5 Things You Missed This Weekend: Kelly Clarkson's Engaged, Duchess Kate Is Stepping Back Out & More

12/16/2012 at 08:00 PM EST

Kelly Clarkson Is Engaged, Kate Middleton to Step Out
John Mayer & Katy Perry, Kate Middleton, Brandon Blackstock & Kelly Clarkson
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It was a weekend overshadowed by tragedy as a nation mourned the 26 lives lost in the Connecticut school shooting.

Yet some happier news emerged from Hollywood and across the pond, amid a string of wedding and royal engagements.

Here's what you missed:

5. Another N.Y.C. Date Night for John Mayer & Katy Perry

Romance hasn't faded in a New York minute for John Mayer and Katy Perry. Days after catching a Broadway show, the on-again couple stepped out for a dinner party Saturday night. (Do you think she dressed him?)



4. How Romantic! Deadmau5 Tweets Proposal to Kat Von D

When it comes to marriage proposals, electronic music star Deadmau5 kept it short and sweet – 140 characters or less, to be precise – when he popped the question to now-fiancée Kat Von D on Twitter. Her tech-savvy groom-to-be even posted a snapshot of the ring, which is still in the shop. (Check out these Tweethearts)

3. SNL Remembers Connecticut School Shooting Victims

Saturday Night Live took a break from comedy to honor the 20 children and six adults who were fatally shot at a Connecticut elementary school. In a departure from the show's trademark routine, New York City Children's Chorus opened the night with an elegant performance of the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night." (Watch the tribute)

2. You Just Can't Keep a Royal Down

And the award for the most dedicated royal goes to... Despite Kate's recent struggle with severe morning sickness, the expectant duchess was set to make her first post-hospitalization appearance Sunday for BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London. She'll be presenting two top awards. (We nominate Kate!)

1. Kelly Clarkson Is Getting Married – and She Has the Ring to Prove It

Kelly Clarkson has plenty to sing about now that Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock put a ring on her finger, she announced Saturday. And not just any ol' diamond: "It's a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it," she writes of her engagement sparkler. (Prepare to be blinded)

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