A baby conceived by a member of the most media-hungry clan in the world and the music world's biggest ego, Mr. Ego himself. Apocalypse!
Tom Cruise's new gal flees media
Tom Cruise's new galpal is Cynthia Jorge of Queens, N.Y. At 26, she's 8 years younger than Tom's ex-, Katie Holmes - and 24 years younger than The CruiseMan himself. But Cynth has been hit so hard by the media frenzy surrounding her A-list hookup that she's gone into hiding at her mum's house, the New York Daily News reports.
Jorge, who manages Manhattan eatery Beauty & Essex, made In Touch mag's cover after she and Tom were seen doing a Dirty Dancing version of the salsa at Le Baron nightclub. "He was mesmerized by Cynthia," Anonymous Source told the mag. The world has been stunned by the implication: His Cruiseness could be moved by a mere nothing of a civilian.
But is Cynth partly to blame for the media circus?
Jorge reportedly was proactive: She got Cruise's attention when she slipped him her business card at her restaurant.
Unkind gossipers also say she was the person who leaked news of the epochal salsa dance to the tabloids. Yet the New York Daily News says Cynth has sworn to her pals she wasn't the leak.
"She is freaked out, just so freaked out right now. She wasn't looking for all this attention," Unnamed Cynthia Pal tells the News. All the attention, Pal says, has "completely ruined her chances of hearing from Tom again."
Cynthia is not entirely innocent of celeb love. She was with American Pie's Seann William Scott for a spell.
Will Tom call her again?
Kim's friends, family react
News of Kim Kardashian's pregnancy, the most important event of 2012, stopped people in their tracks Monday.
Kim's peeps have taken to Twitter with a vengeance.
"I'm a happy girl !!!!!!!!!" tweeted Kim's ma, Kris Jenner. "Wowza!"
Sister Khloe was verbally expansive. "KIMYE!!!!!" she said. "Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!"
Yes, love does rock so.
One friend, Demi Lovato, was equally excited. "So happy for you @KimKardashian," she tweeted. "Love you SO much and I'm so excited to babysit!! Miss you girly.. Once again... SO happy for you!!! Xox."
Kiele Sánchez, Zach Gilford marry
The remarkably lovely actor Kiele Sánchez, 36, who stars opposite Matt Passmore in the Glades as a very lovely nurse and single mother, did marry, in a way sneakily understated and underreported, her fiance of one year, Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford, 30, on Saturday, People reports. Kiele, of Puerto Rican and French descent, is pregnant with the couple's first child.
Award for local dance writer
Brenda Dixon Gottschild, professor emerita of dance studies at Temple University, and author of Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of Performance and Race, has won the annual Scholar Award from the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), given to "those individuals whose professional presence and commitment to Black Dance are exemplified through extraordinary qualities," the org said. The awards will be presented Jan. 16.
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