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!
Hey, America! You know what you really, really need? Another British TV host! Yes! We’ve been thinking over here in the UK that what you have been missing is another unfamiliar accent chirping out of your TVs and taking another one of the top jobs that doesn’t already belong to Ryan Seacrest.
Of course, we know that you’ve already got Cat Deeley, Alexa Chung and Myleene Klass presenting big TV shows, but lucky, lucky you, Steve Jones is also headed your way. The Welsh host, who’s better known for his romantic life (he’s hooked up with Pamela Anderson, Halle Berry and Hayden Panetierre) has revealed he’s lining up a show on your shores.
“I am currently in talks with the American TV network ABC but things are only in the planning stage at the minute. It will be my own show, which may last for about six weeks,” he said. America, lock up your daughters. [Photo: WireImage]
As if the “special relationship” between the US and the UK wasn’t precious enough, now we in Britain can’t stop gifting you our TV presenters. You’ve already turned Cat Deeley from a tomboy-ish host of quirky kids shows into a glossy prime time hottie, and cool-as-anything Alexa Chung is about to start hosting a new MTV show from NYC. And now Myleene Klass is about to host the new series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! starting on June 1 on NBC.
So who is this Myleene, eh? Here’s a quick rundown of MK 101: she first came to fame in the UK as one of the winners of reality show Popstars 2001, forming a band called Hear’Say who had huge, brief success before predictably imploding. Classically-trained musician Myleene then tried her hand at a few things, notably kids show presenting, before reinventing herself on the UK version of I’m A Celebrity in 2006 (get the connection there?) She’s now a one-woman powerhouse, combining presenting on radio and TV, music, designing her own kids fashion range (she’s got a toddler daughter called Ava), and modeling. [Photo: Splash News Online]