Friday, July 18, 2008

Ben & Jen Expecting?

The baby buzz on Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck is getting louder.

Rumors that Garner is expecting the couple's second child were kick-started earlier this month when a tabloid report claimed Garner and Affleck had already told friends their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Violet is getting a sibling.

Speculation really ramped up when Garner starting wearing loose-fitting tops capable of hiding a growing belly. Now comes another possible clue, according to E! online.

The two were spotted together Wednesday at an L.A. obstetrician's office to meet with a doctor. Garner sat in the reception area reading a magazine, but when Affleck arrived, they were almost immediately called in to see the doc. Reps for Garner and Affleck are not commenting one way or the other. The baby-bump watch will continue! Source

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Question of the Week

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are expecting a baby girl tentatively due on October 31.

"Ashlee and Pete are on cloud nine," an insider told Star magazine for its latest issue. "The doctor told them they actually conceived the baby just before Valentine's Day while they were on vacation and has given them an initial due date of Oct. 31. When Pete heard he might have his baby on Halloween, he went nuts. For an emo-rocker type like Pete, that would be just too perfect!"

Pete officially announced Ashlee's pregnancy through a post on his website towards the end of May.

Do you want to find out the sex of your baby as soon as possible?

Parents of autistic children are often aloof themselves

New research shows that some parents of autistic children appear to be "socially aloof," providing more evidence that some aspects of autism are hereditary.

"This manifests as a tendency not to prefer interactions with others, not to enjoy 'small talk' for the sake of the social experience, and to have few close friendships involving sharing and mutual support. This characteristic is really a variation of the normal range of social behavior and not associated with any functional impairment," Dr. Joe Piven, director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities and co-author of a paper published in the July 17 issue of Current Biology, said in a university news release.

Read the full story here.

Soap Star Welcomes Baby Peanut

General Hospital actor Ingo Rademacher (Jax) and his fiance Ehiku welcomed their first child, a son, on July 11th.

The baby boy was named Peanut Kai Rademacher. He weighed in a 7lbs, 6 oz and measured 20 1/2 inches in length.

“Dad, mom and baby are all great,” a spokesperson tells SoapOperaDigest.com. “The cast and crew of General Hospital are very excited for Ingo, Ehiku and the entire Rademacher family. We wish them all the best during this important milestone.”

What do you think of the name Peanut?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Photos of Jamie Lynn Spears and Maddie

OK! magazine has posted 6 new photos from the photoshoot of Jamie Lynn Spears and her newborn daughter, Maddie Briann.

Born on June 19th, little Maddie is the first child for the 17-year-old actress and her fiance Casey Aldridge. “I love taking care of her,” Jamie Lynn gushes. “It is so much fun. I just want to hug her and kiss her, and I’m happy all the time.

How is the new father handling his role? Jamie Lynn reveals that Casey’s fatherhood instincts were there from the beginning. “As soon as she was born, he scooped her right up and was rocking her,” she tells OK! magazine. “It was amazing. Guys are always a little awkward, and he was perfect with her.”

Click here to check out the photos.

Expectant moms who eat nuts boost child asthma risk

Pregnant women who eat nuts or nut products like peanut butter daily raise the risk their children will develop asthma by 50 percent, Dutch researchers said on Tuesday.

The study also showed that moderate amounts did not seem to have an effect, meaning it is too soon to say whether pregnant women should give up nuts because they contain many important nutrients and healthy fats a developing fetus needs, they said.

"We were the first to find these strong effects on asthma symptoms," said Saskia Willers, an epidemiologist at Utrecht University, who led the study linking nuts with asthma.

"But until we are certain we don't want to restrict them from the diet. So it is important that other studies replicate the findings," she said.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

First photos of Brangelina twins will net fortune

They are the ultimate million-dollar babes. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's new twins, a girl and a boy born by Caesarean section on Saturday, are only a few days old but already their first photos are worth a fortune.

A million dollars, two, five, 10 even 20 million? Exactly how much the first "official" snaps will be sold for is not clear. But the figures being bandied about make the eyes pop.

Nice Matin, the hometown daily in the Riviera city in the south of France where Jolie gave birth, put the twins' worth at more than $11 million. It first broke news of the birth and reported Sunday that the couple have sold the rights for the first photo of their newly enlarged family to a U.S. publication, which it did not name, and that the proceeds would go to charity.

Read the full story here.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Amanda Peet in Cookie Magazine

Do any of you read Cookie magazine? Amanda Peet and her daughter grace the cover of the August issue for an interview inside that is sure to catch the attention of some of Hollywood's biggest names.

The controversial topic of child vaccinations has made headlines recently in large part because many celebrity moms have come out against them (Holly Robinson Peete, Jenny McCarthy, etc.), but Amanda Peet very strongly supports them.

Peet says on parents of unvaccinated children: “Frankly, I feel that parents who do not vaccinate their children are parasites.”

Other topics discussed include the effects her work has on her daughter and the surprises of motherhood. For the full interview, check out the new issue of Cookie on newsstands July 15th.