Hills stars Heidi and Spencer get engaged

Heidi Montag moved out of Lauren Conrad’s apartment to move in with her boyfriend Spencer Pratt at the end of the second season, and now the two are engaged.

Spencer “popped the question … Tuesday night at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara,” Us Weekly reports, noting that they “have been dating for just eight months.”

An unidentified source, whose enthusiasm sounds a lot like fake publicist enthusiasm, tells the magazine, “She said ‘yes.’ She’s over the moon!”

The ring, Us Weekly reports, was a “diamond-encrusted platinum band with a pink stone [bought] on Monday at Ice at Brentwood Gardens.” A source at the store said, “She was trying on tons of them and they looked really happy!”

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag Engaged! [Us Weekly]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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