Posts Tagged: celebrity babies

Internet Work and Invisible Labor: Suri's Burn Book and the Celebrity Offspring Economy

This interview series aims to make the “invisible labor” of web production visible. Over the next few months, I’ll be talking with a wide variety of content producers, exploring the dynamics of their own form of web production, how they mix that production with their “real” lives, and the various forms of gratification they receive from the work that they do. In short: how do you do what you do, and why do you do it? Talking about the realities of labor isn’t narcissistic. It’s political, it’s progressive, it’s feminist. It’s also totally fascinating.

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Let's Play: Celebrity Baby or Terrorist?

"Authorities announced that they had arrested two men in connection with a terrorist plot to attack a Manhattan synagogue. The two men, whom the NY Post identifies as Moroccan Mohammad Mamdouh and Algerian Ahmed Serhani, are said to be 'homegrown' terrorists born in Queens." —"Wait? He's Moroccan as in he's from Morocco, or his name is Moroccan?" And in an instant we discover the chaos Mariah Carey has unleashed by naming her infant son Moroccan.


Kate Hudson and the Case of the Second Baby Shower

"Dressed in somewhat formal attire, fellow celebs (and moms) like Courteney Cox, Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe were among the day's 60 or so guests — some of them bearing baby baskets and gifts in the gender-neutral color of yellow and green." Kate Hudson had a baby shower which sounds like it was genuinely nice, and I do hope that she and her gender-neutral child enjoy the gifts. But this has reminded me of a question that has been nagging me for weeks now: Do people usually throw showers for second babies? Is it overkill, since theoretically the mother has already been given much of what she'll need [...]


What Did Mariah Carey Name Her Babies?

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon had twins the other day — a girl and a boy — and now she's teasing us about what their names are. In a later tweet, she gave an additional hint: "both begin w/M's!!!! : )" What do you guys think they are? My first guess is Mariah for the girl and Mr. Iah for the boy, but really they could be anything. Well, anything that starts with an M. Marsha and Melvin? Mango and Maniac? Mimi and M'Nick? When will she tell us?!?!


The Carey-Cannon Family Has Given Us All a Gift

"My kids' names are Roc and Roe. Right there, it can't get any better than that." —Aaand there you have it! Nick Cannon has revealed the true reason he and Mariah Carey named their twins Moroccan and Monroe. Now let us never speak of this matter again.