Una Healy, January Jones, Kepler-16B, 2 Suns Planet, Mickey Rooney – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 16 September 2011

16 Sep

Una Healy– Saturdays singer and guitarist Una has today confirmed that she and rugby player boyfriend Ben Foden are expecting a child. On her Twitter account today Una said:

“Yes the news is true! @ben_foden and I are expecting a baby BenUna! We are both very excited.

“And just to reassure all Saturdays fans its all systems go and I will be remaining fully committed to the band and our tour in December.

“How lucky will the little baby be with 4 gorgeous Aunties @FrankieTheSats @MollieTheSats @RochelleTheSats @vanessawhite.”

Ben also took to Twitter whilst at the Rugby World Cup and said: “@unahealy and i are delighted, can’t wait! I’m really proud of my girl, she’ll make a brilliant mother!”

Una, who was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, won the title “Hottest Female” in the 2009 Virgin Media Music Awards. She was also placed 19 and 41 in the 2010 and 2011 FHM Sexiest Women poll.

January Jones – US actress best known here for playing Betty Draper in Mad Men has just given birth to her first child.

January had a baby boy on Tuesday and he is to be named Xander Dane Jones. January announced the pregnancy back in April this year but has still not announced the name of the father.

Although January has appeared in a number of well-known movies such as Anger Management, Love Actually and Dirty Dancing:Havana Nights, she only had quite small supporting roles in these films and it is for her television work that she has received the most recognition. For her role in Mad Men she has received Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations.

As well as her acting talents January has been noted for her looks too. In 2002 she ranked in Maxim’s Hot 100 Women for the first time (it is from the Maxim photo session that our picture comes). She  also appeared in GQ magazine’s Hot Issue in 2009 and in 2010 she appeared at number 17 in the TC Chandler list of Most Beautiful Faces.

Mickey Rooney – the 90-year old US actor is suing his stepson and a number of other people on charges of fraud, elder abuse and breach of fiduciary trust.

Mickey is alleging that they tricked him into thinking that he was short of money and at the same time they were defrauding him and bullying him into continuing to work.

His stepson, Christopher Aber, is said to have paid himself a generous salary from Mickey’s earnings and also taken further advance sums on his salary. Whilst doing this Aber is alleged to have told his stepfather that if he did not continue working he would lose his house and medical cover. Amongst other things Aber is said to have used his stepfather’s income to have financed 2 Mercedes, 1 Porsche and a $100k racecar.

Although not that known to movie fans these days Mickey was a huge star back in the 1930’s & 40’s. He has received Oscar nominations on 4 occasions and in 1983 was awarded an honorary Oscar for “his 50 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances.”

He is perhaps just as well-known for the fact that he has been married 8 times. He does seem to have finally worked things out though as he has been married to his present wife, Jan, for more than 30 years, making this marriage longer than his previous 7 marriages combined. His track record does go well with his famous quote on marriage:  Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.

2 Suns Planet – in a move that will excite all Star Wars fans NASA has announced the discovery of a planet with two suns.

US researchers discovered the planet, known as Kepler-16b, using the NASA Kepler spacecraft. The planet is extremely cold(-100 to -150F) and is not thought to be able to sustain human life. It is around the same size as Saturn and is a distance of 200 light years from Earth. To get some idea of the distance involved 1 light year is equal to around 6 trillion miles

Star Wars fans will remember the image of the planet Tatooine which famously had 2 suns. Although astronomers have seen binary stars before this is the first time that a planet has been seen in the same vicinity.

Check out the clip showing a double sunset on Tatooine from the film Star Wars – A New Hope.

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