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Rufus Wainwright and Leonard Cohen’s Daughter Have a Baby

Rufus Wainwright was born into a notably musical brood — his parents were singers Loudon Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle — and it looks like the newest addition to his family has had the same luck. Wainwright and his fiancé Jorn Weisbrodt announced today that good friend Lorca Cohen gave birth earlier this month to their daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, and since Lorca's father is legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen, Viva's got plenty to live up to on both sides. "Daddy #1 would like to offer everyone a digital cigar," wrote Wainwright on his website, offering "a French phrase from his favorite folk song, 'A La Claire Fontaine': 'Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai.'" (Translated, that means "So long I've been loving you / I will never forget you.") [RufusWainwright.com]

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