Taking advantage of California’s overturning of the gay marriage ban in May, actor George Takei and his boyfriend of 21 years, Brad Altman, were wed last night in a Buddhist ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.
“All I can remember is what the priest said,” Takei, 71, later told People. “That this moment will never happen again. It’s something to savor.”
There were nearly 200 of the couple’s friends at the event. The newlyweds drank sake from red lacquer cups, then said their vows to one another while standing within a circle of yellow rose petals.
A Scottish bagpiper led Takei and Altman, 54, to the reception on the grounds of the Japanese American National Museum. The couple’s maid of honor and best man were Takei’s former Star Trek co-stars Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig.
“I was fighting back the tears,” Nichols said. “But they came oozing out anyway. I’m so happy that they’re both able to legally proclaim their commitment to one another after spending the past 21 years together.”
Congratulations, fellas…you know what comes next, don’t you?
Michael Cera, everyone’s favorite awkward teenager, has a new movie coming out next month, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Is his character any different from his past movies? Nope, but nobody is complaining!
The last few times we saw Michael were in 2007′s sleeper hit Juno and in the mega-successful Superbad.
Cera first came into the spotlight in the short-lived, but extremely well-loved TV series Arrested Development. Rumors have been out for years about a big-screen adaption of the series, but Michael has dashed those hopes.
According to the National Post, the 20-year-old stated, ”I don’t think I would want to see a movie of the series if I was a fan, anyway.”
Damn…hopefully his new movie will suffice.
Apparently, Rihanna has a habit of tending to her buddy Chris Brown‘s physical maladies.
Proving once again what a good friend she is, the Barbados-born singer rushed to her totally monogamous pal‘s side yesterday to provide a comforting presence as he nursed a bruised noggin.
Actually, the contusion was an effect for Bone Deep, the flick that Brown is currently filming with Matt Dillon—Rihanna came to visit on the set—making the injury as phony as the quasi-couple’s constant “We’re just friends!” claims.
If only the same could be said of Rihanna’s financial woes.
Yves Saint Laurent just added one more tool to the make-up kit of metrosexual self-perfection.
The Touche Eclat for Men, similar to a lady’s under-eye concealer, is ideal for the guy who already has guyliner and a medicine chest full of apricot face masks. It can also help rein in errant guyliner smudges; so Jared Leto, Pete Wentz and Russell Brand— this one is for you.
The Touche was launched at London’s Selfridges department store on Thursday and modeled by Big Brother 9‘s Stuart Pilkington, who’s known for gracing the telly with kohl-rimmed eyes.
Pfft; some superhero Tobey Maguire is.
The Spider-Man actor went running in New York recently, but couldn’t manage to outrun the paps as they kept pace with him and snapped away.
Maguire has a tendency to avoid paparazzi like a case of herpes, so obviously his turtle-like trot wasn’t an effort to play chummy with the shutterbugs.
No wonder The Dark Knight trampled all over Spider-Man 3 at the box office.
Maybe Maguire should hire a personal trainer. This guy could probably teach him a thing or two.
Good news, Elisha Cuthbert fans! The hockey groupie and friend of the downtrodden is reprising her role as Kim Bauer for the upcoming season of 24.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello reports, “Sources confirm to me exclusively that Cuthbert has inked a deal to reprise her role as Jack’s lightning rod of an offspring for a season-ending arc.”
Adding a MILF-tastic element to the return, the Kim Bauer character will have a child of her own in the episodes. (Huh; wonder if becoming a grandfather will slow Jack Bauer down.)
Awesome! Cuthbert’s 2006 exit from the action drama left the show with a series deficit of sexy.
And perhaps she can serve as Kiefer Sutherland‘s designated driver at the season wrap party.
A normally “shy” Julia Roberts introduced one of her favorite singers, Dave Matthews and his band, at a charity concert for the Stand Up For Cancer initiative last night at Madison Square Garden.
The longtime friends stood together for the initiative which benefits lung cancer research.
Matthews (who also recently lost a bandmate) lost his father to cancer when he was ten.
“One day, we hopefully won’t need to have events like this,” he told the audience.
Julia also gave a shout-out to the heroes of 9/11 who were in the audience.
“We should all feel good about participating,” she said. “I’m thrilled to be able to say that on September 10 that we are welcoming some of the heroes and first responders from September 11. As New Yorkers, we are beholden to all of them.”
Also in the audience were Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend Samantha Ronson.
Julia refrained from mentioning their possible engagement.
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