Dispatches from our Chicagoan in Hollywood, Liz Crokin on Jennifer Aniston and Fergie’s baby news, and Demi Moore’s meltdown.
Congratulations to Jennifer Aniston who is reportedly pregnant — for what, the hundredth time? Although Jen’s rep denied that she has a bun in the oven, my sources say it’s true.
“She’s pregnant,” a source said. “She has cleared her schedule and backed out of a movie project.”
If Jennifer is indeed pregnant her rep certainly isn’t the first celebrity publicist to lie about a client’s pregnancy. Some reps do it because their client has a lucrative deal arranged to announce the baby news through a publication or TV show. In other situations, the rep simply may not have the information. (Celebrities lie to their reps, too!) After all the cover stories I have done on Jen, there’s one thing I know for sure: She is a huge control freak. So if and when she is pregnant, you better believe she will make sure it’s announced her way and on her time.
Regardless, Jen has come a long way since her days with Brad Pitt. I will never forget the day her ex-husband’s first child with Angelina Jolie was born. I was covering Jennifer in Chicago. She had her bodyguard go to the newsstand and pick up every publication that covered the birth of baby Shiloh. Later that day she exited The Peninsula Chicago hotel through the front door with a big smile and a wave.
It couldn’t have been an easy day for America’s sweetheart, but it looks like she’s finally getting her own happy ending.
In other baby news …
Fergie is not pregnant, but she’s actively trying to have children.
“I want to have a family,” Fergie said recently at Voli Light Vodka’s holiday party at Skybar in L.A. Now she has finally found the time to focus on making it happen.
“She just wrapped several projects,” the source said. “Expect a pregnancy announcement in 2013.”
The source said that both Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel’s crazy work schedules have limited the amount of time they’ve been able to spend together. Even though Fergie is 37, she insists that she doesn’t want to go the in vitro fertilization route.
“I want to do it the traditional way,” she said.
Demi Moore’s meltdown — yesterday’s news
Demi Moore has been exhibiting extremely bizarre behavior, but it’s really nothing new. During a recent trip to Miami, Demi was photographed scantily clad and dancing provocatively. She even brought a stray cat she found to a party at the Soho House. However, her immature behavior and hard partying is well documented. When Demi filmed “LOL” in Chicago two years ago with Miley Cyrus, she went clubbing all night long. Sources at the time said that when they first saw Demi out dancing the night away, they didn’t believe it was the famous actress. She acted childlike and looked so youthful that they thought she was a teenager.
Moral of the story: She should fire her therapist, and keep her plastic surgeon!