Sideshow: Expecting, Kim to be mum?

Nicole Kidman says she and husband Keith Urban "want each other to thrive."
Nicole Kidman says she and husband Keith Urban "want each other to thrive." (JORDAN STRAUSS / Invision)
Posted: January 18, 2013

Ever since she announced her pregnancy, Kim Kardashian has kept herself out of the spotlight. (She has?) "I loved the privacy," Kim tells the Associated Press in a most unprivate chat.

The most overexposed member of history's most overexposed Kabal says she wants to carve out a private maternal space for her bairn. "As ironic as it sounds," says Kim, 32, "you live your life on a reality show but then when you grow up . . . certain things change . . . that make you want to be more private." Kim says her baby's papa, Kanye West, craves to be out of the public eye. (Does his Manhattan-sized ego agree?)

"When you spend time with someone, you learn things from them," says Kim, "so I see what [his] views are in wanting to be private, so that's . . . how we're gonna raise our kid." You can watch Kim be private on Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, which premieres Sunday on E!

Kidman: Independent, content

"My heart is independent," says Nicole Kidman, who tells the Hollywood Reporter she's (happily) alienated from Tinseltown's dream machine. "I don't associate with mainstream films anymore," she says. "They just didn't align with who I am."

She of the alabaster skin and russet mane even disses the star system, saying, "I actually don't even know what a movie star is."

The Paperboy star has found peace away from Hollywood. "It's such an easy lifestyle," she says of life in Nashville with hub Keith Urban. He lets her be herself. "We want each other to thrive . . . and we never interfere in the other's career choices," Kidman, 45, says.

Kidman, who dropped first husband, Scientologist Tom Cruise in 2001, is mellower than mellow lately. She won't judge people for their religious beliefs.

"I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology," she says. "I have two children [with Cruise] who are Scientologists - Connor and Isabella - and I utterly respect their beliefs."

Worldwide Webb

Katherine Webb is the reigning Miss Alabama and the beauteous gf of Alabama footballer AJ McCarron. She was in the stands when Alabama won the semi-factitious BCS national football championship on Jan. 7, and her beauteousness all but caused ESPN anchorman Brent Musburger, 73, to coat his microphone in slobber in his senescent enthusiasm. Instant celebrity! Her bikini'd photo landed on many a page, she's rumored to be doing a Sports Illustrated spread, and her Twitter followership has swollen from 2,000 to 200,000. Now she tweets she's been "chosen to cover the Super Bowl XLVII" for syndicated show Inside Edition in New Orleans. Brent Musburger, starmaker!

- John Timpane

Royal bad boys are the best

It pays to be a bad boy! Kate Middleton's bro-in-law, Prince Harry, 28, has been named Town & Country mag's most eligible bachelor in the world, topping 49 other top dudes, including George Clooney, Taylor Swift survivor Conor Kennedy, Ralph Lauren's son Andrew, and aging lothario Jack Nicholson.

Prince Harry is "the wild-card royal, the naughty one, the one who goes out with rah women, hangs out with a fast crowd, downs too many drinks, and goes home at the wrong moment," the mag says. "That's why we all like him best." ( Rah? It means upper-class snob.)

From 'Housewife' to housewife

The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kandi Burruss is headed for housewife bliss! Her beau, Todd Tucker, who worked on her show's production crew, has asked her to marry him. "I was totally surprised," she tells Us Weekly. The couple live in a new Atlanta mansion with Kandi's 10-year-old daughter, Riley.

Wildlife report: When celebs mate

Anger Management star and recovering one-man sideshow Charlie Sheen (né Carlos Estévez), 47, is going to be a grampa. His oldest daughter, Cassandra Estevez Huffman, 28, whom he created with high school gf Paula Speert, is expecting her first baby with hub Casey, Chas tells David Letterman.

Verily, Sheen has led a fertile life, having produced five other children so far: He has two girls with Denise Richards - Sam, 8, and Lola, 7 - and twin sons Bob and Max, 2, with ex Brooke Mueller.

It's bairn No. 2 for Sir Elton, David

Elton John and life partner David Furnish have had such joy raising their first son, 2-year-old Zachary Jackson Levon, they have acquired a second one.

Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John was born Jan. 11 by the same surrogate who helped them out with Zach, the couple announced on Wednesday.

Renner: Not gay, expecting baby

The Hurt Locker man's man Jeremy Renner is expecting a baby with an unnamed ex-gf, Us Weekly says.   Last week Renner rather testily denied rumors he is gay. "I want my personal life to be personal," he told the Hollywood Reporter.

Gossip petits fours

Kelsey Grammer  won't be running for office anytime soon. "I've thought about it seriously," he tells Cigar Aficionado mag. "But then I'd have to quit acting. . . . I'm not quite finished with that." . . . George Strait, 60, says his two-year tour, which kicks off on Friday, will be his last. . . . Nominations for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards go to NBC's Smash and The New Normal, AMC's Small Town Security, the film Cloud Atlas and Frank Ocean's Channel Orange LP. Awards will be given out at three galas: March 16 in New York, April 20 in Los Angeles, and May 11 in San Francisco.


This article includes information from Inquirer wire services. Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com.

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