Jessica Simpson, whose presence in the fashion industry is still (for better or worse) wholly undeniable, confirmed to Ok! magazine that she is in fact pregnant with her fiancé Eric Johnson's child. This could mean several things, the most probable being that she'll add maternitywear to her mass-market clothing line. A much more amusing (but less likely) possibility is that her pregnancy will make her cranky while she mentors contestants on her forthcoming show, NBC's Fashion Star.
In related news, "Page Six" reports that Simpson was keeping her pregnancy under wraps until she could find a tabloid to pay her $500,000 to break the news and get first dibs on the eventual baby pictures. Ok! wound up with the deal, evidently, which means they got to run cover-story quotes like, "Well, now I can eat anything I want and no one will care." One hardly needs to point out the irony of this breaking on the same day that Carla Bruni refuses to even reveal her newborn baby's name.