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Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin confirm engagement 

After some speculation, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have confirmed their engagement.

On Monday evening, Bieber posted black and white photos of himself and Baldwin on Instagram and included a lengthy caption about the news.

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“Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we   so well!!”

Related: Photos: Justin Bieber through the years

Bieber also confirmed the date of their engagement was July 7.

“It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! ‘He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!’ This is the year of favor!!!!”

Baldwin was brief in her confirmation, which she tweeted around the same time as Bieber’s Instagram post.

Related: Hailey Baldwin appears to wear engagement ring from fiance Justin Bieber

“Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with,” Baldwin said on Twitter Monday. “No words could ever express my gratitude.”

TMZ initially reported the engagement news, which reportedly happened while the pair were on vacation in the Bahamas.

George Clooney released from hospital after motorcycle crash in Italy

Actor George Clooney reportedly has been released from an Italian hospital after suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash.

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The Associated Press, citing the newspaper La Nuova Sardegna, reported that a car struck the 57-year-old Tuesday as he was riding the motorcycle to a film set near Costa Corallina on the island of Sardinia. He was taken to Olbia's John Paul II hospital and later released.

La Nuova Sardegna reported that the injuries were not serious. No further information was available.

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– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Garth Brooks will perform the first-ever full concert in Notre Dame Stadium

Garth Brooks has announced he will perform at the Notre Dame Stadium for the first time ever.

Billboard reported that the South Bend, Indiana, show could be the start of the country legend’s college stadium tour. Brooks announced the show at a news conference with former Notre Dame head football coach Lou Holtz in Nashville, Tennessee.

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“Notre Dame stadium has seen so many iconic moments!” Brooks said. “I look forward to bringing a new kind of crazy to the party.”

A date for the show has not yet been announced.

Related: Garth Brooks releases new song, 'All Day Long'

The University of Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs and Communications said Brooks will be the first musician to perform a full concert in the stadium. In the past, musicians have done a few songs at halftime during football games but not a whole show. In 1987, the stadium hosted the Special Olympics opening ceremony.

“It’s never been done before, and it’s our understanding that Garth loves to do things that haven’t been done before,” Notre Dame’s associate vice president for event management, Lee Sicinski, said at the news conference. “To bring a historic event like a Garth Brooks concert to the stadium, it just gives you goose bumps.”

Brooks is coming off of a three 1/2-year world tour with his wife and fellow country singer, Trisha Yearwood. It was the biggest tour in the world by an American artist, selling 6.3 million tickets.

Hailey Baldwin appears to wear engagement ring from fiance Justin Bieber

A day after reports emerged of her engagement to Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin was seen with a big diamond on her left ring finger.

People reported that fans saw the couple on vacation in the Bahama Sunday and noticed a large, oval-cut diamond on her hand. TMZ also reported the news.

On Sunday, People and other outlets reported that the 21-year-old model and her 24-year-old boyfriend got engaged in the Bahamas Saturday.

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Elle Magazine reported that Baldwin appeared to like an Instagram post about the news.

Upscale Hype magazine posted photos of the couple and tagged Baldwin and Bieber. A screenshot posted by Elle appears to show that Baldwin liked the post.

Related: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged, reports say 

People reported that Stephen Baldwin, Hailey Baldwin’s father, reportedly tweeted and deleted a confirmation Sunday.

“Sweet smile on my face! Me&wife (Kennya),” the proud father and actor wrote. “Always pray 4 Gods will !! He is moving in the hearts of JB&HB. Let’s all pray for His will to be done. Love you 2 so much!”

Related: Photos: Justin Bieber through the years

The tweet included a Bible scripture of Ephesians 5:23-27, which says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”

Bieber’s parents, Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber, were also tagged in the tweet.

Stephen Baldwin soon replaced the enthusiastic tweet with something more cryptic, instead quoting the Bible verse John 1:14.

Jeremy Bieber also made a vague post around the time engagement rumors emerged, but did so on Instagram.

“Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter,” he captioned a photo of his son on the beach at sunset.

‘Damn Yankees’ star Tab Hunter dead at 86

Tab Hunter, the 1950s movie heartthrob who starred in “Damn Yankees” and “Battle Cry” and later became an icon in the gay community, died Sunday night, three days shy of his 87th birthday, Variety reported.

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The news was announced on a Facebook page associated with the actor.

Hunter died Sunday night in Santa Barbara from a blood clot that caused a heart attack, Allan Glaser, his partner for more than three decades, told The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition to his acting career, Hunter had success in music with “Young Love,” which was named the No. 4 song of 1957 by Billboard. But rumors that he was gay dogged his career in an era where open homosexuality could end careers.

In 2005, Hunter confirmed the rumors about his homosexuality in his autobiography, “Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.”

In a 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hunter said he wrote the book because he “didn’t want someone putting a spin” on his life.

"I thought, 'Look, get it from the horse's mouth and not from some horse's ass after I'm dead and gone,'" he said.

Hunter wrote how studios attempted to mask his sexuality by linking him with co-stars and friends like Debbie Reynolds and Natalie Wood, Variety reported. The book spawned a 2015 documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz, which was also called “Tab Hunter Confidential.”

In “Damn Yankees,” Hunter played Joe Hardy, a middle-aged Washington Senators fan who sells his soul to the devil in order to become a young baseball star and prevent the New York Yankees from winning another pennant. The film was an adaptation of the Broadway hit, a musical version of Douglass Wallop’s best-selling novel, “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.”

Later in his career, Hunter starred in two films with drag queen Divine. He played Todd Tomorrow, a drive-in owner, in the 1981 comedy, “Polyester.” The film introduced movie-goers to scratch-and-sniff cards, including “Model Building Glue,” “Smelly Shoes” and Flatulence,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. He also appeared with Divine in the 1985 film, “Lust in the Dust.”

Hunter did summer stock and dinner theater during the 1960s, Variety reported. He also appeared in films during the 1970s and 1980s, including “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean” in 1972 and “Grease 2” in 1982.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged, reports say

Singer Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin are engaged, several media outlets reported Sunday.

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Bieber, 24, and Baldwin, 21, have not commented on the news, originally reported Sunday morning by TMZ.

Several news outlets, citing anonymous sources, appeared to back up the TMZ report of the engagement, which was reportedly announced Saturday night in the Bahamas.

"They are engaged and it happened Saturday night in front of a crowd in Baker's Bay," E! News reported.

Us Weekly, citing a source close to Baldwin, said that the model “is obsessed with Justin and always has been.”

“It’s kind of a surprise, but kind of not. Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks,” a source told People. “He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.”

Related: Photos: Justin Bieber through the years

Bieber and Baldwin dated previously before breaking up in 2016, Billboard reported. The couple apparently recently rekindled their relationship and was since dancing at a restaurant Friday, Billboard reported.

According to media reports, the singer of “Love Yourself” and “Where Are U Now” proposed to Baldwin in front of a crowd at a Bahama resort. Bieber’s security detail allegedly told the crowd to put their phones away “because something special was about to happen.”

Bieber’s father, Jeremy Bieber posted vague congratulations Sunday on Instagram, posting that he was “excited for the next chapter.” 

Bieber’s mother, Pattie Mallette, tweeted “Love Love Love Love Love Love Love.”

Predictably, social media was abuzz with the reports:

Tiffany Haddish reveals Tyler Perry bought her a Tesla

Tiffany Haddish got an impressive gift from her boss Tyler Perry after working on his new movie, “Nobody’s Fool.”

Ebony reported that the comedian posted on Instagram that she was gifted a Tesla in June.

“So I got this message from my friend and Big Brother @tylerperry a week ago,” Haddish captioned the post. “When I tell you I cried so hard.”

The post included photos of the blue Tesla, which appears to be a Model X, and the video message Perry sent to Haddish.

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“Your career is taking off. You gon’ be around a real long time,” Perry said after discussing saving money and being hesitant to spend it at the start of your career. 

“I wanted to give this to you and say you deserve it and I’m excited for you and all that’s going on,” Perry said, raising two pairs of keys and walking out the door of his home to show Haddish the new car. “Love you, Tiffany. Proud of you girl. Call me. It’s all yours, here in L.A. waiting for you.”

People reported that Haddish said earlier in the year that the Tesla is her dream car. The actress expressed gratitude to Perry in her Instagram post.

“First off, a man has never bought me a car out right. I have always had to make payments,” she wrote. “This was just out the kindness of his heart And probably tired of me talking about it all the time and I didn’t have to do anything for it but a Great job in our New Movie Nobody’s Fool. Thank God for kind people that want to spread happiness. I am now on my way to see if this is (real)! Cause I am still waiting on the one @theellenshow said they would let me use for a week.”

“Nobody’s Fool,” directed, written and produced by Perry and starring Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Whoopi Goldberg and Amber Riley, will be in theaters Nov. 8.

Starr power: Ringo turns 78 today

He paid his dues because he wanted to sing the blues, and more than any other rock ‘n’ roll drummer, Ringo Starr knew that fame didn’t come easy.

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Sure, he achieved stardom as a member of The Beatles, who took England by storm in 1963 and followed it up by spearheading the “British Invasion” to the United States in 1964. But the man born Richard Starkey Jr. in Liverpool on July 7, 1940, was a sickly child who spent a year in the hospital due to peritonitis and two years in a sanitarium for pleurisy.

The oldest Beatle has led a charmed life. Here are some fun facts about Ringo:

His nickname came from his penchant for wearing several rings.

Starr played drums for several bands in Liverpool before joining the Beatles, most notably with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes from 1959 to 1962.

He joined the Beatles on Aug. 18, 1962, replacing Pete Best.

When the Beatles went into the EMI studios on Sept. 4, 1962, to record their first single, “Love Me Do,” producer George Martin was unhappy with Starr’s ability, He subsequently hired session drummer Andy White to play on the single, Rolling Stone reported.

Starr was called upon in several Beatles albums to take the lead vocal, including “Boys” on the band’s debut album in Britain, “I Wanna Be Your Man” on “With the Beatles,” “Act Naturally” on “Rubber Soul” and “Yellow Submarine,” on “Revolver.” On the band’s seminal work, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Starr was the lead singer on “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

Starr had his first writing credit with the Band on the song “Flying” from “Magical Mystery Tour.” All four Beatles received songwriting credits for this instrumental. Starr’s first self-penned composition came on the White Album, “Don’t Pass Me By.” His second came on “Abbey Road” with “Octopus’ Garden.”

As a solo artist, Starr hit No. 1 in Canada and No. 4 in the United States with his 1970 song, “It Don’t Come Easy.” Starr performed the song at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in August 1971, but forgot some of the lyrics during the live show and mumbled them.

Other Starr hits include “Photograph,” “You’re Sixteen” (both No. 1 hits in 1973), “Only You,” “The No No Song” and “Back Off Boogaloo.”

Starr has appeared in 15 films, beginning with “Candy” in 1968 and “The Magic Christian” the following year. He met his future wife, Barbara Bach, on the set of “Caveman,” which was released in 1981.

Starr was nominated for 27 Grammy Awards and won nine times during his career. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award as a member of the Beatles.

He won an Academy Award in 1971 for Best Musical Score with his Beatles bandmates for “Let It Be.”

On Jan. 20, 1988, Starr and the other Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was inducted as a solo artist on Apr. 18, 2015.

On Dec. 17, 2017, Starr became the second Beatle knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Paul McCartney was knighted by the queen in 1996.

Information from wire services and Ringo Starr’s website was used in compiling this report.

Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, dead at 90

Steve Ditko, the artist who helped create legendary Marvel comic book characters Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, was found dead in his New York apartment on June 29, Variety reported Friday. He was 90.

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Marvel President Dan Buckley said in a statement that "the Marvel family mourns the loss" of Ditko, CNN reported.

"Steve transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will never be forgotten," Buckley said. "Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones, and fans during this sad time."

Ditko’s love for comic book superheroes was born during his stint in the military after he graduated from high school in 1945, when he drew comic strips for Army-syndicated newspapers, Variety reported. 

After he was discharged, Ditko studied under Batman artist in 1950. Through Robinson, he met Lee, who was Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief. Ditko helped create the Spider-Man persona in 1961, including his costume and web shooters, Variety said.

Spider-Man debuted in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, and a year later Marvel launched “Amazing Spider-Man,” the character’s first standalone series, with Ditko and Lee handling the illustrations, Variety reported.

Ditko helped create Spider-Man characters as Doctor Octopus, Sandman, the Lizard and Green Goblin, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Beginning with issue No. 25, Ditko received a plot credit in addition to his artist credit. His final work in the Spider-Man series appeared in issue No. 38, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Doctor Strange also debuted in 1963, appearing in Strange Tales No. 110, Ditko worked on the comic book series through July 1966.

Ditko left Marvel shortly thereafter after some disagreements with Lee. He moved to DC Comics in 1968 and created the Creeper, a villain in the Batman comic series, Variety reported.

Among his last characters was cult favorite Squirrel Girl, which debuted in 1992, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Anthony Bourdain will filed, leaves bulk of $1.2 million estate to daughter

Anthony Bourdain had an estate valued at $1.2 million, according to the will filed this week in Manhattan’s Surrogate Court.

The will stipulates that the majority of the estate will be left to his daughter, multiple news outlets are reporting.

Bourdain’s had assets of $425,000 in savings and cash. He had another $250,000 in personal property and $35,000 in brokerage accounts, USA Today reported.

>>Read: Chef, author, TV star Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

He had another $500,000 listed from royalties and residuals, or what USA Today classified as intangibles, for his book and television shows.

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Many believed he had higher wealth, estimated at about $16 million but he had said in an interview in 2017 that it was “10 times overstated.”

He may have had other money since the will stipulated for a trust to be set up. Details on trusts are private and not public record, USA Today reported.

>>Read: World reacts to death of Anthony Bourdain

The primary beneficiary of the trust is Bourdain’s 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Busia-Bourdain, but will be overseen by his estranged wife, Ottavia Bursia-Bourdain, until Ariane comes of age. She’ll get money from the account starting at the age of 25, then the remainder when she turns 35, USA Today reported.

Bourdain committed suicide last month in a French hotel room. The prosecutor for the city where he was found said that Bourdain died by hanging and that there was no foul play, The New York Times reported

He had no narcotics in his system when he died, Reuters reported.

>>Read: Anthony Bourdain toxicology report released

“No trace of narcotics. No trace of any toxic products. Trace of medicines in therapeutic does. Trace of alcohol,” the prosecutor said in his report according to Reuters.

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