“OMG! I’m pregnant!” reads the headline of Snooki’s Us Weekly cover story. But sorry, magazine people, the only thing that’s surprising here is how weird they’ve made her look. Her normally cute, round face is all sharp angles, and the cups of that dress are too small for her boobs, and she’s holding her belly like she’s five months pregnant, not 15 weeks. But we do like that headline, if only because we can hear Snook’s voice saying it in our head.
Snooki, who also confirmed that she and Jionni LaValle are engaged, said they found out she was pregnant after New Year’s, which made her panic about the baby’s health. “‘S–t, I’ve been drinking!’ I was worried,” she told the magazine. “It was New Year’s Eve and we were in Vegas, so I did go crazy.”
But now the two 24-year-olds are determined to be responsible parents. “I have different priorities now,” she said, and she doesn’t care what the public has to say about her impending motherhood, “As long as I know I’m ready and he’s ready.”
“We are not going to screw this up,” Jionni added.
Well, good for you kids. We hope you stick to it. And we also hope the paycheck for this cover goes toward a totally sweet nursery for your tiny guido/ette.
[Photo: Us Weekly]
The Muppets took Manhattan, sorry, the world, by storm again last year, thanks in part to Jason Segel’s tireless efforts to bring them back to the big screen. The movie even garnered an Oscar — Best Original Song for Bret McKenzie’s “Man or Muppet.” So why are we hearing that he won’t be involved in a sequel?
“My goal was to bring the Muppets back, and I think we’ve achieved that,” Segel told VH1 News over the weekend, while promoting his upcoming comedy, Jeff, Who Lives at Home. “So, I’m really confident that they’re in good hands now, and I’m very happy to let them walk on their own two legs.”
(Pause a minute, so you can enjoy the fact that he is still making corny puppet jokes.)
We’re used to putting our now-grown child stars in one of three categories: tragic failures, surprising success stories or tragic failures that managed to become surprising success stories. We mourn our Dana Platos and Corey Haims, celebrate the Jason Batemans and Neil Patrick Harrises and Danica McKellars, and are warily rooting for the Lindsay Lohans and Macaulay Culkins. But this week, we were reminded that like, you know, regular kids who grow up, there are many paths for child actors to take.
They can grow up to be Kirk Cameron, who’s long parlayed his Growing Pains fame into a platform for Christian evangelism, making Left Behind movies and all sorts public appearances to denounce the theory of evolution. Still, when he went on Piers Morgan last week and called homosexuality “unnatural, detrimental and ultimately destructive to foundations of civilization,” his co-stars, Tracey Gold and Alan Thicke, along with a whole lot of other celebs, reacted with outrage and disappointment in him. But really, whether we agree or not (not!), Cameron’s been rebelling against the Hollywood stereotype for ages now. Should we really be surprised? Read more…
Lenny Kravitz was his usual charming self in his interview for today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, and we got a little bit giddy when she asked about stories that everyone often congregated in his hotel room after the day’s shooting of The Hunger Games.
“That did happen; my room became ‘after hours,’ ” said Kravitz, who plays more-than-meets-the-eye stylist Cinna. “I was rehearsing for the world tour at the same time. … They listened to me play music. I had the wardrobe for the tour — there were racks of clothing everywhere, and Woody Harrelson would try out all my clothes and parade around the room.” Read more…
There’s good and bad news for Lindsay Lohan on the Monday after her fourth appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The good news: It was the second-highest-rated episode of the season, behind only the Charles Barkley episode that aired after an NFL playoff game. The bad: She’s being critically panned for seeming nervous and obviously reading cue cards. FABlife readers are pretty evenly divided in our poll: While 46 percent say she was “Terrible,” 23 percent thought she was “Fantastic,” and 30 percent said she did “OK.”
How did the castmembers think she did? Well, obvs they’re not about to pan Lindsay’s performance in public, but Taran Kellam, who co-starred with her in the “Real Housewives of Disney” and “B108FM” sketches, did talk to VH1 News about the experience on the red carpet of Epix’s Secret Policeman’s Ball on Sunday.
“There was, of course, apprehension going in, and she just diffused that almost immediately,” Taran admitted. “She was really great, a good sport.” Read more…
Forgive us if we take this latest Snooki news (and my god, the headlines are relentless these days) with a grain of salt: People reports that “a source” has confirmed that Snooki and boyfriend Jionni LaValle are not only expecting their first child, but also getting married. If so, then congrats, of course.
In our heads, we’ve concocted an alternate view of this rumor: Jionni and Snooks concocted it themselves, just to get their families off their backs about having a baby out of wedlock. That’s how we’d do it, anyway. And then take our time about making the actual decision to get hitched or not. Call us cynical and/or romantic. The couple did break up for a time last year, so it’s not the best idea to rush into this. (Best ideas are what Snooki is really good at.) Read more…
Hawaii Five-O star Alex O’Loughlin will miss at least one episode of the show as he takes a “short break” undergo treatment for a prescription painkiller addiction, his spokesperson says.
The 35-year-old Australian was prescribed the meds for a shoulder injury — which should surprise no one who’s witnessed him perform his own stunts for the action-packed series.
“Everyone at CBS TV Studios and Hawaii 5-0 wishes him well and we look forward to his return,” a CBS spokesperson said. And reportedly the show already has 19 of the season’s 22 episodes in the can, so he can take his time in an undisclosed Hawaii facility. Read more…
Yep, this is a wise, wise way to shut up those who thought Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries just for profit: She’s donating $200,000, twice the worth of her wedding gifts, to the Dream Foundation, according to TMZ. The site obtained a letter reportedly sent to all the guests at her August wedding that reads, “It has taken me some time to pull everything together but I wanted to let you know that the money for every gift received by me at my wedding has been donated to the Dream Foundation.”
Dream Foundation does for terminally ill adults what Make-A-Wish does for kids, granting them everything from dream vacations to paying for their family’s heating bills. A letter from the organization, also obtained by TMZ, says, Read more…
While Jessica Simpson appears to be in her 20th month of pregnancy, her ex-husband, Nick Lachey, has caught up to her in the baby-making race: He announced while guest-hosting Live With Kelly this morning that wife Vanessa Minnillo is pregnant with their first child.
“She started to feel a little different, not herself so she went to the store, got a pregnancy test, and it came back positive. So we are having a baby!” Nick said of Vanessa, whom he married last July. “I’ve had a chance to do a lot of great things in my career and my life but this is the one thing that, more than any other, I look forward to. The fact that it’s actually here, it’s overwhelming.”
According to Us Weekly, 30-year-old Minnillo, the host of Wipeout these days, is 12 weeks along. Some pics taken of her last weekend in Mexico appear to show her with a tiny baby bump — or as we like to call it, a normal-person’s stomach. We wonder if Baby Lachey and Simpson’s Baby Johnson will one day be friends?
Related: Ashlee Simpson Gushes About Becoming An Auntie, Bonding With Big Sis Jessica
Vanessa Minnillo Serenaded At Her Bachelorette Party By A Shirtless Nick Lachey Impersonator
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Lindsay Lohan admitted to Matt Lauer on Thursday that she was counting on her Saturday Night Live hosting gig to begin proving to the world (movie producers) that she’s a trustworthy, still-promising actress who’s ready and willing to work again. Seems like a tall order for a show whose original cast was basically high the entire time they were on air and which has put some episodes in the hands of such capable hands as Charles Barkley.
So, how did she do? It’s kind of hard to tell — it seems like the writers didn’t really put all their faith in LiLo, since in most skits, she was relegated to the sidelines or the straight-man role. Her opening monologue provided the most self-aware laughs: Read more…