Clooney: The ring!

People mag has posted exclusive! pictures of the engagement ring George Clooney, 52, gave his gal Amal Alamuddin, 36. It is an "ethically mined emerald-cut diamond estimated at 7-plus carats and two tapered baguettes set in platinum." Oh.

Franco and LiLo? Nope

James Franco is one of the men named on the infamous list Lindsay Lohan compiled of her former lovers.

But Franco never slept with LiLo, he tells Howard Stern.

Franco, 36, does admit he hung out with LiLo two years ago "during a very dark period of her history." They were at the same hotel and one night she broke into his room.

"We maybe kissed," Franco tells Stern, "but it was lame."

Franco's revelation calls into question the media's assumption - never challenged by LiLo - that the list is of former sexual partners.

Kardashian watch

Serena Williams may or may not be helping Kim Kardashian select a gown for Kim's May 24 wedding to Kanye West. The pair hit the pavement hard in Paris, People reports.

Gossip petits fours

Lovely Newsroom star Olivia Munn, 33, and her bf, lovely Killing star Joel Kinnaman, 34, have broken up after two years. . . . Ryan Seacrest, 39, can still make a love commitment in these post-Julianne Hough days. On Wednesday, he introduced his new Labrador puppy, Georgia, on Ellen DeGeneres' gabshow. . . . Jennifer Lawrence will reveal May 21 on Late Night With Seth Meyers that on Oscar night she "was so drunk she puked on the stairs at Madonna's after party." Or so an Unnamed Audience Member at the taping tells Us Weekly.


As the whole world loudly knows, Donald Sterling has been fined by the NBA for his apparently recorded, apparently blatantly racist comments. The NBA also has invited him not to own the Los Angeles Clippers any more. Guess who might want to buy it? Oprah Winfrey! ESPN says O might be in a three-way partnership that includes music exec David Geffen and Oracle software guy Larry Ellison. Other celebs interested: boxing's Floyd Mayweather, and also Diddy - he made his own hashtag, #DiddyBuyTheClippers!

- John Timpane