Aretha Franklin Engaged To Longtime Friend

Aretha Franklin announced today that she's one of the many celebrities who got engaged over the holidays. She's planning to marry her "forever friend" Willie Wilkerson next summer and snarked, "No, I'm not pregnant, LOL!" Aretha says they'd like to get married in June or July in Miami Beach and have their reception aboard a private yacht, and surely the Queen of Soul can make that happen. [People, AP]

Aretha Franklin Engaged To Longtime Friend

If Aretha's hoping to have the most romantic wedding of the year, she already has some competition. Brandi Glanville, of feuding with LeAnn Rimes fame, married MMA manager Darin Harvey over the weekend in Las Vegas. Glanville tastefully announced her union by Tweeting, "I'm married again- suuuuuuck it!" They newlyweds honeymooned at the Spearmint Rhino strip clip. Harvey has painted a slightly less rosy view of their nuptials, calling it a "drunken BFF thing," and Tweeting, "I had a crazy Vegas moment ... Getting annulled tomorrow." [Us]

Aretha Franklin Engaged To Longtime Friend

THIS JUST IN: Kim Kardashian has bangs. We'll continue to provide updates as the story develops. [People]

Aretha Franklin Engaged To Longtime Friend

If you haven't decided which candidate to vote for in the Republican primaries, be advised that the Duggars have thrown their support behind Rick Santorum. We're still undecided, since the folks from Little People, Big World haven't announced who they're endorsing yet. [Weekly Standard]

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  • Meryl Streep is being being honored at this year's Berlin film festival, so she'll soon have an honorary Golden Bear to put on her mantlepiece alongside her Oscars. [AP]
  • Olympic fencer Bob Anderson died on Sunday at 89. Anderson worked a fight choreographer in Hollywood and is best known for training the lead actors on Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Carribean, and donning Darth Vader's costume to perform his duels with Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. [CNN]