What the gossip mags say
Evidence is mounting that former Kardashian beau Bruce Jenner has started on a journey to become a woman.
The 64-year-old Montreal Olympic decathlon gold medallist, who has split from Kardashian matriarch Kris, was seen leaving The Beverley Hills Surgical Center with a bandage over his throat.
He was believed to have had a laryngeal shave, where surgeons remove much of the Adam's apple, Woman's Day reported.
The procedure was widely known as one of the first steps in gender reassignment, although Jenner denied he wanted to be a woman. Instead, he said: "I just never liked my trachea."
But Jenner's once-muscular chest had gone and in its place was what appeared to be breasts. He wore his hair in a long bob and his nails were beautifully manicured.
Also denying the speculation of an over-heated media is actor Julia Roberts.
Already a mum of three, the 46-year-old could be pregnant again, according to New Idea.
Roberts kept denying the rumours, but did nothing to dispel speculation at the Screen Actors Guild when she wore a body-hugging jumpsuit that appeared to show a bump in the baby spot.
It would not be a surprise if Roberts was trying to protect herself from gossip and divert attention, an insider said.
"Also at her age there's obviously a far higher risk of miscarriage, so she'd want to be at least five months along before announcing anything.
"There's definitely a buzz that she's expecting because there's a noticeable bump on her tummy and she's laying off the alcohol at awards parties.
"Plus, there's no doubt she has this glow to her right now."
Someone who undoubtedly was pregnant until very recently is the Queen's granddaughter, Zara Tindall.
Within six hours of giving birth she was back home in the cottage on her mother, Princess Anne's, Gatcombe estate, Woman's Day reported.
Zara, 32, and husband, former England rugby captain Mike Tindall, 35, spent hours just sitting by the cot of baby Mia Grace "watching her sleep with giant smiles on their faces", a royal source said.
Zara, a champion equestrienne, was astonishing.
"Mike says she made labour look easy and it's probably because she's so fit. She was determined to get home straight away and didn't want to be lying around in hospital. She checked out at the earliest moment."
While the Queen has had cause to celebrate with the arrival of her fourth great-grandchild, there are also clouds on the horizon for the 87-year-old monarch.
Her decision to hand over some of her duties to Prince Charles was partly due to her age, but also because she wanted to spend more time with her ailing husband, Prince Philip, New Zealand Woman's Weekly said.
Prince Philip, 92, was recently seriously unwell and the Queen realised her days with the man she called her "rock" were numbered.
She was deeply worried about him and determined to enjoy his company as much as possible.
"This is one of the greatest love stories in the history of the British monarchy," royal biographer Robert Hardman said.
"Today they remain as inseparable as they were on that bleak November day in 1947 when they married."
As for singer Lorde, who is the toast of the worldwide music business with her role at the Grammy awards, Woman's Day could not resist another opportunity to show her wearing a bikini.
The 17-year-old - real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor - was pictured splashing about on the Awhitu Peninsula, near Auckland, with boyfriend James Lowe.
"The couple seemed really smitten," an onlooker said.
"They were with Lorde's family, but we saw them sneak off for some quality time alone."