Just when we thought it would be a quiet week after the standard MTV Movie Awards antics, pop-pop-pop went the celebs, starting with a popping of the question...
ENGAGEMENT IN THE USA: Miley Cyrus, all of 19, accepted the proposal of one Hunger Games hottie Liam Hemsworth. We can't even begin to guess what the future holds for the young couple, but you can bet media outlets will be battling one another to the death to secure the exclusive rights to wedding pics. (And it's great to hear that Kelly Preston is happy about something these days.)
HIGHWAY TO HELL: Lindsay Lohan was on her way to the Liz & Dick set, hoping to have a more secure day, when her Porsche collided with a big truck. She was hurt enough to need a trip to the hospital, but she was back in wardrobe by the end of the day. Now this is a girl that needs, er, wants to work!
STEALING BEAUTY: Can not a year go by without pageantry being marred by pomp? Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin resigned her post, claiming that this year's Miss USA contest was rigged (but privately telling organizers she was appalled by inclusion of transgender contestants), and unsurprisingly ended up getting sued by Miss Universe honcho Donald Trump. Our own Giuliana Rancic, who's hosted the Miss USA pageant for two straight years, said it was impossible—and the supposed eyewitness-to-the-rigging, Miss Florida Karina Brez, says she doesn't know what Monnin is talking about!
HEAD CASE: Sheryl Crow good-naturedly revealed that she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor—last November!
IMMORTAL BELOVED: The Twilight Saga proved once again formidable at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, with Breaking Dawn: Part 1 toppling both the final Harry Potter flick and The Hunger Games to be named Best Movie. At least, we heard that happened. We were pretty useless after watching Johnny Depp play with the Black Keys.
AMERICA'S GOT NERVE: Tim Poe, a perfectly good singer, muffed up his shot at America's Got Talent glory by exaggerating his military injuries. He does realize now that having served his country for 10 years as a National Guardsman would have been good enough of a story on its own, right?!
WEDDING BONGOS: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are getting married any minute now in Texas!...Tony Danza and Liza Minnelli, on the other hand, are never getting married...Bachelor Pad-made couple Blake Julian and Holly Durst tied the knot.
OUT AND ABOUT: John Travolta made his first public appearance since all the...unpleasantness began: He helped fete Shirley MacLaine, this year's recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Award,
BABY BOOM: Megan Fox's bump is growing, slowly but surely...Surprise duo Natasha Gregson Wagner and Barry Watson welcomed a daughter together, Clover Clementyne Watson...It's a boy named Tyler William Fisher for former Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug and husband Robert Fisher III...Jackson Rathbone and girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi have one on the way.
INSIDE SCOOP: Paris Jackson talks with Oprah Winfrey about dad Michael Jackson, and what it was like having to wear those masks in public.
KAR-DISHING: Kim Kardashian may have given Kourtney Kardashian I-told-you-so ammunition forever by telling Jimmy Kimmel she wished she had paid more attention to her big sister before marrying Kris Humphries...Plus, Kylie Jenner was out and about again with Cody Simpson.
UNHITCHED: Danica McKellar filed for divorce from husband Mike Verta...Debra Messing filed for divorce from Daniel Zelman after a long, live-in separation...Are Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee Simmons really calling it quits after four years and a child together?...Mel Gibson' father, John Hutton Gibson, filed for divorce from his second wife, Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson.
REGULAR-ENGAGED: 90210's Matt Lanter popped the question to longtime girlfriend Angela Stacy...Julianne Hough's family is wondering when Ryan Seacrest is going to pop the question...It's not the time for Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart, either.
LOO-HOO-SA-HER: Jim Carrey fretted for the privacy of Jenny McCarthy's son Evan after his ex claimed that the actor was ignoring her attempts to get them together for a visit.
TIME FOR A CELEBRATION: Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry have been fixtures on the Diamond Jubilee scene, which peaked this week with the epic gathering of the barges on the Thames and a royal concert outside Buckingham Palace.
BOWING OUT: 2008 Olympic gold-medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson is retiring at the ripe old age of 20.
TV LAND: Andrew De Leon stands out (for the right reasons!) on America's Got Talent...Lulu the plus-size pole dancer also made a splash...Five can't-wait-for-'em characters coming to Game of Thrones' third season...Is Roberto Martinez going to be the next Bachelor?!...Meet the new Real Housewives of New York City...Community leads all comers with six nominations for 2012 TV Critics' Choice Awards. Mad Men and Parks and Recreation were hot in its heels with five apiece...Andy Samberg explains his decision to leave Saturday Night Live...Vote for your faves in WWK's inaugural Golden Remote Awards.
SCREEN PLAY: Watch the Magic Mike trailer, try not to lose control...Little People of America call out Snow White and the Huntsman for having non-little actors play the dwarfs...Watch the Django Unchained trailer and try not to start busting heads...Nikki Reed approves of Kristen Stewart's toplessness in On the Road...
MUSICAL NOTES: Turns out John Mayer didn't like it when Taylor Swift wrote a song about him...Nicki Minaj wouldn't apologize for concert pull-out at Lil Wayne's behest...Carrie Underwood won big and we noted the best and lesser from the 2012 CMT Awards...We hear Miley's got some "adult and sexy" music coming before she ties the knot...We see why Swizz Beatz calls wife Alicia Keys his "Bond girl"...Erykah Badu is steaming mad at the Flaming Lips over the final cut of their video for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"...Kanye West lost his cool onstage in Paris...Watch Kenny Chesney's "Come on Over" video...Also watch Coldplay and Rihanna's "Princess of China" video...Madonna's latest concert montage had a little too much (as in, any) Nazi imagery in it for people's taste...Gwyneth Paltrow, you just don't get to use the same words that Jay-Z does sometimes. That's just the way it is.
LAW & DISORDER: Scout Willis, Bruce and Demi's middle child, busted for underage drinking with a fake ID...Matthew Fox DUI diverted...Amanda Bynes pleaded not guilty to DUI, asked for presidential pardon...Homicide detectives and crime-lab analysts searched an L.A.-area residence in connection with the case of missing studio executive Gavin Hill, who disappeared more than a month ago...Lauryn Hill charged with not paying taxes on $1.5 million in income...CBS demands that ABC not go through with airing The Glass House this month...Dee Jay Daniels, formerly a cute kid on The Hughleys, was arrested on suspicion of murder in an alleged gang-related killing...Bobbi Kristina Brown won't be charged with underage gambling...Guy posing as Lamar Odom's assistant accused of bilking Lakers fan Penny Marshall out of $5,000...
HOSPITAL CORNER: Phillip Phillips underwent kidney surgery and should be on time for the American Idols Live tour...Amber Portwood has chosen jail after a second suicide attempt...Bloody bad timing! Prince Phillip was hospitalized with an infection right amid the Diamond Jubilee festivities honoring his wife's 60-year reign...Pink had her gallbladder removed after becoming too ill to be the entertainment at Ryan Murphy's Obama fundraiser...Simon Cowell skipped this weekend's X Factor auditions while he's battling bronchitis.
FAREWELLS: Kathryn Joosten, star of Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, died after a long battle with lung cancer; she was 72...Ray Bradbury, prolific author who popularized science fiction, died at 91...Original Family Feud host Richard Dawson died of cancer at 79...Former Fleetwood Mac guitarust Bob Welch was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 65 and his wife said he had battled health problems.