Scoop: Renee meeting Bradley’s parents over holidays

Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper are reportedly ready to take their relationship to the next level: She’s meeting his parents. According to a New York Daily News source, the Oscar winner will accompany the “Hangover” star to Philadelphia to spend the holidays with his family.

“Things have been heading in this direction for the two of them for a while,” the insider says, “but this definitely solidifies how serious they are.”

“She says she’s nervous, and she’s really hoping it goes well,” says the source, adding that even though there’s a lot at stake, the “Bridget Jones” star is “very excited.”

Evidently, Renee and Bradley are a hotter couple than they might appear on the surface — as when they remained at opposite ends of the baggage claim after a recent flight to L.A. together. “They’re really trying to keep this under the radar,” explains the insider.

But don’t let their lack of PDA fool you: “It’s quite serious,” avows the source, suggesting they could be The Ones. “Renee and Bradley are crazy about each other.”

Well, we’ll see what Mom has to say about that.

Jackson Kids: Struggling

Michael Jackson’s three children are coping with his death in very different ways — and their aunt LaToya is worried. She tells the U.K.’s Mirror that while the three kids are in therapy, daughter Paris is the only one coping with her grief.

“Paris thinks and talks about her father all the time. She’s doing very well, writes a lot, and she wears his shirts every day. They still smell of him and it helps her feel close to him,” LaToya reveals. “Her bedroom is covered in posters of Michael and she watches tapes of him all the time.”

“She was so upset that she would never see her father on stage,” adds Paris’ aunt. “She said, ‘Now I’ll never get the chance to see Daddy perform live.’”

As for her older brother, however, “Prince just doesn’t want to speak about it. He won’t even watch the DVDs — he just walks right past the TV. It’s too soon, too touching. I do worry about him very much.”

And youngest sibling Blanket “is just a very sad, shy little boy. … It’s so painful for him. No one can bring his daddy back and it hurts so much,” LaToya laments. “They all go to therapy and I truly hope Prince especially will be able to open up.”

She adds that she’d be willing to take on parental duties should the children’s grandmother, Katherine Jackson, become incapable of caring for them: “According to the will, Diana Ross will be the guardian if anything happened to my mother. I know Diana would do a good job with them, but I think the kids will stay in the family and I’d be more than delighted to look after them.”

Frankly, we think talking about their psychological state in the press really doesn’t sound like something a good potential guardian would do.

All Talk

Jennifer Aniston and Oprah Winfrey working together on a talk show? Sounds too good to be true — and indeed it is. Though the power pair are pals and Jen has opened up to the daytime maven on-air, reports that they will produce a chatfest together are unfounded.

The rumor, started by British tabloids, had the former “Friends” star set to host a weekly talk show for the new Oprah Winfrey Network. But her rep tells Us magazine it’s “absolutely false,” and a spokesperson for the network seconds that they are “not in discussions” with Jen.

Pity. We were looking forward to seeing Dr. Phil stop by to discuss such topics as “Learning to Heal After a Skank Steals Your Man.”

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