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George Clooney Gets Hitched!

George Clooney
George Clooney

George Clooney is engaged! A reliable source close to the couple confirms the news to ET… Any words for the happy couple?

George Clooney is engaged! A reliable source close to the couple has confirmed to ET that the Oscar-winning star, 52, has proposed to his girlfriend, 36-year-old lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Read on for the romantic details!

On Thursday night, George and Amal were spotted having dinner at Nobu in Malibu, CA, with friend Cindy Crawford, and multiple sources confirm that they saw Amal showing off a ring to Cindy, the wife of Clooney’s business partner Rande Gerber, sparking rumors of an engagement.

Security was notably tight at the restaurant Thursday night, and actor Edward Norton was reportedly with the group.

Earlier today, Clooney’s rep told ET, “I don’t comment on my client’s personal life.”

George and Amal were first rumored to be dating in October 2013. As reported by ETonline last month, Clooney and Alamuddin showed some PDA snapped by photographers while on a private photographic and observational safari in Tanzania with a few friends.

So, when’s the wedding? Stay tuned to ET for more breaking news…

 

J K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy to become HBO/BBC miniseries

Like most of JK Rowling’s literary projects, The Casual Vacancy’s release in 2012 was shrouded in secrecy. But an announcement that

J K Rowling
J K Rowling

the book will be turned into a miniseries? Not so much.

Her “pretty little town of Pagford” will get the small-screen treatment as a three-hour miniseries, to be co-produced by HBO and the BBC. The BBC announced in 2012 that the book would be adapted for television.

The novel was Rowling’s first attempt to write for an adult readership, and while it received mixed reviews, it became a bestseller. As scandal takes centre stage, the material certainly seems in keeping with its HBO bedfellows, such as True Blood, True Detective and Game of Thrones: “Pagford is of course a hot-bed of seething antagonism, rampant snobbery, sexual frustration and ill-disguised racism,” wrote the Guardian’s Theo Tait in his initial review. “The Casual Vacancy has all the satisfactions and frustrations of this kind of novel.”

HBO is owned by Time Warner Inc, and Rowling has a fruitful history with the company: her Harry Potter films grossed upwards of $7.7bn/£4.6bn worldwide. Even though The Casual Vacancy is aimed at an adult readership, the miniseries may well broaden the book’s fanbase, as Harry Potter readers enter their 20s (or 30s, or 40s). Diehard Potter fans – like @Jess_The_Muggle – are already tweeting their casting wishes.