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Danny Gokey and Leyicet Peralta engaged, set to wed in January

Danny Gokey of "American Idol" fame is engaged to girlfriend Leyicet Peralta
Danny Gokey of "American Idol" fame is engaged to girlfriend Leyicet Peralta, with the wedding right around the corner: The two say they're set to walk down the aisle in late January.

The news was announced Sunday on the website for the Sophia's Heart Foundation, the charity the country singer started in memory of his late wife, who died in 2008. Gokey and Peralta said they shared their plans with friends and relatives recently.

Gokey popped the question in downtown Miami after he surprised Peralta with a romantic sunset dinner by the ocean, the singer's rep told People magazine on Tuesday. "After dinner, they went to the ballet, and finally Danny took her where they had their first date," Gokey's rep said. He serenaded her with "You Are So Beautiful," then asked her if she'd marry him.

The singer's first wife died just weeks before he auditioned for "Idol," having suffered complications after surgery to repair a congenital heart defect.

Gokey, known for his touching back story and edgy eyeglasses, finished in the top three during "Idol's" Season 8, when Kris Allen won and Adam Lambert was runner-up. Peralta now works with him on Sophia's Heart projects.

"No one can go back and start a new beginning," Gokey said Tuesday on Twitter, "but anyone can start today and make a new ending."

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John Legend engaged to model Chrissy Teigen

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are engaged

John Legend got the green light from his girlfriend Chrissy Teigen: The R&B star proposed to the model over Christmas, and she said yes.

The cute couple, a red carpet fixture, took a luxurious vacation for the holiday, but Legend had a little something extra under the tree.

"John Legend and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives," his rep told People.

The social media savvy duo took to their Twitter accounts to confirm the news, with Legend saying, "thanks for the well wishes everybody" and Teigen offering a simple "we are :) and thank you."

The engagement marks a happy birthday present for Legend, who turns 33 on Wednesday.

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Photo: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in Miami Beach in July. Credit: J Pat Carter / Associated Press

 


Matthew McConaughey engaged to Camila Alves

Matthew McConaughey and Camilla Alves are engaged
Matthew McConaughey and Camilla Alves are engagedAll right, all right, all right -- Matthew McConaughey is off the market.

Actor and fitness enthusiast McConaughey popped the question to his Brazilian baby mama, Camila Alves, on Christmas, and she agreed to head down the aisle with the "Lincoln Lawyer" star.

Taking to his WhoSay account, the star simply said, "Just asked camila to marry me, merry Christmas."

We'll take their tree-side smooch (pictured left) as confirmation that she said yes. The couple have two children, son Levi, 3, and their little girl, Vida, almost 2. 

Alves hosted the Bravo competition show "Shear Genius" in 2010, and designs a collection of handbags called Muxo. McConaughey will next be seen in "Magic Mike," Steven Soderbergh's male-stripper adventure with Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Alex Pettyfer.  

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Top photo: Matthew McConaughey in "The Lincoln Lawyer." Credit: Lionsgate

Lower photo: Camila Alves plants one on McConaughey. Credit: WhoSay.com


Britney Spears is engaged to marry Jason Trawick

Britney Spears is engaged to Jason Trawick

Britney Spears is reportedly engaged to marry Jason Trawick, her former agent, and her beau since 2009.

"OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for," Spears said Friday on Twitter. "Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!!"

That "one gift" was an engagement ring featuring a three-carat round stone and pave diamonds on the band, an insider told Us Weekly exclusively, describing the ring as "very traditional."

Trawick popped the question after a romantic dinner for his 40th birthday on Thursday night, Us said. The singer just turned 30. "This is something they've both wanted for a long time," said the source, who confirmed the engagement to the mag. "It's a way to cement their family." 

He reportedly surprised her after she'd given him his birthday gifts.

Spears has two sons, Sean Preston, 6, and Jayden, 5, from her two-year marriage to Kevin Federline, which ended in 2006. Trawick was her agent from 2006 until May, when he left William Morris Endeavor to start his own company.

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Photo: Jason Trawick and Britney Spears arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles in August. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images



Rosie O'Donnell engaged to girlfriend Michelle Rounds

Rosie O'Donnell is getting married again
Rosie O'Donnell is putting a ring on it -- or, to be precise, the finger of her girlfriend, New York businesswoman Michelle Rounds.

O'Donnell told the audience of her eponymous OWN talk show that she and Rounds will make the walk down the aisle come Christmas, Us Weekly confirmed. The couple have been dating since September.

Recently, O'Donnell opened up to her pal, Howard Stern, about the courtship, comparing Rounds to Julianne Moore and maintaining that her girlfriend was out of her league (we'd love to make an "A League of Their Own" joke, but we're telling you more about the engagement).

Clearly Rounds is satisfied with her funny gal. No location has been set for the nuptials, which will be a second altar visit for O'Donnell. She married Kelli Carpenter in 2007, and split three years later. O'Donnell and Carpenter share custody of four children.

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Photo: Rosie O'Donnell works a festive look at the 2000 Grammy Awards telecast. Credit: AP Photo


Anne Hathaway engaged to actor beau Adam Shulman

Anne Hathaway and Adam ShulmanAnne Hathaway has a much more exciting event than "The Dark Knight Rises" premiere on her 2012 calendar. The Ministry has confirmed that the actress is engaged.

Since Adam Shulman, Hathaway's actor boyfriend of three years, popped the question, Hathaway has been rocking an engagement ring around New York, a piece whose design we can confirm was a collaboration between Shulman and Kwiat Heritage jewels.

"It took us a pretty long time to get together," Anne told Vogue last year regarding Shulman, alluding to her trust issues with men after her relationship with Italian boyfriend Raffaello Follieri fell apart in public when he was exposed as a con man. 

"When you finally realize that you can just be your own scared ... self and that you can still be sexy without trying to be, it's such a great relief. When uncondensed you is enough," she said of her relationship with Shulman.

Sounds like it was worth the wait. While no date has been set for the pair to wed, we take great joy in knowing that her stylist Rachel Zoe might be selecting the all-important wedding dress — and Anne also knows a thing or two about dresses. 

Should we start taking bets that she'll rap her vows? Tell us in comments. 

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Photo: Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman at an event in New York on Oct. 27. Credit: D. Dipasupil / Getty Images

 


Heather Locklear, Jack Wagner too darned busy to stay engaged

Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner reportedly called off their engagement last week because wedding planning was too time-consuming -- and because it was all too disruptive to their kids.

Locklear and Wagner, the "Melrose Place" lovers who brought the romance to real life in 2007 and got engaged in August, were spending so much time planning their big day that they had no time left for family, Jack told TMZ. The family-time commitment was complicated by the fact that they didn't want to do the blended thing, he told the site, because it would be disruptive to their too-young kids.

Wagner has two sons, 16-year-old Peter and 21-year-old Harrison, from his marriage to Kristina Malandro, which ended in 2006. Locklear has 14-year-old daughter Ava Sambora from her marriage to Richie Sambora, which ended in 2007.

(Hey, the "young" thing was his word, not ours.)

The two broke the news to their families on Tuesday, her publicist said, but no explanation was given at that time. Wagner said Monday that they "still love each other very much," however.

Guess nobody thought to get married like Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell did, at the U.K. equivalent of city hall? Though, OK, they did have a pretty cool reception, and that takes time to throw together.

No matter. If it ain't right, it ain't right. Just ask Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian.

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Photo: Jack Wagner and Heather Locklear on "Melrose Place" in 1999. Credit: Rob Brown / Fox Broadcasting

 


Stanley Tucci engaged to Emily Blunt's sister Felicity

Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt

Stanley Tucci costarred with Emily Blunt in "The Devil Wears Prada," and now he'll costar in life with Emily's sister: Tucci is engaged to marry Felicity Blunt.

Older sib Felicity was set up on a blind date with Tucci by her sis, and clearly things went well.

"Stanley is very happy with her," a source close to the couple observed.

Tucci's previous wife, Kate, died in 2009 after a battle with cancer. Stanley has three children from that marriage -- twins Isabella and Nicolo and daughter Camilla. 

Dates are unsure, but when the "I do's" are all done, Tucci will land Emily's husband, John Krasinski of "The Office," as a brother-in-law. 

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Photo: Felicity Blunt and Stanley Tucci are shown at Wimbledon in June. Credit: Ian Gavan / Getty Images


Neil Diamond shares engagement news, picture of Katie McNeil

Neil Diamond announced his engagement to Katie McNeil on Twitter

It's been a big week for Neil Diamond, who announced his engagement to Katie McNeil on Wednesday and was himself announced the same day as a 2011 Kennedy Center Honors recipient.

"Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you're the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well," he said on Twitter, following up with a picture of his bride to be and the declaration, "I'm lovestruck."

McNeil, 40, executive produced the 2009 TV documentary "Neil Diamond: Hot August Night/NYC" and according to the Daily Mail works at Diamond's management company.

It will be the third wedding for the 70-year-old singer, who was previously married to high school sweetheart Jayne Posner, then to Marcia Murphey. Diamond and Murphey were divorced in 1995. He has two daughters from his first marriage and two sons from his second.

Diamond in July wrapped up a tour of concert dates down under and in Europe, starting in New Zealand in late February and ending with three shows at London's O2 Arena.

On the Kennedy Center Honors list, the "Sweet Caroline" and "Coming to America" singer is joined by actress Meryl Streep, singer Barbara Cook, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins. Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March.

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Photos, from left: Neil Diamond accepting the Billboard Icon Award in Las Vegas in May (Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images); Katie McNeil in London in August (Neil Diamond / via Twitter)


Amber Tamblyn and David Cross engaged -- for weeks now

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross are engaged to be married

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross are engaged -- and apparently have been for weeks, according to reports out Wednesday.

Cross, 47, counts "Arrested Development," "Megamind" and the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" franchise on his resume, which also includes stand-up comedy; Tamblyn, 28, had a recent run on "House" while Olivia Wilde took time off to make a few (thousand) movies.

The "127 Hours" actress and Emmy nominee also starred in "Joan of Arcadia" (That's the Emmy-nod outing) and "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" films.

The couple made their red-carpet debut together in August 2009, but were spotted making out as early as April 2008, according to the New York Post. Ain't love grand?

Cross' rep confirmed the coupling to Life & Style, which first reported the news.

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Photos: Amber Tamblyn and David Cross. Credits: Getty Images


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