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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka get married in Italy


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka married in Italy on Saturday, September 6, 2014

The “How I Met Your Mother” star and his actor-chef groom had been dating for 10 years and are parents to 3-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper. The grooms wore custom Tom Ford tuxedos and Elton John performed at the reception.

“Yup, we put the ‘n’ and ‘d’ in ‘husband,’” Harris tweeted Monday. His publicist later confirmed the news.

Harris, 41, just won a Tony Award for his role in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” He has been in several Broadway productions, including “Assassins,” ”Proof” and as the exuberant master of ceremonies in “Cabaret.”

Burtka, 39, played Tulsa in the Bernadette Peters-led revival of “Gypsy,” was seen off-Broadway in “The Play About the Baby” and is also a chef.

“How I Met Your Mother” producer Pam Fryman officiated at the wedding. Same-sex marriages are not allowed in Italy so it was not legally binding in that country.

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Betty White Is 92, but Not Dead


betty whiteWhew! Actress Betty White, 92, is not dead, though cyberspace has been inundated with rumors that she is. The rumor reportedly started with a satirical website, stating Betty White “dyes peacefully in her Los Angeles home,” referring to her hair. Cue drum rimshot. No word from White on Twitter, though. Her last Tweet was May 29, in which she shared a photo of “Extra” host Mario Lopez.

5 Things You Never Knew About Joan Rivers


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Joan Rivers was a remarkable comedian, known for her acerbic wit and blunt honesty.

Many saw her stand-up routines or watched her E! TV show, “Fashion Police,” but Rivers, who died Sept. 4. at 81, was a complicated, vivacious woman with a storied past. Here are a few things about her that casual fans may not have known.

Joan Rivers Dead at 81

1. Joan Rivers Was Not Her Given Name: The comedian was born Joan Molinsky, but at the behest of her agent, Tony Rivers, she adopted a stage name. On a whim, she chose “Joan Rivers,” just because it felt right. “Having a stage name made it easier to perform in those raunchy nightclubs,” she told the Evening News newspaper in 1986. “Joan Rivers was like a party dress I put on, so in those early days, she was only the tiniest part of me and Joan Molinsky was still frightened and confused and bewildered in her life.”

2. Bill Cosby Was Responsible for Her Big Break: At first, Rivers became famous for being a guest host on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.” “The night before I went on Carson, a comic bombed and Bill Cosby — who was white hot at that moment — he had seen me in the Village and he said to them, ‘You might as well use Joan. She can’t be any worse than the guy you had on last night!'” she told Entertainment Weekly. “I was brought on in the last 10 minutes of the show — the worst slot. And God bless Johnny Carson, he said right there on the air, ‘You’re going to be a big star.'” He was right.

3. She Was Open About Everything, Even Plastic Surgery: “I just hosted the Miss USA Pageant and, let me tell you, beautiful gets you everywhere. The New York Times had an article maybe six months ago: Babies respond to pretty faces. So stop telling everyone it’s OK not to be pretty! If you can fix it, fix it!” she told Entertainment Weekly in 2010. “If it makes you happier. I love to look in the mirror and say, ‘For 77, you look good.’ That’s all. I don’t care what anyone says. Not bad for 77.” However, it wasn’t always easy. In a clip from her reality TV series with her daughter, Melissa, Rivers was captured by cameras crying before going into surgery. “Oh God, what a s***** business this is,” she said. “You have to look good.”

4. She Had a Big Social Circle: The one regret Rivers had about the 2012 documentary made about her, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” was that it included a mean statement she made about fellow comedian Kathy Griffin. “She’s my best friend. I adore Kathy,” Rivers told EW. “I wish they had made my love of her stronger.” Rivers also talked about a friendship with Barbara Walters and Nancy Reagan.

5. She Was a Huge Animal Lover: After her husband committed suicide in 1987, she too considered ending her life. However, she was saved by her dog, Spike. “I was sitting in this big empty house in Bel Air, with a phone with five extensions which we no longer needed. I had the gun in my lap, and the dog sat on the gun. I lecture on suicide because things turn around,” she told the Daily Beast. “I tell people this is a horrible, awful dark moment, but it will change and you must know it’s going to change and you push forward. I look back and think, ‘Life is great, life goes on. It changes.'” As she got older, she made sure to set aside money for her pets when she made her will.

Sep 4, 2014, 3:09 PM ET By  via GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Robin Williams has checked into rehab for continued sobriety


I am not one who is obsessed with celebrities and celebrity gossip.  However, I love Robin Williams and think he’s an incredible actor.  So, of course, I wish him the best with his time in rehab.

Robin Williams has checked into rehab for continued sobriety, The Huffington Post confirms.

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“After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud,” his representative told HuffPost on July 1.

The 62-year-old actor is currently at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in a program aimed at maintaining long-term sobriety, TMZ first reported. He will remain there for several weeks.

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