- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Jen, Vince to wed?

“Friends” star Jennifer Aniston and her long-rumored beau, Vince Vaughn, are engaged, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday, citing a report in US Weekly magazine.

The two stars, who recently played a separating couple fighting over their condo in the comedy “The Break-Up,” became engaged on June 27 after a long, furtive relationship marked by claims that they barely knew each other, US Weekly editor Janice Min told NBC.

“Like any bride and groom, you tell the news to some people. This engagement happened more than six weeks ago. It took a while for news to trickle out,” Miss Min said, adding that her magazine had “multiple” sources for the news.

Miss Min also said Mr. Vaughn proposed to Miss Aniston aboard a private jet while returning from a nine-day holiday in Mexico.

Miss Aniston’s love life has been the focus of intense news coverage ever since she divorced Brad Pitt in 2005 after a supposedly fairy-tale five-year marriage between two of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Yet even before the divorce was finalized, Mr. Pitt began an affair with Angelina Jolie, and the two since have had a child together. In an interview several weeks ago, Miss Aniston said she harbored no bitterness about her high-profile break-up with Mr. Pitt.

Birthday satisfaction

Bill Clinton turns 60 on Aug. 19, but the celebrations will continue for months, culminating with a private Rolling Stones concert at Manhattan’s Beacon Theater on Oct. 29, the New York Post reports.

The series of events for the 42nd president in both Toronto and New York is being billed as 42 at 60 and will raise money for his William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, the newspaper said.

Sources say a golf outing in Westchester is planned for the October weekend as is a gala dinner at the American Museum of Natural History. The high point is to be the Stones gig at the Beacon, being organized by movie producer Steve Bing and filmed by Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese.

Battling the booze

Robin Williams is seeking treatment for alcoholism, Associated Press reports.

The comedian, 55, had been sober for 20 years, publicist Mara Buxbaum said, but he “found himself drinking again and has decided to take proactive measures to deal with this for his own well-being and the well-being of his family.

“He looks forward to returning to work this fall to support his upcoming film releases,” Miss Buxbaum added while declining to elaborate beyond the statement.

Mr. Williams stars in “Man of the Year,” due in October, and voices an animated penguin in “Happy Feet,” slated for release in November. He won an Oscar for his supporting role in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting.”

Moving on, moving in

Charlie Sheen has moved in with his new girlfriend, Brooke Mueller, according to reports published by the Denver Post and MSNBC.com. The star of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” is in the midst of a divorce from his actress wife, Denise Richards.

Ready for her close-up

Suri Cruise’s days of being a mystery baby some believe doesn’t really exist may soon be over.

The New York Post reports that sources have said Vanity Fair has landed the first photos of the carefully guarded infant spawned in April by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The pictures were taken by ace celebrity shutterbug Annie Leibovitz and reportedly will be published this fall.

Neither Vanity Fair nor Mr. Cruise’s reps had any comment.

In recent weeks, celeb pals of the couple — including the actor’s ex Penelope Cruz andJada Pinkett Smith — have tried to quell skepticism by insisting they have seen the baby.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.

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