Hollywood Baby Business

Just in time for the holidays Hollywood celebs are swaddling their greatest gifts… babies, babies, babies. Up first, former Sopranos star Drea de Matteo is a new mom. According to her rep, the actress gave birth to a baby girl, Alabama Gypsy Rose, Wednesday night. Alabama’s daddy is de Matteo’s musician boyfriend of six years, Shooter Jennings (the son of the late country legend Waylon Jennings). The new bundle of joy is the first child for the couple. In a few months, perhaps, baby Alabama can hook up for a playdate with Lou Diamond Phillips’ new daughter. Phillips and his … Continue reading

Celebrity Tidbits—Tyra’s Bad Rap, Tom “Dungeon Master” Cruise, and More

TYRA’S BAD RAP It’s nice to know that stars are not infallible. Model-turned-talk-show-host Tyra Banks always looks flawless on television, but now the world knows that even a Victoria Secret cover girl can make mistakes. Banks appeared on ABC’s chatfest “The View” a couple of days ago to clear up a nasty rumor that she was “cheap.” Turns out, a New York newspaper recently reported that Banks and music mogul Russell Simmons had “dined and dashed” after chowing down on breakfast at a Big Apple restaurant. The truth of the matter (according to Banks) is that the two stars mistakenly … Continue reading

Baby Cruise Turns One

Where does the time go? Remember when many of us (okay, many media outlets) questioned whether or not Tom Cruise’s then fiancée Katie Holmes had indeed given birth to a child? In the weeks and months that followed the reported birth of baby Cruise, various reporters filed stories that raised doubts about Suri Cruise’s existence. That was followed by a round of Suri sightings, before finally, a picture surfaced of the cutie sporting a full head of dark locks. Hard to believe all that transpired a year ago. The doted offspring of Holmes and Cruise just celebrated her first birthday … Continue reading

Katie Holmes’ New $43K Makeover and an Unexpected Hollywood Miracle

Recession? What recession? While the rest of the world (or at least us non-Hollywood types) is pinching pennies in these tough economic times, Tom Cruise’s wife is spending like there’s no tomorrow. Then again, maybe, Katie Holmes’ $43,000 makeover is just what the economy needs to help stimulate it. It’s just too bad she couldn’t drop the dough in her home country. According to reports, Holmes new longer do comes courtesy of some talented hair stylists in Japan. The UK’s Daily Mail claims Holmes shelled out £30,000 – which at today’s exchange rate comes out to more than $43,000 – … Continue reading

You Tube Towel Origami

Here is a great little activity that will add something special to your home. Towel Origami uses household towels and turns them into different animals and shapes. With towel origami, you can make your home feel like a vacation home or cruise ship, even if the economy prevents you from going away this year. At many vacation spots, staff often leave origami towels for guests to find. Towel origami animals will also delight children, and make even those reluctant to take a bath interested in the tub, or at least the towel! You can also impress your guests or visitors … Continue reading

Gwen Stefani Gives Birth

In a page right out of the crazy celebrity baby names book, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale are the proud parents of a new baby – Zuma Nesta Rock. Can you tell if it was a boy or girl by the name? Yeah, I couldn’t either. Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale is a bouncing baby boy, weighing in at 8 pounds 5 ounces according to Stefani’s publicist Dave Tomberlin. He also said in the statement that “Mother, baby and family are all happy and healthy.” “Family” includes big brother Kingston and step-sister Daisy Lowe (from … Continue reading

TV Stars Returning to the Small Screen

Michael J. Fox and Katie Holmes are retuning to their roots—the good ol’ boob tube. Producers of FX’s “Rescue Me,” say Fox will make his return to series TV with a four-episode guest role on the popular drama. But don’t expect the 47-year-old actor to be running around like his former “Family Ties” and “Spin City” characters. Show producers say on “Rescue Me,” Fox will play a wheelchair bound “very funny, very original character.” Fox’s character is the new boyfriend of Denis Leary’s character Tommy’s estranged wife Janet (Andrea Roth) and will be introduced in the fifth-season premiere next spring. … Continue reading

Celeb Splits: Mark and Sabrina, Andy and Marla, and Suri and Her Bottle

MARK AND SABRINA The other day I made the comment that more successful hook ups take place on a single season of “Dancing with the Stars” than on years of ABC’s other reality series “The Bachelor.” I counted pro dancer Mark Ballas and his former Cheetah Girl celebrity partner Sabrina Bryan among the “success” stories, but alas I may have spoken too soon. According to US Magazine, the sizzling hot couple, who met in November 2007 when they were partnered together on season five of DWTS, split a few weeks ago. “We are just friends now,” Ballas told US following … Continue reading

Famous Oprah Moments – Part 1

If you read one of Michele’s recent blogs, you know that Tom Cruise is appearing on the Oprah show again. This is the first time since his infamous couch-jumping incident. When Oprah asked him if he would take it back if he could, Cruise replied, “It was a moment and it was real” and “I just felt that way…That was just how I felt.” I am assuming that is a no. Then, Tom playfully accused Oprah of egging him on. This time, there was no manic couch jumping as Cruise put on the cruise control. But, there have been more … Continue reading

Hollywood’s Winners and Losers

Let’s start with the losers… When Penn Jillette got the boot from “Dancing with the Stars” last week he wasn’t the only one who went home a loser. His comedy-and-magic partner Teller lost $5,000 betting on his big-footed buddy. After the live results show aired Teller told reporters (yes, he actually talked) that he had placed a bet on Jillette in Vegas with the hopes that the loud-mouthed magician would go all the way on the sixth season of the mega-popular ABC dance competition. According to Vegas bookies, as of last week the odds against Jillette were 30-1 so Teller … Continue reading