1. 'Vampires' Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are engaged
It’s official: "The Vampire Diaries star" and "Twilight" alum are engaged. It has been confirmed that Ian (Damon in "The Vampire Diaries") popped the question to Nikki ("Twilight"'s Rosalie) after only almost six months of dating. Rumors that the two are set to tie the knot circulated when they posted on social media tweets and Instagram captions about their “amazing future together.” No more hiding: Nikki proudly wears her enormous engagement ring. (people.com)
2. New best children’s books named The winners of the 2015 Newberry and Caldecott, among other awards, have been announced Monday, January 9, by the American Library Association. The Caldecott Medal went to the book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, while the Newberry Medal was awarded to book The Crossover, a story about family and brotherhood. The association also highlighted videos and other creative materials produced for children over the past year. (cnn.com)
3. Are Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis married?
Speculations on whether the 'That 70s Show' alums had already tied the knot were fueled even more by Mila's answer to Ellen DeGeneres when the latter asked about "the Kutchers" tag/phrase Ashton used in a social media post. She said: “I don’t know. We could just be a plural. My daughter has his last name, legally. So there’s multiple Kutchers.” She was spotted wearing what looked like a wedding band at the premiere of her new movie "Jupiter Ascending" in Los Angeles two days ago. (people.com)
4. Boy diagnosed with fear of growing up An excessive fear of aging, or "gerascophobia" -— that was the diagnosis for a 14-year-old boy in Mexico who took some extreme steps to hide or curb his growth. The boy’s phobia started when he was 11; he started restricting his food intake, stooped over to hide his height, and distorted his voice by speaking in a higher pitch. He believes that if he reaches adulthood, he’s likely to get sick and die. His condition has been improving, though, after getting treatment; he now eats well, stands upright, speaks normally, and can now imagine a future where is all grown up. (livescience.com)
5. Babies understand friendship, bullies A new study found that babies who are just over a year old can already grasp the idea of social interactions -— they understand what other people know and don’t know, and expect them to behave accordingly. The study published in the journal Psychological Science, which used puppets to show babies different social interactions, shows that babies are social beings even before they learn how to talk and walk. (livescience.com)