Busy Philipps steps out with baby Cricket Pearl & big sister Birdie Leigh: so cute?


This isn’t the first time we’ve had photos of Busy Philipps and her daughters, of course, but I’m just posting these new pics because A) post-Memorial Day, it’s kind of dead and B) I really did think these photos were genuinely cute. Busy gave birth last year to her second daughter, Cricket Pearl Silverstein. Cricket Pearl joined big sister Birdie Leigh. Busy is a firm believer of skipping the middleman of baby-naming and just going immediately to nicknames. So, Busy was out with Birdie and Cricket yesterday in Los Feliz. This is the first time I’ve ever stopped and looked at pics of Cricket – she’s adorable! She looks like her mom.

Meanwhile, Busy still has a job for at least another year. TBS has renewed Cougartown for its sixth and final season, which will air next year. I tried to watch it when it was on ABC, but it was just so awkward and awful, like the writing was trying too hard to convince viewers that these characters were cool. Plus, I just got to a point where I can’t look at Courteney Cox’s face without feeling a profound sadness because of all of the Botox and such. Still, apparently Cougartown did pretty well, ratings-wise, and I guess it’s a good thing that they’ll get one last year to say goodbye to these characters.

PS… I like that Busy is rocking the mom-bibs.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Hibitta says:

    That baby is such a cutie pie! The name kills it for me tho…

  2. NewWester says:

    Cricket and Birdie? Do any of these Hollywood parents consider what it will be like for their children in school when they give them these names?
    School has enough challenges as it is

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, we will be in the minority, but I think they both sound like dog names, or that they let a four year old name them. I wouldn’t like to be named either as an adult.

    • Patricia says:

      Not only school, but what if these babies grow up to be women who want professional careers? How silly will it sound if Cricket wants to be an attorney, for example? These names are a disservice to the kids, they are more about mom feeling “cool” than providing daughters with names to feel proud of throughout their lives.

      • Kali says:

        I quite like the Prime Minister/President test myself (as in could your child be one of those with the name you want to give them).

      • Kenny Boy says:

        And what if she works in a creative field? If she becomes a visual artist or a writer or a band manager, “Cricket” is much cooler than “Christie”, like “Busy” is cooler than “Beth”. A distinctive name is an asset in many professions. Besides, if she REALLY wants to be a high-profile lawyer, judge, governor, whatever, and she feels that her name isn’t helping? She can change it. Adults do that. Or she can just go by “Pearl” which is perfectly appropriate by anyone’s pearl-clutching standards.

    • Kenny Boy says:

      This is a tired complaint. I work in an elementary school. Kids simply do not tease about names anymore, because literally half the names in the class are “weird”. The days of five Jennifers, three Emilys, and four MIchaels per class are long gone.

    • astrid says:

      They will go to school with kids named apollo or apple or coco, so they will fit right in

  3. Illyra says:

    From glimpsing the thumbnail I thought this was Kristen Stewart with dyed hair at first.

  4. birdie says:

    I won’t even pretend that I didn’t pick my name here, because of Birdie Leigh. To me, it’s a cute name.

  5. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Cricket and Birdie can grow a lot of self-confidence by proudly carrying those first names. The most important thing is that they feel loved and safe in their family, which I am pretty sure already happens.
    Plus – I bet there is so much laughter in that family.

  6. Len says:

    This is what I looked like the first year of my childs life.

  7. Hautie says:

    I really like Cougar Town.

    But I have to sadly agree, that Courtney Cox’s face is just tragic. I can not grasp, how she does not see, that none of it is working for her. Or making her look young.

    Yet, I realize that LA does wacky things to a girls mind and about what looks happy and normal. Having that crazy ass Joker Smile is so typical now… that they don’t realize how crazy they look to others, outside of LA.

    And I am loving that smile on that adorable baby. She just looks so happy to see that camera. Where as her Mother… not so much.

  8. Delta Juliet says:

    That is one cute baby.

    I’ve never watched Cougar Town, and that is because I have seen the commercials and between Courtney Cox’s face and the other actress who’s name escapes me at the moment (from Scrubs), I can’t imagine watching a whole show with the two of them. Their faces make me sad :(

  9. Green Is Good says:

    Who? The baby is adorable though.
    She looks all “Pappz! Mommy, stop! I gotta give them some face time!”

  10. feebee says:

    Totally cute. I like the names Cricket and Birdie (of course, as they belong to someone’s else children) but 1) her name is “Busy” I don’t think Cricket and Birdie are out of that orbit 2) women of certain age who happened to watch the odd soap growing up may remember one of them had a really cute chickie on one of them called Cricket and it was fine! 3) Birdie looks so close to the Irish nickname – or actual name – more than one of my cousins had – Bridie. So it’s all good to me. Besides in a sea of Sophias and Emmas and Jessicas, the odd Cricket and Birdie are so cool.

    • Tiffany says:

      Busy’s full name is Elizabeth. She did not give them names and these are their nicknames. These are her children’s name. Their middle names are more legit and something tells me that when they are older they can use those so the parents were smart on that end.

  11. Ange says:

    I did like Cougartown but Courtney’s face in the latest season was just too wrong, then they brought in the (SPOILER) storyline about Lori being pregnant and I always thought she was far too good for Travis anyway so…. yeah. I can’t stand when shows jump the baby shark and they’ve done it to some of my favourite shows lately: Parks & Rec, Archer and this as well. Ugh.