Category: Pregnant

Beyonce releases 'Dance For You' video -- and does just that

Beyonce has released a new music video for 'Dance For You'
If Beyonce is vying for most prolific pregnant diva, she moves a step closer to the title this Thanksgiving holiday by releasing yet another music video -- this time in support of her concert DVD "Live at Roseland: Elements of 4."

"Dance For You," a sultry black-and-white clip filmed prior to her baby bump, courtesy of husband Jay-Z, B goes for a Jessica Rabbit vibe in the shadowy offices of a private detective (watch it here).

The video carries the standard Bey DNA -- wind machines, plunging necklines and lots of hair. Not that we're complaining. "Live at Roseland" will feature highlights of her four-night stint at the aforementioned New York City ballroom.

That performance block was, let's say, a micro-tour for "4." Beyonce never intended to produce an international showing, as she was due on the set of Clint Eastwood's "A Star Is Born" update first thing in the new year. "Babyonce" changes things a bit, but she's still on track to play leading lady.


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Photo: Beyonce hosts a screening of her concert DVD "Live at Roseland: Elements of 4" at the Paris Theatre on Nov. 20 in New York. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

Jessica Simpson isn't pregnant yet — unless you have $500,000

Jessica Simpson is reportedly asking for Angelina and Beyonce size money to confirm she's pregnant

We have no idea why Jessica Simpson is reportedly asking for $500,000 simply to confirm that she is, apparently, pregnant. But according to Page Six, that is indeed the case.

Simpson reportedly wants a half-million bucks to tell someone she's pregnant, and then that someone can publish the first photos of the baby. If you believe the New York Post, Simpson's stage dad, Joe, thinks his daughter's cash calf is worth all that. (Or, well, OK, maybe it's just a beach ball; we have no idea what's in Simpson's uterus, and Simpson's rep didn’t respond to a request for comment.)

For those of you unfamiliar with the celebrity photo-trafficking game, the idea of a star selling out her kid is not a new one. What is eye-opening is Simpson's reported asking fee.

In recent years, we've seen Nicole Richie sell the first photos of baby Harlow for a reported $1 million, and Christina Aguilera raked in a reported $2 million for splashing baby Max on the cover of People. And of course, baby Shiloh Jolie-Pitt earned her parents an estimated $4 million, with the proceeds going to charity. But nowadays, in the current economic climate, most stars know better than to ask for six figures for a photo, unless both parents are ridiculously famous, and both of those parents work constantly, and the baby's last name rhymes with Folie-Zitt.

In contrast, Simpson "doesn't have anything super relevant going on right now," points out 5W publicist Ronn Torossian, who is credited with negotiating photo sales on behalf of La Jolie. "And the father of the baby, Simpson's fiancé, is a retired former football player; nobody knows who he is.

"It's a badly kept secret that she's pregnant, and I would be amazed if she got that much money."

Do not confuse Simpson's current B-list status with a dwindling bank account. According to Women's Wear Daily, Simpson's name is licensed to 22 different kinds of products — products that earned $750 million in retail sales in 2010.

So, to sum up what we know so far: Simpson is both sort-of famous and obscenely wealthy, and she apparently wants to use her maybe-pregnancy to make a half-million bucks.

There is one other possible explanation for Simpson's reported asking price: She thinks she’s Beyoncé. Of the current crop of babymaking stars out there, we're told, Mrs. Jay-Z is the one celebrity who could still command top dollar if she so desired. Or, more like a million top dollars.


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Photos: Angelina Jolie pregnant in 2008, left. Beyoncé pregnant in 2011, right. And, well, Jessica Simpson. Credits: Valery Hache / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images, left; VH1, center; Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images, right.

Jack Osbourne expecting a baby with fiancee Lisa Stelly

Jack Osbourne is expecting a baby with Lisa Stelly

Jack Osbourne, son of Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne and talk-show host Sharon Osbourne, is expecting his first baby with Lisa Stelly, his fiancee of two weeks.

"My life is absolutely insane right now ... I guess technically I do have something to tell you," the young Osbourne told Piers Morgan on Tuesday on CNN. "I'm about to be a father."

"I'm excited. I'm a little nervous, but I'm excited. It's going to be fun," said the 25-year-old reality star-turned-director-producer. "I'm not going to do a reality show, though."

The baby announcement comes on the heels of Osbourne's marriage proposal to the aspiring model-actress late last month, which makes them engaged for about two weeks now after their whirlwind four-month courtship.

"The most amazing man I've ever met asked me to marry him ... and he wasn't joking! Crazy, right?" Stelly said last month of the engagement.

Osbourne's parents also appeared on Morgan's show to share their thoughts on becoming grandparents.

"I'm happy because it's what Jack wants, so I'm happy. And I've always wanted to be a grandma, so it couldn't be better," said Sharon, the "Celebrity Apprentice" alum who now co-hosts "The Talk."

"I'm in shock," added grandpa-to-be Ozzy. "I think it's fabulous."

Kelly Osbourne, Jack's sister, took to Twitter to share her excitement: "been waiting 2 say this for so long im the happiest girl in the world im going to be an auntie!"

As for @MrJackO, the papa-to-be left his Twitter followers with this emoticon message late Tuesday night: " :-)"



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Photo: Jack Osbourne arrives at a screening of his directorial effort "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" in August. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images

Beyonce takes her baby bump to New York Fashion Week

Beyonce hits New York Fashion Week

Beyoncé's maternity chic tour rages on, with the expectant superstar making a surprise visit to New York Fashion Week on Tuesday.

Clad in shimmery gold, with sister Solange at her side, Beyoncé turned up quite unexpectedly to the early runway presentation for J. Crew.

"Ohmygod, I think I’m going to pass out," J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons reportedly whispered to a member of her staff as she made her way to greet Jay-Z's wife.

From there, B made a quick change into a constructed leather skirt and sleeveless camel jacket for Vera Wang's runway offerings. Her last stop (no quick-change this time) was at Rodarte, where she sat among Elle and Dakota Fanning, Taylor Swift and Amy Poehler.

Last week, Beyoncé celebrated her 30th birthday in Venice, Italy, on a luxury yacht with her husband and with pal Gwyneth Paltrow. The presumably fashionable infant will arrive sometime this winter.


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Photo: Beyoncé and Solange Knowles behind the scenes at the Vera Wang Spring 2012 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City. Credit: Craig Barritt / Getty Images

Mel B welcomes baby girl No. 3, her first with Stephen Belafonte


Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Scary Spice, a.k.a Mel B, is now also known as a mother who's given birth to three girls: She and husband Stephen Belafonte welcomed their first child together in the wee hours Friday morning.

"Finally our baby arrives, Stephen nearly passed out, Phoenix screamed, I laughed so hard the baby popped out!!! She is just sooo amazing!!," the 36-year-old mom said Friday via Twitter.

After thanking people online for the well wishes and picking up congrats from the likes of Denise Richards, Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian, Brown tweeted to her husband, "I didn't think it was possible but I love you even MORE now honey, we have a truly amazing family."

Paparazzi had photographed a very uncomfortable-looking Brown on her way into an L.A. hospital in the early-morning hours Thursday.

Phoenix is Mel B's 12-year-old; her daughter Angel, whose dad is Eddie Murphy, is 4. Belafonte has another daughter as well, 6-year-old Giselle.

No word yet on the new baby's name or weight, though a rep told People that mother and baby are both "happy, healthy and doing well."

Following in the steps of Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton, Brown is the third former Spice Girl to give birth this year. Posh had a daughter after three boys, while Baby Spice welcomed a second son.


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Photo: Melanie Brown and Stephen Belafonte during New York Fashion Week in September 2010. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.

Alyssa Milano welcomes baby son Milo with husband David Bugliari

Alyssa Milano's baby son was born Wednesday morning.

It's a boy for Alyssa Milano and her husband, David Bugliari!

The actress and social-media star will be the boss of Milo Thomas Bugliari, born Wednesday morning. Milano and her agent hubby got their bundle of joy -- clocking in at 7 pounds and 19 inches long -- a little before 10 a.m., People said

Milo is a first child for Milano and Bugliari, who married in 2009. During her pregnancy, the actress has been über-active on Twitter, tweeting her excitement, offering tips for cloth diapers and even answering fans' questions about motherhood. 

The couple told E! News in May that the baby's name would be chosen from a list of five, after they finally met him.

Milano's résumé includes TV series "Who's the Boss?" with Tony Danza and the WB witch hit "Charmed," which costarred Shannen Doherty and later Rose McGowan.


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Photo: Alyssa Milano arrives -- and shows off -- at the "Horrible Bosses" premiere in June. Credit:  Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

Robert Downey Jr.'s wife Susan is pregnant with their first baby

Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey are expecting a baby
Robert Downey Jr.'s wife, Susan, is pregnant with their first child together, with the two expecting the baby in February.

The couple "could not be more excited over this news," his rep told People on Wednesday. "They can't wait to welcome this new baby into their wonderful family."

The "Iron Man" actor has a 17-year-old son, Indio, with ex-wife Deborah Falconer. Robert, 46, and Susan, 37, who met on the set of "Gothika," were married in 2005.

Note that their rep graciously did not say that they were, um, "over the moon." However, Susan's aunt, Nancy Miller, told Star that the grandparents did in fact go lunar.

"Susan's father, my brother, called me about three weeks ago with the good news. Her parents are over the moon about it," Miller said.


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Photo: Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. arrive at the 2010 Academy Awards in L.A. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Beyonce's pregnancy sucks Jay-Z into over-the-moon celeb hive mind

Beyonce is pregnant

Now that a pregnant Beyonce has revealed her baby bump unto us (come, let us adore it), husband Jay-Z has come forth with his own proclamation of joy.

Except he didn't use the word joy. Instead, an "insider" close to Mr. Z told Us Weekly that the daddy-to-be is "over the moon." If the phrase sounds familiar, that's because it is.

As soon as a star gets pregnant, the couple's vocabulary shrinks to a half-dozen words, including the perennial "ecstatic" and, of course, the pablum "over the moon." Stars who have been over the moon in recent years include, well, everybody, among them Britney Spears, Lindsay Price, Lily Allen, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Kidman.

Khloe Kardashian, who is not pregnant, nonetheless has said she would be "over-the-moon excited" if she ever were.

Most of these insipid statements are coming from personal celebrity publicists, of course -- people not exactly known for their creative gifts. Still, we couldn’t help wondering why nobody ever thought to mix things up, especially Mr. Hova, who is generally known as a master wordsmith. ("I got 99 problems but the fetus ain’t one." See? We just made that up. Mr. Z can pay us care of Tribune Inc.)

Our first instinct was the bring down the banhammer on every publicist who feeds us those words from now until the End of Days, but instead we floated the question: Why over the moon? Why not infused with jubilation, or chock full o' jollies, or a-brim with jouissance, or tap dancing on a wave of reproductive felicity?

"My guess?" ventures personal publicist and new mom Heidi Krupp-Lisiten. It has something to do with the harking back to the baby lullaby about "the cow jumping over the moon."

"I mean, how would it sound if you found out you were pregnant and said the dish ran away with the spoon?" Krupp-Lisiten offered. Well, OK, there’s that.

"Seriously," she assures the Ministry, "having a 6-month-old at 45 and re-reading and learning the songs does make you wonder about the moon."

Now you know.


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Photos: The moon, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Over it yet? Credits: From left, Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times; Chris Pizzello / Associated Press; Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.

Pregnant Beyonce flaunts baby bump, Jay-Z jumps for joy [Video]

Beyonce is pregnant

Beyonce's red-carpet baby bump tipped off the world to her pregnancy -- but her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards let her shout her joy from the rooftops Sunday night.

Clad in a sparkly Dolce & Gabanna tuxedo jacket with elastic-waist suit pants (let the fabulous maternity wear begin), she asked the audience to "celebrate the love that's growing inside of me" and then belted a new track, "Love on Top."

After her crooning, Beyonce unveiled her baby-on-board to the world by tossing her microphone, popping open her jacket and rubbing the bun in the oven that's bound for her and Jay-Z's household.

"I have known for quite a while," Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland told People on Sunday night, "and she's happy, and Jay is happy, and that's all that counts."

Speaking of Papa Jay, he and pal Kanye West lost their minds over the revelation, jumping for joy in the audience as Beyonce accepted audience adoration. Check it out, below.


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Photo: Beyonce waves to fans after performing "Love on Top" at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

Beyonce is pregnant! Baby bump revealed at MTV VMAs

Beyonce is pregnant! Beyonce is pregnant! The singer and actress caused a frenzy Sunday as she walked the black carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards revealing a definite baby bump.

Beyonce, married to Jay-Z since 2008, has been cagey about her family planning, but now there's no doubt: The music industry's future golden child was definitely protuding under B's frock.

The "End Of Time" singer gave no interviews, but there was no hiding her sister Solange's excitement as she tweeted major smiley faces and exclamation points.

It almost seems like this bump sprung from nowhere — almost.

Beyonce has managed to promote her latest record, "4," without raising any eyebrows, but a recent performance perhaps suggested she could no longer fit into her revealing trademark rompers.

A concert at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Aug. 15 saw her in a loose silver gown, playing up her cleavage while leaving plenty of flouncy fabric over her midsection.

Cat's out of the bag now!


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Photo: Beyonce arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28 with a big surprise to share. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.


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