Jamie Lynn Spears is reportedly pregnant yet again. According to the National Enquirer the 17-year-old is shocked at the pregnancy, that comes just three months after giving birth to baby Maddie Briann.
Jamieâ€™s desperate to keep the shockÂing news secret and some people close to her are urging Jamie Lynn to consider ending the pregnancy, sources say.
â€œJamie Lynn is about eight weeks pregnant, and she and her mom Lynne are hysterical,â€ revealed a close source. â€œNeither of them knows what to do, but for now theyâ€™re trying to keep the news from getting out.â€
The unplanned pregnancy came as a shock to Jamie Lynn, whoâ€™d been breast-feeding her infant daughter Maddie Briann, insiders say.
â€œJamie Lynn believed she couldnâ€™t get pregnant while she was breast-feeding,â€ said the close source. â€œSheâ€™d expected to have her period by early September.â€ A home pregnancy test came back positive and Jamie Lynn cried her eyes out, said the source.
Her mother Lynne was livid when she found out, divulged an insider. Meanwhile, insiders say that those close to Jamie Lynn are urging her to abort!
â€œTheyâ€™ve reminded Jamie Lynn how much trouble she had adjusting to motherhood with Maddie, and pointed out that having a second baby now would only be a recipe for disaster,â€ said the close source.
Now I know the National Enquirer isn’t known for being the most reliable source, but they did break the first pregnancy news and this is the Spears family after all.
source: JAMIE LYNN SPEARS PREGNANT AGAIN! [national enquirer]
After some unsavory rumors that Sarah Palin faking a pregnancy to protect her daughter surfaced, Palin revealed yesterday that her unmarried 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, was five months pregnant but scheduled to marry the 18-year-old hockey playing father, Levi Johnston. One hesitates to delve into the story of candidatesâ€™ minor children, who are not public figures. Now, though, the focus has turned to where it should: The vetting process that yielded the unexpected selection of the relative unknown Sarah Palin as John McCainâ€™s running mate.
There had already been reports that McCain and his inner circle decided on Palin outside the normal process set up to ensure that there would be no surprises. This revelation â€” of what was apparently an open secret in Alaska would seem to vindicate that charge. ABCâ€™s George Stephanopoulos and NBCâ€™s Andrea Mitchell both report that a bunch of GOP lawyers are now heading to Alaska for â€œa deeper vet.â€ As Josh Marshall puts it, â€œFace It: They Didnâ€™t Vet Her.â€
Team McCain insists this is nonsense and that they were fully aware of the situation with Palinâ€™s daughter. APâ€™s Liz Sidoti reports that,
Sarah Palinâ€™s path to the Republican ticket started with her name on a list â€” and a team of some 25 people poring through public records searching for trouble spots without her knowledge. Then came the 70-question survey and a nearly three-hour interview.
Stoking the notion of a rushed examination, a timeline issued by the campaign indicated that McCain initially met Palin in February, then held one phone conversation with her last week before inviting her to Arizona, where he met with her a second time and offered her the job.
[Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr., the lawyer who conducted the review] said Palinâ€™s review, like others, began with a team of two dozen people culling information from public sources. The team reviewed speeches, financial records, tax information, litigation, investigations, ethical charges, marriages and divorces, for a number of potential running mates.
For Palin specifically, the team studied online archives of the stateâ€™s largest newspapers, including the Anchorage Daily News, but didnâ€™t request paper archives for Palinâ€™s hometown newspaper for fear the secret review would become public. Among the findings: Palin had once received a citation for fishing without a license.
Culvahouse then conducted a nearly three-hour interview. He said the first thing Palin volunteered was that her daughter was pregnant, and she also quickly disclosed her husbandâ€™s two-decade-old DUI arrest. The public search also unearthed details of the Legislatureâ€™s investigation into the dismissal of Alaskaâ€™s public safety commissioner, allegedly because he would not fire Palinâ€™s former brother-in-law as a state trooper.
It sounds like, at a minimum, Team McCain valued maximum surprise and buzz from the announcement more than thorough vetting. Similarly, they seemed determined to avoid further annoying social conservatives, given that pro-choicers Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge were clearly McCainâ€™s preferred running mates.
Drawing comparisons with George McGovernâ€™s disastrous choice of Thomas Eagleton as his running mate, Jeralyn Merritt has started a pool: â€œWhat Day Will Sarah Palin Drop Out?â€ Given Palinâ€™s popularity with the partyâ€™s conservative base and McCainâ€™s own combativeness, I doubt itâ€™ll come to that.
One wonders, though, why they chose Palin even with this story out there. ABCâ€™s Jake Tapper asks the not unreasonable question, â€œWhat would the response be if Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, and his wife Michelle had a pregnant unmarried teenage daughter?â€
source: [outside the beltway]