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Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka are engaged; Mariah Carey tweets picture of daughter Monroe

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Neil Patrick Harris, right, and David Burtka in 2009. (Peter Kramer/AP)

“I'd sure love to get married. Please, NY Senate, vote in favor of marriage equality today. My family would really appreciate it,” Harris tweeted, shortly before New York on Friday became the sixth state, plus the District of Columbia, to allow gay marriage.

Burtka tweeted to a follower that he and Harris had proposed to each other, which sent many fans into a congratulatory tizzy. But, as Harris later explained, they’ve been engaged for years:

“David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago! We've been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date.” (@actuallyNPH, @davidburtka)

Mariah Carey isn’t waiting for some tabloid to release the first picture of her twin babies. The diva used Twitter to share a picture of daughter Monroe’s hand. (@mariahcarey)

The red-and-black jacket worn by human/zombie Michael Jackson in the “Thriller” music video was purchased by someone with a lot of disposable income-- for $1.8 million. Meanwhile, vinyl replicas available at malls across America are still worth about 30 bucks. (Associated Press via Washington Post)

Alleged boyfriend stealer Jennifer Aniston is also a tattoo-getter! She had the name of her late dog, Norman, inked on her foot. (E!)

Best headline of the day award goes to Reuters for this Florence Henderson doozy: “Brady Bunch mom got crabs in affair with NY mayor.” (Reuters)

After the jump, find out which American folk singer will reportedly be the focus of the Coen brothers’ next film.

The Coen brothers’ next music-heavy film will reportedly focus on Dave van Ronk, nicknamed the “Mayor of MacDougal Street.” (Vulture)

Tracy Morgan gave his first post-scandal comedy show in New York on Saturday. It went so-so. (EW)

Ameriie, best known for her hit “1 Thing,” wed record executive Lenny Nicholson on Saturday. (People)

Do you want to hear “Kazaam” star Shaquille O’Neal sing some classic Michael Jackson songs? Of course you do. (TMZ)

Remember when Ryan O’Neal kind of blamed his kids for Farrah Fawcett’s cancer? His performance on their OWN reality show isn’t much better.


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