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Weekend Recap: Billy Bob Thornton Secretly Married, Michael Phelps Engaged And More!

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Busy obsessing over the Oscars this weekend? No worries, we've got all the other top entertainment news covered from this weekend. Check out some of the top stories from this weekend in Hollywood and beyond!

Billy Bob Thornton Is Married!

Surprise! Angelina Jolie’s former husband, Billy Bob Thornton, has found love again. The Judge actor married for the sixth time, back in October! Thornton and his now wife, Connie Angland, finally tied the knot after 12 years of dating. The couple wed on Oct. 22 "at their home in Los Angeles during a private ceremony before family," Thornton’s rep confirmed over the weekend.

Thornton and Angland began seeing each other shortly after Thornton’s publicized divorce from Jolie. The actor and Angland, a former makeup effects artist, share daughter Bella, who they welcomed in 2004. Congrats to the happy couple!

Parks and Recreation Producer Dies

As the series finale of the beloved show, Parks and Recreation, approaches this Tuesday, fans are not only remembering the seven seasons of genuine love and humor, but also an executive producer of the show who lost his life this week.

Harris Whittels, only 30-years-old, was found dead in his Los Feliz home near Los Angeles by his assistant. The comedian, who had been battling addiction, is rumored to have died from a drug overdose. Whittels not only executively produced the show, but had a recurring role as an incompetent animal control worker.

A few of Whittels’ co-stars and friends shared their condolences. 

Meanwhile, Amy Poehler spoke at an event Thursday night in Hollywood, where she somberly remembered her friend. 


Michael Phelps Engaged!

Only a few things are better than an Olympic gold medal... and finding love is one of them. Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps popped the question to his girlfriend Nicole Johnson over the weekend.

The 29-year-old shared a celebratory photo on Instagram with the caption, “She said yes.” 

 

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Johnson, also 29, is the former Miss California. The engaged couple have been dating on and off since 2007. Congratulations!

Another Kardashian Accident

Not even two weeks after Bruce Jenner survived a fatal car crash in Malibu, the Kardashian girls, including little North West, were involved in an accident on Saturday.

Although everyone is okay, the scary accident comes after a whirlwind time at New York Fashion Week, where nearly the entire family made appearances on and off the runway.

The whole family was enjoying a ski vacation in Montana (and filming the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians) prior to the scare. According to TMZ, "Khloe was driving Kim, North West and Kylie Jenner down a road Saturday morning when a semi-truck drove by their car, leading to a snow hitting their front windows. The snow blocked part of Khloe’s view, which ultimately resulted in her car spinning and landing in a ditch. Luckily, cops arrived at the scene and the entire family is doing okay."

Kim and momager Kris Jenner shared their gratitude that night on Instagram.

 

Thank you God for watching over us and keeping us safe

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Reese Witherspoon Loves Her Mom

We’re not letting you get off without just a little piece of Oscar insight! Prior to Reese Witherspoon, producer and star of Wild, stepped on the Academy Awards red carpet on Sunday, she shared some sweet messages from her Mom. Even the biggest stars know that Mom knows best... 

 

My biggest fan...

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My biggest fan...

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