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God blessed John Rich and his wife Joan with a second son last week, making their son Cash a big brother at the tender young age of not quite 2 years old. Rich announced the news on Twitter , saying, “Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the world.. Colt Daniel Rich! 7 lbs 14ozs, born 9-29-11. …He’s a real ’Son of a Gun!’ VERY Proud!!” And after than tweet, he probably got as many well-wishing tweets as he has followers (nearly 70,000). But it was Donald Trump., his pal from his Celebrity Apprentice days, who responded with, “Congrats buddy awesome news best 2 mom and Colt from V & I guess we R up.” (Trump and his wife Vanessa are expecting their third child very soon, I think, because she’s had that Trump bump since the spring.) To which Rich said, “Thx D Jr! Whens that new Trump due? Good luck to you and V!” With all this baby news getting around on Twitter, straight from the celebrities’ smart phones, it makes you wonder if the news will ever truly be new anymore.