Actor RUSSELL CROWE confirmed reports his wife DANIELLE SPENCER is expecting their second child, at a concert on Saturday (14JAN06). The GLADIATOR star, 41, and singer/actress Spencer, 35, already have a two-year-old son CHARLES and have been married for just under three years.

Reports emerged last month (DEC05) that Spencer was pregnant again, with the couple's publicist refusing to confirm or deny the rumours.

However, now Spencer has passed her first trimester, delighted daddy Crowe was proud to share the news with 500 fans at his band's THE ORDINARY FEAR OF GOD gig at the Coffs Hotel in Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Australia. The new addition to the family is expected in July (06). In other stars and babies news MATT DAMON and his wife LUCIANA are expecting a baby girl, the actor has revealed. Damon, who married in secret last month (DEC05), confirmed the news to reporters in the Dominican Republic, where he is shooting new movie THE GOOD SHEPHERD with ANGELINA JOLIE and ROBERT DE NIRO. When quizzed about his four-month pregnant wife, Damon replied in Spanish, "It will be a girl," according to local newspaper El Caribe.

Argentina-born Luciana has been teaching Damon Spanish.