First we assured you that it seemed very unlikely Justin Bieber was the father of Mariah Yeater’s 3-month-old baby.
Now we can tell you that not only is the pop superstar going to take a DNA test to prove it – his high-profile posse of lawyers is also planning to file a huge lawsuit against Yeater, once Bieber has returned from the MTV Europe Music Awards in Belfast.
“It’s not that Justin or his attorneys expect to get a dime out of Yeater – she doesn’t really have any money – it’s just to send a message to people who might think about trying to pull a stunt like this on a famous celebrity in the future,” said a close Bieber buddy Sunday.
â€ Meanwhile, don’t believe those stories that Selena Gomez dumped Bieber over that alleged baby-fathering tale.
The couple still are very much together, but Gomez reportedly was extremely upset about all the “Bieber Baby” headlines – again learning first-hand how the fame game can bring a lot of ugly baggage along with it.
LOOSE ENDS: Even though Kim Kardashian’s sudden flight to Minneapolis this past weekend included a meeting with her estranged husband, Kris Humphries, and the pastor who married them less than three months ago, don’t look for a reconciliation.
According to someone extremely close to the Kardashian clan, Kim’s intent was to “bring an amicable conclusion to this mess” and convince Humphries to keep mum about the couple’s 72-day marriage.
While the Kardashian-crafted pre-nuptial agreement technically nets her NBA player hubby nothing – if they were married less than five years – it’s said Kim will pay Kris a substantial chunk of change to prevent any future “tell-all” magazine stories or book deals he might be offered.
MEL MAKES MOVE: Hollywood gossips are whispering about the strong similarity – at least physically – between Mel Gibson’s new galpal, “Alphas” star Azita Ghanizada, and his long-estranged ex, Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he’s fought over money and custody rights regarding their daughter, Lucia.
As reported by TMZ and others, Gibson and Ghanizada have been spotted sharing a few romantic dinners in Tinseltown and exhibiting a lot of PDA.
Ghanizada, 31, is a native of Afghanistan and, during some of their serious moments, has been overheard briefing Gibson on her take on the war and political realities in her native land.
LOCAL LIGHTS: Congrats to Chicago comedians and writers Tim Robinson, Mark Raterman and Andy Miara – tapped by Comedy Central to develop “My Mans,” a show starring Robinson and Raterman as two best pals, with one always getting into tough scrapes but getting bailed out by the other.
Deadline.com reports the project will “offer a twist on sketch comedy as it weaves in and out of stand-along sketches.”
The road to Comedy Central started at the 2010 New York TV Festival, where Robinson, Raterman and Miara showcased a proposed pilot. That approach mirrors “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which ended up on FX.
Robinson, Raterman and Miara are members of the Chicago improv troupe Cook County Social Club.
SEEN ON THE SCENE: Sports fans enjoyed spying Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and the Bears’ Lance Briggs plus ex-Bear Jerry Azumah at Hub 51. … Recent sightings at Paris Club have included White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, the Miami Heat’s Juwan Howard and top golfer Luke Donald. … David Schwimmer ran into a bunch of friends at RL during a recent quiet dinner. … When she can swing it, Rosie O’Donnell loves long, leisurely lunches – like the one at Market the other day, munching on crab cakes and hummus. … Joe’s Stone Crab certainly draws an eclectic crowd, with recent sightings including Sarah, Duchess of York; ex-state Sen. Howard Carroll; Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau; Devin Hester, Johnny Knox and funnyman Bob Saget. … Bill Kurtis was spied breakfasting at Eatt. … By the way, Monday is officially Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra Day in Chicago – proclaimed by Mayor Emanuel to honor the veteran broadcaster and his longtime professional and personal partner for their “immeasurable contributions to the arts and our city” – part of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s annual “Jubalee” event.
MAKIN’ MUSIC: Cabaret favorite Joan Curto will bring her new show – aptly named “This Is New” – back to Davenport’s in Wicker Park for a gig Thursday through Saturday, featuring songs ranging from Leonard Cohen to Hoagy Carmichael.