Alec Baldwin, he of the perpetually icy yet surprised stare, certainly does like to keep us on our toes—and he's done it again. He's just gotten engaged to his 28-year-old girlfriend Hilaria Thomas. This has been rumored before, but this time it's for real. There's even a ring to prove it.
He proposed with this giant sparkly thing while the two were on Long Island this weekend. Baldwin, 54, has been married once before. (You might remember the explosive end to his relationship with Kim Basinger.) This will be Thomas's first marriage. Baldwin has a history of being a bit, um, changeable, shall we say, but perhaps Thomas, who is a yoga instructor and therefore professionally serene, has what it takes to tame the Baldwin beast?
We'll have to watch and see how it goes, but this engagement does raise a few question. Will this end with Hilaria being taken hostage by Kim Jong-Il (well, I guess now it'd be Kim Jong-Un), as happened to poor Avery Jessup, wife of Jack Donaghy. Does Liz Lemon approve of this union? And most importantly, will Baldwin have Kenneth Parcell officiate the wedding? [HuffPo, People]
If you have any weakness for the Royal family, you're going to want to sit down right this second: Prince Harry saved a man's life at a polo match today. Okay, only kind of, but still he's a hero. He was in a polo match when another player, American businessman Bash Kazi, was knocked unconscious during a mid-game collision. Harry hopped down off his horse and rushed to Kazi to turn him over and bring him back to consciousness. Kazi is fine—just a minor concussion—but he did get something wonderful out of the incident: a mancrush on Harry. He said, "I remember waking up with these piercing blue eyes looking at me." He probably would've swooned, but he was already on the ground. Anyway, Prince Harry may have been a total gentleman, but that didn't stop his team from going on to beat Kazi's team in the match. [Us]
Fresh off the news that he will bring his unquestionable good looks but slightly more questionable acting talent to the role of Steve Jobs in the new movie Jobs, comes the news that Ashton Kutcher has just bought a million dollar house in the Hollywood Hills. He's been renting it, but Justin Bieber also had his eye on buying it. Looks like the Kutch won this round. Also, apparently the paper work he filed regarding the purchase clearly indicates that he and Demi Moore are definitely proceeding with a divorce. So, this will soon be a certified bachelor pad. [TMZ]