doo” movies and teen romances like “She’s All That,” was only 10 months old when his father died.

“I always get overwhelmed when it comes to speaking about my father,” the 28-year-old told the crowd during the Hollywood Boulevard ceremony. “To see the respect from the people in L.A. and New York where my father was from brings tears to my eyes. To walk by and see his name on this star, wow.”

Comedian George Lopez, who nominated the late comedian and sponsored the star, also attended the ceremony.

“‘Chico and the Man’ inspires me today as it did back then,” said the star of TV’s “The George Lopez Show.” “This is a big day for us and his friends.”

Michael lashes out at Elton

George Michael is apparently fed up with Elton John’s careless whispers, reports the New York Daily News.

Elton ticked off his fellow divo in Heat magazine last month when he said: “George is in a strange place. There seems to be a deep-rooted unhappiness in his life and it shows on the latest album. All I would say to George is: You should get out more.”

Michael responded in an open letter to the magazine this month: “Most of what Elton thinks he knows about my life is pretty much limited to the gossip he hears on what you would call the “‘gay grapevine,’ which, as you can imagine, is lovely stuff indeed. Other than that, he knows that I don’t like to tour, that I smoke too much pot and that my albums still have a habit of going to No. 1.”

On that score, Michael said he prefers writing new songs, whereas Elton “makes millions playing those old classics day in day out.”

ODB’s death ruled accidental OD

The death of rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard was deemed an accident by the New York medical examiner’s office, reports Billboard Online, which said he died from the combined effects of cocaine and a prescription painkiller.

The artist, real name Russell Jones, died Nov. 13 at a Manhattan recording studio.

He died “as a result of intoxication by the combined effects of cocaine and Tramadol, a prescription painkiller but not a narcotic,” said Ellen Borakove, a spokesperson for the New York City medical examiner’s office. “The manner of death is an accident,” she added.

ODB complained of chest pains before collapsing at the studio, and was dead by the time paramedics reached him. He was just days short of his 36th birthday.


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