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Lady Gaga suffering from joint inflammation, postpones shows
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Lady Gaga said on Tuesday she was suffering from a severe inflammation of the joints that left her temporarily unable to walk, forcing her to postpone a handful of upcoming shows on the North American leg of her world tour. "I am completely devastated and heartsick. I've been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night's performance, I could not walk," the singer said in a statement.
"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin expecting child with new wife
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin and his new wife Hilaria Thomas Baldwin are expecting their first child together, a representative for the "30 Rock" star said on Tuesday. "If I really shared with you how I felt, I would probably burst out crying," Baldwin told U.S. television program "Extra."
Chelsea's Frank Lampard signs new deal: writing children's books
LONDON (Reuters) - English soccer player Frank Lampard is using his experiences on the field and at home with his own family to carve out a new career - writing children's books. The 34-year-old midfielder, whose contract with London club Chelsea expires in June, has signed a deal with publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to write five books for children aged 5 and over.
Magazine promises pregnant Kate photos, angering UK royals
LONDON (Reuters) - An Italian magazine said on Tuesday it will publish pictures of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge wearing a bikini on holiday in the Caribbean, angering the British royal family and reigniting a debate over privacy and freedom of the press. Photographs of the former Kate Middleton, walking with her husband Prince William on a beach on the island of Mustique are expected to be published in the Italian gossip magazine Chi on Wednesday.
Beyonce wants slumber parties, normal childhood for baby Blue Ivy
LOS ANGELES, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Singer Beyonce says she wants to give her baby daughter a normal childhood with "sprinklers and ... slumber parties." In a Vogue magazine interview released on Monday she also teased her next, as yet untitled, album saying the music is "a lot more sensual ... empowering" thanks to motherhood.
Trump may have trouble collecting on $5 million orangutan bet
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A comedian, a millionaire and an orangutan. It may sound like the beginning of a screwball joke, but Donald Trump isn't laughing. The famously outspoken real estate magnate has sued famously outspoken television host Bill Maher, demanding the $5 million Maher offered to give to charity if Trump could prove his father is not an orangutan.