The Daily Shuffle: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Are Engaged

matthew mcconaughey, camila alvesProving just how great the holiday season can be, Matthew McConaughey and his longtime girlfriend of five years, Camila Alves, are finally engaged. According to US Weekly, the actor popped the question to Alves on Christmas day by having there be a little something extra special under the Christmas tree this year — an engagement ring! McConaughey himself confirmed the exciting news via his Twitter account, writing, “Just asked Camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas,” while additionally posting a picture of the two of them kissing on his WhoSay account. The pair met in 2006 and currently share two children together: Levi and Vida. Congratulations to the happy couple! – Twitter, US

The Hollywood Reporter states (via Uptown Magazine) that Jennifer Hudson was originally offered to play Gabourey Sidibe’s lead role in the film Precious, but turned it down because she was unwilling to gain weight for the part since she didn’t want to be defined by her size. Hudson talks about it in her new weight-loss themed book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, and explains that she turned down the role because “I had done that with Effie [in Dreamgirls]…and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing to whatsoever to do with my weight.” I’m sure Gabourey was extremely thankful. – Uptown, THR

According to TMZ, Maria Shriver is telling her friends that she’s unsure if she wants to divorce her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, partly because of her religious beliefs in the sanctity of marriage and partly because Schwarzenegger is trying extra hard to win her back. The site reports that the former governor of California is being “extremely sweet” to Shriver and has made numerous gestures to win her back, including showering her with a variety of “I’m sorry” gifts. How original. – TMZ