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Published: Tuesday, 8/14/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Jennifer Aniston is engaged to Justin Theroux

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Jennifer Aniston, a cast member in "The Switch," poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Jennifer Aniston, a cast member in "The Switch," poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles.
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After years of breathless anticipation — at least on the part of the tabloids — Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to wed again.

Her representative, Stephen Huvane, confirmed Sunday night that the actress is engaged to her boyfriend of more than a year, Justin Theroux.

"Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage," said Theroux's rep in a statement to People, which first reported the engagement.

Theroux, 41, and Aniston, 43, have known each other for years, but started dating more than a year ago after working on the comedy Wanderlust. Though that film disappeared quickly from movie theaters after its release earlier this year, the relationship clearly proved to have more staying power. The two moved in together and tabloids soon began predicting everything from marriage to babies for the new couple.

Aniston had been a part of such speculation for years, ever since the demise of her marriage to Brad Pitt after a five-year union in 2005. While Pitt moved on to a long-term relationship with Angelina Jolie, Aniston had high-profile relationships with the likes of John Mayer and Vince Vaughn that didn't last, leading to the common narrative: When will Jen find someone or have a child?

It's a theme that irked the former Friends actress.

"It's very narrow-minded, I think. It doesn't measure the level or my happiness or success in my life and my achievements or any of that," she told CBS This Morning earlier this year. In the same interview, she said she was happier than she'd ever been.

This will be Theroux's first marriage. It's not clear if a wedding date for the couple had been set.

In-store concert

Funky three-piece Americana roots rockers Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will play a free in-store concert at Culture Clash Records, 4020 Secor Rd., today at 6 p.m.

The band features a mix of rockabilly and more than a little hillbilly cultish fun and its new album "Between the Ditches" debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes blues chart. The band's new single is "Devils Look Like Angels" and you can see the video here: http://youtu.be/sRWMwpPlm28.

The show will be a full-blown concert and members from the band will hang around for a meet and greet afterward.

Back in the spotlight

Robert Pattinson has decided to come back — to the spotlight, that is.

The 26-year-old actor has been out of sight since learning last month that his girlfriend and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart had an affair with a married movie director.

But Pattinson can't lay low forever — he has a film to promote — so he was scheduled to appear Monday night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It's a gentle re-entry into the media machine leading up to Friday's opening of his new movie Cosmopolis.

Work obligations often force celebrities out of hiding after challenging personal situations, but choosing a comeback is often a carefully calculated move.

‘The Voice' is changing

NBC's The Voice is adding a bit of thievery to its format.

Executive producer Mark Burnett said Sunday that the singing contest will let coaches "steal" contestants from each other during the show's "battle rounds."

The show also will introduce a new "knockout round" to slice the number of contestants on each coach's team, Burnett told a Malibu, Calif., news conference. He was joined by coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton, and host Carson Daly.

They were promoting the series' third season, beginning Sept. 10 as The Voice adds a fall run to its original midseason slot.

Because the coaches have busy music careers, Burnett said, substitutes may be needed in future. But the original four have "chairs for life," he said.

No sale

The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch rapped that he wouldn't "sell my songs for no TV ad." His will shows he wanted to make sure that held true after his death, too.

"In no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes," says the will, filed last week in a Manhattan court. Yauch, known for his good nature as well as his raspy voice in one of hip-hop's groundbreaking acts, died of cancer in May. He was 47.

Also known as MCA, Yauch was a founding member of the Beastie Boys, a group that helped hip-hop gain mainstream attention in the 1980s.

As white guys from Brooklyn in a genre with few credible white performers at the time, they emerged as prankster pioneers and scored such hits as "Brass Monkey," "No Sleep Till Brooklyn," and "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" They had four No. 1 albums and sold more than 40 million records.

Yauch repeatedly made clear how he felt about allowing songs to be used in commercials.

"I might stick around or I might be a fad / But I won't sell my songs for no TV ad," he rapped in 1998's "Putting Shame In Your Game." A line in 2004's "Triple Trouble" says he "ain't selling out to advertisers."

Yauch stopped performing in public in 2009, when he was diagnosed with a cancerous salivary gland.

His will leaves his roughly $6 million estate to his widow and their 13-year-old daughter.



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