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Padma Lakshmi’s Baby Daddy Revealed!

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Adam Dell and Padma Lakshmi in February 2009

Adam Dell is the father of Padma Lakshmi’s baby girl, who was born on February 20 in New York City. Till now, Lakshmi has refused to name the man who fathered her child.

“A friend revealed that he dotes on his daughter and wants to see more of her,” reports the Daily Mail. “Another said: ‘They are trying to work it out. They are trying to avoid anything messy.'”

The baby’s name is Krishna Thea Lakshmi.

Dell is a professor of business and technology at Columbia Business School in New York, invests in technology companies and is also a law professor in Texas, reports the Daily Mail.

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Padma Lakshmi dotes on her new baby.

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March 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Did Kim Yu-Na Have Plastic Surgery?

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Yu-Na Kim

Even before she thrilled the world and gave a gold-medal winning performance at the Winter Olympics, rumors were swirling that South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-Na might have gotten plastic surgery. The 19-year-old athlete appeared too beautiful, too perfect.

Ridiculous websites posted pictures of Yu-Na as a young teenager wearing braces and compared it to current photos of the celebrity athlete — still in her teens — speculating whether she had gone under the knife.

Has Yu-Na gotten plastic surgery? No! It’s called make-up, you morons.

Yu-Na Kim, modeling

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February 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Miki Ando’s Egyptian Figure Skating Dress Much Better as Halloween Costume

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Figure Skating - Ladies Free Skating - Day 14

Japanese figure skater Miki Ando’s green Egyptian dress looked more like a Halloween costume than a figure skating outfit — right down to her matchy-matchy green eyeshadow.

“I LOVE that Miki Ando looks like she just got off work serving cocktails on the casino floor of the Luxor,” tweeted one viewer. Hi-larious!

Figure Skating - Ladies Free Skating - Day 14

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February 26, 2010 at 4:43 am

Mao Asada’s Earlobes Freak Me Out

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All Japan Figure Skating Championship - Day 3

Japanese figure skater Mao Asada is a gifted athlete. On the ice, she moves beautifully.

But I’m freaked out by her earlobes. They’re so thick, so fleshy, so … chewy-looking. They’re as big as cups and look like they’d catch water if she walked outside in the rain.

You know who has those same ears? Buddha. Seriously. Every depiction of Buddha has long earlobes.

Big earlobes are actually a good thing in Asian culture, signifying luck or prosperity or a big heart — at least that’s what I picked up growing up Asian.

Mao Asada’s earlobes still freak me out, though.

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February 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Who is Padma Lakshmi’s baby daddy?

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Following Indian tradition, Padma Lakshmi gave her newborn baby girl an Indian name: Krishna. But who is Krishna’s daddy?

Padma has never identified the father, telling the New York Post via her publicist that, “She has no interest in sharing with the public the identity of the father. She asks that people respect her privacy.”

Fat chance of that happening! We understand Padma’s need for privacy, but we can’t help it. We want to know! Who fathered your child, Padma?

Adam Dell

Was it Adam Dell, the 40-year-old younger brother of Dell Computer whiz, Michael Dell, whom you dated in and around May 2008? (The pair were spotted at La Esquina restaurant in NYC; he was rubbing her back.)

Or was it Ted Forstmann, the Wall Street tycoon who dated Elizabeth Hurley when she broke up with Hugh Grant in 2000?

The white-haired Forstmann and Padma were spotted attending a Knicks game in Madison Square Garden in NYC in January 2009.

Ted Forstmann

Or was it someone else? A sperm donor perhaps? The mind starts to run wild with the possibilities.

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February 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Why is Padma Lakshmi naked?

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Padma Lakshmi in Allure Magazine, May issue

I really don’t care to see Padma Lakshmi naked. Especially since she is most well-known for hosting a certain food competition show. (I don’t want to picture naked people and food together.) “I tend to sleep in the nude,” Lakshi tells Allure Magazine (we imagine, in her slurred speech). Now, I guess we get to peek at what Salman Rushdie got to look at for the three years they were married, before she dumped him after getting famous on Top Chef.

Padma Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie when they were married.   Is that why he looks so smug in these photos? Or is that his natural expression?

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April 13, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Tammy Jih on Amazing Race 14 can’t do a cartwheel, but looks good in her underwear

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Tammy may have gone to Harvard Law School, but she doesn’t know how to do a cartwheel! It’s surprising given how accomplished she is. Didn’t most little girls grow up doing cartwheels starting at around age 6?

That said, I certainly wouldn’t look nearly so decent in an unforgiving white gymnastic leotard.

Watch the video here. Tammy’s cartwheeling scene is at 1:20 in the video…

And if you watched the March 15 episode of Amazing Race, you would have witnessed Tammy running through a snowy Russian city in her underwear and a sports bra. (Victor said he would have liked to run around outside in his underwear, but Tammy volunteered for the challenge before finding out exactly what was involved.)

The challenge had nightmarish qualities about it, but Tammy looked great in her underwear. She’s fit and lean and nothing jiggled when she ran. Luckily, she was wearing blue cotton underwear that looked like bikini bottoms. Another female competitor had to run in her black thong underwear. (Producers blurred the image of her backside.)

Tammy Jih runs through the streets of a Russian city in her underwear

Tammy Jih runs through the streets of a Russian city in her underwear

Tammy running in her underwear

Tammy running in her underwear

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March 16, 2009 at 1:48 am