Karina Smirnoff, Brad Penny engaged; Lily Allen improving after hospitalization

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Karina Smirnoff, a professional dancer on "Dancing With the Stars," has revealed that she and her boyfriend Brad Penny, a professional baseball player most recently with the St. Louis Cardinals, have been engaged since Oct. 4. The couple began dating in October 2009, shortly after Smirnoff and fellow 'DWTS' pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy called off their engagement. Smirnoff and Penny met through mutual friend Chuck Liddell, a UFC fighter. [ People]

Just a few days after suffering a miscarriage, singer Lily Allen has been hospitalized for septicaemia, which is a blood-poisoning condition that could develop into septic shock. Her rep says she is responding well to treatment and continues to improve. [ Daily Mail]