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- March 19, 2012
- Vol. 77
- No. 12
ARNOLD & MARIA
They've been living apart for 10 months, but Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all smiles Feb. 28 as they lunched with friends at Ivy at the Shore in Santa Monica. "They were very friendly and seemed to enjoy spending time together," says a source. Soon rumors were flying: Could it be-eight months after Shriver, 56, filed for divorce in the wake of Schwarzenegger's admission he had fathered a 14-year-old child with former housekeeper Mildred Baena-that the divorce is off? Apparently not. "Even though my wife and I are going through a divorce, I want to make sure that we have a family that really loves each other and that we have a great relationship," Schwarzenegger, 64, said on March 2, while in town for the annual Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. What about the rumors that the couple are in counseling? Also untrue, says a source close to Shriver, who struggled with the decision before filing for divorce last July. "The divorce is proceeding." Adds another family insider: "After so many years together, there is still a great deal of respect between them, and there is real love."
CELEB BABY NEWS!
FAMOUS MOMS AND DADS GET PSYCHED FOR THEIR LITTLEST STARS-TO-BE
JESSICA SIMPSON & ERIC JOHNSON
In the revealing (literally!) April issue of Elle, Jessica Simpson confirms she and fiance Eric Johnson, 32, are expecting a girl this spring, and have already picked out a "nontraditional" name. While the fashion mogul, 31, says the baby is likely to weigh 10 lbs., like Johnson did, she hopes, ultimately, for a girly girl: "I will croak if she asks me for Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!"
NICOLE "SNOOKI" POLIZZI & JIONNI LAVALLE
Two months after Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 24, gushed that her boyfriend of a year and a half, student Jionni LaValle, also 24, was "the one," PEOPLE confirmed they're engaged-and expecting. "Family is big for me," the Jersey Shore star said last year. "I definitely want to start a big family-like four or five kids poppin' out!"
NICK & VANESSA LACHEY
Before guest-hosting Live! with Kelly, Nick Lachey promised viewers "an exciting show." Sure enough, the singer, 38, announced that he and his wife, Wipeout cohost Vanessa (formerly Minnillo), 31, are expecting their first baby late summer or early fall. "I've had a chance to do a lot of great things," he said. "But this is the one thing that, more than any other, I look forward to."
Women Tell All: More Shocking Moments!
THINK YOU HEARD IT ALL? GUESS AGAIN.
HERE'S WHAT THEY SAID BEHIND THE SCENES!
"This is the worst time in my life. I was hoping it would be the best."
"It's like being with a bunch of sailors!" -host CHRIS HARRISON on on-set swearing.
"Ben did me a favor sending me home."
"[Courtney] was a vegan who shared a bacon and cheese pizza with me."
"You're kind of boring on TV."
-MONICA to BEN
"[Brittney] complained from day one. No one gave a ... Grandma upstaged you!"
BEN ON GOODBYES
"It's the first time I've had to break up with women face-to-face."
-BACHELOR BEN FLAJNIK
LIFE WITHOUT WHITNEY
Since Whitney Houston's Feb. 11 death, her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, has been lying low at her mom's Atlanta home, surrounded by family. "She's doing okay," says a family friend. But more challenges await her. "She has to define herself now. She has a battle ahead."
CHRISTIE BRINKLEY & PETER COOK
PAYS TO BE NICE
Nearly four years since they finalized their divorce, Christie Brinkley, 58, and Peter Cook, 53, are still at war. So much so that they mutually agreed to face a $5,000 fine for each derogatory remark they make to each other. How good is your math? Brinkley wants her ex fined $140,000 for violating the order. According to Brinkley's attorney Tom Campagna, Cook sent at least 28 offensive e-mails. "These are clearly outright name-calling ... the most vile e-mails," he said. Meanwhile Cook, who admits he called her a "liar and narcissist," claims to have 47 inflammatory e-mails from her and her attorney and has filed a rebuttal. "This is the act of a very angry, vengeful woman who has not moved on," he told PEOPLE.
The basketball legend has broken yet another record: His seven-acre property, on sale for $29 million, is the highest-priced home listing in Chicago-area real estate history. It features a deep-water pond, a putting green and an NBA-ready basketball court. Not included? His Airness's gravity-defying moves.
ON THE BLOCK
Flintstones fan and TV legend Dick Clark, 82, is selling 'Bedrock,' his one-of-a-kind one-bedroom, two-bath Malibu beach pad, for $3.5 million.
MOST CELEBRITY WAX FIGURES ARE EITHER EERILY FAMILIAR-OR FRIGHTENINGLY BAD!
The actress's likeness is on display at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hollywood.
THE GIRL SCOUTS OF U.S.A. TURNS 100 ON MARCH 12-TAKE A LOOK AT THE FAMOUS FACES WHO SERVED IN THE TROOPS
"When I was little I went door-to-door selling Girl Scout cookies with my sister, which was so fun," says Fanning, who was 11 when she joined in 2005.
In 2008 an 11-year-old Breslin was sworn in as a Girl Scout during a ceremony held at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.
"I loved my Brownie uniform," says Judd (right), who was 8 in 1972. "Wearing it made me feel important, taught me respect and gave me purpose."
"Caramel deLites were my favorite cookie," says Swift, then 9, with her grandmother Marjorie Finlay in 1999. "Years later I ended up referencing them in a joke rap video I did."
"I remember being mad at my dad that day," says Couric of her 9-year-old self. "My mood in this  photo does not reflect my enthusiasm for my Girl Scout experience!"
- CONTRIBUTORS Carrie Bell,
- Champ Clark,
- Carlos Greer,
- Oliver Jones,
- Isley Kasica,
- Lesley Messer,
- WITH Joey Bartolomeo,
- Alicia Dennis,
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd,
- Elizabeth Leonard,
- Mia McNiece,
- Emily Strohm.
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