Isn’t it always the way? Jamie-Lynn Spears announced her pregnancy at the age of 16 right when her mother Lynne announced she’d be authoring a book on parenting, and now Bristol Palin, daughter of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin announces her pregnancy at 17. Sorry mom and dad!
While that information seems like a blow to the reputation of the parents, it’s formed a bond between the girls, as Jamie-Lynn recently sent Bristol $60 worth of pink burp clothes from Beverly Hills boutique Petit Tresor. Along with the gift came a note reading, “Dear Bristol, Hang in there, xoxo, Jamie Lynn.”
Do we even know if Bristol is expecting a girl, or is Jamie-Lynn challenging conventional gender roles and giving the Republicans something to think about? Or maybe the boutique was just out of yellow … [Top photos: Getty Images; bottom photo: Splash News Online]
Before Demi Moore‘s star turn on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991 when she was seven months pregnant, and the phrase “celebrity baby bump” didn’t even exist. These days, the term seems to have magazines and websites devoted to it and we all know what to expect when the celebs are expecting. Jennifer Lopez, famous for her extreme particularity, is one-upping all those other moms. In a recent interview with Elle, the singer told the mag that she felt the urge to commission a book of photos of her pregnant self: “I was like, ‘How am I going to rock this moment of my life?’ … I felt very womanly. Marc was in a dream. He loved it.”
The book, shot by photographer Tony Duran, was a Valentine’s Day gift to husband Marc Anthony. Elle writer Peter Rubin describes it as “oversize, lushly shot, and frankly looks like the sexiest maternity catalog in existence: Jennifer in full makeup, hair done up, wearing long cashmere sweaters pulled up to expose her nigh-to-bursting belly.” Twins Max and Emme were born two weeks after the photo shoot, and in true Lopez fashion, they themselves are rumored never to have worn the same onesie twice. [Photo: WireImage]
No love is lost for Kate Hudson and her ex-hubby, The Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson. “Look, we’re still basically living together! We’ve figured it out,” the blonde starlet tells the October issue of Cosmopolitan. “I mean, obviously, nothing’s perfect, but I could never look at [our divorce] as a mistake. Robinson filed for divorce from Hudson in 2006 after almost six years of marriage. “If anything,” she adds, “it’s the best thing that ever happened to us.”
The actress prefers to stay tight-lipped about her current romances, but she openly reveals details about Robinson. “I married Chris, I had a baby with Chris, Chris will be in my life for the rest of my life,” she said. She’s had a long string of romances since their divorce (Owen Wilson and Lance Armstrong, among them), but her priority is always their four-year-old son Ryder.
“No matter what is going on in my life, relationship-wise, Chris takes absolute precedence,” she said. “It’s important for Ryder to hear me say how wonderful Chris is, and how much Chris misses him.” [Photo: FilmMagic]
Tiger Woods is expecting a second child with wife Elin Nordegren. The happy couple is already parents to one-year-old Sam Alexis (pictured above), and they’ve talked about having a large family since their 2004 wedding. Woods shared the exciting news with his fans while contemplating the highs and lows of this year on his official website. The golf golden boy had won the U.S. Open in an exciting playoff, and then unfortunately had to take a break after successful knee surgery. He discussed the positive affects of the injury on his personal life, “While my injury has been disappointing and frustrating, it has allowed me to spend a lot of time watching Sam grow,” he writes. “I can’t begin to tell you how rewarding it is being a dad and spending time with her and Elin. The injury has been a blessing and a disappointment.” No word on whether their new bundle of joy will be a boy or a girl, but Sam’s new sibling is expected to arrive in late winter. [Photo: Getty Images Sport]
Kingston Rossdale has to be suffering from a little jealousy now that baby bro Zuma has taken his place as Gwen Stefani‘s littlest (at least you’re not named Zuma, kid), so it was nice of daddy Gavin Rossdale to take the older tot to Malibu for the day to soak in some rays, watch the water…and run into Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi! Good to see big brother’s still getting some quality time.
TomKat may wear matching faded jeans (barf), but only Tom wears lifts. [Dlisted]
Stop the press! K-Ci says he ignored JoJo‘s alleged bout of “epilepsy” because falling down on stage is part of his brother’s act. Cocaine? They can’t even spell cocaine (possibly because they’re high)! [Perez Hilton]
Being one of the most talked about women in the world doesn’t always guarantee success, as Katie Holmes‘ Broadway producers are finding out. Holmes is currently rehearsing for a turn on the Great White Way in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, and although previews don’t begin until September 18, ticket sales have not been boosted by her star power. You’d think that the public might consider shelling out, if only for a possible glimpse of husband Tom Cruise or baby Suri, but no dice. And despite the fact that John Lithgow and Dianne Weist also star, the hoards of 3rd Rock From the Sun and Edward Scissorhands fans just aren’t showing up either. The play has had under $1 million in ticket sales — not a lot by Broadway standards. Of course sometimes casting a star does work, in 2006 Julia Roberts‘ role in Three Days of Rain, sold out in one day.
At the very least, having Katie in NYC until January means the paparazzi will have plenty of opportunities to capture her out and about, lavishing Suri with Swarovski-encrusted binkies and taking her on pony rides down Fifth Avenue. We hope.
You can finally let out that breath you’ve been holding, Sporty Spice, a.k.a. Mel C. a.k.a. Melanie Chisholm is pregnant. Chisholm and her partner Thomas Starr have been together for six years but due to the fact that she was neither Posh nor Scary, we bet you didn’t know about him. It seems going on tour last year with the Spice Girls and being with so many children (Spice Offspring Tally: Posh:3, Scary: 2, Ginger:1, Baby:1) kick-started Sporty’s desire to start a family. Also, being excluded from concert photos might have been motivation for her as well. Chisholm is also reportedly working on her sixth (!) solo album, which seems like a lot. [Photo: WireImage]
Well, Gwen must o’ thought that it’s quite a joke
And it got a lot of laughs from a’ lots of folk,
It seems he’ll have to fight his whole life through, ma.
Some gal will giggle and he’ll get red
And some guy’ll laugh and he’ll bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named “Zuma.” [People]