September 19, 2011 12:00 PM

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Beyoncé Knowles & JAY-Z

LOTS TO CELEBRATE!

What a week! First Beyonce confirmed on Aug. 28 that she and her husband, Jay-Z, 41, are expecting their first child after three years of marriage. On Sept. 4 the couple marked Beyonce’s 30th birthday during a vacation in Venice, Italy, relaxing aboard a luxury yacht with close friend Gwyneth Paltrow (in town for the Venice Film Festival-see page 88) and dining at one of the city’s nicest restaurants. Says former bandmate Kelly Rowland: “Beyonce’s happy and Jay is happy. That’s all that counts.”

CELEBRITY HOMES STARS ON THE MOVE

CHECK OUT THE HOUSES THAT HAVE BEEN KEPT IN THE SHOWBIZ FAMILY!

SOLD 2007: Kelsey Grammer told the New York Post, “We’re thrilled that Salma [Hayek] bought” it.

SOLD 2011: Olivia Wilde, who bought Joe Jonas‘s house, told Ryan Seacrest the brothers “left these cardboard cutouts of themselves in the garage!”

ON THE MARKET SEPT. 2011: Reese Witherspoon was seen in Malibu recently checking out Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s 4,088-sq.-ft. home.

SOLD 2004: Adam Sandler was at Goldie Hawn’s house for a New Year’s Eve party when his wife said she’d like to buy it-and they did.

SOLD 2006: Gwen Stefani paid more than $15 million for J.Lo’s former property, according to the Wall Street Journal.

HEART MONITOR

Taking the pulse of celebrity love lives

NEW COUPLE?

RYAN GOSLING & EVA MENDES

On Sept. 3, Gosling, 30, and Mendes, 37, enjoyed a hand-holding date at Disney’s California Adventure Park. “They looked relaxed and seemed to be having a fun time together,” says an onlooker. The Place Beyond the Pines costars ate cotton candy and popcorn before hopping on Ariel’s Undersea Adventure ride.

MOVING IN!

DREW BARRYMORE & WILL KOPELMAN

Since they began dating early this year, Barrymore, 36, and Kopelman, 34, have become “serious,” says a source. The duo has recently set up house. “They’re happy together.”

JUST FRIENDS!

JAKE GYLLENHAAL & RASHIDA JONES & ANNA KENDRICK

Reports have linked the actor, 30, and the Parks and Recreation star, 35, but, says a source: “They’re good friends and nothing more.” As for Kendrick, 26: “They’re shooting End of Watch. That’s it.”

EVERY COUNTRY HAS ITS BRAD PITT

AMERICA HAS THE REAL THING, BUT OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE THEIR OWN VERSION!

DUNCAN JAMES of ENGLAND

The singer has said that one of the best compliments he’s ever received was when a newspaper printed a photo noting their striking similarities.

ARIS KONTOS of GREECE

The actor-model says that he often gets mistaken for Pitt. “People have grabbed me in the street,” he told Canada’s National Post. “I’ve had to hide.”

MACIEJ ZAKOSCIELNY of POLAND

This actor, hailed by blogs as Poland’s Brad Pitt, is best known for his role on the popular Polish TV series Days of Honor.

WILLIAM LEVY of CUBA

Although he emigrated to Miami years ago, he’s still dubbed the Latin Brad Pitt and appeared in the video for J.Lo’s “I’m into You.”

ICHIKAWA EBIZO of JAPAN

Like Pitt, Ebizo is more than just a handsome face. Often referred to as Japan’s Brad Pitt, he is one of his country’s foremost Kabuki actors.

STAR-STUDDED U.S. OPEN

Hollywood’s A-list gathered at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium to cheer on their favorite tennis aces (Brooklyn Decker for husband Andy Roddick!). Missing out was former champ Venus Williams, 31; she abruptly withdrew from the Open after one match, revealing she suffers from the autoimmune disorder Sjogren’s syndrome. “She’s doing better,” her younger sister Serena Williams, 29, tells Scoop.

Andy Roddick

BROOKLYN DECKER

ALEC BALDWIN & GIRLFRIEND HILARIA THOMAS

ALEXANDER SKARSGARD

Rafael Nadal

Serena Williams

BLAKE LIVELY

VANESSA HUDGENS

JASON SUDEIKIS

ADRIAN GRENIER

Novak Djokovic

PETRA & TAMARA ECCLESTONE

SWEET RIDES!

THE BRITISH SISTERS SHOW OFF THEIR HOT WHEELS

The daughters of Formula 1 racing mogul Bernie Ecclestone have a penchant for pricey cars too. When bag designer Petra, 22, arrived in L.A. Sept. 1 following her wedding in Italy to businessman James Stunt last month, she found a white Rolls-Royce Ghost (base price: $245,000) waiting outside her hotel, a wedding gift from her mother, former Armani model Slavica. In August, London-based TV host Tamara, 27, was given a Ferrari 599 GTO (base price: $450,000), by her stockbroker boyfriend Omar Khyami.

PETRA’S ROLLS-ROYCE

TAMARA’S FERRARI

BEST DRESS

Kate Middleton‘s wedding gown went on display at Buckingham Palace July 23 and has already drawn more than 350,000 visitors. It’s shown alongside the diamond tiara that Queen Elizabeth loaned Kate for the April 29 ceremony. Also on view is a replica of her and Prince William‘s wedding cake. A Royal Collection spokesman said 2011 “looks to be a record year” for visits to the palace. When the exhibit closes Oct. 3, some 500,000 people are expected to have been through.

EXTRA SCOOPS

BABY BLISS

Victoria and David Beckham took 7-week-old baby Harper Seven out for her first shopping trip to swanky children’s store Bonpoint.

OSCAR BOUND?

Eddie Murphy could be headlining the Oscars next year; he’s said to be producer Brett Ratner’s top choice to host the next awards show.

BUMPED

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong was asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight because of his “sagging pants.”

COUNTRY ESCAPE

New parents Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied were spotted in Manchester, Vt.

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