Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged, after the pop star proposed in front of friends at a resort in the Bahamas. Bieber, 24, and Baldwin, 21, a model whose father is actor Stephen Baldwin, have dated for barely a month, although they’ve been rumored to be romantically involved throughout their seven-year friendship. Bieber’s love life has long been the subject of obsessive interest for “Beliebers,” most notably regarding his on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez. Bieber and Gomez got back together last year but broke up again this March. Gomez was reportedly “totally shocked” over Bieber’s engagement to Baldwin.
Robin Wright said this week she was “surprised” and “saddened” to hear accusations of sexual assault against her House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey, who was fired from the Netflix series last November. Addressing the scandal for the first time, Wright said she and Spacey only “knew each other between action and cut and in between setups, where we would giggle.” Last year, the show was suspended when multiple men accused Spacey of abusing them when they were teenagers, and eight House of Cards production staffers said the actor created a “toxic” work environment. The series then resumed filming with Wright’s character the focus of a final season. “I didn’t know the man,” she said of Spacey, who played her husband, a corrupt president. “I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.”
Katharine McPhee isn’t ashamed to be marrying a man twice her age. The 34-year-old singer and actress, who rose to fame as a runner-up on American Idol and now stars in the Broadway musical Waitress, recently announced her engagement to David Foster, a 68-year-old music producer and record executive. Responding to a fan furor over the couple’s age disparity, McPhee said, “Y’all should be worrying more about registering to vote and midterm elections than who’s marrying me.” Foster, four times divorced, attended the wedding for McPhee’s previous marriage, in 2008. When McPhee performed the song “Unforgettable” that night, Foster accompanied on piano. ■