Tattle: And now, there's a little Weiner
THE New York Times reported yesterday that embattled New York congressman Anthony Weiner's wife is pregnant. Whoa, that must have been some photo he Tweeted her.
THE New York Times reported yesterday that embattled New York congressman Anthony Weiner's wife is pregnant.
Whoa, that must have been some photo he Tweeted her.
The news comes amid a growing sexless sex scandal and calls for Weiner's head.
He and Huma Abedin, 35, have been married for 11 months and we think it's safe to say that the honeymoon phase is over.
Huma is in the early stages of pregnancy, according to three unnamed sources.
Weiner, 46, who's been talking dirty and emailing bulging photos of himself to a number of women over the years, has stated that he and Huma will not split up.
Of course, he also said that he wasn't sure that the kosher salami in his briefs was his.
Yesterday, Huma, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, left on a trip to Northern Africa with the secretary of state.
After you've just learned that your husband is a dog, could you have a better travel partner?
* U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., yesterday became Weiner's first Democratic House colleague to call for his resignation.
"Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress," Schwartz said in a statement.
"In light of Anthony Weiner's offensive behavior online, he should resign."
First, if "respect" is a requirement, you should all resign. Second, Allyson, did you really refer to Weiner as a "member" of Congress?
Live by the sword . . .
Kim Kardashian, who's built an empire on checkout-counter magazines covering her every move, has lashed out at the hand that feeds her and her silly sisters.
Kim's attacked In Touch for a cover story claiming that she's been having a five-month affair behind her fiance Kris Humphries' back with NFL safety Bret Lockett. The ALL CAPS water-cooler headline: "Stop the wedding! Kim caught cheating!"
Borrowing a page from an Anthony Weiner stubby-stump speech, the cover hints at "kinky texts and wild phone sex."
Kim, who says she's threatening legal action, claims that she's never even met Lockett.
"I knew when I got engaged that rumors and false stories were going to start, but this is RIDICULOUS!!!!" Kim wrote on kimkardashian.com. "In Touch Magazine are [sic] claiming that I had a five-month secret relationship with this guy . . . a guy I've never met, spoken to, texted, called or even heard of!
"This guy should be ashamed of himself. Calling up a magazine and making up an entirely fake story in a sad attempt to ruin my relationship!?!?! It's just shameful and this guy should feel ashamed and humiliated. Is this your pathetic attempt for attention? I'll be damned if anyone, especially some loser I've never even met, is going to try to come between Kris and I. . . . I find it so sad that a magazine will take the word of a stranger and try to pass their story off as true."
'O' lotta love
Oprah Winfrey's final show last month drew 16.4 million viewers.
According to the Nielsen Co., it was Oprah's most watched show in 18 years, since the February 1993 airing of "Why I Love Older Women," which 17.3 million viewers watched.
Oprah's show was also seen in more than 100 countries and on at least a half a dozen other planets.
* Simply associating with Oprah has resurrected Shania Twain's career.
The bouncy, belly-baring pop-country superstar, whose docu-series "Why Not? With Shania Twain?" airs on Oprah's OWN, announced yesterday that she is headlining a show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting Dec. 1, 2012.
Tickets for "Shania: Still The One" go on sale to the public June 19 - meaning that promoters get your money almost 18 months in advance.
Kiss 'Today' goodbye . . .
Meredith Vieira ended her five-year "Today" co-anchor run yesterday, telling viewers her decision to go is "right, but it's hard."
Hey, that's what Anthony Weiner said.
The 57-year-old Vieira has said she wants to spend more time with her family.
Co-host Matt Lauer called Vieira's final day "a very bittersweet Wednesday morning."
Vieira wiped her eyes as she was serenaded by Carole King with a Vieira favorite, "You've Got a Friend." Then, spontaneously, she led the "Today" gang across the studio to gather around King at the piano.
Later, in a creative and technical tour de force, Vieira was surprised with a starring role in a live music video to the tune of Journey's rousing classic "Don't Stop Believin'."
Kiss 'CSI' goodbye . . .
Laurence Fishburne is leaving "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" after two and a half seasons.
Fishburne reportedly chose not to renew his deal so producers may have been looking for pay cuts.
There are also rumors that co-star Marg Helgenbarger will cut back her caseload next season, but that could be a ploy for more money - especially with Fishburne leaving.
Who's going to run the team? Hodges?
In London, high Tea
Tea Obreht has won the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, "The Tiger's Wife."
The 25-year-old is the youngest-ever author to win the prize, worth almost $50,000.
Previous Orange Prize winners include Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver and Barbara Kingsolver, but shouldn't a woman named Tea win the Orange Pekoe Prize?
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.