Rumor Patrol: Babies And Engagements Over Christmas

December 28th, 2012 6:07pm EST

Shakira You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

It was a wild Christmas break for entertainment news. It seemed like every other celebrity was either getting engaged, had a wedding, gave birth, or announced a pregnancy. Here's what actually happened!

Shakira Gives Birth: Congratulations all around for Shakira and boyfriend Gerard Pique are in order after Pique announced online that she gave birth to healthy baby boy.

Verdict: False! This was actually a prank by Pique (we hope he had Shakira's blessing) for Day of the Innocents, which is basically the Spanish and Mexican version of April Fool's Day here in the States. The dead giveaway was his announcement that his boy's name was "Innocence." Shakira is due sometime in January.

Jessica Simpson Pregnant: This one has been a rumor for a while - and just like last time, it was pretty easy to figure out what was really going on before Simpson sold the story to a magazine.

Verdict: Pregnant. Simpson confirmed the pregnancy on Twitter on Christmas Day.

Engagements: It's popular to pop the question this time of year, and a few celebrities appeared to be on their way to a wedding in the near future. Brandy is engaged to exec Ryan Press and Janet Jackson could be enjoying holy matrimony with a billionaire!

Verdict: Mixed. Brandy has confirmed she is indeed engaged, but Janet's engagement hasn't been confirmed. As of now, all we have is an Us Weekly story using a few sources. We'll be keeping an eye on that one.

Kim Kardashian Pregnant: Following Kate Middleton's multiple trips to the hospital for morning sickness, it appears Kim Kardashian could be coming down with the same troubles - which would mean a baby for her and Kanye West! Media TakeOut claims Kim was hospitalized for acute morning sickness and that she's expecting.

Verdict: False. Sorry true believers, Kim just had the flu. There isn't even a confirmation she was admitted to the hospital.

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Photo Credits: PR Photos,, Janet Jackson via twitpic

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