5 Things You Missed This Weekend: Kelly Clarkson’s Engaged, Duchess Kate Is Stepping Back Out & More

John Mayer & Katy Perry, Kate Middleton, Brandon Blackstock & Kelly Clarkson

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updated 12/09/2012 AT 8:30 PM ET

originally published 12/16/2012 AT 8:00 PM ET

It was a weekend overshadowed by tragedy as a nation mourned the 26 lives lost in the Connecticut school shooting.

Yet some happier news emerged from Hollywood and across the pond, amid a string of wedding and royal engagements.

Here’s what you missed:

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5. Another N.Y.C. Date Night for John Mayer & Katy Perry

” “” “” “0” ] Romance hasn’t faded in a New York minute for John Mayer and Katy Perry. Days after catching a Broadway show, the on-again couple stepped out for a dinner party Saturday night. (Do you think she dressed him?)

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4. How Romantic! Deadmau5 Tweets Proposal to Kat Von D

” “” “” “0” ]When it comes to marriage proposals, electronic music star Deadmau5 kept it short and sweet – 140 characters or less, to be precise – when he popped the question to now-fiancée Kat Von D on Twitter. Her tech-savvy groom-to-be even posted a snapshot of the ring, which is still in the shop. (Check out these Tweethearts)

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3. SNL Remembers Connecticut School Shooting Victims

” “” “” “0” ]Saturday Night Live took a break from comedy to honor the 20 children and six adults who were fatally shot at a Connecticut elementary school. In a departure from the show’s trademark routine, New York City Children’s Chorus opened the night with an elegant performance of the classic Christmas carol “Silent Night.” (Watch the tribute)

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2. You Just Can’t Keep a Royal Down

” “” “” “0” ]And the award for the most dedicated royal goes to… Despite Kate’s recent struggle with severe morning sickness, the expectant duchess was set to make her first post-hospitalization appearance Sunday for BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London. She’ll be presenting two top awards. (We nominate Kate!)

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1. Kelly Clarkson Is Getting Married – and She Has the Ring to Prove It

” “” “” “0” ]Kelly Clarkson has plenty to sing about now that Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock put a ring on her finger, she announced Saturday. And not just any ol’ diamond: “It’s a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it,” she writes of her engagement sparkler. (Prepare to be blinded)


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