Celebrity Round-up: An Icon Passes, Brangelina’s Rock, Heidi Poses

by Lucinda Loveless

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

Dick ClarkIn what is some of the saddest news of the decade, Dick Clark has passed away Wednesday at the age of 82. He's the man who brought us "American Bandstand" and many other successful shows, including the 25,000 Pyramid. Most will remember him as the man with whom so many of us rang in the new year watching his Rockin’ Eve since 1972. He's being remembered as one of the greatest change-makers in the entertainment industry and an overall gentle man. Our condolences go out to his family, loved ones, and friends.

On to happier news, we must have missed it but is gay marriage finally allowed for real? Why do we ask? Because Brad Pitt has long said that until that happens, he and and long-time girlfriend Angelina Jolie would not get married. Well, have you seen the $500,000 rock she's now sporting? Their publicists have confirmed that they are indeed engaged and furthermore, that Brad spent one year designing every aspect of the ring. With a chateau in France and children from all over the globe, who knows where the wedding will take place, but we're sure they'll look gorgeous!

In "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" news, a class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that the shows as a matter of corporate policy discriminate against minorities. There's an awful lot of blonde hair and blue eyes at those rose ceremonies, don’t you think? In ten years, all 23 bachelors have been white, and there have only been a handful of black love-seekers. Our court-watchers will keep an eye on this one.

Kardashian news time in a nutshell! Khloe is not pregnant and she wishes we'd stop talking about it. Kourtney is still pregnant and feeling fabulous. Kim – oh, Kim. Kim has said that she would like to run for Mayor of Glendale, CA. Glendale is east of L.A., next to Pasadena. Apparently, it has a large Armenian population, which she is. Her other qualifications for Mayor are, um, well, we are sure they're listed someplace.

However, the most important Kardashian news is for those who may have feared that, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" would not return for a seventh season, not to worry. They'll be back like the Terminator in a couple of weeks. Phew!

In "they’re just like us" news, 38-year-old Heidi Klum posed nude for the May edition of Allure magazine. As you can imagine, she looks fabulous. As if that weren't enough to make the rest of us feel less than mortal, when asked if she has had any plastic surgery, Heidi tells the magazine, "I'm proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven't done anything." Should we believe her?

We know of course that these pictures are airbrushed and all of that but nevertheless, in keeping with our policy of not wanting to drag our readers down, we are not posting the picture. You're welcome.

Finally, in "Jessica Simpson baby watch" news, her due date is today! However, she's apparently terrified of the pain of labor, so she has reportedly scheduled a c-section sometime in the next week. We, of course, remain on vigilant baby watch and will let you know as soon as we know the baby girl has arrived.

What do you find the most "interesting" celeb news this week? Choosing a C-section for fear of labor? A $500,000 engagement ring? A Kardashian mayor? Let us know!