Dead certain, Us Weekly has confirmed through an unnamed friend of the couple that Vince Vaughn got down on bended knee before Jennifer Aniston on June 27 -- yes, you read the date right -- and Aniston accepted without hesitation. So why all the cricket chirps in the six weeks since that time? Aniston, evidently, wants to keep things low-key and quiet despite Vaughn's desire to shout from the rooftops. In her desire not to be the high-profile "golden couple" she was with Brad Pitt, Aniston will not be adorning her left hand with a rock the size of Gibraltar anytime soon.
What of denials of the engagement by Aniston's publicist, Stephen Huvane? The magazine's website posted Huvane's reliability track record, citing such famous denials as "Brad and Jen are not engaged" -- something he continued to deny for the eight months leading up to their nuptials.
Star is holding back, unable to confirm the transference of a 9.5 carat diamond from Vaughn to Aniston. Instead, it maintains that Vaughn is not only not thinking about marriage, but he is also debating whether their personality quirks -- eerily similar to those they portrayed in The Break-Up -- might make them incompatible for long-term commitment. Never mind that Star is just dying for Aniston's Malibu neighbor Matthew McConaughey to be next in line, telling Vaughn: "Watch Out, Vince: Matt's Moving In On Jen!"
As for the man whose divorce from Aniston made all this real-life drama possible? Brad Pitt, all the magazines agree, is looking just fine and spiffy in preparations for the filming of "Ocean's 13." Unfortunately, the work means paparazzi opportunities for Pitt solo -- no Angelina or kids in tow. Star's already all atwitter over the possibility that Jolie has left her companion and holed up in the Hotel Bel-Air until further notice.