It's all happening for Jeff Goldblum.
Firstly, the actor finally joined Facebook. Secondly, he's currently working on the no-doubt-gonna-be-massive sequel, Independence Day 2. Thirdly, and most importantly, the 62-year-old and his wife Emilie Livingston have just welcomed a new son. On 4 July. Also known as Independence Day. We're not making this stuff up.
He's already passed the first hurdle (picking an awesome name - Charlie Ocean) but there are loads of milestones coming up that he'll need to prepare for. So, here's a little bit of parenting advice from someone who's already there, chart-topping superstar Example...
...Comes home with a black eye
“When I came home after my first fight, I remember how shaken up my mum was. My dad, though, he whispered in my ear, ‘So, did you hit him? Did you win?’ Would I do the same? Probably not. Times have changed. It used to be just fists. It doesn’t seem to be settled in such a fair way.”
...Uses your home for a secret house party and trashes it
“Man, that’s what I’d be annoyed about. I’d be more annoyed about that than being arrested. When I came home in the back of a police van, my mum was quite forgiving. She said she wouldn’t tell my dad. Mind you, she used it to blackmail me for some time after.”
…Says, “Daddy, how did you and Mummy make me?”
“Hmm, I’d talk to other parents and see if they’d had the chat first. I’m not sure when the right age is. Kids are growing up fast these days and that’s scary. I remember discovering porn mags at about 15 years old. God knows what it’ll be like 10 years from now.”
…Drops his first F-bomb
“People swear way more freely in Australia, where Erin’s from, and even her mum’s been known to drop the C-bomb. I’d tell him off, but I know I’ll be swearing too.”
…Comes home drunk
“My dad used to give me a sip of beer when I was young, and even though I hated it I’d pretend I loved it. The first time I came home battered was when I was 15, and had nailed half a bottle of rum at a house party. Getting drunk is part of growing up.”
…Brings his first girlfriend home
“I’m just gonna wind him up, aren’t I? That’s your job as a dad. My dad still does it now. It’s a natural father-son thing.”