Snooki Welcomes Baby Boy; Lance Armstrong Keeps Sponsors; Katy Perry Rejects Idol
Posted 08.27.12 by Mandy
On Friday evening, Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, tweeted that she was "a balloon ready to pop," and early Sunday morning she popped. At 3 a.m. Sunday Snooki and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, welcomed 6-pound 5-ounce baby boy Lorenzo "Enzo" Dominic LaValle into the world. A rep for Snooks made the announcement by telling MTV that "the world just got another Guido" and that mama, baby and dad were all doing great. Both parents took to Twitter with their new baby excitement with Snooki tweeting "HE'S MY WORLD!" and "being a mom is an amazing feeling." Meanwhile, new daddy Jionni LaValle compared the birth of his son to hanging out with his friends, tweeting "ill never forget old high school memories or the vacations I been on with my boys, I will also never forget 8/26/12 the day my son was born!" Going on vacation and welcoming your firstborn to the world are pretty comparable, right?
After Lance Armstrong decided to stop fighting the US Anti-Doping Agency's charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs, he was stripped of his Tour de France titles, but he has not been dropped by his sponsors. Nike, Anheuser-Busch, and Oakley sunglasses have all said they will stand by Armstrong despite the controversy. Other sponsors such as Trek Bicycle Corp, and 24-Hour Fitness have yet to make a decision and are still monitoring the situation. Experts believe that his work in raising money for cancer research, including the $470 million that Livestrong has made, will help to diminish the impact of the doping allegations on Armstrong's image and career. The Lance Armstrong Foundation actually reported a spike in donations on Friday, following the news of the USADA's decision, and said they had seen a huge outpouring of support for the disgraced athlete.
Snooks isn't the only new celebrity mom this week. People reports that Anna Faris and husband Chris Pratt announced the birth of their son Jack over the weekend. According to CNN, new dad Pratt does have a request for well wishers: "In lieu of gifts we ask that you mouth kiss a stranger." It'll be a fun new twist on the passing around cigars tradition.>.
According to TMZ, Katy Perry has reportedly turned down $20 million to sit behind the Idol judges' table. There's no word yet on whether she turned down the offer because it wasn't enough money, or because she didn't want to sit alongside judge Mariah Carey, who is rumored to already have thrown a diva tantrum concerning show casting.
Rosie O'Donnell has a big announcement. She revealed that she and he sweetheart Michelle Rounds were married earlier this summer in a private ceremony. She broke the news on her blog earlier today, but the two have been married since June 9th, says People.