If a recent trip to swank baby goods store Petit Tresor in West Hollywood is any indication, it looks like Jamie Lynn Spears is having a boy.
According to a source close to the store, Jamie Lynn and her sister Britney together stopped by the baby boutique on Feb. 25. The jaunt is said to have lasted less than 20 minutes and resulted in the purchase of several items that were light blue in color.
“Britney originally said the items were for herself,” said the source, but the line appeared to be a cover for Jamie Lynn. Among the purchases: organic baby blankets by designer robbieadrian.com, towels and pajamas. “None of the items could have been mistaken for being purchased for the two kids Britney already has,” says the source, who has knowledge of the visit.
Is Will Ferrell’s streak coming to an end?Although Will Ferrell’s new film “Semi-Pro” made slightly more than $15 million this weekend, enough to earn it top honors at the box office (and keep Scoop’s streak alive), the basketball flick is looking to be Ferrell’s worst-performing film since “Stranger than Fiction,” which earned $13.4 million when it opening in November 2006. (It’s worth noting that “Stranger” opened in 2,264 theaters, while “Semi-Pro” opened in 4,000 screens in 3,121 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.)
The weekend’s other new releases, “The Other Boleyn Girl” came in fourth, and “Penelope” came in No. 8 at the box office.
Amy Winehouse: Performing like a million bucksAmy Winehouse was paid a reported million dollars for a one-time performance at Fendi’s new Avenue Montaigne boutique, and she did not disappoint. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Rhianna, Jessica Alba and Kanye West were among the 600 guests who attended the 40-minute performance. By all accounts, her musical performance, which included hits “Rehab,” and “You Know I’m No Good,” was spot-on, but so was her sense of humor. People magazine reports that Winehouse quipped, “I'm available for bookings. If anyone wants me for a wedding or a bar mitzvah. ... Well maybe not a wedding. My music’s a little too heartbreak. For a wedding, you need something meeker.”
While in Manhattan, Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey spent an evening at Tenjune. Across the country in L.A., Molly Sims had a girls night out at Il Sole with three of her girlfriends while across the way, Michelle Trachtenberg was also joined by some girlfriends for dinner. Rounding out the list of celebs who stopped by Soho House’s West Hollywood outpost were Matthew Perry, Diablo Cody and Larry David. Across the pond in London, Kate Bosworth was spotted with a coveted custom Mulberry bag from the line’s bespoke service. In Las Vegas, DJ AM spun at a party for Le Tourment Vert Absinthe at the N9NE Group's MOON Nightclub at The Palms in Las Vegas. Also there: David Arquette, Jason Hervey (you might remember him from “The Wonder Years”), Barry Bonds and Terrell Owens. Pittburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was also in Vegas — he hit the Playboy Club blackjack table with friends and bodyguards by his side. A source says he was placing bets of up to $8,000 per hand. A few days later, Roethlisberger was back in Pittsburgh at tapas bar Seviche, where his bodyguards were being hyper-vigilant about anyone taking pictures of Big Ben. The tactics were off-putting enough for one onlooker to comment to Scoop, "Too bad he represents my city.” Ouch.
What to watch this weekNew episodes of your favorite sitcoms might still be a few weeks away, but this week a new notable series begins. HBO’s miniseries “John Adams” begins March 3. Scoop can vouch that Paul Giamatti, who plays the title role, might be at his best in this epic that illustrates the life of the future president during the first 50 years the United States was in existence. Laura Linney, David Morse and Tom Wilkinson also star in the series.
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