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Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm surrounded...

You know how sometimes it seems like everyone you know is getting married and you are buying about a million wedding gifts one summer, well right now I feel like everyone I know is pregnant! Definitely pretty normal for someone my age, but seriously, the last year or two has been another baby boom -- especially in the celebrity world. Right now I know at least 5 people who are pregnant and could name about 5 more celebs who are sporting the bump or just gave birth (probably more if given an adequate amount of time...)

A subject of much speculation and rumors over the years has been Penelope Cruz's uterus and whether or not it is filled with the progeny of whatever hot actor she was dating at the time (think Tom Cruise pre-Kate, etc.) Well, after many false reports, it was confirmed that YES, she is 4 1/2 months pregnant! Congratulations to Penelope and hubby Javier Bardem -- may your child be the cutest little Spanish bebe ever!
This photo was taken on the set of the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I'm not as concerned with trying to spot Penelope's baby bump as I am concerned with the fact that they are making yet another Pirates of the Caribbean movie...enough already!

A celeb who (probably) recently gave birth is Isla Fisher -- although this has not been confirmed by her reps or her. This unnamed child is her second with husband Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat). This couple always strikes me as an odd one -- he is so tall and frankly kind of weird (albeit a funny kind of weird) and she is so petite and sweet looking. Seriously, she is probably 5 foot or under and he is definitely over 6 foot. They have a daughter, Olive and now another bambino...hopefully they will share the gender and name at some point -- or at least acknowledge that they had another child.

Other recent celeb baby births: Mario Lopez (AC Slater) welcomes baby girl with girlfriend; Wonder Years star Danica McKeller welcomes baby boy (I'm wondering why she is still in the spotlight at all); Rachel Dratch (SNL alum) welcomed baby boy; and Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) welcomed baby boy. Lots of little boys!!! I swear when I found out I was pregnant with Cameron, it seemed like everybody was having boys. Maybe it was just me, but seriously most people I knew who were pregnant at the same time as me were having boys too. Does it go in cycles -- sometimes it is the season of the girl and sometimes it is the season of the boy?

A show that I started watching last spring -- Parenthood -- begins again tonight! I can't wait. Not only do I love the concept (based on the film Parenthood), but I love the actors -- Lauren Graham (I was a huge Gilmore Girls junkie), Erika Christensen, Peter Krause, Craig T. Nelson and Dax Shepard. Worth a watch!


  1. Winnie Cooper's real name is Danica McKeller. She's still acting and recently published a math article on "Percolation and Gibbs states multiplicity for ferromagnetic Ashkin–Teller models" which is now known as the Chayes–McKellar–Winn theorem.

    So the real question is, why wouldn't she still be in the spotlight?

  2. Sorry for the typo on Danica's last name -- it is correct now. I knew that she was a brainiac, but having a theorem named after you is very spotlight worthy! Yea for her!