Grapevine: Newest baby-royal by Monday?

Michael H. Hodges
The Detroit News

Baby drop by Monday?

The world’s newest baby royal could be here by Monday, according to one of Britain’s biggest bookmakers. The second child of Prince William, 32, and Duchess Kate, 33, “could happen any minute now,” a spokesman for the William Hill betting agency told People magazine. You can be sure that when the happy news does occur, you’ll hear about it immediately.

Nicki in the buff?

More nastiness on twitter — someone claiming to be Nicki Minaj’s former squeeze is posting naked pictures alleged to be of the “Bang Bang” crooner. But Safaree Samuels, who was involved with Minaj, 32, until last year and co-produced her album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” insists he’s not the villain, according to Page Six. The naughty tweets started appearing after Minaj put up a picture of what appeared to be an engagement ring on Instagram on Wednesday. Tweets have insulted Minaj and her current boyfriend, Meek Mill.

Gwyneth fails challenge

“Contagion” star Gyneth Paltrow, 42, accepted celebrity chef Mario Batali’s challenge to try to live on what an ordinary recipient of food stamps gets (#FoodBankNYCChallenge) — about $29 a day. She didn’t last very long. “As I suspected, we only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice),” Paltrow wrote on her blog, GOOP. “My perspective has been forever altered by how difficult it was to eat wholesome, nutritious food on that budget, even for just a few days — a challenge that 47 million Americans face every day.”

Bite your tongue!

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, 28, has probably learned a useful lesson about holding her tongue. The blond beauty was the inadvertent star of a video that went viral Thursday in which she shellacked an employee at a towing company who’d had the nerve to haul her car away earlier in the month. reports the highly paid broadcaster insulted the employee’s weight, teeth and education. “I’m on television and you're in a f---ing trailer, honey,” she said, demonstrating just how classy she can be. ESPN suspended her for a week.

Today’s birthdays

Christian Collins , 19

Kourtney Kardashian , 36

David Tennant , 44

Conan O’Brien , 52