Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Engaged; Debra Messing Files for Divorce; Ray Bradbury Dead at 91
06.06.12 by Mandy
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The Hunger Games' Gale Hawthorne might be caught in a love triangle, but Liam Hemsworth doesn't seem to have trouble getting the girl he wants. The actor is engaged to singer/actress/teen sensation Miley Cyrus says People. Hemsworth proposed to Cyrus on May 31st with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane diamond. The two met in 2009 when they costarred in The Last Song. Nineteen-year-old Cyrus has posted several blissed out, lovey-dovey tweets since the engagement, including "heaven is a place on earth" and "I love you more today than yesterday but I love you less today than I will tomorrow...."
After a six month separation, Debra Messing filed for divorce from husband David Zelman. The actress filed her court documents on Tuesday and reportedly is asking for joint custody of their 8-year-old son, as well as child and spousal support. The two were married in September of 2000.
Science fiction-fantasy pioneer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night after a long illness, according to a HarperCollins spokesperson. With more than 500 published works, Bradbury is best known for Fahrenheit 451, which was turned into a movie in 1966 starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. Bradbury was nominated for an Academy Award for the animated movie Icarus and an Emmy for The Halloween Tree. He also received a Pulitzer Prize citation "for his distinguished, prolific and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy" and a lifetime achievement National Book Award.
Singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge has reached a settlement with her former domestic partner Tammy Lynn Michaels and the terms are a little surprising. In addition to the $23,000 a month in spousal and child support that Etheridge is to pay to Michaels, she is also obligated to fork over some of her royalties. Under the agreement, Michaels will receive 50% of the royalties from the album The Awakening, and the same cut for over a dozen other Etheridge songs.
Actor Steve Carell was the keynote speaker at Princeton's Class Day address and gave the graduating seniors a truly inspiring speech. He declared fellow actor Stephen Colbert to be "the worst," he encouraged the graduates to "embrace our analog past," and he recommend getting a dog because "cats are lame." What more does any young person need to know?
And in "wishful thinking" news: Amanda Bynes has implored President Obama to help her out of her recent legal troubles involving a DUI and hit-and-run, tweeting: "Hey @BarackObama... I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don't hit and run. The end." Good luck with that.