Jessica Simpson considers adoption
Singer plans to adopt ‘before I have my own kids’
The Associated Press
Updated: 7:50 p.m. ET March 29, 2006
LOS ANGELES - Jessica Simpson has babies on the brain.
The 25-year-old singer filed for divorce from Nick Lachey last December but her publicist says Simpson is looking at adoption.
“Nothing has been finalized yet” as to when and how Simpson will adopt, her publicist, Rob Shuter, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. But he added, “It is true that she’s exploring options.”
Shuter said Simpson and her family have anonymously contributed funds to a smattering of Mexican orphanages for several years now. The singer started visiting the orphanages with a church group at age 11.
“I want to adopt, and I plan to adopt before I have my own kids,” the pop star recently told TV’s “Extra.”
In the interview, Simpson cited a certain high-profile mother as an influence.
“I think Angelina Jolie has done amazing, amazing things, and the international adoption rate just since her has skyrocketed,” she said. “It’s unbelievable.”
Simpson is best known for starring in the MTV reality show “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica” with Lachey, who gained fame as a member of the boy band 98 Degrees.
So her idea is to marry, divorce, and then have kids :ohno
Model Naomi Campbell arrested in N.Y.
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Model Naomi Campbell was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly striking her assistant with a cell phone, New York police said.
"We believe this is a case of retaliation, because Naomi had fired her housekeeper earlier this morning," said a written statement from a spokeswoman for the model, who has appeared on the covers of Vogue and countless other fashion magazines.
"We are confident the courts will see it the same way."
The victim was not identified. Charges were pending, a police spokeswoman said, according to Reuters.
Campbell was being fingerprinted and photographed at a police station and later would be taken to court for arraignment, the spokeswoman added.
This isn't Campbell's first brush with the law. In 2003, the London-born model was sued by a former administrative assistant who alleged that Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum two years earlier in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel, according to The Associated Press.
In February 2000, Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to an assault charge for beating another assistant while making a film in Canada in 1998.