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Breaking celebrity news.

Secret engagements, a social faux pas, and a shocking celebrity split make headlines in this week’s Celebrity News!

A new guy for Britney Spears.
There’s reportedly a new man in Britney Spears’ life and his name is David Lucado. It seems that Lucado passed the test after he reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement and underwent a background check before being granted permission to link fingers with the former “X-Factor” judge. Spears and Lucado have been spotted out and about together in Los Angeles, looking mighty happy to have found each other. Reports say that Lucado is a normal guy who works at a law firm in Southern California.

Secretly betrothed?
While Angelina Jolie (“A Mighty Heart”) is denying claims that she and fiancé Brad Pitt (“Killing Them Softly”) got married on the down-low recently according to TMZ, one actress may soon be pressed for full disclosure. Hayden Panettiere (“Nashville”) is reportedly secretly engaged to her boxer-boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko and the two are supposedly planning a summer wedding. Panettiere and Klitschko reportedly rekindled their relationship two months ago after taking a break from their two-year relationship in 2011. The actress and the Ukrainian-born Olympic gold medal athlete have made no secret of their affection for each other if pictures of the two locking lips are to be believed.

You’d better respect John Hamm’s privacy!
You’ve got to hand it to John Hamm (“Mad Men”) for stating the obvious in his own defense. Last week, Hamm’s clingy wardrobe was called out as a distraction on the set of his hit show. As a result, AMC Network staffers reportedly advised the star to add a few Fruit of the Looms to his top drawer and wear them while on set. News of Hamm’s battle of the bulge was awkwardly funny, but Hamm isn’t pulling a poker face in this Friday’s issue of Rolling Stone magazine, where he addresses the hoopla over his impressive anatomy. The actor took no time in responding, reportedly saying that his privates are just that – private, and that at least he’s wearing pants. He has a point, after all it’s not like pictures of his ‘privates’ have kissed the camera lens à la Britney Spears.

It’s commitment time for Jesse James.
He will forever be known as the man who cheated on actress Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”), but somehow that very same man made it to the altar for a fourth time. Custom motorcycle maker Jesse James (“Jesse James: Outlaw Garage”), promised ’til death do us part’ to Alexis DeJoria, heiress to the Paul Mitchell hair products fortune this past weekend, in an extravagant outdoor ceremony at the bride’s father’s estate in Malibu, California. The couple reportedly met in September 2012 and dated for a few months before getting engaged. Hmm? A sappy James shared his happiness on Twitter.

Regina King and Malcolm Jamal-Warner split.
How sad is this break-up? Us Weekly is reporting that actress Regina King (“Southland”) is confused and distraught over her recent break-up with Malcolm Jamal-Warner (“The Cosby Show”). Supposedly, Jamal-Warner asked King and her son from her previous marriage to move out of their shared home because he reportedly lost that loving feeling after their two years together. Sources say that King was ready to settle down long-term with Jamal-Warner and that being dumped came as a heartbreaking shock.

Hugh Hefner’s well-oiled engine.
As godfather of the infamous Playboy mansion and caretaker to countless two-legged live-in bunnies, it should come as no surprise when Hugh Hefner announced that his master bedroom has seen some serious action over the years. So much so, that Hefner can’t quite recall the exact number of women he has slept with. In an interview with Esquire magazine, the 86-year-old Hefner reportedly speculated that he had slept with at least over 1000 women while he was single – the Playboy magazine magnate is now faithfully married to his third wife, 26-year-old Crystal Harris.