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Taraji P. Henson is now engaged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson got more than a card on Mother’s Day.

The 47-year-old “Empire” actress got engaged to former Super Bowl star Kelvin Hayden.

Henson posted a photo on Instagram showing off her diamond ring. She says the day started with a Cartier love bracelet before the 34-year-old corner back dropped to his knee. She wrote, “I said yes y’all!”

‘Solo’ film touches down in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — The Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has touched down at the Cannes Film Festival, bringing its cast and a full-sized Chewbacca to the French Riviera extravaganza.

Director Ron Howard, wearing a hat that read “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” introduced his cast Tuesday before the film’s international premiere at Cannes.

Stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and “Chewbacca” actor Joonas Suotamo posed for photographers to promote the biggest Hollywood blockbuster at this year’s festival.

“Solo” is the third “Star Wars” film to land at Cannes, following “Attack of the Clones” in 2002 and “Revenge of the Sith” in 2005.

It will be released in France on May 23, two days before its release in the United States.

Martha Stewart to have 3 new books

NEW YORK (AP) — Martha Stewart’s next three lifestyle books will be showcases for “the Martha way.”

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt told The Associated Press on Monday that Stewart’s new series would feature her take on everything from entertaining to decorating. The first release, “The Martha Manual,” is scheduled for January 2019. In a statement issued through her publisher, Stewart said the book would be a “go-to resource” for mastering “the Martha way.”

The magazine publisher and television host has released dozens of books, with recent works including “Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying” and “Martha Stewart’s Newlywed Kitchen: Recipes for Weeknight Dinners and Easy, Casual Gatherings.”

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