David Foster, 68, and Katharine McPhee, 34, don't care about numbers. The age-defying couple is engaged. The Broadway singer-actress took to Instagram on July 3 to confirm reports that the music producer had proposed, revealing that David popped the question on top of a mountain in Italy. She was seen rocking her enormous engagement ring while touring the Italian island of Capri and a few weeks later showed it off to fans on social media. This will be the "American Idol" alum's second marriage. It will be David's fifth. According to Us Weekly, the pair could be getting married sooner rather than later. "Katharine is telling close friends she doesn't want to have a long engagement," a source said, adding that the couple also wants to start a family together. David and Katharine "are planning to be married in the next nine months," the source claimed, adding that there will be a prenuptial agreement.
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Demi Lovato was hospitalized on July 24 after allegedly overdosing. It's not known what drug she was using, but sources close to Demi are adamant that it wasn't heroin, as was initially reported. News of the pop star's hospitalization rocked the music world. According to emergency dispatch audio, Demi was unconscious when paramedics arrived at her Hollywood Hills home. Since her hospitalization, multiple media outlets have claimed that Demi's partying had been escalating in recent weeks and that members of her team recently tried to stage an intervention, which she rejected. On July 25, E! News reported that Demi will head directly to rehab after her hospitalization. "She slipped up and thought she could handle it. This is obviously a huge wake-up call," a source told E! News. "Demi doesn't want to die and she's very grateful to be alive."
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Michelle Williams revealed that she secretly married singer-songwriter Phil Elverum in July. Michelle and Phil, who performs under the name Mount Eerie, tied the knot in the Adirondacks with only a small group of friends and their two daughters present, she told Vanity Fair in its September 2018 cover story, which was published on July 26. She called their relationship "very sacred and very special." Added Michelle, whose ex Heath Ledger died a decade ago from a drug overdose, "I never gave up on love… Obviously I've never once in my life talked about a relationship, but Phil isn't anyone else. And that's worth something. Ultimately the way he loves me is the way I want to live my life on the whole. I work to be free inside of the moment. I parent to let [my daughter] Matilda feel free to be herself, and I am finally loved by someone who makes me feel free." Phil is a widower — his wife died from pancreatic cancer in 2016 when their daughter, Agathe, was just 18 months old. Heath's family, meanwhile, is thrilled for Michelle and Matilda and let it be known that they support the marriage. "We are terribly happy, it is great," the late star's father, Kim Ledger, told The Goss on July 29.
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are getting married. The couple — who'd been dating for about a month after years of on-off romance — got engaged in the Bahamas on July 7 but managed to keep the news secret for about 24 hours. On July 9, Justin confirmed the news in a lengthy love letter to Hailey, which he posted on Instagram. "Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!" he wrote. "So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindly." TMZ reported that the Biebs is old fashioned and got permission from the model's dad, actor Stephen Baldwin, before popping the question.
Cardi B and her husband, Offset, welcomed a baby girl on July 10. They named her Kulture Kiari Cephus. It's the first child for the "Bodak Yellow" rapper and the fourth for the Migos rapper. The little girl is already spoiled. TMZ reported that Cardi and Offset loaded up on high-end baby gear from Couture Kids on Robertson, a fancy baby boutique in West Hollywood, ahead of the birth. Sources told TMZ the couple spent $7,000 on products including a $1,600 Fendi stroller, a $1,149 Stokke Xplory stroller, a $600 Versace diaper bag, a $195 Givenchy teddy bear, a $3,000 custom recliner and a $455 Young Versace dress. It wasn't all happiness for the couple though. On July 20, Offset was arrested in Atlanta after a traffic stop and charged with illegally possessing two handguns in addition to possessing pot and making an improper lane change. Late in the month, Cardi announced that she was pulling out of her fall tour with Bruno Mars after realizing she needed more time to heal and focus on her baby. "I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically" she wrote on Instagram. "I also thought that I'd be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing."
George Clooney was rushed to the hospital in Italy on July 10 after crashing on his scooter. According to NBC, George was riding his scooter in Sardinia, Italy, when a sedan turned in front of him and hit him. He was knocked clean off and left sprawled out on the road. TMZ reported that the actor was thrown 20 feet in the air. "His helmet struck the car's windshield, causing it to shatter," TMZ explained, adding that "the force of the impact actually broke his helmet." Thankfully, none of his injuries were life-threatening.
Just two months after they were first linked, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are engaged. People magazine broke the news on July 27. An insider told People that after closing down a Tiffany & Co. store, the music star, 25, popped the question on the "Quantico" actress' 36th birthday on July 18 while they were in London. A Jonas source told People that Nick is "very, very happy. His friends and family have never seen him like this, and they're all really excited for him." Meanwhile, an insider told Us Weekly that Priyanka was "thrilled," adding that the pair "want to get married very soon" and are eager to start a family. Indian press began speculating that the duo was engaged after Priyanka abruptly dropped out of a movie with director Ali Abbas Zafar. On July 26, the filmmaker tweeted, "Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of @Bharat_TheFilm & and the reason is very very special, she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her … Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life."
July 2018 was probably one of the worst months of Luann de Lesseps' life. First, she was sued by her ex and her own children, who are claiming that she screwed them out of a house deal. Alexandre de Lesseps alleges that, per their 2009 divorce, Luann was awarded their $8 million family home and was supposed to put half of its ownership into a trust for their children, Noel and Victoria, but never did that and instead sold the house, downgrading to a $3.1 million home. The kids say they should have ownership in that home too. Then, on July 16, Bethanny Frankel confirmed that her "The Real Housewives of New York City" co-star was back in rehab for the second time. "Luann is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart and who are working to make sure she gets the help she needs," Bethanny said. After the news was announced, Page Six reported that friends had unsuccessfully tried to stage an intervention with Luann. On July 17, TMZ reported that the Bravo star had been caught in a spiral of "boozy partying" in recent weeks. But there was a sliver of good news: On July 23, it was reported that Luann struck a plea deal in her drunken assault case from last December. She'll reportedly plead guilty to three charges but is dodging the felony charge, which will essentially keep her out of jail. On July 27, Luann returned to social media to reveal she was leaving rehab to resume her cabaret show in early August. And oh, by the way, she also has a new boyfriend.
There's about to be a new billionaire on reality TV… and she can't even legally drink alcohol. Kylie Jenner, 20, is poised to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever, according to Forbes. The mag reported in July that Kylie is now worth $900 million since launching her Kylie Cosmetics brand less than three years ago. And, Forbes adds, that figure is a "conservative" estimate. Forbes notes that within the next year, Kylie will best the likes of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Snapchat's Evan Spiegel as the youngest self-made billionaire ever. For the curious, Kylie's wildly successful sister Kim Kardashian West is worth about $350 million, according to Forbes. Someone cheekily set up a GoFundMe to raise $100 million so that Kylie can be a certified billionaire even faster.
Detained at airport
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was detained by Los Angeles police after a domestic dispute with his wife at 30,000 feet. TMZ reported that the "The Tudors" star argued with his wife, Mara Lane, over his attempts to smoke an e-cigarette and more on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles, upsetting crew and passengers. At one point, the "Vikings" star — who was drinking, a nearby passenger told the Sun Online — walked into the bathroom and began smoking an e-cigarette, which is a federal violation. (He denied he actually lit up.) When the plane landed in L.A., it was met by police officers on the tarmac and Jonathan was briefly detained. In an interview with Larry King later in the month, the actor said he was angry with the airline that day because of an apparent mix up. Once on the plane, his wife took a nap and he ordered a drink. "When my wife found that I'd ordered a drink, she got very, very angry with me because I shouldn't drink," he said. "It doesn't suit me and I had been sober for a long time."
Baby on board
Just seven months after he and his wife, Brittany Kerr, welcomed a son, Jason Aldean is going to be a dad again! The country star let his infant, Memphis, make the adorable announcement on July 10. Both Jason and Brittany shared the same image of Memphis in a onesie that read, "Big Brother." Jason wrote, "Sup everybody……. guess who is gonna be a BIG brother!" Brittany captioned the image, "Here we go again." Jason has two older daughters from his first marriage. In a chat later in the month with People magazine, Jason said Brittany underwent in vitro fertilization. "We did IVF with our son, so we had to do that again with this one," he revealed.
Mental health help
Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams checked into a mental health facility to deal with depression issues, it was announced on July 17. "For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing," she said in a statement. "Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need." Michelle has struggled with depression in the past.
Model Karlie Kloss and her boyfriend of nearly six years, venture capitalist Joshua Kushner, are engaged. According to People magazine, Josh — whose brother is presidential adviser Jared Kusher and sister-in-law is Ivanka Trump — proposed in July while he and Karlie were on vacation but kept the news secret for a few weeks. On July 24, Karlie formally announced the news on Instagram. "I love you more than I have words to express. Josh, you're my best friend and my soulmate," she wrote. "I can't wait for forever together. Yes a million times over." A few hours later, Joshua posted an image of Karlie on his Instagram. He simply captioned it, "Fiance."
Nia Vardalos and her husband of nearly 25 years, "Cougartown" star Ian Gomez, are getting a big fat Greek divorce. The duo announced the news in a joint statement on July 3. "We've been respectfully separated for a lengthy period of time," they explained. "Our relationship became a friendship so the decision to end the marriage is completely mutual and amicable. It is our hope that decency will prevail on the reporting of this story which will soon be yesterday's news. Thank you for respecting our privacy." In her divorce papers, the "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. They are seeking joint custody of their 11-year-old daughter, Ilaria.
Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole announced on July 1 that it was curtains for their romance. The duo, who share 1-year-old son Bear, officially announced the breakup amid much speculation that they were having trouble. "Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It's been a tough decision for us to make," he wrote on Twitter. "We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together." Cheryl posted a similar message on Twitter. One of Cheryl's former Girls Aloud bandmates later hinted that travel and time apart for their careers was to blame for the split.