A few weeks ago, I saw a picture of Jaime King, her boo and her new baby boy James Knight. Topher Grace and Jessica Alba were also in the photo because they have received the honor of being the baby’s godparents.
While there are some religious undertones to the role of a godparent, the secular definition, according to Wikipedia, states that a godparent is “an individual chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child’s upbringing and personal development.”
This got me thinking about other celebrity babies and their godparents. Here are three celebrity godparents that made me say no way, oh wow or that seems odd.
The King of Pop and Nicole Richie
Yes, Michael Jackson is Nicole’s godparent, but that is not the most shocking thing I learned. Did you know that Lionel Richie is not Nicole’s biological father! When Nicole’s biological parents could no longer provide for her, Lionel was kind enough to take Nicole in. That makes me feel so pro-Lionel, that I will link to one (and only) Lionel jam I love.
Drew Barrymore and Frances Bean
I never really thought to put Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain and Drew Barrymore in the same social group. Now that think back, Drew used to party her face off and Courtney still does so it’s only natural that these two collided at one point.
Believe it or not, they were actually besties a few lifetimes ago. Back in 2007, Drew stated, “Courtney and I have not seen each other in a while, so I haven’t had the pleasure of being in Frances’s life for a few years. That’s a great loss for me, and I hope to reconnect with her.”
Frances, give Drew a call!
Jake Gyllenhall and Jamie Lee Curtis
I would have never thought to put these two together. Jamie Lee is a close friends of Gyllenhall’s parents so it makes sense. Hey, at least these two hang out!
If you have some other surprising god parents, please share!
That’s right, Kevin Federline has tied the knot again. He married his long-time lady Victoria Prince this past weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas…typical.
The pair has been an item since 2008. They also have a child together… a little girl named Jordan Kay. I knew that, but I forgot because K-Fed has children sprawled out all over the U.S.A. He has two children with ex Shar Jackson and two with Britney Spears. I still curse the day those two met each other.
Anywho, can someone send me K-Fed’s address? I’d really like to send him a wedding gift. I’d also like to send him the 17-page strongly worded letter I wrote to him back in 2005 of all the ways he is a life ruiner.
While I wait for the address, I’d like to share this piece of K-Fed memorabilia. It’s his super cool rap music video for “Lose Control.”
Please note the following lyric: Don’t hate ‘cuz I’m a superstar and I married a superstar
K-Fed, I still curse the day you were born.
Ladies and gentlemen…it’s time to strap on your fanciest pair of heels…it’s Suri’s birthday.
The fashion-forward offspring of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise has turned six-years-old today! I can’t believe it’s been six years…goodness I’m getting old.
Every year that goes by Suri is (thankfully) looking more and more like my second-in-command spiritual goddess – Katie Holmes.
Suri – I’ve been patiently waiting for my invite to your birthday party…I’m actually typing this blog post next to the mailbox right now. Did my invite get lost in the mail again?
Rumor has it that national treasure Reese Witherspoon and her second husband Jim Toth are expecting a baby…an actual baby!
This will be baby number three for Reese…The “Cruel Intentions” star has two children (Ava, 12 and Deacon, 8) with ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe. Still upset about that divorce : (
UsWeekly had the pleasure of breaking the story and is reporting that “Reese is right around 12 weeks,” one source explains, adding that the “This Means War” star is “not planning to announce it.”
Reese’s birthday is tomorrow…guess she has something a little extra to celebrate. You go girl.
In continuing with babymania, Jessica Simpson finally revealed the sex of her baby…it’s a girl (just incase you missed that part of the headline).
“I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!” Simpson said. “Eric is so athletic – we’re gonna have this athletic girl and I won’t even be able to take her shopping,” she added.
The singer/fashionista also revealed something a little more provocative than the sex of her baby. Jessica is on the cover of Elle magazine this month…rocking the classic Demi Moore naked pregnancy pose.
Elle hits stands March 20.
Boy oh boy or should I say boy or girl?
This week is filled with a lot of baby news and the rumor mill is running on high with reports that Snooki is pregnant. Like me, you might need a moment or seven to digest that.
Snooki, 24 is allegedly three to four months pregnant…the father is Jionni LaValle, Snooki’s current bf who makes the occasional cameo on the “Jersey Shore.”
Mama Snooks is said to be shopping her pregnancy story around to all the mags. Rumor has it Us Weekly picked up the story and if it’s true…we’ll be seeing Snooks, the woman with a constant blood alcohol level, on the cover in the classic pregnancy pose.
Snooki hasn’t commented on this vital matter…neither has her rep.
What an interesting turn of events Snooki and JWoww’s spinoff show “Snooki and JWoww vs. The World” could take if this news is true. Instead of shopping for booze, they could be shopping for baby things…ugh.
Soul mates Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck welcomed their third baby this week. The couple revealed they were expecting their third child back in August, but kept the gender under wraps.
Now we know that big sisters Violet, 6 and Seraphina, 3 have a little brother! While the baby’s name has not been released yet, I have a feeling the couple won’t go the traditional route and name the little guy Ben Jr. I’m taking bets…Kari needs a new pair of shoes.
Congrats to Ben and Jen…as I said before, I’m available to babysit whenever you need!
*Ben Affleck revealed on his Facebook page yesterday…”We are happy to announce that on February 27, Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Samuel Garner Affleck.” I endorse this.
Typically I am okay with the fact that some people aren’t as diligent as I am in terms of celebrity gossip/news. But if you were unaware that the most anticipated birth since (I’m going to say it) Suri Cruise happened this past Saturday…you should be ashamed of yourself!
The top story since late Saturday evening has been the arrival of Ivy Blue Carter or Blue Ivy Carter. From the massive amount of creeping I have done on the interweb, no one has confirmed the name 100%. E! News is on Team Blue Ivy while Perez Hilton is on Team Ivy Blue. Personally, my pick is Ivy Blue, but I’m excited either way.
I have been waiting for this birth for quite sometime. I remember back in 2010, there was a legitimate rumor going around that Queen B was with child. That year I was working a full-time job…shocking, right? Hearing this news, I proceeded to pack up my desk and said the following to my wonderful boss:
Kari: “I have to go home early today.”
Boss: “Is everything okay?”
Kari: “Yes, Beyoncé is pregnant and I need to go to home to prepare.”
Needless to say, I was not allowed to leave the office early that day.
Flash-forward from 2010 to Aug. 28, 2011 at the MTV Music Awards…my dreams came true. Beyoncé officially revealed that she was pregnant during her performance of “Love on Top.” It was a beautiful thing.
It’s being reported that Mr. and Mrs. Hova spent $1.3 million on renting out the entire baby floor at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York so Queen B could deliver her baby in private. Let me tell you, my mom chartered the same amount of security for my birth…it comes with the territory.
Checking in under the name Ingrid Jackson, Beyoncé and Jay-Z required that tape being placed over hospital security cameras and all employees turn in their cell phones to ensure no pictures would be leaked.
Since the power couple is super private, I don’t see them releasing pictures or news about the birth anytime soon. Therefore, I will share with you the one thing I am praying happened during this magical moment…Ivy Blue (or Blue Ivy) came out with the HOVA sign up.
Congrats to Beyoncé and Jay-Z! P.S. I have never babysat a small baby before, but I have taken care to two cats at once. That makes me qualified I’m sure!
Side note: Perez has flip-flopped to Blue Ivy.
Nowadays, the celebrities aren’t the only ones in the spotlight…their babies are! They haven’t been in any movies, on television shows, or in magazines. Celebrity babies have become famous because their parents are stars, but being cute doesn’t hurt either.
We are so invested in celebrity babies that we know them by their first names, we buy the magazines right after they are born, and we want to know where they shop. For example, there is a website dedicated to Suri Cruise’s clothing choices: http://suricruiseclothes.blogspot.com/.
While all of the famous babies are special in their own way, some of the babies are destined to follow in their parent’s footsteps. Listed below are the future stars of Hollywood.
No Doubt’s lead singer, Gwen Stefani and the front man of Bush, Gavin Rossdale, gave birth to their first son, Kingston on May 26, 2006. We first found out about Kingston when his mom yelled out to the audience at a concert, “I want you to sing so loud that the baby hears it.” “Us Weekly” confirmed the story.
With these two rock stars as parents, how can Kingston not be destined to be the lead singer of a rockin’ rock band? Being spotted in fashionable suits with epic mohawk haircuts, he is being groomed to be the next Grammy award winning artist!
Adopted by Angelina Jolie on March 10, 2002, the world was introduced to Jolie’s first of six children. Obviously being in the presence of Angelina Jolie, some of that acting talent should be rubbing off. And with the addition of Brad Pitt to the family, Maddox already is an unstoppable force in Hollywood.
Along with an acting career waiting for him, I could see him becoming a humanitarian, just like his parents. Maddox has seen more of the world then some adults! Spending Halloween in Hungary, Christmas in Paris and weekends in Venice, Maddox is living every baby’s dream!
Born on April 18, 2006, Katie Holmes clone, also known as Suri, is the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Suri was surrounded by controversy and the musings of tabloids before her birth. With rumors swirling of a Scientology “silent birth” and the questioning of her existence, Suri was born into the spotlight.
We finally met Suri on the cover of “Vanity Fair” on the October 2006 issue. Even today, Suri is constantly in the press for her fashion choices. I must say myself that she dresses better than I do. We can see Suri rocking the runway or designing clothes (just like her mom) at future Fashion Weeks to come!
Celebrity babies are fun, cute and offer us a happier side to the world of entertainment. We love to see what they are up to, where they are getting their cool baby toys and what funny things they will do next. Remember when Suri picked up the X-rated gummy bears? I can’t wait to see where you end up in the future.
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