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Ashlee Simpson Is Engaged to Evan Ross

Ashlee Simpson Engaged to Evan Ross

Originally posted 01/13/2014 07:40PM

Ashlee Simpson is hearing wedding bells!

The singer, 29, is engaged to actor Evan Ross, the couple announced via Twitter on Monday.

"The love of my life said YES!!!!!!" Ross, 25, wrote, sharing a photo of the couple. Adds Simpson, "My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii!!!"

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Ashlee Simpson Parties with Boyfriend Evan Ross's Family | Ashlee Simpson

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Ashlee Simpson Parties with Boyfriend Evan Ross's Family

Originally posted 08/05/2013 08:00PM

Family approval? Check!

Ashlee Simpson joined boyfriend Evan Ross at his mother Diana Ross's Los Angeles concert after-party at Hollywood hotspot Aventine Trattoria, where the new couple was spotted "dancing and kissing" throughout the night.

"She was nice and said hello to Diana," says a source. "Everyone was in a good mood and Ashlee just blended in as Diana's son's girlfriend."

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Take a First Look at Michael Jackson on Broadway! (VIDEO)

Michael Jackson Hits Broadway! – First Look at Motown: The Musical

Originally posted 02/25/2013 03:30PM

When Motown: The Musical begins performances on Broadway March 11, Michael Jackson won't be there only in spirit.

The King of Pop will be right on stage – portrayed by an actor, as will several of the other big-name powerhouses from the fabled Detroit hit factory: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and their '60s record label's founder, Berry Gordy. (They can all be seen in a first-look video clip of the show, exclusive to PEOPLE.com.)

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'Queen of Soul Food' Dies in New York

Sylvia Woods Dies, 'Queen of Soul Food' Was 86

Originally posted 07/20/2012 07:55AM

Sylvia Woods, whose namesake soul-food restaurant has been a Harlem landmark for nearly half a century, died Thursday at her home in Westchester County, N.Y., only hours before she was to receive a special award from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reports The New York Times.

She was 86, and although no cause of death was announced, Woods had been suffering with Alzheimer's disease the past few years. Her family said she was surrounded by loved ones at the time of her death.

"We lost a legend today," Bloomberg said Thursday, reports New York's Daily News. "Generations of family and friends have come together at what became a New York institution."

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30th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Sparkle | Steve Martin

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30th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Sparkle

Originally posted 12/03/2007 04:30PM

This year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, which were handed out in a glittering ceremony last night in the nation's capitol, is quite the list of luminaries. Making up the talented quintet are: Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Academy award-winning director Martin Scorsese, singer supreme Diana Ross, actor-comedian Steve Martin and pianist-conductor Leon Fleisher, whose story of losing the use of his right hand was told in the 2007 Academy Award-nominated short subject documentary, "Two Hands."

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NEWS BRIEFS: 'Average' Adam Takes Trenk

Originally posted 04/06/2004 01:00PM

PICKED: "Average Joe: Adam Returns" star Adam Mesh, 29, who was rejected by Melana Scantlin during the December finale of the original "Average Joe" series, made his final selection on the NBC show Monday night. And the lucky winner was Samantha Trenk, 24, from Bedminster, N.J. The show was taped three weeks ago, though the outcome was kept secret. On Monday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show," Mesh (without revealing his selection) told DeGeneres that he's stayed in touch with his choice and they talk every day, a fact Trenk confirmed on Tuesday morning's news programs.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Britney Dyes for Her Fans

Originally posted 03/30/2004 01:00PM

DYED: Britney Spears made her return to the stage Monday night at a concert in Miami Beach with a head of long brown locks, the New York Post reports. Spears was knocked out of commission last week when she injured herself during a performance on her Onyx Hotel Tour. When she made her way back to the stage Monday, gone was her head of platinum-blond hair -- replaced instead by her more natural-looking brunette color.

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Diana Ross: You Can't Hurry Jail Time

Originally posted 03/15/2004 6:08PM

Lawyers for Diana Ross insist that the Supreme diva has already met her requirement to spend 24 consecutive hours in jail on a drunken-driving charge, and therefore she should not be forced to return to Arizona to re-serve the sentence.

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Diana Ross Ordered Back to Jail

Originally posted 03/10/2004 3:21PM

The Arizona judge who sentenced Supreme diva Diana Ross to 48 hours behind bars for driving under the influence isn't happy with how his order was carried out -- and now he wants her to go back to jail.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Jessica Simpson Lands Pilot

Originally posted 02/13/2004 11:00AM

CAST: If you can't get enough of Jessica Simpson, you may have a chance to see more of her next fall. ABC has picked up a TV pilot featuring the "Is this tuna ... or fish" singer-actress. The 23-year-old Simpson will play reporter Jessica Sampson, a fictional version of herself, in the unnamed pilot about a TV newsmagazine, says the Hollywood Reporter. Whether the pilot is developed into a recurring show remains to be seen, but there's no doubt about Simpson's popularity. She's currently appearing in the second season of MTV's reality series "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica," with husband Nick Lachey, and she also recently signed on for her first feature film, "Walk On," due out next year.

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