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03/07/2012

Celebrity moms, Nails and the Dollar Shave Club

 

It's official. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is pregnant and engaged, and the breakout star of MTV’s "Jersey Shore" is vowing that her days of peeing on porches are over. 

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The pint-sized 24-year-old and the unborn baby's father, 24-year-old Jionni LaValle, ended weeks of speculation by opening up to US Weekly about their happy news, discussing the baby's gender, Polizzi's morning sickness and weird food cravings, and how they plan to parent. Polizzi had been denying the pregnancy rumors for weeks, and told the magazine she didn't want to share the news before the end of her first trimester.

Celebrity moms-to-be are dominating the web this Wednesday, as 39-year-old Saved by the Bell star Elizabeth Berkeley is also expecting.

 

The Showsgirls star tweeted to her fans, "In life there are moments you cherish forever and this is one of them," adding, "[husband] Greg [Lauren] and I are so excited to be expecting our 1st child this summer."

In addition, Vanessa Minnillo continues to be a top search on Google and Yahoo after she and hubby Nick Lachey announced they were having a baby, but we covered her in yesterday's Trend.

A new ad by a startup web company is one of the top videos of the day. The quirky commercial by DollarShaveClub.com already has nearly a half million views.

 

 Lenny Dykstra is the No. 1 search on Google after the former baseball star was sentenced to three years in prison for grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement on Monday. The disgraced ex-New York Mets outfielder, 49, has had a series of recent legal troubles and the prison sentence is part of a post-career downward spiral for the stocky slugger known as "Nails" that has included a stint at a sober living facility.

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Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after refusing to allow him to withdraw his plea and said the scam to lease high-end automobiles from dealerships by providing fraudulent information and claiming credit through a phony business showed sophistication and extensive planning. In a rambling and impassioned plea for probation, Dysktra said he has tried to make amends for his past transgressions and said he would be cleared of any wrongdoing had his motion to withdraw his plea been granted.

"Everybody Loves Raymond" actress Patricia Heaton, who currently stars in "The Middle," is catching heat for comments she Tweeted about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. After the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's branding of Fluke as a "slut" and "prostitute," Heaton make the following posts on the social media website:

"Hey G-Town Gal: Plz let us also pay for your Starbucks, movie theater tickets and your favorite hot wings combo deal at KFC! Anything else?"

"Hey G-Town Gal: If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who you sleep with! Instant birth control!"

"If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn't have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce -- sound good?"

Heaton has since removed the offensive posts and apologized to her fans and to Fluke.

Apple is also trending on rumors that the iPad 3 will be announced later today. Apple is expected to reveal the new iPad with a sharper screen and perhaps an option for faster wireless broadband, but the upgrades are relatively minor. As usual, Apple has kept the features of the new device secret. No matter what they are, analysts expect the new iPad to be a success, riding on the popularity of the previous models, as well as pent-up demand from consumers who have been waiting for the new model.

In our FAIL moment of the day, there was some awkward confusion during a high school basketball game in Vancouver. Fans of BOTH St. George and Kitsilano high schools stormed the court at the end of the game after an apparent buzzer beater. It was ruled no basket, but since we're not sure which team is which, we really don't know who won.

 

Finally, we have Greg Tung, who did one thing every day that scared him for a year, and posted the results on YouTube. The trending video includes everything from eating live octopus to posting an embarrassing video of himself on YouTube. Check it out and get inspired.

  

That's the Trend!

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