The new issue of Us Weekly, which offers a look inside the Royal couple’s private life and their hopes for a New Year’s pregnancy announcement.

 The US Weekly Cover

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are as eager as the rest of the world to have a little prince or princess on board -- but producing a royal heir requires careful orchestration! "There's a window in place," a royal insider confirms to Us. Another source explains that Kate Middleton, 30, and Prince William, 29, hope to conceive their first child anytime between the last leg of their royal tour in September 2012 and summer 2013. (This summer, the couple will be the de-facto emcees for the Summer Olympics held in London, and will be taking a royal Asia-Pacific tour in September.) Their ideal? A New Year's announcement! Once Middleton hits the three-month mark in her pregnancy, "the pregnancy will be announced," says the insider. "It won't be hidden." Although the plan may sound rigid, it is the couple's choice, the insider says. "They're excited!"" The pregnancy plan also explains why William has not yet announced his long-term career plans with the Royal Air Force. "If they're expecting, it will be full-time London for them," the source says.

Also in a feature where Lauren Manzo of the Real Housewives of New Jersey opens up about having lap band surgery. For years, Lauren, 24, had struggled with her weight, tried several diets and endured cruel comments from anonymous followers on Twitter. She maintained a bubbly exterior, but on the inside, “I hated myself,” says the 5-foot-3 owner of New Jersey makeup store Cafface. “I got up to 185 pounds. I couldn’t look in the mirror.” Lauren had the surgery

September 21, 2011, and lost 20 pounds during the next seven months. In May, she had the band loosened and dropped another 10 pounds by following a strict protein-and-vegetable diet and working out six days a week. She plans to lose 35 more pounds. “Getting the lap band was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life,” she says. “When I first got it, I didn’t want to tell anybody. So many fans related to my struggle, I didn’t want to feel like I was letting them down.” But as for her future goals, “When I hit 120, I’ll decide if I want to go to 115. I’m motivated. Hopefully, by the end of the summer, I’ll be in a bikini. I’ve never worn a bikini in my life!”

Also in this week’s Hot Stuff items which include the scoop on Jake Gyllenhaal and Minka Kelly’s secret hook-ups, Chord Overstreet’s love triangle with Lily Collins and Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s Paris vacation, and Ali Fedotowsky freaking out that ex Roberto Martinez might headline the next season of The Bachelor.


Jake Gyllenhaal

JAKE & MINKA: Their Secret Hookups!

Persistence paid off foe Jake Gyllenhaal— at least for a while. The actor recently had some dates with his crush Minka Kelly, who had turned him down cold when he first asked her out last fall. “Minka wasn’t into Jake when he first pursued her,” says a mutual pal of the actor, 31, and the Friday Night Lights alum, 32. Instead, Kelly spent the winter romancing serial dater Wilmer Valderrama, 32. But when that affair fizzled in late April, says the friend, Kelly “decided to give Jake another chance.” Alas, the spark never quite caught fire, says a second source. “It was never serious, and it’s over now.”

Chord Overstreet

Chord’s Love Triangle

Chord is adored! Glee star Chord Overstreet and Lily Collins, both 23, “have been hooking up for a few weeks,” a source tells Hot Stuff. But one person is hardly happy about it: his ex-girlfriend Emma Roberts, 21. “Emma was once friends with Lily, but now she won’t talk to her,” adds a Roberts source. In fact, the pal says, “Emma thinks Chord is only dating Lily to get back at her!

Jennifer Aniston

JEN & JUSTIN: Paris Vacay!

The lovebirds wander in the City o Light 

Justin Theroux
Christmas in Colorado, a birthday in Hawaii — and now, springtime in Paris! Destination-loving duo Jennifer Aniston, 43, and Justin Theroux, 40, arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport June 10 for an 11- day romantic getaway. “They were hugging and kissing as much as possible,” an onlooker tells Hot Stuff. “Though they had priority to get through customs quickly, they weren’t in a hurry. They looked happy to be starting their visit.” After checking into their five-star hotel, the pair — who have dated for a year — took a leisurely walk through the lush Tuileries Garden, next to the Louvre. Later, Aniston and the Rock of Ages screenwriter stopped by Gabrielle Geppert, a vintage luxury-goods boutique. Says a witness, “It rained at one point, but Justin held up an umbrella.” And Aniston did not let the unseasonably chilly weather stop her from flaunting her toned physique, says an observer: “She was showing off her tanned midriff in a crop top.” Ooh la la!

Ali Fedotowsky

Ali’s Bachelor Panic Attack

Bachelorette gone berserk! A source tells Hot Stuff that Ali Fedotowsky, 27, is “freaking out” that Bachelor producers have been courting her ex-fiancĂ©, Roberto Martinez, 29, to headline the next season. “Roberto has never shared his side of the breakup, and Ali is terrified about what he would say on the show and how she would come off.” Still, the 1st Look host, who split with Martinez last November after dating for 18 months, can rest easy — for now. A source close to Martinez says the San Diego insurance agent may not sign on: “He’s happy being out of the spotlight. But he hasn’t ruled it out 100 percent.”