Britney Spears engaged to her former agent

Britney Spears is ready to walk down the aisle for the third time. The 30-year-old pop star has agreed to marry her longtime boyfriend and former agent, Jason Trawick.

Trawick announced Friday on "Access Hollywood" that he and Spears are engaged. The two have been dating since 2009.

Spears was previously married to Kevin Federline. The couple divorced in 2006. Spears also briefly wed childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004, but the marriage was annulled after 55 hours.

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Beach Boys announce 50th-anniversary tour

The Beach Boys, the famed Southern California surf band, announced plans for a 50th anniversary reunion tour.

Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks will all participate, and 50 dates are planned, with the tour kickoff at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in late April, according to the group's website.


Giuliana Rancic doing well after breast surgery

Giuliana Rancic has had her double mastectomy and is "doing really well," according to husband Bill Rancic.

Giuliana, 36, was diagnosed with breast cancer in October after a mammogram ordered as part of in vitro fertilization therapy revealed cancer cells in both breasts. This week's surgery became necessary after a double lumpectomy failed to nab all the cancerous cells and she was unwilling to live with the risks that would come with another lumpectomy and chemo.

Though Bill noted to Wendy Williams that his wife's scars would be "a badge of courage," he went on to explain that the procedure was not the disfiguring experience of years past. Plus, he got to have a little fun related to the reconstructive surgery she had done with the mastectomies.

"Bill helped pick them out and everything," she said, smiling. "So I'm, like, Bill, that big?"

Will Ferrell chosen to rule over Mardi Gras

Comedian Will Ferrell has been named the god of wine for next year's Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

The Krewe of Bacchus of the popular Carnival season parade announced the choice Thursday. The parade will roll on Feb. 19.

Other comedians who have reigned as the god of wine over the years include Bob Hope, Billy Crystal and Jim Belushi.

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