Did we call this yesterday, or what? Actually, we didn’t really call it, as we tried to respect Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum’s wishes to announce their big news — that Jenna’s pregnant with their first baby — in the manner of their choosing, i.e. by having their rep confirm the news to Us Weekly and People today. But we just couldn’t ignore the fact that Jenna’s empire-waisted, princess-worthy gown screamed “baby bump” last night at VH1 DIVAS. And when Jenna and Elisha Cuthbert were onstage introducing Ciara, the Step Up star totally touched her belly in that semi-subconscious expectant mother way.
Jenna and Chan “are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year,” their rep told People. Congrats, you two! We hope the world can stand the inevitable cuteness a Tatum baby will bring. To prepare ourselves, here are some adorable pictures of the happy parents-to-be:
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So, we still weren’t really sure whether to believe that Jessica Simpson is pregnant again, as was reported last week, but this latest story from Us Weekly has us thinking that the mag wouldn’t go out on a limb about TWO JSimps pregnancy stories if they weren’t really sure about them. After all, eventually we’ll find out the truth, one way or the other. This week’s news, from the print version out on Friday, is that the folks at Weight Watchers are “furious” with Jessica for getting pregnant so soon, when she’s still under contract with them (for a supposed $4 million) to lose her baby weight.
We’re not exactly sure when Jess went from a faded singer/actress we didn’t care much about to a star we kind of want to get up and fight for, but this story makes us mad all over again. If she IS in fact pregnant again, the very fact that her people aren’t confirming the news says that she probably didn’t plan this and is feeling rather bad about the whole thing. She’s worked really hard to shed those 70 pounds. Women sometimes get pregnant so soon because their cycles are out of whack, which is unfortunate — not because of multi-million-dollar endorsement deals, but because doctors recommend waiting a year between babies for optimal health of mother and child. And for a company that’s purportedly all about making women feel good about themselves to say (even behind closed doors) they’re angry at her for this would really suck.
The Us source does have one good point though: “No one wants to hear about a pregnant woman dieting.” Nope. More mac ‘n cheese for everyone, please!
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Can you even imagine what it’s like to be a nurse treating the expectant mother of the possible future King or Queen of England? It’s not like any hospital nurses have easy gigs as it is, what with the long hours and bodily fluids and being responsible for people’s health. Sure, the staff at King Edward VII’s hospital were probably initially excited that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, would be treated for her extreme morning sickness at their facility, but then the pressure was on to get her back in royal shape. Which is why we are not amused at all by the prank pulled by Australian 2Day FM radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian yesterday morning.
The DJs somehow acquired the phone number of Kate’s ward and called to see if, using terrible accents pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, they could get an update on her health. To their astonishment, they were put through to a nurse, who cheerfully responded to their questions about the duchess’ “tummy bug.” “She’s sleeping at the moment and she has had an uneventful night,” the woman told Greig. “She’s been given some fluids, she’s stable at the moment.”
Today, the hospital released a statement acknowledging that they fell for the prank. “This call was transferred through to a ward and a short conversation was held with one of the nursing staff. King Edward VII’s Hospital deeply regrets this incident.”
Now, the poor nurse didn’t reveal much more info than you’d expect a publicist to release, but man, she must be dying of remorse right about now. But it’s not her fault! She’d been up all night taking care of an ailing pregnant woman and someone just handed her the phone. For their part the DJs feel bad that such a stir was caused too, since they clearly didn’t think things would go that far. “We were very surprised that our call was put through, we thought we’d be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well.”
So basically, we expect whoever answers the phones at King Edward VII is in deep …
William, the Duke of Cambridge, leaves the hospital after visiting his ailing pregnant wife
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Seriously, I can’t be the only one who feels this way: Every time Amber Rose posts a new photo of her pregnant self, I feel all warm and fuzzy about the world. There’s something about her sweet demeanor and willingness to bare all — without selling it to a tabloid — that makes me excited for her and her impending motherhood. Even before she got pregnant, she was a model whose normal body didn’t make women feel bad about their own, and now, as she shows off her huge bump and enhanced curves, she’s also making me embrace my own. She’s posted the above two pics in the past few days, promising that in the naked-seeming one, she’s actually wearing shorts, “but my belly is so big u can’t see them Lol.” You want heart-melting instead of revealing? Peep the photo of Wiz Khalifa after he apparently fell asleep caressing his fiance’s belly. Prepare yourself for a lot more “aww”-ing as you browse through the gallery below.
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Congrats, William and Kate! We all knew that if we speculated about this enough times, eventually it would be true: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child, their spokespeople at Clarence House announced today (which we learned via Today, since everyone has crashed all the official royal sites with their excitement over the news). Unfortunately, it seems that they were forced to announce this news because Kate was admitted to the hospital Monday morning with severe morning sickness and is expected to stay hospitalized for days, as the pregnancy is in its very early stages. Ooooh, we feel your pain, Mama! But congrats anyway!
The couple have only been married for a year and a half, but bump watch has been in full effect since their wedding in April 2011. When Kate drank water instead of wine at an event in September, the media went crazy (and yeah, we can totally relate to that one too — which, what does that say about our normal drinking habits?). Lately, some sites were even pointing to the fuller shape of the Duchess’ face as proof that she was with child.
The newest addition to the royal family will be third in line for the throne, after his/her grandpa Prince Charles and dad William. (Harry, you are free to resume your naked billiards, as you are now fourth in line.)
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Jessica Simpson is pregnant again, according to an unnamed source who revealed the news exclusively to Us Weekly. The singer/designer/TV host’s rep, on the other hand, is completely mum on the news. So should we believe that she’s expecting, just under seven months after giving birth to Maxwell Drew? Given how secretive JSimps was about her first pregnancy, not saying a thing even long after her bump was visible, she could be. But we also think it’s really crappy of someone else to leak this story to the world (probably for some good cash), before Jessica and fiance Eric Johnson were ready to do so.
First of all, we suspect the pregnancy was a surprise to them. A little medical background (if you don’t like knowing how women’s bodies work do not read this paragraph): Maxwell was born in May. If Jessica waited the customary 12 weeks to tell her family of the good news, she conceived this new kid just three months after giving birth. Most doctors actually recommend waiting a year before having another child, to allow your body to recover. But if Jessica was breastfeeding baby Maxwell, her chances of conceiving were super low — though not unheard of — and it’s really hard to tell whether or not you’re pregnant right after having a baby, because your cycle is all out of whack. Based on all of this knowledge, we understand why the new parents would want to reveal the sensitive news on their own timeline.
Considering how close we came to spontaneously combusting with contagious glee after seeing Kristen Bell react to the sloth surprise Dax Shepard gave her last year, we’re not sure we will survive this impending cuteness: the couple’s rep confirmed to People today that they are expecting their first child in late spring.
“They’re so excited — they’re both ecstatic. They can’t wait to become parents,” a friend reportedly told the magazine. The House of Lies and Parenthood stars have been dating since 2007 and engaged since 2009. They’ve taken the Brangelina pledge on marriage — no wedding until their same-sex friends are also legally able to tie the knot.
In case you’re having trouble picturing what Veronica Mars might have looked like when she found out she was pregnant, we imagine it went something like this:
Oh, you’re good, Megan Fox. You were cagey about your wedding, cagey about your pregnancy, and now finally you’re cagey about your newborn infant with Brian Austin Green. So cagey, in fact, that we are only just now finding out that you squeezed out son Noah Shannon back on September 27. “We have been very lucky to have had a peaceful few weeks at home,” the actress posted to Facebook today. “He is healthy, happy, and perfect.” How could we have had no idea there was a Fox-Green in the world until now? Why didn’t our Megan Fox Secret Pregnancy Phone ring? Why did we pay to have that installed if it’s not actually going to let us know when she had a baby? Someone get Time Warner on the phone immediately.
Not that we needed round-the-clock womb news, but you know how we do. Between Adele, Beyonce, Jessica Simpson and you, we are getting way less pregnancy and baby arrival news then we’re used to. Speaking of which…oh man, when is Adele’s baby due? “We are humbled to have the opportunity to call ourselves the parents of this beautiful soul and I am forever grateful to God for allowing me to know this kind of boundless, immaculate love,” Megan continued. “Thanks to those of you who wish to send your positive energy and well wishes. May God bless you and your families abundantly.” Well, we guess we can’t be enraged when you’re writing sonnets about your baby boy. We’re just saying…when we have a kid, we’re going to put it in sky writing over the city.
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We interrupt our moderately informative blogging to bring you this update on Amber Rose and her 21-week-old baby bump: Yes, they both continue to be two of the cutest things on the planet. The model’s 29th birthday is coming up this weekend, but her friends and mother surprised her with a party on Sunday, and documented it all for our viewing pleasure.
“Awww @priscillaono surprised me with all my besties for a early BDay Party! Thx I love all u guys soooo much,” Wiz Khalifa’s fiancee tweeted. “My Bday isn’t until oct 21st but I won’t be back in la until after my BDay so my friends celebrated 2nite with me! How Cute ”
And now we want to accessorize our own baby bumps with Amber’s polka-dot retro dress, Converse sneaks and Rosie the Riveter kerchief. We’re not sure we could quite pull off giant hoop earrings the way Amber and her mom (!) do. Maternity lines must be pounding on Amber’s door to get her to model for them, right?
When we posted Shakira‘s adorable (but hazy) baby bump picture, we thought we were going to have to wait a while till we got another glimpse. The singer herself posted the photograph up on her Facebook page a week ago, writing, “Now I don’t have a six pack, only one pack!!” What we didn’t realize was that we’d be treated to more clear shots of her rocking out while performing in Azerbaijan so soon after! Just look at her — she looks amazing! She shimmied her way through a number of her biggest hits like Waka Waka at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2012 Final between France and Korea DPR at the Tofig Bahramov Stadium in Baku on Saturday. She sent out this adorable tweet, right before the performance, that read, “In a few minutes it will be our baby’s first time on stage and precisely at a football event! Magic Shak.” Fans were treated to a number of tweets right after, including one that said, “I felt awesome on stage! We really enjoyed tonight! Shak” which had the sexiest baby bump picture ever. That felt so wrong typing that, but it’s true! Just look at the picture!
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