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McConaughey makes baby mama legit

It only took five years and two children together, but Matthew McConaughey is now sure he wants to settle down with Camila Alves. “Just asked Camila to marry me. Merry Christmas,” McConaughey posted on his WhoSay page on Christmas Day, accompanied by a photo of the pair kissing. There’s no word on when the wedding will take place, but chances are the happy couple aren’t in any hurry.

Saldana and Cooper: It’s on!

After splitting with her fiance of 11 years in November, Zoe Saldana has reportedly moved on to People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, Bradley Cooper, according to E! News. “They are totally dating,” a source says of the pair, who co-star in the upcoming film “The Words.” The source adds that the pair is trying to keep the budding relationship under wraps.

The Royal couple keeps things low-key

Prince William and his wife, Kate Middelton, decided to cancel a holiday ski trip because of the continuing recession, according to Us Weekly. “The palace thinks it would send a bad message to be away during this time,” a source says. The royal couple instead spent Christmas with the Queen before spending the rest of the holiday week with Middleton’s family. 



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Labor Day essentials

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach or barbecuing in the park here are some must-haves for your end-of-summer bash.