Celebrities have the advantage of being able to hire top styling professionals and graphic artists for their holiday cards, so let’s see what tips we can glean from their sure-to-be classy season’s greetings:
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Celebrities are (in)famous for their, um, unique approach to baby names and I’m happy to report that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon did NOT disappoint…
Introducing Baby Girl Monroe and Baby Boy Moroccan Scott.
MOROCCAN! Oh, that makes me so happy. For us. Not so much for little Moroccan.
A little insight into their naming process: Monroe does not have a middle name because, well, her mother doesn’t have one. The baby girl was named after Marilyn Monroe, who has “been an inspiration to Mariah her whole life.” Which explains Mariah’s classy wardrobe. Meanwhile, Scott is Nick’s middle name, as well as his grandmother’s maiden name — and the name Moroccan is inspired by the top level of Mariah’s NYC apartment, which features Moroccan decor.
So they named their daughter after a woman who had multiple affairs with married men and made a career out of being a “dumb blonde,” while their son is named after interior design accents.
Makes sense to me.
Some people celebrate Easter by going to church. Others worship at the altar of Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (hey, don’t judge me). And then… there is Mariah Carey, who naturally honored the holiday by Tweeting a picture of her pregnant belly painted like an Easter Egg with the following note:
“HAPPY EASTER! Ummm. READY!!!!! Done and done.”
The 42-year-old mama-to-be linked to a photo of her growing belly, with a large sky-blue Easter egg painted across it. On the left side of her stomach there was a blue heart, and on the right side, a pink one — I think you can figure out why.
Known for her modesty and understated approach, Mariah Carey has reportedly spent $100,000 decorating her twins’ nursery.
In the latest issue of Life & Style magazine — which must have dropped some cash, itself, for all of these Mariah baby “exclusives” — Mariah offers a peek inside the breathtaking nursery that is balanced with unisex colors. The room is filled with the singer’s personal touches, as well as her husband’s, Nick Cannon. And nary a Hello Kitty in sight. Wonders never cease!
“I wanted to create a beautiful, tranquil, cozy environment for the babies,” Mariah tells the magazine, revealing that the crib alone cost a whopping $30,000. “Everything matches, but pieces are individualized to celebrate the twins as separate entities.”
Mariah’s favorite part of the twins’ LA nursery? The cloudscape, star-speckled ceiling. “The ceiling has orangey-pink clouds in a blue sky with golden stars twinkling. It’s based on two songs I wrote that are fan favorites: ‘Underneath the Stars’ and ‘Close My Eyes,'” Mariah says. “Sometimes I just sit in the nursery and stare at the ceiling because I love it so much. To me, it symbolizes wanting my children to dream as big as possible and to let their imaginations be unbridled.” Mariah also incorporated her favorite winged insects, butterflies, into the nursery and super-soft stuffed-animal lambs, what the singer endearingly calls her fans.
Their new nursery at their Bel-Air mansion is one of the two they have prepared for the babies-on-the-way, as they split their time between New York and California due to their line of work.
“I prefer the East Coast schooling over the West Coast,” says Nick, whose work includes hosting gigs on both radio and television, plus engaging in Twitter wars with Chelsea Handler. “But there are other things that come into play, like work.”
“Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world,” Mariah adds (and will soon learn that there is no “probably” about it). “I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us. It’s going to be a delicate balance between raising them around glitz and glamor and keeping them grounded. One thing I’m sure of is that I’ll be grateful for the twins every day, no matter what.”
Mariah, 41, is due to give birth any day now. The twins are the first children for her, unless you count her hubby Nick, 30.
A few years back, Mr. Candy and I went to an open house in the Pacific Palisades, where the selling couple had hung nude portraits of themselves — taken when the wife was very pregnant and very nude (nothing left to the imagination) — all over the master bedroom of their multi-million-dollar house.
Mr. Candy and I reacted as all mature individuals with an appreciation for the beauty of the naked human form would: by giggling, gawking and scooting the heck out of there, wondering, Who would do such a thing?
Now we know!
Due with twins next month, Mariah Carey, 41, and hubby Nick Cannon, 30, recently posed together — yup, sans clothes — in a series of photos that will adorn the walls of their home.
How do we know this? Well, Nick talked about the photo shoot on his radio show — of course — and admitted the photos may not be a hit with the kids.
“My children are going to have to see these pictures…It’s a little weird,” he said, adding: “When they get older and their friends come over…they will see the pictures and say, ‘Your daddy’s butt naked.’ ”
Yup, too bad those pictures are permanently nailed on there and the only place to hang them is in the dining room, where the kids will get a helping of naked parents along with their chicken nuggets! Yum.
No celebrity baby shower is complete without a photo and a few anecdotes sold to the tabloids, so here are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon doing their dutiful part. (Seriously, what is Nick doing up there? Anybody who’s read What to Expect When You’re Expecting should know you NEVER attempt to eat your young… without ketchup and mustard. Takes the edge off.)
In today’s Captain Obvious report, Mariah Carey has confirmed that she is, indeed, pregnant.
“Yes, we are pregnant. This is true,” Mariah, 41, told Billy Bush as part of a three-part Access Hollywood interview. “It’s been a long journey. It’s been tough because I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy.”
How surprisingly magnanimous of her to say “we.” When I was pregnant, I did not miss an opportunity to inform Mr. Candy that WE may be having a baby, but I was the pregnant one. Having witnessed my four long months of “morning” sickness and inability to walk without bumping into a wall, he was more than happy to let me have that “honor.”
Nick Cannon, 30, joined the interview to talk about the “absolutely emotional” news, adding, “The greatest gift on earth is a child.”
Mariah, who also told of a miscarriage two years ago, would not reveal her due date. She would only say “it’s still early” and that the baby would arrive in the spring. (Be sure to check out her interview, by the way, where she makes a big deal out of not being able to get comfortable on the sofa because she is about FOUR MONTHS PREGNANT. Ha, haaaaaa! Poor Nick has a looooooooong road ahead of him.)
The Hello Kitty fanatic has no doubt already reserved a VIP room in this hospital’s maternity ward:
Fun! Congrats, you crazy kids.