JESSICA SIMPSON GETS ENGAGED: Coincidence or copycat?

Just a week after NICK LACHEY got engaged, ex-wife JESSICA SIMPSON went and did the same thing. Her boyfriend of six months, former NFL player Eric Johnson, popped the question Thursday. There's no word on a wedding date. Jessica and Eric have been dating since May.

Jessica showed off her engagement ring during an appearance Saturday. It's a ruby flanked by two diamonds ...
BILLY RAY STORMS OUT OF AN INTERVIEW: Let’s say you’re hosting a radio show in Nashville and your guest is BILLY RAY CYRUS. What are you going to ask him about?

The obvious topic, of course, is his wife allegedly cheating on him The host of the show said “I have to ask you because you’re a celebrity and we've all heard your marriage is over.” Instantly flustered, Cyrus replied, "Oh man. You know what, bud?God bless America, God bless our troops. Woody Johnson, look at you."

Then he got up and "stormed off." on his way out, cyrus can be heard saying "It's very rude."

COULD BE TRUE COULD BE CRAP: According to the not-always-reliable British Sun, JAKE GYLLENHAAL spent $150,000 flying TAYLOR SWIFT to England for some alone time.
They claim Taylor flew in this past Friday and spent the weekend locked in Jake's London hotel suite at The Dorchester. ( --Jake was in town promoting his new comedy flick "Love And Other Drugs".)

Taylor was due to be in London yesterday to play the first ever Radio 1 Teen Awards, but according to the tabloid's source, "Jake wanted some quality time with Taylor. If he hadn't done this, they would have missed each other as he had to fly back to the States."

SHOW US YOUR TWEETS: PINK still hasn’t confirmed that she’s pregnant - even though it’s all over the news - yet this she’ll reveal ...
VIDEO: When it comes to getting a bikini wax, RIHANNA would prefer she not get recognized during her personal grooming. So she makes an appointment under a different name and asks for an “older Russian woman who barely speaks English”.

Over the weekend, on a British TV show, she shared a hilarious story of when her best friend - fellow singer CIARA - didn’t follow the rules ...

SNAPSHOT: DAVID ARQUETTE at the LA Lakers game last night …