When I was fresh out of college, I worked at an egg donation agency, which paired egg “donors” with potential parents willing to shell out a lot of money for the possibility of having children. At parties, when I was asked what I did for a living, it was inevitable that a group of girls would gather around, asking questions. Everyone had seen those ads on the bus—“$7,000 to donate your eggs!”—and this was 2008, when the economy was digging itself deeper into a recession. In fact, the whole reason I’d taken this gig was because the egg donation business was booming while there was a serious lack of jobs in my field for recent grads. Keep reading »
“Oh! My nose is like [mimics radar] ‘doot, doot, doot’! I smell everything! It enhances it. If it smells bad, I smell it! My husband’s fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now.”
—Beyoncé has revealed that she is loving pregnancy. More specifically, she said that she is happier than she has ever been. But there is one downside. Her enhanced sense of smell. Apparently, it has her hating Jay-Z’s cologne? Luckily, though, she says she still enjoys her new scent, Pulse. [Hello Beautiful]
“I love being a wife. It’s really fun, but I don’t feel any different. I still have that exciting, dating feeling with him … Hopefully soon [we'll start thinking about family]. Being a mom is something I’ve always wanted, so I would love to be one someday. It would be a dream that all three of us, even Kourtney again, were pregnant at the same time. That would be amazing.”
—Kim Kardashian talks to People about how long she and Kris Humphries plan to wait before making a baby. Oh, wait a second. She wants to get pregnant at the same time as her sisters? Sounds like there might be some kind of pregnancy pact in the works here. [People] Keep reading »
Hilary Duff is pregnant—which is awesome. [My inner-Cathy disagrees! -- Editor] However, her pregnancy might have cost her a plum role in an indie flick. Hilary had been set to play bankrobber Bonnie Parker in “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” a re-imagining of the classic outlaw tale. This would have been a big deal, considering that the role was played by heavy-hitter Faye Dunaway in 1967. However, the makers of the new version say they are recasting, suspiciously close to when Hilary announced that she is preggers. A source with the film said, “Hilary won’t be available until next June. If we could wait we would.” Ouch. [Jezebel]
After the jump, other stars who allegedly lost work because they got knocked up.