Shakira is pregnant; Kelsey Grammer walks off ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ set

A morning mix of entertainment headlines...


Shakira and Gerard Pique: expecting. (© Ronen Zvulun / Reuters/REUTERS)

Shakira is pregnant. The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer announced Wednesday on her Web site that she and soccer player boyfriend Gerard Pique are expecting their first child together and are therefore postponing “all the promotional activities planned over the next few days,” including Shakira’s performance this weekend at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. It’s been a big week for Shakira, who also was named one of the replacement hosts for “The Voice.” (Associated Press)

Piers Morgan said that Kelsey Grammer was supposed to do an interview on his show, “Piers Morgan Tonight,” on Wednesday but left the building unexpectedly after seeing a photo of Camille Grammer in the pre-interview montage. However, Grammer’s spokesman, Stan Rosenfeld, tells the Hollywood Reporter that Morgan “needs to take responsibility for what he did to Kelsey. It’s called accountability.” Morgan has tweeted extensively about the incident (see two examples below). (Hollywood Reporter)

So, Kelsey Grammer saw a photo of his ex wife Camille in the open to our show and legged it. Extraordinary. Never had this happen before.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 20, 2012

I like Kelsey Grammer personally, but this was a shockingly unprofessional thing to do. I wasn’t even going to mention his ex-wife!

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 20, 2012

Amanda Bynes finally speaks! In a telephone interview with People magazine, she said she is “not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don’t drink, and I don’t drink and drive. It is all false.” She also said she has retired from acting (again, for real this time) and plans to move to New York to launch a fashion line. (People)

Today is the day that GMA host Robin Roberts gets her bone marrow transplant. (People)

Us Weekly wants us all to know that the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has been hard on Suri Cruise. Well, of course it has. (Us)

Melissa McCarthy is apparently being wooed for a cameo appearance in “The Hangover Part III.” (Vulture)

Because I could not resist posting this, here are 10 things you probably did not know about E.T. (Buzzfeed)

Celebritology Live at 2 p.m.: Join today’s live discussion, which will undoubtedly cover Bynes vs. Lohan, Sunday’s Emmy Awards, Robsten, “The Master” and who knows what else.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.
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