Evan Rachel Wood is having a baby…and it’s not Marilyn Manson’s! Sorry, when we first heard the news we regressed to a few years ago when Wood was engaged to the shock rocker, and the thought of his spawn caused us to have flashbacks to Rosemary’s Baby. But then we remembered that the 25-year-old actress married Jamie Bell in October, and we chilled out a bit. And now the couple are having their first child together! Yay! And it’s not Manson’s. Double yay!
“Evan Rachel Wood and husband Jamie Bell confirmed that they are expecting their first child later this year,” a rep for the pair told Us Weekly. ”The couple is thrilled.” This is not the first baby news for the newlyweds, who met on the set of Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” back in 2005. Rumors were floating around that they were expecting soon after their wedding, but Evan (or is it Evan Rachel?) shot down the reports soon after. ”Sorry to disappoint. But no baby on the way here.” Now we’re so happy to report the opposite. Congrats to the happy couple! Check out the soon-to-be-parents being adorable in the gallery below.
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Our friends at NickMom know a thing or two about throwing kids’ birthday parties — and not in an annoying Martha Stewart-y kind of way — so we think this depiction of what’s probably going down at Blue Ivy Carter’s first birthday party has to be on the money. Check out the rest of it here.
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From the start, we’ve been skeptical about the pairing of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — would her reality-TV personality spoil his artsy ambitions? — but today comes a good sign that ‘Ye may actually be a great influence on his girlfriend. According to TMZ, Kardashian — who made mountains of cash selling her wedding to E! and People — and her baby daddy have refused a $3 million deal from an overseas tabloid for the first pics of Babye.
Now, if you still want to be cynical, you could suspect that they’re holding out for an even bigger deal, but TMZ’s sources say they’re not planning to sell the pics at all. That’s right in line with earlier stories that they don’t plan to make the kid a TV star either. Shocking, right? Could it be that Kimye are taking a parenting tip from BFFs Jay-Z and Beyonce, who have done a frustratingly good job at keeping coverage of Blue Ivy to a bare minimum? (BTW, happy birthday, BIC!) Hmmm, something tells us that they won’t go that far — some habits are hard to break.
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One year ago today, Beyonce’s baby bubble burst, bestowing the beautiful Blue Ivy Carter onto a breathless world (sorry we ran out of B’s at the end)! Jay-Z and Queen Bey’s little girl went on to dominate 2012, despite the fact that she wasn’t doing much more than eating mashed carrots and figuring out how to lift her head.
Clearly she got her dominating skills from her parents, and probably her Godmother Oprah Winfrey. Not that we’re judging, but we’ve been wondering what kind if path this mega-star offspring will take when she grows up and can actually…you know, do stuff. We’ve done our homework, and we’ve broken it down into the 5 basic Super-Couple Spawn varieties. Let us explain.
Super-Couple Spawn Variety 1: Parent Version 2.0
Like mother like daughter/like father like son, these famous folks get a leg-up with their name and try to stage a repeat performance of their parents’ success. Fame is a family business after all, but sometimes lightening doesn’t strike twice and the results are pretty mediocre. Examples of that include: Nancy Sinatra, Colin Hanks, Lisa Marie Presley, and Julian Lennon. But sometimes they do a pretty awesome job. Just like Goldie Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson, the multi-talented Smith kids Jayden and Willow, Donald Sutherland’s badass boy Kiefer, Kirk Douglas‘ slightly less bad-ass boy Michael, and Judy Garland’s triple-threat daughter Liza Minelli.
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With news of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s bun in the oven, we can’t help but wonder just how powerful their offspring is going to be. Just take the case of Blue Ivy, who reached number 7 on our list of celebs who dominated 2012 … just by being born! When it comes to Kimye’s spawn, the baby might actually be genetically primed for world domination, at least if he/she is anything like Kanye’s mom says he was as an infant.
Before Donda West tragically passed away in 2007, she sat down with VH1 News to talk about raising her son. Apparently there were very early signs of his powerful personality — even indications he’d like to rule the planet!
“I never saw that blank stare in Kanye’s eyes,” she told us. “Some babies come here, and it takes them a little bit longer to focus. It just seems like he came here knowing something, maybe something that I didn’t even know. … I looked into his eyes, and he had those two fingers in his mouth, and it just seemed like he was saying, ‘OK, I’m a few months old now; let me plan how I’m going to take over the world.’ ”
What a weird (wrong) world we live in when the first thing everyone asks about a pregnant celebrity is who will be paying her to lose her baby weight? But when that celebrity is Kim Kardashian, whose very fame relies on people paying her to live her life, we guess it’s not such an odd thing to speculate about. Which is probably why TMZ went straight to diet companies Medifast and Jenny Craig to see if they were considering a deal with Kim. The answer is nope, ’cause neither companies are interested in famous ladies at the moment.
Jessica Simpson, we’re going to let you finish gestating, but Kanye West and Kim Kardashian‘s baby is going to be the greatest baby of all time! Haha, yeah. Get used to hearing those kinds of jokes for the next nine months! Everyone and Bruce Jenner have been freaking out over Kanye and Kim’s pregnancy, and it got us thinking: what kind of parental unit will Kimye be? Yeezy and Kim both have a wealth of hard-earned knowledge we hope to pass down to their baby. Especially since you know that baby is going to be in front of a camera so fast…
“Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages!” Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique tweeted last night, announcing the slightly premature birth of his and girlfriend Shakira’s first child.
And the congrats started pouring in for the beautiful couple … until, er, he posted another message a few hours later:
Whee! New baby! Claire Danes and her British hubby (we have a top BILFs of 2012 up, FYI), Hugh Dancy have just welcomed a son making their family a happy little trio. And their new son has quite a solid name, full of gravitas — Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy. No Apple’s or Zuma’s for Carrie Mathison! Baby Cyrus made his grand appearance earlier this week, on Monday (that’s December 17) as confirmed by Claire’s spokesperson to People. The handsome couple have been married since 2009 after dating for three years. They met on the set of the film, Evening, FYI. Danes also publicly confirmed that she was pregnant in July this year, but was silent on the subject after, not revealing any details on due date or the sex of the baby. We’re now itching to see photos of little Cyrus, which we’re hoping will emerge soon. And may we offer a big congratulations to the first-time parents as well.
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Did we call this yesterday, or what? Actually, we didn’t really call it, as we tried to respect Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum’s wishes to announce their big news — that Jenna’s pregnant with their first baby — in the manner of their choosing, i.e. by having their rep confirm the news to Us Weekly and People today. But we just couldn’t ignore the fact that Jenna’s empire-waisted, princess-worthy gown screamed “baby bump” last night at VH1 DIVAS. And when Jenna and Elisha Cuthbert were onstage introducing Ciara, the Step Up star totally touched her belly in that semi-subconscious expectant mother way.
Jenna and Chan “are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year,” their rep told People. Congrats, you two! We hope the world can stand the inevitable cuteness a Tatum baby will bring. To prepare ourselves, here are some adorable pictures of the happy parents-to-be:
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