Maybe the third time will be the charm for

Britney Spears

. The 30-year-old megastar is betrothed to mysterious, bespectacled

Jason Trawick

, 40, once Brit's manager.

Anonymous Source

tells People mag that the two have "been talking about marriage for a long time."

The world got the good news from Brit herself in OMG!!!, a tweet!!!: "OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for. Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo"

Dude, we at Sideshow are excited, too. We can only speculate that Spears was equally psyched and interjected equal numbers of exclamation! marks! when she decided to wed her first two husbands, Jason Allen Alexander and Kevin Federline. We do hope this one will last f!o!r!e!v!e!r!

Dark Knight in dust-up

British actor

Christian Bale

, who has played Batman and won a best supporting actor Oscar for portraying a boxer in

The Fighter

, got pushed around by beefy Chinese security guards when he tried to visit blind human-rights activist

Chen Guangcheng

on Thursday. A CNN crew caught the whole thing on tape and the cabler put it up on its website Friday (



Bale, in China to promote his film The Flowers of War, about atrocities that followed the Japanese seizure of the Chinese city of Nanjing in 1937, had driven eight hours with the crew to pay a call on Chen at his home in Dongshigu village in Shandong province, eastern China.

As they walked up a road toward the village, where Chen lives in isolation with his family, the unidentified men approached and began pushing them back. Bale did not fight back. "What I really wanted to do was to meet the man, shake his hand, and say what an inspiration he is," Bale says in the clip.

Chen has run afoul of the Chinese government for opposing forced abortion and other efforts to control population growth. Bale was to leave China on Friday. His reps could not immediately be reached for comment.

Polygamous paradox?

Kody Brown

and wives






, and


whose polygamous family life is chronicled on the TLC reality series

Sister Wives

, asked a federal judge Friday not to get in the way of their challenge to Utah's bigamy law. Their rationale? The law violates their right to privacy.