Alec Baldwin and his wife are going to have a baby.

The "30 Rock" actor's wife Hilaria Baldwin (formerly Hilaria Thomas) is pregnant, she told Extra on Tuesday.

"We're having a baby!" the New York yoga instructor, 28, exclaimed.

Due this summer, it's the first child for Hilaria, who married 54-year-old Baldwin in June 2012. Baldwin is already a father, to 17-year-old Ireland, his daughter with ex-wife Kim Basinger.

The pregnancy was "a surprise, a wonderful surprise," Hilaria told Extra, saying she took a test without telling her husband.

"There's a scream I heard, which is a scream normally reserved (for) if there's a spider in the house," Baldwin said.

That's cute. Maybe they should name the baby Spider.

"He runs up the stairs and I'm holding (the pregnancy test) and showing it to him," Hilaria said.

"It really is the most amazing thing. I'm lucky," Baldwin said.

OK, you two. Take it easy.

"I'm showing," Hilaria said. "This is actually gonna happen, now we can start the nursery, the everything, the dreaming!"

Apparently she never heard how her husband yells at his kids when they don't pick up phone calls. Oh well ... la la la.

COP WHO SIGNED OFF ON CHRIS BROWN RESIGNS: The Virginia police chief who certified Chris Brown's controversial community service hours has resigned, according to the New York Daily News.


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So ... the plot thickens.

The mayor of Richmond thanked Chief Bryan Norwood after the bombshell announcement Tuesday morning, sidestepping any mention of Brown and the 180 days of community labor he was ordered to finish in Virginia as punishment for beating Rihanna.

Right ... that Rihanna. The one who was pretty much sitting in his lap Sunday at the Grammys.

Norwood was under scrutiny since Los Angeles prosecutors named him in a court motion last week that was highly critical of his department.

He and officers in his department allegedly failed to properly supervise Brown and later provided records with "significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting," Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray wrote in the filing.

Murray wrote that a November 2011 report from Norwood said Brown completed 103 days of service. Three months later, a Virginia probation report gave Brown credit for just 88 days, Murray said.

Can we just say that, had Chris Brown not beat up his girlfriend, none of us would be confused by all this right now?

Murray also questioned an August 2012 letter from Norwood saying Brown not only fulfilled his full 180-day sentence, but did an extra 22 days of labor, for a grand total of 202 days, according to the Daily News.

Of course, many of those hours were served outside Norwood's jurisdiction at a children's center where Brown's mother held a position of authority, she wrote.

Norwood largely relied upon the singer's mom to supervise and report the hours, Murray said. Which, you know, makes perfect sense.

Mayor Dwight Jones said his office "reached a mutual agreement" with Norwood regarding his resignation. A spokeswoman for Norwood referred a call from the Daily News to the mayor's office.

"The announcement came from the mayor's office," the spokeswoman said Tuesday. "We would defer to them."

I imagine a lot of people will be wanting to defer statements about this story.

ROYALS ANGRY AT KATE MIDDLETON BIKINI PHOTOS: Why can't the Queen start executing people she doesn't want taking pictures of her family?

Oh ... right. It's not the 17th century anymore.

Well, anyway, the British royals are again upset over someone taking pictures of them. This time, some snapped photos of a pregnant Kate Middleton, also known as the Duchess of Cambridge, in a bikini. Reports say the pics are about to be published.

The Duchess was vacationing on the beach with husband Prince William on the private island of Mustique last week when the long-lens shots were taken.

Pretty soon one of these tabloids is going to buy its own satellite, then everyone is in trouble.

"We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas," a spokesman for the couple at St. James's Palace told People.com. "This is a clear breach of the couple's right to privacy."

The photos are expected to be published in Chi magazine this week -- six months after the publication printed photos of Middleton, 31, sunbathing topless while the couple was on its tour of South East Asia.

DAVID LEE ROTH FRUSTRATED WITH EDWARD VAN HALEN: David Lee Roth is expressing frustration with the lack of movement as far as new material in Van Halen.

He has also broken what has seemed to be a firm rule in Van Halen since he rejoined six years ago: He's talking publicly about former bassist Michael Anthony.

In an interview in Rolling Stone from his new home in Japan -- where Van Halen is scheduled to play this year -- Roth says he's waiting on guitarist Edward Van Halen.

"I'm not sure what's in Ed's mind at this point," Roth said. "Truth be told, Edward and I haven't written a new song in 20 years. I would certainly look forward to working with Ed on some new material, but we have yet to do that. Almost all of the music that you hear on our most recent album was written and demo-ed before the first album. And I would certainly look forward to writing a whole list of songs with Ed, but we haven't found the time to do that (laughs). You hear the tone. I'm not sure what's in Ed's mind at this point. I'm gonna guess that his plans are to write with his son, and I'm not sure where that actually leads."

Roth also expressed interest in taking Van Halen to festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza, something he said he's discussed with drummer Alex Van Halen. "There's nothing on the ticket as far as (touring past this summer), and that's a disappointment, frankly. How long have I been back with the gang? Maybe six years, we'll say and we have yet to travel to Europe, South America, Japan, anywhere outside of those basic 50 cities in the United States. And again that's been a disappointment. We have an audience and we have a potential future in many, many places, but our story is one of a whole lotta Shakespeare going on.

Roth also used the dreaded "M" word. As in, former bassist and backup singer supreme Michael Anthony, who was exiled from Van Halen years ago for keeping alive both a musical and personal relationship with former singer Sammy Hagar.

"We haven't really been able to speak about it and it's a disappointment, just as not having a chance for a reunion of the original band," Roth said. "Clearly, vocals are every bit as much a component of success as a rhythm section or a guitar solo, and there's an old expression saying, 'They don't go home singing the lighting show, they don't go home singing the production.' You're right, they sing my words and my melodies. And what we have at our fingertips is arguably one of the greatest high tenor voices ever — that was in Michael Anthony. In our tiny little corner of the universe, that voice is as identifiable as the high voice in Earth, Wind & Fire, as identifiable as the high voice in the Beach Boys. Van Halen is an indelicate house blend of both — that's intentionally. So I would always look forward to that reunion, and I would always look forward to writing a whole variety of material.

Roth said he's invited his bandmates to come work with him, though it's unclear whether that would include Anthony, who was replace as Van Halen bassist by Edward's son Wolfgang.

"I've offered the fellows, come on out here to the land of the gods," he said. "And if you don't want to make it that far we'll make it halfway — Konishiki (his friend and former champion sumo wrestler) has said he'll lend me his house in Hawaii, Let's go woodshed. But so far there hasn't been any response, so hope and faith are not actual tactics and strategies — they're strippers from Albuquerque."

ONE BIG TOUR: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are planning to tour together.

Somewhere, Kanye West sighs deeply.

The tour is happening, according to the New York Post, although no concert dates have been unveiled yet. The duo linked up on Timberlake's comeback single "Suit & Tie," which they performed at Sunday's Grammy Awards.

Timberlake and Jay-Z sat next to each other (accompanied by their wives, Jessica Biel and Beyonce) at the Grammys and Jay even joined Timberlake at the latter's somewhat intimate post-Grammys show at the Hollywood Palladium. They've also filmed a music video for "Suit & Tie" and were snapped laughing with each other in the rain during the shoot.

Somewhere, Kanye West angrily throws his iPhone.

Of course, Jay-Z knows big tours, He and West completed their "Watch the Throne" tour in support of the 2011 album of the same name. Of course, in 2004, he also embarked on the "Best of Both World's Tour," with R. Kelly, which went bad during its Madison Square Garden stop when Kelly suffered some sort of paranoid breakdown and left the stage convinced he was going to be shot or otherwise harmed.

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FEBRUARY 13 IN HISTORY

Wednesday is Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2013. There are 321 days left in the year.

1542: The fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery.

1741: Andrew Bradford of Pennsylvania published the first American magazine. "The American Magazine, or A Monthly View of the Political State of the British Colonies" lasted three issues.

1861: Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots.

1920: The League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.

1933: The Warsaw Convention, governing airlines' liability for international carriage of persons, luggage and goods, went into effect.

1935: A jury in Flemington, N.J. found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.)

1943: During World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve was officially established.

1945: During World War II, Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden. The Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans.

1960: France exploded its first atomic bomb in the Sahara Desert.

1972: The 11th Winter Olympics ended in Sapporo, Japan.

1980: The 13th Winter Olympics opened in Lake Placid, N.Y.

1988: The 15th winter Olympics opened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

1991: During Operation Desert Storm, allied warplanes destroyed an underground shelter in Baghdad that had been identified as a military command center; Iraqi officials said 500 civilians were killed.

2003: Clara Harris, who'd run down her husband, David, with her Mercedes after catching him with his mistress, was convicted by a Houston jury of murder despite her claim that she'd hit him accidentally while in a heartsick daze. (Harris was sentenced to 20 years in prison.) A U.S. government plane carrying four Americans and a Colombian went down in rebel territory in southern Colombia; the executed bodies of an American and the Colombian were found in the wreckage (the other three Americans were held by rebels until they were rescued in July 2008).

2008: Under oath and sometimes blistering questioning, seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens told Congress: "I have never taken steroids or HGH." Hollywood writers ended their 100-day strike that had disrupted the TV season and canceled awards shows.

2012: One year ago: President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan, calling for stimulus-style spending on roads and schools and tax hikes on the wealthy to help pay the costs. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law a measure making Washington state the seventh to legalize same-sex marriage.

BIRTHDAYS

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager (ret.) (90), actress Kim Novak (80), actor George Segal (79), musician Peter Tork (The Monkees) (71), actress Stockard Channing (69), talk show host Jerry Springer (69), singer Peter Gabriel (63), singer Henry Rollins (52), singer Robbie Williams (39), actress Mena Suvari (34).

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