Twilight Star Gets Engaged (+ 4 more engagements)

So what celebrities got engaged during the month of November 2009? And does anyone really care?  Of course we do!  Hey, weddings are a big deal around here.

1) Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart

While most twilight fanatics are screaming foul play and refuse to believe it’s true, Robert Pattinson confirmed the rumor as true to Matt Lauer on the Today Show.  However, some say that even though he admitted it, that it was done jokingly and that it probably won’t happen because he’s been pretty much dating non-stop and it just doesn’t seem realistic.  Well, believe it Team Edward fans. There’s even been a lot of “I’ll believe it when I see it” stances as well.  You gals are hardcore about this man. He’s on the market until he says I Do! – Source

2) Hulk Hogan & Jennifer McDaniel

Assuming that he actually does know best, the Hulkster has decided to get engaged to a woman who disturbingly looks like a hybrid of his ex and his daughter.  Hulk Hogan pointed out the engagement ring to TMZ photographers at the LAX airport and said that she could be the next Mrs. Hogan.  Her name is Jennifer McDaniel and she even showcased a “lovely” tattoo of his first name (Terry) that she had tattooed on her right wrist. The couple has been dating since 2008 which is only 4 months after Hulk’s divorce from Linda Bollea.  Some guys never learn. – Source

3) Chelsea Clinton & Mark Mezvinsky

Being the daughter of a former president qualifies for you for celebrity status. When photographers follow you to the bathroom stall, you’re a celebrity.   Chelsea made the announcement via email during Thanksgiving to friends and family.  The couple met in Washington DC and have been dating since 2005. They simmered the relationship at Stanford University and he’s now an investment banker while Chelsea finishes up her studies at Columbia. – Source

4) Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem

While Penelope Cruz refuses to confirm the rumor, we’re going to push it as fact simply because she refuses to deny it.  When asked directly by David Letterman during her late night appearance if she was engaged, she simply said that she refused to discuss her private life.  But when she appeared at a premiere with a sapphire and diamond engagement ring on her ring finger, it was her way of letting people into her private life. Women get ridiculously excited when they get engaged, so this was her way of publicly gushing.  If she simply said, “I’m not engaged”, then that would have been that, but the very denial is a confession!  So stop being silly Penelope.  We’re actually still happy you didn’t stay with Tom Cruise. – Source

5) Jensen Ackles & Danneel Harris

photo from JustJared.com

The Supernatural star Jensen Ackles has confirmed that he and longtime girlfriend Danneel Harris from One Tree Hill are finally engaged.  Even though the public says that it doesn’t appear that there’s a lot of passion between them, source from both parties have confirmed the rumor.   The couple have been dating for about 3 years now, but have been friends for almost a decade.  He confirmed it to JustJared.com and she confirmed it on her Twitter account. – Source

Other notable wedding engagement news:

  • Tara Ried says that even though she’s wearing an engagement ring on her finger that she is not engaged…yet.  People
  • Eminem’s mom got engaged to her bisexual agent, Neal Alpert. Why they felt that detail was important was apparently important for some reason. China Daily News
  • Mickey Rourke & Elena Kuletskaya are NOT engaged and he’s telling everyone and carrying on as if he’s single.  Besides the fact that she is engaged to another man. Hmmm. Zimbio
  • Playboy Bunny Stephanie Adams is engaged to…a man.  ‘The Man” wasn’t named, but the big deal is that Stephanie is a lesbian and even came out at a Pride parade, so that’s why they simply say “a man”.  Hey, it happens.  Can you say “Anne Heche”? SheWired.com
  • and finally, Robbie Williams denies that he’s engaged. Daily Mall

Know of any November wedding engagements we missed?  That’s what the comment box below is for. But which one of these top 5 engagements is the biggest deal to you?

Wedding Crashers: Jason Alexander & Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher from The NannyAccording to the New York Post, ex-sitcom stars Fran Drescher from The Nanny and Jason Alexander from Seinfeld flew to Australia to attend a wedding for a couple they haven’t ever met.

Australian couple Geoffrey Edelsten and Brynne Gordon reason for inviting them?  Because they had never met them and simply wanted to, so they invited them.   Nothing was disclosed about how much they were paid to attend, but one would imagine that airfare, hotel, amenities and appearance fees were probably in the 6 digits easy.   Jason Alexander from SeinfeldThat was probably not an issue since the couple’s wedding cost $3 million for their wedding plans at the Crown Palladium ballroom in Melbourne.

Hey if you got it, flaunt it, I guess.  But really?  Would you pay tens of thousands of dollars to have Fran Drescher and Jason Alexander at your wedding?

True Blood Stars In No Rush For Marriage

anna-pacquin-stephen-moyer-engagedTrue Blood star, Anna Pacquin, 27, is engaged to her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, 39, but they are not in any rush whatsoever to hit the aisle.  Anna recently told press that, “We’re not planning the wedding yet. I’m not really that girl, we’re not really that couple. We’re happy and things are good and we’re not on any particular schedule and it’ll happen when we have time.”

Stephen apparently feels exactly the same as they enjoy their success and focusing on planning a wedding is just not on the radar right now.  Good thing because Anna is also terrified of thinking about being in a poofy wedding dress and just isn’t that type of girl.

“It feels organic. It’s more about being family than becoming Bridezilla overnight and wearing some big meringue wedding dress. That would scare the s**t out of me. I wasn’t the girl who spent hours dreaming of my wedding.”

So while they enjoy spending good quality time together as an engaged couple, True Blood fans will simply have to wait if they want to see the love bleed over into the real world.   No pun intended.

The David Letterman Scandal

Apparently there are a lot of people that are seeking information about David Letterman and are digging through posts to find info about the latest and greatest on the recent Letterman sex scandal.  So this post will help to inform you and should serve you well to give you a brief synopsis so that you know what you’re talking about at the water cooler.  david-letterman-scandal

David Letterman announced on October 1 via Late Night with David Letterman that he was being extorted from for 2 million dollars by 51 year old ex-CBS news producer Robert Halderman.  Halderman accused Dave of having affairs with past staffers and supplied proof of the accusations.  Letterman admitted to the accusations on the show.    To date, only two staffers have been revealed and included Holly Hester and another named Stephanie Birkitt.  Halderman dated Birkitt, 34 and lived with her in Connecticut for 4 years.

stephanie-birkittDuring that 4 years, Halderman found a diary of Birkitt’s that revealed the details of an affair between her and Letterman.  A few weeks ago Halderman took that information and put together a package detailing all of the things he had found out about Letterman and threatened to write a screenplay and a book about the “terrible things” Letterman had done.  He put the package in the back of Letterman’s car.   In the package, Halderman demanded 2 million dollars, but did not provide any guarantee that the screenplay/book would not be written in exchange for the money.

TV Letterman ExtortionOver the period of 3 meetings with Halderman, Letterman’s attorney and law enforcement provided Halderman with a fake 2 million dollar check.  Halderman took the check to the bank to deposit it and was then arrested.  He pleaded not guilty and is currently walking free on a $200,000 bail.  His attorney says that there is much more to the story, but none of which has been revealed yet.  If convicted, Halderman could face up to 15 years in prison.

The last I spoke of David Letterman was to announce the wedding and his new marriage to his long time partner Regina Lasko on the blog post here.  Since their private wedding, this was quite a bombshell to start this new marriage.  Mrs. Letterman is obviously crushed and according to Letterman, “She has been horribly hurt by my behaviour, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it’s your responsibility, you try to fix it,” he said.

david-letterman-regina-lasko“And at that point, there’s only two things that can happen: either you’re going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you’re going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed. So let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me.”

We wish the best for David and Regina and we’re sure they’ll get through it. When you get to a certain star status like Letterman has, you certainly have to assume that there are going to be some improprieties. Especially since he was a single, famous, rich man which some deemed the King of New York.

Some will argue that he wasn’t married when the “terrible things” happened so it’s not an affair and others will say that he was with Regina for years when it occurred, so it most definitely was.  What do you say?

Watch Dave’s confesson here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVC3HohP8o4

“The Office” Wedding Spoiler – Jim & Pam

the-office-jim-pam-wedding-Photo-from-McCall-dot-comJim Halpert and Pam Beesly from the TV series “The Office” are officially getting married during the fourth episode of the upcoming season of The Office and the hi-jinks of Dunder Mifflin.  The final episode of last season found the couple getting engaged and also announcing Pam’s pregnancy. While NBC has been mum on the details of the wedding ceremony, visitors to Niagara Falls in New York were pleasantly surprised to find the couple shooting the scene and shared some information about what they saw.

The scene was shot on the Maid of The Mist 4 and both were decked out in full wedding attire.  Pam (played by Jenna Fischer) was dressed in an empire waist bridal gown “with beaded trim and white boots” and Jim (played by John Krasinski) “donned a black tuxedo with a boutonniere with two white flowers.” according to Buffalo News.

The scene was filmed in two parts which will also take place over two episodes and that will begin airing October 8th.   Scenes were shot in front of the Red Coach Inn, which was renamed the Statler Falls Hotel, under a sign that said “Prepare to Falls in Love”.  Another on the Maid of the Mist boat where they had to start wearing a blue poncho to keep from getting wet because of the heavy mist from the Falls.  Tuesday and Wednesday, the area was scouted out by staff 3 weeks earlier and they barely got misted at all.  Not the case during a Thursday filming, where they pretty much got soaked to the skin.  Luckily, Fischers make up was waterproof so that she could stay pretty on her Big Day.  Most of the two part episode was shot in Los Angeles in a restaurant and chapel scene.

HD owners will probably notice a downgraded picture for these episodes because they couldn’t use the HD cameras in this environment and had to downgrade to a 16mm camera that uses a spinning device to keep the water off of the lens.

In real life, Krasinski is engaged to “The Devil Wears Prada” actress Emily Blunt who he’s been dating since November 2008.  Fischer also got engaged during a trip to Europe to Lee Kirk who she’s been dating since January 2008.

Renee Zellweger Officially Engaged

renee-zellweger-bradley-cooperRenee Zellweger, 40 and Bradley Cooper 34 have been spotted in several occasions (outside of the United States) spending quality time together in various locales including Barcelona, Spain recently.  The couple who are appearing together in a horror movie called Case 39 have been doing everything to cover up their romance and keep it private, but reports from Glamorati indicate that Bradley took Renee up to his hometown in Pennsylvania to introduce her to his parents and that the engagement is very real.

Zellweger was also seen wearing an engagement ring, but managed to take it off when she appeared on Late Night with David Letterman on August 20th.  As for picking out any wedding dresses, the couple still isn’t talking even though a source close to the couple indicates that it’s indeed true.

This will be Renee’s second marriage.  She was married to country music star Kenny Chesney from May to December of 2005.  He also had the “under one year” marriage to actress Jennifer Esposito from December of 2006 to April 2007 and was officially divorced as of November of 2007.

Jennifer Hudson Sets Wedding Date

jennifer-hudson-david-otungaJennifer Hudson from American Idol and star of Dreamgirls and her fiance David Otunga from I Love New York 2 have finally set a date to hitch the wagon, but they refuse to give away the date.  “..it’s a secret. I can’t tell anybody”, Jennifer told Ryan Seacrest. Dang.  Park the helicopters, I guess.

The couple has been engaged since September when the singer turned 27 on her birthday and she began donning a huge rock.  The couple had plans to marry last year when tragedy struck as her mother, brother and nephew were tragically murdered.   As if anyone can recover from such a horrible event, she made an appearance singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in rare form (and supposedly lip-synching).  But she seemed strong and now months later, about to be officially married.

So, wedding planning is obviously on Jen’s “Things To Do” list now as she now must start the search for wedding invitations, wedding favors, honeymoon vacations and the other details.  I’m sure she’ll use the free wedding planning tools at Get Married.  I mean, apparently there’s a lot of money in reality television, but everyone’s got to cut corners.

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