Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Lovely, weepy talent-show judge Amanda Holden gave birth to a healthy baby girl on 23 January. Amanda and husband Chris have named her Hollie Rose Hughes, which a nice, normal, and very pretty name. Hollie is a sister for Amanda's daughter Lexi, 6.
Amanda gave birth after checking herself into hospital two days previously for observation. Spokeswoman Alison Griffin stated that although Hollie Rose was a healthy 6lb 1oz, Amanda had been "in a critical condition for the past three days."
Although she had commitments to film for the new series of Britain's Got Talent, Amanda's condition was such that her fellow judges carried on without her while she stayed in hospital.
It's definitely better safe than sorry in these cases, especially as Amanda suffered the traumatic stillbirth of her son at 7 months pregnant last year.
Best wishes to the Holden-Hughes family!
Demi Moore was rushed to hospital last night after collapsing - with rumours swirling that her illness was due to substance abuse.
Now, a 'friend' of Moore's has stepped forward, claiming that they were present when the actress was taken ill. This amazingly discreet and probably real friend says that Demi was "shaking" and "acting like she was suffering from a seizure."
Demi's reps have denied any claims of drug abuse, stating that the ageless actress is in hospital because of "exhaustion" and issues with her "overall health".
There's no denying that since everything came out about hubby Ashton Kutcher's latest indiscretions, and the pair's subsequent split, the Charlie's Angels actress has been looking increasingly frail and scarily thin.
Whatever has caused such a dramatic breakdown of health, I wish Demi the best, and hope she has a speedy recovery. I also hope that there's someone on hand to feed her up a bit and make her feel a little happier...
Friday, 13 January 2012
After birthing the holy child, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce has now received an even greater honour.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia has discovered a new kind of horse fly, and have, because of its large, golden rear, named it after the queen of everything herself, Beyonce.
The researcher who named the fly said of his decision:
"It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen that led me to name this fly in honour of the performer Beyonce as well as giving me the chance to demonstrate the fun side of taxonomy [looking at insects and stuff] – the naming of species."
Someone wants to send a message...
Sarah Harding flashed her latest ink today after a marathon four-hour spa session. The troubled Girls Aloud singer now has the words "Don't be bitter - Glitter" tattooed on her back for the rest of time.
After her traumatic break-up from fiancé Tom Crane, going through rehab for alcohol addiction, and being involved in a New Years' brawl with her ex-boyfriend, Theo De Vries, no-one can blame Sarah for needing a bit of R and R.
Personally, I wouldn't want to get a tattoo in the midst of all that emotional upheaval, but if it makes her happy, then good for her. I just hope it makes her happy in the long term. I think it looks a bit...tacky myself, but that's just personal taste.
Sarah recently commented on her problems, and she's looking forward and moving on. She said:
“I have so much to live for. I have my family and friends, my dogs, a film coming out. I still want to do music and do something solo. Now I think it's about being single and concentrating on myself and my career and who knows what the future holds”.
"I feel like I don't want to be stuck with that drunken image. I go to after-care for the extension to my rehab to keep me going. I am trying so hard. I just want to be taken seriously.”
Good for her.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
So, this is my one true lady love, Britney Spears, standing with her 'second family' of support staff, managers and so on.
Well, it's her head, and her heavily Photoshopped body. I'd recognise those legs anywhere. However, V Magazine, where the spread appears, has got some nerve. That photo is one of the worst jobs I've seen in a long while.
I don't care if Britney hasn't slimmed down for her wedding yet. I'm just glad she's happy and healthy - this is unnecessary.
Everyone's favourite Saturday evening show, ITV's Take Me Out, has been splashed all over the front page of The Sun today.
Apparently, one show contestant threw a weekend-long party for the 90 others in a £4.5 million mansion, which was subsequently trashed. Of course.
One of the party attendees gave a powerful description of the elegant social soiree, saying “There was loads of sex going on — people were doing it in front of each other.” Another delightful soul invoked an image worthy of Wordsworth himself, saying, “Everyone just cut loose. There were condoms everywhere.”
An ITV "insider" seemed to revel in the debauchery, as I'm sure the whole thing's going to boost ratings immensely. The unnamed spokesperson said “Take Me Out is known for attracting 'up for it' young people so it's no surprise they want to have a fun party.”
Broken Britain indeed.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
So, the fabled coming of the blessed child has finally happened!
Reports are now swirling that Beyonce and Jay Z have welcomed a baby girl, as Bey gave birth by scheduled caesarian section on Saturday 7 January.
There has been some confusion across the Twitterverse about the name - I initially reported it was Blue Ivy Carter, and was then corrected to Ivy Blue...but now it seems that "close friends" of the couple are confirming that the name is indeed Blue Ivy!
I actually like the name Ivy, and I guess I can cope with Blue as being part of the grand old celebrity tradition of giving your child a 'different', 'interesting', 'stupid' name.
Well, regardless of name confusion, date of birth confusion, fake pregnancy rumours and all the other craziness that has surrounded the almost holy pregnancy of the great Beyonce, congratulations to the new parents! I'm sure they'll do a great job, as they've managed to do the unthinkable so far by keeping their private lives private. Long may it continue for the Carters, although I do want some baby pics asap please!