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And the newest star joining the mommy-to-be club … Jessica Alba, 26, is pregnant with boyfriend Cash Warren’s child, Scoop has exclusively learned. “I can confirm that Jessica and Cash are expecting a baby in late spring/early summer,” Alba’s rep said Dec. 11. Alba began dating Warren, 30, in the fall of 2004, after they met on the set of Fantastic Four (Warren was a director’s assistant). Alba has been spotted around L.A. in recent days looking lovey-dovey with Warren: On Dec. 9, they attended an L.A. Lakers game, where they kissed and caressed each other’s backs. And the previous day, the couple were holding hands after shopping for mattresses. Alba, though, seems primed for motherhood. In 2005, she told PEOPLE, “I’ve always been quite a caretaker. I’m the oldest of 15 cousins and I’ve been changing diapers since I was 5 years old.”
Inside Owen & Woody’s …
On Dec. 4, Owen Wilson and longtime bud Woody Harrelson boarded a flight to Lima, Peru, for a most unexpected getaway. The duo flew there to visit Casa de Milagros children’s home near Cusco, a charity for which Harrelson has been a longtime supporter. “Owen was so excited to see the work Woody was doing with the orphanage,” a source tells Scoop. The duo slept in inexpensive hotels and swam in ditches. But after three days, the stars, under siege by paparazzi, escaped to Miami. Once there, the duo made the rounds at a slew of see-and-be-seen haunts. At The Florida Room, says an onlooker, “they sat at their table and were entertained by women coming by—Owen was smiling, playing it cool.” A friend of Wilson’s says he’s bounced back from his alleged attempted suicide: “He’s his old self. He’s doing amazing.”
PARIS SPENDS $20,000
IN 30 MINUTES!
Flaunting her shopping chops, Paris Hilton spent $20,000 on nearly 70 items in just 30 minutes at Miami Beach’s Atrium boutique on Dec. 8. Marveled a source: “She didn’t even try anything on!”
$729 Hanii Y jacket with knit sleeves
$833 3 Ted Rossi crystal cuffs
$222 Kritik hoodie and shorts set
$1,485 3 Catherine Malandrino dresses
$165 Lola’s Apero hat, made of sisal
MOVE OVER CAMERON & RICKI …
JOHN’S GIRL IS MINKA!
Yep, John Mayer gets around, but the singer, 30, and Friday Night Lights actress Minka Kelly, 27, remain a hot-and-heavy item—despite a week that saw him linked to both Cameron Diaz and Ricki Lake. He and Diaz, who dated briefly last summer, were spotted together at N.Y.C.’s Bowery Hotel lobby bar Nov. 30. Days later, on Dec. 4, the singer exchanged pleasantries with Lake at a New York party and, according to a newspaper report, later sent her text messages. But, as if to set the record straight, it was Kelly who attended Mayer’s charity concert at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre on Dec. 8. After the show the duo snuggled and kissed at the afterparty at hot spot Parc. Says a friend: “John’s really into her. He’s off now through the holidays. He and Minka want to spend a lot of time together and just hang out and relax.”
DISHES ABOUT …
“I have [mouthwash] in my glove compartment,” says Seacrest (his TV spot for Crest + Scope whitening products airs this month). “I don’t do interviews with gum!”
“I’m looking forward to seeing Dick Clark,” says the cohost of New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008. “He’ll be there with his wife—as always!”
“I don’t [date] … But this time of year you really want to be with somebody.”
Mary-Louise & Jeffrey
At the P.S. I Love You L.A. premiere Dec. 9, the film’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 41, and his ex, Weeds’ Mary-Louise Parker, 43, arrived on the red carpet—with their arms wrapped around each other! Hmmm … Their reps had no comment.
BRITNEY’S WEEK IN REVIEW
Paparazzi? Puppies? A pink wig and a pilfered cigarette lighter? It’s all in a week’s work for Ms. Britney Jean Spears
Spends day with her sons before house hunting in Brentwood with Realtor Robert Edie.
More house hunting, then dons a pink wig while she and Edie have drinks at the Four Seasons.
Walks out of store without paying for lighter. “I’m bad,” she sarcastically tells onlookers.
Stays in her hotel room all day, except for a short drive around town with her puppy.
Gets lost in Beverly Hills, then drives around town without her headlights on.
ARE THE CELEBS WAX OR REAL?
These celebrities were spotted on the red carpet—or were they? See if you can tell the Madame Tussauds wax museum stars from the real ones
LISA MARIE AND PRISCILLA PRESLEY
Depp and Kidman are wax, the others are real.
ROCKERS DESIGN HOTEL SUITE
The newly opened, 12-story Hard Rock Hotel San Diego features one very rockin’ suite designed by the Black Eyed Peas. Signed memorabilia adorn the sleek walls of the chic 6th-floor suite, featuring must-haves like a green-room-inspired refreshment center stocked with all the Peas’ favorites. Fergie sure seems stoked to return: “It’s a great party spot,” she tells Scoop.
Prince William & Kate Middleton
THEIR SKATE DATE!
Hopeless romantic Prince William, 25, brought girlfriend Kate Middleton, 25, to London’s posh Somerset House on Dec. 6 for an evening of hand-in-hand ice skating. “They giggled and laughed and held hands as they skated,” an ice-rink employee tells Scoop. “They looked like an ordinary, loving couple trying not to make idiots out of themselves.” The staffer adds that a skating marshal even taught Prince William how to skate backwards. Buckingham Palace has not commented on widespread speculation that the couple, who reunited in June after briefly splitting, are planning to get engaged.
MATT HONORS KNIEVEL
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY paid tribute to his hero EVEL KNIEVEL at the stunt cyclist’s Dec. 10 funeral in Butte, Mont. “I asked him what it was that ticks inside of him, and he said, ‘I’ve got to find a way every day to sweat in my boots,'” McConaughey, the host of a History Channel documentary on Knievel, told mourners. “This was a man looking to live, and he did.”
Jordin Sparks shot to fame last May when she became the youngest American Idol winner. But the songstress, who turns 18 on Dec. 22, tells PEOPLE’s Rennie Dyball that her newfound stardom isn’t helping her dating life.
You’re in the big leagues now. Nervous at all?
I’m nervous about the fact—and no offense to the guys!—that the previous Idol women have been phenomenal. They’ve set the bar so high, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to make people proud.
The first single is “Tattoo.” Have any?
I don’t. I want to get “P.J.,” my brother’s name. I’ll get it right behind my ear. I like tattoos hidden.
Do you have a boyfriend?
No, I’m too busy! But if somebody came along, that would be cool…. I’ve never really gone on a date before.
Really? Do you think your dad [former NFL star Phillippi Sparks] would intimidate boyfriends?
Oh my gosh, for sure. I think that’s another reason why I never dated before, because my dad was like, “I’ll kill ’em!” He’s very, very protective.
Do you have any celeb crushes?
I used to have a crush on Hanson. And I love Brad Pitt. It got around to him that I thought he was really cute, because I went home and there was a signed picture of him. I flipped out!