Ah, Nashville. We watch you for the great music and Connie Britton‘s luminescent skin, but we continue to tune in to see how you’ll one-up yourself in terms of ridiculous plot lines. Seriously, what can you possibly add to a nighttime soap opera that’s already featured a country star in a coma, a fake miscarriage made more convincing with pig’s blood, and a murder-suicide carried out in order to prevent a sex tape from leaking? The only two possible answers here are a) a pregnancy of dubious paternity or b) the arrival of a heretofore unacknowledged evil twin.
Lucky for us, Hayden Panettiere is pregnant in real life, and her character, Juliette Barnes, had some drunk sex with evil Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson), the nasty record label exec who is most definitely not her boyfriend — how could she cheat on Avery (Jonathan Jackson)??? He became so likable! — so we’re definitely getting a pregnancy this season; it’s been confirmed that her pregnancy will be written into the series. We are thrilled for Hayden in real life, but also, way to give us the next amazing plot twist on the show, girlfriend!
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are the latest to join the ranks of celebrity couples expecting a child, and if Kunis is anything like her famous female counterparts, we fully expect her to stay hot, sexy, and in-shape during the pregnancy. We support women who are preparing to bring another life into the world in any physical state, but it’s hard to ignore that so many celebs go to extreme lengths to keep their bodies tight during the process. Check out our gallery above for a look look at some of the lovely ladies who remained impeccably fit while carrying, and watch the video below to see Kristin Cavallari explain how she got her body back after giving birth.
“Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!!” tweeted Fergie excitedly earlier today, confirming that she’s pregnant. This is the first child for the couple — the Fergs and her exceedingly handsome husband Josh Duhamel — and we can’t wait to hear more details. Is that both of them Photoshopped into the instagram picture attached to her message? Is this going to be a Black Eyed Pea oe Pea-ette? When is she due? Possible baby names? Also, this baby has some mad awesome genes so he or she is going to be gorgeous. More importantly, Fergie just gave us the cutest hashtag, ever, attached to the tweet, attached below. We’re sending a huge congratulations to the new parents-to-be! Read more…
Get ready world, because the Brangelina army might be growing even larger. Star Magazine is reporting that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expecting their 7th (!) child. A few more and they’ll have enough for their own softball team! Angie gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne in July 2008, and eldest Shiloh was born way back in May 2006. Considering the fact that they’ve also adopted three children, it’s safe to assume that these superstars are really in to the whole parenting thing.
“Angelina has been talking about having another child for years now,” a source tells Star. “But Brad kept putting his foot down because of their intense schedules and chaotic lifestyle.” Well now she’s apparently pregnant, so Brad must either have had a change of heart, or a really poor grasp on biology. “She had morning sickness and didn’t want to draw attention to herself in public,” the insider continued. “She’s focusing on the other children right now, trying to prepare them for the new baby.” In (questionable) fact, she intensely believes that the new bundle will be born a boy. “Shiloh has even determined that the baby’s name must be John,” they offer in weirdly specific detail.
In the December 2011 issue of Marie Claire, Angelina did hint that another pregnancy might not be far off. “Nothing is planned at the moment, but we just don’t know. I could end up pregnant.” But somehow we’re going to need more than Angelina just keeping a low profile to fully believe this story…for now.
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There’s been sporadic news about Shakira through her pregnancy. We’ve seen adorable pictures of her baby bump, but not as many as we’d like. More, please? We’ve also been punked with a fake birth announcement by her hot footballer, babydaddy, boyfriend, Gerard Pique. Now, the beauteous couple has combined their gorgeous, soon-to-be-parental coupledom for a pre-natal portrait that is drop-dead amazo, and a call for a good cause. Shakira sent a tweet out yesterday that read, “We’d like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you.” The picture you see of them above was attached to the tweet and the link led to a beautifully illustrated UNICEF page that said, “Join Shakira & Gerard Pique’s world baby shower to help UNICEF save children’s lives.” Donate, and you’ll receive a personalized thank you from the couple. It’s a lovely gesture, we think. The singer’s added message also reads, “To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations. Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us. Every expectant parent around the world shares all the same hopes and dreams for their children that we do,” adds Shakira. “Yet many don’t share the same opportunities. Together we know we can change that.” Anyone else want to hug Shaki, right about now? We do!
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There is so much weird going on in this story, guys. First of all, if you watch the video above, apparently the guys behind the camera bought Amber Rose ice cream to tempt her to talk to them — making it feel like she’s a zoo animal they’re tempting to come to the fence to say hi. Not that we’d be able to refuse Ninja Turtles ice cream either. So then, as the eight-months pregnant model accepts their treat, she says, “My husband loves Ninja Turtles!” And immediately TMZ explodes in a round of speculation about when and where Amber and Wiz Khalifa eloped.
Well, maybe they did legally tie the knot — as Hollywood Life points out, Wiz told Hot 97 last year that he and Amber wanted to make things legal before their son was born, but then have a real wedding afterwards, when she can fit into a dress and drink. Or maybe she’s just messing with them. Or maybe using a figure of speech, calling him her husband for fun, particularly in the context of something silly like TMNT.
Either way, we are going to go steal Amber’s wardrobe now. That “Kapow!” dress is way cuter than anything we’ve ever seen in the maternity department. As is this cute dress (and silly hat) she wore at her East Coast baby shower. (Here’s the one from her L.A. shower.)
In her life and career, Jessica Simpson has had some hits — her fashion empire, that one Nancy Sinatra cover, Newlyweds, baby Maxwell — and misses — Nick Lachey, John Mayer, Dukes of Hazzard, the rest of her music. But we are feeling really optimistic about her next big project: a sitcom based on her life for NBC. We’re sure it’s no accident that the day NBC announced they were shooting a pilot for untitled series, she made a very cute appearance on The Tonight Show (on NBC, natch). As she told Jay Leno about her second accidental pregnancy, she was not Chicken of the Sea-level cute, but she told the kind of sweet, self-deprecating story that would fit quite nicely into a not-too-groundbreaking half-hour comedy.
Asked if pregnancy number two was planned, she responded, “Oh, no! Apparently it was part of God’s plan for my life,” she laughed. “I was extremely shocked. I was going through a lot of hormonal changes trying to get back to the old vibrant Jessica. It was kind of like a one-night stand. And it happened all over again.” Read more…
Is it the end of the road for Kim Kardashian’s reality TV show career? Of course not, “momager” Kris Jenner would never let that happen, but it sounds like Kim’s baby daddy Kanye West is trying hard to make that a reality. Although he’s relatively tolerant of the famous family’s camera-friendly outlook on life, an insider close to the couple tell Hollywood Life that it’s not the life he wants for his child.
“I know deep down, [Kanye] isn’t trying to pimp out his baby like that,” the source says, creating a truly disturbing image in the process. “He and Kim got way more than enough money to take care of 100 kids if they want to have that many. But he know that when it comes to Kim and her family, especially that mother of hers, it’s all business and that show is how they make their money. So he juggling all this [stuff] in his head right now, but he ain’t all hyped about it yet because [the filming] hasn’t gone down yet.”
The friend goes on to remind us that Yeezy is a dude who does his own thing, regardless of what other people might think. “Kanye is a man who acts on his own! People need to remember that.” This is not exactly news to most of us. Remember the whole Taylor Swift VMAs thing? Or that Katrina telethon? Or…pretty much his entire career?
While most celeb-obsessed eyes are still nursing real or vicarious Golden Globes-related hangovers, we thought we’d bring you a bit of news from the U.K., namely, that St. James Palace has decided to reveal Kate Middleton’s due date. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July,” said a statement released to Us Weekly.
This announcement confirms two things for us: 1) She’s not having twins, as some had speculated due to the prevalence of extreme morning sickness among women carrying multiples. And 2) her hospitalization forced the royals to reveal her pregnancy about a month before they ideally would have liked to. If she’s due in July, she was very early into her first month or two of pregnancy when they made the announcement.
But the great news is that Kate is doing much better these days. “The Duchess’s condition continues to improve since her stay in hospital last month,” the royal statement says. And now we can all begin to buy those baby gifts for the happy couple. We just hope they don’t invite these guys to the shower.
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We love a dose of precious metal especially when it’s done so, so right. We’re talking the colors and not pure metal, though, which is even more interesting. Last night’s Golden Globes brought us the gifts of Kristen Bell and Emily Blunt who wore silver and gold, respectively, in a manner that invites spontaneous sighs of approval. Special mention has to be given to Kristen who is a couple of months pregnant and has taken awards show maternity dressing to a new high. Her silvery Jenny Packham Spring 2013 gown flowed over her like a dream and that crystal embroidery over the bodice and neckline is ethereal. Similar props have to be given for the makeup and hair. Emily’s embroidered gold Michael Kors gown — hurrah for the cut-outs — also floored us. The touch of ruby through her jewelry, highlighted as she wore her hair up in a bun, is such an unusual choice but it works so well.
While the looked amazo head-on, here’s the back-view. Kristen’s crystal trail adds the extra bit of glamour, while Emily’s cut-outs with the simple body-con silhouette keeps it minimal, yet incredibly sexy. Bravo, ladies!
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