Jennifer Hudson is Pregnant

Secrets are hard to keep in tinsel town but this one was a doosie….Jennifer Hudson is pregnant. And the Chicago Sun – Times is reporting that she is not just newly pregnant but 7 months along. It seems that word got out as she was attending her own baby shower this weekend in the windy city. Hudson is from the South Side and the gathering was kept pretty quiet with just friends and family attending. Jennifer got her start of course on “American Idol” and then received an Academy Award for best supporting actress for “Dream Girls." It definitely seems like things are looking up again for Jennifer after the devastating losses of her mother, brother and nephew. She recently went back out on the road to tour with Robin Thicke, is engaged to be married, and now a baby on the way. Congratulations on the baby news and for keeping it a secret for so long. And in other baby news, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are new parents to a baby boy. Simmons has two daughters from her previous marriage to Russell Simmons. Two of the girlyist girls I have ever seen, Ming Lee 9 and Aoki Lee 6 ½, so adding a boy into the mix should be interesting. Simmons is the CEO of her company The Baby Phat and she made sure to keep all her fans in the loop by Twittering out the news to them several times throughout the labor and delivery process, and she promises more to come. And last but not least in weekend baby news…Brandon Flowers from the band The Killers and his wife are expecting baby number 2.

Good news for those of us who can’t seem to get enough of reality shows with lots of babies in them. It seems that Nadya Suleman has finally gotten her wish and is taking her brood to TV. She has a deal with Eyeworks, which is a British production company. For the moment her show will only be aired on British TV but that is only because they haven’t sold it to any of the networks here yet. Nadya also does not want her show to look like “Jon and Kate Plus 8”, which she thinks is pretty boring. She also does not want camera men hanging around and filming 24 /7, so for now they will just be filming milestones, such a birthdays and special events. But you know with 14 kids I am sure there are milestones pretty much all the time. In addition to her new show, her new autobiography is also in the works. She will be working with Wendy Leigh, who will be her ghost writer.  Wendy recently wrote, “Life with My Sister Madonna with Christopher Ciccone."

The results are in from “Britain’s Got Talent”, and Susan Boyle came in second place. The winners were a dance troupe called, Diversity, who did an amazing job.  Susan was the fan favorite to win, especially after all the attention she has received these last weeks, but she was very gracious regarding her loss. At this point Susan says she is not sure what comes next, maybe an album. Diversity on the other hand, has won $150,000 and will be opening at the Olympics.

The first couple had a night out in New York this weekend. It is amazing that they just look like your average happy (beautiful) couple, holding handing, having dinner and going to a show, yet they are the Obama’s. I think it is pretty cool. Actually the President was fulfilling a campaign promise that he had made to his wife that was when the campaign was all over, he would take her to New York for dinner and a show. The first couple dined at Blue Hill in Greenwich Village and then they saw “Joe Turners’ Come and Gone”, then back they flew to Washington. How sweet are they???  

And the Cycle Continues

Excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor after reading the latest news…Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together (with her father’s support).Here is the latest scoop, The two are hanging out at pal Diddy’s  Miami estate working out their issues. Those issues seems pretty easily solved if you ask me…”you beat me up, I am done with you.” But I guess the issues go deeper than that and for some reason she is open to being him. Rihanna is 21 years old with the world at her finger tips and she wants to stay with someone who hits her? Although I was surprised, it seems the professionals say that her response is typical. The director of a domestic violence program at Manhattans Urban Justice Center says that ”the reality is that when you’re in an intimate relationship with anyone you tend to give people chances”.  While Rihanna has remained indoors during the Miami reconciliation, Brown has been out jet skiing and having a grand old time. Rihanna is a role model for so many young girls it is just hard to watch her send the message that it is ok for someone to beat you up as long as they apologize.

And here is one more appalling celebrity story for you. The divorce between Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons is final and all of the financial needs of his two girls Ming, age 9 and Aoki, age 6 are well taken care of.  Each girl will be paid $20,000 PER MONTH until they reach 19. The girls will also be provided with a car for their use until they reach 16 that is worth at least $60,000 and that will be replaced every 3 years. Honestly, what could the girls use all that money for every single month? What kind of message is that sending these girls and what kind of spoiled brats are they going to grow up to be? I guess there are some who are not affected by the economy. Now get this daddy is forking over all this cash every month yet he gets to see the girls only every 8th week during the school year and on selected holidays. During all of his visits the girls will be accompanied by a security guard as well as a nanny. That’s Hollywood for you huh?
In other happier news, Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, and the beautiful Gisele Bundchen officially tied the knot in California this weekend. It was a small private affair for the couple.