Well this is crazy. Media Take Out is reporting that Nicki Minaj is pregnant. The website, which does not have the most credible sources (although occasionally they get things right, like when they were the first to report that Alicia Keys gave birth), claims to have an insider at Young Money Entertainment who says that Minaj asked for a reduced schedule recently because she’s pregnant with Safaree‘s child. The source says Lil’ Wayne is furious with Nicki over the news.
It should also be noted that MTO reported that Minaj was pregnant back in 2009, too, and clearly that didn’t pan out. That’s the thing about pregnancy rumors—all you need is a little bit of time to figure out if they’re true or not.
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This worked out so well for Dan Quayle. Potential presidential nominee Mike Huckabee, apparently forgetting our former VP’s Murphy Brown drama almost twenty years ago, is criticizing Natalie Portman for having a baby with boyfriend Benjamin Millepied without getting married first. “One of the things that’s troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman who boasts, ‘we’re not married but we’re having these children and they’re doing just fine,” Huckabee said on Michael Medved‘s radio show. “But there aren’t really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie. And I think it gives a distorted image that yes, not everybody hires nannies, and caretakers, and nurses.” Medved also claimed that the “most wonderful gift” Portman thanked Millepied for should have been a wedding ring, not a baby, apparently forgetting that Portman and Millepied are engaged.
“I think it gives a distorted image,” continued Huckabee. “It’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of- wedlock children. Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care. And that’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of-wedlock children.” Since Huckabee claims 41% of children in America are born out of wedlock, maybe the dude should realize no one is glamorizing single motherhood here—they’re merely not giving adult women crap for living their lives as they see fit. Will he criticize high-profile conservatives with multiple marriages for glamorizing divorce? And isn’t it just a little ironic he’s decrying the lack of education for single mothers while trying to shut down Planned Parenthood at the same time? Then again, maybe it’s just typical.
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When we saw pregnant Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak posing for the cover of In Touch Weekly wearing what looked to be a hand-me down bra and a weird pair of sheer panties last week, we immediate thought to ourselves, “That woman has no shame!” After the shock wore off, we began thinking: A) What other celebrities have flaunted their baby bumps on the cover of national magazines and B) Was their pursuit of fame more naked than their actual bodies?
Well, as we discovered during an intense round of research, there are two types of celebrities who use their unborn children to score themselves more publicity: the Prudes and the Shameless. Not every pregnant celebrity wants to pull a Demi Moore, you see. Some, like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Celine Dion, don’t want to offend their base by showing too much skin. Others, like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, clearly see Moore’s famous Vanity Fair cover as a necessary (and fun!) step in advancing one’s career and deem it necessary to push cultural boundaries. So, what do your favorite celebrities score on either the Prude Meter™ or Shameless Meter™? There’s only way to find out!
Alyssa Milano‘s name doesn’t even make the poster on her new movie Hall Pass, but she was the biggest star at the film’s premiere in LA night, thanks to Alyssa announcing her pregnancy only a few days before. It was her first time on the carpet since the revelation, and she was happy to show off her belly with a series of “proud and expectant” poses for the cameras. Not that we mind—much easier to talk about a baby bump than what Jason Sudeikis was wearing.
See more pics of Milano, and the actual stars of Hall Pass, in the gallery below.
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Remember when Demi Moore shocked the world by posing pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair? Yeah, well, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak’s appearance on the cover of this week’s Life & Style is pretty much nothing like that.
For starters, Demi Moore’s iconic photograph pushed the boundaries of how we, as a society, viewed female stars of stage and screen. While movie stars of the feminine persuasion used to literally go into hiding when they got pregnant, Demi and photographer Annie Leibovitz’s decision to put Moore’s swollen belly on the cover—hi there, Rumer!—made a bold statement not only about the beauty of the female form, but also about the traditional ways in which the bodies of female celebrities were objectified. Kim Zolciak, on the other hand, decided to don an ill-fitting pink bra and a pair of see-through lace panties as a fairly transparent way to land herself on the cover of Life & Style (not to mention a Hall of Fame spot in the pregnancy wing of Awkward Family Photos). This makes her RHoA castmate Phaedra Parks’s decision to deep throat a pickle while pregnant look positively resplendent in comparison!
As soon as we heard that Alyssa Milano is pregnant, we knew it was just the next step in her grand plan for 2011: The Year of Alyssa Milano. Well, maybe not consciously, but we can definitely see that triumphant gleam in her eye. “They’re just over the moon. They are so excited,” a friend told People about Alyssa and her husband Dave Bugliari, who married in 2009 after dating for three years. “Yes, it’s true. And we couldn’t be happier. Thank you for your warm wishes and love!” Milano confirmed on Twitter this afternoon, before making a check on her giant chalkboard of life achievements. Well, we’re assuming.
In addition to bringing forth new life from her womb, Milano was cast in New Year’s Eve alongside Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, and many of 4,967 A-list stars that appeared in Gary Marshall‘s Valentine’s Day last year. The couple expect their bundle to arrive this fall, which means little Alyssa will probably be able to hold his or her head up when Milano accepts her Golden Globe and/or Oscar. We’re calling it now!
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Jessica Alba had a happy Facebook update this morning, revealing to fans that she’s pregnant with her second child. “It’s been a while since I’ve been on FB & I thought I’d drop by to let you all in on some exciting news,” she wrote. “Honor is going to be a Big Sister! Cash and I are thrilled and wanted to share the news directly with you so you didn’t hear about it somewhere else. I appreciated all of the love and support you all gave me during my first pregnancy and will definitely appreciate it again this time around. Have a great day!”
See recent photos of Alba, husband Cash Warren and young daughter Honor in the gallery below.
Maybe the pregnancy hormones got Victoria Beckham to act out here. That’s a not-so-discreet finger, possibly directed at the paps swarming her home. Mrs Becks was on her way to Heathrow to catch a flight to New York to prepare for New York Fashion Week. The world is basically her runway, because when she got off the plane at JFK, watch her work the airport.
Let’s also play “where’s the bump” because in those skinny leather pants (also known as the most comfortable maternity wear ever, right), that scarf and those killer pumps, we can spot nary a change in her skinny silhouette. What happened to binges? What happened to swollen ankles? Not for our Vicky B, clearly. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Pregnant Pink is staying out of the limelight at the moment, but she’s not going to let aggressive paps be the ones to show off her expanding baby bump—not when she’s been taking photography lessons anyway. “ALRIGHT…because paparazzi of today have absolutely no photographic skill or artistry whatsoever, and their pictures are hideous,” Pink tweeted to introduce her belly-centric shot. “I’m going to post a self-portrait I took yesterday morning for all of you asking to see belly shots. 3 wks ofphoto classes for me…and I am already a far better photographer than any one of them…”
While it’s definitely a cooler pic than we’ll see from the paps, it’s hard to tell just how big she’s gotten. If the point was to cut the media off at the pass, we’d call this a fail—there’s still going to be a market for shots of Pink pregnant with her first child. But as far as attempts to subvert the tabloids go, it’s a very pretty one!
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Earlier this year, Victoria Beckham announced she was pregnant with her fourth child. She and husband David have three sons, Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz, and have often discussed that their life would not be complete without the addition of a baby girl to their family.* (*This may be an exaggeration, but she has talked about wanting a daughter.)
Well, good news all around because the Beckhams are indeed having a girl. It’s been reported that Victoria, who is four months pregnant, had an ultrasound in January that confirmed the sex of the baby. A source has said “David and Victoria are over the moon. This will be their last child and to be told they are having a girl is the icing on the cake for the Beckham clan.” And here we thought being friends with Tom Cruise was the icing. The tiny Spice Girl is due this summer.