INSIDER: Today's celebrity gossip from around the world
SIMON COWELL has hinted that he’s no longer horrified by the idea of marriage and is set to wed Lauren Silverman.
The X Factor boss and notorious bachelor, 53, said that he did not plan to witness the birth of his baby – who he hinted was a boy.
But asked about getting hitched, he told RYAN SEACREST on his Direct From Hollywood radio show: “I wouldn’t expect Lauren to be a single mother.”
Cowell said that he would be “very close by” when Lauren, 36, who is divorced from Andrew Silverman, gives birth.
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But asked if he would be attending the birth, he replied: “Are you out of your mind? There are certain things you shouldn’t see and that is one of them.”
When Ryan enquired about the sex of Cowell’s unborn child, due in February: “I think it’s a boy,” Simon replied: “That would be a good guess.”
And he joked: “The baby has to have an English accent.”
*KERRY KATONA is to open up about her battle with depression in a new documentary.
The former Atomic Kitten star has suffered from bipolar disorder for several years and in a Channel 5 show she revisits her difficult childhood to search for answers, reported the Daily Star.
Kerry, who is expecting her fifth child, said: “One in four people have mental health issues. I have four children and one on the way. You do the maths.
“I need to find out if this is hereditary or if my traumatic childhood is to blame.”
In Kerry Katona: My Depression Diaries, the star looks at her early life, which included witnessing her mum suffer a violent attack at the hands of a boyfriend.
*DANIEL RADCLIFFE has laughed off rumours that he will play Queen frontman FREDDIE MERCURY, saying he’s “completely wrong” for the part.
The Harry Potter star had been linked to the role of the flamboyant rocker in the upcoming biopic, after SACHA BARON COHEN left the project in July, citing “creative differences”.
“There is no truth to it at all. It’s one of those very funny things: it came out of a story in the Daily Star and then you see newspapers like The Guardian using the Star as their source, and it grows and grows >fr 1,8
“Everyone on the internet who I presume is saying I’m totally wrong for that part is correct. I am completely wrong for that part!”
*JESSIE J is set to up sticks and move to the US.
The Price Tag singer and former Voice coach said she wanted to crack the US market.
She told the Daily Mirror: “The US is such a big market to break. It’s such a different thing out there. I don’t like doing anything half-heartedly, so I don’t want to do the US until I can be there – so I’m gonna live there next year.”
Jessie, 25, lived on the West Coast briefly when she was a singer-songwriter for Sony at the age of 17, but she said she wouldn’t be heading back there.
“I’d rather live in New York, even though it’s easier to break through when you live in LA. New York’s more like London,” she said.
*LILY ALLEN has insisted that motherhood will not change her music - promising her new album will be empowering, not earnest.
The 28-year-old singer, who took a four-year break to focus on starting a family, is now mother to 22-month-old Ethel and nine-month-old Marnie.
Lily, whose previous singles include F*** You, told Hello! magazine her new material will be just as feisty and expletive-ridden.
She insisted: “It’s not an earnest ‘I’m a mum’ kind of record. It’s empowering. There’s some feminist vibes going on. It’s the same old me with a bit of swearing going on.”
*KIM KARDASHIAN has landed a guest role on hit television series American Dad.
The reality TV star will voice a furry alien in an upcoming episode of the animated comedy, reported Entertainment Weekly.
The plot will see Kim’s alien make a crash landing in Langley Falls, where she soon becomes a love interest for her fellow extraterrestrial Roger, who is voiced by the show’s co-creator SETH MACFARLANE.
Kim’s episode is expected to air during the new series of the Fox show.