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The Octomom’s Kids Record a Christmas Song

Paul Warner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Octomom has found another source of revenue: her kids. Nadya Suleman got five of her 14 kids — she’s decided to call them the “Roctuplets” — to record a holiday song, which was released on iTunes and Amazon today.

“I’m Ready” features the kids’ timid proclamations that they’re ready for Christmas. The lyrics were penned by rapper Romeo Holloway, who performed at the octuplets birthday party in January, and include such lines as ”Mama told me that Santa is coming. At school we love to watch. At school we love to learn.”

Suleman’s rep told that proceeds from the single will go towards a college trust that was set up for the 14 children.

You’ll probably be hearing more from the gang soon. Suleman’s rep said the kids “have already recorded two more songs that will be coming out soon.” Further singles “will depend on if the children want to do more,” but the rep noted, “they had a lot of fun recording the songs.”

Suleman was not present for the recording or video shoot. She remains in rehab at the Chapman House Treatment Center, where she checked in Oct. 23 to deal with “anxiety, exhaustion, and stress” stemming from an addiction to Xanax.

Suleman filed for bankruptcy earlier this year but came into new money after launching her adult film career. Last month, she gave the website Rumorfix a tour of her new, 5,000-square-foot Palmdale, Calif. home.

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Jennifer Lopez Says Having More Kids ‘Would Be a Blessing’

Theo Wargo/WireImage for Tommy Hilfiger(NEW YORK) -- Although Jennifer Lopez admits having more kids “would be a blessing” she told People magazine she’s “got [her] hands full” already with a career firing on all cylinders and 4-year-old twins Max and Emma.  Speaking about her kids to People, J-Lo said, “Every day … they just bring so much joy and happiness to your life, [and] they just bring you right back down the earth.”

As for being a single mom balancing her duties on American Idol, her show Q’Viva! The Chosen, and her upcoming film, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Lopez said, “There’s the guilt that comes along with it. You leave and they go, ‘Don’t go to work, Mommy!”

Lopez, 42, said no matter how busy she gets, she’ll always put her kids first. “That’s my philosophy,” she said. “So as long as that’s … working in the right way, then I can dedicate whatever time I need to dedicate to my career … You just do the best you can, and say no when you have to say no.”

Of course, Lopez doesn’t do it all alone.  “I have a lot of great people in my life who help … at work and at home,” she said.  “I have a great family -- so all together -- we do it. It takes a village.”

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Reese Witherspoon Prepares Children for New Baby Brother or Sister

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Reese Witherspoon is preparing her two children for the arrival of their new brother or sister. A source tells People, “All along, Reese has been very open with her kids about her plans to expand the family.”  Witherspoon has been married to husband Jim Toth for almost a year.

Witherspoon has two children with actor Ryan Phillippe: Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8. The insider says the actress has been especially careful with Ava, because she is at “a sensitive age," adding, "Reese always makes sure to consult with her. She is very respectful of Ava’s feelings.”

Witherspoon is reportedly 12 weeks along into her pregnancy. The actress turned 36 on Thursday.

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Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Custody Battle Brewing?

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- From Ashton and Demi, to Kim and Kris, and Arnold and Maria, it’s been a year of high-profile divorces in Hollywood, but the split between power couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony after seven years of marriage  seemed to be a relatively amicable one — at least where the children were concerned.

Now the claws just may be coming out, according to Us Weekly magazine. Rumors are swirling that the once amicable exes aren’t so friendly anymore and that they’re headed for a fierce custody battle.

“The original agreement when they split was that J.Lo would have primary custody of the kids, but since this has all come out, Marc is looking to have joint custody,” said Us Weekly magazine’s Rebecca Bienstock.

Anthony is reportedly furious over photos of Lopez and her new squeeze, backup dancer Casper Smart, frolicking seaside with the couple’s 3-year-old twins, Max and Emme, while on vacation in Hawaii over Thanksgiving.

“Sources close to Jennifer told us that Marc is not that interested in having joint custody of the kids,” Bienstock said. “He’s really just using them to get back at her because he’s so angry that she’s moved on.”

Since announcing their plans for divorce in July, the American Idol judge has been spotted with actor Bradley Cooper, and most recently, 24-year-old Smart. Anthony is reportedly “furious” that Casper, who has been arrested for drag racing, was driving their twins around, Bienstock explained.

Lopez and Anthony’s representatives have not responded to ABC News’ request for comment.

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Report: Brad and Angelina Spend More than $9 Million a Year on Their Six Kids

Ernesto Ruscio/FilmMagic(LONDON) -- Raising six children is an expensive proposition, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie obviously have no problem shelling out big bucks for their big brood.  Britain’s Sun newspaper reports Brad and Angelina spend more than $9 million annually on nine-year-old Maddox, seven-year-old Pax, six-year-old Zahara, four-year-old Shiloh and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

The report says the couple spends $900,000 dollars a year on nannies for the six kids, and close to one million dollars annually for tutors.  Other alleged annual costs include $366,000 for food, $966,000 on clothes, $1.5 million on “activities” and some $632,000 on birthday parties.

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Beckhams Expecting Baby Number Four

Photo Courtesy - FilmMagic/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Victoria and David Beckham have confirmed that they are expecting their fourth child.

"David and Victoria Beckham are delighted to confirm they are expecting their fourth child in the summer," Victoria's spokeswoman Jo Milloy confirmed to

"[Sons] Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz are very excited about the arrival of their new brother or sister."

The couple has been married for 11 years.

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Kate Gosselin: Kids Were Not Expelled

Photo Courtesy - WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Addressing rumors that two of her children were expelled from school, Kate Gosselin tells Entertainment Tonight that the two kids are simply being tutored at home, "with a teacher who is working closely with our kindergarten teachers in school, doing the identical curriculum," she said.

"The pressure was getting to them," she said. "The goal is to get them back into school as soon as possible."

The now-divorced star of Jon & Kate Plus 8 also addressed rumors that her upcoming reality show on TLC, Twist of Kate, has been canceled, saying, "We're sort of still trying to shape it...So no, not canceled."

This week wasn't all damage control for the Gosselin's. A source close to Jon and Kate revealed to ABC News that the two parents amicably agreed to share custody of their brood this holiday weekend.

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