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Quote of the Day: Lily Allen on Fame

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Kimberly Stewart, Kelly Osbourne, and Lily Allen

"I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a pop star, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other. So excuse me if I found it a bit disappointing when I arrived and it was a bunch of sterile f***ing Botoxed idiots that stank of desperation."

- Pop star Lily Allen reflects on the kind of people she used to be friends with before she married and became a mother.

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Lily Allen is Pregnant

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Lily AllenLily Allen is pregnant.

The "Smile singer and husband Sam Cooper - who became parents to daughter Ethel Mary last November - are said to be "thrilled" at the news they "will welcome another child into the world in December.

"Lily has started telling her friends and everybody in her close circle is so excited for her. It was a surprise but Lily and Sam are thrilled. The pair of them have loved every minute of parenthood so far and wanted to expand their brood quickly. So it's great timing," a source told the Sunday Mirror.

Friends admit to being shocked by the news but couldn't be happier for the couple, who married in June 2011 after two years together. "I think everyone is a bit surprised they've decided to have another baby so quickly. But they are great parents and absolutely devoted to Ethel. The pair of them are just delighted they've got another one on the way. They're such a happy family with Ethel. This is really great news," one friend said.

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Engagement News: Natalie Portman, Hugh Hefner, Ginnifer Goodwin and More

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millipied

Natalie Portman and her Black Swan costar, Benjamin Millipied, might want to hold off on doing more lifts. It’s just been announced that Portman and the dancer/choreographer are engaged --- and pregnant. “I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience," the actress stated.

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Lily Allen Suffers Miscarriage

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A rep for Lily Allen confirmed recently that the British singer lost her unborn baby last Saturday.

"It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby. The couple ask that their privacy be respected and that they be left alone at this deeply distressing time. No further comment will be made."

While cancelling her performance at Elton John's fundraising event seemed unusual, no one suspected much until the singer posted, "Say a little prayer," on her Twitter early Saturday morning. It was later revealed that she was rushed to the hospital for stomach pains on Thursday afternoon and kept there for observation. Just hours after she wrote on the microblogging site, she lost her unborn son.

The tragedy comes nearly three years after she had miscarried her first child with then-boyfriend, musician Ed Simons.

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Hollywood Baby Roundup: August 16, 2010

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

It’s time once again to congratulate those celebrities entering into parenthood:

Neil Patrick Harris: The How I Met Your Mother star is about to be a father—of two. Harris and partner David Burtka are expecting twins this October via a surrogate. The two have been together for six years.

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Lily Allen to Take 2-Year Break

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Lily AllenDespite what her rep tried to cover up, Lily Allen is quitting music!

Well, okay, maybe just taking a two-year break from it, anyway.

The “Smile” singer - who failed to renew her recording contract in September - confirmed she will indeed take a break from pop and plans to start a record label for new artists.

“My last concert is my Dizzee Rascal concert at The O2 Arena in March. That’s the last thing I’ve got planned. I’m just going to concentrate on doing some behind the scenes sort of stuff. I will take one or two years off from recording and performing music.”

While she takes a break she wants to set up a rental fashion store with her sister Sarah called Lucy In Disguise.
“It’s about making fashion democratic, that’s the idea behind it. It’s about getting really nice clothes but letting people rent them for affordable prices so they can go out and feel like a million dollars and it won’t cost them a million dollars.”

During her hiatus, Lily also plans to just “spend some time in the home” she’s built for herself.

Lily Allen Quits Music

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Lily Allen in concertUPDATE: Her rep is now denying that Lily is planning to quit her music career. Read more here.

Yet another actress leaves her music career to pursue her Hollywood fantasy. This time it’s “Smile” singer Lily Allen.

The British pop star made the announcement yesterday on her blog. The news comes following the release of her second album, It’s Not Me, It’s You. Yes, you read that correctly—she’s calling it quits after her sophomore album.

Instead of music, Allen plans to bide her time with acting—she’ll be making her debut in a West End production of Neil LaBute’s play, Reasons To Be Pretty.

Allen was forced to take down her blog because “the abuse was getting too much” (so said her Twitter page), but here’s what it did read:

Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record (applause). I do however remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade. The days of me making money from recording music has been and gone as far as I’m concerned, so I don’t (at this point) stand to profit from legislation. Except future purchases of previously recorded material (which won’t be much).

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Lily Allen Cannot Wait to be a Mom

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Lily Allen can't wait for kidsLily Allen thinks that her best achievement will be raising children.

The “Not Fair” singer, who suffered a miscarriage in 2008, is desperate to become a mother and knows that she’ll provide her kids with all the love and care they need.

“I’ll be proud once I’ve had kids and they’ve grown up all right. I want to do it now. I don’t feel like I’m very good at anything in life, and I think that’s one thing I probably will be quite good at, being a mum. I think I’ll love my kids, and I think I’ll do it really well.”

Although she is keen to have children, the 24-year-old star doesn’t think that she needs to be in a relationship to do so and admits she finds it hard finding suitors. Lily, who is currently dating painter and decorator Sam Cooper, said, “I don’t necessarily need a man. It would have to be the right person. It’s difficult for me to find someone. I want to be looked after, and I also want to be with someone who is not intimidated by me and what I do. That’s quite difficult to find. That person would have to be quite successful and powerful. I’d like him to be proud of me but not impressed.”

Lily Allen Addicted to Men

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Lily Allen loves men's attention without being a sex objectLily Allen thrives on male attention.

The “Not Fair” singer loves surrounding herself with men, as she likes feeling as if she is the center of their world.

“I enjoy the company of men more than women. I like the attention, I suppose. It probably sounds really b****y, but I like being on tour because I know all my boys, my band, first and foremost their priority is looking out for me, and I like that. I like being in a room and four f***ing bimbos coming in and they’re all drooling after them but knowing that really the one they care about is me. That makes me feel comforted. And maybe that’s sick.”

However, the 24-year-old singer insists she is not interested in being viewed as a sex object by men. Lily enjoys the feeling of power she gets when she knows that men think she looks attractive, but also wants boys to be interested in more than just her looks and body.

“I like people to find me sexually attractive. But I don’t like people thinking of me as t**s-and-a*s. I’m just not interested in that.”

She still sounds confused.

Lily Allen Wears Simons’ Sparkler

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Lily Allen and Ed Simons during better timesLily Allen still wears a diamond ring given to her by ex-boyfriend Ed Simons.

The “It’s Not Fair” singer, who sparked rumors of an engagement with the Chemical Brothers star last year when she was regularly seen sporting the rock on her ring finger, puts the solitaire band on everyday because she is terrified of losing it.

She said: “Ed, my ex-boyfriend, gave me a diamond ring which I still wear pretty much everyday. I always have this diamond ring from Ed and my little emerald ring from my mother that I got for my 17th birthday. I’m quite precious about my jewelry. Although I always lose jewelry on flights because I’m sleeping.”

However, the 24-year-old pop star has not always been so protective of her expensive accessories. She explained to More magazine:

“My grandmother gave me a sovereign ring about two weeks before my 16th birthday, and I was so broke at the time, I pawned it. I felt really, really bad and had every intention of buying it back as soon as I had the money! That same birthday, my brother, completely without realizing, had gone to the local pawn shop to buy me a birthday present and bought me the exact same ring. It’s like it was destined to be. I’ll hold that one close forever. God, if I lost that I’d feel awful.”