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Women More Likely To Have A Baby Than A Husband By Age 25

Britain’s Office for National Statistics released its annual Social Trends snapshot yesterday (much like our U.S. Census Bureau data), and it shows that 25-year-old women are more likely to have had a child than they are to be married. In the 1970s, 80 percent of women were married by age 25. Now, just 25 percent are married by that age. As for births, 50 percent of 25-year-olds had given birth, and now it’s 30 percent. So, birth rates haven’t increased — they’ve decreased, but the number of women who are married by 25 has absolutely plummeted in the last 30-odd years.

Women aren’t the only ones who have changed their lifestyles. According to the same report, men are delaying marriage for longer, as well. In the past 10 years, the average age a guy gets married has risen from 29.3 to 31.8. And, it’s scary but true: 30 percent of men between 18 to 34 still lived at home, while for women, the number was just 18 percent. It’s good that it has become much more mainstream and accepted for women to give birth before getting married and to raise a child alone, because men don’t seem to be stepping up to the plate — or leaving their parent’s house. Go independent women! [Reuters, The Times] Keep reading »

Multiple Baby Births May Become A Thing Of The Past

Yesterday, a California woman gave birth to octuplets, but such multiple baby births could become even more rare in the future. A new procedure has been developed that is said to check eggs for viability before they’re implanted in a woman’s uterus. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Gwen Stefani Pops Out A Little Zuma

  • Gwen Stefani FINALLY popped, after the longest pregnancy in the history of celebrity knock-ups. She and husband Gavin Rossdale named the little boy Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale. It is impossible for me to come up with a better joke than Michael K at DListed, who wrote, “Zuma Nesta Rock sounds like a planned community in Arizona.” So true. [DListed]
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    Star Couplings: Jessica Simpson Calls Carrie Underwood A Liar

  • Jessica Simpson was asked on a radio show about Carrie Underwood’s assertion that Tony Romo still calls her — Jessica said that she and Tony laughed about it and that she knows it’s not true because she checked Tony’s call log. Girlfriend, he can delete any evidence you know? [Perez Hilton]
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    Breaking News: Angelina Jolie Finally Pushes Out The Twins

    No info has been released yet, but the French hospital that Angelina has been laid up in confirmed she gave birth. And, as expected, they’re two girls, instead of a girl and a future sexy pool boy for me. Anyway, Castor and Pollux, welcome! [Us Weekly]

    UPDATE: ZOMG we take it back. Angelina actually had a boy and a girl, that she named Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline. Knox is Brad’s grandfather’s middle name and Marcheline was Angelina’s mom’s name. [DListed] Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: It’s A Hunk For Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves

  • Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves had a baby boy yesterday! The name has not been released but we have our fingers crossed for Cooter Adonis. [Perez Hilton]
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    Breaking News: Nicole Kidman Gives Birth!

    She and husband Keith Urban welcomed their daughter Sunday Rose Kidman Urban this morning (um, Monday). [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: Did Angelina Jolie Finally Pop?

    That’s what the French magazine Closer is reporting. Yay! Two Cancers! [Closer]

    UPDATE: Apparently Angie is in the hospital (yes, I did call her Angie, we are BFFs, deal with it) and will give birth in the next few days. [AP] Keep reading »

    Nicole Kidman’s Birthing Playlist

    Nicole Kidman is getting ready to give birth, and she’s making preparations besides practicing her breathing. A source said Nicole has been putting together a music mix to listen to during her labor, and it includes songs by her husband, Keith Urban, and Irish flautist Sir James Galway. “Whenever you go to her house, she has Galway on,” said the source. “There is one Prokofiev sonata that is her favorite.” We’re not sure we’d want to enter the world listening to this, but we’re not the ones popping out the baby. [AHN] Keep reading »

    Sex On TV: “Call Girl” Has Family Values

    The second episode of Secret Diary of a Call Girl aired last night on Showtime, and Belle came out of it as a really endearing character. Basically, she goes to a sex party with a creepy, clingy guy. At the party, she meets and starts hooking up with her favorite author and a couple other people (yes, an orgy). She ditches her date, the guy who paid her to go with him to the party (he’ll get a refund, I’m sure) to go home with the author and his friend. As they’re getting into the car, she gets a bunch of messages from her family saying her sister’s having a baby. She abandons the hot author and the prospect of having an orgy, and goes straight to the hospital wearing her feather-accented outfit. I was really proud of Belle for leaving, even though her sister was pissed that she wasn’t there for the actual birth. Keep reading »

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