Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brit soap star's dramatic real-life romance leads to engagement announcement

EastEnders soap star Sid Owen sleeps in a separate bed than his longtime girlfriend, 26-year-old Polly Parsons, but that didn't stop the pair from secretly getting engaged six months ago. Nor did it stop them from postponing a planned September ceremony after a two-month split earlier this year.

Owen, 38, who is also a former British pop star, proposed to Parsons while on holiday in Barbados six months ago. Owen and Parsons tell OK! about the romantic proposal.

"There was a raft out at sea which we'd swim out to," says Owen. "I didn't have a ring so I got this guy on the beach to make one out of beads in the reggae colours, as I love my reggae, and I put that in my back pocket and we swam out there and I proposed."

"It was really romantic," says Parsons.

'Romantic' does little to describe how this happy couple spend their nights - apart, in separate bedrooms. Then again, Parsons reasoning for sleeping alone may have a lot to do with why they're so blissfully happy these days.

"He snores like a rhino," she says. "After we went traveling I had to be honest with him about it," says Polly, 'and he said he liked having his own bed anyway so it was perfect. I'll stay in Sid's bed watching TV cuddling. If I fall asleep in his room I soon hear him snoring and get up anyway and go into my room. People think it's weird but it works for us."

The couple were originally planning to wed in September but split when the pressure of pulling together the big day became too much for Parsons. "We had about a thousand people coming! It would have been about everyone else - now we've had time apart, we know what's important. It just started to get out of hand and it scared me."

During their time apart, Owen took off for a detox centre in Thailand, but the couple say they spoke daily in order to get their relationship back on track. As for where and when the couple will finally wed, the couple tells OK! they plan to take their time and will wed "maybe next year."

But they'll have to compromise - Owen wants a wedding at his 600-year-old farmhouse in France, but Polly wants to return to Barbados.


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Chad Lowe gets married in California

Actor Chad Lowe was married in an oceanside ceremony at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California near L.A on Saturday, August 28. The same venue hosted the wedding of Bachelor Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney in February.

Lowe and his bride, film producer Kim Painter, were married in front of a small group of family and friends. Their 15-month-old daughter, Mabel, was the ringbearer, and Lowe's actor brother Rob served as best man.

Lowe was previously married to double-Oscar winner Hilary Swank, who recently spoke of not wanting to feel rushed into marriage and babies with her current boyfriend, John Campisi.

Source: PEOPLE

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker elope in Las Vegas

In order to avoid the attention of a celebrity wedding, seeming odd couple Konnie Huq of TV's X Factor and acerbic TV critic Charlie Brooker eloped in Las Vegas on Monday, July 26th.

A friend told the Mirror, “They wanted to marry as soon as possible and managed to squeeze a few days out of their schedules. It was simple and ­elegant. Konnie wore a white dress and Charlie wore a suit. They’re ­blissfully happy and are thrilled to be married.”

They had reportedly intended to wed earlier this year after secretly dating for nine months, but pushed it back when Huq signed on to host The Xtra Factor. Of their percieved differences, Huq told in a recent interview,
“We’re not ‘opposites ­attract’ as people think. I’ve got an evil sense of humour and Charlie’s more of a softie than you’d think.”

Source: MIRROR

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Chris Bosh engaged to girlfriend

NBA star Chris Bosh is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, the way petite Adrienne Williams. (Not really - he's also way big.)

Together a year, Bosh proposed to Williams last Friday at sunset outside their new home in Miami, where the former Toronto Raptor will play with Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and the Heat next season.

Friday night, the couple were spotted at Miami's LIV nightclub, with Williams showing off the way big diamond ring.

No wedding plans have been announced. It will be the first marriage for both, who met a year ago in new York City.

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Jesse Csincsak & Ann Lueders wed in Vegas

Former stars of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders were married at Las Vegas' Rumor Hotel on Saturday, August 28.

The night before, Csincsak followed up a poolside rehearsal barbeque with a bachelor party at Vanity nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, telling People of his wedding day, "I've waited for this moment my whole life!"

The outdoor ceremony was attended by friends including fellow Bachelor alums Jason Mesnick and wife Molly Malaney, Vienna Girardi, and current Bachelor Pad housemates Jesse Kovacs and Natalie Getz. Olympic bronze medallist Louie Vito, fellow snowboarder Csincsak's childhood friend, also attended.

Mesnick and Csincsak both vied for DeAnna Pappas' affections on The Bachelorette, then Ann Lueders participated in Mesnick's season of The Bachelor. "I'm ecstatic," he told People. "Jesse and I have this weird history because two years ago when we were doing The Bachelorette, we said we were going to be there for each other at our weddings no matter what. At the time we thought it was going to be somebody else, obviously. In a small, strange way he ends up marrying someone from my Bachelor season, and it's just come full circle."

The party continued Sunday with a public pool party at the Rumor Hotel. "I'm just loving life," Csinscak told People. "I have a gorgeous, gorgeous bride. I'm so psyched. The whole weekend has gone by so quickly. I haven't had a minute to nap or anything. I think I've had 12 hours of sleep in three days."

Lueders and Csincsak will head off for a honeymoon at "a secret location," before settling at home in Colorado with their two dogs and son Noah, expected this winter. They announced their engagement August 6th; it's the first marriage for both.

Source: PEOPLE

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Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer want honeymoon "soon"

Married last weekend, True Blood costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer revealed on last night's Emmy Awards red carpet that they hope to take a honeymoon, but haven't planned one yet.

"Hopefully soon," Paquin told Ryan Seacrest before last night's big show (True Blood came up empty-handed), citing work for the honeymoon hold up.

Of the pap-heavy wedding, held at a private home in Malibu, Moyer said, "It was lovely. It was shared with a few thousand friends and family. It was a great day. Just, it couldn't have been better."

Source: PEOPLE

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BBUK 2010 winner to marry her 'showmance'?

Just last week, UK Big Brother crowned Josie Gibson, 25, the winner of the final series of the British reality TV program, which has been a huge hit there since it debuted a decade ago. While inside the house, she got close to fellow finalist, 24-year-old Aussie John James Parton, and now the Daily Mail says insiders claim they're engaged.

Though the couple have not confirmed reports they're engaged, they have both alluded to the possibility. In an interview with Britain's Daily Star this weekend, Gibson said, "I want John James to be my husband. It's always been in the back of my mind. I've never loved someone like this. My mum has given us her blessing as well. I spoke to her about our plans and she says she loves him."

From the same article, Parton said, "I want to get married too. I was thinking about it while we were in the house. Josie is definitely marriage material and I really love her."

No matter whether or not it's true - Big Brother showmances generally don't last. In the UK version, only Grace Adams-Short and Mikey Dalton's relationship lasted - they wed last year after meeting on the 2006 series. In the US version, no showmances have reached the altar, but 2009's supercouple, Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, are still going strong.



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First Top Chef winner to wed

At last night's Emmy Awards, Bravo reality show Top Chef nabbed the Best Reality Competition Program statue from The Amazing Race for the first time in the categories history, and now the show's first winner has announced he's getting married - and without the show, he may never have met his bride-to-be.

Manhattan-based chef Harold Dieterle won Top Chef in 2006, and one of his prizes was a trip to the Food + Wine Expo in Aspen, Colorado. At an event after-party he met Atlanta native Meredith Davies.

Dieterle and Davies will wed at the Capital City Country Club in Brookhaven, near Atlanta, Georgia on September 4th, and will honeymoon in Rome, Positano, and Sicily.

Source: PEOPLE

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UK's 'Combat Barbie' gets married

Katrina Hodge, reigning Miss England and so-called Combat Barbie due to her status as Lance Corporal in the British Army, took the nation by storm when she showed that women in the military could also be drop-dead gorgeous.

Hodge secretly married fiance Neil (also a military man, whose last name can't be revealed for security purposes) in Sri Lanka in June for friends and family, after registering the marriage in Brighton, England in April. Neil is said to have proposed after the Miss England contest last July, where Hodge placed second. She gained the crown in November after the winner, Rachel Christie, was caught fighting in a nightclub brawl and stripped of the title.

Part of the rules of being Miss England and a potential Miss World candidate include being a single woman - but because she was crowned in November and the Miss World pageant took place in December 2009, before the June wedding, Hodge broke no rules. Still, she kept the marriage a secret until her reign as Miss England came to an official end.

The Daily Mail quotes Hodge as saying, "I'm just pleased my secret is out in the open now. I wanted to do my duty as Miss England and even though the wedding was planned, I had to keep it a secret until now because having the Miss England crown meant so much to me."

Hodge is said to have worn a recycled wedding dress for the ceremony, and may reveal her gown at a Miss England Eco party in Birmingham tomorrow.


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Ali & Roberto would love to elope

Echoing the sentiments of many newly-engaged and overwhelmed couples, Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and her fiance, Roberto Martinez, would be happy to elope if it wouldn't disappoint their relatives.

“I think we would do just that,” Fedotowsky told People last week. “Obviously we want to share it with our family, so we’re not going to do that. But it’s so funny — I’ve even caught myself saying, ‘This is my husband Roberto.’ I always thought it would be funny to even think or say that, but if anything, I feel like it’s hard for me not to say it.”

Fedotowsky added, “Planning a wedding is a lot, and we don’t want to go through all the motions. We just want to be married. We’re just excited for that. We’re like, ‘Let’s be married — right now!’"

Fedotowsky and Martinez are currently trying to put together a spring 2011 wedding ceremony, and Fedotowsky is leaning toward wearing Monique Lhuillier on her wedding day.

Source: PEOPLE


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Drake & Nicki Minaj inflict marriage Twitter hoax on fans, media

Canadian rapper Drake and New York rap princess Nicki Minaj took to Twitter last Friday to reveal they had wed in secret - only to have their reps shut down the hoax almost immediately.

"Please refer to @nickiminaj as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and dont stare at her too long. She's finally mine. :)," he tweeted Friday afternoon.

"Yes, its true. Drake and I tied the knot," Minaj tweeted after.

Reps denied the story, but not before Drake fangirls went mental.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Robbie Williams had secret "honey half-moon" before wedding

Britain's The Mirror is reporting that before Robbie Williams married girlfriend Ayda Field at their home in Beverly Hills, he whisked her away to the Hotel La Residencia in Majorca, Spain - a former home of billionaire Richard Branson. The luxurious villa features a private hot tub, stunning sea views, and is set among olive and citrus orchards.

The couple honeymooned before the ceremony in order to avoid the media attention that would follow the announcement of the wedding. An insider tells The Mirror

"The couple wanted to luxuriate in being man and wife, away from prying eyes. They are both home-lovers at heart. Their pre-wedding break. Robbie was a real softie. He kept surprising Ayda with flowers, small gifts and notes the entire time."

Friends have reportedly dubbed their getaway "the honey half-moon."

The couple dined more than once at the hotel's El Olivo restaurant, and one night, the insider says, Williams serenaded Field in front of other guests and received a standing ovation.

Source: MIRROR

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Katy Perry & Russell Brand top wedding to crash, says Press Association

A recent poll by the UK Press Association found that 26 per cent of Brits would like to attend the wedding of Russell Brand and Katy Perry, beating our Prince William and Kate Middleton (13 per cent) and even Brad and Angelina. Other British celebrity couples fared less well - only three per cent of respondents are interested in attending the wedding of footballer Frank Lampard and TV host Christine Bleakley.

Some rumours have suggested that the wedding of Brand, 34, and 25-year-old Perry may have already taken place, though the singer has said it will take place later this year - even though she says she has no time to plan it. One thing is for certain - Perry won't be wearing latex.

Source: UKPA

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Julio Iglesias marries longtime girlfriend!

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, 66, has married his longtime girlfriend, former Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger, 44, in a ceremony witnessed by their five children together in southern Spain, the singer posted today on his website.

The couple were married at Iglesia Virgin del Carmen in Marbella, Spain on Tuesday, August 24th. Two other witnesses - minders of the couples' estate, were also on hand for the ceremony.

A reception with Catholic mass followed at the couple's Malaga farm, where they are now on honeymoon.

Together with Rijnsburger, Iglesias is father to Miguel, 12, Rodrigo, 11, twin daughters Victoria and Cristina, 9, and Guillermo, 3. He has daughter Chabeli, 38, and sons Julio, Jr., 37, and singer Enrique, 35, with first wife Isabel Preysler.



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Greek Royal Wedding: Prince Nikolaos weds Tatiana Blatnik

The Greek monarchy was deposed in the 1973 and today its members hold their titles in courtesy, but their social status still earns them a celebrity distinction around the world. Now, primarily, most members of the royal family reside in London, England.

Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark
, the second son of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie (sister to Queen Margrethe of Denmark), was married to his London-based girlfriend Tatiana Blatnik, an events planner for Diane Von Furstenburg, on Thursday, August 25th. The ceremony took place inside the Cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos on the Greek island of Spetses. Approximately 350 guests accompanied the Greek royal family for the ceremony, including newlywed Princess Victoria of Sweden and husband Daniel, Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit of Norway (quietly celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary during yesterday's celebrations), Queen Margrethe, Prince Frederick and Mary of Denmark, Spain's Queen Sofia (Constantine's sister), Prince Willem and Maxima of the Netherlands, and the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Blatnik wore Angel Sanchez for the ceremony, to which she arrived in a horse-drawn carriage - we wonder if she had a Von Furstenburg wrap dress on hand for the reception ;)


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Ali Fedotowsky "leaning toward" Monique Lhuillier to design wedding gown

For her upcoming wedding to Roberto Martinez, Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is considering designers for her wedding dress, but is leaning towards Monique Lhuillier, a celebrity fave.

"I like her. I like the flowiness of her dresses," Fedotowsky told Us Magazine at an event last evening. The San Francisco native, 25, also recently shared her plans for the music at her wedding with People.

But other than that, Fedotowsky says planning every detail has been "almost overwhelming."

No date has been set, but the couple are looking at some time in the spring. She tells Us, "We've had so many people being like 'oh, we'll do a new song for you!' and 'we'll give you this, we'll give you that', and we're so appreciative. We have to sit back and go through everything and figure it out. It's going to happen!"

The couple recently moved into an apartment together in San Diego, and Fedotowsky says they won't fall prey to the Bachelor curse. "We don't even think of it like 'are we going to make it a month? Are we going to make it six months?'" she said. "When we're talking about doing things, we're like 'babe, we have the rest of our lives, that can wait, we can do that later, we have our whole lives.' We're going to make it!"



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Hilary's magazine exclusive three-day honeymoon

Boy do we love it when a celeb sells their most private moments to make money from a magazine...Hilary Duff, you're our new favourite.

When she went on a three-day honeymoon with Mike Comrie in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, OK! followed along and revealed all the details of their private beach getaway with personal chef and exclusive villa.

Kinda creeps us out, not gonna lie - wedding photos are great, private honeymoon snaps are for stalkers. Alas, we share here because obviously the Duffster wanted us to.

For good measure, an HQ wedding snap of the newlyweds from last week's issue of OK!, with, finally, a great shot of Hilary's Vera Wang gown.

Source: ONTD

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Kiefer Sutherland and girlfriend: not engaged despite diamond sparkler

Spotted enjoying a meal while on vacation in Portofino, Italy, 24 action hero Kiefer Sutherland and girlfriend Siobhan Bonnouvrier set tabs off with rumours the pair will wed when Bonnouvrier was photographed with a diamond ring on that finger.

Except, Sutherland's reps have denied the pair are engaged - which is fine by us, because everyone who dates Jack Bauer winds up dead.

Sutherland has a stepdaughter Michelle (and stepgrandson Hamish), and daughter Sarah Jude, with ex-wife Camelia Kath.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BLING SHOT: Hilary Duff!

Pairing a diamond-encrusted wedding band with her $1 million engagement sparkler, newly auburn-haired actress/singer Hilary Duff showed off her heavily insured left hand while running errands and hitting the gym near her home in L.A.

Duff married Edmonton Oilers' forward Mike Comrie on Saturday, August 14th in Santa Barbara.


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Bret Michaels: Odds of marrying Kristi Gibson "50/50"

Just a few short years ago, Poison frontman Bret Michaels and his on-off girlfriend of 16 years, Kristi Gibson, were probably facing odds of "1 in 100" to wed, the rocker told People this week in Las Vegas. In that time, he completed three seasons of his reality dating show Rock of Love, but wound up single every time. But now, following a near-fatal brain hemorrhage earlier this year, Michaels says the odds of marrying Gibson are now about "50/50."

"We've been talking a lot about getting engaged, and we'll see what happens," said Michaels of Gibson, with whom he has daughters Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5. "We just want to make sure we're not doing it for anyone other than ourselves."

Though the couple were separated when Michaels suffered a brain hemorrhage in the spring, they grew closer than ever during his recovery and live nearby each other in Arizona.

Adds Michaels, a workaholic who hosted the Miss Universe pageant from Sin City Monday night, "Fate has a strange way of intervening in your life, and I think everything just kind of came together," he says. "Hopefully we'll get engaged. But if we don't, we'll still love and respect each other."

Source: PEOPLE

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jesse Csincsak & Ann Lueders talk wedding with People

Getting married on August 28th in Las Vegas, Bachelor/ette alums Jesse Csincsak and Ann Lueders recently shared some of the details with People.

The night before the ceremony, the couple will throw a rehearsal barbeque poolside at their venue - Vegas' Rumor Hotel. Chef Vic Vegas will prepare a "fun, simple menu for people that like to eat. Nothing fancy or outrageous," Csincsak says.

The rehearsal dinner menu includes: a Peruvian purple potato salad, tortellini pasta pesto salad and an arugula, strawberry and Gorgonzola salad to start. From the barbeque, guests will be served corn on the cob and Jalapeño corn muffins.

Vegetarians beware, the entrees are all about meat: shredded BBQ short ribs, Jamaican jerked honey chicken, Italian sausages with peppers and onions, and Guinness braised bratwurst sausages with sauerkraut.

A dessert of strawberry Twinkie shortcake will finish the rehearsal dinner, but none of it is scaring off Lueders, currently four months pregnant with a wedding gown to fit into in a matter of days.

"The dress is still the same one I originally picked out," she says, "and then it's just a matter of making sure we don't have to let it out much at all. I'm not really showing very much – so I have my fingers crossed just making sure the dress still fits because I really haven't gained too much weight. I think I've gained four pounds, total."

If you'll excuse us, please, we're suddenly very hungry...

Source: PEOPLE

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Jason Kidd reportedly engaged to baby mama

NBA star Jason Kidd has proposed to his girlfriend, Porschla Coleman, a former model and the mother of Kidd's youngest child, born January 24, 2010.

Soon after the birth of their child the couple split, but if MediaTakeOut's sources are correct, the pair found their way back. No wedding plans have been announced, but if true this will be Coleman's first marriage (though she famously dated hip hop mogul Russell Simmons), and Kidd's second. He is estranged and recently divorced from ex-wife Joumana, mother of his son and twin daughters.


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Ringless Abbey Clancy still won't comment on status of relationship with Peter Crouch

British model/TV presenter Abbey Clancy is turning up everywhere without her engagement ring from Team England footballer Peter Crouch following revelations earlier this month that he's a cheating rat - namely a rat who bedded a teenage prostitute. But Clancy won't comment one way or another in regards to whether or not the pair are together or splitting - and friends tell The Daily Mail that's because "She feels very lost."

Adds the source, "Abbey is throwing herself back into work to take her mind off the painful situation. She still feels so angry, and isn't really speaking to Pete. She's also terrified of taking him back and then finding out there have been more girls. Abbey is feeling exhausted, anxious and tearful. She's said that things will now go either way but that it will work out for the best. She's going through so many different emotions at the moment - it's tough but she's a fighter. She's not gong to be easy on Pete, that's for sure."

Clancy has previously spoken of her trust in Crouch, once telling OK!: "There are loads of footballers who are happily married and you don't hear anything about them. Everyone chats Peter up, and it doesn't matter if I'm there or not. It amuses me and Peter doesn't take any notice of them."

Follow Elin and Sandra's lead and dump him, Abbey! No one needs that kind of crap!



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Oprah's former chef has 'big gay wedding' in D.C.

Celebrity chef Art Smith - who was Oprah Winfrey's personal chef for 10 years - was married to his boyfriend of 10 years, artist Jesus Salgueiro, on Saturday, August 21st in the nation's capital. The blessing was witnessed by 485 guests at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

The day began with Smith and Salgueiro leading all their guests on a four mile run from Smith's own Art and Soul Restaurant on Capitol Hill to the symbol of civil rights and freedoms, and they obtained a protest permit in order to gather at the base of the monument with so many friends and family, who had flown in from all over the world to witness the ceremony. Same-sex marriage has been legal in D.C. since March, and the wedding was officiated by former Oprah show spiritualist Marianne Williamson.

"It was this big gay wedding," Smith said. "But it was a wedding made up our friends from all over the world."

During the ceremony, Williamson recounted the highlights of their love story - Smith proposed to Salgueiro on their first date, leaving the artist wondering if he had just met "a crazy man or the love of his life. He took 10 years to consider."

In those ten years, the couple were brought together by Salgueiro's three bouts with cancer. Their self-penned vows highlighted their deep love for one another.

"I am an artist, but you are the Art — my art," Salgueiro said. "Without you, the canvas of my life would be empty and bare."

"While I may set the table, be it known that you are the banquet and the feast," Smith told Salgueiro.

A reception at Art and Soul followed, with guests sipping Prosecco sparkling wine while a cellist and violinist performed Bach.Guests included designer Nate Berkus (also of Oprah show fame), Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., Fox News broadcaster Chris Wallace, former NFL lineman Warren Sapp, and Chicago drag queen Chilli Pepper. Winfrey did not attend, but her Harpo Productions were one of many corporate donors that helped the couple throw such a lavish party.

Smith also turned to his celeb chef friends and colleagues to create a Southern-inspired wedding menu - Duff Goldman of The Food Network's Ace of Cakes created the nine-tier wedding cake with green fondant, Top Chef's Lee Anne Wong created a fingerling potato salad, Rey Villalobos and John Vermiglio of Smith's Table Fifty-Two restaurant in Chicago contributed buttermilk fried chicken, smoked brisket was prepared by Hill Country's Elizabeth Karmel; and barbecue pulled pork was on the menu from Smith's fellow BBQ Pitmaster judge Myron Mixon.

Though Smith has lost over 100 lbs. in the past year and the morning job was in celebration of his success, he tells People, "Barbecue has always been a favorite of mine," says Smith. "And I said if we don't serve fried chicken, we're going to have a riot!"

In lieu of gifts, the couple requested that donations be made to Common Threads, a charity Smith started teaching low-income kids to cook nutritious meals.


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Keyshia Cole married Boobie Gibson?

According to a source at MediaTakeOut, R&B singer Keyshia Cole married NBA star Daniel "Boobie" Gibson in a secret Malibu ceremony earlier this month. The only 'proof' might be that Gibson refers to Cole as his wife on his personal website. In May, the couple threw the urban blog off their tail by leaking plans to postpone the wedding while Cole worked on her next studio album. If the wedding took place, that's what we call mission: accomplished.

The couple welcomed their first child, son Daniel Jr. in March.


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Rapper Shawty Lo's engagement lasts "probably" a month

Don't let this tearful video deceive you - there really isn't much love lost between rapper Shawty Lo (real name Carlos Walker) and his on-off girlfriend of 10 years, Ecreia Perez. In June the rapper proposed at a surprise birthday party for Perez in Atlanta, but within a month he'd called it off. He recently spoke to MTV News about the split.

"Things happen. I can't point no fingers. We were separated, the engagement lasted probably a month. I love her still, but it's time to move on. It's over. I'm finnin' (feeling ready) to move on. I got everything new going for me."

When asked to elaborate, Shawty would only say: "Something happened that I found out. Me, being a man, you just can't deal with certain stuff, put up with certain stuff. So, you know, it's better for us to separate. I can't talk about it. That my daughter's mother. I got much respect for her. ... (But) yeah, I'm single right now."

In total, Shawty has 10 children, including his daughter with Perez, from various relationships.


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BLING SHOT: Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer

Married over the weekend near the beach in Malibu, True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer stepped out separately in L.A. on Monday, giving the world a glimpse of their platinum wedding bands - designed by L.A. jeweler and friend, Cathy Waterman.


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Monday, August 23, 2010

T.I. & Tiny's wedding pics

On Saturday, July 31st, rapper T.I. finally married his longtime fiancee, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in a star-studded ceremony in Miami Beach - MediaTakeOut shared exclusive photos from the ceremony at a Star Island mansion - the second of three for the hip hop couple.

They were legally married the day before at a Miami Beach courthouse, and invited guests like rappers Bow Wow and Nelly, singers Ashanti and Monica, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and her ex, Usher, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star/songwriter Kandi Burruss to their Saturday celebration. Cottle wore a Valentino gown for the occasion, and T.I. wore an ivory Prada tuxedo.

A third ceremony followed in Las Vegas on August 1st. T.I. and Tiny are one of hip hop's reigning star couples, with two sons together.


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Pro cyclist Frank Schleck marries in Mamer

One of the tiny nation of Luxembourg's most famous sons - professional road cyclist Frank Schleck - celebrated a religious wedding ceremony on Saturday, August 21st with Martine Schmid, who gave birth to their daughter Leea in April.

The couple were legally married on New Year's Eve 2009 at the City Hall in Mondorf, Luxembourg, but waited until summer to celebrate with friends and family at the Church of John the Baptist in Mamer, Luxembourg, built in 1723. Fellow cyclists including Kim Kirchen and Fabian Cancellara attended, as did Schleck's fellow cyclist brother Andy - Luxembourg's reigning Man of the Year. Andy escorted the bride to the church in a white convertible.

Forgoing traditional rice, confetti, or even bubbles, the couple emerged from the church under an arch of bicycle wheels held high by attendants, to waiting crowds cheering them on.

The pair were engaged last year while on vacation at the Lions Dive & Beach Resort in Bapor Kibra, Curacao - a Dutch island in the Caribbean Sea just north of Venezuela.

Source: Point24

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Swizz Beatz describes wedding to Alicia Keys - "Just wow."

In a recent interview with Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos, rapper Swizz Beatz showed that he's still very much in the midst of wedded bliss with his pregnant new bride, R&B singer Alicia Keys.

“Everything was just wow, it was a blessing,” he said. “It was positive energy, and we’re still in those moments.”

The couple followed their July 31st wedding at a private estate on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica with a week honeymooning on a yacht in the south of France. Their first child, reportedly a girl, is due in October. Beatz - whose real name is Kasseem Dean, but is called "Baba" by his wife - has three children from previous relationships. He split from first wife Mashonda Tifrere after she discovered he was cheating with Keys.


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Tiger & Elin - a look back

With the announcement today that Tiger Woods' divorce from Swedish former nanny Elin Nordegren is final, let's look back to the pair in a much happier time - their October 5, 2004 wedding at the Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados. The rumoured cost of the event, with the relaxed couple enjoying an extended break at the resort both before and after the ceremony (Woods rented every room in the hotel for seven days), was $1.5 million.

Among the 120 guests at the ultra-private ceremony (to this day, an official wedding photo has never been leaked) were celebrity heavyweights Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, and Bill Gates. Four tents were set up on the resort grounds for the ceremony, and the vows were taken under a pagoda decorated with hundreds of imported black magic roses. The ceremony was officiated by a local Anglican priest.

Woods wore a beige suit, and Nordegren wore an off-white sleeveless scoop-neck gown with horizontal ribbon detail.

Guests dined on champagne and caviar, and blackened Scottish salmon at the reception held in the resort's banquet room, while entertainment included a performance by Hootie & the Blowfish and a fireworks display.

Over American Thanksgiving weekend last year, Woods' was busted (and beaten with his own clubs) by Nordegren when she learned of his unbelievably long trail of infidelities with call girls all over the world. Friends have been saying the couple was headed for divorce ever since, though neither had said the word themselves. Some legal experts claim that Nordegren, who did sign a prenup but had it renegotiated after the scandal, could walk away with up to $100 million in a divorce settlement.


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UPDATE: American Chopper star weds - but dad skips the ceremony

TMZ is reporting that Paul Teutel, Jr., one of the star's of TLC's American Choppers, was married to girlfriend Rachel Biester on Saturday, August 21st at the Bonnet Island Estate in Manahwakin, New Jersey. There was 135 guests in attendance, but not Teutel's father and costar, Paul Sr., who skipped the ceremony over the pair's ongoing legal battles - Sr. is suing his son for over $1 million because Jr. won't sell Dad his stock in the family's company, OC Choppers, Inc. In spite of this, Teutel Sr. was reportedly invited to the wedding. Jr's costar and younger brother, Mikey, was best man.

The couple - who met when Biester guested on an episode of American Choppers and whose relaionship has been featured since on the show, crossed over to fellow TLC reality shyows Say Yes to the Dress and Cake Boss for help putting their wedding day together. Biester selected a Pnina Tornai wedding gown on a recently aired episode of Say Yes to the Dress, and the folks at Cake Boss created a six-tier pink velvet wedding cake with lemon buttercream frosting.

At the end of the ceremony the newlyweds released hundreds of butterflies into the air as a string quartet performed The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun." The wedding also featured $28,000 in floral arrangements.

An upcoming episode of American Choppers will almost certainly focus on the wedding day; stay tuned!

Source: TMZ

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Coco Rocha's wedding video

Coco + James // Short film from Americana Cinema on Vimeo.

Most couples hire videographers to capture the special moments from their wedding on video - but for Canadian-born runway model Coco Rocha and her new husband James Conran, for their wedding June 9th at Chateau de Challain in France's Loire Valley, their friends at Americana Cinema created a short film.

LOVE that wedding dress!

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More on Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer's Malibu wedding!

Married Saturday night in Malibu, True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer said their vows and partied at the reception in view of the paparrazzi - we've already seen some grainy photos from the ceremony, and now this grainy photo from the reception of the ocean-loving Moyer in a pair of swim trunks, running and jumping into the water in front of the Malibu beach house across the street from the villa where the ceremony was held.

Neil Lane has also shared with People a high-res photo of Paquin's wedding necklace, a 50-carat vintage-inspired diamond stunner set in darkened metal.

Paquin's brother-in-law Russel Norman told the New Zealand Herald that the wedding was "really, really beautiful. It was great. Somehow they've managed to stay real in the middle of this unreal world. It was quite sweet."


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Sunday, August 22, 2010

FIRST PHOTOS: Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer

True Blood costars and real-life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were married Saturday evening by the beach in Malibu, and Just Jared shared the first photos.

They showed Paquin's cute white halter dress and classic updo, with clunky black heels. Trying to figure out her statement with those heels.


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The Munsters' Butch Patrick to marry longtime fan

Actor Butch Patrick, 57, best known as young son Eddie on the hit TV show The Munsters in the 1960s, will marry former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donna McCall, who has been a fan of the actor for 25 years.

McCall, 56, is giving some sort of twisted hope to women everywhere, where the man of her dreams falls in love with her. McCall started writing letters to Patrick in 1964, but back then she was just one in a sea of fan letters the actor received. But when The Munsters ended, she continued writing - she kept writing to Patrick for the rest of her life.

Recently she wrote a letter to the email address on his website, and Butch replied - with his phone number. "I was really,really nervous when I called him," she tells the Philadelphia Examiner. "I felt like I was 10-years old again. He put me quite at ease. He even handed the phone to his mom and I got to talk to her for a little bit."

The two stayed in contact and finally met face to face at DRACULACON, fell in love, and Patrick proposed. The pair did not announce any wedding plans.



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UPDATE: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer get married!

Us Magazine reports that True Blood costars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were married this evening at a private residence in Malibu, California. The couple were married beneath a tent across the street from the beach. Guests at the ceremony included actor Elijah Wood, True Blood creator Alan Ball, and costars Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, and Carrie Preston with husband Michael Emerson of Lost. Many carried wedding gifts in purple boxes with purple bows.

Paquin, with her hair in an updo, wore a white halter-neck gown for the sunset ceremony, and Moyer wore a dark suit.

"It was a beautiful evening to get married and the sunset was gorgeous. Anna and Stephen seemed very excited to celebrate their wedding day," a source told People.

The couple met and fell in love early on the set of HBO's hit supernatural saga, but kept their relationship private until February 2009. The couple announced their engagement last August but discussed little about their wedding plans.

This is Paquin and Moyer's first marriage, though Moyer has son Billy and daughter Lilac from previous relationships.


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Albert III weddings

Bachelor monarch Prince Albert II of Monaco announced his engagement to former South African swimmer Charlene Wittsock in July, with a wedding date set for Saturday, July 2nd (civil) and Sunday, July 3rd (religious) in the tiny European principality.

Never married Albert, 52, has been dating Wittsock since 2006, but had always kept his intentions to wed, and father a natural heir to the throne, to himself. He has an 18-year-old daughter, Jazmin, with a woman in California, and a four-year-old son, Alexandre, with Togan flight attendant Nicole Coste. He has paid child support to both children, but neither are heirs to the Monegasque throne due to being born out of wedlock.

And on June 19th, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria was married to her former personal trainer Daniel Westling at the Storkyrkan Cathedral in Stockholm, Sweden. Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets to catch a glimpse of their future queen, while hundreds of guests witnessed the traditional ceremony inside the church - the largest gathering of the world's royalty since the wedding of Prince Felipe of Spain to Letizia Ortiz in 2004.

The princess wore a gown created by Swedish designer Par Engsheven and borrowed the cameo tiara and veil worn by her mother, Queen Silvia, on the same date 34 years ago. Archbishop Anders Wejryd of the Swedish Lutheran Church presided over the ceremony - through most of which the groom was in tears, gently wiped away by his bride.

The newlyweds embarked on a six-week honeymoon in Tahiti, New York City, Colorado, and at the summer cottage of Westling's parents, Olle and Eva, in Acktjara, Sweden.


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Michael Buble wearing male engagement ring

Canadian pop singer Michael Buble announced recently he will marry his girlfriend Luisana Lopilato next year in her native Argentina, and now he's been spotted getting into one of Lopilato's family traditions - a male engagement ring.

While on tour last week, Buble explained on stage, "The boy also wears the ring in Argentina. That's what she tells me, anyway."

The couple met at a concert afterparty in Buenos Aires in 2008, and she inspired the song "Haven't Met You Yet" off his most recent album - and then starred in the video. The couple plan to split their time between his native Vancouver and Buenos Aires, where he recently purchased a home.

Buble's ex, British actress Emily Blunt, married The Office star John Krasinski on July 10th in Como, Italy.

Source: TMZ

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Portia De Rossi to DeGeneres

Australian actress Portia De Rossi wed talk show host Ellen DeGeneres at their Malibu home two years ago, before Prop 8 banned gay marriage in the state of California - which a judge has subsequently, recently overturned. Thank god.

TMZ got a hold of the legal documents requesting to change De Rossi's legal last name to DeGeneres - requests which are routinely granted, especially in the case of marriage. No word whether the actress will use the new moniker professionally - like the former Jennifer Pitt.

Source: TMZ

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Jude Law and Sienna Miller reportedly joined in traditional Baci marriage blessing

It's not a legally recognized wedding in their home country, the United Kingdom, but The Daily Mail reports that British actors Jude Law and Sienna Miller were blessed in a traditional Baci ceremony while on holiday in Laos in April. The couple were on holiday at the deluxe Amantaka Hotel in Luang Prabang, the capital.

In the ceremony, a village shaman joins the wrists with string and gifts the couple with red and white string bracelets to mark the union. Law was spotted wearing a red and white string bracelet at the 2010 Tony Awards in May.

The Mail claims that the couple - who have yet to announce an engagement - are planning a larger ceremony for family and friends to take place in the next few months.

Law and Miller have dated on-and-off since 2005, and were previously engaged, but split when it was revealed he had slept with the nanny of his children with ex-wife Sadie Frost - Rafferty, 13, Iris, 9, and Rudy, 7. He also father a child with American Samantha Burke in 2009 - daughter Sophia Lee Burke.



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Bachelorette Ali picks her wedding music

Engaged to Roberto Martinez on the finale of The Bachelorette this month, Ali Fedotowsky tells People that she's already set her plans for the music at her anticipated spring wedding.

“I want it to be simple: one person, one instrument and that’s it,” she says. “I think absolutely a violinist for that. My favorite music is like Jack Johnson, Schuyler Fisk … people who sit down with a guitar and sing. That’s what I want at our wedding — that rawness."

She also plans to celebrate Martinez' Latin heritage with the song "Bendita tu luz" by Mana, which he played for Fedotowsky on their first visit to their hideaway house before they were allowed to come out as a couple as the show aired. She also has plans to dance:

“Our wedding will be a lot of dancing and celebrating. A live band, and absolutely salsa dancing. Every kind of dancing! I’m actually envisioning Roberto and I making up a dance — a funny, quirky dance that people are going to laugh at.”

Martinez proposed on the season finale of The Bachelorette with a $50,000 Asscher-cut diamond engagement ring by Neil Lane. This will be the first marriage for both.

Source: PEOPLE


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Newlywed Hilary Duff's new 'do

Her Mexican honeymoon with hockey player Mike Comrie was just a few days long, but upon returning to Beverly Hills, newlywed Hilary Duff transformed her bridal blonde 'do to strawberry blonde at the Byron and Tracey Salon on Thursday. Looks like an upcoming project for her, and Edmonton Oilers training camp for him, cut short their first vacation as husband and wife.

The couple stayed at the exclusive El Dorado Golf & Beach Club Resort in Cabo San Lucas for just three nights.


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Royal cousin claims William and Kate engaged already, will marry in July

A royal cousin is about to get a royal lashing - Prince Julius Eduard von Anhalt, Duke of Saxony, has told a British magazine that Prince William and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton are already engaged and plan to announce it this fall - with a July wedding date in the works.

Prince Eduard refused to provide proof of invitation and refused to give the exact date of the ceremony, saying it was confidential. Which, in my experience, means he should have just kept his mouth shut entirely. Guess the man needs money, even if his invitation to the wedding of the decade is about to be revoked. A German publication is now speculating that the ceremony could take place on July 29th - the same day Charles wed Diana in 1981.

According to Eduard, the pair were engaged over the summer after "Kate issued William with an ultimatum: we marry or we break up. There are obviously no more objections from the public, so the engagement is set for this autumn. The wedding is set for July."

However, a source close to Prince William last night threw water on the flames, saying, "This gentleman does not know what he is talking about. Prince William has probably not even heard of him. The engagement is still an if, not a when."

Guess those bookies still have something to shoot for, then!


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Kate Moss marriage rumours continue...

You know, it must be fun being Kate Moss over in England. No matter who she dates, no matter what she does, if there is a ring on any one of her fingers, she must be getting married - even if she's never done it before and she's never led anyone to believe she was all that interested in actually being married - especially with the caliber of men she tends to go out with.

Which is not to say that British rock musician Jamie Hince of The Kills is in any way comparable to the disaster that is Pete Doherty, who dated Moss on and off for years.

This week in Italy, Moss was spotted with Hince at the annual horse races in Siena, and The Daily Mail pointed out that the couple were wearing similar rings on their "wedding fingers," to match the matching anchor tattoos on their left wrists. However, a friend told the Mail, "Kate and Jamie are closer than ever. They aren't married yet. It definitely looks like they are practicing for married life!"

Though the couple has never confirmed it, the Mail reported in February that Hince proposed to Moss on her 36th birthday earlier this year. Despite having a reportedly tempestuous relationship ever since meeting in September 2007, sources say that Hince has been a good influence on Moss, who has struggled with drug and alcohol in the past. Also, friends claim he gets along well with Moss' eight-year-old daughter, Lila, with magazine publisher Jefferson Hack.


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coco Rocha shares wedding photo

Teasing on Twitter, "I think I've left you all waiting long enough for this one," Canadian model Coco Rocha posted this photo from her June 9th wedding to interior designer James Conran at a French castle - the same place he proposed last fall.

Just 50 guests were at the ceremony, in which Rocha wore a custom-designed Zac Posen gown with a dramatic mermaid tail. After posting, Rocha posted on Twitter, “Thank you for all the sweet comments and messages today. All credit goes to Mr @Zac_Posen for making this little girls dream come true!!”


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Katy Perry won't wear a latex wedding dress

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are said to be tying the knot before the end of the year, but the pair have done their best to keep many of the details private.

However, perry felt the need to set the record straight on one rumour in particular in a recent interview with People. "I'm definitely not going to get married in latex! When I wear latex onstage, I sweat. I could wring out those dresses – and I don't want to do that at my wedding."

Perry and Brand were engaged over the New Year's break in Jaipur, India - the trip was his Christmas gift to the singer. This will be the first marriage for the "I Kissed A Girl" preacher's daughter and the formerly drug and sex-addicted British comedian.

Source: PEOPLE

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hilary Duff's OK! cover

Married this past Saturday at a Mediterranean villa in Santa Barbara, California, singer/actress Hilary Duff is featured on the cover of this week's OK! with her new hubby, Edmonton Oilers forward Mike Comrie.

Teasing the article, OK! promises photos of the cake, the flowers, and all the details on Duff's Vera Wang gown. Before leaving Monday for a honeymoon at an undisclosed location, Duff told OK!, “It feels wonderful [to be married]. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet!”

Source: OK!


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