Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Baby Spice Has a Baby Boy

Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, Has Baby Boy Named Beau

Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, gave birth to a son, Beau, at London’s Portland Hospital on Friday. It’s the first child for Emma and boyfriend Jade Jones, and will probably be the last for awhile. In June, the story broke that the Spice Girls, who are prepping for a reunion tour, had been told by their manager: “Do not become pregnant – please!”

This isn’t the first Spice Baby. In fact, now all but one of the Spice Girls have Spice Babies. Victoria Beckham has three sons, Melanie Brown has two daughters, and Geri Halliwell has one daughter. Melanie Chisholm, or Sporty Spice, is the only one to abstain from motherhood thus far.

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“Our bond is really beyond words. I know when she’s hurting, I know when she’s going through something. I know when she’s happy – whether I’m with her or not, I know.”

Ashley Olsen, to Marie Claire magazine, about her twin, Mary-Kate.

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Amy Winehouse: Finally in Rehab

Amy Winehouse Checks into Priory Rehab Center in London

You know how I’m not going to start this story?

“They tried to make her go to rehab, she said …” or anything along those lines, because I just can’t bring myself to do that.

Thankfully, though, Amy Winehouse finally brought herself to check into a drug and alcohol rehab. After what can only be described as a torrential string of concert cancellations and a recent hospitalization after a drug and alcohol binge, The Mirror is reporting that Winehouse has checked into the U.K.’s Priory rehab center in London.

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that unless she sorts herself out, this relentless dalliance with drink and drugs will only have one ending. And it won’t be happy. It’s time for some tough love which is why we’ve taken her to get help,” says a close friend.

When Amy arrived at The Priory, “she looked in a terrible state, she could barely walk,” says a source. She reportedly has a private wing at the center, and her parents are there with her.

Here’s That Chocolate Rain Cover Everyone’s Talking About

This thing’s gone viral in a big way. And, for the first thirty seconds or so, it’s hard to understand why. But you keep watching, and the damn thing grows on you. You can’t pull yourself away. It’s YouTube crack.

The kid singing the John Mayer cover (God, John Mayer must be fucking loving this), is Tay Zonday, a 25-year-old from Minneapolis who many are heralding as YouTube’s first music star. Personally, I think this is a viral flash in the pan, and not indicative of a lasting music career, but who knows? Enjoy.

Update:

Ha! And here’s John Mayer, doing a version of Chocolate Rain to the tune of Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right.” I hate that I always love him.

Christopher Meloni Just Because (and Happy Birthday Alex!)

Christopher Meloni Celebrates Hamptons Magazine Cover

It’s not every day a photo of Law & Order star Chris Meloni comes across the wire, and it’s not every day my very best friend, and the most loyal L&O fan I know, turns 25. So here’s Chris “Hottie” Meloni, and happy birthday, Alejita!

Our very own Evil T also once had a very special connection with Mr. Meloni, but we won’t get into that here. Feel free to speculate. In the comments or just among yourselves. But she stays anonymous around here for good reason.

Plus, and perhaps most importantly, his wife’s really not that hot, and I totally think I could score him. Just saying.

chris_meloni2.jpg Christopher Meloni and Wife Sherman at Celebration for Hamptons Magazine Cover