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Vanderpump Rules' Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright Are Engaged. The cast of Vanderpump Rules is SURving up romance instead of drama. On Thursday evening, Brittany Cartwright took to Instagram and revealed she is engaged to Jax Taylor. "Omg omg!!!!!!!! We are ENGAGED! What a way to start our summer and season 7!!" Brittany shared on social media. "I am so happy, so in love, and so beyond excited for this next chapter of our lives! I can't wait for all of you to see how he proposed! I am the happiest girl ever right now. Love can win #PumpRules." Jax added, "She said yes!!! I can't wait for y'all to see how this happened next season!!! I am marrying the woman of my dreams and I could not be happier!! Make sure y'all tune in season 7 to see how this unfolded. My amazing friend/brother @kcdlovecampaign knocked it out of the park on this ring. I told him a few details but I trusted him and as you can see he came through above and beyond. When I decided to do this he was the only one I wanted to design Brittany's ring and this is why... flawless Kyle absolutely flawless. Also thank you Margaret owner of @Neptunesnet for allowing me to make this special day possible at one of our favorite spots to eat in Malibu." Shortly after the news was posted on Instagram, several Bravo friends couldn't help but express their excitement at the news. "Ring's badass. Beautiful stuff. Good job @MrJaxTaylor Congrats you two," Southern Charm's Craig Conover wrote in the comments section. Shep Rose added, "Damn! Haha. Congrats you 2! Can't wait to celebrate in person." Viewers of Bravo's addictive reality show have followed Jax and Brittany's love story that has been a bit of a roller coaster. In fact, last season documented the couple's struggle to overcome Jax's cheating scandal. Ultimately, it became clear that the love between the pair never went away. "He just wasn't going to give up on me," Brittany revealed to Morgan Stewart and Carissa Culiner on E!'s Daily Pop when reliving their breakup. "I knew that I loved him still. I was trying to act like I didn't. In the end, I'm just so glad where we are right now because we are so much better than we ever have been." Jax would later tweet, "I am not perfect and I will never be but I am working very hard on myself. I realized later that @BNCartwright is my angel and she makes me want to be a better man." Congratulations to the couple on their big news! Now, it's time to plan a wedding! (Eonline)
Kelly Clarkson Reveals the Secret to Her 37-Pound Weight Loss. For years, Kelly Clarkson has been mocked about her weight. Over the past few months, she has dropped 37 pounds. So what's her secret? The 36-year-old singer credits her weight loss to Steven Gundry's 2017 book The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain and also says a new diet has alleviated a thyroid condition. "I had an autoimmune disease and a thyroid problem that started in like 2006," Clarkson said on NBC's Today show on Friday. "I read this book...it might not work for you but it worked wonderfully. Here's the best part, ya'll, it's not even the weight- I mean, I know the industry loves the weight gone, but I mean, for me, it wasn't really the weight. For me it was like, I'm not on my medicine anymore. My bloodwork came back and I haven't been on my medicine since like February." The singer says she does not work out, joking, "I do wine instead." She also said she still eats food such as cake and fried chicken but makes sure to cook with ingredients such as tapioca or almond flour. "And honestly, I'm gonna be real with you, it's really expensive to do," Clarkson said. "I wish the government would really back humanity on this, 'cause it's really hard to find. I was poor growing up and there's no way my family could have afforded this. It helped out so much with health. My autoimmune disease is like, gone and I'm like 37 pounds lighter in my pleather." In the book, Gundry, a California-based chest and heart surgeon and contributor to Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop site, writes about how gluten and plant-based proteins called lectins, found in typically healthy foods such as grains, beans, nuts, fruits and vegetables, cause inflammatory reactions in the body that can lead to weight gain and other health ailments. Some doctors and other critics have dismissed his claims as nothing more than a fad diet with no scientific evidence to back it up and there are mixed opinions in the medical community about whether eliminating certain foods from one's diet has any effect on autoimmune diseases. "It's like understanding food and understanding what we do to our food, like spraying and pesticides and genetically-modified and like hormones we pump in and it's also about how pharmaceuticals have kind of like ruined our body, our flora, like everything and so, I don't really take medicine unless I absolutely need it," Clarkson said. (Eonline)
Every sports dynasty deserves a wild turn up, and Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Golden State Warriors didn't disappoint after winning the NBA Championship ... mostly. Moments after the Warriors secured the bag -- back-to-back titles, and 3 out of the last 4 -- they doused themselves in super expensive champagne. Steph definitely came prepared for the burn ... with ski goggles protecting his eyes. Here's the lowdown on the high-priced locker room bash: 300 bottles of Mot & Chandon -- 150 Imperial Golden Luminous magnums, $1,250 a pop in nightclubs ... and 150 Nectar Imperial Rose magnums, $1,500 each!! Sweet celebration, but we gotta say ... WHERE you win says a lot about how crazy your championship celebration gets. Sure, GSW turned up in the locker room, but where's the awesome nightclub bash with world famous DJs?? See the Washington Capitals for that. The lesson? Whenever possible, win the title in Vegas!! Or at least fly the team jet directly there. Just sayin' ... (TMZ)
Floyd Mayweather isn't ALL smiles over his top rank on Forbes' highest paid athletes list this year ... telling TMZ Sports he shoulda been technically No. 1 AND No. 4!! Conor's at No. 4 because of me," Floyd said of the UFC superstar he boxed back in August. "I'm No. 1, and the guy that's No. 4 is because of me." The shade over the Irish fighter didn't stop there -- especially when we asked if he thinks Conor can ever get to his No. 1 spot. "Absolutely not. Conor McGregor can never get to No. 1 without Floyd Mayweather." For the record ... Forbes credited Floyd with making $285 mil the last 12 months, and Conor with $99 mil. Their respective purses from their monster summer fight were estimated to be around $200 mil and $70 mil ... so Floyd might have a point. As for what he did to celebrate being top dog ... Floyd wouldn't say -- though he WAS eager to show our camera guy some of his insanely expensive whips. (TMZ)