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Monitor: Dec. 16, 2011

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Engaged
The Rosie Show host Rosie O’Donnell, 49, and girlfriend Michelle Rounds, 40, announced their engagement on Dec. 5. They met earlier this year…. Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford, 29, and The Glades actress Kiele Sanchez, 34, are reportedly engaged.

Courts
Bosnian writer James Braddock filed a copyright-infringement suit against In the Land of Blood and Honey writer-director Angelina Jolie, 36, claiming that the film borrows heavily from his 2007 book The Soul Shattering…. On Nov. 29, Michael Jackson‘s doctor, Conrad Murray, 58, was sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Murray has appealed the ruling…. On Dec. 1, Kris Humphries, 26, asked the State of California to annul his marriage to Kim Kardashian, 31, citing ”fraud.” Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31…. Actor Jesse Eisenberg, 28, has sued Lionsgate Entertainment for $3 million, claiming his image and name were prominently used to promote a DVD for horror movie Camp Hell. He argues that this is misleading, as he made a less-than-five-minute cameo in the film.

Ailing
E! News host Giuliana Rancic, 36, announced on Dec. 5 that she will undergo a double mastectomy. Rancic had a double lumpectomy to treat her breast cancer in October.

Deaths
Bollywood actor Dev Anand died of a heart attack in London on Dec. 3. He was 88…. Deliverance actor Bill McKinney passed away on Dec. 1 at the age of 80….Comedian Patrice O’Neal died on Nov. 29 after suffering a stroke. He was 41.

Birthdays
Dec. 10: Bobby Flay, 47
Dec. 11: Mo’Nique, 44
Dec. 12: Dionne Warwick, 71
Dec. 13: Jamie Foxx, 44; Christopher Plummer, 82; Taylor Swift, 22

(Additional reporting by Stewart Allen)

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