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Royal baby due in July, palace says


The former Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her first baby in July, and her health is improving after a bout of severe morning sickness, palace officials said Monday.

The child of the Duchess of Cambridge, as she is formally known, and Prince William will be third in line to the British throne.

The 31-year-old duchess spent several days in the hospital last month being treated for acute morning sickness.

The palace said in a statement that “the duchess’s condition continues to improve.”

The palace would not comment on whether the baby is a boy or a girl.

Bookmaker William Hill released odds on the name of the royal baby, with favorites including George, Victoria and Diana, all at 10-1.

Couple to wed

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are getting married.

A spokeswoman for Wilde confirmed Saturday that the couple is engaged. Joy Fehily released no other details.

The engagement was first reported by

This will be the second wedding for both actors.

Engagement over

Britney Spears announced Friday that she has ended her yearlong engagement, capping a week of changes that included her leaving “The X Factor” and promising fans she was returning her focus to music.

Within hours of confirming her departure from the Fox reality series, Spears also announced that her relationship with talent agent Jason Trawick had ended.

Trawick also resigned his role Friday as a Spears’ co-conservator, with Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz approving his departure from the case.

‘Dark’ lights up

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Zero Dark Thirty,” $24.4 million

2. “A Haunted House,” $18.1 million

3. “Gangster Squad,” $17.1 million

4. “Django Unchained,” $11 million

5. “Les Misérables,” $9.6 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Margaret O’Brien is 76. Actress Andrea Martin is 66. Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 56. Actor Chad Lowe is 45. Actress Regina King is 42. Actor Eddie Cahill is 35. Rapper Pitbull is 32. Musician Skrillex is 25.