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Snooki Confirms Pregnancy, Engagement to Jionni LaValle

Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It’s official.  Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is pregnant and engaged, and the breakout star of MTV’s Jersey Shore is vowing that her days of peeing on porches are over.

She also said she won’t film any Jersey Shore this summer.

In an interview with Us Weekly magazine, Polizzi said, “If anything, I’ll visit the shore.  I’m not living in that house being pregnant.  I don’t want to be one of those moms who’s pregnant in a club.  It’s disgusting.”

Polizzi, 24, and the unborn baby’s father, Jionni LaValle, also 24, ended weeks of speculation by opening up to the magazine about their news, discussing the baby’s gender, Polizzi’s morning sickness and weird food cravings, and how they plan to parent.

Polizzi had been denying the pregnancy rumors for weeks, and told the magazine she didn’t want to share the news before the end of her first trimester.

“I wanted to make sure the baby is OK.  Things can go wrong, like a miscarriage.  It was my business, and I wasn’t ready to tell,” she said.

Even though the baby wasn’t planned, she and LaValle said they were ecstatic when they found out, and went through five pregnancy tests to be sure.

But not everyone was as happy about her impending motherhood, she revealed.

“My dad was upset.  He said, ‘You have your whole life ahead of you.’  We didn’t talk for a week.  He came around eventually, and now he can’t wait for the baby.  My mom is so happy for me,” Polizzi told Us.

The pair are split on the gender of the baby -- he apparently wants a boy and she wants a girl.

“She wants a cheerleader, and I want an athlete,” LaValle said, according to the article.  “If it’s a girl, she is not dating until she is 18.”

To which Polizzi replied: “I’m letting her date.  I started dating at 13.”

The pair don’t plan to wed for at least another year to give Polizzi time to lose weight and for the baby to be part of the wedding.

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Halle Berry Engaged to Olivier Martinez: Report

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Is Halle Berry engaged to Olivier Martinez? Rumors about Berry and her latest beau have been rattling around since the start of the year, but in an email to ABC News, her publicist said “no comment.”

Wednesday morning, Us Weekly reported that the two are "en fiance" (as the French Martinez might say), citing a source close to the couple who said that he popped the question with an emerald and diamond ring over the holidays. The Monster’s Ball actress has recently been photographed with a sparkling bauble on her ring finger.

Berry and Martinez, both 45, have been dating since fall 2010. She’s been married twice, to baseball player David Justice and R&B singer Eric Benet. She had a daughter, Nahla, now 3, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

In April, Berry told The Sun’s Garth Pearce that she doesn’t want to get married again.

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Are Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood Engaged?

Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- British actor and Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell has proposed to True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood, sources tell Us Weekly.

The 24-year-old Wood was photographed wearing a solitaire ring on her left hand when the couple left a Los Angeles restaurant on Saturday.  A rep for the 25-year-old Bell had no comment on the rumor.

Bell and Wood first met in 2005 and got matching tattoos in 2006, but split a short time later.  The pair reunited last summer.

This is Wood's second engagement.  She broke off an engagement to Marilyn Manson in 2010. Bell can currently be seen -- at least in computer-generated form, in theaters in The Adventures of Tintin.

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Is Halle Berry Engaged?

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Is Halle Berry set to tie the knot for a third time?

She's been photographed in the past week wearing a golden ring on her ring finger, sparking rumors that she's engaged to actor-boyfriend Olivier Martinez.

E! News reached out to reps for both Berry and Martinez, who either had no comment or no information to share.

Berry, 45, co-stars with Martinez in the thriller Dark Tide, opening later this year.  She was previously married to baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet.

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Aretha Franklin Getting Hitched to Longtime Friend

Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Aretha Franklin is ready to tie to the knot with her "forever friend" William 'Willie' Wilkerson. The two are considering a wedding in June or July, "and no I'm not pregnant..." the 69-year-old singer joked.

A rep for the Queen of Soul confirms to ABC News Radio that the lovebirds are considering a ceremony in Miami Beach, followed by a reception aboard a private luxury yacht.  

Franklin, who lost 85 pounds in the wake of a health scare last year, is already thinking about what dress she'll wear.  So far, she's "considering Donna Karan, Valentino and the queen of wedding dresses, Vera Wang, to design her gown," says her rep.

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Michael Jordan Engaged to Girlfriend Yvette Prieto

Chris Weeks/WireImage(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Michael Jordan is engaged to long-time girlfriend Yvette Prieto, according to media reports.

The NBA basketball legend and the model have been dating for three years.

The Christmas day engagement was confirmed by a Jordan spokesperson, according to WCNC.

It will be Jordan’s second marriage. He has three children with his previous wife, Juanita Vanoy. They divorced in 2006.

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Wynonna Judd Gets Engaged, for the Third Time

Big Enterprises(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Break out the bubbly in Nashville, Tenn., Wynonna Judd is getting married, again.

The twice-divorced country superstar is engaged to her musician boyfriend of nearly two years, Scott “Cactus” Moser, a rep for the couple confirmed to ABC News Thursday.

Holiday celebrations for the couple, who also work together, turned into a very “marry” Christmas after Moser, 54, proposed to Judd, 47, on Christmas Eve.

A wedding date has not been announced, but it will mark the third time down the aisle for Judd, who rose to fame as a country music duo with her mother, Naomi.

Judd’s four-year marriage to her former security guard, D.R. Roach, ended in 2007 after Roach was charged with three counts of sexual battery against a minor.

Judd split from Nashville businessman Arch Kelly III, the father of her two children, Elijah, now 17, and Grace, 15, in 1998.

The personal and professional couple are currently touring together as “Wynonna and the Big Noise.” Moser is the longtime drummer for the band Highway 101, whose No. 1 hits include the songs Somewhere Tonight and Cry, Cry, Cry.

Judd and Moser’s engagement caps a comeback of sorts for Judd, whose struggles with her weight, her family and her love life have been an open book.

She and her mom reunited last year for their first tour together in 10 years, all documented in a reality series on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Their mother-daughter reunion came after Judd survived two health scares in March 2010, followed by a head-on car collision four months later.

Those scares prompted the singer, also the sister of actress Ashley Judd, to address her weight problems, losing 55 pounds through brain-state conditioning, she told People magazine in November 2010.

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Rosie O’Donnell Engaged to Michelle Rounds

John Parra/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rosie O’Donnell’s becoming a wife again.

The talk show host’s publicist, Cara Masline, confirmed to ABC News that O’Donnell is engaged to her girlfriend, Michelle Rounds.

“They are engaged, but no date has been set,” Masline said. Us Weekly reported earlier Monday that the two plan to marry over Christmas and said that O’Donnell broke the news to her Rosie Show studio audience on Friday.

O’Donnell and Rounds, a New York City headhunter, made their public debut as a couple in September. In October, O’Donnell told Nightline's Cynthia McFadden that she was attracted to Rounds from the moment they met at a Starbucks this summer.

“I thought she was a 28-year-old heterosexual girl, because that’s what she looked like to me. And she’s a 40-year-old gay woman,” O’Donnell, 49, said. "My gaydar was way off!”

“But I think if I had known that she was gay, I wouldn’t have been brave enough to talk to her,” she added. “She’s very beautiful, it’s very strange. And she’s really lovely, and she’s very … we laugh a lot.”

O’Donnell has four children with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter, whom she married in 2004. They split in 2007.

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Kristin Cavallari Engaged to Chicago Bears Quarterback...Again

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kristin Cavallari's engagement to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is back on.

The recent Dancing with the Stars contestant and former Hills star tweeted Wednesday, "This time its [sic] official..Jay and I are engaged again :)"

The 24-year-old Cavallari and the 28-year-old Cutler initially got engaged in Mexico in April, but they broke up in July.  People magazine reported in September that they were attempting to reconcile.

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Kat Von D and Jesse James Engaged Again

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Just when distance seemed to tear apart Jesse James and Kat Von D, their love brought them back together.

James, 42, and the LA Ink star, 29, are back together and are engaged again, James told People magazine.

"Sometimes you are only given one chance in life," James told People. "It was up to me to open my eyes and see it. That girl is my chance. I will never stop fighting and striving to hold on to her. Showing her how special she is, and how much I love her."

James tweeted "para siempre" (or "forever" in Spanish) along with a photo of the two of them together embracing.

Last month, the couple called off their engagement despite their love for each other.

"I'm so sad, because I really love her," James told People in July. "The distance between us was just too much."

James and Von D got engaged in January and had been planning a summer wedding around the one-year anniversary of their first date, which was just days after James' divorce from Sandra Bullock.

But the commute between Los Angeles, where Von D shoots her reality show, and James' home outside Austin, Texas, where he lives with his three children, was just too great.

However, TLC canceled Von D's show, LA Ink, Thursday after four seasons, network officials said in a statement.

Von D had a different take on the situation.

"In an effort to capitalize on my recent breakup, the network has decided to focus their energy on re-editing events that didn't happen while filming," Von D told People. "Regardless of everything I remain grateful," she tweeted.

The couple's reconciliation comes after a difficult year for Von D. Before they got back together, when it came time for her to promote the new season of Ink, Von D split before a television interview with Good Day LA rather than face questions about James.

Then, in a long, rambling Facebook note, Von D, whose full name is Katherine Von Drachenberg, apologized not for walking out on a "silly morning show interview" but for having a moment of weakness.

"Never planned on walking away from this relationship, let alone the timing of things," Von D wrote. "And as much as I'd like to picture me being this strong, independent woman, the truth is most of the time I'm not as strong as I'd like to be -- but I'm still trying."

While James and Von D are back on, James' trouble with women isn't over.

Janine Lindemulder, James' second wife, was arrested in July on a harassment warrant after reportedly calling James 25 times after he was awarded full custody of their daughter, Sunny.

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