Posts By Becky Howard


Report: Heidi Klum Welcomes Baby Girl, Maybe


Heidi Klum has allegedly welcomed her fourth child, giving birth to a girl on Friday afternoon. According to RadarOnline, the soon-to-all-be Samuel clan have named her Lou, although there’s still no official announcement and sources later denied the new baby report.

Lou is Heidi’s third child with husband Seal – the couple already have sons Henry and Jochen – and a daughter Leni with ex Flavio Briatore. Experienced mom Heidi also apparently needed little time to pop Lou out – delivering her within one hour of being induced. Ouch! And congratulations! [Photo: FilmMagic]


Christina Hendricks Gets Married


Boys (and ladies), the mourning period begins now. Those va-va-voom curves and beautiful boobage belonging to amazing actress Christina Hendricks is officially off the market, as she’s married her fiancé Geoffrey Arend. The couple wed in a ceremony at NYC’s Il Buco restaurant on Sunday that they kept “intimate.”

As Joan Holloway in Mad Men, Christina could make a sack look sexy, so this is one wedding dress we’d kill to see. Congratulations! [Photo: Getty Images]


Suri Goes To Catholic School


Katie Holmes has rebelled against her husband Tom Cruise and vast amounts of Scientology brain-training by enrolling their daughter Suri in a Catholic pre-school. According to a report, the super-stylish tot is not going to be committing the works of Xenu to heart just yet, as she’s attending Catholic Charities Yawkey Centre For Early Education And Learning in Boston.

“[Katie] is not convinced by Scientology and has told Tom that she wants Suri to be educated as a Catholic – as she was. They had been having huge problems agreeing on her school. To say they were having arguments is putting it mildly – but Tom came around to the idea in the end,” reports the Daily Mail.

While we’re pleasantly surprised to hear that Katie indeed has a foot, and she likes to put it down sometimes, a little bell is ringing in our head reminding us of Nicole Kidman. Didn’t she end up trying to reject Scientology for her and their adopted kids before the split? We’re just sayin’. [Photo: WireImage]


Boyband Star Dies At 33


In another shocking death this year, Irish boyband star Stephen Gately has died at the age of just 33.  Stephen had been a member of Boyzone, who topped the charts and broke sales records in Britain and Ireland during the 1990s, and who recently made a comeback.  Stephen passed away suddenly on a holiday in Majorca – and the cause of death has now been confirmed as a pulmonary oedema.

Aside from huge success with Boyzone, Stephen was also notable for being the first member of a boy group to come out as gay, which he did in 1999. He married his long-term partner Andrew Cowles in a civil service ceremony in 2006.

Writing that they are “completely devastated” on his official website, the other members of the band say, “Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. He lit up our lives and those of the many friends he had all over the world.”  [Photo: Getty Images]


Jude Law Is Definitely The $3 Million Babydaddy


Jude Law has been confirmed as the father of Samantha Burke’s baby daughter. The Mail on Sunday reports that DNA tests conducted by the model/actress have “conclusively established that Jude Law is Sophia’s father.”

“Check back in six months. Maybe she and Jude will be getting married,” her agent Eileen Koch added in a bizarre statement. Was she being ironic? Amusing? Or are the unlikely couple secretly dating over dirty nappies and broken nights?

The news that he is definitely the babydaddy is thought to cost Jude around $3m in maintenance payments for the next 18 years. And we’re still amazed that a 36-year-old man with three children already and no intention of settling down, can still get himself into this, er, “situation”. [Photos: WireImage, Splash News Online]


Madonna Dumps Trainer Tracy

The scary pairing of Madonna and her “teeny-tiny dancer’s body” -obsessed trainer Tracy Anderson has come to an end.  As if reminding us all who’s the boss here, it’s been confirmed that the two have “parted ways” after Tracy rose to worldwide fame as the woman behind Madonna’s (and Gwyneth Paltrow’s) age-defying figure.

As with any sudden split, lots of rumors have hit the blogs about the possible reasons behind the news. Tracy’s camp claims it’s simple because she “wanted to look after her son” (mm-hmmm), but the juicier gossip has it that Her Madgesty was seriously displeased that Tracy’s relationship with Philippe van den Bossche was to blame. The former head of M’s Raising Malawi charity, he quit to move to NYC with Anderson, who then reportedly didn’t travel with Madonna until the end of her tour so she could be with her new man.  We could have told them that when you’re working with a world-class diva like Madonna, don’t let her know that she’s NOT number one in your world.


Amy Winehouse TV Performance: What’s The Verdict?

Watching Amy Winehouse perform is increasingly becoming more like witnessing a tipsy old auntie get up on the dancefloor at a family wedding. Stomach in knots, you are willing her to get through it without humiliating herself, and find yourself exhaling in relief when it all ends. And so it was when Amy took to primetime television in the UK on Saturday night.

As a backing singer for her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield’s performance of “Mama Said” on Strictly Come Dancing, she at least didn’t fall over or storm off. But Amy looked more than a little wobbly, with a certain vacant look on her face and her flailing arms were apparently unable to keep in rhythm with the other singers. Sigh. Baby steps, still, baby steps.  [Video: YouTube]


Marcia Cross Wants Us To Eat More Fries

When we think of Marcia Cross, eating a nice big plate of potatoes is possibly one of the last things we’d think of (we normally think about who’d win between her and Nicole Kidman in a Waxy Face-Off). But the impossibly slim, diet-conscious Marcia is now flogging Rooster potato brand to the Brits. Yep, the country that loves chips (OK, fries) more than life itself, coming a close second to crisps (OK, chips) is being sold them by a woman we very much doubt lets many of those carbs pass her lips. Ever.

But, hey, they wanted her so much they’ve apparently paid her $5m for this ad where Marcia storms off in a huff at being asked by her “agent” to advertise potatoes. How desperately post-modern.  [Video: YouTube]


Drunk David Hasselhoff Punches Doctor, Taken To Hospital (Again)

David Hasselhoff is so far off dealing with his alcohol issues, it’s becoming seriously sad. The former actor and reality star had been drinking “for days” at the St Martin’s Lane hotel in London when his worried assistant called a doctor – whom Hasselhoff then punched out. He was then taken to dry out in hospital – the fifth time he’s suffered from alcohol poisoning this year.

“On this occasion he became so drunk he wet his hotel bed – ruining two mattresses – and was becoming a real pain for staff. His assistant Joe Townley was so concerned he called out a doctor. David was furious and lashed out at him – but mistakenly hit the doctor. They decided they had no option but to lock him in the basement until an ambulance arrived,” the Sun reports.

The Hoff had apparently been carried out of Simon Cowell’s birthday party on the weekend, and also been shouting at hotel guests before the intervention was staged. He spent two nights at a private hospital before being discharged yesterday.


Frances Bean Cobain “Ashamed” Of Ali Lohan


Remember when Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie et al were the ultimate Hollywood party girls, cruising around town with the air flapping around their un-knickered ladygardens, their friendships and fallings-out the hot topic on everyone’s lips? Well, as if we need further reminding, those days are over, those girls are, like, way old now, and it’s all about the next generation of bitchy starlets.

We’ve already posted our plea to save Ali Lohan some sort of normal teenage years, but sadly our words are going unheeded. And now in a full-on Twitter rant, Frances Bean Cobain lays into the wannabe star for seeking fame without credibility. Highlights from the now-deleted post included, “Your [sic] not entitled to anything simply because your sister has a recognisable name… You blatantly don’t care how your [sic] recognized, its the objective to get famous and that is what makes you replaceable and a recycled idea.

“Well, I’m ashamed to have to be grouped into the same category of person as you. I would rather die a most painful death the be associated with the kind of career your trying to make for yourself.”

Unkinder souls than ours (ahem) might point out that Frances herself is actually only well known because her parents are Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain. But underneath all the brazen teenage swagger, she seems to be making the same sort of point that we are. [Photo: Splash News Online]