Jude Law’s baby is due the same day ‘Hamlet’ opens on Broadway

Jude Law wins my prize for Most Self-Defeating Celebrity of the Year. I love him dearly, but my guy needs to keep it in his pants – or at the very least, buy condoms in bulk and actually use them. So his soon-to-be baby-mama, Samantha Burke, is most likely trying to get famous from her relationship with Jude Law. She had been blogging about her pregnancy, and she had even sent out some crazy, sexy cell phone pics of her “modeling” her bump in skimpy panties, using what looked like her parents’ back porch as a backdrop. Hot.

Although Samantha denies the “golddigger” label on her blog, I’m pretty sure that Jude is going to be paying for the this baby for a long, long time. Meanwhile, some sources have told the press that Jude didn’t even remember having the baby-making sex with Samantha – apparently, he was very ill at the time, and Samantha was acting like his sexy wet-nurse or something. Anyway, his swimmers found their way, and now Samantha’s due date is coming at a very inopportune time – the night Jude’s Broadway play opens:

Jude Law’s baby mama, Samantha Burke, says she’s “excited but a little anxious” with only a month to go until her baby is born. The model/actress wrote on her blog, “There is still so much to do to get ready.”

But Samantha — who promised her fans regular updates on her pregnancy — says she’ll now keep quiet until the birth. She added, “I’m going to sign off from this blog for now. Be sure to check back with me after Sophia arrives. I can’t wait!”

Baby Law looks certain to overshadow Jude’s other big production, “Hamlet,” which opens on Broadway Oct. 6 — the same day Sophia is due.

[From Page Six]

Chances are that Jude will not be around the Florida hospital room when Samantha delivers. Guess he’ll just send the check, then. Meanwhile, the Hamlet publicity machine is gearing up, and there was this nice little interview with Jude in the New York Times last week. I read the whole damn thing, and it only mentioned the baby drama at the very end with this:

Mr. Law is a regular presence in tabloid gossip columns. His divorce from the mother of his three children and his relationship with the actress Sienna Miller were both highly public. He has been in the news again lately, with the disclosure that a young woman with whom he had a one-night stand is pregnant, apparently with his child.

As a result interviewers are under strict instructions not to bring up anything remotely personal. Not that you would really want to; the character Mr. Law is playing seems to have enough on his plate right now.

And Mr. Law is not interested in public self-analysis. For a moment, in his dressing room in London, he came close, when he was discussing how actors internalize Hamlet by approaching the role through the prisms of their own personalities. In his case he embraces Hamlet’s mercurial nature, he said, more than the character’s melancholy.

“I’m probably much closer to Hamlet than you realize, but it’s not something I want to go into too much, or talk about,” he said. “But rather than having just his lows, where he goes down and stays there, I go up and down more. Perhaps that’s my reveal of myself. I quite like to shave off feelings, when they’re not too constructive, and physicalize them. I don’t want to sit and brood.”

After doing many movies in recent years, Mr. Law is taking a break. “To be honest, I don’t know what I’ll do after this,” he said. “I have no films planned. I haven’t been hugely inspired by what’s come my way in the film industry lately, and this has opened up my eyes to how great roles can be, and how great acting can be.”

[From the New York Times]

Did Hamlet have baby-mama drama with Ophelia? Is that what I’m getting? Did Ophelia send her nudie cell phone pictures to Us Weekly? Did Gertrude remind her son about the child support payments? Did Hamlet bang the first random waitress/model that offered to wipe his nose? Ah… I jest. I would love to see Jude’s Hamlet, I bet it’s very good. And God knows that if I went backstage to tell him how much I liked the play, I would end up pregnant. This is why I love Jude.

Jude Law is shown in the header on 8/23/09. Credit: WENN.com

Jude Law posters going up on Broadway Marquee for Hamlet at the Broadhurst Theater in NYC

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  1. Annie UhOh says:

    Please don’t tell me she’s really going to name this kid Sophia. It’s a very pretty name and all, but man, it’s so overused nowadays and trendy. I know someone who teaches a pre-school class with five Sophia/Sophies. Five. It’s especially unfair when Jude’s other (completely gorgeous) kids have such great, non-weird, slightly less-common names.

  2. journey says:

    granted jude is probably a sleeze, but if the tables were turned, and it was a woman who was laid out really sick, and they didn’t remember the sex, it would be considered rape, or at the very least, taking advantage of an incapacitated person.

    plus there was a csi show where a woman found a used condom discarded by a wealthy man and attempted to inject the little swimmers so she’d get pregnant and be set financially for life. golddiggers can be extremely creative! ask mel!

  3. Wow says:

    *And God knows that if I went backstage to tell him how much I liked the play, I would end up pregnant.*

    Ha! Speak on it. I’m all for you becoming Jude’s 50th baby-mama only if you promise to start your very own blog about the pregnancy? 😉

    At any rate, I hope she has a healthy child. But I do think she likes the attention she’s getting. She could have just made a twitter, facebook or myspace account and made it private to keep in touch with her family and real friends…if she really wanted privacy.

  4. Pole says:

    He is simply amazing as Hamlet. I saw it twice and he’s getting better too. I hope the succes of the play won’t be overshadowed by the media playing this up. I think it’s unfair to Jude who has asked for privacy and mostly extremly unfair to the child but with Ms. Burke as a mother I guess that’s too much to hope for.

  5. Firestarter says:

    Why do men insist on wearing tight t-shirts under suits? It is not fashion forward and it never looks nice.

  6. hatsumomo says:

    She has fans?! Who? Her parents? ‘Cause I like my celebs with some talent and substance to back it up.

  7. DeeDee says:

    This woman has go to be the biggest, most shameless fameho I’ve ever seen.

    And Jude would have had to have been sick, or she was wearing a bag over her head.

  8. sheryl says:

    Kaiser, you have a better chance of getting pregnant by Mick Jagger; Jagger has seven children by four women:

    * By Marsha Hunt, he has daughter Karis Hunt Jagger
    * By Bianca Jagger, he has daughter Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger
    * By Jerry Hall he has daughter Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger, son James Leroy Augustin Jagger, daughter Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger, and son Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger
    * By Luciana Gimenez, he has son Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger

    And he has grandchildren now, too. So…if his powers of fertilization have gotten stronger with time, you might could have your own grandchild with him!

    I think you’re safe with Jude, though. It’s Jagger I’d worry about.

  9. lway says:

    Jude is a dumbass. He got himself into this – would love to see how he juggles this one. If he does not pitch up and the hospital to welcome his baby girl into the world he will be such a bad person.

    If he (the star of the show) is not at the premier of Hamlet – boy, will he be in trouble.

    Grab the popcorn – this is going to be much more exciting than Hamlet or any other movie 🙂

  10. clare says:

    Jude is planning on a DNA test, I hope!

  11. Pole says:

    Why would he be considered a bad person if he’s not present at the birth? Nothing so far – from either side – has suggested that he’s going to be a constant presence in the life of the child. It’s rather obvious that he and Ms. Burke doesn’t even talk to each other so I don’t see them hanging out in the future, child or no child.

  12. sheryl says:

    There is no reason on earth for Jude to be at the birth. He wasn’t even told there was a baby until a month ago. He had no decision in it. SB made the decisions and accepted the responsibility involved, knowing they didn’t have an ongoing relationship, and he’ll do his part by financially supporting the child. It’s presumptuous to assume she even needs or wants him there. I mean, I’m sure she wouldn’t refuse his presence or turn him away, but I see no reason to assume she feels close enough to need him to be there. People just look at things so negatively and with such tunnel vision. It’s really not that bad, people. They are fully capable of handling it without us (and the media) sticking our big fat noses in it. Ah, but it’s fun to slaughter those that won’t answer back, ain’t it?

    All I know or care is that he better be at Hamlet when I’m there!