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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' contestant Aras Baskauskas engaged

Aras Baskauskas — who is competing on the current season of Survivor, Blood vs. Water, with his brother Vitas — just proposed to his girlfriend of four years, Christy Petersen, People reports.

“I didn’t think I’d be nervous, but when push came to shove, I was super nervous,” Aras told the magazine of popping the question in Big Sur, California.

Aras is in a rough spot on Survivor right now, having been sent to Redemption Island last week, but he’s still in the game. He tweeted a link to the People article Sunday with the caption “She said yes!!”

George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Idris Elba honored at BAFTA Britannia Awards

George Clooney and Benedict Cumberbatch were honored last night at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles, according to the New York Times. Clooney received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film while Cumberbatch won the award for British Artist of the Year. Other winners included Idris Elba and Sacha Baron Cohen, who pranked the audience with a skit in which he seemed to push an old woman off the stage.

Winners of the Britannia awards are chosen by members of the Los Angeles arm of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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'Switched at Birth' actress Katie Leclerc engaged

Switched at Birth actress Katie Leclerc is engaged to longtime boyfriend Brian Habecost, People reports.

“We are thrilled to start our life together,” Leclerc told the magazine. “We can’t wait to combine families and start the adventure together.”

Leclerc, who plays hearing-impaired Daphne on the ABC Family show, has a degenerative inner-ear disorder that results in fluctuating hearing loss. The actress has also had guest roles on Veronica Mars, CSI, and The Big Bang Theory.

Guy Fieri testifies during trial of teen accused of stealing his Lamborghini -- VIDEO

A celebrity chef has taken the stand in the trial of a Northern California teenager accused of stealing his Lamborghini.

Guy Fieri testified for only a few minutes Monday in a Marin County courtroom saying that he does not know defendant Max Wade nor did he give Wade permission to take his $200,000 car out of a San Francisco dealership in March 2011.

The 19-year-old Wade is charged with not only theft but also the attempted murder of two teens.

Prosecutors say Wade shot at a former high school classmate and his girlfriend in Mill Valley in April 2012. That investigation led authorities to Wade’s storage container in Richmond, where they found the Food Network star’s stolen yellow Lamborghini.

Fieri told reporters he thought the theft was a “bad joke.”
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TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau jailed

A federal judge rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman for his freedom on Tuesday, ordering U.S. Marshals to lock up Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment.

The visibly exasperated judge had already ordered that Trudeau be jailed during a hearing in Chicago when Trudeau stood up and asked if he could address the court. The Federal Trade Commission won the judgment after accusing Trudeau of hoodwinking viewers about his weight-loss books.

“There are no more assets to turn over, your honor,” the 50-year-old Trudeau insisted during a 10-minute plea, at times striking a note of desperation. “I’m going to be incarcerated … and I don’t know what to do.”

Judge Robert Gettleman seemed unimpressed.

“Thank you, Mr. Trudeau,” he said flatly. “My order stands.”

The judge then directed two marshals to lead Trudeau out of the courtroom and take him to a nearby jail. READ FULL STORY

KaDee Strickland and Jason Behr welcome baby boy

Former Private Practice actress KaDee Strickland and her husband, actor Jason Behr, became first-time parents last week. The couple welcomed their son Atticus through a private home birth in Los Angeles with the aid of midwives and a doula. The rep tells People, “The family is overjoyed, happy and in great health.” 

Strickland and Behr met in 2004 on the set of horror film The Grudge and were married in November 2006.

Emmy-winning animation producer Lou Scheimer dies

Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that produced Saturday morning cartoons including Fat Albert and The Archie Show, has died. He was 84.

The Pittsburgh native behind the cartoon powerhouse died on Thursday, two days before his 85th birthday, Scheimer’s wife Mary Ann said on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Scheimer’s company was the largest animation operation in the country in the early 1980s by number of employees.

Scheimer, who graduated with an art degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, founded the company in 1962 with a $5,000 loan from his mother-in-law and opened a one-room office in Southern California. His first big hit was The New Adventures of Superman and the studio went on to work on series including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and The Archie Show.
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Ellen DeGeneres gives $10K to NH waitress for covering soldiers' tab

A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government’s shutdown has been repaid — more than 300 times over — by television star Ellen DeGeneres.

Sarah Hoidahl, a waitress in Concord, N.H., just wanted to do a nice thing for the soldiers, so she recently picked up their lunch tab. It cost her $27.75.

On Friday, DeGeneres squared the tab and then some, giving Hoidahl $27.75 in cash and a check for $10,000.

An emotional Hoidahl buried her face in her hands and thanked DeGeneres as the talk show host repeated “You’re a good person.”

DeGeneres caught wind of Hoidahl’s act of kindness when the New Hampshire National Guard posted a picture on its Facebook page. The story spread quickly online, producers saw it and invited Hoidahl to Hollywood.

Ellen also gave her a 50-inch television.

'MasterChef' finalist Josh Marks found dead

MasterChef finalist Josh Marks, 26, was found dead on Friday night by Chicago police, People confirms. Authorities discovered Marks along South Peoria Avenue with a bullet wound to the head; the wound was apparently self-inflicted. A relative on the scene reportedly told police that Marks had been suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The 7’2″ Marks was arrested in July for allegedly assaulting a police officer after claiming he was possessed by MasterChef judge Gordon Ramsay, who had turned him into God. Marks — who appeared in season 3 of the reality series — was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer.

Former 'Grey's' star T.R. Knight marries

Grey’s Anatomy alum T.R. Knight wed his longtime boyfriend on Friday in upstate New York, People reports. Former co-stars Katherine Heigl and Kate Walsh were in attendance;  Heigl tweeted photos from the wedding. Knight, who played George on the long-running medical drama, left Grey’s in 2009 and is currently starring in an off-Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet.

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