Every wonder why a celebrity with a new baby makes magazines fly off the shelves? I'm willing to bet it's because all those nasty scandals need to be balanced out by a bit of happy. Hollywood relationships give us whiplash. Hollywood babies make us get dopey-faced grins and go hug our own kids.
Just in case the magazines of 2011 look anything like the scandal-plagued pages of 2010, how about a look back at the new babies of Hollywood to give us a grin to carry through the new year? There's still hope for the future!
Sandra Bullock celebrated Mother's Day as a mama for the first time this year thanks to baby Louis Bardo, who she adopted before news broke that her marriage to Jesse James was history. Who needs a hubs when you've got a little man like this at home?
Bethenny Frankel and Bryn
Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy became first time parents soon after marrying this year. The housewife who wasn't a "real housewife" welcomed baby Bryn in May.
Kelly Preston and John Travolta had a traumatic 2009 with the death of son Jet, but the birth of baby Benjamin was a bright spot in 2010.
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are already on baby number two, adding Abel to the family this summer, just in time for the TV comedienne to walk the red carpet at the Emmy Awards.
Celine Dion's struggles with infertility finally ended this year with the birth of not just one but two! Twins Nelson and Eddy were welcomed this fall by Dion and husband Rene Angelil.
Jamie Oliver and BuddyJamie Oliver and wife Jools added to their family garden with another flower-powered tot. His name? Buddy of course.
Alanis Morisette and Mario Souleye Treadway are singing holiday tunes after she gave birth to Ever Imre on Christmas Day.
Elton John and husband David Furnish had a Christmas baby too -- son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish John was delivered by a surrogate in California on December 25.
Matt Damon and wife Luciana added to their brood this fall with the birth of Stella Zavala Damon.
Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen managed the impossible in Hollywood. They added a new child to their family this year, and no one has yet learned the gender or the name.
Padma Lakshmi and KrishnaPadma Lakshmi is a top mom to daughter Krishna Thea, born in February to the Top Chef.
Lance Armstrong is on his way to having as many babies as he does cycling titles. Girlfriend Anna Hansen delivered Armstrong's fifth child, daughter Olivia Marie, in October.
Chris Daughtry and wife Deanna were doubly blessed with twins Noah and Adalynn.
Alicia Keys and Swiss Beatz offered a new name to the "what?" column with Egypt Dauode Dean in October.
Ali Larter has a new hero in her life. The actress delivered son Theodore in December, a year and a half after marrying Hayes MacArthur.
Amy Adam's daughter AvianaAmy Adams and Darren Le Gallo had a big year; they brought home daughter Aviana Olea in May and she talked up The Fighter this month.
Mark McGrath become a papa to twins Lydon Edward and Hartley Grace and in April, delivered by his fiancee, Carin Kingsland. Now he's a daddyblogger for People Magazine.
Tiffani Thiessen and husband Brady Smith celebrated the birth of daughter Harper Renn Smith in June, just in time for Brady to celebrate his first Father's Day.
Dierks Bentley and wife Cassidy had news that was a lot happier than your average country song. Cassidy delivered daughter Jordan on Christmas Day, the couple's second daughter.
Sheryl Crow became a mom times two with the adoption of son Levi, who joined her at home with little Wyatt over the summer.
Amanda Peet and MollyAmanda Peet had a good reason for missing her appearance on Letterman this spring: she went into labor with daughter Molly June.
James McAvoy and wife Anne Marie Duff welcomed their first child this year, although months later they seem to have been able to keep the boy's name under wraps.
Claudia Schiffer kept the "C" naming tradition alive with Cosima Violet, delivered this spring. Her other kids with husband Matthew Vaughn are named Caspar and Clementine.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves started off the Hollywood births of 2010 bright and early with the delivery of son Levi's little sister Vida on January 3.
Rebecca Gayheart and BillieRebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane became first time parents in 2010 with the birth of Billie. They introduced her in true McSteamy style -- with a shirtless Dane holding her in a kangaroo care style hold on his chest on the cover of a magazine.
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham are on baby number four. Grace Margaret arrived in early January.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were in on the twin thing: they adopted Harper Grace and Gideon Scott in October.
Will Ferrell and wife Viveca Paulin don't consider Axel a third wheel, just their youngest son, born in January.
What celebrities welcomed babies along with you this year?
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