That was the song Ricky Ricardo sang to Lucy Ricardo when she told him that she was expecting on I Love Lucy in 1953. She could not say the word pregnant on television in 1953. After living through the last 48 hours, I can see some benefits in not being able to talk of such things.
Let’s look at all the tales. The first is that Nicole Kidman is pregnant. Well until the bambino pops out of her womb in pictures I don't believe it. Let's review all the rumors.
1. Kidman is pregnant- sorry can't buy it. She isn't showing. If she is as far along as we are led to believe, then she should have that bump and looking at the shots it’s not there.
2. The baby is due in May, June, July or August. No one really knows. Wendy Day couldn't tell reporters. Kidman’s own mother thinks it might be July. Wonder why?
3. Did they or was it a Petri dish? Overwhelming opinion is that Kidman was inseminated by using a donor’s eggs and some sperm. Keith's sperm?? No one knows and there is a question. Did Keith shoot a loop in a paper cup at sometime? Many feel he didn't and Kidman may have wanted it that way. I mean while I, like many, would love a dream night with Keith Urban, I don't think I would like to have his gene pool be part of my child. Sorry, Keith, I don't think your wife did either.
4. Is it really being carried by someone else? Kidman was supposedly fitted for a fat suit in New York in October for The Reader. That movie fell through but she still has the suit… and she knows already the sex of the baby?
Why now? Why have this baby now? Rumors say she was fired from The Reader. Box office for the Golden Compass is less that what was calculated. There are rumors that the movie company was going to announce that Kate Winslet, the original choice for the film, was going to start production soon. Something had to be done and Kidman probably wanted to save face. Kidman must also score big in her new movie in the homeland so have the royal baby to insure a hit.
Also, Kidman's one true love and his young wife will have another baby. Some say she will this year and if that baby is anything like the young daughter he already has the cuteness factor will be off the charts. Plus Kidman took a big beating from Katie revealing that her stepchildren call her Mom. Doesn't matter how you define that, it has to hurt. Kidman has no work coming up and that would make some people ask what is it that she does except make bad movies? Well if Jlo can have a baby, Nicole can because she is different than the average celebrity mom, she is also queen of Australia. This child will be an event. This child will be a freak show.
With the Screen Actors Guild set to strike this spring Kidman has to do something to keep herself in the tabloids. She has to be seen. You can now time her appearances in the rags. This baby will give her at least a year in the tabs and she will know no peace in Australia. Since she couldn't marry royalty she has created her own royal persona. Except her choice in a spouse isn't royal at all. Nor is her marriage. Rumors are that the marriage is strained. There were 35 days that they were not seen in public since November. The thing that seems so sad is that Keith Urban will be a good dad. I see how he reacts to children and he is genuine with them and he is affectionate. But this child may never experience that. Rumors are rampant about when Keith learned about this entire thing. Some say he only learned a few days before the rest of us. His reaction is baffling - fake smiling after it is announced and flipping the bird and pushing people out of his way. Was this pregnancy a way to circumvent rumors about Keith and his future touring partner? You have to wonder. You also have to wonder if a man over 40 has had to deal with a pregnancy before. Is this the first child he has fathered? What is going to happen to his career? This was really an important time for his career to get back on track. The co-headlining tour, being invited to join Kenny Chesney on his summer tour, recording a new record and a headlining tour to follow. It's all up in the air now. Also, this will close the door to some of the long term fans. Kidman will always be a part of his life forever and she takes over everything. Maybe Keith is getting ready for retirement?
So, she is supposedly having a baby. What kind of life will this future prop have? A mother who wants the title but not the role. Well, will I stick around for the big event? Why not? In all good drama there is a bit of comedy and if this wasn't so sad for the supposed baby and for Keith it would be damn funny. The famewhore is supposedly spawning; get your popcorn ready. It’s going to be a long show.