Celebrity Pregnant or Not

Don’t believe Ryan Seacrest, Britney Spears is NOT pregnant. Huh? If you missed the memo, apparently the “American Idol” host dropped the Britney pregnancy bomb on his Los Angeles radio show Wednesday morning, insisting the news came from a “reliable source.” Not “reliable” enough for Spears’ camp because now the singer’s manager is blasting Seacrest for sparking a “complete rumor.” The former derailed popstar is already the mother of two young sons, 3-year-old Sean Preston, and 2-year-old Jayden James, with ex-husband Kevin Federline. However, Spears’ rep says Britney is not planning to add to her family anytime soon. (Despite the … Continue reading

Sick Stars

He’s one of the funniest celebs on the planet, but Robin Williams’ current health condition is no laughing matter. The comedian needs heart surgery STAT. According to his rep, Williams’ needs an aortic valve replacement and will be forced to cancel the remainder of his one-man comedy show, “Weapons of Self-Destruction,” as a result. In a statement to fans released yesterday the “Dead Poet’s Society” star called his health scare a “minor setback” and promised that he would resume his act “after a little tune-up.” Williams was in Florida getting ready to perform in front of a live audience when … Continue reading

Big is Out and Goldblum is In

Actor Chris Noth—-best known for his role as Mr. Big in the “Sex and the City”—-is saying so long to “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Noth’s departure makes way for the introduction of Jeff Goldblum’s new character. According to show producers, Goldblum recently agreed to star in the show, which was picked up for a 16-episode eighth season by USA Network. “Criminal Intent,” is part of the “Law & Order” franchise that includes the original series and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Noth has been with “Criminal Intent” for the past three seasons playing New York police Detective Mike … Continue reading

Up for a Celebrity Hand-Me-Down?

How would you like to strap on a diaper bag worn by hunky Matt Damon? Perhaps you would prefer to strap your child into the same high chair Julianne Moore’s daughter ate her mom’s famous meatloaf in? You’ll get your chance beginning Tuesday when celebrity baby hand-me-downs go up for auction on eBay. A slew of famous parents dug deep to donate items their own children used to help kids in need. Organizers say proceeds raised from the Johnson & Johnson Celebrity Hand Me Down Auction will benefit charities such as the March of Dimes, Save the Children, Zero to … Continue reading

Celebrity Weekend Wrap

How did Madonna celebrate signing a new $120 million recording and touring contract with Live Nation? By sharing her new wealth with her aging daughter. Okay, the Material Girl’s daughter Lourdes is only 11, but the mother-daughter duo plus one (Lourdes’ best friend) reportedly dropped a ton of dough this weekend at a luxurious hotel in Santa Monica. According to news reports, the pop superstar pampered her daughter (and her pal) with a 6-hour spa treatment to celebrate the tween’s birthday. Madonna’s birthday girl was reportedly treated to various beautifying treatments including a brow wax, massage, facial, pedicure and manicure. … Continue reading

TV: Who’s Coming and Going

ISAIAH WASHINGTON It didn’t take Isaiah Washington long to bounce back from his “Grey’s Anatomy” firing. The actor is getting a second chance to flex his acting muscle on a new network—-NBC. Executives there just announced they offered Washington a role on a new drama and prospects for his own network series. Network big wigs announced Washington would be joining its new series “Bionic Woman” for five episodes. According to NBC, Washington will play “a mysterious person who is brought into the enigmatic scientific organization” responsible for creating bionic Jamie Sommers. The actor and NBC Universal Studios also are reportedly … Continue reading

Super Baby

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super Baby! Okay, he can’t fly and he doesn’t have x-ray vision, but he’s making headlines around the world nonetheless. “Super Tonio,” is the talk of Cancun, Mexico. Weighing in at a whopping 14.5 pounds, the big fella has put the popular Mexican resort city of Cancun in the records books. Visitors to the tropical vacation destination are leaving the sand and surf behind to stand outside a nursery ward window to catch a glance of Antonio Vasconcelos, who was born early Monday by Caesarean section. Nurses at the hospital where the massive … Continue reading

Hollywood Patriarch Dies

I recently blogged about the wonderful new addition Emmy-winning actress Mariska Hargitay and her husband welcomed into their home—a baby boy named August. Unfortunately, the tears of joy Hargitay shed just a few months ago have now turned to tears of sorrow. The actress’s father Mickey Hargitay, the actor and world champion bodybuilder died late last week. He was 80 years old. According to news reports, Hargitay died Thursday in Los Angeles of multiple myeloma. Hargitay was once married to 1950s sex siren Jayne Mansfield (the couple had three children together, including Mariska, before divorcing in 1964)–in that decade he … Continue reading

Celebrity Baby Boom–Do You Sense A Pattern Here?

“Oh look, Mariska Hargity had a baby boy,” I exclaimed. I hadn’t intended to say it out loud, but my husband who was sitting nearby heard me and replied: “Who?” After I explained that she was the actress who plays NYPD detective Olivia Benson on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” he responded, “Why do you care?” It’s a good question. Unfortunately, I don’t really have a good answer. I don’t really know. For some reason I am drawn to headlines that proclaim, “Hollywood Actress Welcomes New Bundle of Joy.” Perhaps, it’s because I remember the incredible jubilation I felt … Continue reading