Chelsea thinking about baby
Hillary Rodham Clinton may or may not run for president. But daughter Chelsea Clinton is hoping to bestow another title on her: grandmother.
The daughter of Hillary and former President Bill Clinton tells Glamour magazine that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are hoping to start a family – “God willing.”
She adds that her mother asks about their baby plans “every single day.”
Chelsea Clinton says in the November issue that 2014 will be “the year of the baby.”
Clinton, 33, is vice chairwoman of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. It was previously known as the William J. Clinton Foundation.
She would not comment on her mother’s possible 2016 presidential run except to say that she’ll support her in whatever she does.
‘Space Race’ will aim high
NBC is planning a competition show with a grand prize that’s out of this world: a ride into space.
The network said Thursday it is teaming with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and veteran TV producer Mark Burnett on “Space Race,” a competition where the winner gets a ride on the space liner that is expected to begin commercial flights sometime next year.
NBC offered no estimate on when “Space Race” would air.
“The term ‘trip of a lifetime’ has for once been delivered on,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and late-night programming. “This will be a remarkable experience for anyone who has looked at the night’s sky and dared to dream of space flight.”
Virgin has been testing its rocket-powered space vehicle this year, with pilots reaching a height of 69,000 feet on a Sept. 5 flight that landed in the Mojave Desert near Virgin Galactic’s facility there.
Virgin has said the goal is to begin commercial flights next year, with Branson and his family taking the first ride.
Sinead advises Miley
Irish chanteuse Sinead O’Connor has waded into the Miley Cyrus controversy, warning the young singer to avoid being sexually exploited by the music industry.
O’Connor on Thursday posted an open letter to Cyrus after Cyrus told journalists she had modeled her “Wrecking Ball” video on O’Connor’s famous “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
She warns the former “Hannah Montana” star that it would be self-defeating to market her sexuality.
“I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos,” O’Connor writes in reference to the sexually charged “Wrecking Ball” video.
She also cautions Cyrus that the music business will exploit her and then abandon her.
‘Gladiators’ visit Saks
“Gladiators in suits” is the term for the characters of ABC’s “Scandal” who work for Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, but Wednesday in New York it was all about gladiators in stores.
Cast members gathered for both a party and the unveiling of mannequins inspired by their characters in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue.
“It’s thrilling,” said Washington, who curated the installation with the television show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo.
“When I landed at one in the morning, I came straight here from the airport because I was dying to see the final product from all these phone calls and brainstorming sessions, and it’s really thrilling.”