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Will third be the charm for Danielle Staub? The one-time Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member is engaged. The groom to be is Joe Masalta, a Navy SEAL Special Warfare and intelligence expert. “He is an extraordinary, an honorable man, and I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life,” the 53-year-old tells In Touch of her guy, whom she met at a charity event.
Also engaged: Emmy Rossum, 28, to director Sam Esmail, 37, the actress’ rep told JustJared. He directed her in the 2014 sci fi movie Comet. “He’s a bit of a nerd,” the Shameless costar said last year on Live! With Kelly & Michael.
In a new interview with Closer Weekly, Don Rickles says he has things on his bucket list: “I want to stay alive!” At the age of 89, the comedian added that he won’t stop touring. “My head is still there, and I know it’s healthy to keep working,” Rickles explains. “As long as the audience shows up and laughs, I’m there and I’m delighted.” Amazingly, he’s still married to wife Barbara after 50 years. Their longtime couple’s secret: “The main thing is the friendship and loyalty you develop. When things are down, you have someone at your side who believes in you. And when things are up, you have great times.”
Soccer star Alex Morgan will be the first athlete profiled on Disney’s inspirational Becoming series produced by LeBron James. Morgan helped the U.S. win the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer. Her path from childhood to Olympic gold medalist will be told in the Sept. 13 premiere episode. The Becoming pilot aired last year and told James’ rise as a basketball prodigy raised in Akron, Ohio, by a single mother. James’ Spring Hill Productions and ESPN Films are partners on the series aimed at younger viewers. The former Miami Heat player is an executive producer; earlier this year, James and his company signed a content creation deal with Warner Bros. that includes potential film and TV projects.