Good morning! Here’s a sexy photo of Octomom Nadya Suleman just eight days before she popped out those famous octuplets. If you live in California, whether you like it or not, you are going to help pay for her and her fourteen little angels!
Nadya, who lives with her parents and six other children in a three bedroom home in Los Angeles, currently receives food stamps and government aid for three of her six older children who range in age from two to seven. One is autistic, another has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a third experienced a mild speech delay with “tiny characteristics of autism.”
In California, a low-income family can receive Social Security payments of up to $793 a month for each disabled child. Three Sulemans totals $2,379.
The Suleman octuplets’ medical costs have not been revealed, but Kaiser Permanente, where the babies were born, has filed for Medi-Cal aid to cover the costs. In 2006, the average cost for a premature baby’s hospital stay in California was $164,273, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For octuplets that’s a grand total of $1.3 million!
Once the octuplets leave the hospital, the Suleman family will be an expensive bunch to raise. For a single mother, the cost of raising fourteen children through age seventeen ranges from $1.3 million to $2.7 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declined to comment on the taxpayer costs associated with the octuplets’ delivery and care. [Source: Associated Press; Photo: TMZ]
We’ve rarely envy starving babies in third world countries, but starving babies don’t usually get to spend quality time with Salma Hayek‘s breasts. The 30 Rock guest star put her legendary bosom to charitable use by feeding a child in Sierra Leone during a recent UNICEF visit (captured for posterity by Nightline).
I thought about it…am I being disloyal to my child, giving her milk away? I actually think my baby would be very proud to share her milk and when she grows up I’m going to make sure she continues to a generous and sharing person. And I think that’s the best thing I can give her as a mother.
That and your genes, Salma. Hopefully her urge to nurse will become a big trend among the rich and famous. Anything that helps impoverished children and bares celebrity breasts has to be a good thing, right?
Golf stud Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren have welcomed a new baby – a boy named Charlie Axel Woods!
Tiger wrote on his website, “Elin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Charlie Axel Woods, who was born on February 8, 2009. Both Charlie and Elin are doing great and we want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes and kind thoughts. Sam is very excited to be a big sister and we feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family. I also want to thank our doctors, nurses, and the hospital staff for their personal and professional care. We look forward to introducing Charlie to you at the appropriate time, and again thanks from all of us for your kindness and support.”
This is Tiger and Elin’s second child. Their daughter Sam was born in June of 2007.
Tiger missed the Buick Invitational Tournament in Torrey Pines, CA as he was awaiting the arrival of his new son who he said, “…takes precedence over anything I do golf-wise.” [Source: TigerWoods.com; Photo: Getty Images]
Oldest sibling Maddox is the boss in that other famous big family, the Jolie-Pitts. OK! reports that Maddox, 7, is the captain of the globetrotting family of eight.
“Brad calls him ‘Maddox in charge,'” a friend of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s tells OK! “He loves assigning his siblings chores!”
After Maddox puts Zahara on diaper duty for twin babies Knox and Vivienne, tells Shiloh to go polish up the Wii, and commands younger brother Pax to organize the family passports and travel documents, Mad attends to his more important managerial responsibilities – like assigning rooms to all of his siblings.
“Brad showed the kids pictures of the mansion they’re leasing on Long Island, and Mad decided to select the bedrooms for each of his brothers and sisters,” the friend reveals. Maddox definitely picked the room with the biggest closet for himself; he’s gotta have space to store all his fierce moon boots. [Photo: Getty Images]
The Federline brothers are going to the Circus! After a series of negotiations between Britney Spears, her conservator father Jamie, and ex-hubby Kevin Federline, an agreement has been reached regarding Britney taking her sons on her Circus tour. Sean Preston, 3, and Jayden James, 2, will be joining their mama from March 3 in New Orleans to April 28th in Chicago.
The news was confirmed on Britney’s blog by her tour designer Jamie King. “Britney is so excited to kick off her tour. She has been enjoying every moment of rehearsals and is looking forward to performing in front of a live audience again. Both Sean Preston and Jayden James will, in fact, be joining Britney throughout the duration of her tour,” he said.
Can you think of a better way to start your weekend than oogling at the latest shots of Zuma Rossdale? Neither can we.Check out the pics below of the rockstar baby enjoying an early morning playdate in the park with hot momma Gwen Stefani and fashionisto brother, Kingston.
With both Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders pregnant, a lot of people have wondered if their growing bellies would be utilized for a storyline on How I Met Your Mother. After all, Hannigan’s Lily is happily married to Marshall (played by I Love You, Man‘s Jason Segel), and it’s been awhile since someone took advantage of new babies in sitcomland. Not gonna happen, Hannigan toldUs Magazine.
It had been discussed whether or not they would write it in, and they had the opportunity to, but just working with babies for one week confirmed it’s a good thing they’re not writing it in. Babies are hard to work with!
Jason Segel is not the best with little babies. They seem to scream every time he comes near them. But once they’re, like, kids, they love him. So maybe if Lily could just pop out a 4-year old, it would be OK. But newborns? Noooo …. keep them away from Jason!
Awww! If anyone could put a novel spin on pregnancy cliches, it would have been these guys. But with ratings up and contracts extended, there’s plenty of time for the producers to change their minds.
Knox and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt are already following in their globetrotting siblings’ footsteps and racking up the stamps on their passports. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie carried their six-month-old twins, while the rest of the Brangelina bunch, Maddox,7, Pax,5, Zahara,4, and Shiloh,2, walked along their parents’ side as the family touched down at Narita International Airport in Chiba, Japan. [Photos: Getty Images]
Did David Banda get unfairly overlooked for the Cutest Kid of ’08 in ourScandalist awards? We’re thinking so judging by this photo. Madonna and Guy‘s youngest kid looks the business on a skiing trip with dad – those boots are worth an award on their own. And teaming the bright colors with simple, stylish black and gray – bravo, sir. We think the race in ’09 could be hotting up already… [Photo: Splash News Online]
Are Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller finally making nice after all the catfighting over Charlie Sheen? In Touch claims Charlie’s ex-wife and Brooke, currently pregnant with twins, have mended fences. “Brooke and Denise are on friendly terms now and she’s even thinking of inviting her to the baby shower in February,” the mag claims.
Since Charlie hooked up with Brooke after divorcing Denise in 2006, the two ladies have exchanged less than kind words about each other.
In 2007, when Charlie had already hooked up with Brooke, Denise filed a restraining order against him claiming that she needed to keep their daughters Sam,4, and Lola,3, away from him for their protection. Of the filing, Brooke said, “Denise’s claims are laughable at best.”
After Charlie and Denise battled it out in court over allowing their daughters to appear on Denise’s E! reality show, Brooke told Us magazine of the show, “Charlie and I both think it’s exploitative and not good.”
Brooke even claimed that after Denise had urged her “to be open to having a friendship with her,” Denise “tried to get Charlie to father another child and reconcile with her.”
So will we really see these two laughing over lunch soon? [Source: In Touch; Photo: Getty Images]