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08 Jun 2011 17:46


Politics: Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner’s wife, is pregnant

  • Okay, so this is pretty awkward timing, for obvious reasons. Knowing nothing of the private lives of these two (besides those things that both we and Anthony Weiner might rather he’d kept to himself), it’s probably safe to say that a major political and sexual scandal wasn’t their dream backdrop for ushering in this news. We’d be remiss not to say, though, what would be expected in most cases but may get drowned out due to the mess of “Weinergate” — congratulations to Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner on expecting their first child together. source

31 May 2010 23:46


Culture: Guess who said this quote, and we’ll tell you later

  • I feel like I’ve been pregnant more than a year. I never gave up. But I can tell you that it was physically and emotionally exhausting.
  • Celine Dion • Regarding her new pregnancy (finally!); Dion had been trying in-vitro fertilization for a while before it actually happened. She was successful on her sixth attempt, and now her spawn will start spreading Diane Warren-inspired over-the-top light-pop vocals in about 16 years or so. Sigh. We can wait. source

23 Feb 2010 10:08


Culture: Bristol Palin’s teen motherhood fodder for ABC Family dramas

  • I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy.
  • Bristol Palin • Regarding her choice to be on an upcoming episode of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” playing a teenage mom. No word on if the appearance will feature Tina Fey reprising her impersonation or if the dad’s gonna be as much of a douche as Levi Johnston, er, Ricky Hollywood. source

21 Dec 2009 20:56


U.S.: The military’s genius new policy: Get pregnant, get court-martial

  • Whoops, the condom broke! I’m screwed! In a baffling decision clearly made by a man, soldiers under command of Gen. Anthony Cucolo in Iraq could face a court martial if they get – or get someone else – pregnant. “Anyone who leaves this fight earlier than the expected 12-month deployment creates a burden on their teammates,” Cucolo wrote. “Anyone who leaves this fight early because they made a personal choice that changed their medical status – or contributes to doing that to another – is not in keeping with a key element of our ethos.” An expert quoted in the article says the policy is legal, too, if controversial. In other news, if the Catholic Church could do this, they totally would. source

11 Nov 2009 11:02


Culture: Good news: Celine Dion isn’t pregnant. Bad news: She’s trying.

  • good Celine Dion has been trying to have a second baby, but it isn’t working out. She tried getting pregnant via in vitro fertilization, but it didn’t take.
  • bad However, this is not stopping her resolve. “But today, we are full of confidence. Celine is more determined than ever,” said husband René Angélil. source

22 Feb 2009 10:41


U.S.: An 11-year-old boy allegedly murdered his dad’s gf? Yikes!

  • This is something that you wouldn’t even think of in your worst nightmare, that you’d have to charge an 11-year-old with homicide. It’s heinous, the whole situation.
  • John Bongivengo • District Attorney of Lawrence County, Pa., on the boy, who allegedly killed his father’s pregnant 26-year-old girlfriend, Kenzie Marie Houk, on Friday. The unborn child also died. • source

15 Feb 2009 20:25


Music, Offbeat: M.I.A. had her baby. Then she posted this weird video.

We think you have to fly like paper and be high like planes to truly enjoy it. (BTW, congrats Maya!) source

05 Feb 2009 21:11


Music: M.I.A. will be F.I.A. at the Grammys – on her due date!

  • She’s nine months preggers, kids. The “Paper Planes” singer with sketchy political ties has accepted an opportunity to perform at the Grammys this Sunday, where “Planes” is nominated for Record of the Year. But while that’s great and all (and props to the Grammy organizers for actually getting someone cool this year), she’s so pregnant right now that she’s about to burst. If she bursts during her performance, we may burst too – with laughter. source