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Report: Bundchen pregnant by Brady?

A Brazilian website reported yesterday that Tom Brady's girlfriend Gisele Bundchen may be pregnant and, if so, the Pats QB is the father. According to the popular celebrity website , Bundchen would be no more than two months pregnant, but may already have told select friends and family. The brief item was written by Joyce Pascowitch , who's the Brazilian equivalent of the New York Post's Richard Johnson . Brady's agent Don Yee did not return a phone call yesterday, and Bundchen's rep at IMG denied the report. Two weeks ago, Brady's ex-girlfriend actress Bridget Moynahan revealed she's pregnant, and Brady is the father. ( Moynahan's rep had no comment yesterday on the possibility of a Bundchen baby.) Brady, 29, and Moynahan, 36, dated for nearly three years before breaking up in mid - December. Soon after, the two-time Super Bowl MVP began dating the Brazilian supermodel. The pretty pair recently enjoyed five-star stays in Paris, Milan, and Rome, and Life & Style Weekly is reporting that Bundchen also took Brady to meet her parents in Porto Alegre , Brazil. Bundchen, who's dated Leonardo Di Caprio and surfer Kelly Slater , recently told Vanity Fair that she'd like to have children, but she's in no hurry. "I'd be lying if I said [I didn't want a family] -- my parents have been married for 35 years and have six children," she said. "Thing is, I'm just 26 years old, so I have plenty of time."

A book party with safety issues

For safety's sake, the star of "Blood & Volume: Inside New York's Israeli Mafia" isn't invited to tonight's party celebrating the book's release. "If someone found out Ron [ Gonen ] was there, it could be a problem," said author Dave Copeland, who will be at tonight's shindig at the Living Room. Gonen is a onetime mobster who spent 18 years in the Witness Protection Program before sharing his story with Copeland, who lives in Burlington. The book, which comes out next week, puts a bull's-eye on Gonen's back in the US, where he's just been booted from the program, and also in Israel. Copeland's trying to sell the film rights for the book. " I see him as an Ed Norton character," said Copeland.

A keepsake from ‘The Namesake’

Former BU prof Jhumpa Lahiri was the center of attention at the Big Apple premiere of the new movie based on her best-seller "The Namesake." Directed by Mira Nair, the film attracted directors Jim Jarmusch and Sofia Coppola, designer Donna Karan, actors Steve Buscemi, Jacinda Barrett, and Patricia Clarkson, and playwright Eve Ensler. "It was spectacular," said Boston lawyer Sharmili Das, a childhood friend of Lahiri's. "Jhumpa really loved it." Das doesn't only make a cameo, her Indian grandmother lent the director much of the antique jewelry that appears in the film. Asked if she confabbed with Coppola, Das laughed. "I don't like to disturb people," she said.

Hooking up with NBC's 'Today' show
All the hype about "Unhooked," the new book by Washington Post sex writer Laura Sessions Stepp , has been good for Somerville sexpert Amber Madison . The talented Tufts grad, whose primer on the sexual practice known as "hooking up" was published last fall, appeared with Stepp on "Today" show this week. . . . Bobby Brown has paid back the Washington, D.C., radio station that bailed him out of jail by paying his overdue child support. HOT 99.5 said it will split the money between charities.

Saturday's Boston premiere of "Kettle of Fish" starring Gina Gershon , Matthew Modine , and Christy Scott Cashman follows the romantic comedy's successful run in Washington, D.C. Boston-based producer Laura Bernieri was at the D.C. screening, where she was joined by the film's writer/director Claudia Myers and actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. This weekend's red-carpet screening is a fund - raiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society . . . . The celebration of Thelma Schoonmaker's splendid career is shaping up to be a good time. Word is William Monahan has confirmed he'll attend the April affair at which Martin Scorsese's longtime film editor will be honored with the Coolidge Award. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of "The Departed" may be joined at the event by Nicholas Pileggi , the Oscar-winning writer of "Goodfellas." Organizers are hopeful that Scorsese and perhaps Matt Damon will also show. . . . Laurence Fishburne dined the other night at Ivy with his son, Langston , a student at BU. Fishburne's in town to film scenes for the still-untitled blackjack movie based on Ben Mezrich's bestseller "Bringing Down the House ."

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