May 09, 2011 12:00 PM

ENGAGED

Former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari, 24, got the surprise of a lifetime when her boyfriend, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, 28, popped the question during their recent vacation in Mexico. “He surprised her with a quick trip to Cabo to ask her to marry him,” says a source close to the couple. Cutler and the reality TV star, who have been dating since last fall, are “very in love,” adds the source. “She has been spending a lot of time in Chicago with him. They’re so happy.”

MARRIED

Eyes of Noctum singer Weston Cage, 20, married his girlfriend Nikki Williams, 22, in New Orleans on April 24, following a whirlwind engagement. The goth rocker and son of actor Nicolas Cage, 47, proposed to Williams, a fellow musician, the week before, when he presented her with an emerald-and-diamond band.

EXPECTING

Actress Mary McCormack, 42, who plays a tough U.S. marshal in In Plain Sight, and her husband, Brothers & Sisters director-producer Michael Morris, are going to have their third child. McCormack’s pregnancy will be incorporated into the show. “The upside of being knocked up along with my character,” jokes the actress, is “no need for stunt boobs.”

BIRTHS

The United States of Tara star Toni Collette, 38, is a new mom. She and husband David Galafassi welcomed son Arlo on Friday, April 22, in Australia. Arlo joins big sister Sage, 3. The couple noted that Arlo “was born on Good Friday, making it the greatest Friday, indeed.”

LEGAL MATTERS

Antoine Dodson, 24, (inset) whose video remix of a news interview with him went viral, was arrested April 23 in Huntsville, Ala. Police charged the “Bed Intruder Song” sensation with possession of marijuana, and Dodson tweeted, “Just got out of jail off a weak charge.”

ON THE MEND

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 40, who survived a Jan. 8 assassination attempt, will be heading to Cape Canaveral, Fla., to watch her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, 47, blast off on the space shuttle Endeavour’s last mission. “Her attending the launch is a goal that we were working toward,” said her physician Gerard Francisco, 46. “She has made remarkable recovery in her rehabilitation.” Giffords is also starting to learn details of the day of the shooting.

JACKSON AUTOPSY PICS TO BE SHOWN

L.A. judge Michael Pastor ruled on April 21 that autopsy photos of Michael Jackson can be presented during the trial of Conrad Murray, 58, the doctor who attended to the singer leading up to and at the time of his ’09 death. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter for injecting Jackson with propofol and sedatives. He denies causing Jackson’s death, and his defense team had asked that the images not be used at the trial—which starts May 9—for fear that they might prejudice the jury. The prosecution argued that the pictures will help prove that Jackson was healthy when he died.

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