Nicole Kidman's pregnancy: It really was the water!
When I was pregnant with my youngest a few years back, six co-workers also were infanticipating. We heard a lot of jokes about there being something in the "Times" water. Maybe there was (Journalists are rarely very good at science, that's why we write for a living). This group of fertile Mytrles had six boys and one girl among us.
Now, Nicole Kidman has a "something in the water" theory too (actresses may be just a notch above journos in science studies). During the filming of the epic "Australia," she and six other women swam in the Austrailian Outback waterfalls, Kidman told "Australian Women's Weekly" magazine and all seven got pregnant.
Of the seven bundles of joy born, Sunday Rose, Kidman's daughter with country singer Keith Urban, was one of six girls. There was only one boy in that group, the exact opposite of our "Times" population explosion in 2001-02.
Speaking of celebrity Mommas, has anyone checked out Brooke Burke on "Dancing With the Stars?" Okay, I know so many people are over the "hot Momma" tag (as much as they are over cougar for older women) but dang, she just had a baby six months ago! Makes me want to vote her off knowing she's had four kids and still has a ridonkulously hot bod. But I'm not a hater. You go girl.
Finally, on the celeb Momma front, Lynne Spears is MAD! She asks in Newsweek why her baby girl Jamie Lynn was bad-mouthed up one side and down the other when she announced that she was going to be a teen mom but that Bristol Palin and her fiance were cheered at the GOP convention where Bristol's mom got the vice presidential nod. "It's as if (Sarah Palin) became celebrated. I mean, the mother, Palin, was celebrated for this," said Lynne, who is out trying to sell her book. "I just feel like it's been a very hypocritical situation." She adds that every family situation is different and that she wouldn't tell anyone how to raise their child.
Now that's something to be thankful for -- Lynne Spears taking the high road.
-- Sherry Robinson
[Photos: Associated Press]