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Two top female stars have just had babies. Actress Hirosue Ryoko (23) had a bouncing baby boy on Saturday, a month earlier than expected. She married model/designer Okazawa Takahiro (28) at the end of last year. Meanwhilein Paris, former announcer Nakamura Eriko (35) gave birth to her first child, a girl. She is married to Charles Edward Barthes (33), son of a French businessman.

SMAP member and perennial most popular man in Japan Kimura Takuya (31) has been chosen to voice the lead role in the new Miyazaki Hayao (63) movie, “Howl’s Moving Castle” due for release this autumn.