While we gossip bloggers of the world are still breathing a sigh of relief that Babyonce didn’t arrive during our holiday weekend, we can’t help but stir up new baby-bump watches for 2012. Well, one watch, another “avert your eyes.” First up, the watch is for Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel, who have been married for three years and together for eight. Asked during the New Year’s Eve party at 1 OAK in Las Vegas whether she’d be starting a family this year, she told People, “Maybe, who knows? We’ll see.”
(For the record, this may also mean “No.” As a woman who’s been married and happily childless for a long time, I would like to say that “maybe” is an answer I often give when I want the questioner to back the F off but don’t want to be as rude as they are for asking.)
And speaking of which, LeAnn Rimes really doesn’t want you speculating on her reproductive abilities and desires. The country star has been married to Eddie Cibrian since April, and thus a stepmother to his two boys. But as for her own kids, after one Twitter fan asked when she’d get her own baby bump and another speculated that she couldn’t have one, she fired back, “I have never even tried so please stop discussing my ovaries LOL.” Read more…
Hilary Duff spent Friday at an ice-skating rink in Santa Monica for a Danskin fundraising event, which raised money for her Blessings in a Backpack charity. She looked gorgeous in a mustard sweater and gray boots — and by the looks of them, they’re not too high-heeled, so props for style and comfort. We may not be experts in baby bump mathematics but that there looks about ready to pop to us. We love how she looks in these photographs because Hils is the epitome of a glowing, happy mum-to-be right now.
We’re noticing a trend among celeb bloggers and journalists these days — and by the way, kids, in the biz, we declare three of anything a “trend”: Everyone is obsessed with boobs. Weird, right? Actually, I mean they’re obsessed with the growing mammary glands of famous pregnant ladies.
Mammary glands like these:
Which, yeah, Jessica Simpson’s are kind of hard to ignore, but they always were. Also, Jessica joked about them herself: Read more…
Jessica Simpson was almost too much mama to fit into her grey leopard print minidress today while out and about in New York City. We know she said it was just excessive sweat, but between her massive, um, assets and spiked heels, Jessica really does have that pregnant glow. The kind of pregnant glow we’d want to have, anyway. Oh right, and Ashlee Simpson was there too. Just kidding! Between Ashlee’s canary-yellow collar, Bronx‘s adorable fedora-ble and Jessica’s prenatal sheen, they can probably hear our admiring squees down in Soho. Your adorableness can’t run from us, Simpson family! Your shoes are much, much too high for that!
Beyonce tends to be quiet about her personal bidness (remember that whole secret wedding thing? We know), which is why hearing her squeak out about her ever-expanding baby bump is extra adorable. Could someone please make a dance remix of Bey’s “Oh, baby!” riff from this behind-the-scenes footage from her Live at Roseland: Elements of 4 DVD? Holding up the New York Daily News from September 23, the “Love on Top” singer is practically swooning. “Right now, I’m actually shooting the video,” Beyonce explains. “And I’m six months pregnant, pretending that my stomach is flat in bodysuits!” At least until she turned sideways that is. Then BAM! Fetus fierceness.
In addition to being so cute we can barely stand it, Bey’s video made us realize that she truly has been an expert at playing down the size of her bump. Whether using sparkles, miniskirts or good old fashioned black leggings, Bey kept her belly under wraps until very recently, at which time Babyonce simply refused to be denied (we’re assuming).
Jaacob? Maadison? Noaah? Oliviaa? Pirate conventions of the world, get ready to hoist a pint of lager and roll your salty Rs, because Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal confirmed to People today that they’re currently expecting their second child. Married since 2009, the Hysteria star and Green Lantern villain are already parents to 5-year-old Ramona, who really dodged the double vowel bullet as far as we’re concerned. No Raamonaa? She’s going to be so jealous of baby Isaabellllaa. Jealous, or filled with pity.
We thought Katy Perry looked dreamy in her AMAs outfit this weekend, but it seems some people took her (completely non-existent) belly situation as an excuse to start dreaming up a tiny baby friend for the “One That Got Away” singer. Unfortunately for those of you who’ve already started assembling hot pink baby wigs for her shower gift, Katy Perry pregnancy rumors remain just that: rumors. “I like In-N-Out Burger and Taco Bell and if you want to make that pregnant that’s your problem,” Perry toldThe Insider, adding “I still love drinking alcohol so not yet.” The idea that anyone could look at Katy’s teeny, tiny abdomen and think she had a baby on boardâ€¦well, that is seriously a nightmare.
That being said, we don’t blame girl for coming out and correcting us. No one wants Katy Perry’s SNL hosting gig to get bogged down by the age-old “seven-layer burrito or fetus” debate. “I’m SO excited 2 announce I’ll be HOSTING Saturday Night Live Dec. 10! This is the cherry on top and @robynkonichiwa is part of it!,” the singer tweeted yesterday. Definitely seems like something worth celebrating. To the drive-thru! Then to the bar! Then to the drive-thru again!
Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy was only announced a few weeks ago, and already the singer is planning how to shed that post-baby weight. Oh, and how to rake in millions upon millions of dollars doing it. Hey, if people are going to be talking about Jessica Simpson’s weight (which you know they will be), she might as well get that money, yes? Yes. According to Us Magazine, Jessica was allegedly in talks to become a Weight Watchers spokesperson prior to her baby time news. “But then she got pregnant,” their source says. “So this was the perfect compromise.” Like current spokesdiva Jennifer Hudson, Simpson would have a year to “lose a significant amount of weight” before raking in the dough. Wow, can you imagine how motivated we would be to hit the gym if someone danged $4 million in front of the treadmill? We’re not saying we would actually go either way. We’re just saying: wow.
It’s official: Beyonce has popped, big time. Based on photos snapped this weekend at the New York screening of Bey’s Live at Roseland concert movie, the littlest diva is making her presence known. The new film, which features four shows performed by Jay-Z‘s lady back in August, technically co-starred Babyonce; even as a zygote, Bey was sure her unborn would draw focus.Â “The whole time I definitely was thinking, ‘Everyone knows, everyone can see,’ ” the “Love On Top” singer explained at the event, adding, “When you’re pregnant, it’s a little bit harder to breathe, so it was hard doing all the choreography and singing at the same time.” The film will hopefully impress her offspring as much as it will impress fans. Joked Beyonce, “[I hope he or she will say] I can’t believe I was in that belly!” Please. We all know that’ll be the baby’s first full sentence.
When we imagine Jay-Z and Beyonce‘s parenting style, we picture a lot of platinum-encrusted diapers, Pegasus rides and, of course, that million dollar minivan. Jay-Z, however, pictures himself repeating his own father’s mistake of walking out on the family. “It makes me a little paranoid because no matter what, I don’t think any person, or any male, goes into a relationship thinking that they’re going to leave or wouldn’t be there,” Hov toldPeople at GQ‘s Men of the Year party last night. “I think the circumstances a lot of times dictates things, right?” The fact that Jay-Z is even worried about bringing his paternal A-game suggests that he’ll be an excellent pop. Plus, if not Beyonce will literally do the “Run The World (Girls)” dance on his face.
Despite his prenatal fears, the rapper seems secure in his knowledge that he will make an appropriately awesome father for Babyonce. “I come from a real place where you had to be a highly principled person,” he explained, “so, I’m pretty confident that I’ll figure it out.” Oh, and it turns out we were wrong about those diapers. They wouldn’t be platinum. “No, leather!” Jay-Z joked. And…we’ve seamlessly fit that detail into the fantasy. Back to the minivan!