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PREGNANT ADELE THE HAPPY HOMEBODY

When Adele's boyfriend, entrepreneur Simon Konecki, 38, was spotted at a polo match in London on July 15, the star was nowhere in sight. And that's just how the singer-who's expecting their first child this fall-likes it. "She's keeping things low-key," a source says of Adele, 24, who's nesting at home in Sussex and hasn't been photographed in public since the Ivor Novello Awards on May 17 (left). "They don't go out often-they prefer having friends over to their house. And they plan to stay low profile when the baby is born."

JESSICA SIMPSON'S SLIM-DOWN

After Jessica Simpson gave birth to her daughter Maxwell Drew on May 1, the 5'3" fashion mogul told PEOPLE she was anxious to fit in to her non-maternity jeans again. "After you have your baby, it's like, 'Oh my God, what happened to my body?'" she says. Since starting Weight Watchers-for which she's a spokeswoman-in late May, Simpson, 32, has focused on losing 1 lb. each week, a healthy rate for a nursing mom, according to one source. Says a pal: "It's not easy, [but] she's working hard." For encouragement, Simpson hosts weekly Weight Watchers meetings at her L.A. home, checking in with a dozen or so friends who are also on the program. She's been sticking to her regular workouts with trainer Harley Pasternak, too, to help her stay on track. "She understands that this is a process," says the pal. "But she's starting to see results, and she loves that."

HOW TO SAVE IDOL

GOODBYE, "GOOSIES"! JUDGES STEVEN TYLER AND JENNIFER LOPEZ (AND HER FAVORITE WORD) WON'T BE RETURNING TO AMERICAN IDOL. WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE SHOW?

With ratings down nearly 25 percent last season, American Idol will have to embrace change-and not just at the judges' table. Even as a source says Mariah Carey is "in serious talks" to become a judge, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show that he hopes to see a new panel every year: "If we want these big stars, and we do, you cannot take them away from what they do." But Charlie Walk, former president of Epic Records, tells SCOOP Idol's best bet would be focusing on the contestants, not the judges: "At the end of the day, it's about the talent that comes out of these shows."

AUCTION HEROES!

L.A. AUCTION HOUSE PROFILES IN HISTORY IS PUTTING THESE MOVIE COSTUMES UP FOR SALE FROM JULY 28-31

ESTIMATED $60K-$80K

CHRISTOPHER REEVE'S SUPERMAN COSTUME

Bid on the heroic threads-blue nylon tights and all-worn by Reeve in 1978's Superman: The Movie.

ESTIMATED $20K-$30K

HALLE BERRY'S X-MEN BATTLE SUIT

Berry rocked this leather jumpsuit when she portrayed the character Storm in 2000.

ESTIMATED $6K-$8K

MIKE MYERS'S AUSTIN POWERS SUIT

Take home the shagadelic velvet suit Myers donned in the hit 1999 comedy.

SCARLETT'S SEXY GUY

HE'S FOR HIRE!

On July 9 Scarlett Johansson, 27, was spotted in Italy with a handsome stranger. Was it amore? Nope, just her local bodyguard, says her rep. Scoop imagines how she found him.

Help Wanted

BODYGUARD

High-profile star seeks Adonis-like bodyguard for Italian vacation. Required: Deep, dark tan; six-pack abs; conversational English (foreign accent preferred); willingness to sunbathe and frolic in the ocean. Must provide own mankini. In lieu of references, send full-body photograph.

NAOMI'S NEW ROLE DIANA DOUBLE TAKE

The famous coif! That shy-Di gaze! With the help of some spot-on wardrobe choices, Oscar nominee Naomi Watts is the spitting image of the Princess of Wales in the movie Diana, filming now. "I'm excited and honored" to be playing Di, says Watts.

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