Is Snooki expecting a baby?
Though she recently denied it, many news organizations are now reporting that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is indeed three months pregnant with boy-friend Jionni LaValle’s baby. The “Jersey Shore” star is reportedly looking to make the most of the announcement — and has even brokered a deal for a cover story with Us Weekly. Appar-ently, Snooki is looking to use her pregnancy to become “the next Kourtney Kardashian,” a source tells Page Six. But reps at MTV aren’t as excited, since Snooki is currently filming a “Jersey Shore” spin-off chronicling her hard-partying life-style. “MTV went into crisis mode after they found out,” the source says. “They’re trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show.”
I laughed at this because, well, “creative direction” and “‘Jersey Shore’ spin-off” do not go together. But then it makes sense: MTV’s programming is filled with a million bad parenting reality shows, from “Teen Mom” to “16 and Pregnant.” Even they are probably loath to air a segment of Snooki taking her baby for her first spray tan.
Toni Braxton and Eddie Murphy?
Color us surprised: Toni Braxton and Eddie Murphy are dating, per Us Weekly.
The singer, 44, and comic actor, 50, “are seeing each other and are very into it,” a source tells the magazine, adding that the romance started four months ago.
Braxton’s rep insists “Toni and Eddie are just friends and have been fans of each other’s work for a long time.” However, the insider says, “Their kids have met. … It’s getting very serious.”
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