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November 08, 2007

Celebrity Baby Boom

Over the course of the past week, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez finally admitted their pregnancies. They have both been quite obviously pregnant for a while, so it's nice to see them actually coming clean about it. Xtina shared the news in an interview with Glamour magazine while J.Lo confirmed the rumors at the final show of her joint tour with husband Marc Anthony. Check out her announcement below:

While I am glad that both ladies finally decided to open up about their situations, I do think that it was refreshing that they resisted pressure from the media to talk about it at every possible outlet. They have both appeared on various talk shows and magazine covers, and up until now, declined to comment on their situations. I appreciate their attempt at keeping their private lives private in such a public world, but, the truth coming out was more than inevitable. It's not like pregnancies are very easy to conceal.

Julia Roberts, meanwhile, said that she was done having kids. I am glad that she is able to balance being a famous actress as well as a seemingly good mother, but I hope to see her return to the big screen soon. She has starred in some of my favorite movies, like Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend's Wedding, and Pretty Woman, and hopefully there will be more to come. She has, however, offered to reach out and help the trainwreck that is Britney Spears. Whether she was joking or not, we all know that Brit could use the help from a mother figure (especially since she is famously estranged from her own).

Another thing that is blowing up the entertainment news circuits is the Writer's Guild of America strike. This has had an instant impact on television, shutting down production on late night talk shows and many scripted programs. The Office and Desperate Housewives have gone dark, and the season premiere of 24 has been pushed back indefinitely. This is just the beginning. If studios and their writers don't come to an agreement, we could be facing a lack of new scripted programming for months to come. Expect a blog entry in the next couple days detailing the demands of the writers and how this strike has been playing out so far. Personally, I hope it doesn't take very long for them to find some sort of common ground. I am a huge fan of many of these television shows, and couldn't bear to see months upon months of reruns. We'll see what happens.

Posted by lallida at November 8, 2007 02:44 PM