New claims emerge...

Roguish American songwriter E could be the father of Padma Lackshmi's baby, according to Stateside tittle tattle.

Eels returned earlier this year with their new album. Coming hot on the heels of a period of introspection for leader Mark 'E' Everett, 'Hombre Lobo' was named after the wolf-like facial hair the singer grew during recording sessions.

Now stretched to a full blown beard, it seems that the facial fuzz could well have allowed E to have his way with the ladies. In the video to their new single 'That Look You Give That Guy' the singer is accompanied by American TV personality Padma Lackshmi.

Now the TV presenter has fallen pregnant. The Emmy nominated star revealed the news recently, which has set tongues wagging Stateside.

US Magazine revealed the unexpected news for Lackshmi. "Model, author, and Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi confirms that she is carrying her first child after years of struggling with endometriosis, a cause for which she has co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America," Lakshmi's rep told the site.

"As a result of her condition, this pregnancy has been referred to by her physician as nothing short of a medical miracle, and due to its delicate nature, we ask/implore the press to respect Ms. Lakshmi's privacy at this time."

The father has not yet been revealed but strong rumours in the United States are pointing to E. Of course, ClashMusic must emphasis that these are only rumours.

Watch the video to Eels' 'That Look You Give That Guy'...


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