Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson get engaged

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johannson

Looks like "The Proposal" star Ryan Reynolds will get his way now that galpal Scarlett-Johansson has accepted his real-life Proposal. Reynolds and Scarlett Jo, who have been dating for more than a year, will tie the knot, Johannson's rep Marcel Pariseau told People maggie. "They're both thrilled," Pariseau said.

Babies Found In German Families Freezer

A 44-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of killing her own babies, after her older children found the bodies of three infants stashed at the bottom of the family's freezer while looking for a frozen pizza, the police said. Police officials confirmed the discovery on Sunday night in the town of Wenden, near Olpe, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, after the woman turned herself in. A son, 18, and a daughter, 24, discovered the bodies Saturday afternoon while their parents were away for the weekend, investigators said. The infants are believed to have been born alive, the police said. The authorities were awaiting autopsy results.

Official: Guillermo del Toro Directing The Hobbit

Guillermo del Toro has officially signed up to direct The Hobbit, according to reports leaking out from a film premiere in France. The Pan's Labyrinth creator will oversee a double-bill of films based on JRR Tolkien's fantasy adventure, which paved the way for The Lord of the Rings. Peter Jackson, director of the Oscar-winning Rings trilogy, will serve as executive producer. (Source)

8GB Nokia N95 with 3G Approved by FCC

A version of Nokia's N95 uber smartphone with 8GB of storage and U.S.-friendly 3G cellular-wireless data networking has been approved by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for release in this country. This is significant because all devices slated for American airwaves must receive a thumbs up from the FCC before shipping here.

Two editions of the N95 are already available in this country, one with 8GB of memory and the other with far less storage but with 3G support. The version just given a thumbs up by the FCC is the first to combine both of these important features.

During CES earlier this month, Nokia announced this smartphone would ship sometime during the first quarter. Clearing the FCC hurdle makes this timeframe all the more likely. Rumors estimate a February 15th release. (Source)

Nokia N95

Senior al Qaeda Leader Killed in Pakistan by CIA

Abu Laith al-Libi, a wanted al Qaeda terrorist, was killed in Pakistan by a CIA airstrike. Al-Libi was described as a senior al Qaeda leader believed to have plotted and executed attacks against U.S. and coalition forces, including a February 2007 bombing at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney.

He was on a "most wanted" list of 12 accused terrorists which was issued in October by the Combined Joint Task Force-82 -- an anti-terror unit in Afghanistan. (Source)

Schwarzenegger Endorses John McCain Presidential Bid

Arnold has jumped on the McCain bandwagon strengthening his bid for the republican nomination.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed Sen. John McCain's presidential bid Thursday, adding momentum to the front-runner's campaign while further angering the candidate's conservative critics.

Schwarzenegger, who has forged coalitions with California Democrats in recent years, said the senator from Arizona represents "a great future" in which the president would seek consensus on issues such as global warming. (Source)

Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain

Olivia Munn Injured On G4TV Set

Olivia Munn found herself with a separated left shoulder after she had a fall during a G4TV segment which had her in a pool of baby oil.

G4TV's impossibly shiny haired co-host of Attack Of The Show, Olivia Munn, sure is a trouper. During a bit that aired near the end of Friday's episode, Munn took a nasty spill while writhing about in a shallow pool of baby oil (and you wonder why we DVR the show every night?). Turns out that her slip-n-fall bruised more than just her ego; after the show was completed, paramedics were called to the scene and she was "whisked" away to a local hospital. (Source)

Olivia Munn

Heath Ledger Dead At 28

Australian actor Heath Ledger was found dead at a New York apartment earlier today. His death appears to have been caused by an accidental prescription drug overdose.

Ledger was found naked and unresponsive, facedown on the floor at the foot of his bed by a housekeeper trying to wake him for an appointment with a masseuse, said police spokesman Paul Browne.

"Pills were found in the vicinity of the bed," he told CNN. (Source)

Ryan Gosling is the new Jack Ryan

The Jack Ryan series is getting a reboot and Ryan Gosling is apparently attached. So says Philip Noyce.

Philip Noyce himself tells us that neither he or Harrison Ford are returning to the Jack Ryan series - but a new Jack Ryan movie is in the works... and it'll star Ryan Gosling! (at least that's what the filmmaker's heard). Noyce WAS attached to direct "By Any Mean's Necessary", briefly last year, but he's no longer involved.

Ryan Gosling


New Study Says Caffeine Doubles The Risk Of Miscarriage

Researchers have found that women who consume the equivalent of two or more cups of regular coffee or five 12-ounce cans of caffeinated soda are twice as likely to have a miscarriage than pregnant woman who avoid caffeine.

Pregnant women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day have twice the risk of having a miscarriage as those who avoid caffeine, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

They said the study provides strong evidence that high doses of caffeine during pregnancy -- 200 milligrams or more per day or the equivalent of two cups of coffee -- significantly increase the risk of miscarriage. And they said the research may finally put to rest conflicting reports about the link between caffeine consumption and miscarriage.


Roger Federer cruises into Australian Open Quarter Finals

Roger Federer is back on track to win his fourth Australian Open title.

TOP seed Roger Federer recovered from his major scare in the previous round to cruise into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a straight sets victory over Tomas Berdych.

The 12-time Grand Slam champion overcame the Czech 13th seed, 6-4, 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 in one hour 59 minutes and will play American 12th seed James Blake in the last eight.


Game to LAPD: Show Me the Money

Forget Fiddy, Game's latest beef is with L.A.'s Finest.Lawyers for the "How We Do" rapmeister are asking a judge to order the Los Angeles Police Department to give back about $44,000 confiscated from his home as part of a criminal probe, E! Online has learned.

Denise, Charlie Kiddie Deal Sealed

Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards may be public figures, but their kids are entitled to some privacy, a court commissioner ruled Wednesday.Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Harvey A. Silberman said he would make certain portions of the ex-couple's postdivorce child custody and visitation documents public, but he would reluctantly seal the rest in order to protect the safety and welfare of three-year-old Sam and two-year-old Lola.

People Forsake Revamped People's Choice Awards

The writers' strike struck down ratings for the People's Choice Awards.The Tuesday show, recast as a two-hour, taped special when picket lines threatened to keep away the necessary stars, averaged fewer than 6 million trophy buffs, according to Nielsen Media Research estimates.

Cancer-causing Benzene Is Still Elevated In Certain Drinks

Only nine percent of 199 beverage samples had benzene levels above the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency limit of 5 parts per billion (ppb) for benzene in drinking water, according to a new study. The study found that product formulation, shelf-life, and storage conditions were important factors affecting benzene formation.