'Housewives' star pops the question

'Housewives' starpops the question
LOS ANGELES -- "Desperate Housewives" heartthrob Dougray Scott has proposed to his girlfriend, actress Claire Forlani.
Scott, who plays Teri Hatcher's new love interest Ian Kavanaugh on this season of ABC's "Desperate Housewives," proposed to Forlani last month in Los Angeles, according to People magazine.
"I feel so lucky to have met her. She's an amazing actress and human being. I'm very happy," Scott told the magazine.
The pair reportedly met 10 months ago.
Calls to representatives for both actors were not returned Thursday.
Film and TV credits for Forlani, 35, include "CSI: New York" and 1998's "Meet Joe Black." On the horizon for Scott is the World War II film "The Cone Gatherer" with Emily Watson.
Lollobrigida to weda younger man
ROME -- Gina Lollobrigida, once dubbed "the most beautiful woman in the world" after the title of one of her movies, is getting married to a man 34 years her junior.
"We wanted for this to happen sooner, but it just wasn't possible," Lollobrigida, 79, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday, without elaborating.
Lollobrigida said she met her husband to be, Javier Rigau y Rafols of Barcelona, Spain, at a party in Monte Carlo and the two have been dating for 22 years.
The diva, who in Italy is affectionately nicknamed "La Lollo," told Spain's Hola' magazine, which first reported her wedding plans, that "I have always had a weakness for younger men because they are generous and have no complexes."
The two will get married in New York before the end of the year, Lollobrigida said from her house in Rome.
It will be her second wedding. She was divorced in 1971 from Yugoslavian-born doctor Milko Skofic.
Today's birthdays
Actress Joan Fontaine is 89. Actor Christopher Lloyd is 68. Actress Annette Funicello is 64. Actress Catherine Deneuve is 63. Rock musician Leslie West (Mountain) is 61. Actor Jeff Goldblum is 54. Actor Luis Guzman is 49. Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding is 41. Actress Valeria Golino is 40. Comedian Carlos Mencia is 39. Country singer Shelby Lynne is 38. Reggae rapper Shaggy is 38. Rapper Tracey Lee is 36. Talk-show host Michael Essany is 24. Rock musician Zac Hanson (Hanson) is 21. Actor Jonathan Lipnicki is 16. Actress Sofia Vassilieva is 14.

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