Karina Smirnoff Takes It All Off For Playboy
Karina Smirnoff became famous thanks to a family friendly show but now the Dancing With The Stars professional dancer is hoping to expand her fan base to include a more adult audience. How is she doing that? By posing naked for Playboy Magazine. Hugh Hefner revealed the news on Twitter saying Smirnoff will not only appear nude in the magazine but she will also be on the cover of the May edition.
The Shuffle at the Today Show
In 2006, television experienced a major shuffle when Katie Couric left her job at the Today Show and became an anchor for the CBS Evening News and now amidst rumors that she is leaving that job, the TV world is doing the shuffle again with speculation that Meredith Vieira, who replaced Couric at Today is expected to leave when her contract expires later this year. It is believed that Vieira is weary of the early hours and would like to focus on her husband who has multiple sclerosis. Fresh off the heels of the news of Vieira’s possible departure come reports that her co-host Matt Lauer will also step down from his position at the NBC morning show. No word on who will replace the two.
Tina Fey Is Pregnant
Funny lady Tina Fey had some big news to share during the taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday – she is expecting her second child. The 30 Rock star is five months along. Fey and her husband composer Jeff Richmond have a 5-year-old daughter, Alice. The comedienne is currently on tour promoting her new book, Bossypants. Her chat with Oprah is scheduled to air on April 12.
Chely Wright Engaged To Lauren Blitzer
Less than a year after coming out of the proverbial closet, country music star Chely Wright is engaged to Lauren Blitzer. The pair met through their youth advocacy work and revealed that it’s their passion for scrabble that holds them together. They plan to be married in Connecticut on August 20.
Mariska Hargitay Adopts a Baby
Mariska Hargitay has a new leading lady in her life. The actress and her husband Peter Hermann adopted a baby girl. Baby Amaya Josephine is a week old and fulfills Hargitay’s desire to become a multi-racial family. Amaya joins big brother August who is 4 years old.
Sara Rue Reveals Her Bikini Body
Pictures of actress Sara Rue flaunting her new svelte figure have hit the web and no one is happier about that than the actress herself. She bared her body in a very flattering two-piece bikini for the first time ever after losing an impressive 50 pounds. Rue, who is a spokeswoman for giant diet company, Jenny Craig has gone down from a size 14 to a size 4.
Director Steven Soderbergh Fathered a Love Child
Married Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderberg has admitted to fathering a love child and agreed to make child support payments for the upkeep of the child, according to court documents. The child was conceived with an Australian woman while Soderberg was separated from his wife TV personality and novelist Jules Asner. The two, who have since reconciled, have been married since 2003 and have no children together.