Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Penn Jillette Welcomes Zolten

LAS VEGAS (AP) - After naming their first-born girl Moxie CrimeFighter last June, comedian Penn Jillette and wife, Emily, came up with something a bit more mainstream for their new son - Zolten Penn, who was born Monday.

"Zolten is a common Hungarian name, it's my wife's maiden name and most importantly, it's the name of Dracula's dog," said Jillette, the 51-year-old larger half of the comedy and magic duo Penn & Teller, in a statement.

Jillette left in the middle of his daily radio show on the CBS/Free FM network to be with his wife, who is 40, in a Las Vegas hospital Monday afternoon, publicist Glenn Alai said. On-air sidekick Michael Goudeau took over the show.

Zolten Penn Jillette weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces.

Penn & Teller perform nightly at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas and star in their own television show in its fourth season on Showtime.