WASHINGTON — Barbara Bush, one of George W. Bush’s twin daughters, has broken from the former president on one key social issue: gay marriage.

Barbara Bush, 29, has recorded a video on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign’s efforts to make same-sex marriage legal in New York state.

In the video, which has become widely viewed on YouTube, the former first daughter says, “I’m Barbara Bush and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality. New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love. Join us.”

Barbara’s mother, Laura, also came out in support of gay marriage last year, during an interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” saying that she and her husband “disagree” on the issue.

“Americans from all walks of life are increasingly supportive of the basic right to equal marriage,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese in a statement. “Barbara Bush’s advocacy shows that equality knows no party label.”

Other New Yorkers participating in the campaign include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mayor Michael Bloomberg, actor Julianne Moore and musician Moby. Barbara Bush is chief executive officer and co-founder of Global Health Corps, a nonprofit that advocates for better medical care for the poor.

Chistina Applegate gives birth to a girl

LOS ANGELES — Actress Christina Applegate is a mom.

Her publicist says in a brief news release Tuesday that Sadie Grace LeNoble was born Jan. 27 in Los Angeles, and mother and daughter are doing great. There are no other details. People.com was first to report the birth.

The 39-year-old “Married. With Children” and “Samantha Who?” star and 41-year-old Dutch musician Martyn LeNoble became engaged last Valentine’s Day.

Applegate had a double mastectomy in July 2008 and reconstructive surgery months later. She is now cancer-free.

Gervais: They want me back. Globes: Nice try


NEW YORK — Ricky Gervais says that despite the acrimony over his job hosting the Golden Globes, he was asked to consider returning next year.

In a diary of his experience hosting the Globes for Heat magazine, Gervais says that organizers asked him to “consider a third year.” Gervais said he was inclined to turn it down.

“I don’t think I should,” he wrote. “I don’t know what I could do better. I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure.”

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, denied that offer.

“There is no truth to this rumor,” association president Philip Berk said in a statement Tuesday. “We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky.”

Miniseries finds a home

NEW YORK — “The Kennedys” miniseries has found a home on cable’s ReelzChannel. The network announced Tuesday that the multimillion-dollar production will begin its run April 3.

The ambitious 8-part miniseries, a portrait of the Kennedy family told in a multigenerational manner, was produced by the History Channel. But it was abruptly yanked from the lineup.

That network said the project, which stars Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as John and Jackie Kennedy, did not fit the “History brand.”

The real-life Kennedy family and associates were said to be unhappy about the series, claiming its scripts were inaccurate and overly critical.