Today's Evil Beet Gossip

It’s Baby Time!

Everybody’s having babies!

I really need to hurry up and have a baby. I’m worried that by the time I find a husband and settle down, having babies won’t be cool anymore.

Anyway, Gwen Stefani has finally decided to put an end to her pregnancy, which began, as I recall, during the previous Olympic Games, and is currently at Cedars-Sinai preparing to push out a human.


The Naked Cowboy Is Getting His Own TV Show

Hey, so you know that dude who’s been wandering around Times Square in his underwear, a cowboy hat and a guitar for the past bazillion years?

It finally paid off.

Robert Burck, aka The Naked Cowboy, has inked a reality TV deal.

Burck he will judge the talents of street performers such as himself in an American Idol-style competition.

“I want to see people like me, the real deal,” the Naked Cowboy said in an interview with the New York Post. “I’m looking for character more than anything. You could be the greatest musician in the world, but if you stand in jeans and a T-shirt next to me, no one will notice you.”

The show is set to air on Country Music Television.

You know what I want to see? I want a reality show about those mole people who live under the subways in NYC. I read a book about them when I first moved there, and then spent the rest of my time there staring out the windows of the subway cars hoping for a glimpse of the mole people. Are you listening, Hollywood? I WANT MOLE PEOPLE!

Investigating the Chinese Gymnasts — FINALLY!

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed today that it has asked the International Gymnastics Federation to investigate the Chinese gymnastics underage fiasco, following new evidence that at least two gymnasts competed under the legal age in the Olympics.

A hacker by the handle of “stryde.hax” (every time I read that I think to myself “Does he use Stridex?”) tracked down some evidence of the real birthdates of He Kexin and Yang Yilin that shows that they are actually 14 years old. Basically, the Chinese government had any traces of their actual birthdates deleted from everywhere — even Google’s cache — but this hacker tracked it down in the document translation cache of Chinese search giant Baidu. Which isn’t really hacking so much as it is, ya know, good old-fashioned American ingenuity. You can check out the documents here and here, but they’re in Chinese so good luck with that. You can also check out stryde.hax’s blog on the issue here. (Thanks Emily for those links!)

Emmanuelle Moreau, IOC’s Media Relations Manager in Beijing, said in an email that, “the IOC has therefore asked the International Gymnastics Federation to endeavour to find out more. We understand they are doing so immediately.”

I know a lot of you feel like I — and maybe Americans in general — have been making too much of a fuss about this, but I disagree. This isn’t about getting a gold medal for America, at least not in my mind. If the Olympics are going to be worth anything at all, people have to play by the rules. This includes China. Hopefully there will be repercussions here.

Blind Item!

Which two perky Olympian teammates are really bitter rivals? One spiked the other’s protein shake with laxatives before a big competition, but her plan backfired when her nemesis not only powered through the competition but beat her so-called friend anyway.

I think we all know who this refers to … but could it be true???