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Giuliana Rancic on balancing act

Plus: Adele to get a waxwork figure; Kanye says no to Kim posing nude; and will Jimmy Fallon replace Jay Leno?

Adele will get the Madame Tussauds treatment. Frederic J Brown / AFP
Adele will get the Madame Tussauds treatment. Frederic J Brown / AFP

The US celebrity Giuliana Rancic, 37, admits it is important to strike the right balance between being a wife and a mother. Rancic caused controversy when she said she and her husband Bill put their relationship first and their son, Duke, second “because the best thing we can do for him is have a strong marriage”. She has since clarified her comment: “Bill and I ... feel it is a good thing to open the conversation about how to find a balance between your marriage and your children,” she said. “Your relationship is the first example your child learns from and we will do everything we can to show our child how much we love, respect and are devoted to one another. He can only benefit from this, and hopefully it will carry over into his other relationships throughout his life.” – IANS

2. Adele to become wax figure

The singer Adele, who recently won an Oscar for her song Skyfall, will join fellow musical superstars Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse, when Madame Tussauds unveils a wax statue in her honour. “Adele is the perfect addition to the music line-up in London. She’s one of the world’s hottest properties right now and one of our most requested personalities,” said Madame Tussauds London’s public relations manager, Nicole Fenner. “In fact, we have seen a huge increase in requests for her figure since Skyfall was released and the timing seems perfect to honour her after such phenomenal success with the song.” The life-size waxwork of the 24-year-old will be revealed in June. It is expected to be modelled on her black gown at the 2012 Grammy Awards, where she collected six statues for her best-selling album 21. – The National staff

3. No nude photos for Kim Kardashian

Rapper Kanye West reportedly doesn’t want Kim Kardashian to pose for a nude shoot while she is pregnant. Kardashian, who is due to give birth to her first baby with West in July, is apparently keen to recreate Demi Moore’s famous Vanity Fair cover shot. But the rapper is against the idea. “It’s something Kim has wanted to do for years. She thinks it would be really classy – something she could keep as a souvenir forever,” dailystar.co.uk quoted a source as saying. “But Kanye believes some things should be kept private. And he has made it clear to Kim, in no uncertain terms, that he doesn’t want her posing nude and showing off her baby bump to the world.” – IANS

5. Tonight Show’s Jay Leno out, Jimmy Fallon in?

NBC has denied rumours that The Tonight Show host Jay Leno will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon. The Hollywood Reporter said that NBC execs will announce the change in May and that this will be Leno’s last season. According to the Reporter, two sources said Fallon was picked to take Leno’s place. A rep for Leno declined to weigh in, saying: “We do not speculate on rumour.” Leno, 62, has been hosting since 1992, for a total of 20 years. – The National staff