Casey Aldridge Hospitalized After Car Accident

Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge (in June 2007)

Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge (in June 2007)

Casey Aldridge, the father of Jamie Lynn Spears’s 10-month-old daughter Maddie, was injured in a car accident early Sunday morning. Police have charged him with careless operation of a vehicle, which is a misdemeanor.

Spears, 18, and Aldridge’s sister are at Casey’s side where he is hospitalized at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, according to sources. Staff at the hospital would not confirm Aldridge is undergoing treatment there.

A family source tells people Aldridge has “a cracked skull” and has been ” in and out” of consciousness. However, the source says: “It’s not as serious as we thought at first.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Calling Jamie Lynn Spears

Jamie Lynn Spears has left the building.

The teen mom’s former Zoey 101 costar Victoria Justice says she’d love to catch up with her old pal one of these days.

“I would have called her, but she shut off her phone,” Justice said at Monday night’s premiere of MTV’s The American Mall musical TV movie.

Justice says that Spears hightailed it out of town once the Nickelodeon series ended and that they haven’t spoken since.

“She moved to Louisiana right after the show wrapped,” Justice said. “She had to turn off her phone or change numbers, because somehow her number got out.”

So, Jamie Lynn, if you’re reading this, you’ve got a friend who’d love to hear from you.

Jamie Lynn Has “Perfect Pregnancy,” Ages Rapidly

Well, here it is: the highly anticipated, million dollar OK! cover featuring Jamie Lynn Spears and her little bundle of joy, Maddie Briann.

Inside, she gushes about the awesomeness of being a mama (but that doesn’t mean you all should rush to be one, kids), fiancé Casey’s natural dad instincts and even her birthing suite.

It’s all very magical, but we’re stuck on how old she looks in this picture. Did they purposefully dye her hair gray to make her look less “teenage Nickelodeon star” and more “responsible older lady who’s ready to raise some babies”?

Jamie Lynn’s Baby Has Full Head of Hair, Daddy’s Toes

Maddie Briann entered the world with a full head of hair, her daddy’s toes and the world’s most famous aunt waiting just outside the door.

New mom Jamie Lynn Spears, daddy Casey Aldridge and baby Maddie were catching up on rest Saturday following the birth Thursday at a hospital in McComb, Miss., near the Spears family home across the state line in Kentwood, La., a source tells people.

Jamie Lynn was discharged from the hospital overnight Friday, with the new arrival getting an early education in her family’s notoriety: their car had a police escort home.

“They’re doing terrific,” the source says. “The baby’s got 10 fingers and 10 toes … and a full head of hair. She’s long, a tall baby, and she weighs 7 lbs, 11 oz.”

When the baby was born at about 9:30 a.m., Jamie Lynn’s sister, Britney Spears, and the rest of the Spears and Aldridge families were just outside the birthing room in the spacious maternity suite.

The relatives then joined the new family in the birthing room and took turns holding Maddie Briann and commenting on her features. When new grandmother Joyce Aldridge held the baby, she remarked that Maddie “has Casey’s toes,” the source says.

Jamie Lynn, 17, and Casey, 19, intend to get married soon, but no date has been announced. Jamie Lynn recently purchased a home in nearby Liberty, Miss., where she and Casey have been living for about three weeks.

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Friends and Family: Jamie Lynn Will Be a ‘Great Mom’

Jamie Lynn Spears’s hometown of Kentwood, La., was buzzing with the news she gave birth, with friends and relatives expressing surprise, relief and confidence the 17-year-old will be a good mother.

“She’s awfully young to be a momma,” says distant cousin Margie Busby. “But that’s what they make [grandmothers] for. They have to help. That’s the way it is with our circle of friends.”

Second cousin Janet Bridges acknowledges, “I didn’t even know she had the baby,” but gives a thumbs up to the baby girl’s name. “Ooh, I like ‘Maddie,'” says Bridges.

The birth was the talk of Kentwood. “I’m really happy for her and her family,” says Jennifer Pike, who works at the corner store where the Spears family often shops. “There will probably be some rough times and some bumpy times, but I wish the best for her. I wish her all the luck in the world.”

“We’re so excited for her,” a family friend tells PEOPLE. “She’ll be a great mom. She’ll be awesome.”

Adds another friend, “She was so excited about having this child. (She was) looking forward to it so much.”

The days have passed slowly for Spears and fiancé Casey Aldridge, who had finished preparing for the baby a few weeks ago. “It seemed like this day would never come,” says a cousin of Aldridge. “They’ve been getting ready, but everything was pretty much done by last month. So they just had to wait.”

Now that Maddie Briann is here, family members hope that Spears and Aldridge are good parents. “It’s easy to have them, but hard to raise them,” says relative Charlie Spears. “I hope she’s healthy, and I hope they raise a good baby.”

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Jamie Lynn Spears Has a Baby Girl

There is a new baby in the Spears clan! Jamie Lynn Spears and her fiancé Casey Aldridge welcomed a baby girl Thursday morning.

people confirms exclusively that the baby was named Maddie Briann.

“Just the family was there,” says a source about the birth around 9:30 a.m. at a hospital in Mississippi, near her Louisiana hometown. “Everyone is healthy and happy.”

Jamie Lynn’s sister Britney, father Jamie and brother Bryan flew in Wednesday to be with her for the birth; her mother Lynne had been with her helping her get ready for the baby.

Since announcing her pregnancy in December, Britney’s little sister has retreated from the bright lights of Hollywood, opting for the comforts of her hometown of Kentwood, La.

With her Nickelodeon show Zoey 101 already ended, Jamie Lynn went home to prepare for the birth of her baby. The actress, 17, and Aldridge, 19, got engaged in March. Recently, the couple purchased a three-bedroom home in Liberty, Miss., where Aldridge went to high school.

Over the last few months, Spears has kept busy by passing her GED exam, preparing the nursery and attending multiple baby showers.

Jamie Lynn’s Zoey 101 costar, Erin Sanders, told people earlier this year that the actress will be a fun mother.

“She is just a very good-hearted and warm person,” he said. “We would always hang out on the set and she is a lot of fun, so I think she’s going to be an easygoing, fun mom.”

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Jamie Lynn Spears & Fiancé Getting Ready for Baby

Jamie Lynn Spears and her fiancé Casey Aldridge are in full-on nesting mode.

The parents-to-be, who recently purchased their first home together in Liberty, Miss., are preparing for the imminent birth of their child, sources tell people.

“They’re very happy,” says a source. “They’re a fun little couple.”

To get settled in their new home, Spears, 17, and Aldridge, 19, recently had furniture – including an elaborately carved four-poster king-size canopy bed, a leather recliner, and a leather sofa – delivered to the house.

Spears’s mom, Lynne, is helping her daughter decorate the nursery, with the color scheme of pink, brown, and “silver-green,” says an insider.

Spears, who is due to give birth soon, has been keeping a low profile as she readies the new house for her baby. The five-acre Liberty property is already equipped with a barn and studio, which was formerly used as a hair salon.

One new neighbor, who has already offered to babysit, says, “They’re just a sweet little old couple.”

Spears and Aldridge, who got engaged in March, plan to wed after the baby is born.

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