The Word: Heather Morris is pregnant

Premiere For "Spring Breakers" - Red Carpet

It’s been a week of shake-ups for the cast of “Glee.” First, it was announced that main cast member Cory Monteith was admitted to rehab on Monday morning for a substance abuse problem and now it looks like Heather Morris, who portrays the ditzy cheerleader Brittany on the hit show, is pregnant. Us Weekly broke the news that the 26-year-old is expecting a baby with her longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell. “She’s a little more than three months along and starting to show,” the source tells Us Weekly. “It was totally unexpected, but they are incredibly happy and excited.” Keep her off the dance numbers, “Glee”!

LaBeouf and Baldwin: Not buds
Shia LaBeouf is looking to put the turmoil that drove him out of his Broadway debut in “Orphans” behind him, but he’s not afraid to admit that he and co-star Alec Baldwin definitely had issues. “I’m pretty passionate and impulsive, and he’s a very passionate individual as well, and I think that impulsiveness and passion make for some fireworks,” LaBeouf tells David Letterman during a visit to his talk show, adding that he and Baldwin “had tension, as men. Not as artists, but as men. In a room, that became hard to deal with.” Meanwhile, in an interview with MTV for his new film, LaBeouf says that the public has the wrong perception. “I feel like there’s a misconception of me being this angry little elf. I’m not, I’m really not,” he tells the site. You know, I used to think Wallace Shawn was Hollywood’s “angry little elf” but now that LaBeouf mentions it, he totally is.

Mrs. Carter: ‘A modern-day feminist’
Beyonce has heard what her critics have to say — particularly about her decision to name her new tour the Mrs. Carter Show — and she’s just going to ignore them. “I guess I am a modern-day feminist,” she muses to British Vogue. “Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman, and I love being a woman.” As for taking husband Jay-Z’s last name for her tour? “I feel like Mrs. Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been,” she says. “It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, ‘OK, this is what you were born to do. The purpose of my body became completely different.”

Beckham’s desire as a father
Despite being possibly the most famous man in the world, David Beckham is desperate for his four kids to have a normal a life as possible — even though that can be pretty tricky sometimes. “My eldest now is at the age where he wants to do things and go to places, and we have to hold him back,” Beckham tells CNN World Sport about 14-year-old Brooklyn. “You have to explain to him that there are certain things he can’t do. But to be honest, we let our children do 99 percent of the things they want to do because we want them to lead a normal life.

Bynes keeps getting crazier
If Amanda Bynes couldn’t get any crazier, she now claims there’s a redheaded woman running around New York pretending to be her. “My hair is blonde. I’ve never been a redhead! Somebody keeps posing as me! Check my photos and Twitter for up-to-date pictures,” Bynes posted to her Twitter account Tuesday night. “I don’t own those clothes and I’m blonde.” If it’s an imposter, she’s put a lot of work into it. Not only does the woman in the photos look exactly like Bynes, but she has the same cheek piercings and the manicure Bynes has been sporting recently. To add to the confusion, Bynes quickly deleted the tweets insisting she’s being impersonated.

Brown calls Bieber ‘wack,’ mentions ‘little black boys’
Chris Brown feels Justin Bieber’s pain. When asked during an interview with radio station Power 105.1 how he copes with paparazzi attention, Brown says, “It’s sort of like what Justin Bieber’s going though right now. With him, it’s just a cause of how I feel. Being young, having a limitless amount of income, whatever you want to do as a young guy, and then at the same time you don’t have nobody that’s going to say, ‘Hey bro, you look wack right now.’” Brown is particularly worried Bieber’s friends — like rapper Lil Twist — will get an undue amount of blame for any of the Canadian pop star’s troubles. “I just feel like they’re going to target the little black boys around him and say, ‘Hey, so this is why he’s doing it,’” Brown says.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on…

National

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all…

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance…

International

North Korean leader's money manager defects in Russia:…

A senior North Korean banking official who managed money for leader Kim Jong Un has defected in Russia and was seeking asylum in a third country, a South Korean newspaper…

Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 29,…

The Department of Transportation and NYPD said there may be residual delays near all of the street closures on August 29, 31 and 31. Several streets and avenues will be…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

Movies

Criterion's new Jacques Demy box mixes the light…

Jacques Demy, the most effervescent of French New Wave filmmakers, gets a Criterion box all to himself, with classics like "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."

Entertainment

Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, rushed to New York…

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday after she reportedly…

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

4 healthy ingredient swaps to make your meals…

When it comes to eating well, everyone knows they could be doing better. But cooking in an apartment on a busy schedule is a recipe…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…