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Paul McCartney Helps Couple Get Engaged at Concert

Ex-Beatle resumed his tour on July 5 in Albany

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Paul McCartney resumed his tour in Albany on July 5 after a seven-week sick leave and, for at least one couple in the audience, the concert was a life-changing experience.

During the performance’s second encore, McCartney spotted a pair of signs — held by John Dann and Claudia Rodgers — that read “I’ve got the ring and I’m 64″ and “He won’t marry me ’til he meets you.” So the former Beatle invited the couple on stage and gave Dann control of the microphone. After singing a few lines from the Beatles song “When I’m Sixty-Four,” Dann got down on one knee and said, “Sweetheart, will you marry me?”

After Rodgers said “yes,” the newly engaged couple was rewarded with cheers from the audience and congratulations from McCartney.

The couple, who met on Match.com, has been together for about eight years. When asked about wedding plans, Rodgers, 60, told the Democrat & Chronicle: “We are still basking in meeting Paul but are certainly planning on a long lifetime together.”

[USA Today]

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WATCH: Firefighter Fakes House Fire to Propose to His Police Officer Girlfriend

A fiery proposal indeed

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Video of a Houston firefighter faking a house fire so he could propose to his girlfriend, a police officer, is heating up the web.

Around the 5-minute mark of the clip, Bruno Mars’s “Marry You” starts to play as smoke seeps out of the garage door of the house, and fireman Jesse Gonzalez emerges. He walks down the driveway towards his girlfriend, Olga Peck, who works for the Houston Police Department. Then he dropped to one knee and popped the question. She said yes.

A Houston Fire Department spokesperson told ABC News that firefighters were still on duty the whole time, listening to their radios and ready to head to the nearest fire at a moment’s notice.

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It Only Took 257 Sandwiches for 300 Sandwiches Girl to Get Engaged

She made sandwiches to prove she was "wife material"

Last year’s foodie fairy tale finally has a happy ending. The woman who blogged about making 300 sandwiches so her boyfriend would propose got a ring on her finger with 43 sandwiches to spare.

On Tuesday, New York Post reporter Smith wrote that her boyfriend Eric Schulte proposed to her in Barbados after only 257 sandwiches. “Words cannot express how extraordinarily happy I am. Not because I have a engagement ring, but because I’m going to spend the rest of my life having ridiculously amazing adventures with my soul mate,” she wrote. “My mouth hurts from smiling.”

His mouth hurts from eating all those sandwiches.

Smith sparked Internet outrage last year after penning an article about how her blonde boy-toy woke her up with sweet declarations like “You’ve been up for 15 minutes and you haven’t made me a sandwich?” She then decided to make him 300 sandwiches to prove to him that she is “wife material.” Guess he finally got the message.

What a catch.

 

 

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Rumors Swirl of George Clooney’s Engagement to Amal Alamuddin

The two-time "Sexiest Man Alive" winner is reportedly off the market.

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Hundreds of thousands of people are about to have their romantic fantasies dashed: actor George Clooney is reportedly engaged to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

Alamuddin was spotted Thursday with an enormous ring on her left ring finger, which sparked rumors of the engagement, People reports.

Clooney and Alamuddin have yet to confirm the news, but if it’s true, the union would be Clooney’s second. Clooney married actress Talia Balsam in 1989; the pair were divorced in 1993.

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Jenny McCarthy: I’m Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg

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The 41-year old actress says she will marry Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg. McCarthy’s son Evan played a starring role in the proposal, handing her a series of cards with the words “will,” “you,” and “marry,” before Wahlberg walked in with a shirt that said "me" on it

Jenny McCarthy is about to become Mrs. Donnie Wahlberg. The View co-host shared her engagement with the world on Wednesday, showcasing her yellow sapphire ring on the talk show, US Weekly reports.

McCarthy’s 11-year-old son Evan had a starring role in the proposal, handing his a series of cards with the words “will,” “you,” and “marry,” before former New Kid on the Block star walked in with a shirt with the word “me” on it, McCarthy said.

“Of course I said ‘yes,’” the 41-year-old McCarthy said. And her son was excited, too. “In that moment Evan yelled, ‘I have another dad!’ and it made all of us cry,” McCarthy shared.

The two have been dating since last summer. The upcoming nuptials (they haven’t yet set a date) will be the second time around for both stars. McCarthy was previously married to actor and director John Mallory Asher.

[Us Weekly]

TIME

Big Sean and Naya Rivera End Engagement

The rapper and Glee actress won't be heading to the altar any time soon

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Cancel the wedding bells for rapper Big Sean and Glee star Naya Rivera.

The pair started dating last year and got engaged last fall. But Big Sean announced the cancelation of their nuptials with a rep’s statement saying, “After careful thought and much consideration, Sean has made the difficult decision to call the wedding off.”

The statement went on to say that rumors of Big Sean’s infidelity are untrue and that the couple will continue to try and work through their issues.

TIME

Prince Harry Could Soon Be A Bachelor No More

Royal-watchers in UK speculate about wedding bells as prince repeatedly appears in public with girlfriend Cressida Bonas

Prince Harry was seen in public with his girlfriend for the second time in three days Sunday, fueling speculation that the party-loving prince might soon be a bachelor no more.

The prince and his partner Cressida Bonas have been dating for two years and had previously tried to avoid the media spotlight. However the couple attended a rugby match together at London’s Twickenham Stadium, a public show of affection that has sparked rumors of another royal wedding on the horizon, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Expectations of an engagement have increased as Prince Harry, 29, nears the end of his twenties. Most members of the royal family were already married by that age. The presence of Bonas, 24, at official engagements with the prince has been seen as a sign that the couple feel more confident in their relationship. Bonas, an aristocrat’s daughter, studied dance at Leeds University and now works in marketing in London.

When he had previously talked about finding a girlfriend who could withstand the pressures of being with a member of the Royal Family, Prince Harry said that he was “not so much searching for someone to fulfill the role, but obviously finding someone that would be willing to take it on.”

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