Grapevine: Royal Baby redux

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Another Royal Baby is on the way. Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their second child, according to an official announcement Monday morning. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child,” the very regal statement read. “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.” Middleton is believed to be fewer than three months pregnant, reported Monday. Prince William and Middleton, both 32, are parents to son George, who was born in July 2013.

Rexroth returns

Dave Rexroth, chief meterologist for WXYZ-TV, returned to the station’s airwaves Monday on its new 4 p.m. “The Now Detroit” telecast (and live stream). Rexroth underwent two surgeries after a July 4 fireworks accident in Iowa cost him his left eye, and has a new prosthetic eye. Wearing new glasses, Rexroth said to viewers: “Your support has been absolutely wonderful. People actually still write letters and cards! And the support on social media was great ... It’s the same old me, but I’ve got my sexy specs on, Glenda,” he kidded co-anchor Glenda Lewis. Then it was on to the weather report.

Harris wed in Italy

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were married over the weekend in Italy, Harris tweeted on Monday. “We put the ‘n’ and ‘d’ in husband,” Harris wrote. The pair had been dating for 10 years and are parents to 3-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper. Harris, 41, recently won a Tony Award for his role in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and will next be seen in DavidFincher’s “Gone Girl.” Burtka, 39, recently starred in “Gypsy” and is also a chef.

Corden to replace Ferguson

British actor James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson as host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS next year, part of a complete overhaul of the network’s late-night talk show lineup put in motion by the impending retirement of David Letterman. The network announced Monday that it had picked Corden, who won a Tony Award in 2012 for his role in the play “One Man, Two Guvnors” and appears in the movie “Begin Again” with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. Corden is also in the upcoming film “Into the Woods” with Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. He hosts a sports-oriented game show in Britain, and also acts in and writes the BBC series “The Wrong Mans.”

Associated Press and Susan Whitall contributed to this report.

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