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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

TomKat Expecting a Kitten?!?

As much as I hate to talk about this topic, it's hard to avoid....Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, not only soon to be married, but soon to be parents! On October 5, the couple nicknamed "TomKat" announced that "a kitten is on the way!"( I know that sounded so cheezy!!!) It is almost as if they had no choice but to announce the news because Katie is already beginning to show that "wow she's-definitely-pregnant-tummy." Although the couple have not disclosed a due date, it is obviously clear that she is far enough along to be significantly showing. Interestingly enough, when People Magazine asked Holmes in June if they were planning to have children, she smiled and replied "yes" (she was probably already pregnant then!!!). Tom is no newbie to fatherhood with two children already, Isabella and Conner (10 years old), whom Cruise adopted as infants with ex-wife Nicole Kidman (FYI: The daughter of a lady that my mom works with is Nicole Kidman's personal babysitter for the children when they are staying with her!!! Craziness!!!). Now I don't know about everyone else, but I am seriously curious what Chris Kline, Katie's ex, has to say about all of this?!? The couple dated for FIVE years and broke off their engagement last March. Ms. Holmes obviously moved on very quickly meeting Cruise in April and getting engaged barely two months later!!! According to People Magazine, Kline has no hard feelings for his former fiance. "We grew up," says the 26 year old actor. "The fantasy was over and reality set in. We weren't lighting each other's fires anymore." Kline is currently single and told People Magazine that Holmes and him no longer speak. When asked what he thought about Cruise's gymnastic declarations of love for Holmes, Kline commented, "That's Tom. He can do whatever the f--- he wants...I mean, we've all felt the need to jump up and down on a couch. Or not!"

Hear NO more!?! On May 23, rapper Foxy Brown awoke to complete silence. Now, some of you have probably forgotten what it is like wake up and hear no noise at all, but to Brown, there was something eerie about the quiet television that she remembered had been blaring when she fell asleep. She never recalled turning off the television or even muting it, however, no sound seemed to be coming from it. "I pressed the volume up to 60. Nothing," says Brown in the latest People Magazine. "I ran outside to my truck and honked the horn. Nothing. I ran back inside and dialed a number on the phone. Nothing. Then I started breaking down in tears and screaming and I couldn't even hear myself scream. That's when I knew there was a problem" (Page 85, People Magazine Oct. 24th issue). Apparently, Brown is suffering from what is known as severe sudden sensorineural hearing loss which is a little understood condition that affects one in 10,000 people without warning. According to her doctor "her case is severe. In only 1 or 2 percent of the cases both ears are affected." Brown has admittedly been in denial for the last four months but is recently speaking out about her condition and coming to terms with the devastating reality of it. If you check out the latest Oct. 24th issue of People Magazine you can read more about Brown's story and how she is coping with the loss of hearing.

The Simple Life has gotten a little complicated! Apparently last Wednesday, Fox announced that they had no room for Paris Hilton's reality series on its network and canceled The Simple Life. However, this past Monday, the heiress everyone loves to hate, Paris Hilton, announced that the show is still set to start filming its fourth season next month. Hilton reportedly told an Associated Press reporter that "we're shooting November 1." And she goes on to add "All the networks are fighting over it" (Personally, when I heard this I thought the girl had to be on crack!!!). Sources close to the production confirmed that production is to begin shortly and that both Hilton and her sidekick, Nicole Richie, are under contract. Apparently, or rather shockingly, Hilton was right, the show is being fought over by networks including the WB, NBC, MTV and even VH1. All of the hype over the cancellation of the show was due to an Us Weekly report last week saying that the series was canceled in part because of the feud between Hilton and Richie. All I can say is that Hilton gets way too much attention in the media and Nicole needs to bulk up!