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Media baron Rupert Murdoch announced his engagement to former supermodel Jerry Hall in an advertisement published on Tuesday in The Times newspaper, which is owned by Murdoch’s News Corp.

The advertisement, published in the classifieds section of the newspaper read, “Mr Rupert Murdoch, father of Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace and Chloe Murdoch, and Miss Jerry Hall, mother of Elizabeth, James, Georgia and Gabriel Jagger, are delighted to announce their engagement.”

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The couple announced their plan to wed after only four months of dating.

“They have loved these past months together, are thrilled to be getting married and excited about their future,” a spokesman for the Murdoch family was quoted as saying in The Times.

Hall, a former supermodel and actress, was married to The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger for more than 20 years, although in divorce proceedings, Jagger claimed that they were never legally married.

Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox, has been married three times earlier. His last marriage was to Wendi Deng, a former executive at Murdoch-owned Star TV, who he divorced in 2013 after 14 years of marriage.

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Colin Farrell, Elizabeth Taylor
Farrell dropped quite the bomb on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” telling the host and the audience that he and Taylor were in a relationship for nearly two years before she died. “[It was] the last kind of romantic relationship I had,” Farrell said, “which was never consummated … I just adored her, she was a spectacular, spectacular woman. I wanted to be [husband] number eight, but we ran out of road.”

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Colin Farrell, Elizabeth Taylor
Farrell dropped quite the bomb on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” telling the host and the audience that he and Taylor were in a relationship for nearly two years before she died. “[It was] the last kind of romantic relationship I had,” Farrell said, “which was never consummated … I just adored her, she was a spectacular, spectacular woman. I wanted to be [husband] number eight, but we ran out of road.”
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Sharon Osbourne, Jay Leno
Last September, Osbourne told her “The Talk” co-hosts that she had a “flingy wingy with Jay Leno” when she was 25, explaining: “The fling was more fling for me, and not fling enough for him. Because, a couple of months into it, he brought around his real love of his life for me to meet. She was lovely.”
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Jessica Simpson, Jensen Ackles
The two Texans dated briefly before breaking it off, allegedly because the “Supernatural” star cheated on the blonde singer with LeAnn Rimes.
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Penelope Cruz, Josh Hartnett
Hartnett and Cruz were spotted together “on a tour of New York hot spots” in 2007 and ended the night by getting “cozy on the couch together.”
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Paris Hilton, Val Kilmer
In 2006, Australian magazine NW claimed to have obtained photos of the actor and the socialite, who is over 20 years his junior, getting hot and heavy. The photos were allegedly snapped four years prior, in 2002, at Kilmer’s West Hollywood mansion.
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Winona Ryder, Charlie Sheen
In 1986, while making her first movie, “Lucas,” Winona reportedly got together with her co-star Charlie. Legend has it, MSN adds, that it was Charlie who convinced Winona to change her last name, Horowitz, to the more stage-friendly Ryder.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Fred Savage
When she was 14, Love-Hewitt went on a date with the then 16-year-old “Wonder Years” star. “We went to a comedy club and we went to dinner and he dropped me off at home. He never called me again,” she told Wendy Williams in 2010.
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Cher, Tom Cruise
Before Tom had to reportedly audition ladies for the part, Cher was his main squeeze. Back in the mid ’80s and before he became a huge star, the two were going strong. “He was so wonderful. And I was so crazy about him,” said the iconic singer in 2008. “And he was so, like, different. He was a shy boy. He didn’t have any money.”
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Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick
Helen Hunt and Matthew Broderick gave love a shot in 1987 and although happily every after wasn’t in the cards for the pair, the couple did forge a lifelong friendship. Hunt and Broderick are even comfortable enough with their relationship that they filmed a sex scene together for 2008’s “Then She Found Me.”
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Pamela Anderson, Michael Jackson
Back in 2008, Jackson was rumored to be dating “Baywatch” bombshell Pamela Anderson. “It was all arranged by their people in total secrecy, very cloak and dagger,” a source told the Mirror back in the day. “They are such a strange couple but they seemed to really hit it off.”
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Evan Rachel Wood, Marilyn Manson
Though by now Wood is married to British actor Jamie Bell and is expecting their first child, we cannot forget her wild streak: the actress was once engaged to shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
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Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow
Legend Frank Sinatra wed iconic actress Mia Farrow in 1966, despite a three decade age difference. But that age difference is also what tore them apart, after 16 months as husband and wife.
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Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie
Before Brad Pitt and even before Billy Bob Thornton came Jonny Lee Miller, Angie’s first husband. The two actors married in 1996, separated in 1997, and divorced in 1999, but are to this day good friends. Some pesky rumors recently hinted maybe a little too good, even.
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Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts
In 1991, Roberts broke off her engagement to Sutherland after more than a year together. The wedding cake was ready to go and so were the bridesmaids dresses, but rumors of the actor’s infidelity (with a go-go girl, no less) sent Roberts flying into another man’s arms.
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Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams
They made us swoon in “The Notebook” and swoon even harder when they took their love off-screen. These two Hollywood hotties dated from 2004 to 2007, then rekindled their romance a bit in 2008.
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Lyle Lovett, Julia Roberts
Lovett and Roberts were married for almost two years back when she was America’s sweetheart, nearly two decades ago. The 27-year-old actress fell hard for the 37-year-old country crooner and they were married just three weeks after they met.
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Brooke Shields, Nicolas Cage
Not much is known about their relationship, but somewhere in the late ’80s, Shields and Cage dated for about a year.
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Winona Ryder, Jimmy Fallon
Winona Ryder and Jimmy Fallon were reportedly linked in 2002, though she denied a relationship in W magazine that same year: “I do date once in a while, and I’ve gone out with wonderful people in the past. Although not with Jimmy Fallon, who everyone thinks is my boyfriend. We’re just great friends.”
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Lance Armstrong, Ashley Olsen
In 2007, then 21-year-old Olsen was spotted making out with Armstrong, 15 years her senior, at Rose Bar in New York. Yeah, we don’t really get it either.
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John Tesh, Oprah Winfrey
What’s even more bizarre than Oprah and Roger Ebert? Oprah and musician/television host John Tesh. Tesh allegedly left Oprah broken-hearted in the 1970s when he bolted in the middle of the night from the apartment they shared in Nashville, Tenn.
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Gary Oldman, Uma Thurman
How did we miss this? Gary Oldman and Uma Thurman were married from 1990 to 1992.
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George Clooney, Talia Balsam
George Clooney may be the ultimate bachelor, but he did get married, just once, to actress Talia Balsam. (Balsam is now married to John Slattery of “Mad Men”).

“I was married, so I gave it a shot,” Clooney told Piers Morgan in 2011. “I’ve proven how good I was at it, and I just…I’m allowed one.”

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Conan O’Brien, Lisa Kudrow
These two funny people dated when he was a writer for “Saturday Night Live” and she was working as a comedian in Los Angeles. “He was really smart, really funny and he thought I was funny, but found we were better as friends,” Kudrow said of their brief romance.
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Johnny Depp, Ellen Barkin
Before his two-year relationship with Kate Moss, Johnny Depp briefly dated Ellen Barkin in 1994.
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Courteney Cox, Michael Keaton
The “Friends” star and “Batman” actor dated from 1989 to 1995.
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Ryan Gosling, Sandra Bullock
The hunky heartthrob and funny girl were together from 2002 to 2003. “I had two of the greatest girlfriends of all time. I haven’t met anybody who could top them,” Gosling told Us Weeklyin 2011 (about Bullock and Rachel McAdams, whom he dated afterward). We wonder what current amour Eva Mendes might have to say about that?
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Drew Barrymore, David Arquette
These two Hollywood staples were briefly linked in 1991 — eight years before they starred together in 1999’s “Never Been Kissed.”
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Drew Barrymore, Tom Green
In 2001, the Canadian comedian filed for divorce less than six months after marrying the then 26-year-old Barrymore, saying: “Drew is a wonderful woman, I love her very much. I wish our marriage could have worked out, I wish her much happiness.”
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Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr.
By his own admission, Robert Downey Jr. was less than a model boyfriend to Sarah Jessica Parker, whom he dated from 1984 to 1991. “I liked to drink, and I had a drug problem, and that didn’t jibe with Sarah Jessica, because it is the furthest thing from what she is,” Downey Jr. said of their relationship.
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Moby, Natalie Portman
According to Moby, his fling with Portman caused a lot of nerd wrath. “You don’t date Luke Skywalker’s mom and not have them hate your guts,” he said about their romance.
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Ashton Kutcher, January Jones
Long before Ashton Kutcher married and divorced Demi Moore and January Jones gave birth to her baby boy (whose father she refuses to reveal), these two gave it a go in the romance department.
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Owen Wilson, Sheryl Crow
The couple broke up in 2002, but there were no hard feelings. “I love Owen. He’s so talented, and a great, great person,” Crow said about the actor the same year.
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Al Pacino, Diane Keaton
Keaton dated her “Godfather” co-star Al Pacino in the ’80s; the relationship dissolved after Keaton pushed a marriage ultimatum on Pacino. She told People: “He’s charming, hilarious, a nonstop talker. There was an aspect of him that was like a lost orphan, like this kind of crazy idiot savant. And oh, gorgeous! I was mad for him. I worked hard on that one.”
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Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens
Ah, live television. The “Hunger Games” star and Hudgens shared an awkward moment on an Australian morning show when an interviewer asked the pair how long they had been going out. “We’re not,” Hutcherson said. “We were at one point, but she broke my heart. No, I’m just kidding. That was a while ago. We’re really good friends now.”
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Jack Nicholson, Lara Flynn Boyle
The unlikely couple had an on-again, off-again relationship from 1999-2006.
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Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore
Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore were romantically tangled from 1985 – 1987. After starring in 1985’s “St. Elmo’s Fire,” the pair became engaged but never made it to the church.
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Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon
The telegenic “There’s Something About Mary” co-stars dated for three years before splitting in 1998 — the same year the hit comedy hit the big screen.
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Enrique Iglesias, Sofia Vergara
It’s strange to think of now, but Vergara was once more commonly referred to as Iglesias’ ex before hitting it big with the ABC sitcom “Modern Family.”
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Shia LaBeouf, Hilary Duff
LaBeouf and Duff, who just gave birth to her first child, went on an epically bad date — according to LaBeouf himself. “Probably the worst date either of us have ever had,” the “Transformers” star told Details of their failed connection.
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Aaron Carter, Lindsay Lohan
It’s crazy to think about now, but Lohan and Carter were once a hot item, albeit not without some controversy. Carter had previously been dating that other teen star Hilary Duff, and cheated on her with LiLo.
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Emma Stone, Kieran Culkin
After meeting on the set of 2009’s “Paper Man,” Stone and Culkin were rumored to be dating . Stone is now currently dating “Spiderman” co-star Andrew Garfield.
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John Stamos, Marlee Matlin
Johan Stamos and Marlee Matlin reportedly dated in 1989 — but romantic or platonic, the pair remain good friends and at least carry on a Twitter relationship.
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Seal, Tyra Banks
Seal sure has a thing for telegenic supermodels! Seal and Tyra confirmed their budding romance when they stepped out to the Essence Awards in 1996, but broke up shortly thereafter.
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Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson
You better believe it: In 1992, Danson was apparently so smitten with Goldberg during the filming of “Made in America” that it led to a divorce with his then wife-of-16-years, Casey, the next year. “I’d walk in Whoopi’s shadow for the rest of my life–I adore the woman,” Danson said about Goldberg.
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Jake Gylenhaal, Natalie Portman
These teen stars were linked twice: first, in 2006 (pictured, strolling in New York); and in 2008, shortly before co-starring in “Brothers.” Gyllenhaal and Portman remain pals — the latter offered a friendly roast of Portman in January 2011, when he said: “She is elegant, graceful, has amazing eyebrows … is talented, really short, funny, smart, dedicated, incredibly kind.”
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Carson Daly, Tara Reid; Katie Holmes, Chris Kelin
Cutest — and weirdest — double date ever? Carson Daly/Tara Reid and Katie Holmes/Chris Klein are the epitome of the ’90s here.
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Matthew Morrison, Kristen Bell
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Minka Kelly, Donald Faison
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Avril Lavigne, Brody Jenner
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Brad Pitt, Robin Givens
A pre-fame Brad Pitt dated Givens in 1989, in the midst of a nasty breakup with ex-husband Mike Tyson.
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Christina Applegate, Brad Pitt
The Brad strikes again: This time, with the “Married with Children” actress in 1988.
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Richie Sambora, Cher
Cher was involved with the Bon Jovi guitarist for two years in the early ’90s. We bet the glamour-hair contests were awesome.
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Sinitta, Simon Cowell
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Madonna, Dennis Rodman
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Kelly Preston, Charlie Sheen
Not only did Sheen’s relationship with then-fiance Preston end tumultuously, it ended with a bang — when Preston was accidentally shot with Sheen’s gun, in 1990. “There’s a beautiful person in there. He really is a great man,” Preston would say about her former boyfriend nearly two decades later.
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Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck
Remember Bennifer? Ben Affleck was with another Jennifer before now-wife Jennifer Garner; the couple dated for 18 months and even got engaged, but split in 2004.
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