Wednesday, October 26, 2011

January Jones' Baby Daddy is....

Could Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore's presumed estranged husband, be headed to family court sometime soon for a paternity test? There is some speculation on the Internet that the actor (who took over for Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men) might have to cough up some child support--unless he is being punk'd, that is.

January Jones (Betty Draper on Mad Men) gave birth to a baby boy in September but left the name of the father off the birth certificate. According to, the dad may or may not be Kutcher. ran a story on October 17 that speculated about a "married actor" who had a "one-night stand with one of his exes." It went on to specify that the actress is on an "acclaimed television show."

The story went on, explaining that the married actor's wife found out about the baby, and both husband and wife tried every tactic including "money, lawyers, threats to ruin her career" to get the ex to terminate her pregnancy. Then an online gossip blogger posted another item that succinctly read: "all signs point to January Jones."
Must be something about TV shows with "Men" in the title.

[image by watchwithkristin]

Juror Names in Casey Anthony Murder Trial Released

Juror identities in high-profile cases are sometimes kept private out of concerns for death threats and other forms of intimidation or privacy violations. After waiting about 90 days for things to cool down, Judge Belvin Perry unsealed the names of the Casey Anthony jury yesterday. As the Tampa-area media reported, "The public outrage over the not guilty verdict sent some into a panic, many became prisoners in their own homes."

Since at least theoretically the judicial system should be about protecting people, why not keep the juror names under wraps permanently? And what business is it of the media (particularly the St. Petersburg Times newspaper which petitioned to have the names released) to force the jurors into the public domain? Judge Perry himself earlier stated that Florida's public record laws might be too broad in this regard.

In related news, another Florida judge will be deciding by the end of the month if Anthony's October 8 deposition in the pending civil defamation case can be released to the public in either transcript and/or video form. Anthony apparently wore some sort of disguise during the proceedings.