Octomom Was A Stripper Called Angelina

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Did you think Nadya "OctoMom" Suleman was out of our lives for good? Oh, ye of little faith.

So what is it now? More plastic surgery? Another (gulp) pregnancy?

Nope. Just that she used to be an exotic dancer. Oh, and the name she used? Angelina.

To quote my grandmother: "Oy vey."

EntertainmentWise.com says that a stripper -- sorry, exotic dancer -- going by the name of "Sage" has blabbed to InTouch magazine that she "met [Nadya] at an amateur contest, and we wound up doing parties together." The alleged debauchery occurred between 1999 and 2000.

Sage's tale is backed up by Luis Ceballos, a limo driver who claims that Nadya "always said she wanted to be really famous." Gee, ya think? The driver also claims that Nadya was not shy about shaking her groove thing, and that she was "overly flirty with the guys" while performing. C'mon, dude. She's working for tips. Give her a break.

California Octuplets

    Mother of Octuplets
    Nadya Suleman told TODAY's Ann Curry in an exclusive interview that "a huge family" was a childhood dream growing up as an only child. Suleman, already of mother of six, also denied charges that she was irresponsible to have so many babies.

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    The reported grandfather of the octuplets escorts two children to a bus outside the Suleman home in Whittier, CA. The mother, Nadya Suleman, has six other children.

    Jason Redmond, AP

    Araceli Castro, right, who identified herself as a nanny, talks to reporters as she arrives at the Whittier, CA, home of a woman who gave birth to octuplets this week.

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    Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center nursing staff who delivered octuplets on January 27, 2009. The six boys and two girls -- weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces, and 3 pounds, 4 ounces -- were born nine weeks premature by C-section and are all in stable condition.

    Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center

    Dr. Jalil Riazi, right, and Dr. Karen Maples at a news conference on the amazing octuplets born at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in Bellflower, CA. Doctors say the octuplets are a feisty bunch that appear healthy after being born kicking and crying.

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    Doctors at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, expecting seven babies, said they were surprised by the birth of an eighth infant.

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    The home of the Nadya Suleman, the Whitier, CA, woman who gave birth to octuplets with six children already at home.

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    Television news vans outside the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in south Los Angeles. The public is following the story of the world's second live-born set of octuplets.

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    First Octuplets: Nkem Chukwu, 29, right rear, her husband Iyke Louis Udobi, 41, center, and her mother Janet Chukwu, from Houston, pose with their eight children. Chukwu and Udobi are parents of the world's first octuplets born in 1998, but one child died a week after birth. Their little sister Favor, 6, third from right, joined the family in 2002.

    Bebeto Matthews, AP

The OctoMom had previously said that she danced, exotically, but only for one night. She also said that any physical resemblance between her and Angelina Jolie was purely coincidental. But if she danced exotically for two years and used the name Angelina as a nom de stripper, we know that's a lot of hooey.

Ms. Suleman has been trying to control her image in recent weeks, with "exclusive" videos posted on RadarOnline.com; a recent clip featured her at home with all 8 of her babies. But no matter how hard you try to keep your image squeaky clean, it's hard to keep a past like this out of the papers.

Honestly, I don't particularly care if she danced, even if it was exotically, at some time in her past. It's too bad if a woman feels that she has to make a living that way, but that's her business. It's the lying that I find bizarre. OctoMom seems to live in a fantasy world, believing that if she says something, that makes it true.

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I'm also starting to feel sorry for her. She brought this on herself, of course. But I think she's kind of not all right in the head (which may be the understatement of the year). Sure, she's been good for a few comedy routines. But those fourteen -- fourteen! -- kids that she has need parenting. Is she really up to the task?

Brett Singer is the editor-in-chief of DaddyTips.com. You can follow his tweets at Twitter.com/brettsinger.

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