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Pope Benedict XVI has given his final mass.
The frail Pope, 85, gave a humble final mass in front of about 55,000 people gathered in front of St. Peter’s Square in Rome. He arrived in his Pope mobile to cheers, thanking everyone for understanding his decision to step down.
The Pope had announced his decision to resign a few weeks prior due to his age and health. He’s the first Pope in the modern age to step down rather then serve for life.
He will continue to be known as Benedict XVI and become the Roman pontiff emeritus or pope emeritus, the Vatican had announced on Feb. 21.
Pope Benedict XVI will later depart for Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence for popes, and live there until restorations are complete on the Vatican covenant, which will become his home.
The former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope after the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005.
Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have broken up.
Williams, 32, and Segel, 33, split a few weeks ago after dating for a year.
The main reason behind the break up was long distance, as the My Week with Marilyn actress is based in New York City, while the How I Met Your Mother actor resides in Los Angeles.
The couple had moved in together in a Brooklyn apartment last fall, and were often seen with 7-year-old Matilda, Williams’ daughter with the late Heath Ledger.
A hot air balloon accident in Egypt has left 18 dead.
This is the deadliest hot air balloon accident in the world in over 20 years.
There were 21 people aboard the balloon, enjoying the Egyptian landscape, before falling almost 1,000 feet in the city of Luxor.
A gas explosion is what caused the crash.
There were 19 foreign tourists on the balloon, including nine from Hong Kong, four from Japan, three from Britain, two from France, and one from Hungary, officials have said. An Egyptian pilot and another Egyptian were also on board.
Three people, two Brits and the pilot, are currently hospitalized.
The Feb. 26 crash has prompted Gov. Izzat Saad of Luxor province to ban all hot air balloon flights until further notice.
Andy Samberg is engaged!
The former Saturday Night Live star proposed to his singer-songwriter girlfriend, Joanna Newsom, of five years.
In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Newsom, 31, also plays the harp, piano, and harpsichord.
Samberg, 34, and Newsom had attended the Independent Spirit Awards together on Feb. 23, which he hosted.
Janet Jackson has wed again!
The singer, 46, and Qatari businessman, Wissam Al Mana, were married last year.
“The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony,” the couple’s rep said in a statement.
The couple’s wedding gifts to each other were contributions to their favorite children’s charities.
This is the third marriage for Jackson, who has been previously married to James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo, Jr. Her marriage to Elizondo was also initially kept a secret.
Christina Applegate and longtime boyfriend Martyn LeNoble have married.
The couple, who are also parents to 2-year-old Sadie Grace, were married in a private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles on Feb. 23.
Applegate, 41, wore a Maria Lucia Hohan gown, and their rings were designed by Neil Lane.
LeNoble, 43, is a founding member of the band Porno for Pyros, and he and Applegate have been together since 2008. They became engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2010.
This is the second marriage for both.
The 85th Academy Awards Show premiered on February 24, 2013. The show, which celebrates the greatest in movies, was hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
Here’s the list of all the winners: