Is Beyonce pregnant? Probably not, but soon she’d like to be
By Bill Zwecker May 13, 2013 8:53PM
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B eyonce may be regretting her candor when she chatted about her hopes of having another baby to join daughter Blue Ivy, 16 months. It was the superstar’s comments on “Good Morning America” last week that unleashed a torrent of stories hinting that Beyonce may already be expecting.
“I would like more children. I think my daughter needs company. I definitely love being a big sister [to Solange Knowles], ” Beyonce told “GMA.” That plus her appearance at the big Metropolitan Museum Costume Ball in New York in a high-waisted Givenchy gown fueled various “Beyonce baby” tales. While the entertainer’s camp is not speaking officially, two sources close to Beyonce told me Monday they sincerely doubt she’s pregnant — yet. Sources close to both singers used the word “silly” to describe how Gomez and Taylor reacted to Cyrus’ tweets. “Miley’s been around long enough to know you just ignore that kind of negativity,” said a Taylor insider Monday.
That plus her appearance at the big Metropolitan Museum Costume Ball in New York in a high-waisted Givenchy gown fueled various “Beyonce baby” tales.
While the entertainer’s camp is not speaking officially, two sources close to Beyonce told me Monday they sincerely doubt she’s pregnant — yet.
Sources close to both singers used the word “silly” to describe how Gomez and Taylor reacted to Cyrus’ tweets. “Miley’s been around long enough to know you just ignore that kind of negativity,” said a Taylor insider Monday.
JUDGE THIS: According to those close to Simon Cowell, the TV mogul has zeroed in on a somewhat eclectic “wish list” group of potential new judges for “The X Factor” this fall. Apparently Faith Hill tops the list, which also reportedly includes Hilary Duff, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kelly Rowland and Latin singer and actress Paulina Rubio — joining already re-signed judge Demi Lovato and host Mario Lopez.
LOOKING FOR LAUGHS: Fans of Carol Leifer — certainly a trailblazer in the world of female comics — will want to know a few tickets remain for the comedian’s “Judaism Is in My DNA” show at North Shore Congregation Israel, scheduled for Sunday night. Leifer’s resume includes writing and producing stints on “Saturday Night Live,” “Seinfeld,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” and “Modern Family” — plus being head writer for the 2012 Oscars show, hosted by Billy Crystal.
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ASIAN ACTION: Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is sponsoring a reception at noon Tuesday on the concourse level of the James R. Thompson Center — celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and recognizing the contributions of community activists, leaders and humanitarians. Hosted by WGN-TV’s Nancy Loo, the event will feature keynote speaker Zhao Weiping, the Chinese consul-general, plus performances by the St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, and the Flying Fairies and Transfiguration dance troupes.
MOMS’ MOMENT: There was a lovely surprise for the Tenors at the singing stars’ Sunday concert at the Auditorium Theatre. Unbeknownst to Remigo Pereira, Fraser Walters, Clifton Murray and Victor Micallef — their moms Joana Pereira, Lynn Walters, Deborah Murray and Margaret Micallef showed up to surprise them! It was a very nice Mother’s Day gift for both the moms and their boys, who have performed around the globe with such superstars as Celine Dion, Paul McCartney and Sting.
TAKE A BOW: Noted artist Thomas Blackshear, a 1977 graduate of Our Town’s American Academy of Art, was honored by his alma mater with the school’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Blackshear, whose artwork has included paintings, collectible plates and U.S. postage designs, is perhaps most recognized for developing the first best-selling line of figurines for the African-American market — Ebony Visions.
SEEN ON THE SCENE: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the keynote speaker at the special dinner held at Spiaggia Private Events marking DePaul University’s centennial celebration for its law, business and music schools. … WGN-AM’s “Mr. Fix-It” — Lou Manfredini — broadcast his show live Saturday from the Weber Grill in Schaumburg, shortly after Dave Coulier (“Full House”) lunched at the eatery while in town for his gig at Chicago Improv at Woodfield Mall. … Here promoting her new “Read My Lips” memoir, Oscar nominee Sally Kellerman dined at La Scarola with Chicago pals Carol Yonover and Marty Gepsman. … Hub 51 was the eatery of choice for the Hawks’ Viktor Stalburg and (separately) L.A. Angels pitcher Michael Kohn. ... Miami Heat team president Pat Riley was spied lunching at Bar Toma with his wife.
Bill Zwecker reports regularly on WFLD-Channel 32.