Did we laugh too soon? Pete Wentz ran to his blog last night to dismiss rumors that no one wants to buy pictures of a baby named Bronx Mowgli. According to him, he didn’t even put them up for sale (perhaps, but did Papa Joe?). From his post, titled, “ring, ring, it’s the truth calling” (sounds like a Fall Out Boy song title):
About baby pics gossip: truth is like every celeb couple we were offered mounds and mounds of money by mags from here to Guam to pimp out the baby. We just don’t want to go down that road with him.
We are not placing judgment on those that do as they often use the money in a very charitable way. However, we have made the decision to not sell Bronx’s baby pictures right now. We understand that like other celebrities have said, “there is a bounty on our heads” for these pictures. There is a danger when there are cameras being held over walls and into our backyard. We are followed day and night and that was fine when it was us but we are going to do our best to shelter Bronx from that as much as possible.
…ps trust me he’s cute. he looks like his mommy.
So let’s get this straight: to protect your child from overzealous photographers, you’re going to deny us staged photos? Won’t the paps be more aggressive now that a good look at the kid will be worth something? Maybe you should let Papa Joe do the thinking, Pete.
Mariah Carey is really teasing us with a million-and-one signs she’s up the spout APART from a verbal confirmation that she is indeed carrying a mini-Mimi. She’s refused the booze on national TV, cheered her way out of an ob/gyn appointment, and has now scrapped plans for a tour next year. Because, clearly, she’d be much too pregnant by that time. Although there’s been no word yet, her spokesperson is quoted as saying, “I have not been told she’s pregnant.” Which is not even really denying it AT ALL.
We wish that Mimi would break the good news publicly before Christmas, so we can while away those long hours with the family inventing some “creative” baby names for Mrs Cannon to take inspiration from. Yaysers! [Source: The Sun, Photo: WireImage]
All due to respect to Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Kingston Rossdale, Suri Cruise and Valentina Pinnault, but Matilda Ledger is making us regret not nominating her Cutest Kid Of ’08 in the Scandalist Awards. The tricycle! That hat! The cat-ears! The dangling flaps! Her smile! It’s just too much—that kid is cuter than a Christmas special. Matilda wuz robbed!
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That Angelina Jolie really can do no wrong: adopting babies, donating millions and saving lives. And apparently her generosity runs over into the way she treats her staff. A source close to Angelina and Brad Pitt reveals that Angelina treats her staff like friends by “buying them presents and inviting them to dinner,” while babydaddy Brad Pitt tries to keep his distance. “She gives them extravagant gifts and once had personalized T-shirts made for all of them to wear to a party.” Did they say Team Angelina????
The eight-member Brangelina family has a large team including bodyguards and nannies, and the source says that Angelina often asks them for advice on everything from what she is wearing to how to handle her children.
Apparently Brad does not like the loose way Angie treats the staff. “Angelina wasn’t strict about having staff sign confidentiality agreements, but that all changed when Brad moved in. He makes sure she’s far more careful when it comes to who they let into their lives.” [Source: Page Six Magazine; Photo: Getty Images]
It’s about time Tom Cruise learned that you can’t expect a toddler to giggle for the cameras on cue. Daddy may admire how the baby looks in pap snaps, but he should have realized a couple things. One, daddy is not mommy. Two, it was a little cold for short sleeves yesterday. And finally, awkwardly hauling her around in a bundled coat won’t improve things. Keep up this daily schedule of public appearances and it won’t be long until Suri takes her first public tantrum shots. Even “fun, happy” girls want some time off!
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Ahhh, just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a happy story of two celebrity families coming together at holiday time. Although they haven’t been spotted together for five months (but that’s usual with bestest ever pals, isn’t it?), David and Victoria Beckham yesterday stepped out to watch Katie Holmes in her Broadway play, then joined Tom Cruise and their Power Tots for dinner after the show at Il Cantorini.
How lovely. Let’s just hope that Suri didn’t ruin the carefully stage-managed happy reunion by bragging about being the most powerful kid in showbiz. Poor little Cruz Beckham is only number six. [Source: Daily Mail; Photos: Splash News Online]
We can’t imagine Christina Aguilera taking advice from anyone (she clearly doesn’t even check properly with the mirror when she leaves the house these days), so we’re surprised to learn that she has a new Mommy Mentor in Nicole Richie.
“I didn’t know much about Nicole, but because our little ones are born one day apart and through mutual friends, I’ve had the opportunity of getting to know her. And I was blown away with how great of a mum she is. I actually ask her for advice because she has a lot of great things that she does for her little one. She’s even a little more stricter with battery operated toys and what not, she’s a great woman,” she told Fox News.
Whaa? Battery-operated whats? We didn’t know there were any battery-operated toys you needed to be strict about. Ahem. We’re confused now and want to stay that way. [Photos: WireImage]
“It’s amazing!” smoking hot mother-of-four Brooke Burke exclaimed after winning Dancing With The Stars last night. Brooke beat out Lance Bass and Warren Sapp to take home the mirror-ball trophy, which she says she will rotate through her daughters’ rooms.
“My family’s really ready for me to come home,” she says, “but they’re also so happy because they sacrificed a lot and were so supportive.” Check out our gallery of hot mama Brooke on the beach with her family earlier this year! [Source: Us Weekly; Photos: Getty Images, Splash News Online]
She’s already spoken about wanting to extend her brood of six, but is Angelina Jolie up the spout/got a bun in the oven/sperminated/insert euphemism of choice here AGAIN? Magazines both here in the UK and in the US reckon so. Britain’s Closer mag is reporting that Queen MILF pulled out of an event last week due to her pregnancy: “Ange and Brad were in London for a VIP screening of her new movie Changeling, and had planned to attend a launch night. But her people said they couldn’t come as they were ‘expecting’.” And In Touch magazine adds to the claims, splashing on the news of Angelina’s ‘PREGNANCY JOY‘! (Ow, our ears hurt.)
Her reps have denied the claims, but hey, that’s what they’re supposed to do. And while we shake in terror at the thought of having that many kids to deal with, we all know Ange is cut from a very different cloth. A cloth that continues to muffle every squeak of possible baby news for Jennifer Aniston by just popping out more kids. [Source: Closer, In Touch Weekly; Photo: Splash News Online]
New parents Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz and their five-day-old bundle of joy have big plans already. The family is reportedly planning to move from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, New York as soon as the family gets used to their new routine. A family friend said, “They want to settle into their new life with a baby before they move to Brooklyn.”
Pete, Ashlee, and Bronx will join other fellow celebrity families who choose Brooklyn for its kid friendliness, such as Michelle Williams and Matilda Ledger, and Jennifer Connolly and Paul Bettany. As far as that unique middle name they gave their baby, they reportedly chose it because, “Pete and Ashlee want Bronx to be a survivor, just like Mowgli.” [Source:OK!; Photo: Getty Images]