Billy Bob Thornton is "95 per cent" certain his girlfriend will give birth to a baby girl this autumn (04).

Father-of-three Thornton and CONNIE ANGLAND recently announced they're expecting their first child together, and the actor has been assured his belle will more than likely give birth to a girl.

He says, "My boys WILLIAM and HARRY are nine and 10 and they're pretty excited because the doctor's 95 per cent sure it's a girl. "I've got a bunch of boys and they're pretty excited because she's not gonna wanna mess with their stuff. If it's a boy, he's gonna be in all their gear and they don't like that."

He adds, "We have a lot of stuff to buy, so if anybody wants to send anything, I would appreciate it!"

19/04/2004 09:30