Lenval Hospital, Angelina Jolie

Lenval Hospital

Independence Day could be coming early for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's latest spawn.

The Oscar-winning actress checked into a French hospital about 10 p.m. Monday to deliver her twins.

"Angelina was admitted last night and is very happy and in excellent health. Everything's going very well," Nadine Bauer, spokeswoman for the Lenval hospital in Nice, tells E! News.

"This is something she had planned with her doctor for the end of her pregnancy for some time. She had been advised it would be a good idea to rest during the final days and it has been booked for a while now," says Bauer.

"There was no medical emergency that was the reason for her being admitted—it's standard procedure," Bauer explains.

Jolie is expected to remain in the $500-per-night private room (with a sea view, of course) until after her twins are born.

"It's lovely, and the nurses pay attention to your every need," Lucie Coleman, a Nice resident who recently gave birth to twins at the hospital, tells E! News. "The rooms are lovely and airy, with views out over the sea, and they have televisions and private bathrooms."

And Jolie's treatment while in the hospital will, by the sound of it, be top-of-the-line.

"The food menus are healthy—things like chicken with asparagus and pasta and fresh fruit—and she'll be delivered her meals three times a day in bed. And if she feels like a snack or drink at 3 a.m., they'll get it for her," adds Coleman.

"Going in early before a birth with twins is very common in France, as the final weeks are so hard going."

There was no immediate comment from the couple's reps.

Confirmation of Jolie's admittance came after France's Closer tabloid jumped the gun earlier this morning, announcing that Jolie had already given birth. The publication has since retracted the report, claiming Jolie instead is biding her time in the hospital and not expected to give birth until later this week.

The twins will be kids Nos. 5 and 6 for Jolie, 33, and Pitt, 44, joining siblings Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2.

(Originally published on July 1, 2008 at 9:35 a.m.)

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