LOS ANGELES – John Travolta and Kelly Preston had a new guest for Thanksgiving.

A publicist says the couple welcomed a baby boy Tuesday in Florida. They named their new son Benjamin.

The eight-pound, three-ounce boy was born at an undisclosed Florida hospital.

Spokeswoman Samantha Mast said the couple and their daughter, Ella Bleu, “are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of the family.” This is the third child for Travolta and Preston, who were married in 1991. Their eldest child, son Jett, died last year at age 16.

Breakup official for Lopez, wife

 

LOS ANGELES – George Lopez and his wife of 17 years are making their breakup official with her filing for divorce.

Ann Serrano Lopez filed her petition, citing irreconcilable difference, Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The pair announced their breakup in September and said they would remain partners in a charitable foundation. They have a 14-year-old daughter, and Ann Lopez is seeking physical custody.

The filings do not offer any additional details about the split.

The pair were married in September 1993 and did not list a separation date.

The filing was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

The 49-year-old comedian hosts the talk show “Lopez Tonight” on TBS.

Yoko and son join oral history project

WASHINGTON – Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, are joining a national oral history project that urges people to take time the day after Thanksgiving for a National Day of Listening with their friends and loved ones.

The recorded conversation between mother and son about their lives will be broadcast today as part of the StoryCorps segment on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” Organizers said Ono and her son find similarities between their childhoods.

This is the third year for the National Day of Listening, a project that encourages people to record interviews with friends or family members about their lives. New participants this year also include U.S. Olympic athletes and staff at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian as part of Native American Heritage Day today.

KJ Jacks, 29, who has worked in special events since the museum opened in 2004, said it was a chance to talk about the diversity among Native Americans, including her own experience growing up near Denver. She said it’s important for people to know Native people are part of everyday life and that “we don’t all walk around wearing buckskin dresses.”

Jacks explained that she grew up with a single mother of Irish decent. It wasn’t until she came to work for the museum that she wanted to learn more about her Cherokee heritage and reconnect with her father.