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OVERRATED: Beyonce's baby

It may be a skewed sample, but the most popular discussion on Twitter wasn’t on Osama bin Laden’s death or even last weekend’s East Coast hurricane. It was Beyoncé announcing that she and Jay-Z were reproducing, a bit of breaking nonnews that resulted in a baby bump-sized boost in album and single sales. It’s exciting to wonder where this precedent will lead when the next pop star’s numbers start to flag.Chris Pizzello / AP