TABLOID REPORT: BABIES, BABIES AND BRITNEY

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The pages of the tabloids are pregnant with baby stories this week. Spring is in the air, and the eyes of America are focused on the swelling bellies of fertile Hollywood starlets. The glossy mags, of course, focus on the important issues. Not just who’s expecting, but how’s the baby daddy? Where is the baby daddy? And most importantly, what are the pregnant gals wearing?

Life & Style addressed this last question with “Stars’ Secret Maternity Looks That Flatter” (FYI to all fledgling starlets: Flaunting cleavage is hot; tent-like clothes are not). Life & Style also keeps us in the loop about “How Star Moms-to-be Stay Fit” (yoga for Gwyneth Paltrow and Brooke Shields, pilates for Oscar winner Rachel Weisz). In further coverage of lifestyles of the rich and pregnant, People featured stories on Brooke’s Moroccan-themed baby shower and Angelina Jolie’s house-hunting trip in France with daddy Brad Pitt.

The tabloid fave -- the damsel in distress -- is now also a damsel in the family way. An In Touch headline reads “Angelina’s Baby Trouble” while Life & Style’s lead cover story, accompanied with pictures of Katie and Britney, was titled “Pregnant & Alone.” Star’s cover reached the holy grail of pregnant pulchritude -- depicting Angelina, Britney and Katie beneath the headline “Baby Battles.”

But wait. Is Britney actually pregnant? Us Weekly confidently answers that question -- “Possibly.” Life & Style, however, reports “Brit is indeed expecting her second child.” The mag even suggests that careful observers could have predicted this momentous news given Britney’s fondness in recent weeks for posing with two fingers aloft. What seemed to be a peace sign was actually a secret declaration of baby No. 2.

Though Hollywood moms are all the rage, Hollywood dads aren’t being forgotten. Us Weekly reminds us that babies are not immaculately conceived, featuring a Michael Imperioli, Lenny Kravitz and Christopher Meloni with their kids. The headline: “Celeb Dads’ Day Out.” No word on what the dads were wearing.

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