October 31, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GO...HALLOWEENTHE BEYONCE RUMORS ARE STILL ALL THE BUZZ
Those Beyonce baby rumors may have just gotten a big boost - from the lady herself. An earwitness says he heard the superstar confirm with her own words that she is expecting Jay-Z's baby.
The confession allegedly was made in a private room at the opening of Jay's 40/40 club in Atlantic City on Wednesday night.
However, the admission would jar with a report from another guest, who blabbed: I definitely saw her drinking Champagne, implying that she was unlikely to be pregnant. The gala opening drew pals of the couple, including Destiny's Children Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams, Diddy, Magic Johnson and Barry Bonds.
Speculation has risen in the past few weeks, with some observers saying they can spot a telltale bump. Another source, who attended a lunch party with the singer almost a month ago, told me the table talk was all about her presumed pregnancy.
And the official word on Beyonce's confession"? A concise: This is not true.
THE BLACK NEWLEYWEDS ARE STILL GOING STRONG
Mary J. Blige says of her two-year marriage to Kendu Isaacs: Anybody that's married will know that it's work... but things are great. Any plans for a baby together? "Not right now," she tells Us Weekly.
Billboard.com reports that in additional BET backstage chatter, Tyrese Gibson said he's making the transition from R&B into rap under the moniker Black Ty. The artist is at work on an album called 'Alter Ego', a double-CD project that will feature R&B on one disc and hip-hop on the other. Among the confirmed guests artists is Kurupt. Read more
JOY BRYANT TELLS 50 TO PUT A SOCK ON IT
Joy Bryant spoke with friends about filming a nude scene with 50 Cent in Get Rich or Die Tryin, though the rapper didn't realize he wasn't supposed to be literally naked. The New York Daily News reports that the actress told friends, He came out butt-naked. I told him to go to the wardrobe department and go put a sock on. The G-Unit mainman then reappeared wearing the biggest sock anyone had ever seen.
THE HONEYMOON IS OVER...WELCOME TO MARRIAGE
Though Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson arrived hand in hand at Ashlee Simpson's I Am Me album release party at O-Bar in West Hollywood, Us Weekly reports that it was a different story once the 'Newlyweds' were inside. Nick tried to talk to Jessica, but she wouldn't give him the time of day, a partygoer revealed. When they left two hours later, they hand hands for the cameras, but once inside the car Simpson talked on her phone the entire ride home.
MADONNA HAS NO DOUBT ABOUT WHO HAS STOLEN HER STYLE
ContactMusic.com reports that Madonna believes No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani has copied her appearance and followed her lead by marrying a British man. She ripped me off. We work with a lot of the same people, the Material Girl sniffed. She married a Brit, she's got blonde hair and she likes fashion. But I don't mind. I think she's very sweet and talented.
CAN WE ALL DO A COLLECTIVE... WE TOLD YOU SO?
Word is out in Los Angeles that Britney Spears is getting fed up with her hard-partying hubby, Kevin Federline. The underemployed dancer is said to love the nightlife, which he can now afford thanks to Spears, and often leaves wife and baby home in Malibu to party the night away with pals. His latest solo jaunt was Tuesday at Element, according to gossip Web site perezhilton.com, and PAGE SIX hears that Spears isn't happy, although she shouldn't be surprised. After all, Federline ditched his then-pregnant girlfriend Shar Jackson for the far wealthier Spears and then missed his son's first birthday. Federline has yet to find a career of his own, though he is trying to become a rapper — with Britney's help. A rep denied any friction between the two.