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Seth Meyers and Girlfriend Alexi Ashe Are Engaged

Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Nantucket Film Festival(NEW YORK) -- Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers recently popped the question to longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe, and she's said yes, ABC News Radio has confirmed.

Although there are no details on the proposal, according to Us Weekly, the forthcoming Late Night host and Ashe met at a wedding "several years ago."

A source told the magazine about Meyers, "He's very excited for the next phase of his life. He's known that she's The One for a while, but it was all about timing."

"With Late Night, his schedule will be slowly easing up," the source continued. "He wanted to do it after SNL wrapped [because] he didn't want to be an absentee fiancé. Her family loves him."

The timing could in fact be perfect, as Meyers steps down from SNL to become the new host of Late Night when Jimmy Fallon moves to The Tonight Show in 2014. The premiere date for Late Night with Seth Meyers has yet to be announced, but it's expected that both Meyers and Fallon will take over their new jobs sometime around NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics next February.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio


Katie Couric to Interview Manti Te'o, Notre Dame Football Star Who Was Victim of Hoax

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Katie Couric has scored the first on-camera interview with Manti Te'o for her syndicated daytime talk show, "Katie."

Couric will sit down with Te'o and his parents, Brian and Ottilia Te'o, who are speaking out for the first time and say they were also victims of the hoax. Their conversation will be broadcast on Thursday, Jan. 24.

The Notre Dame football star has claimed he is the victim of a hoax, after it was revealed that his girlfriend never existed, and her death was faked.

The story has raised a cloud of questions about who was involved, why the hoax was perpetrated and whether Te'o, runner-up for the Heisman Trophy this season, himself made up the story.

In an interview with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap last week , Te'o admitted a few mistakes in his own conduct, including telling his father he met "Lennay Kekua" in Hawaii even though his attempt to meet her actually failed. Later retellings of that tale led to inconsistencies in media reports, Te'o said, adding that he never actually met Kekua in person.

Te'o added that he feared people would think it was crazy for him to be involved with someone that he never met, so, "I kind of tailored my stories to have people think that, yeah, he met her before she passed away."

Te'o told ESPN's Schaap that he only learned for sure this week that he had been duped.

Now he and his parents will give Couric the full story.

Couric will preview exclusive content and her own original reporting across ABC News platforms, including "Good Morning America," "World News," "Nightline," and ABC News Radio.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio


Girlfriend of Clark Gable‚Äôs Son Found Dead in Their Malibu Home

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department is investigating the death of the girlfriend of Clark Gable’s son, authorities said.

Christiane Candice Lange, 41, was found unresponsive after police arrived at the home she shared with John Clark Gable in Malibu Wednesday.

Authorities told ABC News’ Los Angeles affiliate, KABC, that Lange told Gable she wasn’t feeling well before going to bed Tuesday night. When Gable checked on her about 10 a.m. the next day, he was unable to rouse her.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office told ABC News the cause of death is unknown and the coroner is investigating.

Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigation at the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, said that foul play is not suspected, but that the department is on a security hold and cannot release any further details.

According to Lange’s website she was a makeup artist and hairdresser who specialized in professional makeovers. The website also says she trained with celebrity makeup artist Alexis Vogel, who gave Pamela Anderson her famous look.

John Clark Gable is 51, according to IMDB. He is the only son of the late Hollywood legend and star of Gone With the Wind, Clark Gable.  He was born shortly after his father died of a heart attack at age 59.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


VIDEO: Shaq Gets Piggyback from Petite Girlfriend

D Dipasupil/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- At 7’2”, Shaquille O’Neal towers over his 5 foot 2 inch girlfriend Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander. But that didn’t stop Alexander from piggybacking her man across the stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Alexander, dressed in high heels, managed to fit in almost 10 steps before collapsing under O’Neal’s 350-pound frame.

“Wow, she is strong,” said Kimmel after helping the couple to their feet. “Is that something that appeals to you in a woman -- someone who can potentially get you out of a fire situation?”

Alexander is two inches shorter than the national average for women, making the couple’s height difference all the more pronounced.

According to Polish anthropologist Boguslaw Pawlowski, the most desirable male-to-female height ratio is 1.09 -- a number achieved by David and Victoria Beckham.

But for guys like O’Neal, a height-matched mate is a tall order. To fit the 1.09 ratio, she would have to be 6 feet 5 inches.

Denver-based therapist Susan Heitler said height asymmetry can make it hard for couples to see eye to eye. But judging by their kiss after the tumble, O’Neal and Alexander appear to have the height issue figured out.

“The relationship feels symmetric to them, even though there’s an extra 24 inches,” said Heitler.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio


Prince Harry Spies New American Girl

JSN Photography/WireImage(SAN DIEGO) -- The first target hit by Britain’s Prince Harry while on U.S. soil for intense pilot training came not in the battlefield, but in the nightclub.

The party-friendly royal was enjoying a night off with fellow members of the Royal Air Force Friday, Oct. 7 at the Andaz Hotel in San Diego, when 26-year-old cocktail waitress Jessica Donaldson caught his eyes.

Harry, 27, got Donaldson’s phone number and wooed the waitress, inviting her along with a few friends, to a beachside brunch just days later.

“Harry is a real-life Prince Charming,” Donaldson told the UK’s Mirror.

The pair caused another media storm when they were then observed kissing in a nightclub the night after.

“Some of the hotel staff in San Diego say they saw Harry and a pretty brunette kissing in the foyer about one, two o’clock in the morning,” Duncan Larcombe, royal reporter for The Sun, told ABC News.  “Then they saw the same girl leaving at 10:30 the next morning.”

Prince Harry has been staying at a naval air facility in El Centro, Calif., a two-hour drive from San Diego, since earlier this month in the first leg of a two-month stay in the U.S. to learn how to fly Apache attack helicopters in preparation for a second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Despite calling him “Prince Charming,” Donaldson denied rumors of a fling with the prince while sitting for an interview alongside her boyfriend of three years, nightclub promoter Brandon Thomason, 28, whom the British media have described as “hulking.”

“That wasn’t me...It must have been another girl,” Donaldson told the Mirror.  “I am not sleeping with Prince Harry and he has never been anything other than a gentleman to me.”

Harry split with his long-term girlfriend Chelsy Davy earlier this year following a seven year on-again, off-again relationship.

The prince will spend two more weeks in California and will then head to the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in Arizona to complete the eight-week training.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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