Us Weekly's web site reports that Britney Spears is pregnant with her second child and is expected to give birth later this year. The report has not been confirmed or denied by Spears' representatives. She and husband Kevin Federline's first child, Sean Preston, was born last September. Federline also has two young children with his former girlfriend, actress Shar Jackson. Britney is due to make a return to her music career with a new album, which is expected to be out in November. The album's upcoming single, "For My Sister," is dedicated to Britney's younger sister Jamie Lynn.
34-year-old rapper Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Broadus) was arrested by police in London following an altercation at Heathrow Airport. According to reports, Snoop and his entourage tried to gain access to a first-class lounge at the airport while waiting to board a flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. When they were denied access, the group became abusive toward airport employees. Seven police officers that responded to the situation received minor injuries. Snoop Dogg and five others were charged with violent disorder.
On May 3, Country superstar Reba McEntire will begin the first of 28 shows at the Las Vegas Hilton. In December of 2005, she signed a multi-week engagement with the Hilton, which also has a long-term contract with Barry Manilow. Reba's "Key to the Heart" concerts will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Dates are currently scheduled through August.
A Broadway revival of one of the longest running musicals is in the works. The original run of A Chorus Line set a record for 6,137 performances and won nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. The only two musicals that ran longer were Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. The revival of A Chorus Line will star Charlotte d'Amboise and Michael Berresse. Many actors in the cast will be making their Broadway debuts. "A Chorus Line" is scheduled to open at the Schoenfeld Theater on October 5, 2006.
NEW ALBUM RELEASES MAY 2
Pearl Jam's self-titled CD on J Records; "A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart" by Carnie Wilson on Big3 Records; "Lifesong" by Casting Crowns on Reunion Records; Clear Static's self-titled debut on Maverick Records; "Betcha Can't Do It Like Me" by D4L and "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland" by Jewel on Atlantic Records; "About Face" by David Gilmour on Sony Records; "Distractions" and "Nothing Serious" by Roy Hargrove on Verve Records; "The Woman I Am: Definitive Collection" by Helen Reddy on Capitol Records; "Blood Money" by Mobb Deep on Interscope Records; "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" by Phil Vassar on Arista Nashville Records; and Rockie Lynne's self-titled collection on Universal South Records.