11:13 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/14/2011 09:30AM
Nine years ago, when daughter Ruth was 16, Eric Clapton surprised the 20 guests at her baptism when the guitar icon had the vicar turn around and, after the baptism, marry him and his girlfriend Melia McEnery.
This time, it was Ruth's turn to surprise some assembled guests – about 150 of them.
For her wedding last Saturday, she was not only walked down the aisle of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Ripley, England, by her dad, but she also hired him as her wedding singer for the reception at his Surrey mansion, reports the Daily Mail – which says the rock star, 66, sang for an hour.
Originally posted 02/03/2005 08:00AM
SCHEDULED: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who have yet to publicly confirm their June 5 wedding in Beverly Hills, will make their world debut on a public stage together at the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards, show organizers have announced. Anthony is currently up for best Latin pop album (for his Amar Sin Mentiras) and for best salsa or merengue album (Valio La Pena). Though it was not announced what they will sing, there is wide speculation that it will be "Escapemonos," their duet from Amar Sin Mentiras (Love Without Lies).
Originally posted 07/08/2004 06:00AM
It was a down-home Fourth of July weekend for Justin Timberlake, who took his sweetie, Cameron Diaz, to Memphis to see some family and, well, pay tribute to Elvis. Cameron stood by her man as he became an "ambassador of Memphis" (along with Isaac Hayes and others) Monday during the 50-year anniversary celebration of Presley's recording of the song "That's All Right" at famed Sun Studios. She waved at fans as Justin signed autographs, and the pair was gone before noon.
Originally posted 01/03/2002 01:00PM
The guitar legend reportedly weds Melia McEnery just moments after christening their baby daughter; "Frasier" costar Jane Leeves signs a lucrative deal.
Originally posted 02/12/1999 12:00AM
Eric Clapton parted with 100 stringed beauties Thursday, including a beloved 1956 sunburst Fender guitar he called "Brownie" that went for a record $497,500 at a charity auction. In all, the Christie's New York sale generated $5 million for a Caribbean drug and alcohol clinic the rocker founded in 1997. The amount paid for Brownie -- by an unidentified telephone bidder -- surpassed the previous record paid at auction for a guitar ($320,000 for one owned by Jimi Hendrix). "I can't believe it. I am totally overwhelmed," Clapton said after the sale.
Originally posted 02/11/1999 12:00AM
Eric Clapton is coming clean about his addictions in the '70s. "I know that when I was a full-blown practicing alcoholic, everyone used to walk around me on eggshells," the rock legend, 54, said in an interview with London's Sunday Times. "There were times when I just took sex with my wife by force and thought that was my entitlement. I had absolutely no concern for other people at all, and I think that what happens in a family is everyone starts to doctor their own roles to make it bearable to live that way," he said. Clapton was interviewed in Antigua, the Caribbean island where he founded Crossroads Center, a clinic to treat drug and alcohol abuse.
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