Talk about some light reading
Mary-Kate, right, and Ashley Olsen are publishing a coffee table book called Influence, People reports. That would be a book featuring the "most interesting, challenging, creative people we know — the ones who helped pave the way for us and our generation," they say, like shoe guru Christian Louboutin, actor-model Lauren Hutton, photographer Terry Richardson and writer Bob Colacello. "Ashley and I interviewed the people who have inspired us, with the hope that they will inspire and teach others," Mary-Kate says.
Is Katie pregnant?
If nothing else, Ok! knows how to sell magazines, as evidenced by devoting most of its cover to a speculative story on whether Katie Holmes is pregnant. The rumor-filled fires were stoked by Katie's recent penchant for loose clothing at the Costume Designers Guild Awards and the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. An alleged eyewitness to the spate of loose-clothes-wearing told the mag that Holmes had that "special glow" that only pregnant women have. As further evidence of a pregnancy, the eyewitness offered that Holmes is giving up her pipe dream of winning an Oscar to focus on her marriage and having more kids. Yeah, we think that dream of winning an Oscar would have to stay a dream. Did you see Mad Money?
Please, say it ain't so
Did we mention Star has its own cover storky — uh, story — about a big name possibly being pregnant? The rag says that only weeks after heading to Mexico to exchange worthless wedding vows with photographer Adnan Ghalib, the spotlight hog with the Brazilian chin wax has been telling folks Britney Spears is pregnant with his baby. The evidence, as they call it, is Britney's ever-growing midsection bulge, despite days of classes at the Millenium Dance Complex in La-La Land. You know, "is-she-or-isn't-she?" stories like this are a dime a dozen, but for the sake of all that is good and just, we hope Star is dead wrong.
Another girl for Brangelina
Leave it to the U.K.'s Sun to find out the latest on Brangelina's forthcoming babe. Stop the presses: It's a girl, and Angie is thrilled. Also, the tabloid says, she and Brad have decided to have the child in France to honor Angie's late French-Canadian mama, Marcheline Bertrand. Brangelina have bought a chateau in the south of France and plan to make it their family home in order to continue the ongoing tradition of raising their clan with an international flavor. That would be besides the multimillion-dollar homes in New York, New Orleans, Berlin, Candyland, Timbuktu and Beyond the Sun.
Broadway King; Adam's mean; Mimi sings; Pamela's fling
Stephen King has written a script for a musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, with music by John Mellencamp, to open in Atlanta next year en route to Broadway, the Associated Press reports.
Big Brother contestant Adam Jasinski, who called autistic children "retards" on the show, has been fired from his job at the United Autism Foundation, although he doesn't know it yet, the New York Post reports. He's too busy dealing with his housemates right now.
Late last week, Pamela Anderson filed papers in L.A. seeking an annulment from her husband, Rick Salomon, rather than a divorce, the AP reports. Although no specifics were available, Anderson is using the basis of fraud, which should be an obvious choice for this sham of a marriage.
30 Rock's Jack McBrayer found work during the writers strike by appearing in Mariah Carey's latest video, Touch Me (preview available at blogs.tampabay.com/juice). We'll bet Kenneth never expected to one day be fetching coffee for Mimi.
Tyra teams with Ashton
The glossies may be concerned about Tyra Banks' weight, but the model-turned-media-mogul is stretching herself pretty thin. The Hollywood Reporter says Tyra is teaming up with Ashton Kutcher to produce a new reality series for ABC. This is in addition to America's Next Top Model on the CW and an upcoming project for the network in which contestants fight over becoming assistant editors at a fashion magazine. This latest — which has an eight-episode deal — will feature folks competing in a beauty pageant. How is that reality TV? We used to call those "beauty pageants."