Lil’ Kim is expecting
Lil’ Kim is pregnant with her first child.
The rapper-actress’ publicist, C.J. Carter, confirmed the news Thursday, a day after pictures of Kim’s baby bump began to circulate via social media following her appearance at New York Fashion Week.
The 39-year-old “Lady Marmalade” singer’s assistant, Noel Perez, says Kim is about five months along and due in May. No other details were available.
Lil’ Kim, whose real name is Kim Jones, debuted her baby bump at The Blonds fashion show.
Ready for Shakespeare
John Lithgow, Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater are all returning to Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre this summer for another round of Shakespeare in the Park.
The Public Theater said Thursday that Rabe and Linklater will tackle “Much Ado About Nothing” from June 3 to July 6 under the direction of Jack O’Brien, while Lithgow will play the addled monarch in “King Lear” from July 22 to Aug. 17 with Daniel Sullivan directing.
Lithgow (“3rd Rock From the Sun”) last performed at the Delacorte Theater as Laertes in “Hamlet” in 1975. Linklater (“The Crazy Ones”) most recently performed there in “The Comedy of Errors” last summer, while Rabe (“American Horror Story”) was in the 2012 production of “As You Like It.”
Oscar Concert is a first
After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide.
The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards that celebrates the year’s nominated music. The Feb. 27 concert in UCLA’s Royce Hall will feature all five original scores performed by an 80-piece orchestra conducted by each nominated composer, plus performances of the four original songs up for Oscars this year.
Lining up for LaBeouf
Despite the paper bag covering his noggin declaring “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE,” Shia LaBeouf can still draw a crowd.
A line of more than 200 curious individuals seeking a few minutes of face time – Or should that be bag time? – with the masked 27-year-old actor snaked along the sidewalk of a busy Los Angeles street, around the block and down an alleyway Wednesday afternoon. A silent LaBeouf is brazenly on display this week for a performance-art piece titled “#IAMSORRY.”
“I read he’s only doing it a few days, and I just wanted to be part of it,” said Amanda Sutton, a 25-year-old graphic designer, as she waited outside the Cohen Gallery on trendy Beverly Boulevard for her staring contest with LaBeouf. “I don’t know what’s going to happen, other than what I read on Twitter. ... I just want it to be spontaneous.”
Seated at a small table, wearing a disheveled tuxedo and the rumpled paper bag with eye holes cut out and the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” scrawled in black ink across it, LaBeouf began his seven-day stint Tuesday.
“Shia LaBeouf is sorry,” read a press release circulated about the event. “Sincerely sorry.”