Speed Read: Emily Maynard Is Engaged
Jan 8 2014 - 5:58am
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- Former Bachelorette star Emily Maynard is engaged ! She was previously engaged to Bachelor Brad Womack, Bachelorette winner Jef Holm, and the late father of her daughter.
- Monica Spear , a soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela was murdered alongside her ex-husband during her vacation.
- Sofia Vergara says she posted a photo of herself in a thong bikini  on her WhoSay page because she thought she looked hot. "At this age, you don't take for granted a good picture," she said. Noted!
- Howard Stern talks about going on a beach vacation with Jennifer Aniston  and "really good-looking" Justin Theroux: "This guy looks like a body builder, and I look like a chicken that's been plucked."
- Pretty Little Liars returned from its hiatus, and we are still recovering from it. No spoilers here, but read a recap of the Pretty Little Liars premiere  to help make sense of it all.
- Alert: Hugh Jackman  has a mullet. We repeat: Hugh Jackman has a mullet.
- A.J. McCarron's mom, Dee Dee, and girlfriend, Katherine Webb, are in hot water for their offensive (and, at best, really, really bitter) reactions to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's postgame victory speech  after he led his team to victory over Auburn.
- The polar vortex  isn't over just yet and caused 21 deaths yesterday.
- Despite the bad side effects of the polar vortex, some people are using the cold for fun, like this guy who showed what happens when you jump on a frozen trampoline. Watch below.
- The family of Kenneth Bae, the American who has been imprisoned in North Korea, says they are "appalled" by Dennis Rodman's incoherent outburst  when questioned about if he would use his friendship with dictator Kim Jong Un to help get Kenneth out of prison.
- Trending on Facebook: Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox  artfully shuts down Katie Couric's invasive questions about transgender surgeries by reminding everyone of the struggles that transgender people face.
- Your morning inspiration: meet Lizzie Velasquez , the author who was branded "the world's ugliest woman" by the Internet and turned that hate into a career as a motivational speaker.
- This is what it's like to work with Kat Dennings: sometimes you just accidentally grab her boob. Watch below.
- A waitress at a Cracker Barrel in Nebraska got a $6,000 tip  after she chatted with a customer about her life in foster care.
">Velveeta  says that there is a shortage of their product due to high demand during the holidays. Cue the cheese- and nacho-related puns from dads everywhere!
- Speaking of delicious junk food, there is now a Red Box for burritos. Yes, it's a Burrito Box .
- Your daily dose of cute: watch a grown man react with childlike glee about getting an iPad for Christmas.