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November 15, 2017
Jessica Alba
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West thinks having a baby via surrogate mother is "so much harder" than going through pregnancy herself.

The 37-year-old reality star and her husband, Kanye West, are currently expecting their third child, whom they will have via a surrogate, after Kim was advised against getting pregnant due to suffering complications while carrying their four-year-old daughter, North, and 23-month-old son, Saint.

Despite her painful complications, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has admitted that she prefers being pregnant to having a surrogate mother, as the lack of control she has over her unborn baby is "hard" for her to come to terms with.

She said: "You know, it is really different. Anyone that says or thinks it is just the easy way out is just completely wrong. I think it is so much harder to go through it this way, because you are not really in control.

"And, you know, obviously you pick someone that you completely trust and that you have a good bond and relationship with, but it is still ... knowing that I was able to carry my first two babies and not, you know, my baby now, it's hard for me. So, it's definitely a harder experience than I anticipated just in the control area."

Mariah Carey had no idea she'd be able to build an empire around her Christmas song All I Want For Christmas.

The 46-year-old singer has been "surprised" by how well the 1994 single which she wrote and produced with Walter Afanasieff has stood the test of time, and how it becomes more and more popular each year around the festive period.

Asked if she knew the hit would bring her so much success and revenue, she said: "Oh my gosh, no no, never, no. I feel like this is something small compared to the rest of my catalogue. This song just continues to surprise me."

Mariah who has six-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with ex-husband Nick Cannon loves it when she hears how the song has resonated with her fans.

She said: "I'm very thankful that people seem to still have an attachment to it. It makes me feel good when people tell me that it's part of their lives."

Yesterday, Mariah released animated movie Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You' and next month she is bringing her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour to the United Kingdom for the first time.

Jessica Alba feels "prepared" for the arrival of her third child.

The 36-year-old actress and her husband Cash Warren are currently looking forward to welcoming their first baby boy into their family, and Jessica who is also the co-founder of The Honest Company, which sells non-toxic household products has revealed she now feels more prepared than ever to have another child.

The brunette beauty who already has daughters Honor, nine, and Haven, six said: "It's my third time, so luckily I have a company that provides everything that I could possibly want. I didn't have it with Honor or Haven."

The Hollywood star explained that the arrival of her second daughter was complicated by the launch of her company.

By contrast, Jessica is now in a calm place ahead of having her baby boy.

Recalling her previous pregnancy experiences, she told Us Weekly: "I [had] just launched the company with Haven. It was stressful because I was always questioning ingredients and wanting to get a safe environment, and it was hard to navigate the world of what to really do and how to really prepare."

Jessica added: "I'm actually pretty prepared, but I haven't bought anything."