Quick hits: Beyonce not pregnant; Russell Crowe’s ‘Robin Hood’ to open Cannes; Simon Cowell judged a success


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Beyonce is not pregnant; she and Jay-Z are not expecting a baby. Rule of thumb: If a source that’s not rock solid says it has a source that’s rock solid, well -- you do the math. (Unrelated, fans may wish to check out the Key of Awesome parody -- episode 17 -- of Beyonce’s ‘Telephone’ video with Lady Gaga.) Gossip Cop

The Cannes Film Festival will open this year with the new ‘Robin Hood’ flick starring Ministry favorite (OK, my favorite) Russell Crowe. Currently, blogger (self) is considering selling one or more organs to fund trip to Cannes (joke). No, blogger hasn’t seen ‘Repo Men’ yet (truth). 24 Frames


Simon Cowell will be ‘honoured’ -- hey, we heard via the BBC -- with an International Emmy Founders Award this November for building an international empire and changing the face of TV. We are guessing the fix was in -- seriously, who hasn’t built an international empire and changed the face of TV these days?

~~ crickets ~~

OK, maybe the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has a point.


-- Christie D’Zurilla

Photos, from left: Simon Cowell at a March 2008 party in Beverly Hills; Russell Crowe at a rugby match on Feb. 27 in Sydney, Australia; Beyonce at a groundbreaking ceremony in New York on March 11. Credits, from left: Phil McCarten / Associated Press; Mark Kolbe / Getty Images; Jemal Countess / Getty Images

Related dispatches from the Ministry of Gossip:

Russell Crowe. Ridley Scott. The new ‘Robin Hood’ trailer. The Ministry can die happy. [video]


Kara DioGuardi on Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest: ‘Big brother, little brother’

Mezhgan Hussainy captures Simon Cowell’s heart

Lady Gaga, Beyonce world premiere their ‘Telephone’ video

No MTV ban on Beyonce’s and Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’

Jay-Z, Beyonce get a White House visit with President Obama

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