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This is happening: George Clooney to walk down the aisle

Samir Hussein

It's official, ladies: George Clooney is off the market.

The 52-year-old Oscar winner popped the question to his new flame, 36-year-old British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, according to People.

“George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key, but they also aren’t really trying to hide this, it doesn’t seem,” a source told the magazine.

A beaming Alamuddin was spotted showing off a brand-new sparkler to model Cindy Crawford as the trio dined at Nobu Malibu last week, according to Entertainment Tonight.

It hasn’t been revealed when Clooney proposed to the raven-haired Alamuddin, but it may have been on a recent vacation in ritzy Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Us Weekly reported.

Leading human-rights practice Doughty Street Chambers spilled the news Monday as it congratulated one of its own attorneys: 36-year-old U.K. barrister Amal Alamuddin.

The firm said its lawyers and staff “offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin … and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married.”

The Beirut-born, Oxford University-educated Alamuddin is a member of the firm’s international law team and has a high-profile client list. She has advised former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Syria, helped ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko challenge her imprisonment and represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his fight against extradition to Sweden.

Doughty Street chief executive Robin Jackson said Alamuddin had been “utterly wonderful” since she joined the firm in 2010,

“She brings a bright light to everything she is involved in and I am so delighted at her happy news,” he said.

Clooney’s spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, still declined to comment on the report. What’s up with that?

An honor for Willie

Country music icon Willie Nelson, who has already been honored with a street in his name and an 8-foot statue in music-centric Austin, Texas, added another laurel Saturday night as he was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.

Matthew McConaughey, his friend and fellow Texan, who recently picked up his first Academy Award for best actor in Dallas Buyers Club, did the honors.

McConaughey said that without Nelson there would be no Austin City Limits.

Nelson was the first performer when the show launched in 1974.

Fellow country icons Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett joined their friend Nelson on stage.

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