Celebrity Round-up: Sir Elton, Anderson and Barbie, and No to Kate

by Lucinda Loveless

Celebrity Round-up: All the Celeb News You Can Use

Sir Elton JohnIn "get better soon" news, Sir Elton John was hospitalized Wednesday with a "serious respiratory infection." While he has had to cancel part of his tour, we are happy to report that he is "still standing" at home and expected to recover fully.

In "I love him more every day" news, Anderson Cooper kicked the "Human Barbie" off his show this week in the most direct way – gave me goose bumps! This "mother" is famous – or infamous for having hundreds of dollars of plastic surgery, teaching her 6-year-old daughter to pole dance and giving her a voucher for future boob jobs.

After a while, Anderson simply said – wait for it -- "I honestly have nothing more to talk to you about, I’ve got to be honest. I've got to stop. I try to be really polite to all my guests. I just think you're dreadful and I honestly don't want to talk to you anymore."

Moving on to "wow, I needed to know that" news, singer Jewel's first Mother’s Day was "magical." She spent it at home with her husband and 10-month-old baby. However, at some point, they went outside to spend some time with nature. Wow.

Speaking of fascinating, Brooke Burke had her daughter's third birthday party at the Santa Monica Pier because the carousel is her little girl's favorite. Double wow.

Only slightly more exciting is news that Snooki is having a boy. She tells InTouch magazine that she wanted a girl but is happy about having a boy. Her profound statement on this: "I thought it was going to be a girl. I was hoping it would be, because all girls want girls. It's still my baby, no matter what. I'm excited either way!" All girls want girls? Who knew?

20 years after posing for Playboy magazine, it seems that 39-year-old Jenny McCarthy will be posing nude for them again. Part of me wondered if she had a boob lift but then again, the magic of professional photo-shopping could make the Hef himself look a mere 75-years-old, I'm sure.

Finally, in "why won’t she leave" news, Kate Gosselin continues shopping a reality show around Hollywood and continues getting rejected. Seriously, when TLC, Oxygen and even WE say "NO." Maybe it’s time for a real job.

What tidbit of Hollywood celeb news do you find most interesting this week?

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