US Weekly Cover

The cover story from the new issue of Us Weekly has all of the details on Channing Tatum’s and Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s baby news! Yes, Hollywood’s sexiest husband-and-wife team are capping off an amazing year by sharing their happy news with Us. “Channing’s going to be the best dad,” Dewan-Tatum, 32, gushes to Us. “Channing is so excited for the baby,” says a friend of the couple. “He’s been wanting this a long time. They are over the moon about becoming parents.” Sports nut Tatum “will be happy no matter what the baby is,” says a friend. “But he’d love to have a little boy to throw the ball around with.” Boy or girl, when the new little one arrives, Dewan- Tatum told Us in September, the child will no doubt share Mom and Dad’s moves: “It’s going to come out dancing!”

Also included below are this week’s Hot Stuff items which include the scoop on the Queen inviting Kate Middleton’s parents to the Royal Christmas gathering, Rita Ora’s secret fling with Jonah Hill while dating Rob Kardashian, Melissa Gorga’s new book deal, and Christina Aguilera’s surprise birthday bash.


DUCHESS KATE: The Queen’s Grand Offer

HRH asks the duchess’ folks to join her family for Christmas

The mother-in-law of all invites! Defying decades of tradition, Queen Elizabeth II has extended an offer to Duchess Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, to take part in the royal family’s annual Christmas gathering at the Sandringham Estate. Although nonroyals have never been included in the celebration — which features black-tie dinners and a pheasant shoot — Her Majesty hopes the invite might encourage the expectant princess to attend, “despite this difficult time,” says a source. The duchess, who is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (an intense form of morning sickness), has been staying at her parents’ Bucklebury home since December 12. Although Kate, 30, felt well enough to present at a London awards show December 16, she won’t finalize her Christmas plans “until the night before or the morning of,” says an aide. “It depends how she feels. And if Catherine doesn’t go, [Prince] William probably won’t either.” Sorry, Granny!

Rita’s Secret Fling!

Rob Kardashian 

One person who isn’t amused by Jonah Hill: Rob Kardashian. A source says Kardashian, 25, dumped Rita Ora, 22, because he learned she had hooked up with the actor! “Rita spent the night with Jonah during a trip to New York,” says a source of Ora, who had been dating Kardashian on and off for nearly a year. “Then Jonah bragged about it to friends, Rob found out and Rita confessed! That was the last straw.” A Twitter tirade followed, in which the reality star sniped that he was “disgusted” with his ex.

MELISSA’S BOOK DEAL: Teresa Is ‘Gonna Flip’

Teresa Giudice

Melissa Gorga’s icy relationship with sister-in-law Teresa Giudice is about to get chillier. Hot Stuff has learned Gorga (wed to Giudice’s brother Joe since 2004) is penning a tome for St. Martin’s Press titled Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage, in which she “reveals what she’s learned as a wife,” says a source. Gorga’s topic will hit her rival where it hurts. “Teresa wants people to think she has a great marriage, but she doesn’t,” says the source, adding Giudice “is gonna flip” when she hears about the book. The Fabulicious! author, 40 — who has denied reports her husband is unfaithful — refuses to even acknowledge Gorga, 33, per the source. At a recent Hurricane Sandy charity event, “they stayed on separate sides of the room.”

Her Surprise B-day Bash

 Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera didn’t pick a winner on The Voice this season — but she chose one in her love life. On December 15, her boyfriend of two years Matt Rutler, 27, surprised her with a 32nd birthday bash. “She went out shopping and came back to a party!” says a source. Twenty pals, including Nicole Richie and fellow TV mentor Blake Shelton, attended the fete, which featured pink balloons and fixins like mac ’n’ cheese. The sweetest part? A Vanilla Bake Shop cake decorated with fishnets and her signature Voice fan. Says the source, “Everyone sang ‘Happy Birthday,’ including Blake!”