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

Adepoju Hails MultiChoice over Atletico Madrid’s Visit to Nigeria

first_imgEx-Super Eagles and Spanish La Liga star, Mutiu Adepoju, has described as commendable, the decision of MultiChoice Nigeria to bring LaLiga giants, Atletico Madrid, to Nigeria for the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.Adepoju, who starred for two LaLiga teams, Racing Santander and Real Sociedad, explained that the proposed visit of Atletico will impact positively on Nigerian football.GOtv MAX Cup, an international friendly tournament, will see topflight LaLiga club, Atletico Madrid play the Super Eagles ‘B’ team at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on Tuesday, May 22. “MultiChoice, SuperSport and GOtv have done well for Nigeria and Nigerian football by bringing Atletico Madrid to Nigeria. It shows they are keen on rewarding subscribers and putting Nigeria on the global football map, and they are also providing an opportunity for our players to be noticed by big European teams. They have supported Nigerian sports through the years and I’m happy they have not relented,” explained Adepoju, who is also the La Liga ambassador in Nigeria.He explained that LaLiga has had a very rewarding partnership with MultiChoice, adding that the proposed visit of the Spanish giants is a testament to the pulling power of MultiChoice, which he described as the continent’s leader in providing sporting content.Adepoju, popularly called “Headmaster” due to his ball heading prowess while playing for the Nigerian team, urged Super Eagles players selected for the match to perform well for the world to see.He added that the match also offers further an opportunity for the Super Eagles to prepare for the World Cup starting next month in Russia.Meanwhile, Adepoju has warned that the Super Eagles should expect to see a tough opposition from the LaLiga team.“Atletico that will come to play Eagles will be the first team. They will get ready for the trip to Nigeria immediately after Wednesday night’s Europa final clash with Marseille.“Apart from anybody who may be injured or those who are World Cup bound with their countries, you can expect to see the full team with the technical staff led by Diego Simeone.“I know FIFA sets aside a number of days for players to rest between end of the season and when they start World Cup preparations. So, some players may fall in that category and not be included in the team but Nigerians can be sure that the team will be full strength,” concludes Adepoju.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Troubles threaten Children’s Museum in Valley

first_img“That’s the pity. We’re on the one-foot line of completing the building.” Museum and city officials said the biggest failure has been a lack of support from private donors, especially from the Valley. Of the $36 million raised to design and complete the museum, 70 percent has come from public funds. But some museum officials accused Councilman Richard Alarcón of diverting nearly $1 million in city energy sales dedicated to the museum by his predecessor, now-state Sen. Alex Padilla. The Cambria Energy Fund, which now contains $982,000 generated from methane gas sales from the former Lopez Canyon Landfill, was supposed to act as seed money for a $1 million allocation from the county. “Padilla didn’t have any problem with it,” said museum board member Richard Katz, “but Alarcón has said, `No how, no way.”‘ Alarcón, who assumed Padilla’s Northeast Valley district in January, said neighborhood councils and homeowner groups have demanded the dump funds be spent on the community at large, not on a private museum. “I’m a very strong supporter of the Children’s Museum,” he said. “But the (energy funds) should be used in concert with whatever the community intends. The bottom line is they’ve got themselves in a pickle because they haven’t been able to raise enough private money, and the city shouldn’t bail them out.” In March, the Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council opposed spending dump gas money originally earmarked for a Hansen Dam Environmental Awareness Center Fund to benefit the museum. Better, they said, to spend the money on a future Hansen Dam Wildlife Reserve or other community service. Mary Benson, treasurer for the neighborhood council, said it set a bad precedent for the city to spend city dump funds on a nonprofit museum foundation. “Once (City Council) members can direct public money to nonprofit foundation favorites, that violates the City Charter and directs taxpayer dollars into private hands,” Benson said. “And that’s wrong. It is illegal.” Other museum funds have fallen through, including $774,000 in state Proposition 12 money, when museum officials couldn’t ensure the facility could open by June 2008. That leaves only $800,000 borrowed by the museum board to pay $3.3 million owed to the contractor. On May 2, the contractor asked for a statement of sufficient funds. “We’re within the last week to demonstrate our ability to pay … (or) shut down construction,” said Cecilia Aguilera Glassman, the museum’s chief executive officer, hired in March with the understanding the museum had enough money to complete its building. “The consequence for the museum is it would be extremely difficult to start up construction again.” The $58.5 million museum was supposed to have opened last year on a wedge-shaped site overlooking the lake at Hansen Dam. Designed by architect Sarah Graham as an environmentally “green” showcase, it would be sheathed in walls of real and synthetic grass. Exhibits designed by Edwin Schlossberg, husband of Caroline Kennedy, were designed to capture the imagination of children. After construction, the museum would still have to raise an additional $11 million for the exhibits. Downtown, the original Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, designed in 1979 by renowned architect Frank Gehry, closed in 2000 when plans were in the works to build sister facilities in Little Tokyo and at Hansen Dam. The Little Tokyo plan was scrapped for a shortage of funds. If construction on the new museum continues, a temporary certificate of occupancy is expected in early August. Padilla, a strong proponent of the museum before he left for Sacramento, did not respond to a request for comment. While Alarcón pledged to help find other sources of funding, Corwin is working well-heeled Angelenos for short- and long-term funds. “I’m running around town, seeing everybody who will see me, to help us get there,” he said. “We haven’t done our homework in the Valley. We haven’t been to the Rotary, the Kiwanis. We haven’t done the groundwork for support. The important thing is, we’ve got to stay positive.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAKE VIEW TERRACE – Construction on the much-anticipated new Children’s Museum of Los Angeles could grind to a halt next week because of a lack of money. Museum backers need either to raise $2.5 million to pay its contractor by Monday or stop work on the San Fernando Valley’s first and only museum. If workers pack up their tools, officials say it could cost $1.5 million more just to resume construction. And some say it could even spell the end of the museum. “It would be so sad to see it close. … In the end of the day, it’s all about the kids,” said Bruce Corwin, co-chairman of the museum board, who was scrambling Tuesday to raise money from sources around the city. last_img