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Wedding for 'Betty'...

America Ferrera is adding bride to her list of credits.

A spokeswoman for the 26-year-old actress and producer says the "Ugly Betty" star is engaged to marry her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Piers Williams.

Publicist Carrie Byalick did not provide further details.

Ferrera won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of Betty Suarez on ABC's "Ugly Betty," which wrapped last year after four seasons.

She and Williams met at the University of Southern California when he cast her in his student film.

According to the movie database IMDb.com, Williams also wrote and directed the film "The Dry Land," due for release later this summer and starring Ferrera.

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Yours for a song...

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for the Beatles masterpiece "A Day in the Life" sold for $1.2 million at Sotheby's in New York on Friday.

An unidentified American bidding by phone bought the lyrics, which were estimated to fetch $500,000 to $800,000. Three buyers competed for the document.

Written on both sides of a single sheet of paper and signed by Lennon, the prize once belonged to Beatles road manager Mal Evans. Sotheby's London sold the lyrics in 1992, and Bonhams in New York offered them in a sealed-bid auction in 2006, where they didn't sell.

The sheet features crossed out words, corrections and additions in different colors.

The $1.2 million, which included a buyer's commission, fell just short of the record for a Beatles handwritten lyric. "All You Need Is Love" sold for $1.25 million in 2005 at British-based Cooper Owen auction house.

Considered one of the Beatles' most influential songs, "A Day in the Life" is the closing track on the band's 1967 album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The song has segments written independently by Lennon and Paul McCartney. Connecting the two parts is a score performed by a 40-piece orchestra. The song topped the U.S. and British charts, and won four Grammy awards in 1968.

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Birthdays

Sunday: Actress Olympia Dukakis is 79. Actor Martin Landau is 79. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 68. Singer Anne Murray is 65. Actress Nicole Kidman is 43.

Monday: Actress Jane Russell is 89. Actress Mariette Hartley is 70. Country singer Kathy Mattea is 51. Actress Juliette Lewis is 37. Singer Brandon Flowers of The Killers is 29. Singer Kris Allen ("American Idol") is 25.

Tuesday: Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 74. Actress Meryl Streep is 61. Actress Lindsay Wagner is 61. Singer Cyndi Lauper is 57. Actress Tracy Pollan is 50. Singer Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) is 40.

Wednesday: Singer Diana Trask is 70. Singer KT Tunstall is 35. Singer Duffy is 26.

Thursday: Guitarist Jeff Beck is 66. Singer Colin Blunstone of The Zombies is 65. Actress Nancy Allen is 60. Singer Solange Knowles is 24.

Friday: Actress June Lockhart is 85. Singer Carly Simon is 65. TV personality Phyllis George is 61. Actor Ricky Gervais is 49. Actress Linda Cardellini is 35. Actress Busy Phillips ("ER," "Dawson's Creek") is 31.

Saturday: Singer Billy Davis Jr. of the Fifth Dimension is 70. Singer Chris Isaak is 54. Singer Patty Smyth is 53. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson ("Magnolia," "Boogie Nights") is 40. Actor Sean Hayes is 40. Actor Chris O'Donnell is 40. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 36. Actor Jason Schwartzman is 30.

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