It was a whirlwind week for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who became engaged on Kim’s birthday in San Francisco on Monday, Oct. 21. The rapper popped the question with a gorgeous 15 carat Lorraine Schwartz sparkler in front of their friends and family at AT&T Park in San Francisco. E! News also has an exclusive sneak peek of the epic proposal!
But, that wasn’t the only story that had people talking.
Take a look at our five biggest stories of the week!
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Engaged: The E! star got the surprise of her life when her longtime love got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. Kanye managed to keep his birthday surprise for Kim a secret from not only her, but from most of the rest of the family as well, thanks to future mother-in-law Kris Jenner, who said that she couldn’t be happier for her “kids.”
In an exclusive clip from the memorable night, you can see a car pulling onto the field and then Kim’s wide-eyed reaction as the orchestra plays Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo and Kanye’s “Knock You Down.” Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian Odom‘s reaction when they figure out what’s going on is pretty priceless, too, after which Kris tells the group it’s time to join the lovebirds out on the field.
Kanye selected a flawless D-stone “best diamond there is” for the 15-carat cushion-cutring by Lorraine Schwartz, who was one of the select friends of the family to witness the proposal.
Katharine McPhee Spotted Kissing Married Director: Katharine McPhee wasspotted smooching her former Smash director Michael Morris in public. McPhee and Morris are both married to other people, and were packing on the PDA after their lunch date at I Panini Di Ambra in Hollywood on Sunday, Oct. 22. The duo locked lips in a parking lot, holding hands and sharing several kisses.
The 29-year-old has been separated from her husband, 47-year-old performer turned producer Nick Cokas for several months. They were married in 2008. Morris, meanwhile, has been married to 44-year-old actress Mary McCormack since 2003. They are parents to 9-year-old Margaret, 6-year-old Rose and 2-year-old Lillian.
Prince George’s Royal Christening: The royal family celebrated the christening ofPrince George on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in elegant style.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, who looked chic in a ruffled cream Alexander McQueen coat dress, proudly carried their 3-month-old son into the Chapel Royal in St. James’ Palace.
Only 23 guests witnessed the christening: George’s seven godparents and the six spouses among them; Kate’s parents and siblings Pippa and James; Queen Elizabeth IIand Prince Phillip; Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Harry; and William’s former nanny turned George’s part-time nanny, Jessie Webb.
After the ceremony, it was back to Clarence House for the formal portraits, tea and the top tier of Will and Kate’s wedding cake. It’s a British tradition for couples to freeze the top of their cake and then serve it at their firstborn child’s baptism.
Kelly Clarson Marries Brandon Blackstock: Kelly Clarkson is no longer Miss. Independent! The Grammy winnermarried talent manager Brandon Blackstock in a small ceremony in Tennessee on Sunday, Oct. 20. Clarkson broke the news via Twitter on Monday, Oct. 21, writing, “I’m officially Mrs. Blackstock. We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!”
The beautiful bride donned a lace design by Temperley Bridal and had her hair pulled up into a romantic updo with a slightly undone feel. Clarkson carried a bouquet of sunflowers and Bluebonnets—the official flower of Texas, her home state.
Only a small group of friends and family were in attendance, including Blackstock’s two kids from his first marriage.
The bride and groom first met in 2006 during rehearsals for the American Country Music Awards. They began dating six years later, and in December 2012, Blackstock asked Clarkson for her hand in marriage.
Lara Flynn Boyle Looks Nearly Unrecognizable: Lara Flynn Boyle looks nearly unrecognizable from her former self. The 43-year-old brunette actress made a rare outing, shopping with her mother in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The Twin Peaks star’s dramatically altered appearance, most noticeably her extremely puffy cheeks and lips, may be due to going overboard with cosmetic procedures. Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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