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Guthrie to wed for 2nd time

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Bradley Cooper presented her with a dozen roses on the air but, oddly enough, that isn’t why “Today” show co-host Savannah Guthrie is so happy.

Guthrie reported Monday that her boyfriend, Mike Feldman, had proposed during a tropical vacation, and she said yes. Guthrie and Feldman, a consultant at a strategic communications firm in Washington, have been dating for four years. It’s the second marriage for Guthrie, who is 41, and Feldman’s first. He’s 44.

The couple haven’t set a wedding date. Despite Al Roker’s prodding, don’t expect an on-air ceremony.

House moving

Officials in Georgia have decided to move the boyhood home of Little Richard to spare it from a highway construction project.

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert made the announcement Friday. WMAZ-TV reports that the 80-year-old singer is receiving an honorary degree on Saturday from Mercer University.

Born Richard Wayne Penniman, Little Richard grew up in Macon’s Pleasant Hill community. That’s a neighborhood that was later divided by the construction of Interstate 75.

At its new location, the house will be used as a neighborhood resource center.

Aretha cancels

Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor’s recommendation.

A Monday news release says Franklin will need treatment during the time period shows were scheduled with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20 and at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut on May 26.

Singer Janelle Monae will step in for Franklin for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Corporate Night fundraiser.

‘Iron Man’ wins

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Iron Man 3,” $72.5 million

2. “The Great Gatsby,” $50.1 million

3. “Pain & Gain,” $5 million

4. “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples,” $4.61 million

5. “42,” $4.59 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Movie producer George Lucas is 69. Director Robert Zemeckis is 62. Musician David Byrne is 61. Actor Tim Roth is 52. Singer Ian Astbury is 51. Actress Cate Blanchett is 44. Singer Danny Wood is 44. Director Sofia Coppola is 42. Actress Amber Tamblyn is 30. Actress Miranda Cosgrove is 20.

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