Pregnant Celebrities are News

"In this world, pregnancy is considered news, and it is a nine-month news cycle," the editor-in-chief of Star magazine has said. Issues featuring pregnant celebrities are often among the magazines' best sellers. The mother of all celebrity pregnancies, of course, was that of actress Demi Moore, who appeared naked and seven months pregnant on the cover of Vanity Fair> in 1991. Back then, the image still had the power to shock: on its first day on the stands, the issue sold out during the morning rush hour at Grand Central Terminal.


The focus of gossip magazines on pregnant celebrities mirrors a more general interest the average person has in the pregnant woman as a curiosity.

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 Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Paul , Annie Murphy (2010-09-28), Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, Free Press, Retrieved on 2011-02-08
Folksonomies: pregnancy fetal obstetrics


08 FEB 2011

 Memetic Battle: Professional Women VS. Pregnant Celebrities

Memes and Genes in Conflict in Modern Child-Rearing > Contrast > Pregnant Celebrities are News
The focus of gossip magazines on pregnant celebrites somewhat detracts from Susan Blackmore's argument that career-women more effectively spread their professional memes than pregnant women are at spreading motherhood genes.