Thursday gossip roundup: Is Harry Styles leaving One Direction?

Harry Styles of One Direction performs on stage at The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 18 in Brisbane, Australia.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are expecting their first child, according to People magazine. The couple, who met on the set of “Take Me Home Tonight” and tied the knot in 2009, have been thinking about kids for a while — and this baby could be just the beginning, to hear Faris tell it. “Chris wants a big family,” Faris told E! News last year. “I would love to have eight. I don’t think I could handle it, though.”

The deal is done: Britney Spears is reportedly joining “the X Factor” as a judge, joining executive producer Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the panel, according to E! News. “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she’s on,” a source says.”It’s all completed and Britney is beyond excited.” Spears will reportedly earn $15 million for her work on the show’s second season, though it isn’t clear if the deal extends beyond that. The deal now leaves one judge’s chair empty on the singing competition’s panel, with Miley Cyrus a rumored front-runner for the spot. However, Hollywood Life reports that the former “Hannah Montana” star is being considered instead to replace host Steve Jones.

It’s no surprise that Jessica Simpson turned to a professional when it came to designing the nursery for new daughter Maxwell. And that designer, Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic Couture, says the new mom had a good idea already of what she wanted. “Jessica is very pretty and feminine, but she didn’t want this to be over-the-top frilly,” Ashwell tells People magazine. “The words she used were ‘gypsy’ and ‘bohemian,’ so we brought in lavenders and mauves with a bit of pink and aqua.” So how did Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson fare as first-time clients? “They were probably the most un-neurotic people I’ve ever known,” she says. “Jessica wanted [the nursery] to be cozy and cute, and she was very respectful of Eric, asking, ‘Do you like this?’ And he was nicely opinionated.”

After their lightning-fast rise to fame, the boys of One Direction are already facing breakup rumors, with member Harry Styles‘ latest travel itinerary suggesting he’s on the lookout for a solo career, according to the Daily Star. “[Harry's] been offered a big solo project, so he flew out to Los Angeles without the rest of the boy band,” a source says. “He’s been in America filming something. It may have been an advert or a film — I can’t say exactly what — but it’s worth a lot of money.” But a rep for the boy band is quick to quash the rumors, saying the trip wasn’t for business at all. “This report is false. Harry was on vacation in L.A.,” their rep tells Hollyscoop.

The folks at Chanel have turned to Brad Pitt to be the face of their popular fragrance, Chanel No. 5, according to E! News. Pitt is the first man to promote the fragrance in its 91-year history, with previous spokeswomen including Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tatou and Catherine Deneuve. Pitt, who reportedly signed a seven-figure deal for the gig, will begin shooting his first Chanel advertisement in London this week.

Robert Pattinson admits he’s been doing a lot of growing up as an actor, and a good chunk of that came filming David Cronenberg’s sex- and violence-filled “Cosmopolis,” the “Twilight” star tells Premiere magazine. “Filming Cosmopolis with David changed something in me,” he says. “It gave me balls.” But before that, he had to conquer a certain measure of self-doubt: “I spent time doubting myself,” he says. “I was working myself up, asking myself if I was good enough.” So how did he talk himself into it? “I tell myself, ‘F— it! If they want to hire you, go!’”


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

National

Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry…

By Jungmin Jang and Narae KimMOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds…

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.