Beyonce is pregnant with her second child, according to media reports.
Multiple sources confirmed the pregnancy to E! News on Friday after the New York Post went public Monday with sourced rumors of a second pregnancy. The singer had nixed a performance of “The Mrs. Carter Show” in Belgium on Tuesday “as a result of dehydration and exhaustion,” further fueling preggers rumors.
The Post’s story earlier this week came from “music insiders” in the wake of the Met Gala, which saw Beyonce in a custom-made Givenchy number with a high cinched waist and pattern that obscured any details of her abdominal region. Daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born in January 2012.
Music-industry honcho Russell Simmons tweeted “Congratulations Jay-Z & Beyonce …” on Friday, linking to a Global Grind story citing the E! News report.
George Michael OK after car crash
George Michael was treated for minor injuries after he was a passenger in a car crash. A statement released by Michael’s publicist said the singer was in the accident on Thursday night and suffered “superficial cuts and bruises.” The statement said no other vehicle was involved.
The popular singer has had numerous car-related incidents in recent years. Sky News reported that the crash happened on the crowded M1 motorway and that a different man involved in the crash had to be taken by air ambulance to a hospital for treatment of a head injury.
White House hosts concert for King
President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King. She’s the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.
The White House says Obama will present the award to King during a concert Wednesday. The program will include performances by King, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sande, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.
Wednesday’s concert will be the latest in the “In Performance at the White House” series. It will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov , and broadcast nationally by PBS stations on May 28.
The birthday bunch
Actor Bill Macy is 91. Hall of Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 89. Actor Robert Morse is 82. Actor Dwayne Hickman is 79. Bluegrass singer-musician Rodney Dillard (The Dillards) is 71. Rock musician Rick Wakeman (Yes) is 64. Country singer George Strait is 61. Comedian-writer Tina Fey is 43. Rock singer Jack Johnson is 38.