Felicitations were flowing like so much manna when Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen Fallon announced they had welcomed into their fold baby daughter Winnie Rose Fallon.
On Friday, Fallon dropped a little bombshell: Winnie was born to a surrogate.
"It wasn't really a secret, but my wife and I had been trying for a while to have a baby," Fallon told Today's Savannah Guthrie. "We've tried a bunch of different things, so we had a surrogate." Most of Fallon's colleagues didn't even know he was expecting a baby - his wife didn't look pregnant, after all.
"We said, 'We're not going to tell anybody,' " Fallon said. "It'd be just more fun if it's just private between me and my wife. And then we get to introduce her to everybody."
Conservatorship for Bynes
Ventura County (Calif.) Judge Glen Reiser on Friday granted Amanda Bynes' mother, Lynn Bynes, a temporary conservatorship over the troubled actress. It gives Lynn and hub Richard control over Amanda's personal matters, including legal, financial, and health care. Amanda, a former Nickelodeon star, remains in an L.A. psychiatric hospital. The psychiatric hold has been extended for 30 days.
Baby No. 2 for Vince Vaughn
Felicitations to actor Vince Vaughn. The 43-year-old Psycho and Wedding Crashers star and his wife, Kyla, on Wednesday welcomed their second child at a hospital outside Los Angeles. Vernon, who is named after Vince's pop, weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces.
Call that Swiss neutrality?
An official with Switzerland's tourism office on Friday issued an apology to Oprah Winfrey, and our fine nation, for an incident last month when the Big O was denied service at a Swiss store over her race. "We are very sorry for what happened to her," Daniela Baer tells the Associated Press in a statement.
Oprah told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday the store manager bristled and turned the snooty way up when O asked to be shown a designer handbag priced at $38,000.
It "will cost too much. You will not be able to afford that," the shop assistant told her.
Beyoncé's baby sells well
Felicitations to Beyoncé: Her Heat collection of signature scents is the No. 1-selling celeb fragrance brand around the globe, says People.
Tidbits 'n' pieces
High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale, 28, on Thursday accepted Christopher French's marriage proposal. "It happened on the 103d floor at the top of the Empire State Building," Unnamed Source tells Life & Style Weekly. . . . Chicago Hope's Adam Arkin, of Alan Arkin parentage, has been slammed with divorce papers by wife of 15 years Phyllis Lyons, says TMZ. . . . Matt Damon will never run for political office, the Bourne Ultimatum star tells TMZ. . . . Speaking of Jimmy Fallon and Samantha Guthrie (see above), he gave her a pie in the face on his show, she slipped and fell, and later posted a tweet showing, she claimed, red eyes from the pie.
Game-show open auditions
NBC's The Million Second Quiz is looking for contestants. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, it's a game show with an app that enables viewers to play along live with the on-air contestants. There will be an open casting call at McFadden's, 461 N. Third St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 18. Info: www.millionsecondquizcasting.com.