Today in celebrity gossip: People really want pictures of Kimye's upcoming baby, Justin Bieber deals with the post-weed world, and a football player does something he shouldn't.
Musician Kanye West and noted CSI: New York guest star Kim Kardashian are, of course, expecting a child, which means that magazines and photo agencies are desperately bidding to grab exclusive rights to the baby's first public photo. Yeah, that's what people do now, people like Pitt & Jolie, Lopez & Anthony, and of course your parents to that mysterious old crone who showed up at the hospital on the day you were born. (Nothing to worry about there, I'm sure.) But so far, Kim and Kanye have not accepted an offer, even though the bidding has reportedly reached $3 million. That's a lotta scratch! Sure Brand and Angelina got paid a lot more than that, but one would think that they're much bigger international stars than Kanye and Kim are. Still, Kimye wants to hold out, and hold out they will. No word yet on whether they'll ultimately donate the money to charity, like others do, but it would be pretty unseemly if they didn't. I suppose they could just send some over to the have-nots and quietly pocket the rest themselves, but neither of them have ever seemed like greedy or self-involved people, so we really have no reason to think they'd do that. No, I'm sure they're holding out for more money so they can ultimately hand more over to charity, something maybe in the $7 million range. And who can blame them, or, really, anyone for paying that sum. This will be a most glorious child, big of ego and rump, born with a photo-posing expression on its face, immediately possessed of a strange and popular Twitter account. If you had millions of dollars, you'd pay a lot to get first dibs on a photo of that baby too. But you don't have millions of dollars. All you have is some old lady knocking on your door saying she's "come to collect." You should go see what she wants. I'm sure it's nothing. [TMZ]
Speaking of babies, it seems that there was quite literally trouble in paradise over the weekend. Teen heartthrob Harry Styles (One Direction) and twentysomething pop queen Taylor Swift went to the British Virgin Islands last week but the trip was cut short when the couple got in a fight on Friday and Taylor flew home in a huff. The argument didn't seem to faze Styles, though, as the lad was later photographed hanging out in Richard Branson's hottub on the mogul's nearby mystical island. Some sort of source says, "He returned to Virgin Gorda in the early morning hours looking like he had a raucous night." Aha. For her part, Swift tweeted something sad and cryptic on Saturday ("...'til you put me down.") but hasn't said anything else. So, is the young couple done for good? Hard to say in this wild world. All we do know is that Richard Branson's mysterious island is a weird place where many weird things have happened. [Business Insider (bizarrely)]