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    Singer Ed Sheeran is engaged

    (CNN)Countless newlyweds have chosen Ed Sheeran's ballad, "Thinking Out Loud," to play during their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter gets to decide if he wants it played at his own wedding. Sheeran, 26, announced Saturday morning that he and his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, are engaged. "Got myself a fiancé just before new year," Sheeran wrote on Instagram. "We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx." Sheeran told People Magazine last year that he's known Seaborn since they were children but they didn't start dating until he invited her to Taylor Swift's Fourth of July party in 2015. Sheeran's engagement comes after a roller-coaster year. His album

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    Ed Sheeran engaged to long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

    Ed Sheeran has announced he's engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. Posting on Instagram he said they are both "very happy and in love", joking that their cats are happy for them too. The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015, spending most of 2016 travelling the world during his year off from music. Cherry is a hockey star and helped England U21's win the bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships. Last year Ed said that he'd finally had the chance to fall in love after taking a break from music. "This has been the first time I've ever actually had the time to fall in love properly," he told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. "'I've always got into relationships

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    Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, medical examiner says

    "On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full-on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication," according to the statement from Dana Petty, his wife, and Adria Petty, his daughter. The medical examiner's news release said the autopsy found these drugs in Petty's system: fentanyl, oxycodone, acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl, which are opioids; temazepam and alprazolam, which are sedatives; and citalopram, an antidepressant. The cause of death was "multisystem organ failure due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to mixed drug toxicity" and the manner of death was "accident," the medical examiner's news release said.

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    Review: Britannia ★★★☆☆

    The first episode of Britannia is more confusing than a technical lecture on Bitcoin delivered in Mandarin by someone with a partial grasp of both subject and language. Characters are introduced at a rate that makes speed-dating look like a form of courtship, storylines are scattered as if seeds to the wind, and the overuse of sweeping drone shots of fields and gorges left me reaching for a travel sickness pill. All of this while indistinguishable tattooed blokes with long hair go at each other hammer-and-tongs in a blood bath overflowing with gore. At this early stage it didn't feel so much like an epic fantasy to compete with Game of Thrones, more an ancient version of Rugby Special. We're

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    'Lady Bird,' Jay-Z nominated for GLAAD Awards

    "What people see in the media has a powerful impact on how they treat others and the GLAAD Media Awards raise the bar for media to tell LGBTQ stories that accelerate acceptance," GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "At a time when anti-LGBTQ policies and harassment are on the rise, it is imperative that Hollywood and news media tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community's rich diversity."

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    SAG Awards 2018: Your questions answered

    (CNN)Hollywood will reconvene on Sunday to celebrate the best film and television and film performances of the year at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. What are the SAG Awards? The 160,000 performers who are members of the Screen Actors Guild cast their votes to honor their fellow peers at this Hollywood event. The statuettes handed out are called Actors. Instead of categories for best picture or best TV drama, the SAG Awards recognize ensemble and individual performances. Who will be there? Kristen Bell is hosting the event -- the first time the SAG Awards has had an emcee. The ceremony will feature exclusively female presenters this year. SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell told the

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    Rapper Fredo Santana, 27, dies in Los Angeles

    (CNN)Rapper Fredo Santana has died in Los Angeles, a family member and the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Saturday. Santana, whose real name was Derrick Coleman, died at his residence in the Reseda neighborhood around 11 p.m. Friday, said Lt. David Smith, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Smith said the autopsy for the Chicago-born Santana was pending. In October, Santana posted on his verified Instagram account that he was being treated for liver and kidney failure.