October 23, 2013 in Nation/World

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian engaged to marry

From Wire Reports
 

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Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Kardashian’s publicist, Ina Treciokas, confirmed Tuesday that the couple are engaged.

West proposed to Kardashian on Monday – her 33rd birthday – in front of family and friends at the AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

Kardashian gave birth to the couple’s first child, daughter North West, in June.

A photo posted on Instagram shows a screen at the stadium that reads “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” – in typical West font – above a black-clad orchestra. Another shows Kardashian showing off a diamond ring with a smiling West behind her.

The Kardashian clan has a series of reality shows on E!, and, after initially saying it didn’t have cameras at the stadium, the network said late Tuesday it did have cameras there to capture the moment.

Kardashian was previously married to NBA player Kris Humphries. Their divorce was finalized in June after they were married for 72 days in 2011. Her first marriage was to music producer Damon Thomas in 2000.

TV pitchman Trudeau jailed

A federal judge rejected an impassioned plea from a television pitchman for his freedom on Tuesday, ordering U.S. Marshals to lock up Kevin Trudeau for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment.

The visibly exasperated judge had already ordered that Trudeau be jailed during a hearing in Chicago when Trudeau stood up and asked if he could address the court. The Federal Trade Commission won the judgment after accusing Trudeau of hoodwinking viewers about his weight-loss books.

“There are no more assets to turn over, your honor,” 50-year-old Trudeau insisted during a 10-minute plea, at times striking a note of desperation. “I’m going to be incarcerated 000 and I don’t know what to do.”

Judge Robert Gettleman directed two marshals to lead Trudeau out of the courtroom and take him to a nearby jail.

Gettleman, like FTC lawyers, balked at Trudeau’s insistence that he is penniless – noting that he recently spent hundreds of dollars on cigars and a haircut.

Gettleman didn’t say how long Trudeau would have to remain behind bars. It will be until at least Thursday, when there’s another status hearing scheduled in the case, Gettleman said.

The birthday bunch

Director Ang Lee is 59. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 57. Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 57. Singer “Weird Al” Yankovic is 54. Actor Ryan Reynolds is 37. Singer Matthew Shultz (Cage the Elephant) is 30. Actress Masiela Lusha (“George Lopez”) is 28. Singer Miguel is 28. Actress Jessica Stroup (“90210”) is 27.


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