Ivanka Trump Gives Birth – Tweet tweet!

Another famo has squeezed one out and has chosen to inform the world by Tweeting.

Model, jewellery designer and TV personality (if being a judge on The Apprentice counts) and all round daughter of a squillionaire, Ivanka Trump announced the arrival of her firstborn on Sunday via the dubious public bullhorn of Twitter.

“We feel incredibly grateful and blessed. Thank you all for your support and well wishes!” ran the tweet.

Ivanka Trump - pregnant

Ivanka Trump - very pregnant

Trump converted to Judaism in 2009 in order to marry the baby’s father Jared Kushner who as owner of the New York Observer is no stranger to being sickeningly rich, himself.

When interviewed about the forthcoming child in Harper’s Bazaar in May this year Ivanka Trump told the magazine “We both said we wanted to wait one year and just enjoy being newlyweds. So we waited pretty much exactly that. Jared is ecstatic. She’ll be a daddy’s girl. I have a feeling they are going to gang up on me.”

[adsense]This as yet unnamed child makes Donald Trump a grandfather for the third time.

It must be strange being a famo. All those strangers reading your banal tweets and giving a shit. It’s destroyed the concept of celebrity as we know it. Famous people – back when they were stars – were either sophisticated, enigmatic or wild. They were urbane and had poise; they were shrouded in mystery; or they lived hedonistic lives of debauchery and big fat squelchy abandon. Finding out that Madonna ate popcorn for breakfast gave us an unparalleled insight into the life of the icon and it was something we could do too. Now Twitter is making it possible for us to infiltrate the lives of the famous. It is like leaving the backdoor open so we can peer in and see what celebrities are doing. They are like insects in a glass jar and we are removing the lid and peering in to watch them wriggle for us and they are inviting us to do so because without our attention, as celebrities, they die.

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Nothing seems taboo when it comes to public bullhorning. Lily Allen tweeted about her miscarriage. Ashton Kutcher (who recently agreed to commit career suicide by replacing Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men) tweeted about Demi Moore “…My lovely wife through (sic) me a surprise party tonight with all of my friends. She’s the best and I love her so much.” Surely the gushy comments between a loved-up couple should be kept private. For all our sakes. If you want to proclaim unremitting love for your partner, do it discretely. That’s what makes it special. And proving that nothing is sacred, even the Dalai Lamar tweets.

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Lily Allen - tweeted about her miscarriage

I’m not vilifying Ivanka Trump for publicising her new arrival. I just find Twitter a bit distasteful. I liked the enigma of celebrity before Twitter came and made insects of them all.

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Niki Taylor goes from near death to Celebrity Apprentice

The 2011 season of Celebrity Apprentice kicked off last night and despite Donald Trump hailing the entire set of contestants as ‘brilliant people’ in his contestant announcement; the one stand out name was Niki Taylor who has overcome life threatening injuries to be where she is today.

Almost 10 years ago in May 2001 Niki was involved in a near fatal car crash in Atlanta, Georgia and sustained terrible internal injuries including a collapsed lung and lacerated liver. Doctors had to rebuild her spine by implementing steel rods and she underwent 56 operations and years of physiotherapy which seemed to spell the end of her modelling career.

Taylor, 35 was back on the catwalk again at the People’s Choice Awards earlier this year in Los Angeles, and her inclusion in Celebrity Apprentice 2011 shows just how well she has recovered since that horrendous car crash.

She was awarded $35,000 on last night’s show after being voted MVP by her group and she donated the money to the American Red Cross which was her chosen charity.

Richard Hatch also featured on the show; another venture into ‘reality’ TV for him after winning the first season of Survivor. Despite a less than glorious past which includes tax evasion when he failed to declare his winnings and $321,000 in appearance fees from Survivor; that led to the US Attorney’s office charging him and sentencing him to 51 months in prison and three years supervised release.

[adsense]Hatch is however looking to put that behind him and has teamed up with Grassroots Soccer which is a charity that was set up by Ethan Zohn (who also ranked among the winners in Survivor). The charity is aimed at young people in Africa and uses soccer as a way of teaching them about the dangers of HIV and AIDS.

A full list of the original 16 contestants is here, although David Cassidy was the first to receive his marching orders when Donald Trump told him; “You’re fired!”

The Women:
Diane Warwick
Marlee Matlin
Hope Dworaczyk
Star Jones
Lisa Rinna
NeNe Leakes
Niki Taylor
Latoya Jackson

The Men:
Gary Busey
John Rich
David Cassidy
Richard Hatch
Mark McGrath
Jose Conseco
Lil Jon
Meat Loaf

Please share your thoughts on Niki Taylor’s amazing recovery or the first episode of Celebrity Apprentice 2011 by leaving a comment.

Read about David Arquette’s minor car crash; the People’s Choice winners; Robert Schimmel, Justin Mentell and Robert Kubica’s car crashes.

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Ivanka Trump joins the growing list of pregnant celebrities

There must be something in the water, what with news of celebrity pregnancies making the headlines on an almost daily basis this year. Next in line to jump on the baby bandwagon is Ivanka Trump.

Trump, 29, daughter of Aprentice star Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, owner of the New York Observer, tied the knot in a lavish ceremony last year at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

Choosing her Twitter to spread the happy new, the glamorous businesswoman wrote: “I have been wanting to share some amazing news with all of you for some time…I’m pregnant!”

“Jared and I couldn’t be more excited.”

Last year she told OK! magazine that seeing older brother Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa become parents to two children got her thinking about starting her own family

“My brother is over-the-moon, and he’s an amazing father,” Trump said. “And his wife is an incredible mother to their two beautiful children. It’s very encouraging to see such a happy, beautiful family, and I hope to have one of my own one day.”

Well, that “one day” isn’t far off for Ivanka, the second oldest of Donald Trump’s five children.

Other pregnant stars include Alicia Silverstone, Kate HudsonSelma BlairNatalie Portman, Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham and Owen Wilson’s girlfriend  Jade Duell , Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

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Lindsay Lohan doesn’t cut the list for Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice

She’s been fired before she was even hired — for Donald Trumps’ upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, that is.

The real estate mogul-turned-reality TV rejected the opportunity to take Lindsay onboard his celebrity-studded program. Not to be spiteful but because he things the fresh-out-of-rehab star needs more time to get her personal life into gear before stepping into the limelight.

Donald told Life & Style Magazine: “(The Lohans) approached me, and we did talk about it. It’s just not the right time. Lindsay has to straighten herself out first… It could happen in the future, but right now we need to see Lindsay get straightened out.”

And Donald isn’t the only one who thinks Lindsay needs to take things slow. Friends of the 24 year old have expressed concern that plunging straight back into work after intensive treatment is only going to be detrimental to her health.

“She shouldn’t be working the first couple months. She needs to be attending daily meetings to stay on track for sobriety,” one friend told TMZ. Another added: “Lindsay needs to focus on herself for some time.”

After spending the last year in and out of rehab, it’s clear that Lindsay wants to rebuild her somewhat tarnished image and get back to work.

Lindsay recently lot her role as  porn star Linda Lovelace in the biopic inferno to Malin Ackerman, Read more about it here.

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