Dave's not here

The Parker-Broderick baby boy shall remain nameless; Hurley relinquishes her ego.

By Amy Reiter

Published October 30, 2002 2:49PM (EST)

And the award for the most cloying comment about a brand-new spouse goes to ...

No, not Julia Roberts, who's kept her gushing about Danny Moder to herself of late, despite the fact that he reportedly just threw her a whopping surprise 35th birthday party.

I'm gonna have to hand it to Jessica Simpson, the 22-year-old pop star who married 27-year-old boy bander Nick Lachey on Saturday in Austin, Texas.

"I knew that I never wanted to be away from Nick for the rest of my life," Simpson told Rolling Stone just after the couple announced their engagement. "I have dreamt of this moment my entire life, and now my Prince Charming has come."

Prince Charming, for his part, has been a little less effusive in his portrayal of their decision to wed.

"I don't think there's a doubt in either of our minds that it's the right thing to do -- the right timing and everything," he told Launch.com a few weeks ago.

The romantic fool!

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Someone's gonna have to clean erasers after school

"It's bothered me to watch a couple of the episodes where Aaron is kissing different girls. I think to myself, 'Oh, that's little Aaron.'"

-- Susan Elkins, "The Bachelor" bachelor Aaron Buerge's fourth-grade teacher, on watching her former pupil make out on TV with all sorts of willing women, to the Associated Press.

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What's in a name?

I hope you haven't started needlepointing the name "David Perkins Broderick" into a sampler commemorating the birth of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's brand-new baby son just yet. If so, you may have to unravel a few stitches.

Parker's publicist, Ina Treciokas, says the New York Post may have erred in reporting the name of the little 6-pound-8-ounce feller who was born to the celebrity couple at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital in the wee hours of Monday morning.

The delivery was reported to be remarkably smooth. According to the paper, the baby made his debut after the "Sex and the City" star set to "pushing for just an hour."

Both mother and baby are completely healthy, Treciokas told People.com. But she hedged about the name.

"It's inaccurate to say the baby's name is David," the publicist sniffed, though she declined to say what the actual tag might be. "I don't have one, and I don't know if there is one yet."

Just so long as they don't call the little guy Mr. Big.

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We're not the only ones

"I'm so bored with myself. I can't think about myself anymore."

-- Elizabeth Hurley in a refreshing moment of candor, to Movieline magazine.

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Juicy bits

He's got his own wing of an airport, babe. The decision-makers at the Palm Springs International Airport have announced that they'll name a concourse after the late Sonny Bono. During his days as Palm Springs mayor and the area's congressman, Cher's ex "opened a door to help focus on tourism and entertainment," airport commissioner Bert Engelhardt told the Associated Press. Bono also has a stretch of highway and a wildlife refuge in the area named after him and has been honored with a life-size statue in downtown Palm Springs. Could posthumous knighthood be far behind?

Keeping it in the family. Matthew Perry may team up again with his actor father, John Bennett Perry, on his next project. The two are in talks to play father and son in "The Beginning of Wisdom," a family drama set in the 1970s, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Perry sweet, no?

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