RSS
The daily gossip: Beyonce Knowles is pregnant again, and more
5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from Kim Kardshian's impending baby shower to Justin Bieber's latest monkey business
 
It's the second coming!
It's the second coming! Christopher Smith/AdMedia/AdMedia/Corbis

1. Beyonce Knowles is pregnant again
Another baby for Bey-Bey? Apparently so. According to E! Online, "multiple sources" have confirmed that Beyonce Knowles is pregnant with a second child, confirming speculation that her "dehydration and exhaustion" was pregnancy-related (and not just being-a-famous-globetrotting-performer-related). Now that the Beyonce's second baby is officially on the horizon, fans can begin speculating about possible names for it. (We're pulling for Green Sumac.)
………………………………………………………………………………

2. Kim Kardashian is having a baby-themed baby shower
Keep your eyes on your mailbox, everybody: According to E! Online, Kim Kardashian's friends and family have already begun to receive custom music boxes stuffed with invitations to her "humongous" baby shower on June 2. The shower will reportedly be "baby-themed" — a sentiment that would probably go without saying if we weren't talking about one of the most egotistical mothers-to-be on the planet.
………………………………………………………………………………

3. Justin Bieber owes Germany thousands of euros in monkey payments
It's been well over a month since the story first broke, but the rollercoaster ride of the Justin Bieber monkey scandal shows no sign of slowing down. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bieber is thousands of euros behind in payments for Mally, the pet capuchin monkey he abandoned during a trip to Germany in March. "You can bet we are going to ask for that money back," said customs spokesman Thomas Meister, who's clearly going bananas over all this monkey business.
………………………………………………………………………………

4. Candice Glover is your 12th American Idol
If you somehow avoided being one of the 14.3 million Americans who tuned into Fox for the season finale of its reality singing competition, we have news for you: America has a 12th American Idol. According to Entertainment Weekly, Candice Glover earned this year's crown over also-ran Kree Harrison. The website adds that the episode was "by far the lowest rated Idol finale ever," so maybe it's time to start thinking about changing the name from American Idol, with all it implies, to something like American Karaoke Champion.
………………………………………………………………………………

5. You can finally listen to Britney Spears' Smurfs 2 song
Doing its small part to make the shameless corporate synergy of Hollywood's summer blockbuster season just a little more shameless, the upcoming Smurfs 2 features a new song titled "ooh La La" by Britney Spears. And now that it's here, the results are just as soulless and auto-tuned as expected. ET Online has a streaming version of the song, which includes the lyrics, "Don't be shy. I see that spark flashing in your eyes. My heart beats fast 'cause I want it all" — which are infinitely more disturbing when you apply them to a Smurf.

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER

Subscribe to the Week