A Baby for Kendra

I found this to be surprising news so early in the morning….Kendra Wilkinson, 23, from the hit reality show “Girls Next Door” is PREGNANT!! Funny after finally getting out of the Playboy mansion and out on her this was the last thing I would have expected from her. Her fiancé, Hank Baskett, who is a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and Kendra are very excited about the impending birth and seem to be utterly in love with each other. Best of luck to both of them. Kendra currently has her own reality show that just started on E! She has a beautiful new house that seems kind of lonely without gal pals Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. After watching the premiere which was the second highest debut for an E! show, I have to say I am concerned about her being a mom. I mean the poor girl didn’t even know how to shop for groceries, and her big focus is her new stripper pole in her living room. Well should be interesting, who knows, we will probably get to see the whole event as a reality series anyway.

Here is a little this and that on other marriages/splits and babies. Just 2 weeks after the accidental death of his 4 year old daughter, Mike Tyson, married his girlfriend Lakiha Spicer, on Saturday in Las Vegas. This is Tyson’s third marriage and the daughter who died was from his second marriage. Splitting up this week are James Van Der Beek (remember his from Dawson’s Creek) and his wife, Heather McComb who is also an actress. The two have been married since 2003. Miley Cyrus, 16 and her 20 year old boyfriend Justin Gaston have also parted ways. No reason has been given for the break up but there is possible speculation that perhaps former beau Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers is back in the picture. There had been rumors on the net yesterday that Leonardo DiCaprio and long time girlfriend and supermodel Bar Refaeli had split up but a source says that is untrue and the couple is still together. Paris Hilton and her boyfriend Doug Reinhardt have also called it quits. What was in the air in Hollywood this weekend??  It’s a boy for Hank Azaria and his girlfriend who welcomed their first child on Saturday a boy named, Hal. The “pregnant man” gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday. Tracy Beatie lives as a man and has officially changed his gender but still has the female sex organs. It is always interesting to see him photographed because although you know it is not a man actually pregnant …it does look like one.

It’s good to be the first daughter. After a trip to Paris, the Obama’s headed to London on holiday. The Obama women took in a show of “The Lion King”. The girls had a great time and enjoyed the Disney production. In addition to that, the girls got to go on the set of the new Harry Potter movie plus visit some of the biggest sites in London like a private tour of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Parliament. Not a bad way to celebrate turning the big #8!

Bad news for Miss California Carrie Prejean, she has been fired and will subsequently lose her crown and title. After supporting her through all the initial turmoil, Donald Trump gave his full support in the decision. “I told Carrie she needed to get back to work and honor her contract with Miss California USA Organization and I gave her the opportunity to so. Unfortunately it just doesn’t look like it is going to happen.” Well maybe now the $140,000 that Playboy offered her to pose for the magazine doesn’t look so bad after all.

Biggest Loser Winner Announced

Country music has always been about heart break and real folks with real problems and that is still true with new music coming from the country music industry. The news songs  seem to be talking about the recession head on and how it is affecting the average family. Listen to some of these country titles…”Red White and Pink Slip Blues” from Hank Williams Jr. He sings about a guy who loses his job, his house and his truck. That is about as much heartache as I can take. Then there is John Rich’s song “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” and Phil Vassar’s, “Prayer of a Common Man”. Fear not if country is getting you down switch over to Billboards top 100 which is not as focused on the hard times. The dance music and pop musicians are still trying to have some fun… just check out the Black Eyed Peas or Lady Gaga to pick up your spirits.

Talk about lifting your spirits… have you seen the new Biggest Loser winner? Helen Phillips lost 140 pounds and 20 dresses sizes. The 48 year old mother of 2 is hardly recognizable.  Trainer Jillian Michaels was her coach and her “Pink Team” won for the 3rd time in a row. Phillips will walk away with not only a stellar new body but also a cash prize of $250,000. She plans to take her husband to the Bellagio in Las Vegas as a thank you, for being such a great support to her. Also through this Helens’ daughter, Shanon lost 92 pounds as her mom’s other half in the couple’s part of the program. Honorable mention also goes to 19 year old Mike Moreli who lost an astounding 207 pounds, so you can imagine he is also a winner and Tara Costa who lost 155 pounds. Amazing transformations and an incredible show.

Miss California is smiling after the announcement from Donald Trump that she gets to keep her title. Carrie Prejean, Miss California, found herself surrounded by yet more controversy. Some questionable photos of the former model showed up (as they always seem to do) but as Trump so eloquently put it, “We are in the 21st century. We have determined that the pictures taken were fine.”  Seriously it is hard to not find something on someone now a day. Carrie herself says, “I am a Christian, and I am a model. Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos.” Good for you Donald for not overreacting. Donald also gave Tara Conner, Miss USA, back in 2006 a second chance when she was surrounded by issues of drug use.

And last but not least in the gossip news for the day. It seems that yet another judge was fired from “America’s Next Top Model”. It seems that Paulina Porizkova is the most recent judge to not be returning.  She shared the news with Craig Ferguson on his show Tuesday night. First Janice Dickinson, then Twiggy and the latest Paulina. Maybe Tyra just needs Tyra and not another beautiful former model sitting by her side. Paulina did say that the reason they gave her was that they were cutting expenses, so we shall see who turns up next season, if anyone.  We will miss you Paulina!