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'Dancing With the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy engaged to Jenna Johnson

“Dancing With the Stars” pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson are engaged.

The professional dancers announced the news in the form of social media posts Thursday, according to E! News.

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The two were vacationing in Italy when Chmerkovskiy got down on one knee. The proposal was captured by a professional photographer.

“I can’t wait to make you my wife,” Chmerkovskiy captioned his Instagram post.

“I knew the moment I met you, you were the man of my dreams and I wanted to be with you forever,” Johnson captioned her post. “Babychka Мой любовь thank you for making my fairytale come true today! Cannot believe I get to call you my FIANCÉ!!!!”

E! News reported that the couple was  first seen together in February 2016. They confirmed their relationship the next year when they kissed during a performance on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Us Weekly reported that more than a dozen of “Dancing With the Stars” alums sent their congratulations to the couple on social media, including host Tom Bergeron and past celebrity contestants Candace Cameron Bure, Tonya Harding, Kim Fields, Danica McKellar, Drew Scott, Nikki Bella, Ginger Zee, Adam Rippon, Alfonso Ribeiro, Laurie Hernandez, Shawn Johnson and Rumer Willis. Pros Sasha Farber, Derek Hough, Artem Chigvintsev, Witney Carson and Emma Slater also commented on the news.Johnson’s soon-to-be brother-in-law, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and his wife, Peta Murgatroyd, also sent their congrats.

“Congrats beautiful girl!” Mugatroyd commented. “Xxxxx I can’t wait to squeeze you and see that ring!”

North West turns 5: Kris Jenner shares cute photos of Kim Kardashian's daughter

Kim Kardashian-West’s daughter North turns 5 years old today.

The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality star, 37, posted a photo of North’s birthday party on her Instagram.

North sported a unicorn crown and princess dress along with her cousin.

Kris Jenner, North’s proud grandma, shared photos of the little girl and wished her a happy birthday today on Twitter:

North’s birthday celebrations kicked off early in New York City on Thursday, where Kim and North were spotted at the CoolMess ice cream shop.

“We are making our own ice cream today, we’re making chocolate and vanilla,” Kardashian-West said in her Instagram story, People Magazine reports

Friends of the family are also posting photos and videos wishing North a happy fifth birthday.

Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Fallon perform in disguise in NYC subway

Christina Aguilera went busking with Jimmy Fallon as part of a prank for Fallon’s late-night show Wednesday.

The segment, which aired Thursday on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” showed Aguilera wearing a big-brimmed, floppy brown hat with brown hair and Fallon wearing a fedora, sunglasses and long hair as they performed an acoustic version of Aretha Franklin’s “Think.”

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Once it was revealed the singer was Aguilera, they pulled off their disguises and performed the vocalist’s 2004 hit, “Fighter.”

Aguilera appeared on “The Tonight Show” to promote her sixth studio album, “Liberation,” which is available on streaming and in stores now. She also performed her latest single, “Fall In Line” sans duet partner Demi Lovato, who is on vocal rest.

Watch Aguilera’s appearance on “The Tonight Show” in the videos below.

CNN contributor co-writes 'investigative' Pence biography

Author and CNN contributor Michael D'Antonio has co-written an "investigative" biography of Vice President Mike Pence.

"The Shadow President," by D'Antonio and Peter Eisner, will be published Aug. 28 by Thomas Dunne Books. According to the publisher, which announced the book on Friday, Eisner and D'Antonio will portray the former Indiana governor as a man of longtime presidential ambitions under his image of "Midwestern nice."

D'Antonio's previous books include "The Truth About Trump." Eisner's books include "MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II." He is a former editor and reporter for The Washington Post.

Post Malone Announces His Own Music Festival “Posty Fest”

Post Malone announced he’s doing his very own music festival called “Posty Fest.” It’s going down in Dallas, Texas on October 28th and it will be an all day thing. According to the press release, he will be headlining the show and there will be quote, “many surprises” and a “blockbuster lineup.” Tickets go on sale today. More details here 

NY Philharmonic may relax no-pants dress code for women

The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its requirement that women wear floor-length black skirts or gowns at formal evening concerts.

The Times says the Philharmonic is alone among the nation's 20 largest orchestras in not letting women wear pants at all performances.

Some musicians say wearing a dress is impractical when playing their instruments.

Julie Ann Giacobassi was playing an English horn with the San Francisco Symphony in the 1980s when one of the keys of her instrument got stuck in the folds of her skirt.

The San Francisco Symphony now gives women the option of wearing all-black dresses, long skirts or pantsuits.


Information from: The New York Times,

Singer Robbie Williams makes obscene gesture at World Cup opening ceremony

English singer Robbie Williams made an obscene gesture toward the camera during the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Moscow, ESPN reported.

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Williams was singing at Luzhniki Stadium when he gestured with his middle finger. The 44-year-old pop star had been criticized before the event for agreeing to participate in the ceremony.

“Robbie Williams emerged, busked his way through a medley of his two-decade old hits and was gone again in a pleasing hurry,” the Independent reported.

Williams said he was told not to use his song “Party Like a Russian,” which was seen as mocking Russia. Before his gesture, Williams added the line “I did this for free,” to the lyrics of one of his songs, ESPN reported.

Fox issued a statement apologizing for showing the gesture on television.

"The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony was a newsworthy event produced by a third party and carried live on Fox," the statement said. "As it was broadcast live, we did not know what would happen during Robbie Williams' performance and we apologize."

The Russian soccer team played immediately after the ceremony and won its first match, shutting out Saudi Arabia 5-0.

'Dancing with the Stars' Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy engaged

"Dancing with the Stars" cast members Jenna Johnson and Valentin Chmerkovskiy (shmehr-KAWF'-skee) are engaged.

Johnson on Thursday tweeted photos of her 32-year-old fiance on his knee popping the question in Venice. The next photo shows the 24-year-old kissing Chmerkovskiy.

He tweeted that he can't wait to "make you my wife."

Johnson won the show's athletes-only season with Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon in May.

Chmerkovskiy's brother, Maksim, married "Dancing with the Stars" dancer Peta Murgatroyd last year.

Chrissy Metz Says No More Selfies

Chrissy Metz from “This Is Us” said that she needs to cut back on taking selfies and signing autographs with fans. Not saying she wont do it ever but she says it’s become too much, especially when she’s out to eat or traveling. She said quote, “I really have a hard time telling people no, because the disappointment on their face, literally, I reel for three hours. I tell myself, ‘I should have taken that picture, I should have taken that picture.’ So drawing healthy boundaries for me is really a challenge, because I’m so grateful.” You can read more here

Comic breakthrough: Female composer will score ‘Captain Marvel’ movie

Pinar Toprak has been signed to score “Captain Marvel,” the superhero movie scheduled to be released in March 2019, Variety reported. That makes the Turkish-born composer the first woman to score a major comic-book movie.

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“It’s an incredible honor to be a part of the Marvel Universe,” Toprak wrote on Instagram. “So many thoughts racing through my head. And the main one is gratitude.”

Toprak scored the first season of the SyFy series, “Krypton” and wrote music for the DC Comics film, “Justice League.”

“Captain Marvel” will feature a female superhero, who will be played by Brie Larson, Variety reported.

Toprak was born in Istanbul and came to the United States as a teenager. She earned degrees at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and at California State University, Northridge, Variety reported.

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