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Fluff: Royal baby news!

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Prepare yourselves for this exciting announcement regarding the 16th in line to the throne…

1. Another royal baby is on the way!

Zara Phillips and her rugby player husband, Mike Tindall, are expecting their first child.

Phillips is the granddaughter of the Queen and daughter of the Princess Anne and is due to give birth in the new year.

The sporting couple married 2011 and met in Sydney during the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

In a statement Buckingham Palace said: “Mr and Mrs Mike Tindall are very pleased to announce that Zara Tindall is expecting a baby in the new year.

“The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, Mr Phillip and Mrs Linda Tindall, and members of both families are delighted with the news.

“This baby will be the first child for Mike and Zara and the third grandchild for the Princess Royal.”

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron has said the baby announcement is “quite terrific news” revealing: “The prime minister will send his very, very best wishes to the happy couple.”

The baby will be 16th in line to the throne.

gwyneth-paltrow2. Forget wearing “that dress” to the Iron Man premiere – Gwyneth Paltrow says the best decision she’s ever made is… You’ll just have to click here to find out.

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3. Meanwhile while everyone was watching Andy Murray win Wimbledon…

We were watching Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler watching Andy Murray win Wimbledon.

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Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner kicks off her talk show debut next week with the premiere of “Kris,” and there’s been plenty of speculation about whether or not her granddaughter, three-week-old North West will also make her first debut.

US Today Show host, Matt Lauer attempted to get an definitive answer from the cagey ‘Momager.’

“I think you’re just going to have to wait and see and tune in, because I’m not sure exactly what’s going happen,” Jenner said. “I won’t tell you it won’t happen. (I’ll) give you a little something to think about. … You never know who’s going to show up.”

She plans to have rotating celebrity co-stars every day including Ryan Seacrest, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mario Lopez and her daughter Khloe Kardashian.

Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 10.27.10 AM6. Oh dear – has Isla Fisher done a Melissa George? Click here to read what she has to say about her time on Home and Away…

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7. Even George Clooney gets dumped.

It’s official (well, according to People magazine) that George Clooney and Stacy Keibler have split.

According to a friend of the couple it was Keibler who ended the relationship.

“Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that,” a source close to the couple tells People exclusively. “They talked and they quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago.”

The source also says Clooney, 52, and Keibler, 33, will remain on good terms: “They talk every day. They were friends before they started dating and they’ll be friends after. It was a friendly [breakup].”

The pair dated for two years and given Clooney’s bachelor reputation, we can’t say we didn’t see this one coming.

ryan-reynolds8. Seems Ryan Reynolds has babies on the mind – but he’s scared he’s only going to have sons. Click here to read why.

9. Someone builds a creepy giant Mr Darcy model emerging from a lake.

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Sculptors have built and placed a 12-foot statue of Mr. Darcy emerging, dripping wet, from the water in the Serpentine Lake at Hyde Park in London to celebrate a new British TV channel.

The iconic scene from Pride and Prejudice (some would say best played by Colin Firth) won a poll that declared it the most memorable moment in the history of British dramas.

Sounds too good to be true, right… well…

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Not the original but Elliot Cowan … and dare we say it, even better than Firth?

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 10. Cronuts, Crookies and an escalating pastry war.

If you’re a foodie or pastry enthusiast by now you’ve probably heard about Cronuts, the croissant/donut hybrid created by chef, Dominique Ansel that is taking over the world, well okay, taking over one bakery in New York.

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According to those reporting from the Cronut front line, the insanely high demand has meant Ansel has had to place some strict regulations on the fried bakery treat that takes three days to make.

“Lines form outside the bakery on 189 Spring St as early as 2 hours prior to opening (8 a.m. from Mon-Sat and 9 a.m. on Sun). Plus, to ensure that the first customers don’t buy out all the Cronuts, Ansel has placed a limit of two Cronuts per person. The treats sell for a pretty penny — $5 a piece. Still, they’re selling like wildfire.

“According to Fox News, Cronuts are selling for up to $40 a pop on a black market. According to the Huffington Post, one craigslist entrepreneur even posted that he offers “professional line waiters to save you time and get your much deserved cronut,” but for a steep price of $80 a piece. Please, someone, reassure me it’s not worth it.”

But the word on the street is that the bakery war has escalated. Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 11.37.52 AM

And now the Cronut has it’s first formidable opponent in the Crookie.

The Crookie – a croissant with an Oreo cookie – was invented by Clafouti Patisserie & Cafe in Canada after local blog The Grid asked local bakeries to come up with inventive hybrid desserts.

The Grid described the concoction as “Part classy French pastry, part trashy American junk food.”

One thing’s for sure, there’s only one winner in an escalating pastry war… we, the public.

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