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.

New Reality Show for Jessica Simpson

Here comes another new reality TV show and this one is being spear headed by Jessica Simpson. After the ordeal she went through personally when she wore those high waited unflattering jeans and the “body bullying” she experienced she has come up with the idea for her new show. At the moment the title is “The Price of Beauty. The plan is that she would travel around the world in order to find out “what people find beautiful and why”. She would take a friend and they would head out on this great road trip and find the answers to these questions. They would also delve into taking a look at some of the outrageous things women go through and do to themselves to look beautiful. Jessica would be taking a very active role in the show and feels that this is a very important topic to learn more about and make people more aware. At this time that is about all the details that are out there.

Big congratulations go out to Mr. George Strait who has been named artist of the decade by the Academy of Country Music. You can watch the show on CBS this Wednesday. It is an all star country music event with performances by all your favorites. Faith Hill and hubby Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and Martina McBride are just a few of the greats that you can see perform. This is quite a big award, since only 4 other people have been recipients, including, Marty Robbins, Alabama and Brooks and Loretta Lynn.

Well if you have been waiting to hear first hand from Chris Brown, the time has finally come. Chris who has a new album, “Graffiti”, coming out soon, has made a short video along with his friend Bow Wow. Chris is excited about his album and is ready to get back out there and put all the bad stuff behind him. Chris says “Everybody that’s haters, they just been haters. All my real fans, I love you all. I ain’t a monster.”Hmmm…doesn’t sound like an apology of any kind to me? You can see it for yourself and be the judge. It sounds like he wants to sell some albums and hopes he still has a few fans out there. The investigation to his case with Rihanna is still ongoing and could even be dismissed. That would be a shame, but it seems that police misconduct could have played a role and if that was the case the whole thing could just go away. There is another hearing today so we will just have to wait and hear what comes out of that.

Sad sad news on the story I told you about yesterday that involved Mike Tyson’s 4 year old daughter. After somehow getting tangled up and strangled by a cord on the family’s treadmill, the little girl did pass away after being on life support.  In a statement from Tyson, he says”We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world. There are no words to describe this tragic loss or our beloved Exodus. We ask you now to please respect our need at this very difficult time for privacy to grieve and try to help each other heal”. The mother’s name has not been released and she had been doing some house cleaning at the time of the accident.       

Casting News for “The Hills”

Its official – Lauren Conrad from the hit reality show, “The Hills”, will not be returning for season 6. However fear not, that doesn’t mean there will be any less drama, especially since Kristin Cavallari will be joining the show and bringing plenty of drama with her. Cavallari is responsible for introducing Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag and look where they are now. It should be an interesting season since Cavallari told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show that she is “on the manhunt, and that her focus will be drinking, fighting, and hooking up”, so let the filming begin. Wow, is it me or is that just quality TV programming in the making?

There is tragic news for the former boxing champ Mike Tyson. His 4 year old daughter somehow got her neck caught in the cable of their home treadmill. Tyson’s 7 year old son found her there, got the mother, who untangled her and called 911. It seems that the cable acted like a noose and the little girl could not get it off herself. She is currently on life support. Mike Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time of the accident and of course immediately returned home upon hearing of the accident. In some other sad news, the sister of Natalie Cole passed away after losing her fight with lung cancer. The ironic part of her death is that she died while her sister Natalie Cole was undergoing surgery to receive her new kidney. Natalie Cole has been released from the hospital and will spend about 3 – 4 months recuperating and getting back her strength.

And here is a little baby news for you this morning. Beach volleyball, gold medalist, Kerri Walsh and her husband Casey Jennings, also a volley ball player, welcomed a son Joseph Michael Jennings. Both mom and baby are doing great. And baby number eight is on the way for Mel Gibson. Gibson shared the news officially with Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” as he made his 21st guest appearance. Mel looked handsome and relaxed as he talked about the news of his new baby on the way with 39 year old girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva. Since it will be baby number eight for the superstar, he joked with Jay and said he could call him “Octo – Mel.” This is Jay’s final week as “The Tonight Show” host and his final guest on Friday will be Conan O’Brien, who takes over the show starting June 1st. Jay will start his new primetime gig on the network in the fall.

And last but now least, I watched it and it was painful. The “Jon and Kate Plus 8” season premiere was brutal to watch and not even the least bit enjoyable. Kate just seemed sad and Jon just seemed checked out. The couple did most of the couch interviews apart and when they were together it was just awkward and painful to watch this couple going through this rough time right in front of our eyes. In this first episode Jon was actually away for the weekend, leaving Kate to plan the sextuplet’s 5th birthday party all by herself. When Jon did finally show up in the episode at the party, he drove by himself and had very little contact with Kate. Although only the first episode, repairing their relationship looks a long way off.