There's more baby drama for pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears! A day after news broke that the 16-year-old is expecting, a Spears family insider tells Life & Style that she and Casey Aldridge, the father of her baby, are not seeing each other! "Jamie Lynn and Casey are NOT together. They've broken up numerous times, but he was her first and she kept taking him back," says the insider. "They're not dating now. He's really got nothing to offer this baby. He's a kid himself. They have no plans to get married. At this point, Jamie Lynn has asked her mom — and not Casey — to be in the delivery room with her." That's my girl ... I love that she has the foresight to plan who she wants to be in the delivery room with her despite the fact that she didn't have the foresight to use safe sex practices when she was having unprotected sex with her 19-year old boyfriend. That's the Spears modus operandi that we've come to expect. Additionally, when JL was asked 3 months ago whether or not she thought she'd be married with children in 10 years time she gave some pretty flippant answers: "I don't know. Whatever happens, happens, I guess. You can’t really say what is going to happen." When asked where she wants to be at age 26, she said, "Hopefully I will have a big house somewhere and be lying out by my pool. I will go back to the south and build a big ranch. All my friends are there." Ironically, at the time she told Us that she just saw the movie Knocked Up. "Everybody you know saw Knocked Up!" she said, adding that she thought it was funny. "I'm just the type of person that doesn't get half of the jokes, but the stuff I did get was pretty funny," she said. LOL ... apparently she also didn't "get" that unplanned pregnancies aren't really the right course of action for 16-year old girls. Does it seem odd that Jamie-Lynn Spears seems to be learning life lessons from the movies that she sees? First she goes to see Knocked Up and then becomes knocked up ... then she goes to see Juno, a movie about a young girl and the complications that come along with her unplanned pregnancy, on the very day that news breaks of her unplanned pregnancy. Should JL run off to become a treasure hunter after seeing National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (which opens in theaters tomorrow) then I think we'll start to see her behavioral pattern more clearly. Dosen't the Spears family make life so much more interesting? [Source, Source]
US Weekly has also scrounged up daddy-to-be Casey Aldridge's yearbook photo and some interesting scholastic information provided by a very informative school secretary ... check it out:
Though he could face criminal charges for getting Jamie Lynn Spears pregnant at 16, Casey Aldridge was trouble-free in high school. The son of a Tennessee papermill worker, Aldridge "played sports" during his days at Amite School Center in Liberty, Mississippi, the school's secretary tells Usmagazine.com. (It is unconfirmed whether he currently attends college.) Aldridge – who is believed to be 18 or 19 – "was real nice," secretary Amanda Cothren says. "He was a really sweet person, and we didn't have any trouble with him here." Well, I'll say this for the lad ... at least he graduated high school. That gives him a leg up on Kevin Federline. [Source]
Reformed bad girl, Lindsay Lohan, appears to be serious about keeping her nose out of trouble and staying on the straight and narrow in the weeks and months since she was released from rehab in Utah. There have been rumors that she has backslid to her old, dangerous ways and we have seen her out and about with the kinda skeevy JR Rotem but, by and large, she has remained a pretty good girl ... er, as far as I can tell. Here are pics of Lindsay leaving Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA this week with a kinda shady lookin' dude behind her (is this the new guy she's supposedly seeing?) while carrying a pack of Ariva, the "innovative hard snuff tobacco product that requires no spitting", in hand:
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Can we really be all that mad at the girl for engaging in recreational activities with dudes of the male persuasion? I think not ... the girl's gotta live. I don't know that I'm all that cool with Lindsay satisfying her nicotine cravings with chewin' tobacco, tho. This Aviva stuff is described as "compressed, powdered tobacco, that is designed to dissolve in the mouth" which sounds wholly disgusting but is, apparently, very appealing to nicotine fiends. While I'd much prefer that she become addicted to nicotine patches over melt-in-your-mouth tobacco, again, I can't be all that mad at her. At least L. Lo has managed to regulate her addictions more ably than before ... that's saying a lot. [Source]
Gossip Guys Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley and Chace Crawford paid a little visit to the MTV Studios in NYC this week to make an appearance on TRL to promote their hit new show Gossip Girl ... here are a few pics of the boys in the lobby of MTV Studios before they appeared on the show:
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Everything seemed to be in order ... the lads looked to be in high spirits ... but then, something awful happened ... [Source]
... the strain on the buttons of Ed Westwick's shirt became a bit too much for the poor things to handle:
I understand that milliseconds after this photo was taken, the four front buttons on Ed's shirt shot out into the TRL crowd, critically maiming three innocent-but-screaming girls (2 girls in the eye, 1 the neck) ... killing the other (she took her button right between the eyes). Flowers can be sent to 1515 Broadway, NYC NY c/o Damien Fahey. R.I.P. [Source]
In case you were wondering ... Amy Winehouse is still alive despite the fact that she looks deceased in this photo:
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In related news, a new website is offering the grand prize of an iPod Touch if you can correctly predict the time of Amy's death. With the speed at which Amy is spiraling down, the lucky iPod Touch winner might win their prize in time for Xmas. [Source]
Vicki B. is back in her homeland for the holidays and she has already gotten back into her once usual swing of things ... behold:
Black clothes, oversized sunglasses, unemotive/unsmiling face -- clearly she's thrilled to be back in London. [Source]
Looking very much worse for the wear, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were snapped making a not-so grand exit from the Raffles L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA this week right around the time that a new interview that Katie Holmes gave to Parade magazine was released, wherein Katie reveals that Tom's adopted kids already call her "mom":
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Actress Katie Holmes has revealed that Tom Cruise's adopted children have started to call her 'Mom'. The 29-year-old actress gushed about her husband's children with Nicole Kidman, and described Cruise as a great father. "His first two children are incredible, really smart and kind. They call me 'Mom'," she revealed. The news is bound to come as a blow to Kidman, who recently moaned that 14-year-old Isabella and 12-year-old Connor only call her Nicole. She told GMTV: "My kids don't call me mommy, they don't even call me mom. They call me Nicole, which I hate and tell them off for it." She added: "When children are teenagers, they have a say in where they want to be. Los Angeles is a big draw, and I'm looking to get a place there so we can share more." Miss Holmes, who married Cruise in November last year, spoke about her family life in a new interview with Parade magazine. The actress said she was looking forward to spending the Christmas period cooking and skiing in Telluride, Colorado, with Cruise, their baby daughter Suri, and both sides of the family. She said: "Last year was Suri's first Christmas. It was so spectacular to share the holidays with her. It really meant the world to me. To be able to create a tradition for your children is one of the best gifts you can have. My whole family and Tom's whole family will go up to Telluride again. We ski, we have big dinners and laugh. We love cooking. My mom's stuffing is my favorite. I'm a huge fan of pie, especially pecan. I will probably cook some garlic mashed potatoes and maybe a cheesecake. We always make a lot of sugar cookies with decorating and sprinkles. Suri will be in the dough everywhere ... "Tom has introduced me to so many new experiences," she explained. "I have done things I never thought I would do, like climbing mountains and flying in the P-51. That's what is so inspiring about being with him - constant thrills and joy." Katie seems to relish in the fact that Tom's adopted children, Isabella and Connor, seem to favor her over their adopted mother Nicole Kidman. Just because Nicole can't move her face muscles anymore doesn't mean she's not crying on the inside over hearing something like this. I kinda have a hard time believing the genuineness of the way Katie describes her perfect Xmas ... stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes and Suri Holmes-Cruise "in the dough everywhere"? Give me an effing break. If TomKat didn't overdo it so much they would have a lot more credibility. They are just so shammy ... blah. Team Nicole! [Source]
Tobey Maguire was showing off a new hair'do as he made his way out of Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills, CA last night ... check it out:
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I gotta say ... I like the new look. The buzz cut looks very sexy on Mr. Maguire ... I wholeheartedly approve. [Source]
Prince Wills took a break from shooting birds with his on-again girlfriend Kate Middleton in the UK this week to do some drankin' with his buddies ... here's a hot pic of the bleary-eyed prince making his way out of an establishment in St. James called Tramp ... natch:
Prince William was last seen tenderly caressing Kate Middleton after guiding her around a pheasant shoot. But as soon as his girlfriend left the country he took the opportunity to have a night out with the boys. Kate, 25, flew to Barbados with her family yesterday and last night William, also 25, spent the evening at Tramp in St James's with his minder and a friend. As he left the club, heading towards a waiting car, his sleepy demeanour and steadily closing eyes were in marked contrast to the macho countryman image of the day before. However, Tramp was a rather more dignified choice for a night out compared with the young royals' usual haunts of Boujis and Mahiki. Founded in 1969, it is one of the world's most exclusive members' clubs and is more fashionable with the older generation rather than the excitable younger crowd. Although William and his girlfriend have decided to spend Christmas apart, they are reportedly closer than ever, with Kate spending more and more time at his residence in Clarence House ... although the pair will be apart for Christmas, they are planning a reunion on New Year's Eve. Is it just me or does the English Royal Family seem like a whole helluva lotta fun? If you overlook their love of hunting, they really do seem like a fun bunch. I bet Prince Wills can really throw back the booze ... but something tells me that Harry can drink him under the table. [Source]
In other Royals news, Queen Elizabeth, II today became Britain's oldest-ever monarch as she surpassed the age of Queen Victoria at approximately 12 p.m. ET. Can I get a Woot! Woot! here?
Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's oldest-ever monarch on Thursday, beating the record of Queen Victoria. Victoria, born on May 24, 1819, lived for 81 years and 243 days. Buckingham Palace, calculating longevity down to the hour, said Elizabeth would move past Victoria at about 5 p.m. Thursday — 12 p.m. ET. The queen is also within eight years of breaking Victoria's record for the longest reign. She would pass that milestone on Sept. 9, 2015. The queen is now the fourth longest-reigning monarch. She would overtake King Henry III on March 5, and King George III in 2012. I am confident that the Queen Mum can live long enough to surpass these other records to become the Queen Queen of all time. Hollllla! [Source]
Non-fans of the Dallas Cowboys might want to pay attention to this next item ... the website RuinRomo.com is providing make your own Jessica Simpson masks to bring to future football games to try and make sure that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has a bad day on game day:
From the site: Help your team to victory by letting Tony Romo know the love of his life is in the stands!!! Follow these simple steps:
1) Buy Tickets to the next Dallas Game.
2) Print out this picture in Full Color.
3) Cut out eyes and head.
4) Paste or tape to a heavy piece of paper or cardboard.
5) Paste popsicle stick to bottom for easy handling.
6) Bring it to the game and let Tony know Jessica is there for him!
7) Celebrate after your team wins!
Absolutely brills! Since Romo's Dallas teammates aren't big fans of Jessica Simpson themselves, I can understand how this mask thing is such a great idea. Head on over to RuinRomo.com to download and print out your Jessica Simpson mask ... even if you're not going to a Dallas Cowboys football game, you can still have fun putting Jessica's head on a stick. [Source]
Carmen Electra believes that folks can use the teachings of strippers to help them stay in shape ... and she made a workout DVD to show them how. Here are a few screencaps from Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease: In the Bedroom:
Fellas this DVD would make a great Xmas gift for that special someone on your list ... yourself. You can enjoy the effects of physical fitness by watching this DVD as well ... tho, you're prolly only gonna gain muscle strength in your right or left hand (depending on which you favor). [Source]
Here are a few behind the scenes photos of Kylie Minogue and David Tennant on the set of the Dr. Who Xmas Special which is set to air in the UK on Xmas day next week:
This year's Xmas Special has to be one of the most hyped up eps of Dr. Who ever. They should've enlisted Kylie Minogue's star power ages ago ... it worked on me, I'm excited to see the show. [Source]
People magazine has named Patrick Dempsey as their Star of the Year and, accordingly, they gave him the cover of their latest issue:
Good things came in two's for Patrick Dempsey in 2007: two big successes on TV and in the movies, and two little twin boys, Darby and Sullivan. "I'm just enjoying life more than I ever have," the 41-year-old actor tells PEOPLE in its new cover story, which names him the magazine's Star of the Year. "I've worked hard to get to this point in my relationship and in my career." Dempsey is still prime time's hottest doc, nabbing a People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Star for his role one Grey's Anatomy, which is still on top after four seasons. And Prince Charming also brought fantasy to life in the movie Enchanted. Just as magical this year was the actor's home life, as he and wife Jillian welcomed the twin boys in February. Add to all this a new deal that makes him the new face of Versace, and it's been a charmed 12 months for Dempsey – a run of good luck that's not lost on an actor who took some time to break into the mainstream. "I understand how fortunate we are to have had the phenomenon that's happening with Grey's Anatomy," he says. "I'm trying to enjoy the moment while it's here and to be able to provide for my family so that I can step away and enjoy raising them away from all this." I don't know that Patrick would've been my immediate choice as Star of the Year but it deffo makes sense. The man can do no wrong ... he really does great with everything he touches. Congrats to Dr. McDreamy on this latest accomplishment. [Source]
In other magazine news, Ryan Barry (the insanely hot boyfriend of Reichen Lehmkuhl) is enjoying his own time in the spotlight these days. Ryan not only won the title of the Fan Favorite Armani Exchange Underwear Model but he also graces the cover of the new issue of DNA magazine. Warning: While these photos contain no nudity they still may be a bit racy for folks at work:
Wow. It looks like he has got a lot going on in those undies and swimsuits ... he might even give Becks a run for his money. Oh, who am I kidding, we can just enjoy them both. Woot!!! [Source]
Jarett Del Bene, the hot personal trainer who worked his magic this season on The Hills, is featured in the new issue of OK! magazine -- the issue with Jamie-Lynn on the cover -- check it out:
I call your attention to Jarett's page only because you may overlook it since JL is dominating this issue of OK! mag. I think I'm going to pass on Jarett's kind offer to workout with him (an offer he made to me personally at The Hills Finale Live Event at Area a couple of weeks ago) ... I think I'd have a hard time focusing on my physical fitness while inadvertently admiring his physical fitness. Ah well ... I guess I'll just have to content myself with a bag of Doritos and my comfy couch. [Source]
And finally, folks in NYC might want to clear their schedules for tomorrow night because my Broadway girl Laura Bell Bundy is performing a fun free Xmas show at SKY360° by Delta Lounge at 101 W. 57th Street (at 6th Avenue). She'll be performing songs from her Xmas CD I'll Be Home For Christmas, the proceeds of which will benefit the Kreative Kids Foundation:
This from the press release: Legally Blonde The Musical's Tony Award Nominated star and Broadway's beloved "Elle Woods," Laura Bell Bundy will perform Christmas carols from her CD "I'll be home for Christmas" and spread holiday cheer in a special FREE performance open to the public. All attendees will be entered to win a VIP giveaway, Legally Blonde merchandise, a chance to meet Laura Bell Bundy and more! SKY360° will also host a special giveaway offer on December 21st where one gracious volunteer will be rewarded with VIP tickets to Legally Blonde as well as a special Legally Blonde merchandise pack. All concert attendees will receive a special Delta Skymiles Special Legally Blonde discount offer with a savings of over $50 per ticket. The offer will be valid for performances now through 3/16/08: Wed. at 2 & 8, Thurs. at 8, Fri. at 8, Sat. at 2, Sun. at 2 & 7.
What a fun show! I wish I could be in NYC this weekend to attend this show cuz I know it's gonna be awesome. If any of ya'll make it out to this free show, make sure you send in some pics from the performance ... and maybe say Hi to Laura for me :)
- Cate Blanchett and Into the Wild lead the way in SAG Award nominations. Click HERE for a full list of SAG Award noms.
- "She's a young girl, so I would want to keep [her look] innocent. I think little cute dresses and jeans with tight-fitting tee shirts. ... She's 16, and I'd like to see her look her age." -- maternity designer Liz Lange on how Jamie-Lynn Spears should handle her unplanned pregnancy.
- Homecoming crowns its queen.
- Jack White is keeping bizzy with 3 new albums.
- Tony Parker is suing X17 for $20 million bucks for defamation and invasion of privacy after X17 claimed he cheated, in a series of published text messages, on his now-wife with French model Alexandra Paressant.
- R. Kelly finally makes his court date.
- Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights talks to The Advocate magazine.
- Who'd like to go 12 rounds with Channing Tatum.
- Jennie Garth shows off the girls.
- Vicki B. reveals that she sends pictures of her naughty parts to hubby David Beckham's cell phone.
- Merry Xmas from Ashley Tisdale's new nose.
- Matt Damon and co. invade LAX.
- JoJo is 17, Chris Robinson of Black Crowes is 41 and Peter Criss of Kiss is 62 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Nickelodeon considers airing a special on teen pregnancy, tenatively titled Don't Do What Zoey Does.
- For just a few bucks, you can have the New Year's Eve of your dreams.
Tonight, Sarah and I are going to the Cadieux Cafe to watch Mark play a show with his buddies ... it should be a really fun night. I am having such a great time here in Detroit ... it's always so nice to come home to friends and family.
Have a great Thursday, y'all ... I'm out.