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Melissa McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy and Other Celeb Cousins You Never Knew Were Related

Originally posted 07/24/2014 03:15PM

The worst part of being a celebrity, undoubtedly, must be family reunions. All those cousins coming out of the woodwork, asking you to pass along their script or snag an autograph or even help Aunt Agatha buy that new hot tub that she desperately needs.

Then there are those happy few stars who don't have to face this problem. Because their cousins are famous, too.

In honor of Cousins Day – July 24, to be exact – here are several celebrity cousins who don't have to worry about being the only famous person at their family reunion.

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5 Celebs Who Have Been Asked to Prom (and Said Yes!)

5 Celebs Who Have Been Asked to Prom (and Said Yes!)

Originally posted 05/13/2014 02:20PM

It's prom season, which means that high schoolers across the country are working up the nerve to ask their perfect date to the big dance. But in today's online world, the pool of potential dance partners can extend much farther than the walls of a student's high school – and even into Hollywood.

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Brandy and Ryan Press End Engagement | Brandy

Brandy and Ryan Press End Engagement

Originally posted 04/15/2014 12:35PM

Brandy, 35, has ended her engagement to music executive Ryan Press, PEOPLE has learned.

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PHOTO: Brandy's New Haircut Makes Her 'Feel Like a Woman'

PHOTO: Brandy's New Haircut Makes Her 'Feel Like a Woman'

Originally posted 02/28/2014 08:30PM

See the singer's sleek new bob!

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This Week's Best-Dressed Race Was Neck-and-Neck – But She Deserved Her Win

This Week's Best-Dressed Race Was Neck-and-Neck – But She Deserved Her Win

Originally posted 07/13/2013 12:20PM

In a stark white dress and red pumps, this star looked simply chic

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Brandy: My Proposal Was a 'Spontaneous Thing'

Brandy: My Proposal Was a 'Spontaneous Thing'

Originally posted 01/03/2013 07:30AM

Brandy had no idea that her fiancé Ryan Press had plans to ask for her hand in marriage last week.

Then again, she doesn't think her beau knew he was going to, either.

"It was a spontaneous thing for my fiancé," she said before ringing in the New Year at LAVO Las Vegas "He just felt it."

The R&B singer and former Dancing with the Stars contestant first went public with her romance with music executive Ryan Press on New Year's Eve 2011, cuddling at a Las Vegas party. On Monday, they were back in Vegas, but this time she was sporting a glimmering ring.

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PHOTO: See Brandy's Engagement Ring! | Brandy

Brandy Shows Off Her Engagement Ring in Hawaii

Originally posted 12/30/2012 10:25AM

Here's the big reveal!

Brandy showed off her engagement sparkler on Instagram Saturday when she shared a photo of herself and fiancé Ryan Press poolside in Hawaii.

Besides getting engaged, the couple has been soaking up the sun in the Aloha State and sharing photos – lots of photos – on social media.

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Brandy Gets Engaged! | Brandy

Brandy Gets Engaged!

Originally posted 12/27/2012 03:15PM

Brandy and her music executive beau Ryan Press are engaged, a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE.

The R&B singer, 33, and former competitor on Dancing with the Stars, went public with their romance last New Year's Eve, cuddling at a Las Vegas party.

Since then, Brandy has made no secret about what she wants from Press.

She told PEOPLE in March that her daughter Sy'rai, 10, (with producer Robert Smith) "loves Ryan, and he loves me for sure. But I don't have a ring."

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Kim Kardashian Gets Dramatic in Trailer for New Tyler Perry Movie (Video)

Originally posted 12/21/2012 12:40PM



She's doing what she does best: standing – pretty in pink – in skin-tight dress in the first few seconds of the new trailer for Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

Playing a character named Ava, Kim Kardashian, 32, is taking a stab at a dramatic role in the upcoming movie, alongside stars like Vanessa Williams and one-time frenemy – and sister of ex-boyfriend Ray J – Brandy Norwood.

According to IMDB, the film, due March 29, is about a marriage counselor (played by Jurnee Smollett) whose life changes once she begins a romance with one of her clients. (And smoldering glances aside, no specific word yet what Kim's role in the film entails.)

Still, judging by the brief clip, the movie is full of steamy, melodramatic scenes with a hot cast that also includes Lance Gross and up-and-comer Eric West.

This won't be Kardashian's first time on the silver screen. She made her film debut in 2008's Disaster Movie, and returned to the big screen in 2009's Deep in the Valley.

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Ray J Broke Down After Whitney Houston's Death | Brandy, Ray J

Ray J Broke Down After Whitney Houston's Death

Originally posted 02/13/2012 09:00AM

Ray J was supposed to be celebrating his sister Brandy's birthday Saturday night. Then he heard the news about Whitney Houston.

An extremely close friend of the singer's, Ray J (real name: William Ray Norwood Jr.), 31, broke down and cried at Ne-Yo and Compound Entertainment's annual Midnight Brunch in Los Angeles. The pre-Grammy Awards party, presented by Malibu Red, had become an impromptu tribute to Houston.

Ray J and Brandy, 33, arrived around 1:50 a.m. and immediately went to their table. Then, Ray J, with his sunglasses on and his hood up, "couldn't hold it together," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "He was sobbing."

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