A star is [to be] born! After years of anticipation and months of speculation, Beyoncé confirmed her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. She and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child in the spring.

At the moment that Beyoncé rubbed her belly onstage, Twitter exploded with a record-breaking 8,868 Tweets Per Second (TPS). Previously, the white-knuckled last seconds of the U.S. Women's Soccer match against Japan held the record with 7,196 TPS. Beyoncé' baby bump announcement also out-tweeted Osama Bin Laden's capture and death in May, and -- gasp -- the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William in April.

Beyoncé 's maternity leave will reportedly delay production on the third remake of the classic film A Star is Born. Huffington Post reports that director Clint Eastwood has agreed to delay the start of filming -- originially scheduled for February 2012 -- until the star is back on her feet and ready to work. The delay is probably not an enormous concession on Eastwood's part, as he still has not found a leading man for the movie!

No word yet on the gender of the baby...stay tuned for updates!

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