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July 11, 2011

The Talk of Tinseltown; More Hollywood Babies

Former first lady Betty Ford passed away on Friday at the age of 93. According to a family friend, she died of natural causes. Betty spoke about her struggles with breast cancer and alcoholism when other women were keeping such things quiet. She was a rock star. Rest in peace, Betty.


Hines Ward, NFL player and Dancing with the Stars champion, was arrested for DUI in Georgia over the weekend. Ward's manager said the facts will show that Hines was not impaired by alcohol while driving. Isn't that what they all say? He seems like a nice guy so maybe it was all just a misunderstanding.


David and Victoria Beckham welcomed a daughter on Sunday morning. Harper Seven joins brothers, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. I'm so happy Posh finally got her girl. I'm also happy she didn't give her a dumb name.


Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe recently admitted to having a problem with alcohol. Daniel stopped drinking last September. He said, "As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn't work for me. I'd just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh." It's rare for a young star to recognize their problems this early. Way to go, Daniel!


Kate Hudson gave birth to baby boy Saturday night in Los Angeles. Kate already has a 7-year-old son, Ryder. Mom and rocker beau Matthew Bellamy are thrilled. The baby's name hasn't been released yet.


Tara Reid was recently spotted pushing her dog in a shopping cart through a Walgreens parking lot. She was asking customers where she could find the nearest Mexican restaurant when she was stopped by the store manager. He asked her to please return the cart. The story and picture make me LOL.


Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart are expecting their second child. They already have a 1-year-old daughter, Billie Beatrice. He's so pretty.



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18 comments

tara said...

Wait.. She named her daughter Harper Seven?! Harper is a cute name, but Seven? Really?

Simone said...

Hello there :)

I really like the name Harper, but "Seven"...hmmmm.....?! First thing I thought of was that is David's England shirt number!! I guess that probably is the reason - but I also read that she was born at 7am-ish in the 7th month. Harper's a pretty name though, pretty classy for VB ;) Could have been much worse!!

And McSteamy - didn't like him at first...now I LOVE him :)

Happy Monday!!

Christina said...

Betty was a rock star! One of my favorite first ladies. Yay for Posh and Becks. I like Harper, but I know about twenty people who named their daughter that in the past year or so. The middle name “Seven” reminds me of Seinfeld. I didn’t realize Kate was already due. Time flies when you aren’t the one pregnant…

AMY said...

OH YAY.....talk of tinseltown! You know I LOVE IT!!!!
Thats great news about the babies. Girl for Vic and boy for Kate!
OMG Tara is CRACKED!
RIP Betty.....she was an awesome lady!

Meghan said...

Ok, I love the name Harper! So glad she was relatively normal!

Amber said...

So Harper is not a weird name, but a middle name of 'Seven' because that was David's number with the Manchester team seems to be not completely normal.

I can understand wanting a unique name, but what's with people naming their kids after food, instruments, cities and now numbers?

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I love Hines & the Beckhams... Tara is weird as hell! Someone get that girl some help!

Mighty M said...

Love Harper Seven, she is going to be one stylish little girl!

Girl of The Grove said...

I've been in love with the name Harper...trying to convince my hubby to hop on board with it, too.

Impulsive Addict said...

I'm not loving the Seven part of her name either. Oh well.

I think Kate is soooo pretty in that picture. I really like her.

Tara is a whack job. She's a mess. Her body in that pic is sick. In a bad way. Not a good way.

I heard it all from you first! Not one of these things I knew yet so THANK YOU!

MiMi said...

Seven? Thank goodness it's a middle name.
Tara is freakin nutballs.
And, yes, Betty Ford was pretty cool, huh?

Shelley said...

I actually like the name Victoria and David picked. It's cute! And I am sure she is gorgeous just like the rest of them.

Cathy Brockman said...

My son would love it. He named one of his cats seven lol. He is a big star trk fan maybe she is too lol

DaenelT said...

She got the name from George Costanza on Seinfeld ~ he wanted to name his first kid Seven. She beat him to it.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Love this post and your blog! Victoria's daughter is going to be so adorable! And Tara Reed...was she cracked out or something?! So random!

Liz said...

I remember thinking Tara Reid was so cute back in the American Pie days,... too bad she can't get herself together and will do anything for a little air time and attention.

Harper Seven is going to be one stylin' baby!

Karen Peterson said...

I'm proud of Daniel Radcliff for stopping himself before he let things get out of control. I think he'll have a long career if he wants it.

And I love the name Harper.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

OK so maybe I need to stop professing my love for certain Steelers every time I do they get in trouble... I HATE TROY P... [not really but I fear saying I love him will cause him to go down the wrong path]... I hope it IS a misunderstanding with Hines he's a cool guy and a great dude.

Bottom line - there have been nights that I shouldn't have been behind the wheel in my 20's and I'm not proud of that but homeboy is old enough to know better AND rich enough to hire a driver! DON'T DRIVE AFTER DRINKING STARS YOU CAN AFFORD A CAB OR DRIVER...DUH!

Thank you for your updates girlie! ox