Jessica Simpson announces pregnancy via Twitter


The singer and fashion mogul has finally admitted she is expecting.

“It’s true – I’m going to be a mummy!” she Tweeted Monday, posting a photo of herself dressed up for Halloween and holding her baby bump.

The confirmation comes after weeks of speculation that Simpson, who is engaged to former NFL athlete Eric Johnson, is expecting.

Various photos that appeared in the press showed Jessica trying to hide a burgeoning baby bump.

Last year, Simpson revealed she didn’t dislike the idea of having Johnson’s babies.

“I definitely see myself having a family with him, so that’s exciting to think about,” she told Access Hollywood Live last November.

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kris Humphries

“I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision,” Kim Kardashian said in a statement to E!, which airs her reality shows. “I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”

“I’ve spoken to her briefly and she says she’s sad and got caught up in all that was going on,” Ryan Seacrest, who produces her show, said on his KIIS-FM radio program Monday morning.

The reality star listed the date of separation Oct. 31, 2011 , citing the usual “irreconcilable differences,” according to her Los Angeles Superior Court filing.

The papers also mention the existence of a prenuptial agreement between and that Kim won’t pay spousal support to her ex-husband.

Kardashian hired Laura Wasser, a lawyer specializing in family law who has represented several high-profile Hollywood stars during the past decade, including Britney Spears, Maria Shriver, Angelina Jolie and Ryan Reynolds.

According to reports, Kim wanted to stay in Los Angeles with her family while Kris longed to return to his hometown in Minneapolis , Minnesota .

Kim and Kris announced their engagement in May after six months of dating and tied the knot on August 20 in the presence of almost 450 guests, including Avril Lavigne, Lindsay Lohan, Eva Longoria, Seacrest, Mario Lopez, Julianne Hough and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds .

After a short honeymoon, the couple headed to the Big Apple to film the second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York.”

Rumors of separation have been rife in recent weeks. Speculation started to grow after Kim showed up at various events without Kris. In addition, they were spotted without their wedding rings on several occasions.

Apple rumored to take on Google Maps

According to reports, the mapping company uses once classified military targeting technology to create 3D maps.

Apple has shown a growing interest in mapping companies after purchasing Web-based map company Poly 9 in 2010 and Placebase, a Google Maps competitor, the previous year.

The acquisition is rumored to be worth around $240 million and many speculate that the Cupertino company plans to reduce its dependence on Google technology for the Maps application on the iPhone.

The site PC Mag writes that Poly9 and C3 Technologies’ 3D mapping technologies are expected to appear in a future version of the iOS Maps application.

Michael Jackson manslaughter trial nearing end

Dr. Conrad Murray has been tried in Los Angeles Superior Court for involuntary manslaughter. The trial will begin its sixth week with the testimony of Paul White, the last defense witness.

Last week, the defense’s final witness claimed that Michael Jackson likely helped himself to extra doses of two potent drugs while his personal physician Conrad Murray’s back was turned.

Previously, Dr. Steven Shafer, an anesthesiologist affiliated with Columbia University, testified that the only plausible explanation for the death was that Jackson had been hooked up to an IV drip of the anesthetic propofol then left alone by Dr. Conrad Murray.

Shafer testified that even if MJ were able to start the IV drip on his own, Murray would still be held responsible for the death.

However, the Jackson family, who has attended trial every day, vehemently denied claims that MJ could have caused his own death.

If convicted, Murray could be accused of involuntary manslaughter and risk a penalty of up to four years in prison and loss of the right to practice medicine. Currently, the 58-year-old doctor is free on bail after being indicted in February 2010.

Casey Anthony and Marilyn Manson top creepy celebs list

Manson was voted 69 percent “creepy” while Anthony scored 57 percent, reports Reuters.

Former football player OJ Simpson came in third on the list, followed by reality stars Spencer Pratt and “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, who became famous after she gave birth to octuplets.

Film director Tim Burton was eighth on the list thanks to his creepy films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, on a tie with director Woody Allen, 75, who received negative publicity after his 1997 marriage to Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, 33 years his junior.

“Anybody people think has committed a crime, whether they are guilty or not, are going to be disliked, and Casey Anthony and O.J. Simpson are disliked,” said Gerry Philpot, president and chief executive of E-Poll Market Research, which tracks people’s popularity in the media.

Here is the top 10 list of “Creepy” celebrities and their respective percentage:

1. Marilyn Manson – 69 pct

2. Casey Anthony – 57 pct

3. O.J. Simpson – 56 pct

4. Spencer Prat – 49 pct

5. Nadya Suleman -41 pct

6. Charlie Sheen -34 pct

6. Eliot Spitzer -34 pct

8. Woody Allen -31 pct

8. Tim Burton -31 pct

10. Jesse James -30 pct

Susan Sarandon’s daughter Eva Amurri ties the knot

Susan hosted the wedding along with her former partner Tim Robbins. Despite splitting in 2009 after 21 years together, Sarandon and Robbins, who helped raise Eva, united for the special event.

The ceremony ended a week of celebrations, including a scavenger hunt, cocktail party and casual oyster roast and barbeque rehearsal dinner.

Sister Helen Prejean, who inspired the movie Dead Man Walking, starring Sarandon, officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a black-tie celebration of dinner and dancing and guests toasted with Perrier Jouet champagne.

Amurri, whose father is film director Franco Amurri, wore a dress by designer Lela Rose while the groom chose a Brioni tux.

“It’s not a princess dress,” Eva told People recently. “That’s all I’m saying. It’s very me. I felt like it was already hanging in my closet.”

Amurri, 26, and Martino, 30, a former MLS soccer player who is now a soccer commentator, got engaged last December.

Marie Osmond is “doing really well” after being rushed to hospital


“I’m fine,” Osmond told People. “I had a cough. I’m doing really well. It was a big deal that was made from nothing.”

The 52-year-old was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday after suffering vocal chord problems while performing on stage at a Las Vegas variety show with brother Donny.

The singer’s voice began to sound hoarse and strained during the show and she was diagnosed with a bad case of bronchitis. She was released after two hours at the hospital.

Osmond performed a 90-minute set only 24 hours after her hospital visit.

On Saturday, the singer showed up at Flamingo Las Vegas to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her doll collection and laughed off rumors that she was in much worse condition.

“Getting ready for the doll signing,” she Tweeted. “Should I wear red to be festive???.or just stay in my hospital gown since I’m in a coma!! ? 😉 LOL.”

Steve Martin and his band score entertainers of the year award

“I want to thank all the other nominees … for losing,” Martin jokingly said in his acceptance speech. “It really means a lot, sort of like winning two Oscars.”

“I’ve been playing banjo for 50 years, but performing in a band I’ve never done. The hardest part was talking and tuning.”

“Hey! @steepcanyon and I just won IBMA Entertainers of the Year!” Martin posted on his Twitter account.

The actor has been a banjo player for a long time and in 2009 he won a Grammy Award for his release, “The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo.”

Martin shared the honor with the Steep Canyon Rangers band, which is featured on his latest album.

“I’ve been playing banjo for 50 years, but performing in a band, I’ve done it for about two years,” the 66-year-old actor said after the awards. “I got very, very lucky with the Steep Canyon Rangers. We created a show from scratch, took it around and worked on it, worked very hard. I had to learn to become a band musician. The hardest part was talking and tuning.”

George Clooney’s ladies: Stacy Keibler vs. Elisabetta Canalis

Even though he’s one of the most wanted bachelors in Hollywood, marriage isn’t part of his plans.

“I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married. Yeah, so I’ve proven how good I was at it, and I just… I’m allowed one,” George told Piers Morgan in an interview, referring to his 4-year marriage to actress Talia Balsam that ended in 1993.

Since 2009, the actor had an exclusive relationship with Italian model Elisabetta Canalis, 32.

In a 2010 interview with the Italian issue of Vanity Fair, Canalis talked about her relationship with Clooney.

“There are some people who just don’t want to see me happy,” Canalis said. “[George] reassures me all the time. He is very close. I feel more embraced than ever before. The idea of being so loved is overwhelming…George has given color back to my life.”

However, last June Clooney and Canalis announced their separation in a joint statement.

“We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy,” a statement read.

“It is a very personal and sad matter, and Elisabetta wants it to remain that way. She will be taking some time … and then will face the press. She has not authorized me to say when the split happened,” the model’s publicist added.

Recently, Elisabetta opened up about her relationship with the 50-year-old actor in a new book by Italian journalist Bruno Vespa called Questo Amore (This Love), describing him as “the person who valued my feminine side the most” and “also one of the best people I have met from a charitable point of view,” adding, “he has been a special for me, and very important, just as a father would be.”

Asked by Vespa to elaborate, she said, “between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship. I was unable to clarify this up ’til now.”

Whether or not it’s the age difference that determined their “father-daughter relationship”, George seems to find it hard to keep his hands off younger ladies.

After his split from Canalis in June, reports said The Descendants star is already in a relationship with Stacy Keibler, 32, a former WWE star and Dancing with the Stars contestant.

So far Keibler has been discreet about her relationship with Clooney when talking to reporters.

“Anybody that knows me knows that I’m definitely a guy’s girl. I just can really adapt to any kind of environment. So I can get all dressed up and have a great girls’ night out, and then can also be playing beer pong with the boys.”

“I’m always happy,” she adds. “Anybody that knows me knows that I’m a very happy person.”

The couple made their first official appearance together on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest film, The Descendants.

“They don’t really know where things are going to go, and it doesn’t bother her,” a Keibler friend tells People. “They’re just having fun, and Stacy is enjoying every moment of it.”

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Nicole Scherzinger slams Drake dating rumors

Freshly separated from Lewis Hamilton, Nicole took to Twitter to deny the existence of relationship between her and Rihanna’s former flame.

“Wow, now anyone that happens to be in the same restaurant is linked to me,” she wrote.

The Daily Mail wrote not long ago that the 33-year-old X Factor judge and the Canadian rapper had dinner in an LA restaurant on Wednesday night.

Nicole has been named the new face of London Fog and is currently in the UK promoting his new single Try With Me.

Meanwhile, reports say Nicole is devastated about her split from the Formula 1 driver, and even asked for time off from filming the US X Factor but her bosses have said no because they have are working on the live shows.

“She’s completely devastated but has no choice other than sticking a big smile on her face and going about her engagements,” a source told Daily Mirror.

Nicole and Lewis split after four years together.