celebrity moms

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Report: Beyonce’s Surprise Pregnancy!

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That’s right: Beyonce’s having baby (allegedly, natch)! Well, that is if you believe Us Magazine’s sources, who claim that the 29-year-old songstress was apparently “shocked” to learn that she and husband Jay-Z are going to be parents. But we assume they were more than a little thrilled, too. A friend of the couple told Us that they considered the child “a gift from God.”

“She loves kids, but she wasn’t ready to be a mother just yet,” another source told Us. “She really wanted to get her album done and tour the world again.” But it looks like the world is going to have to wait, because Beyonce’s destiny is with child. And she has the full confidence of her sister Solange, who is already a mother herself. “She’s got the most beautiful heart,” she says of her big sis. “She’ll be a great mom.”

Looks like Jay-Z will be getting some extra high-fives from the Knicks and the Nets tonight!

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@katespencer)

Matt Damon’s Wife Shows Off Them Preggo Apples

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Matt Damon‘s pregnant wife, Luciana Barroso, is our new hero. At the Hereafter premiere red carpet she rejected the various muumuus and empire-waisted dresses so often thrown at pregnant women and instead embraced every curve on her body and then some. Who knew that third trimester+animal print+skin-tight would equal such a winning combination?

As a fellow pregnant lady (32 weeks and counting) we are declaring Luciana my new heroine. We can speak from experience when we say pregnancy makes everything (everything) bigger, and it can be easy and comfy and nice and simple just to slip into some flowy cotton number and call it a night. But Luciana’s dress is both sexy (legs!) and smart (notice that boob coverage?). And to top it all off, she’s bringin’ it in heels, swollen ankles be damned.

How do we like them apples, you ask? Uh, like a lot.

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by (@hallekiefer)

It’s Bebé Time For Penélope Cruz And Javier Bardem

Get married in July, announce your pregnancy in September: just how we like our celebrity parents! A rep for Kuranda, the actress’s talent agency, confirms that yes, Penélope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are 4 ½ months pregnant with their first baby. The couple has been notoriously close-lipped about their personal life; Cruz and Bardem didn’t even acknowledge they had plans to get married until weeks after their wedding this summer.  If they could have it their way, we probably wouldn’t know about little Rafael or Lucia until he or she was in junior high. But the baby cat is out of the bag now!

Javier is currently in Paris promoting the Spanish film Biutiful, while Cruz is headed to London to finish shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. We imagine a lot  of her scenes will have Penélope standing behind oaken barrels or waist-high piles of gold doubloons. Some people think babies can hear inside the womb, which means the first thing their kid will hear is Johnny Depp yelling in a pirate accent. All infants should be so lucky!

by (@hallekiefer)

Lily Allen Discusses Health Scare During Pregnancy, How Crappy It Is “Living In Fear”

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We were thrilled when singer and hot mom Lily Allen announced she had a bun in the oven in August, but unfortunately her journey to Parent Town is not going as smoothly as it could be. After experiencing a miscarriage in 2008, Lily Allen faces pregnancy complications again she carries her second bundle this year. “I came off the pill and, weirdly, a week later it happened. But then it was really difficult, I had complications,” said the songstress, whose upcoming child with boyfriend Sam Cooper will be her first.

Says Allen, “I had about a week and a half of really heavy bleeding and had to have lots of scans … I’ve been living in fear for the past three months.” Aw! Poor Lily.  We wish the only thing she had to worry about was getting into a fistfight with Elton John, like in the good old days.

Allen’s pregnancy might be a big source of stress right now, but she has already taken steps to drop her biggest annoyance: pop stardom. “I don’t think it’s that much a part of me, to be honest,” she says of her musical career, which is currently on an indefinite hold. “It’s something I’ve done, that I enjoyed doing, and I may go back to doing it in years to come, but I’ve got to believe that there is more.” Which means those of us waiting for her next album might be out of luck until that kid graduates middle school. We hope Lily breezes through the rest of her pregnancy, and we encourage her to step back in the recording studio as soon as she feels the urge. Or as soon as she can strap her kid into a baby Bjorn, which ever comes first. [Photo: Getty Images]

by (@hallekiefer)

Miley’s Mom Legally Changes Her Name; Majority Continue To Call Her Miley’s Mom

If you’re going to model your life after somebody, you could do worse than to pick a pop superstar. If that pop star happens to be your daughter, well, even better. Miley Cyrus’s mom Tish Cyrus is about to follow in her little girl’s footsteps and getting her name legally changed…to her nickname.

Last week Mama Cyrus applied to have her first name officially changed  from Leticia to Tish, a moniker she’s been called “for as long as she can remember.” Miley famously changed her name from Destiny Hope Cyrus in 2008, adopting her nickname after having her cheeks pinched for years for being so “smiley”.

While this is America, home of the free, and as such Tish Cyrus can do whatever she wants with her life, we do find it a little weird that the elder Cyrus would bother to legally swap her name for a shorter form of the same one. It’s like being named William and going to court to have your license say Bill; why even bother? Besides, when you’re related to a millionaire, most people probably just end up calling you “Ma’am” or  “Your Highness” anyway. At least, that’s what we will make people call us when our kids are indentured to Disney (fingers crossed!)

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Style Wars: Who’s Rocking The Cutest Maternity Wear?

Maybe it’s the slow ticking time bomb we call our biological clock that has us so focused on mothers-to-be lately – we’re obsessed with Christina Applegate‘s maternity style and we’re dying for the moment Mariah Carey admits she’s pregnant. So we can’t help but love checking out the style of other celebs who are expecting.

This weekend, Lily Allen and Alicia Keys were both out and about, looking fresh and fab – we just can’t decide whose look we like best. Place your vote for who made the most of this Labor Day weekend (while preparing for their own labor day) in our style poll.

[Photos: Getty Images]

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by (@katespencer)

Okay Jolie-Pitt Kids, We Get It. You Dress Better Than We Do.

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Is it wrong to resent children for being 100 times more stylish with you? That’s the moral dilemma we’re grappling today while glaring at these pics of the Jolie-Pitt clan skipping through the airport in Japan. It’s bad enough that Angelina and her toothpick legs can pull of the silk dress-flip flop combo (and in an airport, no less) but the fact that every single one of her kids looks better than we do today is really crushing our already crushed ego.

The massive grins, the perfectly combed hair, the yellow-neutral color palette? Whoever art directed the family photo op deserves some serious Salt cash and a gin and tonic or two. And seriously, Pax -  a f*cking suit with sunglasses and a little cap? Really? Stomp a little harder on our hearts, why don’t you.

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[Photo: Splash News Online]

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J. Lo Photo Shoot: Kids And Ass

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In addition to being a famous singer/dancer/actress/mother, Jennifer Lopez is also the world’s most famous backside. Not willing to let anyone forget that fact, J.Lo unintentionally showed it off during a photo shoot with her family in Malibu yesterday, as she tried to wrangle twins Max and Emme.

When Lopez and husband Marc Anthony weren’t trying to get the kids to pose with their momma, they were seen getting cozy with each other and sharing a tender moment. It’s funny how a pair of man capris really softens Anthony’s look, he barely looks like Skeletor at all in these shots.

All in all, it was just another family outing for the Lopez-Anthonys, getting professionally photographed on the beach with dozens of onlookers and some bare, super-famous ass showing.

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[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Tori Spelling’s 3-Year-Old Is On Twitter

Call it “Sh*t My Kid Says”: Tori Spelling has started a Twitter account for her three-year-old son Liam where she transcribes the funny things the child says.  The Twitter site is called LiamsWorld and so far, it contains pithy gems like “My belly roars like a monster. It says MUST EAT LOLLIPOPS! Yum!” and “Mama, you’re Lady Gaga cause you have yellow hair and you are fancy!”

Look, it’s a well-known fact that kids really do say the darnedest things, and so far Liam’s tweets are cute, but we can’t help but feel like Twitter for a toddler is taking things too far, especially…well, especially when you’re Tori Spelling and already have books and reality shows about your life and now you’re taking even more privacy away from your defenseless kid. Little Liam is going to grow up thinking it’s expected that he write books with his name punnily inserted into the title (What would make a better first memoir? “One In A MillLIAM”, “LIAM La Vida Loca” or “LIAM? I Don’t Even Know Him!”) and that just by being an heir to the Spelling name, he has to stay in the spotlight or feud with his family to maintain his fame.

Wait, hang on. We thought of a few more titles for Liam’s possible autobiographies, guys. We can’t help it, it’s like Tori is willing this to happen. “iamLIAM”. “LIAM Me Alone!” “LIAM On Me, When You’re Not Strong” (obvs, a self-help guide) and the title he can use in case he gets involved with drugs “Somebody Hand Me My vaLIAM”. Of course, maybe we’re exaggerating just a little, but the kid already has 19,000 Twitter followers, so there’s clearly an audience for the tiny wordsmith.

by (@missmuttoo)

Scientologists Weigh In On John Travolta, Kelly Preston’s New Baby

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We just wrote about John Travolta and Kelly Preston‘s new baby. After the news came out, various Scientologists – Travolta and Preston are both staunch believers – have expressed their opinions on why the couple got pregnant.

They’ve had to cope with the devastating loss of their 16-year-old autistic son, Jett Travolta, from a seizure, which happened last year. The tenets of Scientology state that a follower’s spirit has had multiple lives. It will live on in another body after death, and thus carries on never truly passing away.

Michael Pattinson, an artist who quit Scientology in 1997 after 24 years and later, sued the group, thinks they’re having this baby so that Jett’s spirit will live on! He said, “The whole ethos of Scientology is that we come back. With Sea Org [the sect's upper echelon], they ask members to sign billion-year contracts. Their motto is ‘We Come Back.’ It makes sense that the Travoltas would have another baby after losing Jett.”

A Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis disagrees, saying, “We believe that when people pass away, the spirit leaves the body and moves to another body right away. I wouldn’t want to make any comment on the Travoltas and the passing of their son, but for someone to suggest such a thing sounds pretty reprehensible to me.”

Rick Ross, founder of the Ross Institute, which researches Scientology adds, “I don’t believe they consider the child to be a reincarnation of Jett. I think they are fervently hoping the child will be born free of autism. They would have had Kelly go through the purification rundown to make sure her body is free of toxins. They believe surrounding negativity could affect an unborn child in the womb and will go to lengths to create a pure and positive environment.”

Whatever the reasons are, a person is entitled to their own belief system. Here’s hoping the baby, due November, is happy and healthy.

[Photo: Splash News Online]