Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, gather in the...

Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, gather in the State Rooms of St James’s Palace in central London. (2010) Credit: Getty Images

What will be some of the big entertainment and celebrity-related stories in 2013? You don't need a palm reader to see what we'll have on our hands.


Famous babies

From Hollywood royalty to real-life royalty, celebrated couples who are expecting this year include England's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge; the just-announced Kim Kardashian and Kanye West; Jessica Simpson and her boyfriend Eric Johnson; Channing Tatum and his wife of three years, actress-dancer Jenna Dewan-Tatum; and "Cougar Town" co-star Busy Philipps and her screenwriter husband Marc Silverstein.


Wedding watch

Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie and two-time nominee Brad Pitt, who have been together since 2005 and have six children, may finally be wed: Pitt's spokeswoman, Cynthia Pett-Dante, on April 13 confirmed their engagement after Jolie was photographed wearing a diamond engagement ring: "Yes, it's confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy." However, the representative added, "There's no date set at this time."

Major movies

"The Avengers" assembled record-breaking audiences, so the upcoming "Iron Man 3" (May 3), the Superman reboot "Man of Steel" (June 14) and Hugh Jackman, reprising the title character in the sixth X-Men movie, "The Wolverine" (July 26), could attract superheroic numbers.

In the same adventure-fiction vein, Johnny Depp stars as sidekick Tonto opposite Armie Hammer as "The Lone Ranger" (July 3). There's also the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (Nov. 22) and the much anticipated zombie-novel adaptation, "World War Z" (June 21), starring Brad Pitt -- opening the same day as the Disney/Pixar prequel "Monsters University." Director Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" (March 8) adapts an L. Frank Baum book set before the famed 1939 movie-musical. And Guillermo del Toro offers his take on Japanese-style giant monsters in "Pacific Rim" (July 12)


Lindsay alert

And that ever-reliable newsmaker Lindsay Lohan, originally of Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor, learns on Jan. 15 whether a Los Angeles court will sentence her to up to 245 days in jail now that she's had her probation revoked in her 2011 shoplifting conviction.

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