Pregnant Witney Carson Celebrates Baby Shower With Lindsay Arnold

first_imgIn August, Carson told Us Weekly that she and Arnold were having different experiences with their pregnancies.“We have not had the same pregnancies at all,” she said at the time. “Just recently, her pelvis is starting to hurt a lot and she, like, can barely walk. She’s like, ‘It’s the weirdest thing.’ Other than that, she hasn’t been really sick. She hasn’t been feeling any cramping at all.”Days before Arnold gave birth, the Utah native told Entertainment Tonight that she was excited to enter motherhood with Carson by her side.Witney Carson Celebrates Baby Shower With Fellow 'DWTS' Pro Lindsay ArnoldLindsay Arnold and Witney Carson. Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock“It’s actually insane,” she said in an interview published on November 4. “We’ve done so many things in our lives together, so it’s like, naturally, why wouldn’t we get pregnant together? It’s so funny because you can’t really plan a pregnancy. I mean, you can plan when you want to try, but it’s not like it’s always going to happen when you want it to.”Arnold added, “It’s perfect we have a boy and a girl. I feel like it’ll be good because boy and girl friend relationships are so much fun. They can be partners, maybe girlfriend, boyfriend, who knows.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Memories to last a lifetime. Witney Carson celebrated the upcoming arrival of her first child alongside fellow Dancing With the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold.Arnold, 26, shared a photo on Saturday, November 14, via Instagram of herself and Carson, 27, at the baby shower. The duo smiled as they posed together with Carson cradling her baby bump.- Advertisement – “Loved celebrating this beautiful mama to be ❤️❤️ I am so happy for you @witneycarson cannot wait to meet baby boy!!” she captioned the picture. Carson commented on the post writing, “Love you linds! ❤️”The longtime pals announced their pregnancies within months of each other. Carson revealed in July that she and her husband, Carson McAllister, are expecting their first child together.“Baby McAllister coming Jan 2021!!!!! We can’t even contain our excitement and joy right now🙏🏼😭❤️,” the So You Think You Can Dance alum captioned a post that featured photos of her sonogram results and pregnancy test. “We found out together with @clearblue, which was so surreal and special! Getting our results in words made this whole thing that much more real! We love this little bean so much already and we can’t wait to start this beautiful chapter in our lives!”- Advertisement – One month later, Carson announced that she and McAllister, 27, will welcome a baby boy in January.Arnold, for her part, shared the news in May that she and her husband, Sam Cusick, are expecting their first child. Carson showed her support when she helped her DWTS costar celebrate her own baby shower in September. Arnold gave birth to her daughter, Sage, on November 2.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Heisler: Could be worse: Imagine Jackson running Lakers as he has Knicks

first_imgJackson made it clear that Melo is leaving in his inimitable style last week. Melo has said he would waive his no-trade only for the Cavaliers or Clippers. The Cavs had no interest the last time this came up, leaving the Clips in position to inherit Melo for someone dispensible such as Austin Rivers, the name floated the last time.Unfortunately for Jackson, he made such a mess of his public relations … something he used to be a genius at … Knick fans sided with poor Melo, even knowing he’s not the savior they have awaited so long.As a coach, being exactly who he was worked wonderfully for Jackson, idiosyncratic as he was with his Native American totems and Zen devotion, talking trash at his own – Brian Shaw had to step between Shaquille O’Neal and Phil in a playoff game in San Antonio – as well as everyone else like Sacramento’s red-necked, semi-civilized barbarians.As head of a basketball operation, not so much.Wielding his trademark candor at last week’s exit interviews, Jackson said Anthony “would be better off somewhere else.”If coaches can speak their mind, presidents don’t talk like that, or tweet their reactions to the issues of the day as Phil does, or, at least, they didn’t used to.Trading stars is hard enough with their value dropping off a cliff if they’re merely made available. Announcing Melo has to go means having to take what little the Knicks will be offered with everyone knowing they’re up against the wall.As a coach, Jackson was obliged to talk to the press daily. If he complained about it, he was great at it and grew to enjoy the exchange, warming up to the Lakers beat writers in a way he hadn’t in Chicago.Now under fire from New York’s tabloid-driven media in a way he never has been, he’s aloof and paying the price. Last week was the first time he had talked to Knicks writers since training camp.It wasn’t the best time. Kristaps Porzingis, who’s supposedly the Knicks future, fell in line behind Anthony, blowing off his exit meeting, reminding everyone he’s two years from restricted free agency.Headlined the New York Daily News:“Blameless Phil says Melo must go… Kristaps blows off exit interview… But don’t worry, Phil will be more involved next year!”Meanwhile, Anthony separated from his wife, La La, a former MTV personality, who had rejoiced in life in the fast lane, celebrating her union with an NBA star in an entire series, “La La’s Full Court Wedding.”The ceremony at a posh Manhattan restaurant looked like an NBA All-Star Game. It was there that CP3, then a New Orleans Hornet, gave a toast – “We’ll form our own Big Three” -suggesting that he and Melo might join the Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire like another wedding guest, LeBron James, who had just joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami.Melo had just arrived in New York to lead the team to the playoffs for the first time in seven years (and his usual first-round exit; in 14 seasons, he has been beyond the opening round twice).It was a heady time, at least in relation to Knicks history. The normally lucid New York Times ran a piece headlined, “La La Anthony, the First Lady of the NBA.”Apparently, the headline writer got the idea from a La La quote, claiming they were “the first couple of the NBA”… although where she got that idea, I couldn’t tell you.So what do the Knicks do now?How about… nothing?Dolan, who has his own PR problems, says he’ll roll with Jackson for the last two seasons on his contact, at $12 million each, although without more success than they have enjoyed, the timeline could get shortened.Dolan isn’t merely the owner of a rich but woebegone franchise but an embarrassment to the NBA. He outdid himself this season, launching a coverup after his gung-ho security people had Charles Oakley ejected and handcuffed, portraying him as a drunk, until Commissioner Adam Silver brokered a truce that signaled Dolan was just as responsible.This stuff keeps happening to Dolan who just acknowledged cursing a fan who says he yelled, “Sell the team, Jim!”As usual, Dolan claimed the fan, a 35-year-old lawyer, was drunk. Happily, it didn’t rise to the level of the Oakley fiasco and Silver didn’t have to intervene.“They call me names every day in the paper,” Dolan told Deadspin in a rare unscripted comment. “Fine. I get it. But you’re walking up to the place where I work? It’s like they’re laying in wait for you. It’s like stalking me outside my home. Some people tend to think of team owners like politicians. But we’re not! I didn’t run for any office.”The place he works?You mean sitting there, watching the game, not knowing what he’s looking at and meddling in the basketball operation so that no matter how vast their resources – Forbes values the franchise at $3.3 billion to the Lakers’ $3 billion, since it comes with Madison Square Garden – they never win?Dolan didn’t have to run. His father, the boss of corporate owner Cablevision, put him in charge.Happily for Lakers fans, it’s someone else’s problem with Jeanie turning to Magic Johnson after her breakup with Phil.Johnson is no more experienced than Phil was when he got the Knicks job but he’s a people person and it’s a people business, as idiosyncratic or just plain lost as so many of them are.Mark Heisler has written an NBA column since 1991 and was honored with the Naismith Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Award in 2006. His column is published Sundays in Southern California News Group print editions. Phil and Melo, the divorce.Once, if briefly, Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony were on the same side, in the summer of 2014 when Phil, newly arrived as Knicks president, got Melo to accept a $130 million, five-year deal with an iron-clad no-trade clause.The Knicks are 80-166 since, finishing 15th, 13th, and 12th in the lame Eastern Conference. Jackson, who only recently broke up with Jeanie Buss, ending any chance of moving over to run the Lakers, is now breaking up with Anthony.The Lakers lost out in their bid for Anthony, spearheaded by Kobe Bryant, who was close to him. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThings could have been worse. Imagine the Lakers now with Melo’s $26.2 million contract on their books.Not that Anthony’s ample backside and mammoth salary might not wind up here, after all, just as a Clipper.Getting Melo isn’t an impossible dream. It’s highly possible… if not quite a dream.Unless the Clippers break through this spring with their four stellar starters and a small forward no one guards, they’ll be looking to change the dynamic. If Anthony is hardly Kevin Durant, Melo might work with realistic expectations, alongside Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, like KD with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.It almost happened at midseason but Knicks owner James Dolan ruled Anthony, on a hot streak, must stay. Dolan has since chosen Jackson over Anthony, a dilemma if ever one existed.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more