HOLLYWOOD—Leave it to Bieber! Yes, he surprised fans by serenading partner Hailey Baldwin outside Buckingham Palace in London. The Biebs performed acoustic versions of “Cold Water,” his 2016 collaboration with Major Lazer and MO, and Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit “Fast Car.” Baldwin watched with fans and proudly filmed on her phone. It seems that the couple did some sightseeing after flying in for Baldwin’s catwalk show during London Fashion Week, and they were also spotted near the London Eye.
The model curated her second Fashion Week show with Adidas and JD. Last week, the rumors flew that Bieber and Baldwin secretly married after they were seen in an New York City courthouse. The model denied the rumors on Twitter in a now deleted tweet in which she wrote:
“I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I’m not married yet!” The rumors of the couple’s marriage come two months after the pair got engaged in the Bahamas. On the red carpet for Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, Alec Baldwin was asked about his niece’s engagement and said they are already husband and wife. “They just went off and got married,” the actor told Access Hollywood.
Speaking of saying yes, it started off like any other dull acceptance speech at the Emmys, but ended up putting all the gathered superstars in the shade. Glenn Weiss thanked his children and the people he worked with on the Oscars, for which he won an Emmy for Best Directing for Variety Special. He then paid tribute to his mother, who died two weeks ago, seemingly inspired by her passing, he seized the moment and he told his girlfriend, Jan he wanted to make her his wife.
An overwhelmed Jan made her way up to the stage and Glenn, as an award show director himself, knew how to avoid being played off by the orchestra. In a very sentimental moment, he put his mother’s wedding ring on Jan’s finger and dropped down on one knee, to ecstatic applause. What if he didn’t win? Well, he told reporters he might have popped the question at an In ‘N’ Out Burger afterwards instead.
Another special moment was Betty White, she gets due respect at 96. Betty White made her first TV appearance a full decade before the very first Emmys were handed out in 1949. “The Golden Girls” star was extremely moved by a standing ovation as she accepted a special honor at the 70th annual ceremony. “Oh my goodness,” she repeated as she took to the stage. “I’m just gonna quit while I’m ahead.”
Another moment was “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones announcing that Regina King, as the winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for “Seven Seconds.” Leslie’s eyes almost popped out of her head, while King sat impassively, seemingly in shock. Leslie kept screaming in elation as a still stony-faced King eventually made her way to the stage. It was nice to see her win.
One of the strongest messages came from director Ryan Murphy, accepting Outstanding Limited Series for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” He told the audience the show was “about a lot of things.”
“It’s about homophobia, internalized and externalized, it’s about a country that allows hatred to grow unfettered and unchecked. One out of every four LGBTQ people in this country will be a victim of a hate crime. We dedicate this award to them. We dedicate this award to awareness, to stricter hate crime laws, and mostly, this is for the memory of Jeff and David and Gianni and for all of those taken too soon.” Jeff is Jeffrey Trail and David is David Madson – both victims of Versace’s killer Andrew Cunanan.
Alright, when in doubt, thank your horse. At the end of his acceptance speech for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for “Godless,” after a slightly (very) dull list of thank-yous including his riding trainer and horse wrangler – Jeff Daniels was sure not to forget the most important thank you of all. “I’d finally like to thank my horse Apollo. He was Jeff Bridges’ horse in “True Grit” and I felt he was making unfair comparisons.” At least he didn’t go so far as to propose to it.
Unlike previous awards shows this year, emblems of the movement weren’t pinned to lapels or sequined gowns. #METOO was mostly absent from acceptance speeches. If viewers knew it was going to be so entertaining they would have tuned in. The Emmy Awards crashed to new lows with a meek 10.2 million viewers.
Rose’s Scoop: According to E! News, Joe Alwyn is an item with Taylor Swift. He speaks out in an interview in the October issue of British Vogue.