The Baldwin Report

Unreliable and second-hand gossip from around the world*

Charlie Hunnam

The British actor who was cast in the coveted role of sexual dominant Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey has walked off the project. Speculation for Hunnam’s departure has run rampant. While industry insiders suspect reasons ranging from prior contractual obligations to concerns over the impact the film would have on his career, no one seems to know the real reason the actor walked away from what some are estimating to be an eight-figure paycheck. He does realize he’s the one doing the flogging, right?

Kanye and Kim

In the ongoing made-for-TV drama that is their relationship, the pair has hit yet another stumbling block: plastic surgery. Kim is a fan, Kanye is not. The rapper lost his mother in a routine cosmetic surgery procedure so he is understandably vitriolic. Kim, on the other hand, is unhappy with her post-baby body and is eager to move the process along with liposuction and a tummy tuck. Well, I don’t see how these two are going to work this out. If only, if only, there were some other way for a woman to slim down and get in shape after giving birth…

Gwen Stefani

The No Doubt singer came to an event last week sporting Hollywood’s hottest accessory: a baby bump. While no official announcement has been made, it appears Stefani and husband of 11 years, musician Gavin Rossdale, will adding to their brood. The couple has two sons: Kingston, 7 and Zuma, 5. OK, hold it right there. Let me see if I have this right: Two celebrities in a stable, long-term relationship with two children are making news because they are having another baby? Well, it seems rock stars can still shock us, after all.

Miley Cyrus

After a barrage of negative press and allegations of drug use and promiscuity, the recently single pop star is swearing off men for a year. Insiders say the Wrecking Ball singer wants to focus on ‘girl power’ and is committed to staying single for the next 12 months. Let me be among the first to say, Good for you Miley. Lock it down. Now, if we can just get her to swear off music, we’d really be getting somewhere.


*so don’t quote me.