Being the king of sexy means that you're also the daddy of a lot of expensive kids. Diddy has two children by two different women for which he pays a whopping $50,000 a month in child support. A woman in Atlanta claims that Diddy fathered her newborn, and the hip hop and fashion mogul reportedly took a paternity test last week. Now it's rumored that Diddy's longterm girlfriend, Kim Porter, is pregnant with the couple's second child:
SEAN Combs is about to be a father again. Friends of Combs and his girlfriend, Kim Porter, say she's pregnant with their second child. The two are already proud parents of Christian, 9, and Combs has another son Justin, 12, by Misa Hylton Brimm. Friends were suspicious when Porter abstained from alcohol and went to bed early during their visit to St. Tropez. Then, at the ad campaign photo shoot for his Unforgiveable fragrance in Monte Carlo, Porter wore loose shirts. We hear a marriage proposal is also in the works.
Sure he'll propose to her - once the prenup is drawn up all nice and tight. While Kim was said to have turned a blind eye to Diddy's cheating, she was said to be mighty pissed that he fathered another baby outside of their relationship. We'll have to see if news of Diddy's illegitimate baby gets out, and if it keeps him from marrying pregnant Kim.
Jennifer Garner only fuels those persistent rumors that she's pregnant again when she wears tops like this. This suspicious outfit coupled with the news that she fainted recently on the set of her new movie make it seem like she's carrying little Violet's sibling. I'm probably wrong, though, and she's just shy about her stomach. She looks gorgeous as ever wearing a loose top in these pictures taken in LA at the W Hotel on July 16th. [via]
Suri was said to have attended the birthday party of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith's son, Jaden, but there are no pictures and the wording of the description given by the supposed eyewitness is suspect. They use the same description of the baby that we've heard before "dark, curly hair," "no physical deformities," and "looks like Tom." It could be because that's how the baby actually looks, or because someone is feeding these lines to the press.
Does this sound true to you?
According to the eyewitness: "Suri is a beautiful baby. She had no deformities that I could see! She has a gorgeous head full of dark, curly hair, and she resembles both parents, though she looks slightly more like Tom."
Tom and Katie Holmes appeared relaxed at the party, which was held at a roller-skating rink.
Adds the snitch: "Sadly, they did not attempt to roller-skate."
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes helped comfort a pair of shaken accident victims Saturday night, PEOPLE has learned.
A rep for the couple confirms that Cruise, 44, and Holmes, 27, were on their way home from the airport after a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, for an exhibition soccer game (their friend David Beckham and his team, Real Madrid, beat Real Salt Lake 2-0), when they saw a couple on L.A.'s 101 Freeway who had apparently just been in a car accident.
The engaged pair and parents to 4-month-old daughter Suri checked to make sure the passengers, Jon Henningsen and his wife, were not seriously injured, then waited with them until the police and fire department arrived on the scene.
I don't believe any of this. What's wrong with me? Everything about Tom and Katie seems like it's fake to me and I have trouble buying this story.
The person who posted this story on Oh No They Didn't, Chung Chung, says "I call bullshit," and that he/she remembers a similar story coming out about Tom helping an accident victim about ten years ago. If it was Matthew McConaughey, I would say it's true, but Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes? I doubt it.
So these far-away pictures of a supposed baby Suri where published on X17online, and I found myself reading all the comments on JustJared. I'm rather fascinated by the sordid baby Suri story, and personally believe that something incredibly fishy is going on. Like the pictures of the Loch Ness Monster (which some claim were just the trunks of submerged circus elephants bathing in the Loch) all is not what it seems. There's something ominous and creepy about these photographs and they look staged.
Here are my favorite comments, organized by category, from JustJared.
These pictures are really fucking creepy, and make it seem like Katie is trapped
Ugh, I got the shivers looking at this picture. It is very Omen-esque...like the scary nanny and the mansion. So very scary. - MMM
Looks like a scene out of a horror movie. Woman gazes out of window of large country manor house as child of satsn lulls behind her in crib plottin end of the world. Whatever! So tired of Tom, Katie (Kate) and even the child that they could show up at my door and I wouldn't care. - HeyBabyHeyBabyHey
It's a scene from Amityville Horror meets Rosemary's Baby. - Niecy
The Baby is too big. It's older than they claim or it's a doll:
It looks too big to be a baby...it's probably Tom wearing diapers. It is truly scary as mentioned in other comments...I think when I do see the baby I will still never belive it is truly the couple's real child. :( - Natalie
Uh, that looks like a 2 year old...and something is DEIFINTELY rotten in Denmark. I am so over Tom "Crazy Pants" Cruise. - redonkulous
this baby looks too big to be 4 months!! katie looks scarey looking out the window. i got chills, they're multiplying! - diane
My friend's baby is 10 months, 28" tall and 18 pounds. My baby is 3 months old, 23" tall and 15 pounds. Don't make me cry by saying Suri couldn't POSSIBLY be that big already- my guy's a Sumo! :) - UberGoober
These pictures are staged:
I'd feel bad that we were peeking into their house if the whole thing didn't scream "STAGED!!!!" I hope Katie is planning her escape. - mickey
Fake...its a prop. Plus, why would you leave a baby just laying on a bed alone? Its staged and fake?!?! - Me
It's wrong to peep into the Cruise's mansion:
am i the onlyone who finds it kinda wrong that they peeked into their windows with a telephoto lens? sure i want to see thekid,but this makes me feel kinda weird. - ter
I can't stand Tom or Katie, but I think the paps are going too far. I'd be pissed if they were taking pictures of people in my damn house! Disgusting. What a culture we live in. - Erin
i think katie is trying to spot the helicopter. wellthe baby (actually the whole pic) looks way to grany to see anything, so vanity fair still got their scoop. however i think it's wrong to take these kind of pics, even though i can't bring myself to not look at them. still i feel kinda bad for them.- Bertz
The way these photos were taken is horrible indeed! Celebrities can't even stand at their fuckin' windows without being photographed! No miracle that Suri hasn't seen the day of light yet - when they even take pictures of her when she's IN the house! - Angelika
About the conspiracy:
Anonymous , I totally agree with you. I know an insider, as well, who swears that Tom is gay, that he knows of assorted men and "rent boys" that have been brought in for Tom (he's that close to the situation) and that the baby Nicole miscarried was her driver's (not Ewan MacGregor's) and Tom was PISSED that she violated her contract, just shy of its 10-year stipulation...that's why he TRIED to get away with not giving her the pay-off on their business contract sham of a marriage. People have been PAID to keep their mouths shut; others have been PAID to lie their asses off! Tom has NOT fathered any biological child because he has not had sex with any of his so-called wives...they have ALL been under contract in their "marriages" to pose as a real wife and have been paid well and signed papers that they cannot disclose ANY information on Tom, their relationship or his involvement with the Church of $. So, you will NOT be hearing any negative or contradictory comments from Nicole. He even bugged her house after they split. There is a baby, but it was born back in December. That is the reason Katie's belly has fluctuated so much in size...yes, she was pregnant, but she was pregnant long before it was announced. They cannot show the baby at this time, because the baby is too big to be passed off as a four-month-old, because it is, in fact, eight months old. The baby IS NOT TOM'S! As far as the paps go, this is an invasion of privacy. I don't know if that picture is really Suri, yet. But Suri is not a four-month-old baby! Tom may release photos when she gets large enough to "fudge" her age, but right now, she could NOT pass for a four-month-old. End of story. - whisper
Stop thinking about this shit that long! Just because there haven't been any photos around yet Katie wasn't even pregnant at all, Tom isn't the biological father or the kid is somehow ugly or what?? That's absolutely crazy, and I feel sorry for everyone like Aisling who invent crazy, weird stuff in their heads. That's complete bullshit, there haven't been any pictures of Tom's adopted kids at the beginning either, he just obviously didn't want it - look at all the Scientology rules, people aren't even allowed to do baby talk in Suri's presence, so why should the public be allowed to even SEE her? Just forget about this baby and live your own life! You'll see the pictures when they're released, end of story!! - Angelika
Whatever's going on, these creepy ass pictures don't clear it up!
Meanwhile the Beckhams have been invited to see the miracle changeling in person, but the list of rules are weird as hell. Maybe by inviting the Beckhams and telling them they can't touch, photograph or talk to the baby, Cruise's camp hopes to explain why the poor thing hasn't seen the light of day.
Britney Spears has shown the world how gullible she is by giving her husband an American Express Black card, also known as the Centurion. An invitation-only card with a hefty $2,500 annual fee, the Centurion gives holders automatic first class flight upgrades on all airlines and offers access to airport clubs and personal shoppers at luxury stores. It features a personal concierge and travel agent. If you can think it up, you can probably get it with an AmEx black card.
In the 1980s tales of the "Black" no-limit American Express card were just urban legends, but Amex responded to the black card lore and decided to offer it to high rollers. Now rappers name-drop it in songs, and uber-rich people have the opportunity to go deeper in debt than they ever dreamed possible.
By giving K-Fed access to her Amex Centurion, Britney is essentially letting him empty any bank account he wishes. He has the opportunity to spend lots of money in a very short time with a single phone call. Here's what people have done with the Centurion card:
One cardholder wanted to locate and purchase the horse ridden by Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves. The horse was located in a stud ranch in Mexico, purchased and delivered to Europe.
Another cardholder wanted a handful of sand from the Dead Sea for a child's school project on the Holy Land. Someone was dispatched by motorcycle to the shores of the Dead Sea to obtain the sand, which was couriered back to London.
Yet another cardholder required American Express to organize a wedding, including designing the wedding card, drawing maps to direct guests to the banquet, renting tuxedos and shoes for guests, and preparing the hotel room with a jacuzzi for the wedding night.
And for another cardholder who aspired to be an actress and wanted to be part of the crew of a weekly soap opera on TV, American Express contacted the director and arranged for an audition.
Hey maybe AmEx can help K-Fed with his rapping career! He should call them up now that the black card is in his posession. They seem capable of hooking people up with just about anything.
Seriously, though, Britney is trusting her fortune to a guy who has a custom Ferrari worth more than a quarter of a million dollars, and a Maserati worth at least six figures. He also reportedly bought a $30,000 watch without asking Britney. Now is that the kind of person you would trust with your money?
Here's Britney dropping off a mini Escalade at her recording studios for Sean Preston to play with while she's there, and Kevin getting a haircut and pumping gas. Sean Preston, 11 months, took his first steps in Las Vegas last week. So now he must be old enough to drive a car, right?
SURI Cruise's days of being a mystery baby some believe doesn't really exist are about up. Sources say Vanity Fair has landed the first photos of the care fully guarded tot spawned by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes last April. The pictures were taken by ce lebrity snapper Annie Leibovitz and will be published this fall, spies say. Both Vanity Fair and Cruise's reps had no comment. In recent weeks, celeb pals of the couple, including Tom's ex Penelope Cruz, have tried to dampen skepticism by insisting they've seen her.
You know they say that the photographs were taken by Annie Liebovitz to add a smidgeon of legitimacy to the claims that Suri's been photographed. Why would they take pictures now ahead of time and then release them in the Fall? They have to know that the pictures will get out and no amount of legal threats will keep them off the blogs like little Shiloh's online debut. Unless there really are no fucking pictures at all and they're just trying to buy time until they can come up with a baby.
By saying the pictures were taken now in April they also get the added advantage of masking the baby's age. Babies age a lot in a few months. If they claim the pictures were taken now in April they have a few months to procure a newborn baby and get pictures taken just in time for publication.
This baby has never been photographed even far away and there's a huge bounty on its head. No baby accessories, strollers, or carseats have ever been seen near its parents or their vehicles. There are very peculair circumstances surrounding its birth, with a questionable birth certificate. Only a few "eyewitnesses" have come forth - with strange statements that sound coerced.
Yesterday Tom's rep said that pictures would be released "soon." All of sudden they're claiming that Annie Liebovitz has already photographed the baby. This is bullshit.
Update: Thanks to Angelika for pointing out that the baby was said to be photographed back in April, not now. That makes it even more suspect because they have until the Fall to get pictures of a newborn.
Angelina supposedly got fed up with Brad's demands that she stay at home and take care of their kids and left their Malibu estate in a huff to stay at a hotel with the kids for a few days. Star Magazine is set to report that she checked into the Hotel Bel Air in Beverly Hills on July 29:
Star then cites "sources close to Angelina" that claim she stormed out of the Malibu mansion she shares with Pitt after a fight. The report will detail that Brad supposedly offended his "free spirited lover when he suggested that she should play stay at home mom while he is on location for Ocean’s Thirteen."
Jolie already has two projects lined up with 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'A Might Heart' so it might be tough to keep this lady at home...
Brad was reportedly “stunned” and “incredibly angry,” says the insider, while Angie and their brood settled calmly into the lap of luxury for a few days of what the mag calls "Father Doesn’t Know Best."
An employee of the hotel told Star, “We are taking extra good care of her.”
Don't worry Brangelina fans, they have kissed and made up according to the report.
Star reports that by Aug 3rd the couple had made amends - the couple met for a romantic dinner at the nearby Hotel Roosevelt’s Dakota restaurant, where they shared a cheeseburger, a quesadilla and a salad.
The pair then spent the night in a romantic $7,000 a night suite.
Here are the websites for the Hotel Bel Air and the Hotel Roosevelt so you can see where the famous hotties stayed. I only have one kid, not three, but I'd use any excuse to get away to a spa resort for a few days if I could. Who can blame Angelina?
She must be stressed out being a new mom and I bet she won't be adopting right away as she seemed to imply in recent interviews.
I was a bit curious about the timeline in this report because didn't she just step out with Brad and Maddox for lunch? It turns out that was on July 25th, making this timeline possible. Considering the demand for photos of the Jolie-Pitts, it's surprising that no one has any pictures of her stay at the resort, but that's probably why she picked the place - and part of the reason why she needed to get away.
There does seem to be a power struggle in Brad and Angelina's relationship. With Angelina having the upper hand for so long, she must be annoyed that Brad is working and striking out on his own. She's probably just overwhelmed with motherhood, though. People think this won't last, but I bet they'll weather more than a few storms together.
Here are some of the latest St. John ads featuring Angelina. [via]
Star Magazine cover from PopBytes.
The whereabouts of baby Suri has become so hotly debated that some wags are calling Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ child the Loch Ness Monster of the celeb world: some are claiming to have seen her, while others insist she's just a myth.
One rumor is that protective pop Top Gun is reluctant to trot out the child because he’s worried about kidnapping threats. His spokesman denies that buzz — and even denies that Cruise is “reluctant” to show Suri.
“He hasn’t been reluctant,” spokesman Arnold Robinson tells the Scoop. “They will be making a decision to release the photographs [of Suri] shortly.” Will the pics be released to a single or few media outlets, or will it be a general release? “That’s part of the decision they’ll be making shortly,” he said.
Yeah, they'll make that decision, uh, shortly. Just like they'll get married any day now. All those preparations at the Celebrity Scientology Center were indeed for a big party as we reported, and not for a supposed wedding or non-existent Suri's Scientology baptism. It was their 37th anniversary of brainwashing people, and John Travolta and Kelly Preston showed up, lest the Scientologists reveal their darkest secrets. TMZ has a video of Travolta dancing or something at the party, but it didn't load for me. I'm so dissapointed.
It's important to keep living life as an observer and not just feel like you're being the thing observed because then you start looking at yourself from the outside instead of really alert...I forget people are looking at me in a situation like that, like yesterday."
Here are two guys who work at a radio station protesting outside a Scientology center in Portland. They're "demanding the Cruise baby." You really don't have to watch this, you get the point.
The best is their protest sign with Cuba Gooding Jr. saying "Show me the Baby!"
"Where are here, do si do, show us Suri then we'll go." "It's not fair, we all lose, please show us Suri Cruise"
They ask "Will we ever see the Polaroid of that little baby mongloid?" OMG That is so un-pc, I'm sorry, but it made me laugh.
Faded Youth scopes out X17's video of Britney shopping for toys and comes to the logical conclusion that she's having a baby girl this time around. She is seen looking at frilly girl's toys in the video. I was going to just report on the fact that Britney's having a girl, but then I found this awesome video taken on August 5th when she can't get into her car and has to ask the paparrazi if it's hers!
There must be a lot of black BMW SUVs in Britney's neighborhood.
Britain's The Mirror is reporting that Gwyenth Paltrow wants plastic surgery to repair her post-baby figure. They claim that she had a talk with friends in which she admitted to not being pleased with her body and asking about surgical options. While I think comparison photographs make it clear that Gwyneth has had plastic surgery on her face, including a nose job and eye lift, I doubt this conversation ever took place. I've caught the British tabloids making up shit wholesale (and I'm sure the American rags do it too, the Brits are just more obvious) and this sounds like a fabricated story:
The mum-of-two and wife of COLDPLAY’s CHRIS MARTIN told a group of old American friends who were visiting London last week: “My stomach is rippling, my breasts don’t feel good. I’ve been trying to work out. I want to do something about it.”
Then she quizzed one of them about surgery while they were lunching at North London’s trendy Lord Stanley pub.
And, in true American style, her chum recommended she have the op in New York so she wouldn’t be pictured going to hospital.
Gwyneth, who gave birth to son Moses by caesarean in April, also confessed she wasn’t sure about having any more children.
She told her friends she loved being a mum. But when they asked if she planned to have more children she replied: “I don’t think so.”
The article goes on to say that Gwyneth confessed that her two year-old daughter, Apple, is jealous of newborn Moses.
It's possible that one of her friends blabbed about the conversation or that a waiter overheard them, but I think that the Mirror knew that Gwyneth dined with American friends at a particular restaurant and filled in the details. She looks great, but she's not as thin as she normally is and guessing that she's not happy with her body isn't that much of a stretch.
Here are recent pictures of Gwyneth that I read were taken outside of a London gym. Hot Momma Drama asks if she could be pregnant, but it just looks like she's wearing an unflattering top.
A close friend to Kim tells MediaTakeOut.com that she's furious with Puffy. According to our source, the woman gave birth to a child just a few days ago and Puffy is scheduled to take a paternity test this week. The source explained, "Kim has learned to accept Puffy's private cheating, but having another child is a real slap in the face," adding, "if Puffy turns out to be the father, Kim may finally leave him."
But this isn't the first bump in the road for Puffy and Kim. Puffy publicly broke up with Kim to date actress Jennifer Lopez - only to reconcile with her after being dumped by Lopez. The rap mogul has since been rumored to have strayed from the relationship with dozens of women. And earlier this year the two reportedly had an argument on Puffy's yacht which left Porter with a broken nose. Again Kim took him back, telling reporters that she "banged her nose on a table."
If Puffy is the father of the Atlanta woman's child, she's in line for a huge pay day. Misa Hylton-Brim, the mother of Puffy's first child Justin, receives $19,000 a month in child support payments. Kim Porter, the mother to Puffy's 8-year old son Christian, receives a reported $32,000 a month in child support.
My god that's some high child support. He shells out 50k a month for two kids! With another potential baby, he's looking at around $75k.
We'll have to see how this one turns out, but he may be on the market again if that baby turns out to be his.
Here are some pictures of Diddy and Kim porter shooting an ad for his Sean Jean cologne in Monaco.
Britney Spears is reportedly hoping to team up with Charlie Sheen and his Sheen Kidz project on her new children's clothing line. "Brit's people approached Sheen Kidz out of the blue," a source told OK! magazine. "She's seen his clothing and really liked it. She wants to start her own children's clothing line and she thought Sheen Kidz would be able to help get things off the ground." The source also added that Sheen is willing to give it a go, saying, "Charlie believes it would be fun to work with Britney."
That's smart of Britney to get help from someone who already has a line of children's clothing out. It's rare of her to ask for advice and she should be commended.
"If you wanted to be friends, I would so much love to hang out with you."
Smith continues, "I think you're totally cool, and I think we're going to have our babies about the same time."
Smith is pretty dumb if she thinks that Britney's due date is just around the same time as hers. Maybe she'll get some free baby clothing out of the deal, though. She'll need the help since her website isn't really bringing in the subscribers.
The PopBitch e-mail newsletter claims that Tom Cruise is scoping out Neverland ranch and may possibly purchase the freaky estate from heavily in debt Michael Jackson:
There's been lots of talk about the Church of Scientology buying Neverland from Michael Jackson. We're hearing that this story is not quite true. It's even freakier. Scientology champion Tom Cruise is thinking of buying it for himself. He's been flying around the strange theme park to see if it would make a suitable hideaway for him and invisible baby Suri.
Cruise has to know that this would be an incredibly stupid move. It doesn't matter how nice the property, zoo, and amusement park are. It would tie him to weirdo Michael Jackson and the press would have a field day.
The newsletter goes on to say that Suri might just have a big birthmark and that could be the reason why she's been shielded from view:
And talking of Suri - our favourite theory as to why she's never been seen? The baby is rumoured to have a large port-wine stain, which can't be treated until she's three or four months old.
That's possible, and a very clever excuse if Tom's camp made it up. Why has nary a bundle, car seat or covered up little baby been seen though? I don't buy it!
Meanwhile there are preparations underway at the Celebrity Scientology Center for what Pink is the New Blog speculates could be Suri's unvieling or Tom and Katie's wedding.
Tom Cruise has supposedly agreed on a fall wedding to seal his suspicious relationship with young Katie Holmes. No one quite believes that their changeling baby exists, even if there's one prominent actress who's willing to vouch for it. (Why didn't Will Smith speak up too, huh?) So announcing a vague official date for their sham nuptuals should stem the rumors that they don't really have a baby and their relationship is contractual, right?
A spokesman confirmed yesterday that the couple, who welcomed daughter Suri into the world in April, are planning a ceremony at one of the Top Gun actor's homes before winter arrives.
The pair's spokesman Paul Blach said: "As far as I know, the plans are for late summer, early fall."
He also confirmed that the ceremony will be held at one Cruise's properties, but gave no further details.
Despite plans for the nuptials going ahead, it is rumoured that Katie's parents will not attend the event if the pair wed in a Scientology ceremony.
There's also a rumor that "hollywood insiders" are "scratching their heads" over Suri's nonappearance and that Tom and Katie are fighting over how to introduce the fictional infant to the public. Someone read the blogs and made this shit up, because there's no baby to show or relationship to lose:
"It's been three months," a Hollywood insider told The ENQUIRER.
"People are starting to scratch their heads now over Tom and Katie's baby because now it is really starting to look weird.
Tom's spokesman denies the couple's relationship is strained, but sources say the strain of keeping baby Suri under wraps is taking a toll on Tom and Katie's relationship and that they have split over how to deal with the situation. "Tom's total obsession with secrecy has sparked a host of bizarre lies and fabrications that threaten to tear the couple apart," continued the source.
The only reason Tom and Katie will get married at this point is to try and salvage Tom's tanking career. I don't buy any of the weird shit surrounding their relationship or supposed baby. Where's the baby carriage, where's a baby seat, where's a carrier? They need to work harder to cover their deep, meandering tracks.
Tori's essentially been cut out of her dad's will in a deal that would make most of us ecstatic with joy. Poor Tori can't continue her frivolous lifestyle unless her friends chip in to keep her in the illusory labels she's accustomed to. She's registered at a chic baby boutique, meaning that she's pregnant or desperately planning to be. The gossip rags have been divided on Tori's pregnancy, but it seems likely in light of this latest news:
Spelling is also hoping that friends dig into their pockets to help her furnish her nursery, so she’s registered for pricey goods at Petit Tresor, the swank Los Angeles baby store favored by celebs such as Britney Spears. Spelling has not commented on rumors that she’s pregnant and a spokeswoman for the shop told The Scoop, “we don’t discuss such private matters.”
“She was in with her husband [Dean McDermott], who was very sweet and seemed to be intimately involved with all the decisions,” reports a spy. “They registered for tons of things, including furniture.”
I would bet that Tori's seriously in debt. If she's resorted to selling her clothes on eBay she must have better things to worry about than whether her unborn baby will be decked out in the latest high-priced accessories.
Instead of reassessing her life and shopping at average stores for her baby stuff like the rest of us, Tori is still clinging to the vestiges of wealth. She doesn't know any better. It's making her miserable and she's going to lose everything, but she just can't let go.
Sleep-loving Brad Pitt has apparently moved into a separate bedroom as Angleina Jolie takes care of the their baby Shiloh.
The Fight Club star is supposedly struggling to get his beauty sleep in following Shiloh’s birth in May, so has decided to sleep in a different room to his gorgeous lover whilst she stays with their infant daughter.
A source tells The People, "She wants to keep an eye on her. Brad needs his sleep but he helps when he can."
This sounds like the time they were staying in that slum in Paris and Brad had to sleep on the couch because Angelina was pregnant and taking up the whole bed.
Star Magazine is reporting that Angelina is not happy with her stretch marks and post-partum body and that's the real reason she's keeping Brad out of the bedroom. She supposedly doesn't want to have sex, which is worrying Brad, but she just had a baby and that sounds pretty normal.
Brad's actually quite concerned but she's in denial and won't get help... and he's worried because she was usually so into sex and now she isn't... I guess that's normal, it's only been a few months, but he might start to get a wandering eye if she keeps holding out on him....
If he did it with you, he'll do it to you ANGELINA!
Here's Angelina driving around, looking fierce. Shiloh is said to be in the back seat, but that's not big news since it's not like Suri, whose supposed baby seat or stroller has never been photographed.
"She's one of the sweetest babies I've ever met in my life," Pinkett Smith says. "She's an absolute beauty and she's Daddy's little girl."
Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith have visited with Suri twice, both times at Cruise and Holmes's Beverly Hills mansion.
"She's beautiful and they're very happy and they need to be left alone," says Pinkett Smith, who described Suri while talking to PEOPLE about her participation in last weekend's Philadelphia anti-violence event, Party 4 Peace, run by pal Charles "Charlie Mack" Alston. "She's the cutest little baby. She's got a head full of black, beautiful hair."
I'll take empirical evidence over some actress/singer's word any day. Hey people, I saw a ghost of an old woman last night. She looked incredibly sad, had white hair in a bun, wore a long dress, and I could see through her. Now that I made that claim, that ghost must exist, right?
The Daily Mailcalls the rumors that Suri doesn't exist "conspiracy theories" and says that they're "crazy" and "clearly inaccurate." It's not inaccurate to say she's never been seen, and it's easy to dismiss a good argument by labeling it a conspiracy theory without addressing its merits. It's not a conspiracy theory if it's true!
That same crappy article recycles a made up quote by Katie's dad, who originally was said to have complained about Katie's "Buff Brides" workout plan. They changed it around to make it sound like he was disagreeing with Scientology, but the original quote was about her fitness plan. I know it was fake because the article also featured a fake quote by Sue Fleming, the creator of Buff Brides and a family friend.
Here's the quote from the article:
"My daughter needs rest, relaxation and recuperation. It’s all down to Scientology and I simply can’t go along with what is happening."
Here's the original, totally bogus quote:
"My daughter needs rest, relaxation and recuperation. Katie is already doing exercises to build up her back and shoulders and I simply can't go along with what is happening."
The truth is that no one knows how Katie's parents feel about her involvement in Scientology, or about the fact that they supposedly haven't seen their grandchild. Maybe they realize that she doesn't exist and they're in on the scam. Regardless if Jada Pinkett Smith has seen the little changeling, why has nary a bandle been photographed by the ever-present paparrazi?
People can claim that the baby's being shielded by the Scientologist freaks, but wouldn't someone take her out for a walk at least once in the more than three months that she's supposedly been on the planet?
A wax figure of newborn Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt will be unveiled at Madame Tussaud's museum today. The famous baby will be placed in an African-themed manger display. Just like her philanthropist parents, little Shiloh is earning even more money for charity:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, has been chosen to be the first infant ever memorialized in wax by Madame Tussauds. The wax statue of Shiloh will be unveiled today. As sources claim the statue will be displayed in an ‘African-themed nursery’ where it will rest in a woven basket. Waxen figures of Brad and Angelina will also be displayed beside Shiloh.
Visitors to the NY exhibit will be allowed to pose with waxen Jolie-Pitt tableau and Madame Tussauds has announced to donate $1 from every picture purchased to UNICEF. That’s great a two months old baby is able to make so much of money for other less privileged kids. Shiloh’s first pictures were sold for $4.1 million and the proceedings were given to charity.
When the pictures come out, we'll publish them here. In the meantime, here are the first pictures of little Shiloh that you've already seen. The little wax baby must be based on these. Awww.
Former X-Files star Gillian Anderson, 37, left her second husband, documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne, 42, after just 16 months. They announced their split at the end of April.
Anderson is pregnant now with her second child and is dating a new guy, but she's visibly pregnant, and looks like she's about five months along. That means that either she got pregnant by her estranged husband and will be raising his baby with another guy (which is similar to what Heidi Klum did with Seal) or that she was pregnant by her boyfriend and that could be the reason she split up with her husband:
X-Files star star Gillian Anderson is pregnant just three months after splitting from her husband.
The actress, 37, has told friends she is expecting a baby following her separation from documentary-maker Julian Ozanne, her second husband...
Miss Anderson is now reported to be dating wheelclamping firm director Mark Griffiths. The 34-year-old businessman, who operates his lucrative private clamping company from an industrial estate in North London, was previously linked with former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.
Last month Mr Griffiths, who used to live close to Miss Anderson's marital home in Notting Hill, West London, moved into her new £3million home in nearby Holland Park.
The couple are also said to have enjoyed a holiday to California with Piper, Miss Anderson's daughter by her first husband, Canadian television art director Clyde Klotz. The actress's marriage to Mr Ozanne broke down shortly after The Mail on Sunday revealed she had a bizarre alcohol-fuelled outburst on a flight in January this year...
When The Mail on Sunday asked Mr Ozanne if his former wife was pregnant he declined to comment.
We speculated back in April that Anderson's relationship with her second husband was probably on the rocks because she seemed to be drinking too much. She suffered from drunken air rage (although one can hardly blame her, with the stress of flying and all) and looked visibly drunk in these candids of her out with her then-husband.
Hopefully she's laying off the sauce now that's she's pregnant and maybe she'll find happiness with her latest beau. It's not too promising that he runs a "wheel-clamping" business, though. Who doesn't hate those guys?
Here are pictures of Anderson from March out with her husband. She is seen at the Belle Epoque Dinner on 3/16 and in some candids looking visibly soused. Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton are also shown. The first set of pictures you may have seen before, but the second set are new to me. [via]
Jennifer Garner arrived in Boston from Arizona by private plane with her eight month-old daughter, Violet. She soon found out that the SUV that was transporting her back to Cambridge was not equipped with a carseat. She wasn't having that, and set an example for celebrity moms everywhere by insisting that one be installed before she left:
Jen and Violet got into the SUV waiting to take them to Cambridge only to find that there was no carseat installed. Jen was apparently "adamant" that one be found, and "took the baby in the terminal and didn’t come out until someone returned with a seat...When the guy did come back with one, it took him about 20 minutes to figure out how to secure it. She wasn’t happy.”
Jen's quite an intelligent woman, and she would never jeopardize her baby's safety just to get somewhere a little faster.
Ben and Jen are said to be considering a permanent move to Cambridge. They are staying in the Boston suburb, home to MIT to Harvard, while Ben directs "Gone Baby Gone." Ben's mom and Jennifer's sister live nearby, and sources say they may make it their home base:
As you are sooooooooo aware by now, the Afflecks have settled quite nicely into a rented manse near Ben’s childhood home in the People’s Republic whilst he films “Gone, Baby, Gone.” (The film wraps Aug. 4.)
And the Hollywood honeys appear to be quite content with life in Harvard Square as they take daily walks with little Vi in the carriage, chatting up neighbors and fans along the way. Can’t do that in paparazzi-infested Brentwood!
The couple, according to [Us Weekly's] sources, plan to commute to the Left Coast for film projects and other movie star commitments, but would call Cambridge home.
And why not? Ben’s mom, Chris, lives nearby, Jen’s sis lives in Newton and ya know how the “GBG” director loves the local politics (they’ve both ponied up to Deval Patrick’s gubernatorial campaign).
I love it in Cambridge and always stay there when I visit Boston. It's a bitch to drive around the city, but the subway is pretty logical and convenient, and it seems like a nice place to live.
People are comparing Suri to Bigfoot, so I thought I'd change it to the Loch Ness Monster to be original. Like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, there are "eyewitness" accounts, but no verifiable photographs of the Scientology savior, Suri Cruise. Something's wrong with the baby or it simply does not exist. Katie may have had it earlier than "expected" or she may have suffered an unfortunate miscarriage that hasn't been acknowledged. Regardless there is something off about this story that needs to be exposed by the mainstream gossip press.
Entertainment Tonight reports that the actress said in an interview in the upcoming issue of Us Weekly that she visited the baby several weeks ago.
"She's a newborn and normal size!" Remini said.
Like Tom Cruise, Remini is a member of the Church of Scientology.
Even though they had a very public courtship, Cruise and Holmes have not presented their baby in public and so far haven't inked a deal with a magazine for exclusive photos of the baby.
Conspiracy theories abound in the tabloid press and on blogs about why baby Suri hasn't been seen. Some even speculate that the baby doesn't exist at all, while others point out that Tom Cruise also kept his two adopted children, Isabella, 13, and Connor, 11, out of the public eye when they were little.
As for Suri, a family friend described the baby as "a cross between the two – [with] dark, straight hair and dark eyes."
Yeah, so we'll take your word for it, Leah Remini, even though Suri or a bundle resembling an infant has never been photographed despite hoards of paparrazi trailing the Holmes-Cruise family for the past three months. The infant also hasn't been seen by non-Scientology celebrities since it was said to be born three months ago, and the "birth certificate" is suspect.
There's a far-away blurry picture of Katie Holmes holding a tow-headed baby, but that's probably a fake. There's also a far-away picture of what looks like a baby carriage, but it could be a prop or something else entirely.
Britney Spears was spotted with yet another bodyguard taking over manny duty. This unknown guard bears a striking resemblance to a bloated Ben Affleck and was pushing the Graco stroller while Britney chatted on the phone. She looked relatively cleaned up and presentable for an average day out.
Meanwhile Kevin Federline was seen toting a trendy piece of exercise equipment, the BOLA trainer, which some suggest is a rude ass hint to Britney. They have those things at my gym and I think you're supposed to balance on them and train your abs, but I have no idea since I generally avoid exercise equipment that makes me look foolish. (I have a theory that trainers capitalize on this and make people do dumb shit they would be too embarassed or confused to do on their own.)
Kevin will be "rapping" at the Teen choice awards on August 20th. It will be surprising if he performs "Papazoa," since he said recently that the entire song was a joke meant to set peoples' expectations for his talent low.
Britney has posted a new "stream of consciousness" poem-thing on her website in praise of tigers - yes tigers. She expounds on the wild beasts in a segment that's reminiscent of an elementary school essay:
In some ways, people are a lot like animals. We all hunger for the same things. Love, lust, danger, warmth and adventure. Like people, animals all have their own rythm to life. I'm mesmirized [sic] by tigers. Their eyes, their stripes, their constant quest of [sic] survival. They almost have a sense of mysteriousness about them. They pull you in and make it difficult to look away. They make you wonder what is behind their gaze. A sense of eerie awe comes over you in their presence. The fear they give you when you pass them is stunning. Behold the beauty of the tiger.
I'm mesmirized by Britney's excellent prose. I would wonder why one of her handlers didn't edit this or advise her against posting it, but she went on national television in short shorts with hair looking like a rat's nest, so this little poem is a minor indiscretion.
Here is Britney and Ben Affleck, I mean her bodyguard/manny that's not Perry:
Media and fans have been kept on their toes ever since the former 'Dawson's Creek' actress gave birth to Suri in April, as she has rarely been seen in public since then. Experts suspect the star has been hiding away because she is with child once again, and her neighbor seems to agree.
Katie's neighbor revealed to US Weekly, "I heard from a lot of people that Katie is pregnant."
But while the soon-to-be-married star was visiting Cruise's Holiday home on Monday in Telluride, Colorado, she wasted no time slamming the rumors.
Holmes insisted to US Weekly, "I am not pregnant again."
Meanwhile, Katie enjoyed a portion of her stay in Colorado with one of her girlfriends, where they drank coffee and 'window shopped'.
But of course the new mom was without her baby girl once again, which has proven discouraging to her fans.
Holmes then told a horde of onlookers, "Suri's doing great! She's back at the house."
About a month ago, some random person claimed to have seen a baby-like bundle from afar that might have been Suri. Now that Tom and Katie are in Telluride, Colorado, a store clerk says that they've actually seen Suri and she's "funny looking." If Suri were out in public, why aren't there paparrazi photos of it? Isn't Telluride a haven for the rich and famous? There must be photographers there.
A few eyewitness claim they even had a glimpse of mysterious Suri, as Katie Holmes engaged in an invigorating trek in the woods.
A waitress gushed, "She exists! I saw her thick black hair."
The magazine quotes locals as saying Suri has "small hands" and is "funny-looking."
A large percentage of people have camera phones and I know I carry a digital camera around with me all the time. Why aren't there any pictures of Suri if "eyewitnesses" actually saw her. The first picture of Violet Affleck was a blurry cameraphone photo that everyone posted right away. This is bullshit - no one saw that baby. Read TMZ's conspiracy timeline - it's rather convincing.
There's a tell-all book about Tom Cruise coming out by Princess Diana's biographer, Andrew Morton. He's done a lot of research, but there's no word as to when it will be published. You know it will contain a bunch of shocking revelations about the pint-sized cult spokesperson.
Here is Tom Cruise presenting Steven Spielberg with the Golden Hugo award at the Chicago Film Festival this Saturday. [via] They supposedly had a falling out after Cruise talked too much Scientology crap during promotion for "War of the Worlds," and it's clearly important to Tom that he put those rumors to rest. He doesn't seem to care that people think his baby is fake, though.
X17 online points out that Jennifer Garner's got a bump on the set of her latest movie, thriller "The Kingdom." It just looks like an unflattering shirt tucked in where it shouldn't be, but you can never be sure. We were all over that "Nicole Kidman's pregnant - now she isn't" story, and we'll continue to report the bump watch celebrities. We're sure to be right once in a while.
Garner has a seven month-old daughter, Violet, with husband Ben Affleck. She may just be having trouble losing the baby weight, although she still looks great. It was reported a few months ago that she was planning on getting naked in her new film, "Sabbatical." I wonder if that's true and when it will start filming.
The pictures of Jen on set were supposedly taken on June 30th, and from Jen-Fans.com and are medium resolution. The candids of Jen in a white top are from X17online.com and are low resolution.
No wonder these poor celebrities work their asses off at the gym and plastic surgeon's office. A little bloat and the Internets and celebrity glossies declare they're pregnant. Poor Nicole lost her imaginary baby bump in a miscarriage of gossip this week. She was photographed outside her gym with a perfectly flat tummy poking out of her top.
Nicole Kidman joined her new husband, country singer Keith Urban, on the opening night of his North American tour in Ontario, Canada. Kidman did not join her husband on stage, but he made a reference to her, dedicating his song "Making Memories of Us," to "my lovely bride." He also told concert-goers that he was "happy to join the married crowd".
Security at the concert was beefed up after a local radio station said they would pay $75,000 for a picture of the famous newlyweds kissing.
Here is Nicole Kidman with her skinny stomach. [via]
My two-year old son has very weak front teeth with some visible plaque and chipping. It's not decay and he rarely drinks juice or eats sugary food. My husband and I consulted dentists in Germany and the US and they both said that his teeth never calcified properly while he was in utero and that it was most likely the result of something that happened in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy when the buds were forming, probably an illness I had.
When I was five months' pregnant I rushed over to a 3D ultrasound place to learn my baby's sex a couple of weeks before my OBGyn was able to schedule the regular sonogram. We got a little DVD set to music and phenomenal pictures in which you can really see his features. My husband says there's nothing to feel guilty about but I keep wondering if that powerful sonogram damaged my son's budding teeth, and I would never have one again. That's the only thing I can remember happening during that time of my pregnancy.
Thanks for reading my rambling story, but the moral is that ultrasounds can damage tiny fetuses in unpredictable ways, and there's almost no way to tell if a birth defect or small change in a baby is due to an ultrasound. Doctors say they're safe, but are cautious to recommend that they're used sparingly. I've been thinking about the mystery of Suri, and remembered how Tom bought an ultrasound machine and was talking about how much he loved checking out his unborn child. People really criticized him for it at the time:
An ultrasound machine works by sending vibrations into the body and then waiting for them to bounce back. The machine can use information from the echoes to produce a moving image of a fetus. But not all of the energy that goes into the body comes back out—some gets absorbed in the tissues. This can cause cells to heat up, or it can make trapped gas bubble up. Studies of ultrasound in lab animals have shown that heat and bubble formation (or "cavitation") can damage internal organs.
Few studies of ultrasound have been conducted on the human fetus (for ethical and logistical reasons), and there's no smoking gun to suggest that the machines are causing harm. We've known for a long time that ultrasound heats up human tissue—that's the rationale for its application in physical therapy. Several experiments conducted overseas have shown an increase in left-handedness (or at least a reduction in right-handedness) among those exposed to prenatal ultrasound, which suggests that the test could have neurological effects...
Is Tom Cruise putting his baby—or his fiancee—at risk? It depends on what kind of machine he's using, and whether he's got a trained sonographer to help him out. He may have a machine that doesn't have the more dangerous high-power settings.
The article goes on to say that cumulative sonograms aren't necessarily more damaging than individual sonograms.
There are studies showing ultrasounds are relatively safe, and that there is no connection between prenatal ultrasounds and birth defects. These studies are using old technology, though, and Tom undoubtedly had a 3D ultrasound for Katie's pregnancy:
In addition, [Kjell Salvesen of the University of Trondheim, Norway] notes that the ultrasound machines used in his study [published in The Lancet, showing ultrasounds are not damaging] are now becoming obsolete, with many hospitals relying on higher-energy devices that produce sharper images. "The technology is rapidly developing, and these safety studies will always come 10 years after the devices have been taken into general use," he says.
No one can say with certainty that the higher-energy ultrasonic devices cannot harm a fetus, says Vorhees. Heat isn't the only way in which ultrasound might theoretically damage tissues, he adds. Sound waves may cause microscopic bubbles in body fluids to oscillate and sometimes collapse, Vorhees says. Scientists don't know whether such problems can injure the fetus.
The scientific uncertainty over ultrasound led the Food and Drug Administration to advise against sonograms during pregnancy unless there is a problem such as bleeding, a family history of birth defects, or some other medical reason for the procedure, including advanced maternal age. FDA specifically warns against using ultrasound "frivolously" -- simply to watch the baby float in the womb or to learn the baby's sex.
Now that Suri hasn't emerged, and her "birth certificate" is highly suspect, one wonders just exactly what is going on. She may not exist, she may be under Scientology house arrest, or she may have a disorder or delay of unknown origin. You know that Cruise got one of those 3D machines because he's rich as anything and wouldn't just buy a regular old model. I really suspect that my son's teeth were damaged by one and wonder if little Suri suffered any ill effects from Tom's crazy curiosity.
The Toronto Fashion Monitor says that little Suri could be being raised under strict Scientolgy "no noise" conditions, in which little children are shielded from noise coupled with bad experiences because it can create a bad memory they call an "engram."
Even if "Suri" or a baby facsimile emerges at this point, I'm never going to believe that she's the product of Katie and Tom. Something highly suspect is going on, although I hope I'm not right that the baby does exist and is suffering from a defect or illness.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban drove their Bentley to Target near Nashville to pick up some sort of cleaning device. Keith went casual in a t-shirt and cargo pants while Nicole looked fresh and lovely in a white sundress and sandals. People thought that the pregnancy rumors could be put to rest when a far-away picture of Nicole in a bikini on her honeymoon came out. Her stomach looked toned and muscular, but if you squint hard enough you can still see a bump. Now she seems even more pregnant in this flowy dress. The wind could just be blowing her dress out, but it looks like she's pregnant to me.
The Sun quotes a "source" as saying that Nicole has a bump, but their source is probably someone looking at the pictures just like us:
Rumours that newlywed Nicole Kidman is expecting her first biological child gathered strength after she was spotted with a little bump.
A source said that Kidman, who was out walking with her new hubby country singer Keith Urban near their home in Nashville when her bump was spotted, said that the couple did look as if they had some happy news to share with the world.
"It does look like they might have some good news to announce. Nicole looked stunning and definitely had a bump," The Sun quoted the onlooker, as saying.
Reader Millie says Nicole and Keith go to the gym a lot, but that doesn't mean that Nicole isn't pregnant. We'll keep saying it as we wait for Nicole to really show. She's supposedly had two miscarriages, so if she's really pregnant she'll wait to announce it until she's much further along.
This baby just does not exist or something is wrong with it. People claim that Cruise is holding Suri back because of his wacko cult religion, Scientology, or because he didn't get enough cash for the photos, but there hasn't even been a bundle photographed. Now his celebrity friends claim to have never seen the mystery spawn, either:
BABY Suri Cruise isn't just playing hide-and-seek with the public. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show off their spawn to fellow Scientologists John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Lisa Marie Presley. Even good pals Will and Jada Pinkett Smith supposedly have not met the newborn despite repeated calls to Cruise, reports Us Weekly. "Every time, it's a different excuse: He's busy or Kate's not feeling well," said a source. "[The Smiths] think it's so weird."
Even if they wanted to shield the baby from the negative influence of the media or whatever, we still would have seen Katie or a nanny/Scientology handler out walking with a stroller or holding a covered bundle.
Katie even went to her parent's house in Ohio at the end of May, and there were no photographs of the supposed baby.
Avril Lavigne must have had a tame bachelorette party because her fiance, Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley, attended too. They celebrated on June 30th in LA:
AVRIL LAVIGNE celebrated her last days of being single by inviting her fiance, SUM 41 singer DERYCK WHIBLEY, to join her for her bachelorette bash on 30 June (06). The 21-year-old COMPLICATED singer received two sets of black 2Belles panties embroidered with 'The Mrs' in hot pink, plus a posh bra, panty and camisole set from lingerie company Cherish. According to an eyewitness, "She was excited, but a little embarrassed." After opening her presents, Lavigne donned a veil with devil horns and the couple and 20 pals dined at hip Los Angeles restaurant Koi. The group then moved on to celebrity nightclub Lobby where they partied alongside JESSICA ALBA and NICKY HILTON. The couple have yet to announce their official wedding date.
It is uncertain whether Lavigne is already pregnant. We spotted a bump on the slender singer in several recent pictures, but in these photos from the end of June it doesn't seem to have grown enough to substantiate pregnancy rumors.
Britney Spears claims the glowing happy pictures that came out in US Weekly of her posing with Kevin were, like, totally stolen. She's said to be "evaluating legal options" against the magazine. You know that Britney released the photos herself after her "Dateline" debacle, and is just saying that to make it seem like they're really stolen:
Britney Spears has said she is "outraged and saddened" after holiday photos of her family were published in a US magazine.
Her record label Jive said the photos were stolen and that Spears and husband Kevin Federline were "evaluating all of their legal options".
The statement said the photos were stolen by "an unknown perpetrator" and printed by Us Weekly magazine without the couple's "knowledge or consent".
We seriously doubt this is true because the pictures are all cute and seem to come at a time when she needs good publicity and wants to make it seem as if everything is fine in her marriage. It's also seems like too much of a coincidence when compared with the recently leaked Brangelina baby shower pics.
Reader Missy notes that Britney and Kevin may look happy and privileged in these pictures taken on a private jet, but that Kevin is suspiciously hiding his ring finger. Someone must have "forgotten" to wear their wedding ring.
Naomi Watts, 37, is now on pregnancy watch, and it's largely due to the loose tops and ill-fitting dresses she's worn out to recent events. She's been on pregnancy watch since wearing two different frilly dresses with tummy coverage to the Oscars. We were even declaring her pregnant after she wore a poncho to the Tribeca film festival in late April.
King Kong star Naomi Watts is expecting her first baby, according to media reports in Australia.
The actress was in Sydney, Australia, last weekend attending best pal Nicole Kidman's wedding to country star Keith Urban.
Rumours circulated after the stylish star was seen wearing a series of baggy garments and photographed leaving a Brentwood, California, fertility clinic.
Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper reports it was the second time Watts had been spotted visiting the clinic and that she was "sporting a definite glow" when she attended the Shakespeare in the Park gala in New York City's Central Park with beau Liev Schreiber on Thursday.
Watts was also seen visiting Chinese herbalist and fertility expert Lily Liu in Australia, who is renowned for her work assisting women who want to become pregnant.
The star recently admitted she was desperate for children, but was worried it might be too late to conceive: "I wish it could have happened a little bit sooner. I have wanted a family since I was 19."
If she is pregnant it's very soon along. She was photographed playing tennis on June 18th. Her top was pulling up and she did not have a stomach, although it's a little hard to tell. She was seen at the MacBeth In The Park 2006 Summer Benefit on June 28th in an empire-waist dress, which surely helped feed the rumors.
We really doubt it's true, although we hope it happens soon for her and Liev if they are indeed trying.
Here is Naomi in the photos we mentioned. She is seen with her boyfriend of over a year, actor Liev Schreiber, 38, and with Jessica Lang. Reader Millie let me know that Lang was not gracious about the latest remake of "King Kong" after having starred in the other remake from 1976. She said she wouldn't be seeing Peter Jackson's version of "King Kong" and considered it too commercial.
Britney Spears' gorgeous bodyguard and sometimes manny, 28 year-old Naval Academy graduate Perry Taylor, has been removed from his close position with the troubled pop star and is now working security detail on a daily as-needed basis. He was helpful, attractive, and friendly, and K-Fed is said to have asked Britney to fire him after he heard about how Perry was changing Sean Preston's diapers and serving as Britney's unofficial nanny:
Perry Taylor, who was originally hired to be one of Brit's bodyguards, was relieved of his duties as Sean Preston's nanny but will stay on in security detail. "Kevin didn't think it was proper to use him as a nanny," says a pal. "He wasn't jealous. He just think it's a job for a real trained nanny."
(From In Touch print edition, 7/10/06)
Obviously K-Fed is still feeding his friends quotes to give to the rags, because the source was careful to say that he wasn't jealous or anything. Oh of course not. We've never seen Kevin wearing a Baby Bjorn, but Perry donned the baby carrier with pride and a cute button smile.
Perry was touted as the reason behind Britney's cleaned-up appearance in the absence of K-Fed, and people speculated that she was having an affair. Perry's mom put those rumors to rest by telling the press that her son had a hot live-in girlfriend.
Then, last week, Britney was seen out alone and with new jet-black hair after her "Dateline" debacle. It seemed the rumors of Kevin's dissatisfaction with being upstaged by the help were true, and that Britney had obeyed her do-nothing husband and got rid of the best thing that happened to her since the birth of her baby.
We haven't seen the last of Perry Taylor, though. We hope that Angelina is watching this young guy's rise to fame, and will hire him to soften up the image of her security force while lending an extra set of hands to care for Shiloh and Zahara.
According to WENN since Aniston missed Cox's 42nd birthday celebrations Thursday to promote her new film, "The Break-Up," in the UK she was desperate to show the actress she hadn't forgotten the special date.
So - as described above Aniston thought up a gift to surprise Cox Arquette on her big day.
Aniston reportedly said, "I made it up to her by sending a tranny impersonator of Rachel. He can cheer anyone up."
Too bad there aren't any pictures of the tranny with Courteney. That would have been much better than Tori Spelling and her tranny inpersonator.
Courteney has a great beach body and hasn't succumbed to the super-thin look of some celebrity mothers. There's a picture of her power walking with weights in the latest Us Weekly.
Christina Aguilera is such a diva. Not only does she arrive hours late for most every scheduled interview, she also refuses to look interviewers in the eye. She insists that the room is darkly lit and sits facing the other way while she answers questions:
Christina Aguilera has always had a diva attitude - arriving hours late for everything, big demands, feuds with everyone from Mariah to Kelly Osbourne.
Now with the release of her new album she's learned a new trick. During promo interviews she's refused to look at any journalist. Instead, the diva insists that the interview, for which she's usually two to four hours late, takes place in a dimly lit room, where she sits and stares in the other direction completely to the journalists while they ask, and she answers, questions.
If this is true it's ridiculous and Aguilera deserves a serious career slump for being so arrogant. Maybe she'll learn when she's older that she's no better than anyone else and that you have to be kind to people - especially the press - if you want a good reputation.
Maybe kids will soften Aguilera's outlook - although she predictably doesn't seem to want any because they would interfere with the amount of time she has available to apply makeup. She's vague on the issue of children and gives a diplomatic answer to make it seem like not completely uninterested in them:
"Maybe after the next couple of years we'll start venturing into the mindframe of starting our family." she told In Touch... "I do have goals and a set game plan for myself."
(From In Touch print edition.)
Notice that she doesn't say she'll start thinking of having a family, she gives an answer that's even more removed from that - "we'll start venturing into the mindframe of starting" a family. That means no way does she want kids at this point.
She said: "Everyone’s asking when I’m going to have children. I just tell them my new album, ‘Back To Basics’, is my child. I’m having twins! It’s so exciting."
It is not the first time Christina has compared her new record to having a baby.
Earlier this year, the pop beauty said making her new album was the same as being pregnant - twice.
WTF would she know about having kids or being pregnant? That's so fucking snotty. Once Aguilera realizes she wants kids - when she's over 35 and her clock is ticking - she won't be able to get pregnant because she couldn't be bothered when she was fertile.
Here she is leaving her New York City hotel on 6/22 [via] and outside of MTV's Total Request Live on 6/21.
Yesterday I mentioned the US Weekly article about Britney's consultation with her christian life coach, and how she has taken Kevin back. The article makes it seem as if it's this glorious reunion and that everything will be fine in their troubled relationship after the vacation photo op they took. This is in complete contrast to other reports we read that had Britney and Kevin sleeping in separate hotel rooms and avoiding each other on that same trip.
The the roller-coaster ride that has characterized Spears' turbulent 21-month marriage, the Federlines are - for now - attempting to stay together. "Things are good, and they are trying again," says a close family source. "It is always up and down, but they are happy to be in an up moment." Indeed, though the trip was originally intended as a promotional jaunt for aspiring rapper Federline, a source tells Us the six-months-pregnant pop star joined her husband at the last minute. "She has decided to start supporting him," explains the source. "They are giving things another shot."
According to the source, the fresh start stems from a four-hour conversation encouraged by Spears' newly aquired Christian life coach, which took place shortly before the Lauer interview (taped June 9.) One hot topic: the sharing and selling of personal details about the couple to tabloid reporters by Federline's intimates. "Kevin acknowledged that he blabbed info to his friends, claiming it was harmless and he had no idea they would talk," says the source. "He promised never to do it again."
(From US Weekly's print version)
Kevin also promised to spend four to five hours each day with Sean Preston to give Britney a break. Now that Perry's gone he better take up some of the slack.
This glowing report of their renewed love must be one Kevin's peeps giving good news to the rags for once after Britney told Kevin to stop feeding his friends stories to sell to the press. There's no way everything is fine in their relationship or that their misguided love with conquer all.
Britney may dress trashy, but she lives in more style then the majority of the planet will experience in its lifetime. It's kind of incongruous to see Britney in a tie-dye and Kevin in camo pants in a private jet, and it reminds us how privileged these people are, and why we make fun of them in the first place. These pictures are from Breatheheavy.com, and are said to be "stolen from Britney's private album" by Us Weekly.
The lead story in The National Enquirer has Brad and Angelina fighting over the fact that Brad doesn't get any alone time with the gorgeous mother of new baby and two adopted kids. Brad supposedly wanted to have a private lunch with Angelina, but she deferred in favor of watching the kids. She certainly has enough kids to take care of:
Brad Pitt stormed out on ANgelina Jolie - after tensions over their new baby exploded into a furious confrontation, say sources. Angelina broke down in tears, and insiders fear that adjusting to life with an infant is wrecking their relationship and will ultimately drive them apart.
Hands-on mom Angelina is completely consumed with baby Shiloh Nouvel and her two other young children, and that has changed the nature of her day-to-day relationship with Brad.
Tension between the new parents exploded recently over frustration about not being able to spend time alone.
Brad was hoping for a romantic lunch with Angelina but their schedules didn't allow it and the situation quickly turned into a fight.
"Even though they have nannies, Angelina is focused full time on the kids," said a source. "If one of them cries at 3 a.m., she's by their side. Angie is operating on very minimal sleep and it's magnified by the couple's issues.
Lack of alone time has caused the couple to fight bitterly and when Brad realized he couldn't have Angelina to himself he blew up.
"He ralied at Angelina, but she was busy tending to Shiloh.
"Brad stormed out - going on a long motorcycle trip for the rest of the day to blow off steam. And Angelina collapsed in tears.
"She's been dealing with so much - the new baby, a sick mother, a relocation to Malibu - that she just lost it."
(From The National Enquirer print version.)
The article then rehashes Angelina's fight with Brad when he went out in London one night when she was sick. A "family friend" also claims that Angelina is having trouble breastfeeding little Shiloh, and that she feels guilty that she may have to supplement with formula. She is also said to feel guilt over the fact that she wasn't able to have a natural birth.
Plus Brad is still smoking, and Angelina may be "fed up" with his nasty habit.
This all sounds like normal stuff that happens with a growing family, and The Enquirer seems to be making more out of it than warranted.
Who knows how bad their fight was? Maybe Brad just wanted to get out of the house and didn't storm out after all.
They were said to be having trouble back in Paris in the loud and dirty neighborhood they rented an apartment in, and Brad was supposedly sleeping on the couch because pregnant Angelina needed the space in bed to herself.
If all of this is true, it seems pretty normal considering all the stress they must be under with the new baby and the move. Even with a lot of help, it's still a lot of work.
Britney was set to do a pregnant semi-nude Harper's Bazaar spread just like Demi Moore, but she pulled it. Someone sent the airbrushed pictures to BritneySpy.com, and now they're all over. Why did Britney pull the pictures? She probably was advised against it by her "christian life coach," who is also said to be behind Britney and Kevin's recent reconciliation.
Now that I'm in the states I have the mixed blessing of being able to read the tabloids, and will report on Us Weekly's glowing coverage of Kevin and Britney's reunion shortly.
In the mean time, here are Britney's Harper's Bazaar photos. They're trashy, but that's just how she comes off anyway. Add a shag rug and pose her nude and you just magnify that quality. Also, Sean Preston is cute and all, but doesn't he have any other expression? He always seems to look the same. Maybe that's how he copes.
Brad Pitt says fatherhood is "absolutely sublime". The actor, whose baby daughter with Angelina Jolie is a month old, has also co-adopted her first two children, Cambodian Maddox and little Zahara, from Ethiopia.
He told Newsweek magazine being a father had made him more of an activist on issues such as child poverty.
"Whether you have them or adopt them, they're all blood," Pitt said of his brood. "And the funniest people I've ever met."
The 42-year-old added: "I look at Zahara and imagine what her life could have been.
"You want to grab as many of these kids in your arms as you can.
"They need our help, and we should be doing more."
Here are pictures of Pitt's lovely modernist home from the July, 2006 issue of Elle Decoration courtesy of Just Jared. His interest in saving the world may be due to Angelina, but his love of architecture is entirely his own, and the man has excellent taste.
You may have seen these pictures already, but they're just so cute we couldn't resist publishing them. Here are Gwen Stefan and her husband Gavin Rossdale out with their newborn, Kingston. Stefani and Kingston are seen watching Rossdale play tennis on 6/17 and out walking on 6/24.
If you believe what you read, new mom Gwen Stefani is planning to star in another movie, and she may play the lead role in Tennessee Williams 'Baby Doll', according to a published report.
According to Moviehole.net, the movie is about a beautiful young woman who promises her husband, who is an unsuccessful businessman, that their marriage will be consummated a year after their wedding.
The woman's husband, who wants badly to make love to her and launch his business into success, decides to set his enemy's plant on fire.
After his enemy's plant is nothing but ashes leftover from the blazing fire, the enemy has no choice but to use the gorgeous woman's husband's plant for cotton production, but things begin to go all wrong once he's introduced to 'Baby Doll'.
Stefani seems like a good choice to play a vampy retro character, and it's sure to be a juicy role.
People are saying that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze are living apart and may be ready to divorce. Gellar is currently working on the film "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" while Prinze is starring in an ABC series, "Freddie." Prinze's TV work is said to be tearing the couple apart:
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have hit back at reports that Prinze's new TV show "Freddie" is coming between the couple.
The pair have been besieged by reports the show in "tearing them apart" and are on the verge of splitting since Prinze signed up to his new sitcom last year.
A source told the New York Daily News that, "Ever since he started that show Freddie things were over."
It has also been widely reported that they have been living apart in recent weeks.
The couple's representative, Leslie Sloane Zelnick, has vehemently denied the rumors, insisting the couple is still, "completely together."
Zelnick also added that they'll be spending the weekend together at Zelnick's house in Connecticut.
It's rather suspect that their publicist is saying they're coming over to her house at the weekend. That seems like an afterthought, and something she may have come up with while on the phone with the Daily News.
Reader Millie e-mailed me to say that she's still wearing loose tops on the set of her new film, and that she does look pregnant. Loose outfits are the style now, though, and it may not mean anything. Take a look at these pictures from "A Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing" and see for yourself. [via]
Prinze, 30, and Gellar, 29, have been married since 2002. We'll have to wait and see if their marriage is in trouble and/or if they're having a baby.
X17 loves to point out Britney's foibles, and their latest blog post tries to rile everyone up with a picture of Britney in the back of her Escalade holding Sean Preston. We don't see the car taking off with Sean Preston in Britney's lap, but it's implied.
Britney probably does all sorts of things that put her baby in danger, and maybe she's only caught a fraction of the time. Now that she's got a bad record, though, people are blaming her for things she hasn't even done. What do you think?
We admit that it’s quite possible that Britney slipped Sean Preston into a car seat when our cameras found her at Nobu yesterday, but given her track record and pictures like the one above, how exactly would you interpret things?...
Like we said, we may not have seen everything – but this is what we saw. What do you see here?
Commentors are pretty annoyed that X17 doesn't bother to show Britney put Sean in his carseat, but did she do it? You can see the seat in the back.
BELFAST is looking to challenge London as the libel capital of the world as some of America’s biggest stars, including the singers Britney Spears and Whitney Houston, prepare to sue through its courts.
Spears is to sue the National Enquirer, based in Florida, for reports that her marriage to Kevin Federline was at an end. She is also suing seven other US and British publications that repeated the claims.
Foreign claimants have long been attracted to London because of the strict libel laws, but Belfast offers the prospect of high payouts, faster justice and lower costs.
Paul Tweed, senior partner at Johnson’s solicitors, who has been instructed by Spears, said he was also being consulted by Houston, Paula Abdul, the singer, and Steve Bing, film producer and father of Liz Hurley’s son Damian...
One law firm, which represents American celebrities suing in London, said: “They come to the UK because it is a good place to sue. In the US there is a public figure defence which means that if you have celebrity status you can’t sue anybody in America unless you can show that they acted from malice.”
Paul Tweed, senior partner at Johnson’s solicitors, who has been instructed by Spears, said he was also being consulted by Houston, Paula Abdul, the singer, and Steve Bing, film producer and father of Liz Hurley’s son Damian.
Belfast has similar libel laws to England, but waiting lists are shorter and the costs can be 75% lower. Many cases go to juries, which make higher awards. In one Belfast case Barney Eastwood, the boxing promoter, received an award of £450,000, the highest in Irish legal history.
If an American publication does not have assets in Britain, Tweed sues distributors and website hosts. He is currently taking action against Yahoo!
It doesn't seem fair that celebrities can just file suit from England or Ireland in order to get around US libel laws, but major corporations avoid paying taxes by incorporating overseas. Exploiting tax and legal loopholes is just one of the ways that people hold onto their undeserved millions.
Here is Britney with Sean Preston and her mom and sister outside of Nobu. K-Fed was there, too, but is not pictured. There was supposedly a paparrazi fight as photographers jockied for pictures of the pregnant star. TMZ has a video of it, with people saying "back off" and swearing, but it doesn't seem as exciting as they make it out to be. We were hoping for some punches and hair-pulling.
Thanks to Millie for pointing out the other two pictures leaked from Angelina Jolie's baby shower. [via] People are saying that it's crappy of one of their friends to shop the pictures around, but that it's likely that they're stolen. One commentor on DListed notes that there's a rumor that one of Brad's bodyguards is behind it.
The photo of Angelina and Zahara on the beach is lovely, and it's nice to see Brad and Angelina laughing and looking like they're having a good time.
We'll have to wait and see where these photos turn up and who gets threatened with a lawsuit. It's sure to be big news come Monday.
His portraits are stylized views of the subjects and can be revealing but aren't realistic enough to embarass. Bachardy uses heavy strokes, shading and light to make peop look slightly cartoonish. Angelina's pictures are sure to be tasteful and probably don't give away much more of her naked body than we've already seen.
Meanwhile Angelina has brought Shiloh to visit her ailing mother, French actress Marcheline Bertrand, in LA. Bertrand has been under care for cancer, and was not well enough to fly to Namibia to see her grandchild after the birth. (thanks xiaoecho!)
The trainwreck that is Britney Spears just hit another small child left wandering on the tracks by its bad mother. She went on national primetime television without consulting her publicist, got rid of Perry, the one good thing that's happened to her since she busted a knee and hooked up with K-Fed, and dyed her trademark blonde hair black.
"Neither of her publicists, Leslie Sloane Zelnick or Nanci Ryder, showed up," said our source. Spears insisted on doing her own hair and makeup - a regrettable decision. Web sites derided her hair as a "rat's nest" and, when she started crying during the interview, one of her fake eyelashes fell off. "When [the NBC crew] got there, they thought they had the wrong day . . . During the interview, no one was there to rein things in," we're told.
Spears, when asked about Kevin Federline being with a pregnant Shar Jackson when they first met, shot back, "Julia Roberts' husband had a pregnant wife when he hooked up with Julia, but no one ever talked about that!" Spears wore flip-flops, a see-through tank and micro-mini jeans. Reps tried to control the damage on Friday. "They asked NBC not to release footage to places like E!," said a source. Asked why Spears was on her own for the interview, Sloane Zelnick said, "Britney is a grown-up and makes her own decisions."
Britney probably popped into the local CVS to make her own decision to dye her hair this jet black color. Everyone thought it was a poor wig disguise at first, but now it's clear that this is Britney's own hair. (plus extensions.)
The poor girl must have thought she was trying to escape from the paparrazi "Fugitive" style, but she just managed to make herself a more interesting target.
Readers noted after seeing the pictures of Britney and Sean Preston riding around in a golf cart last week that the tot looked sunburned. Yesterday's photographs show his red little face and head. Britney would say "stuff happens with kids," but it doesn't usually happen if you take a little time for precautions. Britney may make her own decisions, but they affect her child and she needs a lot of help.
Suri Cruise was born three months ago and there's not even a single picture of the tot covered up. She must have a vitamin D deficiency because considering all the paparrazi that follow Cruise and Holmes around she surely hasn't seen the light of day.
Tom brought the Miracle Baby over to the Amblin compound a couple of Fridays ago to take pictures of the baby with Steven Spielberg. Tom brought two giant black SUVs, a couple of REALLY large bodyguards, Katie, and the baby. I saw it (the M.B.) only from afar, but it looks like a regular baby.
This is the first "eyewitness" report we've had on this baby, and it's less than credible. We will sort of believe that the baby exits when we see it, but too much time has passed and we're going to buy into one of the "conspiracy" theories soon. (It's not a conspiracy if it's true!)
Scientology has brainwashed Tom into thinking any kind of publicity for himself is good, but that his little baby, who would soften public opinion of him if she actually exists and is photographed, should be shielded from public view. They're trying to keep him down and it's working.
Here is Tom at a photocall in Tokyo for Mission Impossible III. Director JJ Abrams, Maggie Q, Tom Cruise, Keri Russell and producer Paula Wagner are also shown.
Wireimage has these beautiful pictures of Rachel Weisz, Darren Aronofsky and their two-week old mystery baby. Oscar winner Weisz, 35, is engaged to director Aronofsky, whose work includes "Requiem for a Dream." Wireimage didn't even list the baby's name in the captions for these pictures, simply calling him the couple's son, but Rachel-Weisz.net says he's called "Henry Chance," which is quite normal for a celebrity baby.
Weisz must be a dedicated mommy because she didn't even take time out to wash her hair for this photoshoot.
The vacation is still on, but we're back posting sooner than expected because it's just not work to us to talk trash about celebrities.
In Britney's Dateline Interview she comes off defensive, rude, and dumb. She's even chewing gum, just like when she was announcing her pregnancy on Letterman! At one point she breaks down and cries when Lauer asks her "what do you think it will take to get the paparrazi to leave you alone?" While I feel sorry for her and don't blame her for crying, she didn't handle the first part of the questioning well at all.
She says of the incident where Child Protective Services visited her for Sean Perston's high chair fall that "they didn't have to come, the doctor there made them come because I didn't bring my doctor there with me." The doctor there made them come because her child was injured and they're required by law to contact Children and Family Services. That's idiotic to suggest the reason was because she didn't bring another doctor. She seems not to understand that is how CPS works.
When asked by Lauer if she tripped on her pants during the near baby-drop fiasco, she says, "I think, uh, actually, I didn't trip on anything, there was, a NY street, it was cobblestone... I think it was mixture of so many paparrazi and just how the road was all messed up, me just trying to get in the car." The road was perfecly flat and paved and not cobblestone at all. I live in Europe where there are real cobblestone streets and people manage to walk around holding all sorts of shit without stumbling and falling.
No fucking mention of the highball glass she was carrying at the time, and no admission of even partial guilt or regret for the incident. She blows it off, saying "accidents happen" and using the ridiculous example of her brother's multiple motorcycle accident at age 13 as a comparison. "Stuff happens with kids," she explains. Britney, you fucking idiot, you have total responsibility for your baby's safety and he's not the same as an adolescent boy.
She says she was crying afterwards because people were trying to take her picture, not because she almost hurt Sean. She also cals a woman ignorant for trying to take her picture at the time. "Ignorant" is not an adjective Britney should introduce into a conversation.
"There will be plenty more oopses, I'm human." Yes you are, and you're richer than 99.99% of the world. You can fucking hire someone to help you talk to the press and act like you actually take responsibility for your actions and care about your infant son.
"You have to realize that we're people, and we need privacy, and we need respect. Those are just things that you have to have as a human." This is your job, Britney, figure it out. The paparrazi are terrible and all but you need to find a better way to cope.
She does seem to love Sean even though she won't admit to any guilt or responsibility for his frequent safety mishaps.
Later in the interview she's in her element when talking about her music and her work, and she explains her brief involvement with the Kabbalah cult well. She has a new clothing line for children coming out, called "Baby Soul Rock and Roll," and she seems quite excited and happy about it.
While things seem to be looking up for her, she needs professional media coaching and she should never have done this interview.
A satirical site called Postcards from the Pug Bus carried a pretty funny and mildly convincing article that proported that Britney told Matt Lauer in her upcoming interview that she's going to give birth in Namibia just like Angelina. Postcards from the Pug Bus is like The Onion and makes up funny shit that kind of sounds true.
Britney would make a dumb-ass decision like that, and with yesterday's news that she changed her baby on the floor of a Victoria's Secret, it's easy to believe.
The first half of the Pug Bus article contains real details about the interview that are already known. The quotes that follow about Namibia give away the fact that this is made up:
Mr. Lauer did ask Ms. Spears why she had chosen Namibia for the birth of her child.
"Kevin has always been a fan of African-American culture," she replied. "I'm sure he'll feel at home there, rapping with all the natives. Besides, there's lots of quiet unpaved roads where Sean Preston and I can go driving."
Ms. Spears also said that Namibia reminds her of California "because it's on the ocean and there's lots of sand. So if Sean Preston fell off his swing and landed on his head, there's less chance he would be hurt and we'd have those snoops from child welfare up our butts all the time."
Finally, said Ms. Spears, "I heard that Namibia has laws that let celebrities say whether or not journalists are allowed in the country. That's so important, even more important than getting the same villa that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had."
The president of Namibia has supposedly written a personal letter of gratitude to Angelina Jolie to thank her for doing more for the African nation by choosing to pop out her baby there than his tourism budget for the next century:
President Sam Nujoma is so grateful for the way the actress and her partner Brad Pitt turned the eyes of the world towards his country, he has sent them a personal note, according to American magazine In Touch.
President Nujoma writes: "For the first time ever, our entire nation can agree on something - how wonderful it is that you chose Namibia for your special day.
"You didn't just birth a child but a new era for our new country. If we are the UN's baby, then you, as one of its greatest supporters, are among its founding mothers.
"Never forget, you and your family will always have a home here."
The President is among those attempting to push a Namibian new national day - to mark baby Shiloh's May birth.
If it's true that Namibia is going to declare Shiloh's birthday a national holiday that just seems like overkill after this over-the-top letter. Angelina is a "founding mother" of Namibia indeed. Do you think someone made this shit up? It sounds too good to be true. Of course Namibia is grateful but this letter is too much.
In related fake news, Star is saying that chain-smoking Aniston plans to confront Angelina for being a homewrecker. I totally doubt this is true.
Star also claims that Angelina wants to move back to France as soon as Brad is finished filming "Oceans 13," and that Brad wants to get married but Angelina's against it.That sounds more likely. From their e-mail newsletter:
A source tells Star that the couple will reside in the US as long as Brad’s filming and then head to Paris when he’s finished. Angelina told a friend that she likes Paris because, “French law strictly limits intrusions by paparazzi- and the locals’ attitude helps, too. ‘People there,’ she told her friend, ‘just disregard us.’” The second issue the couple has to address is whether or not to hire a nanny. Angelina says she, “didn’t have three kids so she could leave them with someone. She insists on being a full-time, hands-on mom.” Brad is determined to hire a nanny to make time for the two of them. However, Angelina “wants to show him that she can be the perfect lover and the perfect mom…If that doesn’t work, she’ll deal with the nanny question then.” Lastly, is the thought of marriage. Brad wants to be married but Angelina is against it, “To Angelina, marriage is just a formality – and I don’t think she needs it to prove her devotion.”
This is not big news since Angelina has been calling the shots and already dragged the family to her mother's native France. No matter where they go they'll be hounded by photographers, though, because there were plenty of pictures of the Jolie-Pitts when they were in Paris.
It's all well and good for Angelina to say she doesn't need a nanny when she already has a chef, maid, and personal security staff to do her bidding. It must be easier to focus on your role as mother when there aren't a ton of other things to do.
Britney Spears' "Eeewww!" factor is apparently on the rise. The pregnant pop tart did more than just pick up a few pink thongs at the Victoria's Secret in Mission Viejo, Calif. According to Us Weekly, she got down on the floor next to the cash register and changed 9-month-old Sean Preston's dirty diaper. "Britney then tried to hand it to an employee," says a source. "The salesperson wouldn't take it." Silver lining? No eBay-ed diaper.
She could have changed his diaper in the car, a nearby bathroom, or in the dressing room, but instead she used the floor in a high traffic area of the store. How "country" of her.
Perry may be hot, but he's a novice in the baby department and what Britney needs is an all-purpose baby coach to advise her on safety and etiquette issues. In other words - she needs some class!
She says the tabloids are too hard on her and that they've gone too far, but she continues to make deliberate dumb mistakes.
Here are screencaps from Britney's interview with Matt Lauer, which airs in its entirety tonight on Dateline. Thanks to BreatheHeavy.com for these photos and the composite image above. They also have portions of Britney's upcoming interview transcribed.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale show off little two and a half week-old Kingston in OK! Magazine.
NoDoubtWeb has a reprint of the OK! accompanying story, which mostly focuses on Gwen's fashion sense, how cute and likeable the family is, and the fact that Gwen plans to shape up quickly:
Since the birth Gwen, who managed to keep at the forefront of fashion throughout her pregnancy, has not let motherhood stand in the way of getting back into shape. Looking forward to motherhood, she said: 'I'm hoping my children will save me from my vanity.' But the owner of one of the most famously toned turns in the business has already started training again and was even spotted out jogging just a week after the birth. Speaking before the birth, Gwen admitted: 'I'm looking forward to my post-pregnancy diet and I'm going to train.'
Famous for bearing her midriff, there are rumours Gwen is now planning to cover up her Caesarean scar with a tattoo of roses and angels.
Gwen and Gavin's completed family comes almost 11 years after they first met and four years after they tied the knot in wedding ceremonies in LA and London. Speaking about their relationship, Gavin said: 'She's a top girl. We're made for each other.'
The couple currently split their time between their homes in Los Feliz, California and the Primrose Hill area of north London.
Gwen, Gavin and little Kingston plan to move to a bigger house in California. The home where they now live in Los Feliz was purchased by Gwen in 1998 and seems too small for the growing family.
X17online, which seems to be the official blog of the X17 paparrazi photo agency, claims to have an exclusive with pictures that show Britney getting into the front seat of her gas-guzzling Escalade with nine month-old Sean Preston. As commentors note, it's impossible to tell if she sits with SP on her lap as she has so eloquently defended as a "country" practice, or if she climbs into the back of the huge vehicle to put him safely in his carseat. Given Britney's reputation, it's hard to speculate whether she would have learned yet that people are watching her and that she needs to be careful, or if she would behave according to stereotype and continue to make dumb decisions that threaten her baby's safety. We're not sure, and are posting these pictures to get your comments.
Here is also a video preview of Britney's Dateline interview, which airs in part on Thursday morning on the Today Show and can be seen in full in a special that evening. She seems really pitiful, and I wish she would just lay low for a while and try to get her identity back rather than granting an interview. Sure she wants people to know that everything is just fine with her sad relationship, but she can't keep it together and shouldn't be talking to the press.
People are saying she's bloated or whatever, but she really looks pregnant to me. Look how she poses defensively on the red carpet, holding her hands over her stomach and looking like she's trying to hide something. I think she's wearing a girdle here but still has a bump. It's below her belly button, not in the stomach area where it should be. If you look at the candid of her outside the Rodin museum, you can see a definite rounding. I may be wishing and hoping for this, since it would make such juicy gossip considering the situation, but I do believe it's true.
Life and Style Weekly is reporting that Aniston is pregnant. Yes I know that doesn't make it true, but someone else is reporting it!
Here is Aniston at a "Break Up" screening and photocall in Germany on June 12th and at the gardens of the Rodin museum in Paris on June 11th.
In an interview with Matt Lauer to air in Thursday night, Britney defends driving with her baby on her lap, saying that she often sat on her dad's lap as a child while he was behind the wheel, and that the practice is "country":
She drew criticism earlier this year when she was photographed with her infant son, Sean, sitting on her lap as she drove. She cautions against judging her.
"I did it with my dad. I'd sit on his lap and I drive," the Louisiana native said. "We're country."
In this case "country" is code for "stupid," which is sure to piss off non city-dwellers everywhere.
Britney also defends her marriage with the absent Kevin, saying it's awesome that he's not living in the basement:
Britney Spears says her marriage to Kevin Federline is "awesome," and scrutiny from the paparazzi has made her an "emotional wreck."
Opening up in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer to be aired Thursday on the Today show and Dateline, the 24-year-old singer says it's not true that Federline is living in the basement, as some media have reported.
The paparazzi have "crossed the line a little bit" by showing her in private moments, she added. She also defended her parenting skills, saying, "I know I'm a good mom."
It's not true that Kevin's living in the basement because he's sleeping on a friend's couch in an apartment in Studio City, California and hasn't seen Britney in weeks. In her book that's awesome because Kevin is even more "country" than she is and she's afraid he'll endanger Sean Preston if he comes back to smoke up the house again with his pals.
It's sad that she thinks the paparrazi is the cause of her emotional state, but she should blame Kevin for that, not the hoards of photographers that follow her everywhere.
Tobey Maguire and his longtime love Jennifer Meyer are getting ready for their first baby. “Jennifer is pregnant,” a source tells Star. “It’s still early, so they aren’t talking about it publicly yet, but they are really happy.” Spider-Man star Tobey, 30, and Jennifer, 29, a Los Angeles-based jewelry designer and the daughter of Universal Studios executive Ron Meyer, began dating in 2003. The couple, who share a home in Los Angeles, got engaged in April, when Tobey gave her a ring from Tiffany. “Tobey said right away she was the one, and looks like he was right,” says the source.
“The big question for them now is do they get married now, before the baby is born, or do they wait so Jennifer can fit into the wedding dress of her dreams!” Tobey’s rep, Kelly Bush, told Star, “I do not comment on his private life.”
We reported six weeks ago that Maguire and Meyer were recently engaged, as reported by Page Six. They were said to have visited an ObGyn together at the end of March, so Meyer is probably further along than this article suggests.
The $9 million Malibu estate has been buzzing with workers this week. They're finishing off the security system, which includes an elaborate set of cameras pointing in every direction.
Most telling, TMZ is told that yesterday a white van arrived at the house and delivered a "massive amount of liquor." As one eyewitness says, it was: "magnums of everything."
The word from the crew is that the famous couple and their kids are arriving this weekend. A cleaning crew has been working feverishly this week and construction workers have been there seven days a week.
As one eyewitness tells TMZ, the entire house is set up for kids. Before the couple left for Namibia, the tennis court was tented and converted into a giant playroom -- especially for Maddox's 4-wheel toys. The party tent was taken down after they left, but this week it was put back up.
As for accommodations in the four bedroom house, Brad and Angelina have the master suite, and each uses a bedroom for an office. That leaves one bedroom left for Maddox, Zahara and baby Shiloh. We're told there is baby furniture in that fourth room, but the word is that Shiloh will sleep in the master suite with Brad and Angelina.
The joke at the house is that all of Brads expensive art is now up, along with his other pricey furnishings and everyone there "is wondering what he's going to do when the kids start destroying it."
We're told there will be a heavy presence of guards 24/7, but there's still a problem. It's a glass house -- literally -- and the paparazzi have a clean view from the ocean, where they often kayak. A solution to this issue has not been figured out yet.
In terms of the glass house offering a clear view from the ocean, there will probably be a tarmac put up to block the paparrazi just like at the Burning Shore Resort in Namibia.
The best part of the story is the fact that Brad and Angelina plan to have Shiloh sleep in the master bedroom with them. It's a lot easier on mom and dad to have a newborn in the same room as they can respond quickly when she wakes to nurse, and everyone will get more sleep. It also sounds sweet and like they are loving parents.
This news seems accurate, because Brad and Angelina admitted during their Namibian press conference that they planned to return to the states within a few days. It should be a lot more comfortable in California for Brad, who was said to be fed up with the heat and seclusion in Africa. Will Angelina be content to stay in Malibu with her new family? We doubt it. Once Shiloh is a little older she's bound to hightail it to France.
TMZ also has a video of Brad and Angelina's press conference. Angelina talks about moving to Africa, International Refugee Day, and their donation to Namibian hospitals. Brad doesn't say anything and is out of the frame until the end, when he kind of smirks and then catches himself and tries to look serious. She is pretty good at talking to the press and he seems content to let her do her thing.
"No, I have not talked about having kids with Jennifer," he says. "I think [having children] takes a lot of focus, takes a lot of attention. I think it would be nice at some point to have a different priority in something else as you've sort of done stuff and challenged yourself, I think that time would come. But not any time in the near future for me, I don't think."
We commented at the time that it sounds like Vince wants kids, just not with Jen.
Here are high quality images thanks to Hollywood's Best from "The Break-Up" Australian Premiere on 6/5, press conference on 6/6, Chicago premiere on 5/29 and LA premiere on 5/22. She has a definite bump at all of these events.
For comparison, the last row has pictures of Aniston outside "The Late Show" on 5/24. Her stomach is perfectly flat there, so there is a chance that she is bloated in the other pictures. The woman is thin and toned though, and the bump is pretty pronounced, so we are inclined to think she's pregnant.
Thanks to reader Millie for e-mailing me to let me know that I'm not Obsessed had the Shilloh baby pictures that are coming out in People and Hello!. Unfortunately they had to be taken down, but we're under the radar for now and found them on the Saving Face Forum. This family is so cute that we feel sort of bad questioning Shiloh's parentage.
In the press conference with Brad yesterday, Angelina dismissed claims that she may marry the supposed father of her newborn baby, saying that they are committed to their children, but that "to have a ceremony on top of it is nothing." Getting married is nothing indeed, Angelina, especially when you have no plans to do it.
"Angelina Jolie has been struggling with the most explosive Hollywood secret ever! Brad Pitt may not be the father of here newborn daughter, a source tells The Enquirer!"
Sources tell the mag that Angelina told pals she slept w/another man before getting pregnant, and now is worried that Brad may not be the baby daddy! Throughout her entire pregnancy sources say she suffered quietly after doing the math that lead her to fear Brad might not be the father. If you remember back in November, I covered a story that was featured in In Touch Weekly (check it here) that claimed Angelina's ex Jonny Lee Miller was goin' about town saying shit like he was still boinking Angelina and that Brad would be very upset if he ever found out. NE claims that Angie is totally freaked out about losing her man and desperately wants to keep him away from his ex Jennifer Aniston. She reportedly wants to pack up the family, stay outta Malibu (Jen's territory) and move it to France. If Angie has it her way, they'll be living there for years to come!
If Brad is a cuckhold (I just love using that word) that's obviously much worse than having to deal with moving around the world at your girlfriend's whim, and he might not put up with it!
The Enquirer could have made this up in order to move copies, but given Angelina's sexual past it's kind of believable. That's incredible! At least the baby is passably Brads for now. We'll have to see what she looks like when she grows into her features.
Here's the latest real picture of the world's most famous couple and baby from People Magazine. (Thanks Millie!)
The rest of the pictures come out in People this Friday, June 9th.
I'm starting to feel sorry for Marc Anthony. Not only is he married to Jennifer Lopez, he also looks like he's suffering from an intestinal disorder or is addicted to heroin. He really needs to take some vitamins and do a liver cleanse. Maybe J.Lo feels sorry for him too, which would explain the record-breaking nearly two year length of her latest marriage. Or she could just be such an ambitious woman that she refuses to give up on Anthony's sperm. She might think that since he already has three children he's got to have it in him to produce one more, even if he looks like he's at death's door.
TMZ quotes a boutique store employee as saying that Lopez still had flat abs when she shopped there with her new friend Leah Remini last week, and The Post Chronicle claims that J.Lo told an insider that the paparrazi are following her constantly because they think she's pregnant. According to a thinly veiled work of fiction about J.Lo, she deliberately tries to get the press to think she's pregnant for publicity purposes.
In these latest photos if her leaving the gym with Leah Remini [via] and at the 2006 Crystal & Lucy Awards, [via] she doesn't look pregnant at all.
Aniston, 37, tried to be brave about the news, which broke two weeks ago, by calling Pitt's mother Jane to send her best wishes.
But pals are concerned the former "Friends" star is still traumatized over Pitt's new life with Angelina Jolie.
Aniston's friend Tiffany Laws tells Britain's Star magazine, "Jen just burst into tears.
"She tried to cover it up in front of Vince but he assured her it was OK to cry.
"Jen called Brad's mom to offer her congratulations but couldn't get through.
"I think she had the feeling, 'That could have been my baby.'"
This could be true, but it's too personal for a friend to blab about to some random British gossip rag and we doubt it.
Jen may say she wants children but she balked when asked by Regis if she ever babysits Courtney Cox's daughter, Coco, practically shouting "No!".
The good news for Jen is that her career may be salvaged even if she is indifferent and infertile. "The Break Up" did much better than expected at the box office and bested "X-Men 3" despite terrible reviews.
Here she is at a press conference for "The Breakup" in Sydney. Thanks to Hollywood's Best for these photos.
Britney Spears was photographed working out on Monday! She was even wearing makeup. This is good news for Britney. She's learning to drive stick, has a new car and a new male nanny and may be divorcing Kevin finally. Now that she's working out you can be sure that she's getting out of the rut she's been in since hurting her ankle in 2004 and shacking up with K-Fed.
Britney is said to be planning to design her own line of baby clothes a la Gwen Stefani. She's reportedly bored and doodling sketches for an infant fashion line aimed at high-end boutiques:
According to The Sun, he pregnant singer said: “I’ve spent so much shopping for Sean I thought, ‘I could do that and have people paying me a fortune.’”
A friend of Britter’s added: “She’s had a lot of time on her hands where it’s just her and Sean and she would doodle designs. She’s really creative and loves doing it.
“She’s designed a little punk rock outfit, a hip hop outfit and a sharp suit. They’re so cute! I think she’ll try and get boutiques to sell them. She doesn’t want to fund it herself.”
Britney has terrible fashion taste, but people are going to market and buy that crap if this story is true. My son has several outfits that people have bought him with ears and tails on them. It's not like you can humiliate a baby by dressing him in dumb clothing. Babies are just about the only demographic that Britney can safely design for.
Here she is at the gym. Thanks to breatheheavy.com for these photos, which were supposedly taken two days ago on June 5th.
Thanks to commentor Tink for pointing out that Shiloh has teeth in the picture of her on the cover of "Hello!" magazine that came out today. This means it's probably a clever PhotoShop job. I couldn't find any pictures of Angelina looking down like this, but if you've seen a similar image that could have been used to make this composite please let me know.
Only one in 2,000 babies is born with teeth, though. The vast majority sprout their first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age.
It's possible, but improbable that this picture is real. If this is a real photo, Shiloh is rarer than we thought.
Update: Thanks to everyone who commented and pointed out that:
a) Teeth in newborns is not that rare
b) This could be camera glare on the baby's gums, which may be calloused from breastfeeding
c) These pictures are real because everyone's getting cease and desist letters to pull them. (Except for me, since I'm under the radar. Maybe next week they'll threaten me. In the mean time, I have no clue.)
There's a report in Life and Style that Tom Cruise is upsetting Katie by putting baby Suri on a "Baby Einstein" regimen geared toward helping the newborn infant become a genius. "Baby Einstein" is based on psuedo science and isn't effective, but Tom Cruise believes that vitamins can cure depression so it's understandable that he would fall for their marketing.
The friend also tells the magazine the battle has spread to the infant's toys which reportedly have now been shoved into a corner to make room for pile of the "genius" toys.
The friend also details - according to the report - that Katie believes this may be pushing the two-month old infant too far and Tom may be expecting too much.
"Just when Katie thought things were settling down, now she has to deal with flashcards and DVDs," the friend tells L&S.
"Her quiet time with Suri has been reduced to only a brief period before bedtime."
Babies learn by interacting with others. "Baby Einstein" offers a decent collection of DVDs to pop in if you need to take a shower or get a break from your baby, but they are not educational, according to most experts. Poor Suri and Katie need to spend time together playing and relaxing, but if this is true Tom is imposing his manic over-the-top expectations on his tiny newborn.
Suri may be made up too. We haven't seen pictures of her yet, and the paparazzi hasn't managed to score a single candid - even far-off - of the newborn. Katie Holmes was said to have brought Suri to Ohio with her to visit her family. If that's true, she must have brought the Scientology security force along too, because resourceful photographers didn't get a single snap. We've already seen Kingston Rossdale wrapped up leaving the hospital, and Shiloh's pictures are coming out in People soon. What the hell is going on with Suri?
The 42-year-old actor is reportedly angry the mother of his new daughter has been spending so much time with her burly minder Mickey Brett, 49, who she describes as her "rock".
Brett has been protecting the 'Tomb Raider' actress and the couple's adopted children - Maddox, 4, and 16-month-old Zahara - during the family's stay at Namibia's Burning Short Lodge where Angelina prepared for the birth of new baby Shiloh Nouvel.
A source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "It's a platonic relationship but Brad gets jealous because she lets Mickey help her out of cars and allows him to tell her to rest up - something he isn't allowed to do."
Angelina, 30, has asked the minder, who she sees as her baby's spiritual guardian, to become godfather to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt.
The source added: "Angelina is a tough woman who hates guys patronising her but there's something about the way Mickey looks after her that she likes."
If that's true it doesn't bode well for Pitt, who's been widely blasted for serving as Angelina's nanny, adopting her hobbies and interests, and generally catering to her every whim. Angelina may seem like she wants a "yes" man, but wimpy guys are easily discarded. Brad may look like less of a man when compared to a tough security guard who can set limits with Angelina.
Mickey Brett is considered a thug and is said to be responsible for the heavy-handed tactics of the Jolie-PItt security force in Namibia. Journalists have been followed, threatened, and beaten senseless for trying to get pictures of the famous family. Brett was suspected in the 1993 hiring death of a British tycoon, but was eventually cleared of charges due to lack of evidence
Pitt is said to be fed up with the heat and seclusion in Africa, and it's reported that he plans to move the family back to the states in early July so that he can start work on "Oceans 13."
Here are pictures of Pitt taken in NY about a year ago. [via]
"So I had to contribute a tid bit I heard when I was working for 20th Century Fox (in an executive position that will go unnamed) ... we produced 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'. Angie and Brad were indeed having sex on that film, and she apparently gave him some STD's, and that's how Jennifer Aniston first found out ... If you are young, like Angelina Jolie, and healthy, the reason for c-section is almost always herpes. Jennifer Garner is another herpes mom, Madonna another. Both delivered small babies by c-section. Katie Holmes is another."
This would have been partially believable if it were not for the fact that the writer speculates that most all celebrities who had C-Sections recently did so due to herpes. Unnecessary C-Sections are incredibly common, and Angelina's baby was said to be breech. It's also completely untrue that most cesearians in healthy young women are due to herpes.
Brad and Angelina may not have anticipated the hysterical Spoonerism of their baby's name, but they did prepare for her blogging future. They're not taking any chances and had their lawyers snatch up most variations of the Shiloh Pitt domain name on Saturday when the baby was born.
PopBitch also states that Angelina and Brad's thugs are so unrelentless that they followed a journalist home and totally harrassed her. They also say that a female journalist got the scoop on Angelina's birth by sleeping with one of the male doctors at Swakopmund Cottage Hospital:
Journalists in Namibia covering the birth of the new messiah, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, are being subjected to harrassment, intimidation and threats. One journalist who was suspected of leaking the scoop that Angelina had given birth has been followed by a local heavy for days. She noticed a man hanging around her
house, following her everywhere, so she went to the police. On her return to her house the
man knocked on her door, introducing himself with the chilling phrase, "I am not a psychopath or a killer, but...", before telling the stringer that he'd been hired to scare her: give her "a taste of her own medicine". What's even more galling is that the journalist was entirely innocent of being the leak. That award goes to an
enterprising American female reporter who managed to check into the Cottage Medi- Clinic in Swakopmund, and shagged one of the doctors in order to get the scoop.
I do like Angelina and Brad, and I think they meant well by holing up in Namibia, but their staff is out of control and it makes them look like clueless squatters. It's also a sad commentary on the state of the gossip media when a "journalist" trades sex for a story. (If you send stories I'll give you a shout out at least. Just send me tips at info@celebitchy dot com.)
Everyone was confused about Britney's new baby-loving male companion. Some claimed it was her producer, J.R. Rotem and there was even one crazy rumor that we zealously reported that Britney was having an affair with her producer and that the baby she's carrying might be his.
Later the guy was confirmed to be Britney's male nanny, who perhaps does double-duty as a bodyguard. People were calling him by the uncommon name "Perry."
Britney Spears was spotted out and about Wednesday in Malibu. But this time, the songstress had company -- and it wasn't Kevin Federline!
Baby crazy Brit was seen holding little Sean P. in her arms as the mystery man pushed the stroller in Malibu.
Now only "Extra" has the dish. Sources say the hunk is Britney's new nanny, Henry, and he was simply accompanying Brit on a mommy and me outing in the seaside town.
We caught up with Henry as he purchased flowers, and it looked like this tough guy wasn't scared of a little paparazzi loving. When asked if he was Brit's security, he simply smiled and walked away.
Britney has an absent and soon to be ex - husband, but she has a sweet male nanny and a brand new Porsche! She was spotted out in the hot new convertible taking driving lessons so that she can learn to drive standard.
She's giving the bird and hopefully the boot to Kevin, and taking back her life.
Here is Britney out driving her new car with a male instructor - not the manny. [via]
Anna Nicole Smith, 38, has been rumored to be pregnant with her second child. It's now said to be true according to her paparrazo lover. She is said to be five months along. Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern, claims that Anna wants the man who claims to be the father of her baby out of her life. Anna's lover says her bitter lawyer just wants to get into her maternity pants:
Howard K. Stern tells TMZ emphatically, "Anna wants that guy completely out of her life and obviously he is having trouble dealing with it." He also said, "You'll be able to find out soon enough [if she's pregnant]," but would not elaborate beyond that.
A source says Stern may be denying the pregnancy rumor because it would take the thunder out of an official announcement from Smith-- an announcement we're told she believes is worth a serious amount of money.
UPDATE 5:45PM ET: Larry Birkhead read Stern's response to TMZ and adds: "I was not going to discuss the matter publicly, but since Howard K. Stern is attempting to bash me... I have been told that I am expecting a child, I have seen the ultrasound and have spoken to doctors. I am very excited about the possibility of becoming a father. Howard needs to get past his own jealousy about the relationship between myself and his only client."
Poor Anna. If only she could get her hands on the billions of dollars she earned by servicing that withered old sick man, she wouldn't have to try to squeeze a mere five figures out of a gossip rag for the official pregnancy announcement. It's also bad news for Anna if that Howard Stern guy is her only lawyer. He doesn't seem qualified to have represented her in front of the Supreme Court.
It is possible that Pitt and Jolie have, according to a system fashionable in celebrity circles, named the baby after the location of its conception, but this is not immediately enlightening: there are better than 50 Shilohs in the US.
One suggestion is that the Hollywood couple named their first born after where they conceived. Shiloh is a place in California where the pair rendezvoused nine months ago while Brad was on a photo shoot.
That's dumb, especially since Shiloh is a weird name that's hard to pronouce. David and Victoria Beckham named their first son Brooklyn after his place of conception, but they're not as bright as the Jolie-Pitts and can be forgiven for using such a trite baby-naming convention. Brooklyn also isn't that bad of a name for a boy.
Not only is Shiloh going to have to live with that weird name, she'll be cursed with visions of her parents having sex when people ask her how she was given her unique moniker. Even if your parents are super hot like Brad and Angelina, you still don't want that image in your head.
OVER a Memorial Day weekend filled with Mideast carnage and death, I decided out of curiosity - and to escape real news - to click onto the Yahoo! "buzz log" category of most searched-for actors online.
I expected proud new parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to top the list. Nope. Miss Jolie was No. 5 out of the top 20. Mr. Pitt was the only male in the Top 20, at No. 17. Jessica Alba was No. 1. Interesting. Could it be that for all the media screeching, people aren't that fascinated by Brad and Angelina? Perhaps they really didn't have to go hide themselves away in Namibia, with all of that little country's official protection, to safely have their child? Maybe, like Tom and Katie, they could have had their baby right here in the good old U.S.A., with normal-type security. After all, nobody barged in on Miss Holmes in delivery, and surely her birth-giving was as eagerly anticipated as Angelina's. You know, privacy, when it is really wanted, can be achieved. When Brad married Jennifer Aniston, only one photo was released - a simple black-and-white shot of the then-happy couple. Nobody crashed the ceremony. John F. Kennedy Jr. was married and on his way to his honeymoon with Carolyn Bessette before the press even knew about it. What have Brad and Angelina accomplished with their mania for seclusion (aside from their generous financial donation to Namibia's natal care facilities - a lovely gesture)? Now the stakes to "get" them are even higher, now their re-entry to the United States will be a riot of attention. Now they will feel even more exhausted and beleaguered by the media.
By having Shiloh in Namibia Angelina did bring a lot of publicity to African causes, and she achieved some privacy through the brute force of the Namibian government and her own nasty security guards. It looks like she achieved her goal after all. Releasing a video doesn't sound like something she would bother with.
Gorgeous header illustration of the possibility of an ironically ugly Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt from Gallery of the Absurd.
In mid-March Reese was said to be trying for another baby to help save her marriage, and judging from these pictures things went according to plan. You can see a baby bump when the wind blows against this loose summer coverup she's wearing. When she's a little further along, she can be expected to acknowledge the pregnancy.
Thanks to Just Jared for posting these pictures of Reese and pointing out her baby bump. She is seen on the beach in Malibu with her daughter Ava, 6. Ryan is seen picking up takeout for his family.
Britney has been seen out with a cute young guy toting Sean Preston around, and we breathlessly reported Thursday that she's rumored to be dating her record producer, J.R. Rotem, and this may or may not be him. The guy was named as J.R. Rotem in earlier pictures of the two out getting coffee last week. Some people are still saying he's the record producer, while most claim he's the manny:
Britney Spears and manny take Sean Preston for a stroll in the park on a beautiful day. Don't be confused, since many sources claimed her nanny was JR Rotem. He is in fact the help.
Fresh text message I received yesterday from a source in LA:
'notice how she's looking better? With the lipstick and everything? She denies but she is totally in to this guy, not to have an affair but it's something fun, like a crush at work. We are all pretty excited because Kevin is really mad.'
The 'guy' in question is apparently some music producer who has been photographed on a couple of occasions with La Brit, even going so far as to strap on the Bjorn which, as we all know, is a helluva lot more than what that KF*cker is capable of. As I hear it, she's like a girl who has developed a new distraction, something that gets her up in the morning. And this is accounting for her marginally improved appearance.
In the only pictures we could find of Rotem, he looks similar to Britney's help, but it doesn't seem like the same guy. Britney was also photographed in her car with a guy said to be Rotem on 4/24 - before she canned her old nanny - and his hair is darker than this new guy.
If that is really producer J.R. Rotem, he's hanging out with Britney a lot and is going above and beyond by wearing the Baby Bjorn. We doubt it's the same guy.
If that's the Manny, he's not observant enough since Sean Preston is chewing on a piece of paper in the pictures below.
As to Britney's crush/affair and to whom it's with - the truth may be somewhere in between. She's taking better care of herself, and it could be due to the influence of her new male nanny. She also has had more public appearances lately, it's spring, and she's recording a new album. She's ready to dump K-Fed and her dumpy self.
Shiloh is a hebrew name of course, but it could mean several different things:
There is the Hebrew word, which means either "the peaceful one" or "the Messiah". Then there's the American civil war battle, named after the church in Tennessee around which Union troops made their fatefully under-fortified encampment. Battle and church are both feminine in French, but I'm not sure that matters. It is possible that Pitt and Jolie have, according to a system fashionable in celebrity circles, named the baby after the location of its conception, but this is not immediately enlightening: there are better than 50 Shilohs in the US.
A commentor on "A Socialite's Life" noted that Pitt also gave Zahara her middle name, Marley:
Brad's favorite, or most admired by him architect is Jean Nouvel, and so far most people are saying this is why Shiloh's middle name is what it is. Also learned that Brad gave Zahara her middle name of "Marley" because his favorite musician was/is Bob Marley. I guess this will be Jolie-Pitt's tradition where their children are concerned....their dad will give them their middle name.
Angelina should have let Brad name the baby, since Nouvel is a much prettier name - and much easier to pronounce - than Shiloh.
Here are some pictures courtesy of JustJared that were probably taken at the World Economic Forum with a cameraphone. Until they come back to the states, scrounging for old low-res pictures is probably as good as it gets.
Update: pictures are from the Mr. and Mrs. Smith set during a break from filming.
Both Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani were too posh to push and gave birth by cesarean section. *cough* wusses *cough* (Of course they may have been convinced by their doctors that they had legitimate medical reasons to have cesareans.)
Pop princess Britney Spears is reportedly having an affair with her pop producer Jonathan 'JR' Rotem. Rotem, who recently scored a number one hit with a song he produced for Rihanna, S.O.S, has been "hard at work" with Britney over the past few weeks. Now it appears that they have definately been hard at work in the studio, but not in the way originally thought! Britney is even considering getting a paternity test once her baby is born later this year because she may be unsure of the father. A friend close to Spears said last night, "Britney is terrified. She doesn't want Kevin or her mom to find out. She's been really unhappy with Kevin recently." This comes as another blow to Spears, 24, who last week almost dropped her tot on the street. Britney married backup dancer Kevin Federline in September 2004. They already have a son, 9 month old Sean Preston, together.
If it's true that's great news for Britney, and the support from her new boyfriend should help her dump Kevin! She reposted that poem damning K-Fed on her website, and everyone is saying that it means she's ready to go public with the break. The two haven't been seen together in weeks.
Here she is with her new boyfriend outside of a Starbucks in Malibu yesterday. Look how he holds the door open for her!
Update: Rotem is also working with K-Fed on his album, so it makes this a little harder to believe. Rotem has discussed Britney and Kevin's struggle with the hoardes of paparrazi that follow them and seems to feel sorry for the couple.
Also, I'm not sure it's Rotem in these pictures. Here is a picture of JR Rotem. Do you think it's the same guy? It could be an older picture of him. The nose and facial features are similar, but I'm just not sure.
Angelina Jolie's personal obstetrician has been flown to The Burning Shore resort where the famous family is staying in Namibia. The couple is said to have converted a suite in the hotel where Angelina will give birth. If Angelina doesn't have the baby by June 3rd, she'll be induced. Everyone agrees that the birth should be uneventful since she's super fit:
ANGELINA JOLIE will be a mum by 3 June (06). The actress and partner BRAD PITT have flown their obstetrician/gynaecologist to Namibia's Burning Shore resort, where the couple are preparing for labour. And, according to American publication Life + Style, the medic will induce labour at the beginning of next month (03JUN06) unless due Jolie delivers naturally before then. A source close to the couple says, "Doctors who have examined Angie say she should have a normal delivery with no complications." While a local Namibian doctor, who examined Jolie earlier this week (beg22MAY06), tells Life + Style, "She's in great physical and mental shape. I don't think there's going to be a problem with the baby or the mother." The insider claims one of the couple's suites at the Burning Shore resort has been turned into a delivery room.
Meanwhile there's a good reason why so few pictures of Angelina and Brad have come out lately. Photographers and journalists are really intimidated by the Namibian government and the thuggish Jolie-Pitt security team. Many are threatened with deportation, and one photographer spent a few days in jail before being released without charge:
Heavy-handed security men equipped with binoculars and walkie talkies threaten, chase and intimidate anyone who come within sight of the couple's Namibian coastal hideout.
The thugs have been backed up by the Namibian police, who have created their own special task force to patrol the Lang Stand beach. Unwelcome foreign journalists have been flushed out of their homes or hotels and sent packing under immigration orders. This weekend, one veteran photog was thrown into jail while pursuing a shot, and three French photographers have been ordered to leave Namibia or face arrest. The government has even taken the extreme step of decreeing that foreign journalists who want to cover the story must have approval from Brangelina before they can enter the country...
The perception in the world is that the couple are being swarmed by photographers. The reality is different. Much of the press is too scared to stick around.
Someone managed to snap Brad riding his bike with Zahara dangerously strapped on his back without a helmet, so there's at least one paparazzo around.
The first picture of the baby-to-be has commanded nearly $5 million from an American magazine. You can hardly blame photographers for hoping to secure their retirement with an unlikely shot of the newborn.
Update: Angelina's brother, James Haven, has been flown to Namibia. Jamie accompanied Angelina to the 2000 Oscars for her best supporting actress win, where Angelina sparked controversy by kissing him on the lips. She is now said to want Jamie by her side for the birth of her first biological child.
Damon enthuses, "We're due in mid-June, but who knows? We could be now.
"Yeah, they (my daughter and Violet) will have playdates. All we have to do is end up living in the same city!" The actor admits he is thrilled he is having a baby girl, because his step-daughter Alexia didn't want a brother.
He says, "Believe me, if it was a boy it would have been a big problem. She wasn't having it. She definitely wanted a sister."
That's so cute and those little girls are going to be adorable.
Here is the Affleck family out for breakfast in Cambridge. Look at how Jennifer Garner thanks the man who opens the door for her!
Has Brad Pitt been reading the Britney Spears Child-Care Manual?
Spears, who has been blasted for putting her baby, Sean, at risk during recent car trips, has some company now that safety watchdogs are nipping at Pitt.
Thursday, the actor went out for a bicyle ride in Langstrand, Namibia, with son Maddox Pitt-Jolie, 4, and daughter Zahara Pitt-Jolie, 16 months.
Maddox, who wore a helmet, peddled a tricyle. Zahara, who did not, rode in a blue papoose strapped to Brad's back. That's a no-no, according Debra Smiley Holtzman, author of "The Safe Baby."
"[Zahara] needs a helmet and closed-toe shoes," Holtzman tells Us Weekly, which features photos of the outing in its new issue. "And I highly recommend toddlers ride in a child trailer pulled by a bike. It's more stable and secure."
Baby Talk senior editor Christina Vercelletto agreed.
Makers of the baby-pack "specifically say, 'Do not use while riding a bike,'" Vercelletto told us. "[It] will affect your balance. The safest place for her would be in a toddler bike seat."
I have a safety seat for my kid on the back of my bike and he always wears a helmet. The thing is, he hates shoes and sometimes I let him ride barefoot. Maybe if I was famous someone more qualified than my nosy neighbor would point out my mistake.
Celebrities know more about the vaguaries of what's popular in expensive jeans and giant leather handbags than common things like childcare. Rear-facing child seats, helmets and properly installed seats on bikes - all this seems like common sense to us laypeople.
Maybe celebrities will start hiring baby experts for advice on how to keep their children safe and avoid public relations disasters. This reminds me of an episode of the Simpsons where Homer started a "Wee Care" baby proofing business. There seems to be quite a market for that type of service in Hollywood.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reportedly got into a big fight — that ended with Holmes deciding to take baby Suri to Ohio to introduce the two-month-old to family and friends. Tom, who is rumored to have a rocky relationship with Holmes’ parents, won’t be joining them, according to Life & Style Weekly
“He told Katie he wasn’t going, considering the bad relations between him and her family,” an “insider” told the mag. “Katie was really happy he said that, because she’d been afraid to admit to him that she didn’t want him to go.”
The couple allegedly had a “huge argument” which ended with Katie declaring, “I’m doing this and you can’t stop me.” Her rep denies the story.
Cruise reportedly decided to fly his fiancée and tot to Toledo, drop them off and fly back to pick them up.
The episode, however, may be giving Holmes second thoughts. A “confidant” of hers told the mag: “Katie’s very unhappy and beginning to realize she may have made a major mistake being with Tom.”
We do not like Tom and are not defending him - but it was nice of him to fly Katie to see her parents even if he's too stubborn to go too. Hopefully Katie's family will talk some sense into her and help her escape controlling Tom and the Scientologist handlers. Yesterday's report that Tom won't marry Katie until she's fully brainwashed by Scientologists may simply mean that Katie has real misgivings about the relationship and isn't ready to hand over her life and will to a crazy cult.
As an aside - wouldn't it be great if the first pictures published of Suri are paparrazi photos taken in Ohio? That would really rock.
We know we're always saying people look pregnant. That's half the fun of looking at celebrity pictures so you can't blame us. Sarah Michelle Gellar wore three different loose empire waist dresses while promoting her film "Southland Tales" at Cannes. In some of the HQ pictures from Cannes, shown in the first row below, it really looks like she's trying to hide something. She also put her hand over her stomach while on the red carpet - a telltale sign!
Gellar is 29 and has been married to Freddie Prinze Jr., 30, since September, 2002.
I play Krysta Now who is an adult film star but she’s also a reality television star, she has an album, she has a soda drink…she’s a multi industry and she’s in love with Boxer Santoros played by Dwayne (Johnson).
It sounds pretty interesting. We'll have to wait and see how the film is, and if Gellar is actually pregnant.
Angelina was supposedly in labor on Friday, and this story may explain that rumor, or it could be total b.s. like a lot of the stories about the Jolie-Pitts. Life and Style is reporting that Angelina is having early contractions:
On May 9, Brad's brother Doug Pitt was overheard saying that Angie was having early contractions.
This of course is basically normal but "Brad's freaking out," an insider tell the weekly magazine. Angelina is dealing with the worries in her own way, taking it in stride according to the report.
A friend of mine also had early contractions in her pregnancy, and everything turned out fine, so if it's true it's probably not much to worry about.
The couple's 16 month-old adopted baby, Zahara, is said to be suffering from a mystery illness that also has Brad and Angelina worried. Zahara has rickets, a bone disorder caused by a vitamin D deficiency, but this sounds like something else:
The stars have fallen out over how best to treat 16-month-old Zahara. The stricken tot has stopped sleeping properly, cries frequently and screams when put on her back.
Brad, 42, wants to take her to America for treatment but Angelina insists they must stay in Africa until their baby is born.
A source said: “Brad is absolutely beside himself. He’s desperate to take Zahara to the US for medical attention.
“But Angie insists on staying in Africa. It has caused a number of fights between them.”
There are fears it could be a genetic illness — and Angelina may have to contact Zahara’s real mother for medical background. The source said: “She’s had so many tests, but no one knows what’s wrong.”
Zahara's symptoms incredibly worrying and we hope the baby gets well soon! Hopefully she will get proper treatment and they will figure out what's wrong with her.
The Namibian government has been giving baby gifts as a thank you to Angelina, and has sent a representative to teach her about local birth customs. They seem to be going out of their way for Angelina and Brad, and it seems like Angelina picked a country with a very accommodating government.
Our thoughts go out to baby Zahara. Hopefully she will be fine and Angelina will have an uneventful labor and birth.
We've been trying to figure out if Avril Lavigne is pregnant, or if she just has a little tummy and loves wearing stripes. In the pictures of her at the showing of "Over the Hedge" at Cannes, she looks somewhat pregnant in a striped dress. In a photocall for the film, she wears a slightly loose striped blouse and it's hard to tell. What do you think? Here are our other posts about Avril's upcoming wedding to Deryck Whibley and supposed pregnancy.
The actors also talked about the difficulties of doing voiceover work as opposed to appearing on camera. Lavigne admitted that she kept banging the microphone by accident because she was gesturing as though she were on screen.
“It's hard to be running or to be falling down the stairs and have to make that come out of your mouth but stay still,” she said.
Nolte joked: “I didn't know what was going on at all.”
But co-directors Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick said Nolte did his homework and came in with a thick stack of research on bears.
Willis, who worked on the project for 18 months, said he found it “very difficult to work without props, to work without cool clothes, to work without the other actors.
“It wasn't until I saw the final film and heard people laughing, actually laughing, that I felt we were on the right track,” he said.
Here is Avril with Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte at Cannes. Thanks to ALavigne.com.br for the high-res pictures.
Britney almost dropped baby Sean Preston this week, and you've probably already seen the pictures and video, below. She had a terrible week in the press, and ABC News discusses how she needs to revamp her image by laying low and staying out of the spoltlight for a while. (It also wouldn't hurt if she would wear clothing that doesn't reveal both her bra and underwear at the same time.)
"The American public is very forgiving," Cohen says. "If she disappears and concentrates on what she does best, this cloud over her head will disappear."
Spears might turn to Kobe Bryant for inspiration, Cohen says. The basketball star's squeaky-clean reputation was forever altered after he faced sexual assault charges. Even after he publicly apologized to his wife for his infidelity, and reached an out-of-court settlement with his accuser, it was unclear if the public would forgive him.
"Kobe was able to rescue his image. He's even doing product endorsements again," Cohen says. "If he can turn it around, so can Britney."
Britney's latest foibles aren't as damning as driving with SP in her lap. It just seems like she's tired and fed up and it's reflected in her parenting skills. From the video below, you can see how she could get frustrated and stumble with all those people swarming around her. Of course she should have put down the glass, but she doesn't even know which way to walk and looks pretty dazed.
I'm not defending Britney, but I have a husband who's around and loves to spend time with his son and I have some Britney moments. My son, 20 months, sometimes refuses to get dressed or wear shoes. He throws a huge fit and it can be impossible to get him out of the house. The other day I said screw it and let him go out in his bare feet. The nosy neighbor came out on her porch and made fun of him and I thought "If that bitch only knew what I went through to get him outside." Maybe Britney feels that way too. If you read her new "song" to K-Fed, you can tell how exasperated she is. Even mothers with loving husbands can relate to baby burnout.
Right after the incident, Britney says "This is why I need a gun." She must want to clear away some of the paparrazi who she probably blames for the stumble. She doesn't need to kill anyone, she just needs to get away from photographers. Judging from Angelina Jolie's success in changing public policy of an entire African nation, it's possible but not easily done.
At this point Angelina could have already had the baby!
Congratulations to the couple and we can't wait to see the pictures.
Update: That report seems premature and follow-up news has the baby arriving in the next 48 hours, which means that Angelina is probably due in two days. My son arrived nearly two weeks after his due date, and first babies are usually late, so it could be a while.
Yesterday was a big day for Britney Spears. She posted a new "song" on her official website briefly that was an obvious condemnation of her lazy hick husband, and then she was videotaped and photographed nearly dropping her eight month-old baby, Sean Preston, while walking in NYC.
TMZ had a video of the incident up on their site, but just like the new song on Britney's site it is curiously missing now. You can get the gist from the pictures, below:
Moms have to multi-task and I could see carrying a plastic water bottle that is easily discarded, but a highball glass? Those are the type of glasses in limos from our limited experience, but leave the damn thing in the car if you have to carry your baby! Plus Britney is wearing wedges, too long pants, and is pregnant. Man that is a bad combination.
The guy with the '70s porn 'stash (we came up with this on our own, and noticed that IDLYITW said the same thing about him. Great minds.) who catches SP is on her staff because he's seen in pictures of her elsewhere in NY. If she was alone she would have dropped the poor thing, but she probably wouldn't have been carrying a highball glass while walking down the street, either. Oh Britney.
Britney's website entrance was replaced for a little while with a sassy girlpower image of the singer and some friends flipping off the camera. There was also a new "song" on the site, with some obvious digs at K-Fed:
Maybe removing the image and song was a calculated move to have the blogs pick it up and carry the "Britney's fed up" story, or maybe she really wanted this to remain on her site, and was advised against it. Regardless we all know how she feels now, and hope the news of a divorce is forthcoming.
Britney is shown arriving at a children's Presbyterian hospital In NY yesterday.
Naomi Watts has not been seen out in a form-fitting top in ages, and we've been guessing she's pregnant. She even wore a loose top to the press conference announcing her new role as an AIDS envoy for the UN.
Reader Millie, a Naomi Watts expert, has said that she doesn't think Watts is pregnant.
We got all excited when we saw this People Startracks photo today, (inset) because it really looks like Naomi has a baby bump.
It turns out the wind was just blowing her top out, because when you look at the HQs you can see her stomach through the fabric and it's perfectly flat. She doesn't seem to be wearing an engagement ring, which Schreiber was rumored to have bought her, either. Oh well.
Watts is still with Liev Schreiber, though, and they look quite happy together. That's something.
Baby experts have chimed iin on Britney Spears' parenting techniques. A dietician criticizes the pop singer for admitting that she feeds her eight month-old son, Sean Preston, ice cream to help him sleep:
BRITNEY SPEARS has been criticised by a leading dietitian for feeding her baby son ice-cream. The pregnant pop star recently revealed she uses the sweet treat to help the eight-month-old get to sleep. She said, "He loves ice cream - it makes him sleep better." But British diet expert SARAH GOSNAY claims too much of the sugary snack can be bad for babies and is more likely to keep SEAN PRESTON awake than send him to sleep. She says, "Up until the age of five children need some high calorie foods in their diet to help them grow but they also need balanced meals and to be set healthy patterns for the rest of their lives. What you eat as a child affects what you eat as an adult. "Ice cream is high in saturated fat, the cholesterol producing type of fat, as well as sugar, and should really be a treat food for a child. "I don't like the sound of 'it makes him sleep better'. That sounds like he's having ice cream regularly in his diet, a habit that is going to be hard for Britney to change.
Of course ice cream should only be an occasional treat for baby, and not a regular before bedtime snack.
While Britney might not have broken the law for putting her son in a forward-facing baby seat with loose straps, she certainly didn't ensure his safety.
The "Car Seat Lady," an expert on "infant passenger safety," has confirmed what everyone has said about the picture of Britney driving with Sean slumped over in the back seat of her convertible - the straps were way too loose:
"The straps are way too loose. That seat is not going to be able to protect the baby because she's not using it right," said Dr. Alisa Baer, a national expert on infant passenger safety known as "The Car Seat Lady."
"It's toward a gross misuse" of the Britax seat, Baer said after examining a photo of Spears ferrying her son in the back seat of her Mini Cooper convertible.
Baby Sean Preston was riding in a forward-facing car seat - which was "in compliance" with California law, Spears' rep said...
"One year old is a bare minimum to keep a child in a rear-facing seat, and older is recommended," said Baer. "Babies' neck bones are still stretchy ... and their heads account for about 25% of their body weight."
That controversial photograph of Sean Preston slumped over in his forward-facing carseat has prompted California lawmakers to introduce a bill that would eliminate grey areas in the state's carseat law. Under the proposed law, all babies under one would be mandated to ride in rear-facing carseats regardless of their weight. The NY Daily News jokes that the new regulation would be called "Britney's Law."
Britney was in NY the past few days, and seemed to bring Sean Preston with her everywhere. This is rare for a celebrity mother, and you can't say she doesn't love the little tyke. She just needs a bit more guidance on how to care for him.
Britney is shown above having a "girl's night out" at Tao in NY yesterday, and at a Lucky magazine event, below. She is also shown shopping in NY. [via] and [via]
NEW mum Katie Holmes has been “constantly in tears” say pals — sparking fears she has the baby blues.
Tom Cruise’s fiancée “seems emotional and very tired” since the birth of their daughter Suri a month ago, it is claimed.
When visitors call at Cruise’s Beverly Hills mansion, Katie appears red eyed.
One friend said: “Katie told pals it’s natural for new mums to experience strong emotions.”
Scientologist Tom, 43, has criticised anti-depressants.
He rapped Brooke Shields last year for admitting taking the drugs for her post-natal depression.
The sources add Katie, 27, has been working hard to keep up with Tom’s energetic schedule.
The Mission Impossible actor has put her on a fitness regime to get her in shape for their wedding this summer.
We know this last part about Tom putting Katie on a "fitness regime" is not true, because it's based on a quote from Buff Brides founder Sue Fleming that is made up. The quotes from Katie's "friend" may be made up as well.
If this is true, it's not much to worry about and is totally normal for new mothers. I cried and was sad for about the first ten days after my son was born. After about a month, things brightened up and I felt a lot better. The hormone levels drop considerably after childbirth, and a little sadness post-birth is very common. If it lasts much longer for Katie, then she should get help. Unfortunately Tom is never going to let her go on antidepressants. If she's breastfeeding, it wouldn't be a good idea anyway, although her health and happiness are what's most important for the baby.
Here are pictures of Katie and her stretch marks at Tom's son Conner's baseball game on Monday. [via]
They must be keeping Suri at home to drive up the cost of the first pictures.
Britney Spears' record label says she didn't break the law by having her son in a forward-facing childseat:
In a statement, Sony BMG said state law required that "all children under the age of six or weighing less than 60lbs be in safety seats in the back seat of the car".
It added rear-facing car seats were compulsory neither in California nor many other parts of the US.
"In fact, there are only 10 [states] that require a child to be in a rear-facing car seat, and in two of those states it is not required if the infant is more than 20 lbs. Britney's son Sean weighs over 20 lbs."
It looks like she got off on a technicality. This wasn't as much as a snafu as driving with Sean in her lap, but it still makes her seem like a neglectful mother.
"She wrote a song with me that's kind of introspective about how people and the paparazzi are constantly following her around," reports the latest "It" megaproducer, J.R. Rotem, who's been in the studio almost daily with Spears, who is expecting her second child.
Just as an innocent bystander, Rotem says the media frenzy that follows Spears "is annoying.
Their life is crazy. I'm also working with K-Fed, her husband, quite a bit on some hip hop stuff, and literally every time he comes over, he's followed by like five to eight paparazzi trucks. They just camp out in front of my place while we work and try to take pictures of anything. They cannot go anywhere without being followed. It's amazing and very aggravating."
Being followed everywhere seems to be the price of extreme fame and wealth. If Britney and K-Fed would lay low for a little while, they might get some peace.
When I first saw these pictures of Britney driving with Sean Preston slumped over in his carseat in the back I thought, "oh, how cute, my son does that too." The thing is, I was thinking of him sleeping in his stroller, not his car seat. I also forgot that my son's car seat was until recently rear-facing as is required by law in the states for children under the age of one. My son never falls over like that when he's sleeping in the car, because he's strapped in tight.
The pregnant pop princess was spotted tooling around in her convertible Mini Cooper with 8-month-old Sean Preston slumped over in a forward-facing car seat. Federal regulations say kiddie seats should face backward until a child is a year old.
"It's far safer if the seat is facing backwards to avoid head-on injuries and whiplash in case of a collision," said California Highway Patrol spokesman Tom Marshall.
Spears, 24, "could be" cited for violating Section 27360 of the California Vehicle Code, which says child safety seats must be installed to comply with the federal standard.
"We would have to witness the violation. We can't issue a citation from a photograph," Marshall said.
"It's a bit of a gray area," he added, because state code doesn't specify the backward installation - a federal regulation does.
Spears' rep did not return calls for comment yesterday.
"We strongly urge anyone who is uncertain of how to install a car seat to come down to one of our headquarters and get help. We offer that service free of charge," said Marshall.
We installed car seats for our son in both of our cars about a week before he was born. Before we were allowed to leave the birthing center with our newborn, they checked the car to make sure we had a car seat and that it was installed properly. Britney or one of her handlers didn't know better when they put this seat in her new car, and obviously no one bothered to make sure it met regulations.
If she does get some kind of warning for this, it won't be her first. She's being monitored by the Department of Children and Family services, and will receive regular visits from the agency as a result of a head injury that eight month-old Sean Preston sustained when his hairchair supposedly snapped. (Although witnesses claimed SP also fell off the couch when Kevin was meant to be watching him, and that could have caused the injury.)
Britney was also famously pictured driving with Sean Preston on her lap, and refused to take responsibility for the incident, blaming the paparrazi for hounding her.
In terms of child endangerment, installing a carseat wrong is dangerous but seems like a legitimate mistake. At least she put him in the carseat this time.
Britney Spears has been getting deep beyond her ability to comprehend. She made a couple statements recently that reveal that she's trying to come to terms with the spiritual side of life, and is failing miserably.
She made a strange brief statement on her website, her first in over a year, saying she's given up Kabbalah.
I no longer study Kabbalah. My baby is my religion.
“I wrote this song [“Someday”] at my piano, at my house. I wrote it two weeks before I found out that I was pregnant, so it was really kind of weird, because the song’s about having a baby... and it’s something that I’d been dreaming about for a while. It’s kind of like a prophecy,” she said, reports Ananova. “Everyone in general should voice their wishes more, because I think the more you throw it out to the universe, if you’re in the right space and place in your life, it’s weird how the universe gives it back to you.
Britney, you may not have realized it consciously at the time, but when you have sex without protection you can get pregnant. So you had more of a biology revelation when writing that song than a spiritual awakening.
It's a good thing Britney has given up the Kabbalah cult, though. She doesn't need any more complications in her life.
Britney is pregnant with her second child, which is rumored to be a girl.
Here she is with an unknown male outside a studio in Hollywood on 5/12. Kevin Federline is shown on the same day outside another studio.
Jennifer Lopez is being sued by concert promoters for pulling out of her tour of select European and Middle-Eastern cities. They cite the massive costs of promoting her cancelled appearances, along with the cost and effort of catering to her every anticipated whim:
Bulgarian promoters Pick and More have teamed up with their colleagues from the rest of the cities where Latin diva Jennifer Lopez cancelled her tour to sue her.
Apart from the star's fee, the organizers of her Bulgarian gig admitted that they had spent about EUR 203,000 on commercials and to satisfy Lopez' many whims. The promoters said they has spent a little over EUR 3,000 on sunflower seeds, chili, aroma candles and mineral water, and then had to double the sum to transport all the supplies from the states.
Now J Lo is facing a trial and all the angry promoters are determined to get their money back. The most disappointing fact, Pick and More admitted, was that the diva didn't give any reason for the cancellation. The short note announcing that the rest of the tour was not to be did not bear any explanation, and many find this unethical...
The Latin star was supposed to hold her concert in Sofia on May 2, as part of the tour promoting her latest album "Rebirth", but she delayed the gig for May 23. Afterwards she cancelled the tour, leaving thousands of disillusioned fans in Mocow, Dubai, Mumbai, Athens, Baku and Thessaloniki.
People are speculating that J.Lo is pregnant since she looked slightly thick around the middle at the Time magazine awards and was sporting grey hair. It doesn't seem likely to us since she's been trying to get pregnant forever. If she is knocked up, she surely had some medical assistance and it seems like someone would have spilled the beans that she was getting fertility treatment.
Also, if she is pregnant it seems early enough in the pregnancy for her to be able to tour without a risk to her health. Her tour in Bulgaria was set to start May 23rd, a little over a week before she cancelled it.
We hope something else is up, because we can't stand J.Lo and don't want to have to report about her pregnancy and birth.
Star Trek fans are pretty pissed by the rumor that Ben Affleck, whose career hasn't quite recovered from Gigli yet, may be in the running to play Captain Kirk in an upcoming Star Trek film directed by MI3's JJ Abrams. The editorial we read about it said that it's not such a bad idea.
Cinescape has an editorial today that has Star Trek fans in a tizzy: Ben Affleck may be in talks to be in J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek movie.
Pay close attention to the caveat from "Southie": "This isn't gospel, this isn't even confirmed....it's merely speculation on our behalf, but some pretty SOLID speculation from some solid sources."
And then he drops the bombshell:
...some others had heard that Ben has also been talking to Paramount about possibly playing a lead role in a new Star Trek film from J.J Abrams. Apparently Abrams is coming down to visit the set in a few weeks, to visit Michelle Monaghan, whom he directed in Mission : Impossible 3, so that might add some more fuel to the fire. If it comes off, he's apparently playing the hero. Don't know if that's Captain Kirk or some other nameless male protagonist...but that's the gist of it. So possible that Affleck's going to go onto doing a new Jack Ryan, and possibly a "Trek", after he finishes with this film.
It appears that most Star Trek fans are freaking out with the sentiment being summed up nicely by one commenter who wrote simply, "GOD HELP US ALL IF THIS COMES TO BE!"
I'm going to take the opposing point of view on this one, if Affleck is indeed going to play Captain Kirk. I think it's a good choice. Listen, William Shatner ain't De Niro, he's a...let's be kind...middle of the road actor who tends to overdo it on occasion. Affleck is a middle of the road actor who tends to overdo it on occasion. Seems like if they wanted to stay true to the franchise, trading in Shatner's toupee for Affleck's hair plugs would be a natural selection.
Affleck needs to get some kind of film role that isn't complete crap if he's going to get his career back on track. Two years ago he said he didn't want to make any more action films, which is probably why he hasn't made any decent films since. "Jersey Girl" was lukewarm glurge and "Surviving Christmas" was impossible to sit through. He doesn't have the chops for serious drama, except when he's typecast like in "Changing Lanes," and he's decent in comedy. He really shines in action movies, though, and he should embrace it and take the cash. He seems to enjoy spending it.
Affleck is shown above in a recent picture walking his daughter in a stroller, five month-old Violet. [via]
A lot of people like Gwen Stefani, and it's nice that she's pregnant and married. I can't stand her, although I do publish pictures of her and haven't said anything about it yet. She hired a bunch of American-born Asian women to follow her around and act like they enjoy behaving like Japanese kept women. Their contract even stipulated that they couldn't talk. Gwen may want to capitalize on the harijaku culture, but what she did is like having minstrels accompany her because she thinks African culture is cool.
Her new line of baby shoes is ridiculous. The designs are aimed at urban minorties who are more style-conscious in general, and statistically have less money. A pair of baby shoes from Gwen's line costs $50 a pair. Babies don't really need shoes until they can walk, but the sizes only come in sizes 0-3. My kid was a siize 5 by the time he could walk.
So Gwen's new line of baby shoes, which she has called "so cute," are expensive accessories meant for babies who don't even need them.
There are people from all walks of life who want to buy expensive shit for their children. My cousin, for instance, has money and spends it on baby items that are obsolete within a couple of months. These shoes are aimed at style-conscious urban mothers who often can't afford it. Is it Gwen Stefani's fault that people buy crap they can't afford and don't need? No, but she's catering to it. These shoes are undoubtedly manufactured overseas in sweatshop-like conditions, and could surely have a lower price. (If you have evidence that this is not true, please send a link, because I looked around.) Is Gwen the only designer guilty of this? Of course not. If the damn shoes are so expensive, though, they could at least be made in the US.
Back to our regularly scheduled escapism. Here are the shoes and Gwen herself, who just had an second over the top baby shower attended by other celebrities like Christina Aguilera.
Gwen is due to have her first baby with fellow rocker Gavin Rossdale in June.
Baby shower pictures via Just Jared, and thanks to nxdstar7 on the JJB Board for pointing these shoes out.
Britney Spears make a surprise visit to the David Letterman show last night. She joked a little with Dave, confirmed her pregnancy and read the Top Ten.
Referring to earlier banter with Paul Shaffer about Britney's possible pregnancy, Letterman said to Britney "Are we on to something here?"
"Don't worry Dave, it's not yours."
Britney looked happy and seemed excited to be there, but she kept kicking her legs, which made her come off as nervous. She was also chewing gum! You're not supposed to chew gum during a television appearance!
After Britney read the Top Ten "Suprises of the Bird Flu Movie," skipping the word "Tamiflu" because it was too hard, Dave said "So, we've established that you are in fact pregnant?"
Here's the best video currently on YouTube. Once a better one is up, we'll post it.
CBS also has a video online through the Late Show website but it's in Real Player format, which won't install for us here, and you may need to disable pop-up blockers and use IE. It's way too much work and those idiots need to update their website. Real Player went out in 1999, why are they still in business anyway?
Britney Spears celebrated the astounding success of her three fragrances, Curious, Fantasy and In Control, with Elizabeth Arden, the company that manufactures and markets the scents, at a celebration today at the Hudson Hotel. Her first fragrance Curious, became the #1 launch worldwide in 2005, and the only new launch to make the top 20 list globally. In the US, Curious achieved a top 5 fragrance ranking among fragrances launched in the past decade. Over 10 million bottles of the three scents have been sold -- an astonishing number considering that her first fragrance, Curious, was just launched in 2004.
A giant cake in shape of her fragrance bottle for Fantasy commemorated the occasion, and young dancers from Broadway Dance Center, where Britney had studied in New York before becoming a top-selling recording artist, helped her celebrate. Dancers competed in a dance-off judged by Britney. Twelve-year-old Marina Micalizzi was the winner.
In the pictures at the event, Britney looks polished and happy. She seems to enjoy the dance contest and gets a kick out of the young dancers. In the pictures published by Wireimage, it's hard to tell if she looks pregnant. There are candids of her leaving the event, though, that show a definite bump.
I've gradually changed my mind about this - Britney really is pregnant!
When Cruise and Holmes first went public with their romance last year in Rome, where they were frequently photographed smooching, their altitude difference was sharp and clear.
But on the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of "M:i:III" the other night, Tom and Katie were … well … exactly the same height!
And Katie was wearing what appeared to be white patent leather Roger Viviers that come with a 3 1/4-inch heel — which would have raised her height to over 6 feet.
So how is it that Tom could stand with her eye to eye, when he should have been staring at her chin?
Cruise's spokesman, Paul Bloch, insisted that nothing was out of the ordinary: "He had normal shoes on."
But the most plausible answer appears to be lifts — which, when built inside the heel of a standard dress shoe, can easily add inches.
You can't blame the guy for trying to look a little taller.
Tom and Katie have sent a baby gift basket to Brooke Shields in response to Shields' personal note congratulating them on the birth of Suri. Now that the Tom and Brooke have newborns born on the same day in the same hospital, it's time to bury the prozac hatchet.
Here he is with Katie out in LA. She looks tired and her nursing bra is peeking out the top of her shirt. Tom is rushing her somewhere that's likely Scientology-related and he ignores the photographer, while Katie attempts to smile. [via]
Tom Cruise had a whirlwind tour of NY yesterday to promote MI3. He rode a firetruck down Broadway in the afternoon, then boarded a helicopter, and finally rode a subway to the premiere. The subway train was rented for $10,000 just for the occasion.
Cruise seemed uncomfortable and made some characteristically strange statements on David Letterman on Tuesday night. He didn't go into specifics about Katie's birth and seemed to skirt questions. People has the highlights:
Letterman, himself an unwed dad to 2-year-old Harry, interjected, "By the way, you're not married."
"Did you have to bring it up?" Cruise shot back, then added, "I can't wait to get married." He was mum on the details, though he has said he and Holmes plan to wed sometime this summer.
As the two men discussed the joys and responsibilities of fatherhood, Letterman asked his guest to describe the arrival of his baby. Said Cruise: "It's exciting and kind of surreal because, all of a sudden, it's happening. Suddenly there's going to be this other person, and I found myself wanting to relish every moment and not forget it."
Was the delivery a long process, Letterman wondered? "No," said Cruise. "It happened quickly."
Cruise also said the baby is now up to 7 lbs., 10 oz., has a lot of hair, and remains at home with her mother, while he travels to promote his new movie, Mission: Impossible III, which opens Friday.
"Kate and I can't take our eyes off of her," said Cruise, who added that Holmes's mother and his own are providing most of the baby advice they require. Of Holmes, Cruise said, "She's magnificent. She has done so well … an incredible woman."
"She's so good looking," commented Letterman.
"That's the first thing I noticed," replied Cruise.
On Wednesday, Cruise continued his publicity blitz, appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly. As for how he and Katie share parenting tasks: "She's a woman so she does the womanly things,” Cruise said, indicating breastfeeding. His duties, he said, include burping the baby and changing diapers.
Cruise tries to hide behind a lot of vague adjectives, and reader Millie notes that he acted odd and was uncomfortable with specific questions about the labor. Wonder what that means.
Katie Holmes will get a sweet deal if she ever marries and divorces the crazy half pint. She'll get $14 million according to a new prenup that's been set up. Even if she remains single, she and Suri will be taken care of with an $8 million trust.
Now that's not bad compensation for living a lie, is it?
Here's Cruise in all his glory on his whirlwind tour of Manhattan yesterday.
News reports are taking this out of context. Kevin Federline was being interviewed on Power 106 radio station in California and the DJs asked him to answer "questions out of the forbidden hat." They told him he could "tap out" at any time, and that he didn't have to answer a question if he didn't want to. He said he wanted a threesome with Jessica Alba in response to a question, but that's a no-brainer, and he didn't even know her name.
We actually listed to this crap, and here's what he said:
DJ: If Britney Spears gave you a pass for a threesome, who would you bring into the bedroom?
KFed: Oh girl in Sin City, what was her name?
DJ: Jessica Alba
KFed: There you go...
DJ: if you were on a raft, out in the middle of the ocean, and both Britney and Sean Preston were in the water, who would you save? You could only choose one.
KFed: [no pause] Sean P, baby, my kids. I love you, I love you baby, but I have to say that one.
When questioned, he says that Britney is a better lover than Shar Jackson although he hesitates, and he also says Britney is a better dancer than him.
While it's rather damning that Kevin would immediately admit that he'd pick his son over his wife and wouldn't say it's a hard decision, it's not that unusual to want to save your helpless child over an adult.
16 month-old Zahara Jolie-Pitt suffers from rickets, a bone disorder that she developed while in an Ethopian orphanage. When she came down with a cold, Brad learned that rickets makes her more susceptible to all sorts of diseases that are common in Africa, including malaria and yellow fever. He became concerned for her health and brought her back to the states for medical care. Babies get sick a lot and Zahara will probably be fine, but this reopens the conflict between Angelina and Brad as to where Angelina will give birth:
Brad flew back to Los Angeles on a private jet to have a meeting with one-year-old Zahara’s main doctor about a possible recurrence of the condition [rickets]
And 30-year-old Jolie will be following hot on his heels with Zahara and four-year-old Maddox if her medical team recommend the move.
A source told us: "Angie wants to have her child in Africa but Brad has had doubts all along and there’s a delivery room on standby at Cedars-Sinai.
"When he mentioned Zahara had a cold he was shocked to be told that in Namibia she was more susceptible to diseases like malaria and yellow fever as her immune system would have been weakened by the rickets.
"A private flight was booked for Brad to have a consultation and he told Angie he is sick of worrying about them all.
"He wants them to be perfectly safe and for his first biological child to be born in the safety of LA’s top hospital."
You know Angelina will do whatever she decides, and won't let someone else tell her where to have her baby. She is said to be planning to use a birthing tub in a Namibian hospital for a water birth. I had most of my labor in a birthing tub and found it to be very relaxing. It's a nice alternative to medication and is said to be as effective as an epidural.
Update: Angelina Jolie's Dateline interview:
Here are pictures from People Magazine online of the world's most beautiful family. You may have seen most of them already, but some are new.
On April 13th, we reported that the Department of Children and Family Services announced that they closed their investigation into Sean Preston's highchair fall accident. We mentioned that it seemed odd that they would close a case so soon, considering that it usually takes months for them to investigate. It turns out that we were right, because Britney will now receive regular visits from the child welfare agency. They have made careful statements saying there's no "ongoing investigation," but they're still going to check in on her:
Britney Spears will be visited twice every month by social workers who wish to check up on the well-being of her son Sean Preston.
The Department of Children and Family Services have told the singer that it is routine procedure to make regular visits to her household as Sean was treated for head injuries this month.
"Initial visits showed no parental neglect whatsoever," a source told the Daily Star. "But it's routine to have follow-up checks. It would be important to meet any new nanny or carer, for the purpose of updating records. There's no investigation pending."
Seven month-old Sean was said to have suffered from a skull fracture, which may have occurred from a highchair fall or a reported fall off the couch when his father Kevin was supposed to be watching him. Sean Preston did not have a skull fracture or a blood clot, and those reports were false. He did suffer some kind of head injury that made him sleepy, though.
Britney is said to be five months pregnant with her second child. News reports went back and forth as to her pregnancy status, with the latest news stating that it's true. When questioned about his wife's pregnancy at a recent radio station appearance, Kevin said "I wouldn't bet on it."
Here is Kevin going out to dinner at the restaurant Nobu with a friend. Pictures [via]
Naomi Watts' Oscar attire included a ripped dress and a flouncy ruffled number that may have been a misguided attempt to hide a growing baby bump. (Yes, we said this already, but a little repetition never hurts.)
Now she was spotted out at the Tribeca film fest with her boyfriend, Liev Shreiber, wearing a full-out poncho with horizontal stripes! Her face looks more filled out too.
Schreiber is said to have bought Watts a 5 carat engagement ring at jeweler Neil Lane. Watts kept her hands conspicuously in her pockets while these pictures were taken, and it's hard to see if she's wearing a ring.
Watts and Schreiber have been plagued by rumors that their relationship is in trouble, with The NY Daily News reporting that Schreiber is controlling and that both were looking for new partners. Reader Millie points out that The NY Daily News doesn't like Schreiber and that they "never fail to take a stab at him." She thinks that Watts and Schreiber each had a difficult childhood and are having trouble adjusting to a long-term stable relationship. (We have learned a lot from readers like Millie and Carrie, so please e-mail tips and insight to info at celebitchy.com.)
Avril Lavigne wore horizontal stripes again in an attempt to foil the cameras from capturing her growing baby bump at the Hot Hollywood awards. She also wore a horizontally striped top to the earlier "Volvo for Life" awards ceremony on April 12th.
Avril has lent her name to a list of media-savvy artists who are against the recording industry's strongarm tactics to try to "protect" recorded music. She and Deryk have joined the Canadian Music Creators Coalition to speak out against DRM locks on music files, and the practice of suing fans for music distribution.
Here is Avril at the Hot Hollywood Awards on Wednesday night. More pictures from the event are at alavigne.com.br.
Jamie Foxx took time off from his full schedule of sex to stop by MTV London studios while Tom Cruise was taping an interview to congratulate him on the birth of his baby daughter, Suri. Foxx delivered a pink crib full of Burberry baby accessories to the actor, and gushed about what a nice guy he is:
After giving Cruise a big pink crib full of toys, as well as man-hug and some warm baby congratulations, Foxx parked himself on the 1LSQ sofa and told host Russell Brand how he really feels about the Mission Impossible star. "I'll tell you what's amazing about Tom Cruise," said Jamie in his hoodie and suit jacket combo, “I name Tom Cruise intangible, cos of things he does.
“For one he's good looking, he's charismatic, he has all the money in the world and he has a great career. And he's still nice!”
Foxx went on: "You don't see it normally, I've seen a lot of people do a whole lot less than Tom and they've got the 95 bodyguards and whatever, not this guy.”
Tom may not have 95 bodyguards, but he does have an armoured car now. He bought a $180,000 USD armoured vehicle after receiving death threats against him and Katie.
He said to the Mirror: “Jamie Foxx is going to be uncle. I asked him today and he’s accepted. He’s an amazing guy.”
“And when I get back to the States I’m gonna ask Kanye West.”
Tom's kind of funny, and with all these feel-good stories it's easy to warm up to the guy. I have to remind myself that he's touring around Europe while his wife is stuck at home with a new baby and the Scientology freaks, though. Have her parents even come to visit her yet?
There are a few more Cruise stories that we'll post with the pictures from the MI Paris premiere shortly.
Here is Cruise at the MTV London studios with Jamie Foxx and with his daughter, Isabella. [via] She looks like she really looks up to him. The poor girl.
Eight months pregnant Angelina Jolie is planning on combining her two biggest loves- motherhood and activism- when she delivers her first child next month reports Star Magazine. Jolie is going to do so by naming the baby “Africa”! “They both love the name- they think it’s so distinctive and unique,” says a source close to the actress and her love, Brad Pitt, adding that Angelina and Brad, hope that the name will also help strengthen ties between their baby and their adopted children, Maddox and Zahara. And, contrary to recent reports, Star’s sources confirm that the baby will be a boy. “Brad doesn’t call him the baby, he calls him ‘the little guy,”’ says a source close to the Pitt family. “He’s been raving that with the amount of kicking that’s been going on, his son is going to be a soccer player!”
Rumours hit after Pitt bought an ivory and quartz crystal stone from a jewellery store last weekend (22APR06). According to local custom, grooms give the gem to their brides as a pledge of fidelity.
The pair have already been the subject of two wedding hoaxes, which drew the world's press to Italy and to Namibia, where they were rumoured to be tying the knot last weekend (22APR06) - the same day Pitt bought his girlfriend the ivory crystal.
Thanks to Just Jared for these screencaps from Angelina's Today show Interview. It aired this morning at 7am and will be shown in full on Dateline on Sunday at 7pm. Just Jared also has parts of the interview transcribed. Angelina is advocating for education for children around the world.
The Today show interview is not on YouTube yet, but you can watch it online with Internet Explorer only (cause it's MSNBC of course). Here's the video.
Here is another interview with Angelina from her pre-Brad days. She discusses a boy in Africa that she met during her UN ambassador work who particularly moved her. Try not to cry when you watch it.
I don't like Gwyneth Paltrow because she's pretentious, so take my criticism or what it is - but why is she going out at night already? She just had a baby not even three weeks ago. Maybe she only popped out for a couple of hours, but newborns need to nurse about every 2-3 hours at that age. She could have pumped or he could be on formula, not that there's anything wrong with that. If she's nursing you're not supposed to introduce a bottle until they're a month old, though.
Yes, it's really snarky to criticize her for getting some time alone, but you know, she's so snotty and ungrateful that she deserves it.
Here she is at New York’s Food Bank Can-Do Awards Dinner on 4/25. Micheal Stipe was obviously there too. [via]
Britney Spears decided to get rid of her nanny as a result of Sean Preston's supposed fall from a high chair:
The singer made the decision to get rid of little Sean Preston’s keeper in the wake of the child falling from his highchair, according to In Touch Weekly.
Britney has been “hiding out and depressed” since her son’s head-bonking incident and cancelled plans to celebrate her brother Bryan’s birthday, the mag reports. “She wanted to be a mother and thought she could snap her fingers and be the perfect mom,” a “pal” told the mag. “But Britney is learning the hard way that being a good mother is something you always have to work at.”
Britney also asked for a doctor's advice, who told her not to put Sean Preston up "on any high surfaces where he could roll off." Yeah, that's not common sense or anything. Britney wanted to hire the doctor full time, but he declined. He must have realized that trading in a medical practice to become a nanny to celebrity isn't a wise career move.
MSNBC's The Scoop goes on to attribute Britney's non-attendance at Kevin's show last week to her fear of leaving the baby alone with the neglectful nanny. We heard a few different versions, which we reported earlier. One had Kevin asking Britney to stay away so that he could get all the attention and another had Britney jealous that Kevin had asked Paris Hilton to come to the show. Either of those sound more likely.
Maybe Britney will snap out of it soon and take charge of her life. If she's really pregnant, she'll need to get her act together so that she can care for two babies. She'll need to be more responsible even if she does get better staff.
Here's Britney and her nanny in some pictures from late February.
Britney Spears, 24, couldn’t hide her pregnancy any longer when she showed up poolside at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas this weekend, sporting a red bikini and a serious bump. The singer is expecting her second child with husband Kevin Federline, 28, sources have confirmed to Us
They have a picture of Britney covered up while holding Sean Preston as proof, and will presumably publish some of her in the bikini in their print edition.
We're not believing it until we see it for certain. It still seems like a recycled rumor.
Here's the back of Britney's head as she drives a mini cooper convertible. She is working on her new album with the guy in the passenger seat. [via]
Just Jared has these beautiful candids of the Jolie-Pitts in Namibia, published in Hello! Magazine. The couple obviously posed for the pictures and most likely gave the proceeds to charity.
The accompanying article covers the recent news you've already heard about the couple in a very flattering light. Brad and Angelina didn't grant an interview or provide any new quotes, and let their "philanthropic adviser" speak for them.
It was there in 2002 that Angelina first began sharing her life with Maddox, whom she'd adopted from a Cambodian orphanage during the filming of the first Tomb Raider film. She was in Namibia to shoot another movie, Beyond Borders, when the adoption came through, and it was there that she spent her first night with her then seven-month-old baby - her first night as a mother.
Making Beyond Borders, a film about humanitarian work, had a profound effect on her. "When I read the script it started to change me," she said at the time. "I was amazed at how much it had changed me and then, in the making of it, how much it meant to me. It just inspired me to start travelling and to educate myself."
"I wanted to learn more. I sat up one night and felt I should be more responsible about what I was doing with my life and have more purpose. I don't understand exactly what's going on unless I'm inside a place."
It seems that things have come full circle, as Angelina, about to give birth for the first time, will be welcoming her child with Brad in Namibia. And in the meantime, as they happily await the new arrival, the adventure-seeking couple, who have in the past been spotted piloting aircraft and dashing around on his and hers motorbikes, are taking full advantage of their African sojourn.
They may have found some peace in Namibia now that the government is on their side and they've deported some pesky photographers. They're undoubtedly hoping to take some of the heat off by releasing these beautiful pictures.
According to the Daily Star, Cruise said to the Roman crowd: “My mission impossible was to be here today.
“My daughter was just born, and I didn’t want top leave her and her mother..."
He added: “I changed her first: I change diapers all the time. I have to tell you, I love it.
“We have a whole system worked out. It’s the B and B – she does the breastfeeding and I do the burping and changing the diapers. It’s teamwork. It’s fun.”
My husband changed our baby a lot right after he was born, too. It's not that bad if they're breastfed. At least Katie is breastfeeding. We were concerned that she would use the barley-based formula that L. Ron Hubbard recommended. We were also worried that the baby would be abandoned for its first day in accordance with Scientology tradition, but that may not have happened.
"I wasn't going to come and then Kate said, you know, 'Go. Go.' ... So I'm here. And I'll be here for a few hours and then I'll get back on an airplane and go back home to Kate and Suri."
Something tells us it was one of those conversations where your girlfriend is saying you should go, but really means, don't even think about it. Or it would have been, if he hadn't upped Katie's dosage first.
The London premiere of Mission Impossible is tonight. We'll have to see if Tom attends that too.
Nicole Kidman was photographed leaving a Starbucks in the Hamptons on 4/21 while clutching a pile of papers. Commentors on the bulletin board where we found the pictures note that she looks like she's covering a baby bump, especially in a side picture (shown inset) that seems to show a lower-stomach bulge. No one noticed that she's wearing what looks like a wedding ring on her left ring finger, though, suggesting she may have already married her boyfriend of less than a year, Keith Urban.
People have suggested Nicole is pregnant for a few weeks, and that she's planning a wedding to country singer Keith Urban. With these new pictures of Nicole hiding a baby bump and wearing a wedding ring, she may be confirming that both rumors are true.
Britney Spears' seven month-old son, Sean Preston, has fallen several times according to sources close to Kevin and Britney. He's said to have fallen off the bed twice and off the couch at least once.
When seven-month-old Sean toppled out of his high chair and fractured his scalp it wasn't his first fall, an ENQUIRER investigation has uncovered.
Twice before, says a source, the baby has rolled off of the pop princess' bed and crashed to the floor. Doctors say Sean could suffer brain seizures or memory loss for years to come.
Both times Britney freaked out when she was wakened by the sound of her little boy screaming," said an insider. "She found him lying face down on the floor after falling from the bed."It was every mother's nightmare come true. She was so afraid he was hurt. The first time it happened, Sean was just over three months old. Fortunately the floor in Britney and Kevin's bedroom is carpeted and the baby was frightened but uninjured.
"But two weeks later, the same scary thing happened again. Once again Britney woke to find the little guy face down on the floor, crying his heart out. This time she was shaken to the core."
Despite the high-chair fall claim that was released last week, the magazine reports that they have heard from multiple insiders and they have told Life & Style that that based on the accounts of Spears family members and Kevin himself, they claim — Sean may have injured himself after rolling off a couch in the same room where Kevin and his friends were at the time.
“When Britney came to the door, she heard a thump and then Sean Preston screaming,” says one insider. Brit immediately blamed Kevin, telling him, “You’ve been nothing but trouble for me ever since I met you.”
Kids fall, and my son rolled off the couch at that age when I was actually watching him. It wasn't that far and he seemed fine, but it was scary. Of course when a child falls more than a couple of times it is cause for alarm, especially when the baby ends up with fractured skull! Kevin probably wasn't paying attention to Sean Preston at all, and he deserves much more than a few harsh words from Britney.
Now Britney is said to be afraid of losing Sean since she's in the system with the Department of Children and Family Services. Considering how poorly the agency handled abuse claims against Michael Jackson, Britney doesn't seem to have much to worry about.
Britney has received a lot of bad press for driving with her baby in her lap and getting investigated by social services. An online poll in Us Weekly found that only 27% of the people who responded would let their kids play at Britney's house.
Here are pictures of Britney out shopping without Sean Preston yesterday. TMZ has a video of Britney walking to her car. The person videotaping asks "Is everything ok with Sean?" and she nods yes and gets in the car.
If you look closely you can see that she's wearing a locket with a little picture of Sean Preston on it.
The couple hasn’t married yet, but Tom told Katie that he wants full custody of the baby in case the two of them ever break up. Katie does not plan on granting Tom this wish. “The thought of handing the child over to Tom if they divorce breaks her heart,” a source close to Katie says. “And it shows her that Tom doesn’t think they’ll be together forever.” The issue of religion continues to be a big conflict for the couple, as well as their families.
Tom told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in a Primetime interview that the baby would not be baptized by a priest, which upset Katie’s parents. Katie seems to be worried about the changes, as well. A source tells Star, “Katie’s at a point of bewildered confusion.
She describes [converting to Scientology] like a personality transplant. One day she’s for it, and the next she’s terrified of morphing into someone else. She whispers into the phone that Tom and his people – she calls them “Team Tom” – are promising her the world if she’ll put her old life – and all the people in it – into the past.
That's scary as hell and maybe Katie will be able to eventually get her old self, and her child - out of that oppressive environment. I can't imagine my husband asking me to sign away custody rights - right after the baby was born! How evil.
Meanwhile the name the couple picked out of a baby book may not mean what they think it does. According to language experts, the name Suri is totally ironic:
Language experts are amazed TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES have named their baby daughter SURI - because there is no record of the name meaning "Princess" in Hebrew. According to Hebrew linguists, Suri has only two meanings - one is a person from Syria and the other [means] "go away" when addressed to a female. Hebrew expert JONATHAN WENT says, "I think it's fair to say they have made a mistake here. There are variations of the way the Hebrew name for princess is spelt but I have never seen it this way." Suri can also be translated into a Hindi boy's name, and it also means "pointy nose" in some Indian dialects and "pickpocket" in Japanese.
So whenever someone says the name "Suri," they're really telling the little girl to go away. That's what the Scientologists have been doing to the real Katie all along.
Everyone assumed that Katie gave birth at home as planned, but she is said to have snuck out with Tom to go to the hospital. She also chickened out and had an epidural - not that there's anything wrong with that.
"We know (now) it was in a (Los Angeles) hospital. And, strangely enough, despite all of the media surrounding Tom and Katie's home in Beverly Hills, they were able to leave the house, get to the hospital, and come back home without anyone knowing.
"I'm pretty sure it was a silent birth because they kept saying, 'We're going to do it.' "
Silent births are espoused by the Church of Scientology, and involve just what the name implies: as much silence as possible during births by everyone there, even the mother.
"(But) she did have drugs," Cagle said. "She did have an epidural, and all of that stuff. And he did say recently that, if she wants to holler, she can holler..."
What no one could have anticipated, Cagle said, was Shields having her baby the same day as Holmes: "(Shields) not only had her baby yesterday, but in the same hospital, on the same floor as Tom's. So, clearly, the god of irony and hilarity was in Hollywood (Tuesday)."
Shields was famously criticized by Cruise for publically admitting that she used antidepressants to get over a serious bout with postpartum depression. Cruise believes that psychiatric drugs are harmful because of his cult's stance against their use.
Hopefully the baby was attended to properly and will be cared for by Katie, and not Scientology handlers, for its first three days.
Little Moses will make his debut alongside Barron Trump in the upcoming issue of People Magazine. Celebrities should wait a little while to release their baby's pictures in order to drive up the bidding and let their little ones grow into their faces. We're just saying.
It's hard to tell if little Moses has a trace of the fetal alcohol syndrome with the terrible face he's pulling, but maybe that's for the best.
Tom Cruise, 43, and his fiancee, Katie Holmes, 27, joyously welcomed the arrival of a baby girl, Suri, today.
"The child weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length. Both mother and daughter are doing well.
"This is the first child for Mr. Cruise and Ms. Holmes. Mr. Cruise also has a daughter, Isabella, 13, and a son, Connor, 11.
"The name Suri has its origins in Hebrew meaning 'princess,' or in Persian meaning 'red rose'
Tom said in an interview with Diane Sawyer last week that he and Katie opened the baby name book and that was the first name that popped out at them. It's not a bad name as far as celebrity child names go. A reader at DListed points out that Suri is an anagram of the middle letters in "Cruise."
Here are pictures of Cruise in a Spanish-language "Magazine" [via]
Madonna is reportedly trying for a second baby with husband Guy Ritchie...
The pop diva... allegedly hopes another child will help strengthen the couple's reportedly ailing five-year marriage.
The sexy singer... is said to have agreed to try for a baby after Guy told her he wanted their son to have a little brother or sister. A source is quoted in Daily Star newspaper as saying: "They are more in love than ever and having another baby will be their first priority.
Last month, Madonna was said to have put Ritchie on a curfew and tried to curtail his drinking. Ritchie's father confirmed that the couple was having trouble, when he said in a statement last week that they were going through a "bumpy period" and that "the children... will keep them together."
A radiant Gwen arrived for the visit in a full-length, orange kaftan-style outfit. As the exuberant blonde - who has a sister and two brothers, including her former No Doubt colleague Eric - got out of the car a group of relatives came out into the garden of the one-storey home to greet her.
The 36-year-old singer recently revealed that the baby, expected in early June, is a girl. According to friends, Gavin is every bit as excited as his wife about the little one.
Here are pictures of the happy couple outside of Stefani's parents' house. A neighborhood kid is seen approaching Stefani to get her autograph on a poster-sized picture of her on the cover of Rolling Stone.
He told GQ magazine: "I'm gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I'm gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there."
But, it seems Tom may have bitten off more than he can chew with his bold declaration.
The interviewer pointed out that a placenta is rather large, so Tom replied: "OK, maybe I won't."
He obviously realized how scary he sounded and tried to back down. He'll have to chow down and leave right afterwards. He plans to promote the hell out of MI3, and will appear next Monday in Rome for the film's first premiere.
Jennifer Garner said she's looking forward to a break from working after Alias wraps. She also said that she was quite embarassed by the birth scene in Alias, and that it was difficult for her to film around the male crew of "Alias," with whom she's grown close over her years on the series:
The sexy new mom will reveal to Extra that the scene where she gives birth on the TV show was "the single most embarrassing thing I've ever done on the show. Guys this is not what it was like for me" - she tells the crew - "turn your heads."
Alias will be on ABC this week in a two hour episode that shows Garner giving birth:
Virginia Rohan reports that the Emmy-winning spy drama returns to ABC's lineup this week with a two-hour "event" that includes the birth of her agent Sydney Bristow's baby and the reappearance of the presumed-dead Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan).
Garner says she's going to take time off, but that doesn't necessarily mean that she doesn't have any projects lined up. It was reported at the end of March that she is going to get nude in an upcoming erotic thriller. It doesn't bode well for her nude scene that she was so shy about portraying the act of childbirth for Alias.
Garner celebrated her birthday on the set of Alias. She turned 34 on April 17th.
This first picture of Moses Paltrow-Martin was printed in Britiains Daily Mirror:
GWYNETH Paltrow beams with pride as she shows off newborn son Moses.
The smiling actress cradled the six-day-old baby as they left New York's private Mount Sinai Hospital at the weekend.
But little Moses ??" wearing a pair of cute blue bootees and snuggled in a white shawl - slept through it all.
Gwyneth, 33, and husband Chris Martin, below, gave the tot his unusual name after the title of a love song the Coldplay frontman wrote about her. It includes the line: "Like Moses had power over the sea, so you've got power over me."
It's hard to see the baby, but since it's the first known picture of him we thought you'd like to have a peek.
The delivery room is said to be fitted with a fetal monitor, ultrasound machine, intravenous pump, delivery kit and infant warmer system to monitor his baby.
Three medics from his Scientology cult - a midwife, nurse and obstetrics expert - have also been hired to be on hand when Katie gives birth.
According to a source, Cruise created the delivery room to provide Holmes with the right kind of environment for the Scientology 'silent birth'.
A tabloid quoted the source as saying: "Tom thinks his delivery room is the best way of providing a quiet environment. But if there are complications, she will be taken to hospital."
Tom told Diane Sawyer in an interview that aired on Friday that he runs "seminars" to teach his children and family members how best to adhere to the Scientology birthing rules.
As part of L. Ron Hubbard's arbitraty guidelines for childbirth and newborn care - which we mention every chance we get - the mother should be in a silent environment when she gives birth, the baby must be left alone for a full day after it's born, the mother shouldn't have contact with the baby for three days after birth, and the mother should refrain from talking to the baby for a week. Hubbard also discouraged women from breastfeeding and recommended a barley-based formula for babies.
Cruise told Sawyer that a silent birth is about creating a quiet environment for the mother, and that Katie can make as much noise as she wants. No one has questioned him about Scientology's recommendation that the baby be left alone for a day, however.
In building an in-home hospital, Cruise wants to make sure that he controls the environment and that no one in the public sphere will witness the cruel way they're planning to leave the baby alone.
Now that Tom Cruise has brought public awareness to the inhumane practices of Scientology, cult expert Rick Ross notes that it's one of the most unpopular religions in America. According to a CBS poll, only 8% of Americans view Scientology favorably.
Here is Katie shopping for even more shoes that will never fit her on 4/15 at Neiman Marcus. She's seen on the same day in a different outfit leaving Maxfields in LA. No purchase will be able to fill the hole in her heart from not being able to have contact with her baby for three days.
Yesterday we reported a lukewarm rumor that Katie Holmes may have given birth. This was based on the fact that she hadn't been seen outside of the Cruise estate for several days. Pictures came out of Katie shopping for shoes at Barney's yesterday, so that theory is blown.
We said it before, but it's silly to shop for shoes right before you give birth. Your feet are totally swollen and there's no way you can tell if they'll fit properly.
Regardless Katie is trying to get out and that's good for her. She looks quite miserable, as A Socialite's Life, who alerted us to the pictures, notes. They also point out TMZ's video of Katie shopping. (link will launch a new window.)
Tom Cruise's interview with Diane Sawyer comes out tonight. Some details have been leaked, including:
That's a really tasteless title, we know, but it's the Friday before a holiday so what the hell.
Four month-old Violet Affleck, the baby daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, was rushed to hospital when she had trouble breathing on April 8th. She is fine now, but the new family had quite a scare:
In Touch Weekly is reporting that on April 8 the 4-month-old adorable little girl had to be rushed to a medical building in Century City, Calif.
It seems Violet was having difficulty breathing, says an insider, who adds that the baby was also tested for asthma.
The weekly tabloid cites an eyewitness that said, “Ben and Jen looked so worried. As Ben carried Violet, Jen kept peering into the blanket to check on her...”
They got their little girl in for care and about an hour later, a much calmer family emerged, and they headed straight home with Violet.
That must be when the recent pictures of Violet were taken. It's scary to have a baby with a medical problem, and we hope that Violet is completely recovered.
The actress, who gave birth to baby Violet last December, fears her on-screen labor will be a huge
She says, "I think it is going to be an incredibly embarrassing day. I have been dreading this moment as long as I have known it was coming. I can't even imagine being in front of my crew. It is not even about the people watching it on TV. Imagine what this crew has seen me do over the last five years? I still get embarrassed any time I have to not have my clothes on around them, because those are my guys. They are all like brothers or father figures, so it will be a rough day for me."
Speaking of taking her clothes off, some clever person in the SuperiorPics forums cranked up the contrast in Photoshop to provide a glimpse of Garner's bush. The picture below is NSFW obviously. It's a bit controversial, with some people saying it's faked entirely, but it looks kind of real to us.
Katie Holmes has not been seen outside of Cruise's estate for a few days. This may mean that she has already given birth and that the Scientologists are sequestering the baby in accordance with their arbitrary belief system:
Reports from Wednesday say that Katie Holmes is now missing in action, no longer emerging from the Cruise compound. That has brought speculation that the fabulous Katie Holmes may have already given birth within the estate - and the couple wish to keep it quiet so she and the baby can have a few days of silence before the press begins the onslaught.
Let's review the guidelines for giving birth and caring for newborns that L.Ron Hubbard pulled out of his ass:
The newborn is to be left entirely alone for the full first day after it is born
The baby is to be separated from the mother for three full days after birth
The mother should stay silent during childbirth
The mother cannot talk to the baby for a full week after its born
It would make sense, then, that Katie and the baby are kept away from the media and from all "negative influences" for a full week after birth. If she doesn't come out for another shopping trip in the next few days, you can bet she's given birth.
Katie is also said to be "out of her mind" since Cruise has been leaving her alone while he flies planes and travels in the last few days of her pregnancy:
To make matters worse, Cruise has been trotting the globe and playing with his very expensive toys while shipping Katie off to the Scientology celeb center every day. While word of the practice of the Scientology "silent birth" is published all over the world, the unfortunate young Holmes has been left alone to cope with the overwhelming changes.
While Cruise may not be there for Holmes in the real world, he's very good at giving loving quotes and posing for the cameras. In an upcoming interview with GQ, Cruise calls sex with Holmes "spectacular" and says that he feels more strongly for her than he ever did for Nicole Kidman, who he was married to for over 12 years.
Nothing came of the recent Department of Children and Family Services investigation into Sean Preston's skull fracture. The case was dropped immediately after case workers questioned the Spears-Federlines. (In what is probably an oversight, The Sun spells Federlines last name wrong in the way that we all do to make fun of him.)
Social service investigators were automatically called after the singer took SEAN PRESTON to hospital with the injury.
But after quizzing Britney and hubby KEVIN SPENDERLINE, authorities ruled it was an accident.
Britney’s lawyer Marty Singer said: “They determined that the parents were not involved in any injury and that nothing improper was done within the home.”
Doctors say the seven-month-old is lucky to be alive after plunging three feet on to his head when his high chair snapped on April 1. He was being looked after by his nanny at the star’s home in Malibu.
From what I know, Child Services can take months to investigate a case. They must have closed this one right away because it was Britney's baby.
Here is Kevin Federline in Century City, California on April 11th.
Avril Lavigne sang at the "Volvo for Life" awards ceremony in NY yesterday. Her tummy looked less than flat in a tight top with horizontal black stripes.
The awards honored young people who do extraordinary volunteer work "in the areas of safety, quality of life and environment." They were hosted by Benjamin Bratt, with performances by Avril Lavigne and the Harlem Gospel Choir.
Lavigne, 21, is rumored to be pregnant. She has been engaged to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley, 25, since June 2005 and owns a home with him in Beverly Hills. She has recently said that she wants to marry Whibley this summer and plans to have children.
The Boston Herald claims that Brad Pitt has been spotted carrying a high-end "Daddy Bag," The "David" by Wake. We checked out Wake's collection and compared it with pictures of Pitt carrying the bag in question, and we don't think they're the same bag.
The "David" is definitely a more feminine bag than the one Brad drapes his leather jacket over. Still, this doesn't fare well for Brad, who was called a "nanny" by a source quoted in the soon to be defunct Celebrity Living:
"I don't think he'll be satisfied playing the nanny for the long haul."
The report claims that Brad wants equal rights as a parent.
But another friend of the couple tells the magazine that Jolie is in charge.
"I think she calls the shots with those kids every step of the way, the 'source revealed to the magazine. The story concludes... Brad should put his foot down now before he has another full time armful.
Surely the Jolie-Pitts will have their own nannies and needn't worry about either one of them having to watch the kids if they don't want to. They're hands-on parents, though, and will do their best to be there for the children.
Contact Music is reporting that Angelina Jolie has accused Jennifer Aniston of using an appearance on Oprah Winfrey last year to turn the public against her and Brad Pitt. Jolie's best friend, Tonya Hart, is quoted saying the actress was pissed by Aniston's actions, claiming she was "milking" her split with Pitt.
Tonya claims Jolie said: "Oh my God, it makes me want to throw up! She shot her mouth off and Oprah took it all in. The audience took it all in. They were all against Brad and me from that moment on. She wanted people to feel sorry for her that her marriage was down the pan. Brad and I couldn't defend ourselves.: Tonya adds: "Ange told Oprah she was extremely upset with her and wanted nothing to do with the show, even though Oprah reportedly said, 'Don't bear a grudge against me."
If that's true it's awesome and of course Jolie would think Aniston is an idiot. We wish Aniston would just shut up and go away already. Once the Jolie-Pitt baby emerges she's going to be even more miserable.
Before Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt flew to Africa last week, the couple stocked up on baby stuff at a Paris boutique – including dresses, socks, a bonnet and a layette, an observer tells PEOPLE.
"We think it's a girl, but we're not 100-percent certain," the observer says he overheard Jolie say during the private shopping jaunt.
Still, the source tells PEOPLE that the actress also purchased a gray T-shirt with the word "boy" on it . . . "just in case." Besides, she said, "since I already have a boy and a girl, it doesn't really matter."
We heard earlier that that Jolie-Pitts were expecting a boy, so they may have staged the shopping trip and spoken loudly to throw off the tabloids.
Us Weekly claims to have the exclusive news that Jolie has decided to stay in Africa to give birth. They quote a source saying that:
“it was important for them to have the baby in a place where they can also make a statement. . . . He wants her to be happy, and he knows how much she wanted the baby to be born in Africa.”
While it is unknown whether Jolie plans to give birth in a natural, non-medical setting in Africa, an out-of-hospital childbirth is a safe option for a healthy first time mother. According to the book "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" by Henci Goer, medical studies show that home and birthing center (non-medical) births are safer and result in a better outcome for mother and child.
It may seen unconventional for Jolie to give birth in Africa, but it's not irresponsible. She's just looking for a safe, secure place for her child to come into the world. Women have done it for eons.
Update: People are saying that Africa is a dangerous place to give birth due to the threat of malaria. This may be true, but don't you think that Jolie knows about that and has prepared for it medically? She's a smart woman.
According to The Insider, at around 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, a Sheriff’s Deputy from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department accompanied investigators from the Department Of Children and Family Services to the Malibu home of Britney Spears
A source tells Us that the Sheriff’s visit was part of the ongoing investigation into allegations that Spears drove a car while her baby, Sean Preston, sat on her lap. “It was part of the child endangerment investigation,” says the source, who adds that Britney was told ahead of time by her lawyers that the DFCS would be paying a visit. “She knew they were coming. It was all standard.” Source says that Spears’ attorneys do not Britney to be prosecuted. “It’s all political. They have to do [the investigation].”
On April 7, when Britney Spears and Kevin Federline realized that their baby, Sean Preston, had been sleeping more than usual, panic bells went off. Just six days earlier, the 7-month-old had taken a major fall from his high chair, a tumble that had his parents worried that he might have been critically injured.
They had every right to fret. After rushing Sean to a nearby hospital, they discovered he had a minor skull fracture (sometimes called a "scalp fracture" in babies), and a blood clot. And the doctors weren't the only ones to take notice! The next day, the Department of Children and Family Services began looking into the incident.
Bill Sammon, Washington Examiner: "A lot of critics are conflating the two and are saying that because Bush disclosed this piece of information, they're implying that Bush leaked the name."
Ben Affleck: "He probably also leaked the name. There's just no proof of that."
Sammon: "Even the prosecutor, even Fitzgerald is saying Bush didn't leak the name. So let's be clear, Bush didn't leak Valerie Plame's name -- not that we know of."
Affleck: "Because if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!"
Bill Maher: "That is treason."
Affleck: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that. Don't you think we should find out who leaked that name?"
Affleck is right, that is treason and Bush should be tried for it, not to mention the fact that he deliberately led the country into war on completely false pretenses.
Here's Violet Affleck. Linked pictures are about the same quality as shown in the header image above.
We did a little research and think we figured out Angelina and Brad's latest location. Reuters reports that the Jolie-Pitts have moved from The Burning Shore resort in Namibia that we posted pictures of earlier to "a lodge in the Etosha National Game Park in northern Namibia, where lions are a top tourist draw and would help deter intruders trying to photograph the couple." Obviously their last location was too accessible and did not afford them the privacy they were hoping.
There are manylodges in the Estosha National Game park. We browsed a lot of websites and compared prices. Most are nice, but not luxurious, and some are high-end, but have more than 15 rooms.
Inspired by the spectacular panoramas and cool breezes that the hilltop overlooking Ongava Game Lodge affords, the three exclusive Little Ongava units present Wilderness Safaris first 6 paw (Premier) accommodations in Namibia. Literally a camp above a camp - guests can select to be as private as they wish, or they can integrate and enjoy meals or even soak in the atmosphere with a cocktail at Ongava's popular bar overlooking the waterhole along with the Game Lodge guests.
Designed by a leading architect, drawing on historic, natural and cultural cues the design and decor integrates seamlessly with the Etosha National Park environment. Each spacious suite commands a private view of the waterhole and the plains beyond. Relax in your private infinity horizon plunge pool; luxuriate with both indoor and outdoor bathroom and shower facilities. Siesta in the independent sala, tucked away in the dolomite rock formation.
The dedicated main area, for the exclusive use of Little Ongava guests, lends itself to relaxed, stylish dining under an African sky.
Here are pictures of The Little Ongava Lodge. Again, this is our best guess, but it's much better than the rest of the area lodges, and we think we're right.
New York Magazine tries to move copies with a headline declaring that they have the first Brangelina baby photos. Of course all they have are fuzzy faked photos using lookalikes and a newborn. They even have the Angelina model pose with the baby at her breast.
The long filler article covers the paparazzi's scramble to get the first picture of the baby and societal fascination with it - a nonstory really. We'd rather read about how they're fighting or where they're sleeping in that Namibian Getaway.
In that sense, the birth marks the end of a modern fairy tale, the sentimental made-for-TV-movie moment of the happy new family in their cocoon of bliss (and for added narrative pleasure, there’s poor Aniston off smoking and getting naked in a bad-looking movie with chubby Vince Vaughn). Whoever contrives to get the shot of the gorgeous Pitt-Jolie offspring will not only enjoy a lucrative windfall. They’ll give us the closure we all crave, while throwing open the door to the next serial fairy tale (the inevitable marital bumps, etc.) that will delight and/or disgust millions of us around the world—and sell a ton of magazines. But first, the photo, or what Debra Birnbaum, the deputy editor of Life&Style, calls “the Holy Grail of celebrity journalism.”
According to those whose business it is to know such things, Jolie will likely give birth at Paris’s American Hospital during the first week of May, although she’s also believed to have booked rooms at Cedars-Sinai and Malibu’s St. John’s Hospital and may have done the same at hospitals in London, Berlin, and a Third World country—possibly Ethiopia, from where she adopted her daughter, Zahara. (Some of the same people who claim to have a good idea about where and when Jolie will give birth also seem to have a good idea about how: They say it will be a C-section. They also say it’s a boy.)
So, with Paris looking at the moment like the best bet, the paparazzi are brushing up on their French—and feeling a touch frénétique.
The paparazzi lament the hilly terrain and bad lighting in France, and the pesky laws that keep them away from celebrities as a result of Princess Di's death. Jolie and Pitt are expected to create a diversion when they leave the hospital so that the newborn can remain untouched by the lenses that follow the family everywhere. Of course it is thought that the world's most famous couple will sell the first pictures to the highest bidder to benefit one of Angelina's favorite charities. Angelina confirmed pregnancy rumors by letting Haitian charity Yele Haiti sell her bump pictures for $400,000 to People Magazine.
This news seems outdated now that the Jolie-Pitts are in Africa, and it's really just an excuse to post pictures of the lookalikes with a baby.
We read an unsourced rumor in the popbitch e-mail newsletter that Gwyneth Paltrow was tired of not being able to get drunk and had a C-section scheduled for this weekend. It looks like the rumor may have been true as Perez Hilton reports that Paltrow's child is now on the outside.
PerezHilton.com is very pleased to be the first media outlet to exclusively confirm that Gwyneth and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, are proud parents of a new baby boy.
We're waiting to hear confirmation on the poor kid's name.
Update: The boy's name is Moses. That's not as bad as it could have been.
Nestled amidst this ethereal beauty, on the edge of the largest sand dunes in the world, overlooking the mighty expanse of the Atlantic Ocean in between Swakopmund and Walvis Airport is the Burning Shore beach lodge.
A modern, luxurious establishment, this ocean-side lodge is locatedon Long Beach just south of the unique quaint town of Swakopmund.
It offers 7 Luxury Rooms and 5 Luxury Suites, all enjoying private bathroom facilities.
Prices range from a modest $134 to $268 per night for two people. By our crude calculations, a three month stay in the entire hotel would cost around $240,000 USD.
The couple have been plagued by fighting and breakup rumors, which initially seemed like heresay but have come to ring true to us.
Schooling the kids:
Angelina has told Brad she wants to home-school her kids so they’ll be free to travel the world. “It didn’t fit with Brad’s plan at all,” says an insider and a friend, adding that he hopes Angelina will change her mind so that the new baby and adopted kids (Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 15 months) grow up in a more traditional home.
Angelina feels trapped:
As her due date nears, the magazine reports that friends say Angelina Jolie is starting to feel trapped in her relationship with Brad Pitt. She even insisted he go to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to check out real estate because “she wanted her space.”
An Illegitimate baby:
They can’t seem to agree on anything lately,” says another confidante, adding that the pair has been arguing about everything from where baby, [sic] to whether or not to marry before the birth.
Hopefully some time away from the paparazzi and pressures of the city will help bring their relationship back on solid ground.
Here are our exclusively google-found pictures of the resort where Brad and Angelina are staying.
Star speculates that Katie is having second thoughts about her involvement in the Scientology cult and having a Scientology birth because she's spending 8 hours a day at the Celebrity Scientology Center with Tom, which means that she needs extra convincing:
(Katie) spends day after day — up to eight hours at a stretch -- at the Scientology Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, often with Tom, 43, by her side. Now, Star Magazine says it has learned what's going on behind those closed doors:
"If they're going to the center together regularly, it means that she is definitely resistant to something," a Scientology expert who prefers to remain unnamed tells Star.
"It wouldn't surprise me if Katie secretly wanted out of Scientology, out of her relationship with Tom, or both." The source says that at the center, "they are probably putting tremendous pressure on Katie to find out if she has any second thoughts about Scientology."
If the Scientologists were clever about it they would let off from Katie and let her come around gradually and think it's her own idea - kind of like Stockholm syndrome.
While the media focusses on the fact that she's supposed to remain silent during the birth, no one has really picked up the story that her baby will be left entirely alone on its first day in the world, and then removed from her and cared for by Scientology handlers for three days. That's even crazier and more cruel than asking a woman to stay silent during childbirth.
"Screaming is fine ... It's the words. If you can avoid saying certain phrases and words ... Just try to keep it as quiet as possible. Of course you're going to groan and yell. It hurts. Just keep it to a minimum."
Here's Katie out shopping yesterday for paper goods. A commenter on the board where we found the pictures (although they're originally from Just Jared) said that her Scientology handler(s) had enough sense to keep out of the picture.
She also is said to wants kids right away, which is celebrity-code for "I'm pregnant."
A more mature blonde-haired and groomed Lavigne appeared at the Kids Choice Awards last week looking nothing like she did during her 'Complicated' years. And speaking of kids, Avril wants some of her own, and stat.
Lavigne -- who got engaged to her fellow Canadian last summer -- has told her friends to brace themselves for a traditional white wedding at an undisclosed church in Beverly Hills.
Avril is said to be planning a reception with circus performers, comedians and popular rock bands. She'll probably make a mint off selling the pictures.
Liev Schreiber hosted Dewar's "Hot Scot" party at Cielo last night in New York. Noticeably absent was his girlfriend of one year, Australian actress Naomi Watts.
Watts and Schreiber have been plagued by breakup rumors since Watts attended the Oscars alone. The NY Daily News reported a couple weeks ago that the two were seeking different partners and that a source said Watts found Schreiber too controlling.
Reader Millie e-mailed her take on the relationship. She thinks that the control issue is bogus and that Schreiber remains interested and wants to marry Watts, but that she has cold feet. She also points out a video of Schreiber protecting Watts from the paparrazi that was filmed in late January as clear evidence that he cares for her.
Reader Carrie hooked us up again by pointing us to these pictures from KatieHolmes.com of Holmes shopping in Hollywood yesterday.
As they've done throughout her pregnancy, people joked that she didn't really look pregnant and seemed to be carrying a beach ball under her shirt in the pictures that came out yesterday. In these latest pictures, you can see her protruding belly button through her top.
PopSugar does the math and points out that Katie is due any day now, belying the rumors that she's too far along and faking the pregnancy.
PageSix thinks it's news that Tom and Katie slobber all over each other in front of the press. Supposedly Katie looked vacant and wide-eyed during Tom's interview with Premiere magazine, in which he revealed his abusive childhood and made out with her:
"Holmes . . . wore a large diamond engagement ring. She seemed dazed, passive and vacant. She never stopped smiling." Holmes continued smiling through the interview as Cruise described how his father beat him, and as Cruise was "hooting how beautiful she was, touching and kissing her like a teenage boy on his first backseat date, aware that he was being watched." Creepy.
Seriously, though, why is this news?
What seems the most suspicious to us is the fact that Holmes is shopping for shoes right before she's giving birth. My feet were incredibly swollen when I was pregnant. Holmes is seen with some sensible flip-flops, but she also considers some pointy flats. Girl - those are not going to fit after the baby comes!
Unless the Namibian government is cashing in on the tourism trend of claiming that the Jolie-Pitts favor your nation, Angelina and Brad are now in Africa. This means that the rumor that Angelina wanted to give bith is Africa may have been true and that we were totally wrong. This will not be the first time.
MEGA stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived in Namibia at the crack of dawn yesterday. As far as The Namibian was able to establish last night, the couple have reportedly brought their two children - Maddox and Zahara - with them.
It is unclear how long they will stay in Namibia, or what the family's plans are while they are here.
At the weekend, wire reports emanating from overseas speculated that Jolie, who is pregnant with Pitt's child, was coming to have her baby in Namibia.
Alternative reports have suggested that the family is just on a visit...
Sources in Europe earlier told The Namibian that the couple had flown out of Le Bourget airport in Paris in a private jet on Monday night - believed to be headed for Namibia.
Jolie is no stranger to Namibia. The Oscar-winning actress spent time in the country in 2002 during the filming of the international feature movie on refugees, 'Beyond Borders', at Swakopmund.
Namibia is believed to hold particularly fond memories for Jolie. It was here that she took legal custody of her adopted Cambodian son, Maddox, in March 2002.
Maybe the Jolie-Pitts will get some peace from the paparazzi in the nation of Namibia, or maybe some enterprising Namibians will get out their cameras and start shooting.
Regardless let's hope that Brad is no longer banished to the couch and that he gets some loving in Africa. PopBytes posted these scans of a Star Magazine article that claims that Angelina is uncomfortable in bed due to her pregnancy (been there) and is having Brad sleep on the couch of their apartment in Paris.
Star also claims that Jolie and Pitt are fighting and that Jolie wants her children to grow up in Europe while Pitt is homesick for the comforts of America.
We were reluctant to admit that Pitt and Jolie were having trouble, but this might be true. Maybe after the baby is born and they've carved out a little space for themselves in Africa they'll be on better terms. It certainly must be stressful to have people follow you everywhere, and it can't be easy to move around so much.
Lavigne, 21, has been engaged to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley, 25, since June 2005. The two have owned a home together in Beverly Hills for nearly two years. Lavigne has a small heart-shaped pink tattoo on her right wrist inscribed with the letter "D" and her fiance has been seen out with a wedding band on his left hand.
Kevin Federline, who amazed everyone by getting a paid job last week, is under fire from 80s pop star Thomas Dolby for using the signature music from "She Blinded me with Science" on his latest "rap" song accessible from his 1997-era MySpace. (link launches automatic "music")
Next item: Britney Spears’ husband Kevin Federline, whom I’d never heard of until a few days ago, appears to have illegally sampled one of my compositions. On his MySpace site you can download an MP3 which uses a looped sample from Mobb Deep’s ‘Get It Twisted’, which in turn copped the string line from my own song ‘She Blinded Me With Science.’
Now, Mobb Deep did it the right way and had his label BMG come and ask for a license. They paid me a fee and a royalty on the sales of Mobb Deep’s record. However K-Fed, as his fans affectionately refer to him, did NOT ask permission, he just went ahead and did it. He is therefore blatantly violating the copyright law. And laws aside, he owed it to me as an artist to ask if I minded that he recorded a vitriolic rap over the top of my music. It starts off ‘This is for the HATERS…’ and goes on to blast the media, paparrazzi and all his other critics, sparing no expletives along the way.
BMG Records have also had their copyright violated, as they own the master to Mobb Deep’s record. But BMG don’t want to rock the Britney boat so they are turning a blind eye. It’s pathetic! Turns out K-Fed has no management, label or lawyer, so it’s going to be hard getting hold of him. So K-Fed, if you’re reading this, I’m asking you nicely to take the track down ASAP. Or maybe you’d prefer me to come after some of your wife’s ill-gotten gains?
We hope this story is not true, because it's quite ridiculous. Supposedly Cruise has ordered a custom-made pacifier for Katie Holmes to gnaw on during childbirth so that she can keep quiet while squeezing the baby out in accordance with Scientology edicts:
It's a specially crafted adult pacifier, reports Star magazine.
"He commissioned an adult-sized 'binky' for her to clench between her teeth, hoping that it'll squelch her screams," a source tells the mag. "In keeping with a Scientology silent birth, Tom is prepared to do whatever it takes to muffle Katie's moans and groans during the delivery."
Cruise's PR rep, Arnold Robinson, denied the existence of an adult pacifier. As for its manufacture, a spokeswoman for NYU's School of Dentistry told Lowdown: "We haven't heard of it, but it doesn't mean a dentist wouldn't do it."
Actually it doesn't matter if this is true or not, because we know for certain that Kate is supposed to keep quiet during childbirth and that's bad enough. I personally had a drug-free childbirth and it's possible with hypnosis and a lot of preparation, but I could not imagine trying to keep quiet in the pushing stage. It's really hard to get the baby out and there's nothing wrong with making a little noise.
Someone on the JJB board (board is down now or I would link to it) mentioned that Scientology was created by a man in the 1950s who was a failed science fiction writer. There's so much more to it than that, including nefarious motivations and some truly evil practices, but that about sums up L. Ron Hubbard's knowledge of childbirth.
We really wish Katie the best and think it's terrible how much pressure is being put on her to conform to the ridiculous and misguided rules of Scientology. Childbirth is hard enough without having to be quiet and hand your baby over to strangers after it's born.
Spears has been criticized by a host of foundations representing the interests of smaller people, who have branded the stunt at last month's (Mar. 21) surprise event utterly tasteless.
At the party, hosted in a Las Vegas, Nevada restaurant, two female dwarves were reportedly employed to carry in Kevin Federline's 28th birthday cake, while another dressed as a miniature Sonny Bono alongside a Cher look-alike.
Horrified sources claim boozy guests giggled and cheered, with some jokingly suggesting a dwarf-throwing contest.
But dwarf groups are enraged at the appearances, insisting the stunt was demeaning.
A member of America's Billy Barty Foundation - named after the late diminutive Hollywood veteran - says, "It is wicked to hurl abuse at anyone of diminished height simply because they are small.
"We know dwarves and midgets who are immense in stature because of their talent.
"Mostly they are able to rise above any insults. But inevitably, feelings are hurt by nasty comments. There's only one word for it - bullying."
Here are some little people organizations so that we can all be a little more enlightened about how offensive Britney's actions were. (Again, there are no official press releases, but it may be helpful to get someone else's point of view.)
- Dwarfism.org, which notes that the term "midget" is highly offensive
- The Children of Difference Foundation
- Little People of America
Britney is said to be due in September if she's really pregnant. We don't think that dumb bitch should produce any more children, and hope that the nanny can drum some sense into SP, because he doesn't have much of a chance with the parents he's got.
Here's Britney getting her hair done and talking on the phone yesterday. [via]