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12/29/2011

Rachel Uchitel, Ben Breedlove and a lion cub

Good morning!

Rachel Uchitel is pregnant. The woman most famous for derailing Tiger Wood's pro golf career is about to become a mom for the first time with husband Matt Hahn. The 36-year-old Uchitel announced on Twitter that she is "Expecting big things for 2012...Five down, four months to go." She also posted a picture of her and her hubby holding her baby bump.

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Uchitel has usually been in the news over the years for less-than-desirable reasons. The nightclub manager's fiance, Andrew O'Grady, died on 9/11, and she was linked to an affair with married actor David Borneanz a few years ago. Then came the now-infamous tryst with Woods, and she also did a stint on Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab. Now, it seems her luck might be changing. She wed Hahn, a former Penn State football player, in October and is now expecting a baby girl on May 12.

It appears she has expensive tastes, though. The Daily Mail reports that she has asked her friends to choose from a list of 50 items that include a $1,000 stroller and $300 nipple pumps.

In a heartbreaking story, Kid Cudi and "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy" are getting a lot of attention after the rap star paid tribute to an 18-year-old fan who died of the heart condition. Ben Breedlove suffered a fatal heart attack on Christmas day after a lifelong struggle that he chronicled in two YouTube "My Story" videos.  The teen, from Austin, Texas, detailed his health scares as well as offered advice to those facing hardships. Part 1 has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.

 

 

Breedlove posted a clip about a vision he had during one of his three near-death experiences, in which he saw himself in a white room with Kid Cudi, his favorite rapper, and "couldn't stop smiling." After seeing the videos and learning of Breedlove's death, Cudi wrote, "I broke down, I am to tears because I hate how life is so unfair. This has really touched my heart in a way I can't describe, this is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much…We love you Ben. Forever. Thank you for loving me." 

Click here to read the full text of the letter.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a condition that causes thickening of the heart muscles, which can lead to death.

In slightly more uplifting news, the Amputee Football (Soccer) Championships is one of the top videos on YouTube. Some ridiculous soccer skills were on display at the African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football.

 

"Mars Needs Moms" is trending after it was named the biggest flop film of 2011 by the Hollywood Reporter. Flopping is determined by a film's worldwide gross compared to its budget. "Mars Needs Moms" cost $150 million to make, but it only grossed $39 million worldwide. "Sucker Punch" came it at No. 2, with Russell Brand's "Arthur" taking the third spot. "Green Lantern" and "Cowboys and Aliens" round out the top five.

Another YouTube video gaining steam Thursday is a treat from Delta, showing you how your bags get from Point A to Point B. The airline shared a behind-the-scenes look at the journey luggage takes from a flight from Atlanta to New York. It's kind of a commercial for Delta's new smart phone app, which allows users to track their bags as they travel.  

 

Lady Gaga is also trending after the pop star was spotted home shopping. But Gaga was not looking in her native New York or Hollywood. She was house hunting in Lititz, Pennsylvania, hometown of her "Vampire Diaries" boyfriend Taylor Kinney. The $1.7 million mansion resides within a gated community in Lancaster County. Does this mean the megastar is looking to settle down? Time will tell.

Finally, we have a lion cub trying his best to let out a ferocious roar. The cute little guy isn't quite there yet.

 

That's the Trend!

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