Welch, who is also a panellist on daytime chat show Loose Women, broke down in tears on live TV in February (12) after announcing her split from her actor husband Tim Healy, but she is now set to wed Townley next July (13), according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.
Former Celebrity Big Brother star Welch, 54, is said to be "absolutely thrilled" after her 39-year-old boyfriend popped the question while on holiday in Nice, France, saying, "I had no idea the proposal was coming."
The happy couple has since been pictured window shopping for rings and Welch is said to be excited at the prospect of planning the ceremony.
A source says, "Lincoln knew fairly early on that Denise was 'the one' and, over the past few months, they have become inseparable. After breaking up from Tim, Denise thought she would never marry again. She never reckoned on falling in love so soon."
Stars including Beyonce, Octavia Spencer, Oprah Winfrey and Nicki Minaj have reached out to teenage American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas after she made history at the London Olympics on Thursday (02Aug12).
The 16 year old was part of the U.S. side which took gold in the artistic team all-around gymnastics event at the London 2012 games on Tuesday (31Jul12), and two days later, she landed another gold medal for her solo efforts - making her the first black female ever to win the individual all-around contest.
Justin Bieber, Pink and Lady Gaga were among those who sent their congratulations to the medal-winning team, but Douglas won more praise when she scooped gold by herself.
Singer/actress Beyonce has written an open letter to Douglas in a post on her official blog, calling her performance "inspiring".
She writes, "A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic gold medallist Gabby Douglas - WOW - what a thrill to watch you take this gold! - Enjoy this moment, it's yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us! Love, B"
A number of other stars got in touch with Douglas via Twitter.com to pass on their congratulations..
Actress Gabrielle Union writes, "Golden girl!!! I'm in awe... Gold for Gabby!" while Octavia Spencer adds, "Huge huge moment!!! Own it! Bringing home the gold!" and Denise Richards gushes, "Gorgeous girl gabrielle doug GOLD!!!!!!!!! so happy for you! your mom looks so proud. congrats!!"
Singer Ciara ?declares, "Not only am I happy 4 U (for you). I'm happy for your family 2 (too)! The sacrifices payed (sic) off! Keep inspiring young girls and women like me," and rapper Nicki Minaj writes, "Kisses to Gabby what an amazing little firecracker. USA Olympics."
Winfrey admitted she cried when she saw the youngster triumph, writing, "OMG (Oh my God) I'm so thrilled for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!! Team USA", while La Toya Jackson had a similar reaction: "Why am I crying! I'm just so overwhelm (sic) by Gabby Douglas win!!!"
"My nephew's going to a funeral today, his friend, 17 yrs old....the pain his parents & loved ones are going thru. sending them light &love". Actress Denise Richards feels for her young relative as he comes to terms with the death of a close pal.
The actor passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas on Tuesday (24Jul12), and stars including Josh Duhamel, Kevin Smith, Denise Richards and Lenny Kravitz flocked to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the 74-year-old The Jeffersons star.
Hemsley was believed to have died from natural causes, and on Wednesday (25Jul12) Annabel Salazar, chief investigator for the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner, confirmed the reports.
As a result, no autopsy will take place on Hemsley's body, according to Reuters.
The actor, who passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas from apparent natural causes, was most famous for his role as George Jefferson in sitcom All in the Family and he later starred in a spin-off series, The Jeffersons, which featured a predominantly black cast.
Several stars have taken to their Twitter.com accounts to remember Hemsley and praise his legendary character, with rocker Tom Morello declaring, "RIP the great George Jefferson. Thanks so much to comedic pioneer Sherman Hemsley for bringing a black family into my white hometown."
Kravitz, whose late mother Roxie Roker was Hemsley's co-star on The Jeffersons, writes, "Rest in peace Sherman Hemsley. You are legendary. Your contribution changed the fabric of American culture. Growing up watching you on set with my mom was monumental", while Denise Richards adds, "George Jefferson, RIP Sherman Hemsley a comedic genius...my thoughts are with his loved ones.."
Referencing the show's theme tune, Movin' On Up by Ja'net Dubois, Duhamel states, "RIP Sherman Hemsley. MovinOnUp to heaven now", while director Smith laments, "G'bye, Sherman Hemsley. Your George Jefferson was so beloved, it earned you your own successful sitcom! Huge bucket of win! Move on up, sir."
Actress Marlee Matlin tells her Twitter followers, "Sad to read about passing of Sherman Hemsley, aka George Jefferson. RIP. Always very sweet to me", and Omar Epps adds, "RIP Sherman Hensley! Thank you for your art & making me laugh throughout my childhood!"
Seth Green, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Russell Simmons, Jesse Williams, Alyssa Milano and Holly Robinson Peete also paid their respects to Hemsley on the microblogging site.
"I think flying on about 25 flights in the last couple months has caught up with me...double ear infection & sore throat:( could be worse..." Actress Denise Richards is in pain after a jet-setting few weeks.
Whoopi Goldberg, Denise Richards and Kevin Connolly are among the stars who have reached out to Sylvester Stallone after his son was found dead on Friday (13Jul12).
Sage Stallone's body was discovered in his Studio City, California apartment. He was 36.
The action star shared his grief with fans via a statement from his publicist late on Friday, and his celebrity friends have since flocked to Twitter.com to offer up their support.
Richards declares, "my heart goes out to TheSlyStallone & your family...." and former beauty queen and Playboy Playmate Shanna Moakler adds, "RIP Sage Stallone, I only spent time with you briefly and you were/are wonderful... prayers to your family."
? Eliza Dushku wrote on her page, "Oh no - just drove by 10+ news vans near/on way home & heard 'Stallone's son found dead...' tragic. Sad. Sad. Tell your loves how much u (you) love 'em, every day. I'd be lost or long gone w/out (without) my fam (family)... ?express your love?."
Lisa Marie Presley adds, "My heart goes out to Sylvester Stallone and his family for their incredible tragedy and loss", and Entourage star Connolly took to his account to reminisce about his late friend, recalling, "Sage Stallone... Great memories... I'll always remember you and I running Philly in 1990. Rest in peace brother."
Goldberg ?lamented, "A really great guy has lost his son today Sending much love to Sylvester Stallone and the family. Hug ur kids, life can change so quickly, tell them how much they mean to u. They are never to (sic) old to hear it. 2 b (to be) clearer tell ur mothers and fathers sisters and brothers what they mean to u. NO ONE is ever too old to hear that they matter."
Police have revealed there was "no suspicion of foul play or criminal activity" in Sage's death.
While recent animated blockbusters have aimed to viewers of all ages starting with fantastical concepts and breathtaking visuals but tackling complex emotional issues along the way Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones — and it works. Venturing back to prehistoric times once again the fourth Ice Age film paints broad strokes on the theme of familial relationships throwing in plenty of physical comedy along the way. The movie isn't that far off from one of the many Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels: not particularly innovative or necessary but harmless thrilling fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Unless they have a particular distaste for wooly mammoths the kids will love it.
Ice Age: Continental Drift continues to snowball its cartoon roster bringing back the original film's trio (Ray Romano as Manny the Mammoth Denis Leary as Diego the Sabertooth Tiger and John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth) new faces acquired over the course of the franchise (Queen Latifah as Manny's wife Ellie) and a handful of new characters to spice things up everyone from Nicki Minaj as Manny's daughter Steffie to Wanda Sykes as Sid's wily grandma. The whole gang is living a pleasant existence as a herd with Manny's biggest problem being playing overbearing dad to the rebellious daughter. Teen mammoths they always want to go out and play by the waterfall! Whippersnappers.
The main thrust of the film comes when Scratch the Rat (whose silent comedy routines in the vein of Tex Avery/WB cartoons continue to be the series highlight) accidentally cracks the singular continent Pangea into the world we know today. Manny Diego and Sid find themselves stranded on an iceberg once again forced on a road trip journey of survival. The rest of the herd embarks to meet them giving Steffie time to realize the true meaning of friendship with help from her mole pal Louis (Josh Gad).
The ham-handed lessons may drag for those who've passed Kindergarten but Ice Age: Continental Drift is a lot of fun when the main gang crosses paths with a group of villainous pirates. (Back then monkeys rabbits and seals were hitting the high seas together pillaging via boat-shaped icebergs. Obviously.) Quickly Ice Age becomes an old school pirate adventure complete with maritime navigation buried treasure and sword fights. Gut (Peter Dinklage) an evil ape with a deadly... fingernail leads the evil-doers who pose an entertaining threat for the familiar bunch. Jennifer Lopez pops by as Gut's second-in-command Shira the White Tiger and the film's two cats have a chase scene that should rouse even the most apathetic adults. Hearing Dinklage (of Game of Thrones fame) belt out a pirate shanty may be worth the price of admission alone.
With solid action (that doesn't need the 3D addition) cartoony animation and gags out the wazoo Ice Age: Continental Drift is entertainment to enjoy with the whole family. Revelatory? Not quite. Until we get a feature length silent film of Scratch's acorn pursuit we may never see a "classic" Ice Age film but Continental Drift keeps it together long enough to tell a simple story with delightful flare that should hold attention spans of any length. Massive amounts of sugar not even required.
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The 31-year-old model/actress's longtime boyfriend, music video director Anthony Mandler, popped the question during a romantic vacation in Greece and she said yes.
Speaking about his excitement in a post on Twitter.com, the groom-to-be writes, "Me and you...unforgettable moment The yes was the best part."
Mandler has directed promos for artists including Rihanna, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Usher.
The 90 year old, who was played by Robert De Niro in classic 1980 movie Raging Bull, fell over and ruptured his pubic bone, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
He has now been released from hospital and doctors have given him permission to continue with a run of his Lady and the Champ show, which co-stars his fiancee Denise Baker.
The run begins on 19 July (12) at New York City's Richmond Shepard Theatre.
News of LaMotta's hospitalisation comes shortly after it was revealed he is facing a lawsuit over an upcoming Raging Bull sequel.
Studio bosses at MGM have filed suit against the former sportsman, alleging they should have been offered the chance to develop the follow-up, which is based on his 1986 sequel book.