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  • Baldwin This combination photo shows singer Justin Bieber at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes, southeastern France on Nov. 7, 2015, left, and model Hailey Baldwin at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20, 2018. Bieber, 24, and Baldwin, 21, are engaged after a month of dating. Bieber confirmed the engagement in an Instagram post Monday, July 9, 2018, that included a photo of Baldwin kissing him. He promises in the post to put Baldwin first and calls her the love of his life. (AP Photo)

  • Clooney FILE - In this Thursday, June 7, 2018 file photo, George Clooney arrives at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring himself at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Italian media say actor George Clooney has been hospitalized after he was involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle in Sardinia it was reported on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Local daily La Nuova Sardegna says Clooney’s injuries aren’t serious, but that he was taken to the John Paul II hospital emergency room. Police said they have no information, and the hospital didn’t respond to requests for comment. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

  • Rosenbaum

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 am

People

Bieber gets engaged to Baldwin

Associated Press

Justin Bieber and 21-year-old model Hailey Baldwin are engaged after a month of dating.

The 24-year-old singer confirmed the engagement in an Instagram post Monday that included a photo of Baldwin kissing him. Bieber promises in the post to put Baldwin first and calls her the love of his life.

TMZ first reported the engagement, which apparently occurred Saturday in the Bahamas. Bieber's post says he was planning to wait on an announcement but “word travels fast.”

Bieber's parents appeared to congratulate their son on social media on Sunday. His father, Jeremy, wrote that “proud is an understatement.”

Baldwin is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin. Bieber released his most recent album, “Purpose,” in 2015.

Map of woods sold

The original hand-drawn map of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Woods has sold at auction for 430,000 pounds ($571,000), a record price for a book illustration.

E.H. Shepard's drawing sold at Sotheby's in London on Tuesday for almost three-times its pre-sale estimate.

Shepard's 1926 sketch features beloved characters including Pooh and Christopher Robin, and landmarks including “Bee Tree” and “Eeyore's Gloomy Place.”

It was last sold in 1970 for 1,700 pounds.

Shepard's illustrations helped cement the popularity of A.A. Milne's “bear of very little brain” and his woodland friends. In 2014, an ink drawing of the characters playing the game poohsticks sold for a then-record 314,500 pounds.

The map and four other Shepard Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations sold for a total of 917,500 pounds at Tuesday's auction.

Clooney accident

Actor George Clooney was taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after his motor scooter and a car crashed on a state road on the Italian island Tuesday, hospital officials said.

“He is recovering at his home and will be fine,” Clooney spokesman Stan Rosenfield told The Associated Press in an email.

The John Paul II hospital in Olbia confirmed Clooney was treated there and released after Tuesday's accident, in which Clooney's scooter and a blue Mercedes sedan collided along a curve in the road.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Mindy Sterling is 65. Actress Sela Ward is 62. Singer Peter Murphy is 61. Singer Michael Rose is 61. Actor Mark Lester is 60. Guitarist Richie Sambora is 59. Singer Suzanne Vega is 59. Actress Lisa Rinna is 55. Bassist Scott Shriner is 53. Actress Debbe Dunning is 52. Actor Greg Grunberg is 52. Actor Justin Chambers is 48. Actress Leisha Hailey is 47. Actor Michael Rosenbaum is 46. Rapper Lil' Kim is 43. Rapper Lil' Zane is 36. Actor David Henrie is 29. Singer Alessia Cara is 22.