No, she wasn’t just getting fat. A few days after pictures of a decidedly voluptuous and belly-fied Salma Hayek made the rounds, an announcement has been made to explain the extra Salma: she’s pregnant. And what’s more, she’s getting married to luxury-goods fat cat Francois-Henri Pinault (click here for some pictures of Francois and some perspective on how lucky a guy he is to bag a babe like Salma). No further information, like how far along Salma’s pregnancy is or where and when the wedding will take place, has been revealed.
Whatever. Until I see a paternity test, I’m convinced that Penelope Cruz is the father.
A few shots are below from an event at Los Angeles’ ACE Gallery. These were taken before Salma blew up with child. Ah, the pre-bump days seem so long ago now. [AP/Yahoo!]
Kim Kardashian huffed and puffed but wasn’t able to blow down adult-film company Vivid’s plans to release a three-year-old sex tape made with former boyfriend Ray J. Despite her pending lawsuit and a Wednesday meeting with Vivid honcho Steven Hirsch, Vivid is going ahead with its plans to release Kim Kardashian, Superstar. The DVD now is set to hit stores March 21. Let’s see if Kim’s notoriety can extend into April or if her career will be tossed under the proverbial mattress and brought out only for, ahem, special occasions. [TMZ.com]
It’s hard to imagine how Antonella Barba spent Thursday night after finally getting voted off American Idol. Unless, of course, you factor in a fake ID, 2-for-1 Bud Light specials, girl-on-girl dance floor action, skinny-dipping, the LA Holocaust Memorial, and a digital camera. Then it becomes a little easier.
Impossible to say what’s on the docket for Ms. Barba, who’s apparently more popular than Youtube and Myspace combined. Maybe she should shoot another calendar – just throwing it out there. I mean, we’ve yet to see Sexy Easter Bunny, Sexy Pilgrim, Sexy Santa Claus. And then there’s Co-ed Naked Lacrosse Team Captain. Soft-core Cheerleader Chick, Sexy Beer Pong Referee, Saucy Catholic Schoolgirl. Nothing but options ahead. And her fantonellas (yep, that’s what they’re calling themselves) would lap it up.
One thing’s for sure: how awesome is it gonna be when some lucky guy, maybe on Valentine’s Day, maybe on their three-month anniversary, gets to say, "Antonella, do you still have those thigh-high black boots from your finale performance?" And she’s gonna say, "Yes, yes I do still have those boots. Want me to put ‘em on and meet you in the bathroom?"
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Brash, divisive and almost ready-to-own, Dreamgirls is headed for your DVD player. The movie musical is set for home-viewing release on May 1, in two versions. A single disc will include 12 extended musical numbers and alternate scenes, as well as a never-before-seen performance from Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. Bringing things crashing over the top will be a two-disc, "Showstopper Edition" release, which will feature featurettes, screen tests and 12 previously unseen musical numbers. Because, you know, if there’s anything that movie needs besides bigger hair, it’s more music. [DVDActive]
Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, the just-released The Namesake), may soon be punching in full time on TV. He’s signed on to star alongside Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kali Rocha in the ABC comedy pilot The Calling, in which he’ll play a paramedic. Maybe Kal will be more satisfied with this gig than he was with his spot on 24, in which he, an Indian-American, was drafted to play a terrorist. He says in this week’s New York magazine: "I have a huge political problem with the  role. It was essentially accepting a form of racial profiling. I think it’s repulsive." Here’s hoping The Calling isn’t so gross. [Hollywood Reporter/Reuters]
- Madonna is bitchy and demanding in a commercial for her new H&M line. Why bother acting when you can just be? [Just Jared]
- Antontella Barba gets another porn offer, this time from a video-rental company. Between this and Idol, can we officially say that Antonella has the most in-demand mouth in the country? [TMZ.com]
- The Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are mad about fur. They’ve lost the ability to grow body hair, so they call on others to do it for them. [CityRag]
- Brandon Davis makes fun of Paula Abdul‘s Middle Eastern background, despite his own Turkish roots. Next, we’ll find out that he, too, possesses a fire crotch. [A Socialite's Life]
- Star Jones is an enigma: is her body getting smaller or is her head getting bigger? [Crunk + Disorderly]
Those lights next to Kevin Federline‘s head in the picture above represent a bright idea he reportedly has concocted: charging $25,000 for exclusive media coverage of his 29th birthday party (March 21) at a Hollywood’s Eleven club. The media outlet would have its logo emblazoned on the red carpet and, uh…not much else. Supposedly no big celebs have RSVPed for the event, and the chances of an interview with K-Fed during the party seem slim.
For those who may be tempted to attend, let me save you the trouble. Here are what the inevitably brief reports might look like:
Last night on American Idol, the final eight women contestants shared some personal tidbits about themselves. Here’s the new info:
Haley Scarnato was a young Mary Lou Retton.
Lakisha Jones hid from her own pets.
Gina Glocksen keeps a troll in her pocket.
Melinda Doolittle is completely insane.
Stephanie Edwards likes to sing.
Jordin Sparks likes football.
Sabrina Sloan likes Katie Couric.
Antonella Barba likes dancing, dancing out of rhythm on TV, dancing with girls, dancing on the bar, Bud Light, flipping the bird, going to the bathroom for people with cameras, wiping, making a hands-bra for her topless girlfriends, just generally “going wild,” UNC Basketball, being hot, being hotter than all her friends, participating in late-night see-through wet-turtleneck modeling at memorials for dead American soldiers, sucking, generating a racial double-standard brouhaha, wearing short-shorts, bringing a tape of herself in a bikini to a singing competition, being googled, making people try to figure out whether or not something is gonna be NSFW, being better than Sanjaya (and almost as pretty), making girlfriends across America say, “I don’t get it, She’s not that pretty,” absolutely freakin’ butchering Corrine Bailey Rae songs, and explaining her love for violin playing and how she doesn’t have that much time for it since she “went to college.”
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How many indignities must one it-girl face? That’s the question that comes to mind when surveying Jennifer Hudson‘s recent magazine covers — each seems to be more unflattering than the next. The most recent example is the Entertainment Weekly cover (pictured, left) that features the young diva with her eyes crossed. Sexy!
Before that she graced the cover of Giant (a Hollywood-backed comment on J.Hud’s weight?); landed in Vogue with a hideous open-mouthed shot (Anna Wintour is a sadist); and appeared on the front of Essence with either a massive necklace or a terrible case of chest fungus. (Click here to see the covers.)
So what’s next for the newly minted face of Avon? Untouched acne? Nasty teeth? A unibrow? Designer eye bags? Click the mock-up cover on the right for a vision of the future: a future in which people go out of their way to make J.Hud look bad. Hollywood is not an easy place for big girls, but this is ridiculous.
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Rachel McAdams has signed on for a role in the Iraq war drama The Return. It’s about time Rachel chose a potentially heavy-hitting project: she’s got major ground to cover if she wants to live up to her reputation as the "next Julia Roberts." The Return will concern three injured soldiers who are faced with harsh realities upon returning to the U.S. As exciting as Rachel’s involvement is, it doesn’t really hold a candle to co-star Michael Pena‘s plotline, which is set to involve post-war impotence. That is what you call drama on top of drama. [Hollywood Reporter/Reuters]
Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz has fashioned a career out of outfitting others with his work, and it seems only appropriate that his upcoming album, One Man Band, will be a multi-guest affair. The disc, which is set to drop May 15, will feature the likes of Kanye West, Just Blaze (both on production) and Coldplay, whose contribution, "Part of the Plan," may be brought to the small screen with a video helmed by Crash director Paul Haggis. All that sounds great, but one question: why does a producer need to enlist other producers for his album? Getting lazy there, Swizz? [Billboard.com]
- Ryan Phillippe and Ashlee Simpson have been romantically linked. She is such a rebound that this deserves a replay: Ryan Phillppe and Ashlee Simpson have been romantically linked. [A Socialite's Life]
- Lindsay Lohan, you can dye your hair all you want to make yourself look like you did at 15, but you’ll never get your innocence back. [I'm Not Obsessed]
- Terrence Howard: "I’m still trying to get my wife back." How? By using Naomi Campbell as bait? [Bossip]
- The FCC receives a complaint regarding Prince‘s Superbowl performance: "Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY." Don’t thank CBS; thank the man-to-man action and the tight pants. [Best Week Ever]
- Speaking of asses, here’s Fergie‘s. [The Superficial]