Friday, April 15, 2011

That's not a biological clock, it's a cuckoo clock.

The last I remember Zsa Zsa Gabor popping above the ground clutter on my personal radar screen, she was slapping a cop. As it turns out, that was twenty-odd years ago.

Back then she was just another B-List Hollywood celebrity, past the apogee of her career as well as her best-if-used-by date. Apparently, in the intervening years she's turned into a bit of a recluse, yet, like the Terminator dragging itself into the hydraulic press, she has grimly managed to crawl into the news one more time:
Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband wants his 94-year-old wife to become a mother again using an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate mother, Prince Frederic von Anhalt told CNN Thursday.
I am at a loss for words.
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21 comments:

Jimmy said...

How is this not just called a really expensive adoption?

she isn't producing the eggs.

she isn't getting banged and getting the juice shot in her.

she isn't carrying the kid or pumping it out.

how can she be called the mom?

Tam said...

Yeah, that's kinda got me stumped, too.

I mean, between an egg donor, a host mother, and the weirdo German "prince", I'm counting three people involved, none of whom is actually Zsa Zsa.

Speaking of adoption, the Wiki on the husband should explain a lot...

Weer'd Beard said...

I wonder if Hubby was banging something on the side, and turned out his weaksauce still has a little snap to it.

And this will fool us all!

When you first mentioned Zsa Zsa I assumed you'd just read her obit...

Will Brown said...

Anyone checked Princey's bank statement lately? What are the odds he needs a bit better claim on Zsa Zsa's remaining assets (financial, you prev's :)). As only surviving "parent" of "their" shared child, he'd be the logical executor of the curtain climber's estate.

Craig S. Miller said...

It sounds like the beginning of the script for Star Wars 7 "The Birth of Yoda".

Shrimp said...

Ding! Ding! Ding! I think we have a winner. Mr. Weer'd Beard, would you please come on down to the lectern to accept your prize. Please keep your acceptance speech short. Thank you.


I swear that my first thought was "the dude's banging someone else, and now he's looking for a cover story." At 94, she might be senile enough to buy it, too.

Robert said...

Apparently, they didn't call it Green Acres for nothing.

DirtCrashr said...

Oh damn, I was hoping we'd get a big story about aging celebrity wives of Princes dying in childbirth to take our minds off the un-war in Libya or the Taxman - but that surrogate blows it.

Mike S said...

Why doesn't the prince just hold a reverse eBay auction or announce he'll pay someone $100,000 to change his/her name to Gabor?

Kristopher said...

I agree with Will Brown. This looks like an opening move in an inheritance fight, in my opinion.

sobriant74 said...

This is totally so he can claim her assets. Her one daughter is her only current heir according to the pre-nup, Count von Douche wants to do this to secure his share of her residuals. Gross.

Joanna said...

Green Acres was Eva Gabor, not ZsaZsa.

Robert said...

Oops.
Thanks.
At this point I'm glad I didn't mistake her for The Huffington lady.

Außenseiter said...

how can she be called the mom?

I assume they'll scoop out the egg's DNA and replace it with Gabor's. I hear something like that can be done, indeed is done in certain experiments.

Probably non trivial.

treefroggy said...

Anhalt is Shwabian for AssHat. You heard it here first.

Justthisguy said...

Heh again. I remember the ads for Green Acres on one of the re-run channels. They pointed out that their Gabor sister was Eva, not Zsa Zsa, and probably wouldn't slap you.

WV: ainal. No, I have nothing to say about that.

Justthisguy said...

P.s. I believe the man said something like, "This is not Zsa Zsa, this is Eva. She won't hurt you."

Tam said...

"I assume they'll scoop out the egg's DNA and replace it with Gabor's. I hear something like that can be done, indeed is done in certain experiments."

I Googled around on that for a bit, because that was my first thought, but as best I could find out, that procedure isn't being done on human animals yet, just the four-legged kind.

Außenseiter said...

@Tam
Well, biologically, the chief difference in using humans vs animals in experiments is the degree of risk we're willing to take. I know that some are far easier to clone and all that..

I haven't read about doing this on humans too, so it's the bleeding edge.
There's some research* on it going on. So, it's possible that in the future lesbian couples(in places other than the oh-so-free US, where it's banned) could have biological children.

Not the most pressing world issue, but it could turn out to be useful in other ways.

*http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/6546448/Three-parent-babies-take-a-step-closer-to-reality.html

Außenseiter said...

@Tam

There some research going into three parent babies. Eggs have been fertilized that way in a test tube. The nucleus of the egg is injected into another egg that has better cytoplasm and mitochodria and that is fertilized.

Not in the US, there it's been banned since '02 or so. Gabor probably wants something similar, but in her case, I don't think it'd work as she's too old.

Tam said...

"So, it's possible that in the future lesbian couples(in places other than the oh-so-free US, where it's banned)"

It's odd that some people, particularly in the EU, are more willing to shove around human chromosomes than mess with the DNA of their produce. It's as strange to me as the oddball positions that people hold on abortion and capital punishment...