October 29, 2010

Mazel tov, Mariah! After decades of speculation, Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon have confirmed they’re having a baby—a wildly talented, spotlight-friendly young tot, no doubt. “It’s been a long journey, but it’s been tough because I’ve been trying to have…to hold onto a shred of privacy. And that was not easy,” she said. Conveniently, her new album “Merry Christmas 2 U” hits stores next week. Let’s hope that baby breaks the Top 10.

The biggest non-baby-related news this week was Charlie Sheen’s drunken rampage throughout The Plaza hotel, caused by what his publicist likes to call “an adverse allergic reaction.” After spending a pleasant day out with his children and ex Denise Richards, Charlie did what any other middle-aged sitcom star would do. He (allegedly) retired to his suite with cocaine and a prostitute. He trashed the room and the cops found young Capri Anderson, just another hardworking girl from the Bronx, camped out in the closet. Charlie’s now the one in hiding and Capri is fielding job offers.

David Arquette, please stop talking. Courteney Cox’s recent ex took another stop on his Oversharing Tour and told Howard Stern this week he cried after having sex with another woman. “It was the end of all the intimacy I shared with my wife,” he said. You’re 39 years old David, it’s time to zip your mouth. Or your pants. We don’t care which. Oh, and just a few days before he was spotted out partying with the young lasses of 90210.

The Bogey and Bacall of our generation have called it quits. That’s right, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl split after three blissfully famous years together. The couple ignited their romance on the set and are continuing to keep things professional.

And another young Hollywood love hit the skids: Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan’s relationship is reportedly finito. They started dating in August of last year while filming Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. The film’s helmer Oliver Stone said at the time, “I seem to be a good casting director.” Try again. Carey is now filming a new movie—and staying at a Best Western. “They have the best sweet potato fries,” she said. Hey, whatever gets you through the night.

Byrdie Bell is in the middle of a balancing act. The 25-year-old girl-about-town admitted this week she’s gone back to school to get her bachelor’s degree. “Picked up my NYU student ID #back2school#matriculated #itsofficial,” she tweeted. But her flack was quick to set her priorities straight: “[Byrdie] is enrolled at NYU to supplement, not, replace her career goals. She is actively audition and filming regularly.” Just in case you thought she was going to get her PhD.

LeeAnn Rimes scored a coup for homewreckers everywhere when she was plastered on last month’s cover of Shape magazine under the headline “How Working Out Saved Me.” In the article, the country singer (does she still sing?) talked about working out with Eddie Cibrian while cheating on her husband…with Eddie Cibrian. The editor of the magazine admitted to their faux pas, saying it was a “terrible mistake” to put a husband-stealer on the cover. At least they said sorry?

Hopping over to Spain for a moment…the country’s red-carpet staples, Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, are getting the reality TV treatment. A new flattering series called Felipe and Letizia: A Love Story covers the royal’s “whirlwind romance” with the fiery newscaster that transformed Felipe’s image from caddish bachelor to devoted family man. Surprisingly, 4.2 million viewers turned into the first installment. The positive portrayal is a boon to Felipe, who may soon need to step in for his father King Juan Carlos. And here’s a thought: Perhaps Barack and Michelle: A Love Story is just what Obama needs to boost his image.

It was a glorious week to be one princess. Crown Princess Victoria traded in her new husband Daniel for tennis great Roger Federer. She presented him with the Stockholm Open winner’s trophy for trumping Germany in the tournament. Not a bad gig.

And finally, Kate Middleton is drawing the ire of critics for not attending a dinner for war heroes. Prince Harry and Prince William sent their apologies for not being able to make it, but William’s girlfriend Kate never RSVPed. “I may be old-fashioned, but surely it is common courtesy to reply to a formal invitation,” said a spokesman for the organizers. But wait, there’s more! “Student princesses” Eugenie and Beatrice also forgot to respond—and are now getting trashed as “pretty rude.” Maybe being a princess isn’t so great after all.


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