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American Idol Alum Pia Toscano Is Engaged. Is that wedding bells we hear? Or just the clink clink of that gorgeous bling on American Idol alum Pia Toscano's ring finger? Both, we suppose. The singer is engaged to boyfriend Jimmy R.O. Smith and the duo is as handsome as they are talented. Which is, by the way, saying a lot considering their joint ventures alongside the one and only. Jimmy put on a ring on it, so to speak, about two months ago, Us Weekly reported Tuesday. And the pair seems to be as happy as ever. The future spouses celebrated with a killer party at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Jan. 19. And, of course, Pia danced the night away with her fiance. Then again, neither of the two love birds are any strangers to the dance floor. Or J.Lo, for that matter. If you recall, Pia was a fan-favorite on American Idol's 11th season and shocked viewers after her elimination in the show's tenth round. J.Lo, it seems, took a liking to the songbird because she landed a role as one of the icon's backup singers. The singer's fiance boasts quite the repertoire as well. Jimmy has appeared in the movies Burlesque and Dreamgirls, as well as a dancing role in Jennifer's Las Vegas residency, All I Have, which also happens to be his current gig at, you guessed it, none other than Planet Hollywood's KOI Lounge. Ah, full circle we see. What's more? The couple actually met last year on J.Lo's tour, a source confirmed to People, while Pia and Jimmy were serving up their respective back-up talents. No word on wedding venues yet, but our bets are certainly on the guest list. And the dance floor. And on the topic of dancing, we're sure Pia did an awful lot of it upon her reception of that pear-shaped sparkler on her ring finger. The choreographer took to his Instagram on New Years with a sweet caption to his honey...and a feature spotlight on her engagement ring. "The #NewYear countdown with my future Mrs. SMITH. A toast to topping every year we've all ever lived. G.i.g --- #ourlastnewyearcelebrationsingle #MrandMrsSMITH" Jimmy captioned the photo. And top it they will, we're sure. We're accepting invites by the way. (Eonline)

Tess Holliday Is Pregnant With Her Second Child. Tess Holliday is going to be a model mommy -- again! The 30-year-old beauty, who has famously built her career as the first size 22 signed model, revealed she is pregnant with her second child. The stunner is expecting to welcome her new baby with fiance Nick Holliday in June, her rep confirmed to E! News Wednesday. "It definitely was not planned and I was a little nervous when I first found out, but I'm excited," she revealed to People. Fortunately, she already knows the ropes to giving birth. She also has son Rylee, 10, from a previous marriage. It's been a decade since the model was last strutting with a baby bump and she's looking forward to the changes experience brings. "When I had my son, I was 20 and I didn't know what I was doing and I didn't have help," she added. "I'm really excited to be doing it again and have support, and be able to enjoy having a baby, because I couldn't last time." Though she already has all this practice in, Holliday feels a bit like a newbie again. "It's [also] been 10 years since I had a kid, so there are so many things that are new," she told the magazine. "My friends that have babies are posting all of these new swings and breastfeeding techniques and new bottles, and it's really overwhelming because I thought, 'I've already done all this,' but it feels like I haven't. I'm having to relearn a lot!" While she doesn't know the sex of the baby, her son is hoping for a little brother. As for her stud, Nick thinks their upcoming cherub will perfectly wrap up their family. "I think it really solidifies the two halves of our family coming together," he said. "It will be nice to have the family more blended." People was the first to report the baby news. (Eonline)

New Couple Alert! Jane the Virgin Star Gina Rodriguez Is Dating Ben Schwartz. Love is in the air for Gina Rodriguez. E! News can confirm the Jane the Virgin star is dating actor Ben Schwartz. Just this past weekend, Hollywood's newest pair was spotted together at the Staples Center in Los Angeles attending a boxing match between Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero. We also noticed that the Hollywood stars recently followed each other on Twitter. "She's so happy," a source told Us who first reported the news. "She thinks he is so great and all her friends love him." While many fans will recognize Gina for her Golden Globe winning role as Jane Villanueva in Jane the Virgin, Ben is also a familiar face to the small screen. In addition to appearing on Parks and Recreation, the funnyman also stars in House of Lies as Clyde Oberholt. As a new romance begins, Gina's work in Hollywood will still be a huge priority. In addition to launching "Movement Mondays" that helps highlight Latino stars, the actress will also continue to entertain fans with her game-changing role. "None of us wants to be defined anymore. We're human, dude. I feel like I was meant to do something -- and nothing about me, genetically, is gonna stop me from doing that," Gina shared in Glamour when talking about her TV show. "Jane feels the same way." (Eonline)

Here ya go One Direction fans -- Louis Tomlinson taking the stage for the first time ... as a hands-on dad! Louis loaded up his newborn son into an SUV, along with baby mama Briana Jungwirth. Looks like daddy Louis had first shift on car seat duty as they headed to the hospital for a checkup. Their kid's about 6 days old ... but Louis and Briana still haven't announced a name. Tuesday's outing was the first time the new parents have been seen together in months. BTW ... props to Briana for the bounce back! (TMZ)

Everyone knows Mariah Carey loves a good wedding. After all, this is the woman who dressed as Cinderella and shut down Disneyland just to celebrate renewing her vows with ex-husband Nick Cannon. Now engaged to her billionaire fiance James Packer, who proposed on Jan. 21 in New York City with a whopping 35-carat diamond engagement ring, the Grammy-winning superstar might have found her happily ever after. "Mariah was always a hopeless romantic," a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "She deserves the dream and I am sure James will give her just that." Estimated to be the fourth-richest person in Australia with a net worth of $4.7 billion, Packer, 48, recently signed a lease for a luxury home outside L.A. at a little less than $250,000 per month, where Carey will raise her 41/2-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, from her marriage to Cannon. The singer "always loved being showered with roses and diamonds," says a pal. "And now her princess fairy tale is coming true." While this will be Carey's third marriage-she previously tied the knot with music executive Tommy Mottola, 67, and America's Got Talenthost Cannon, 35 (their divorce is still pending)- friends say she can't wait to be Packer's wife. "She is super excited," says an insider. "And she has never been in a better place." With plans still to be finalized, friends are anticipating nothing less than the best for Carey's next wedding. Adds a pal: "Mariah is someone who likes to be taken care of." (People)

Here's Why Zendaya Would Rather Be "Known for Being a Human Being" Than Any Other Hollywood Project. Zendaya realizes she has a voice and she wants to use it for good! As many fans know, the singer and actress isn't afraid to speak out about race, online bullying and other important topics. So when sitting down with E! News, the 19-year-old was happy to share the simple reason why she stands up for personal issues. "I just think if you have -- I guess you could say in a sense -- power or influence, you have responsibility and to use that to the best of your abilities and I think that's what I want to do and I want to continue to do," she told Sibley Scoles. "Hopefully other young artists -- as I get older -- they will come in and see and understand because there have been people that did that for me." She continued, "I think it's just important. It's very, very important especially as a young woman of color." At just 19 years old, Zendaya has already found huge success with TV shows like Shake It Up and K.C. Undercover as well as modeling gigs and hit singles. In addition, she just released a video for "Neverland" that is featured on Finding Neverland The Album from the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. But regardless of all the hits and wins she earns in Hollywood, Zendaya wants to be known for the good she spread instead of her projects. "It's a beautiful thing. I think one thing that people have always asked me is like... 'Your work or outspokenness kinda overshadows other things that you do, does that ever bother you?' and I'm like absolutely not," she explained. "I would much rather be known for being a human being and the things that I do as Zendaya than a project I was on and stuff I do." She added, "I say that a lot, but it's very much the truth." (Eonline)

Grease: Live's Pink Ladies Are Taking Their Roles So Seriously They Actually Braid Each Other's Hair. Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough and the rest of their costars playing the Pink Ladies in Grease: Live are taking their roles very seriously -- so seriously, in fact, that they've begun to have Monday movie nights, go out to lunch together, and they even braid each other's hair. Sure, they're having six days a week of intense rehearsals for their live production of the iconic musical, but they've also found time for some hardcore bonding, the women of the cast dish to E! News on Fox's Television Critics Association winter press tour red carpet. "We have typical boy talk and we braid each other's hair," confesses Kether Donohue, who plays Jan. Says movie night host Hudgens, "It's been so much fun. I think that everyone who is involved is a really talented artist and also an extremely good person, so you add the two together and it's just heavenly. They're just really amazing people. I love hanging out with the girls and just being goofs." Carly Rae Jepsen, a.k.a. beauty school dropout Frenchy, describes it as "an adult summer camp," where "you just surround yourself with very like-minded people who are very passionate about putting on a project well. You just get to dig into a whole different world." And even when they try to explain their experiences to their family members, they aren't able to truly convey the fun they're having. Says Keke Palmer (a.k.a. Marty), "We all feel the same and we're all experiencing this together." In fact, Hough hopes she and her castmates can become lifelong friends, like some of the original movie's cast members still are. "We all feel so grateful to be here that we're all really vulnerable and really open, so we're all just connecting on a real, raw level," she says. Grease: Live airs Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. on Fox. (Eonline)

Rob Kardashian packed a suitcase and moved in with Blac Chyna ... at least temporarily ... TMZ has learned. Rob, who was living at Khloe's house, has been at B.C.'s digs for 5 days and counting. As for how it happened ... we're told Rob made the first move by DM'ing Chyna 2 weeks ago. We're told Rob genuinely likes Chyna and is not hooking up to upset his family ... but we're told it has definitely upset the Kardashian brood. Kylie has been at war with Tyga's baby mama for more than a year. Rob is using Chyna's home fitness equipment to train, with a little inspirational help from her. Rob and Chyna have known each other for a long time ... since she lived across the street from him when she was Kim's best friend. Our sources say the Kardashians are outraged at Rob's hookup. They believe Chyna is manipulating everything and that SHE is the one who first reached out. They also say she's behind Rob's sudden interest in Instagram postings. They believe Rob's horribly depressed and she's playing into his insecurities for her own gain. (TMZ)

O.J. Simpson's murder trial captivated millions who watched from afar, but for Kris Jenner, the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and the subsequent trial was deeply personal. "[O.J. and Nicole] were two of the best friends I ever had in my entire life," Jenner tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. She is speaking out ahead of the release of the FX series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which details the infamous murder trial. But Nicole's close pal Jenner, who spoke to actor David Schwimmer as he prepared to play her late ex-husband Robert Kardashian (an attorney on O.J.'s defense team), says that though the series opens old emotional wounds, "this is going to introduce a new generation to this thing that took place that was so horrific. It could have been prevented." Kris met O.J. and Nicole through Kardashian when she was just 17 years old. "I went to bed one night and I woke up the next morning and my entire universe had changed," she says. "They were two of the best friends I ever had in my entire life. They were my family. O.J. was like my big brother. So I not only mourned the loss of Nicole, but I mourned the loss of O.J. and that relationship." Indeed, the two families were incredibly close. For nearly two decades the Kardashian-Simpson clans shared vacations with their children, celebrated countless birthdays and supported each other through good times and bad. (Tragically, Jenner and Nicole even had plans for lunch the day that Nicole's body was found). "I have these vivid memories of an amazing friendship and a life that we all had together," says Jenner, 60, adding that it was Nicole who inspired her love of interior design. "She was funny, she was beautiful and loyal and passionate and the best mom I had ever met." Sadly, Nicole was hiding a painful secret, one that Jenner only learned of during the trial. "I saw all the pictures and the police reports and I heard tapes of Nicole calling 911 [after she was abused by O.J.]," says Jenner. "That was stuff I didn't know anything about. I beat myself up because I felt like I wasn't paying attention. Like, how did I miss this? But that's typical in an abusive relationship-that the woman doesn't speak out about how she's being treated." Jenner adds: "My heart breaks because of all the pain and suffering she went through. I wish I had noticed the signs. She was fighting for her life many days I'm sure. I try to pay attention to things more now. I follow my intuition." Jenner says she hopes that the attention from FX's upcoming series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson will shed some light on a very real-and very widespread-issue. "Domestic violence is a real tragedy in our lives," says Jenner. "[Nicole's death] could have been prevented. I have five daughters so of course I want women everywhere, especially women of this new generation, to know the story. They need to realize that they have a voice and they need to tell somebody if someone has hurt them. And if Nicole's legacy can be protecting other women, then that would be a really positive thing." American Crime Story premieres Feb. 2 on FX. (People)

Conrad Hilton has reportedly been sent to a substance abuse treatment after failing drug tests and violating his probation. According to the Associated Press and City News Service, a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday ordered the hotel heir to enter a residential treatment program for at least 90 days for violating his probation. The judge rejected a request by authorities to put Hilton behind bars for 60 days, the AP reports. Hilton, 21, was sentenced to probation and community service last year after pleading guilty to disrupting a British Airways flight. (Hilton was accused of assaulting and intimidating the crew to the point where it interfered with their ability to perform their duties, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.) According to the AP, authorities said he violated his probation by trespassing, failing drug tests, failing to complete three treatment programs and traveling out of California without permission from his probation officer. The youngest brother of Paris Hilton was also arrested a few months later on suspicion of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home in Los Angeles in June 2015. (People)


50 Cent is a financial shadow of his former self ... this according to new bankruptcy docs obtained by TMZ. The mogul claims in the legal docs his bank booty totals $7.4 million. Add to that his real property holdings of around $8.8 million and his total assets are just north of $16 million. It's a breathtaking number, but not in a good way. 50 sold his interest in Vitaminwater for somewhere between $60 million and $100 million. Mind you ... that's just the water. At his peak, 50 was reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 50 has put it out there that he has declared "rich man's" bankruptcy ... and that he's still rolling in the dough. He's got more money than most, but compare him to The Game, who deposited more than $13 million in his charity account alone. (TMZ)

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