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How to Make People Care About Your Baby

6/19/2006 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Did you know that Matt Damon's wife gave birth last week? How about Jack Black's? Well they barely registered with us and the paparazzi certainly didn't swarm the hospitals looking for the first glimpse of Isabella Damon or Jack Black's as yet unnamed son.

So if you're a pregnant celebrity, and you want to your new born child to help bump up your Q rating, what can you do? Here are five things you can do to help make the birth of your child the next cover of People magazine:

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise1) Time the birth of your child with the release of your movie
Suri Cruise was born on April 18 of this year, just three weeks before Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible 3" hit theaters. During the press tour, Cruise talked more about Katie and the baby-to-be than he did the movie.

When Katie finally did pop Suri out, photogs were on high alert all across town: at Cruise's house, at area hospitals, and the Scientology Celebrity Centre.

The birth was a big deal, but the movie disappointed at the box office. You win some, you lose some.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie2) Flee the country
This especially works if no one has heard of the country you go to. For Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, it probably didn't matter where they had their baby. When good looking people mate, there will always be an audience for it.

But by taking refuge in Namibia, Brad and Angelina ratcheted up the excitement over the first baby pic to a new level. People magazine secured the North American rights to the first photos of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt for a reported $4.1 million.

Gwen Stefani3) Have a fashionable pregnancy
There aren't too many women more stylish than Gwen Stefani. The No Doubt rocker, married to Bush front man Gavin Rossdale, was photographed all over town looking just as stylish as ever. When Kingston James McGregor Rossdale finally appeared, he was just another great accessory for the most fashionable woman in rock music.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner4) Be part of a super duo

Chris Martin and Gwyenth Paltrow. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Matt Damon and ... um, what's her name?

The only thing bigger than one celebrity having a baby is TWO celebrities having a baby. Think of it as a math equation: Her fans + his fans = a lot of fans.

For the record, Matt Damon's wife's name is Luciana.

So yes, it helps if both mommy and daddy are both celebrities. Except...

Britney Spears, Kevin Federline5) When it comes down to it, only the mom really matters, aka "The K-Fed Rule"
If Britney Spears is involved, all bets are off. The same will probably hold true if such paparazzi favs like Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and (God forbid) Paris Hilton ever get pregnant.

So using this formula, our idea for the biggest possible celebrity birth would be George Clooney and Paris Hilton (nicknamed, "Plooney") having their baby in Togo, a small country in Western Africa, on the red carpet during the premiere of "Ocean's 13."

Now that's a celebrity birth!

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Being fashionable as in wearing a see-through top and a mini skirt on national television???

3012 days ago


Nice story ;-) Will there be a second story about: How to Make People Care About Your Second Baby...? I think you can manage 5 more tips! right...? Hahaha.
Wesley Peters

3012 days ago


ewww, tom cruise is a wierdo and brangelina need to get some ethics and morals counseling before they adopt anymore or conceive anymore! britney needs to have kfed fixed at the vet like the dog he is and go for the manny!

3012 days ago


I can't think of one celebrity couple that has had a baby in the last year that is not controversial. Even Gavin Rossdale has a teenager he knew nothing about.

These are obviously such lovely people that we should all aspire to be and let our young daughters look up to.

3012 days ago


i'm sorry, but people were gonna care about the Cruise kid whether or not she was born six days or six months after his movie came out!

3011 days ago


what the he** is wrong with britney anyway? cant she see what a skank he is, and what a skank shes becoming? any im sry but i dont think baby shiloh is that cute.

2989 days ago

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