Celebrities scramble for attention

2010-07-05 09:14

Desperation stinks! Now that the world is focused on something else besides what the rich and famous are up to, the rich and famous don't like it, dammit!

Amidst World Cup festivities, the first celebrity offender is Paris Hilton, who was involved in a 'yes it was me, no it wasn't' dagga possession incident in PE on Friday.

Her friend Jennifer Rovero was charged while Paris was eventually let off. Wow, I wish I had nice friends like that! Get all the details here

Our second celebrity attention-seeker is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The defeated Portugal striker is obviously crushed by his team's early exit from the World Cup, and needed a little pick-me-up scandal to get him through it. He revealed via social networking sites on Saturday night that he has a son.  Seriously. This is his announcement as is posted on his Facebook page:

"It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby's mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship. No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are."

All we know is that the mother is North American. What's more interesting is that AFP reports the baby was born last month.  Did the mother graciously wait until the World Cup pressure was off to inform him of his new bundle of joy? Or was he saving this announcement incase his celebrity star dimmed a little? It's all terribly convenient, isn't it?

Once again, order has been restored and all is right with the world. Paris's travelling limelight is plugged into a secure power source and Cristiano is making the successful move from talented footballer to has-been hottie who models underwear.

Paris says "That's Pot?!" and Crissie is a papa.

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