ROBBIE HAS THE X FACTOR

Robbie Williams has reportedly been lined up to replace Simon Cowell on The X Factor.

It looks likely that Cowell will step down from the show, as he launches his American version of the singing competition this autumn. ITV bosses want him to commute between the US and London to appear on both series’ but insiders say he knows he would be too exhausted by the transatlantic travel and wouldn’t be able to give his all to either show.

So he has chosen his successor.

RICKY WON'T TRAVEL

RICKY Gervais is reportedly set to bring back Mr Ben.

The Hollywood funnyman is said to be interested in producing and starring in a movie version of cult classic kids’ TV show, which was loved by millions in the UK when it was first broadcast in the Seventies.

“Ricky was and still is a huge Mr Ben fan,” says a source close to the star.

“He’s always on the look out for exciting projects and this one has huge potential. It would be a family movie and live action rather than animated.”

Gervais recently admitted he hates having to travel far to get to work.

KATY PERRY WANTS BABIES

Singer Katy Perry says she and her husband Russell Brand can't wait to start a family together.

Perry who married comedian Russell Brand in October 2010 after dating him for a year says the couple are keen to start a family together and insists her kids will always take priority over her career.

"I want to have kids! I'm totally fine with saying that. I think some people are worried it's going to ruin their career, but I want to live a full life," contactmusic quoted her as saying.

RIHANNA IN THE NBA

The NBA All-Star Game is not skimping on the star power when it comes to the halftime show. Rihanna has just been announced as the headliner of the televised event airing live from the Staples Center, next Sunday (Feb. 20).

Although details surrounding her performance remain under wraps, the red-headed pop star announced the news via her Twitter page Tuesday (Feb. 8). "I get the entire halftime show @ NBA All-Star Weekend!" she wrote, in response to a fan's inquiry regarding her birthday plans.

BECKHAMS SET FOR BABY NUMBER 4

A mere 10 days into the new year and already news of yet another pregnant celeb.

Victoria and David Beckham are expecting their fourth child sometime in the summer, according to news reports. Already parents to boys Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5, the couple hasn't shared whether they are expecting a girl or a boy.

The former Spice Girl (Posh) and the soccer star married in 1999 and currently live in Los Angeles, where David Beckham plays for the L.A. Galaxy.