Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry had her dream come true when boyfriend and Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia proposed on Monday night. (She said yes, but we'll get to that in a minute.)
Perry thought she was picking up Arencibia at the airport, but was still at her parents' home in Greeneville, Tenn., a 15-acre property with a giant oak tree. Kim told the Tennessean newspaper that she first saw the tree when the family moved in when she was a teen and decided, "If I get proposed to in this life, I hope it happens underneath this tree."
When J.P. called her, he told her to come outside; he was standing under the tree. "I saw that and I thought, 'This is really happening,' " Kim told the paper. Her mother sent her back into the house to change into what she had wanted to wear for such a proposal: Her favorite pink dress, a bracelet her grandfather had once given her grandmother and a letter from her family.
"I got to read the letter and get dressed and put on my grandfather's bracelet," she said. "I came back out on the front porch and he was standing there and he got down on one knee. It was perfect."
If that isn't enough to get you misty, consider where the pair met in February 2012 — the Plant City Strawberry Festival, where Arencibia, a Nashville resident, used some connections to get backstage because he "had this moment where he felt like that was going to be a part of his future," Perry said. Yeah, that one broke you, didn't it?
Cruella de Vil will live again
Based on the total lack of feedback about the as-yet-unproven concept of making a live-action movie about an animated villain from Angelina Jolie's turn in Maleficent, Disney has already started making another one. This one will be about 101 Dalmations evildoer Cruella de Vil. Didn't Glenn Close do that in 1996? Sky High and Bedtime Stories producer Andrew Gunn is behind the movie, with Aline Brosh McKenna writing and producing, The Hollywood Reporter says. Close, meanwhile, really is involved, serving as an executive producer (she reprised the role in the 2000 sequel, 102 Dalmations. No details were provided, but one thing is clear: If this is going to be a Disney trend, we can't wait until they try to make Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
Gosselaar is a dad again
People love celebrity babies, so we hope you're glad to hear Franklin & Bash star Mark-Paul Gosselaar is celebrating the birth of his third. By now dad's probably outgrown all the Bayside High jokes. Mark-Paul's wife, Catriona McGinn, gave birth to another son Monday, Dekker Edward Gosselaar. "We are overjoyed with the new addition to our family. We are madly in love with our little boy," dad told People. "He is healthy and just perfect — all we could ask for." The couple didn't say whether they were having a boy or a girl, but they already have one of each: Ava Lorenn, 7, and Michael Charles, 9. They're from Mark-Paul's marriage to Lisa Russell, but after getting married in July 2012, he and Catriona apparently wanted one of their own. Boy, it's hard to keep a Kelly Kapowski reference out of here.
Not content to let MTV be the only one getting all the buzz for awards shows, YouTube has announced its first-ever music awards show on Nov. 3. Because what we need are even more awards shows.
The website has already convinced Eminem, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire to perform at the ceremony, which will be hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman, Billboard reports. Director Spike Jonze will be creative director. Winners in six categories, which will be announced this month, will be chosen by viewer votes.
"We're trying to create live videos during the award shows so that the experience becomes more about creating than presenting," YouTube VP of marketing Danielle Tiedt said. "Music is our bread and butter and our heart and soul here at YouTube. Our main goal is to not just do another award show. We wanted to do something special."
The show is expected to last 90 minutes, which seems like a long time to give out six awards. If they want to try something different, they should make the ceremony about 20 minutes long and send everyone a coupon for free microwave popcorn. That would guarantee results!