NEWSMAKERS: It’s a boy!

Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon is gonna have a brother. Britain’s Sun tabloid is reporting that Madonna has undergone a routine pre-natal scan, revealing that she’s due in September to give birth to a baby boy.

“She didn’t really mind whether it was a boy or a girl, she just wants a healthy child,” an unidentified source tells the newspaper.

Meanwhile, the father-to-be, director Guy Ritchie, “won’t rush into marriage” with the pop icon, says his father, John Ritchie. “I think Guy just drifted into dating Madonna.” hell to make way for an influx of demographers, tobacco lobbyists, ad execs, creators of office-based sitcoms and monopoly law experts retained by major corporations.

ARTIST-AUTHOR DIES: Edward Gorey, whose theater set designs, illustrations and humorously macabre stories (which graced TV’s “The Addams Family” and other productions) were once described as “poetic and poisonous,” died Saturday at Cape Cod Hospital in Massachusetts after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. He was 75.