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Originally posted 02/14/2013 05:00AM
Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey finally got the wedding of his dreams when, just after midnight on Valentine's Day, he tied the knot in an over-the-top ceremony with Theo Bleckmann.
Bailey, 63, whose list of glamorous clients includes Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump and Catherine Zeta-Jones, pulled out all the stops for his own nuptials with his partner of seven years. On the top floor of the Empire State Building, in a ceremony officiated by dear friend Joan Rivers – who got ordained online for the occasion – the couple married in a dazzling King Kong-themed extravaganza.
"We love the imagery of the films but King Kong has a tragic ending," says Bailey. "We wanted to create a happy ending."
Originally posted 04/18/2012 06:00PM
Across the Twitterverse, celebrities expressed their sorrow at the passing of Dick Clark, the television icon who was dubbed "America's Oldest Teenager" and welcomed generations to a new beginning every New Year's Eve.
Responses ranged from the mournful to those that joyfully praised Clark's legacy. But many simply recalled him as a legend.
"Just heard the news [about] Dick Clark," Tweeted Mario Lopez. "It was truly an honor to have worked with him, learn from him and to be able to call him a friend. He was a great man and an even better friend."
Originally posted 03/15/2011 07:10PM
Wanted, one duck.
When Aflac announced it was giving Gilbert Gottfried the boot for his disrespectful Tweets about the Japanese tsunami, it created an immediate job opening for someone with a distinctive talent.
According to reports, Aflac will start a nationwide casting search, and already some frontrunners are being mentioned.
Fran Drescher, for one, has a trademark laugh and Gottfried's nasal tone, while Joan Rivers posses a loud, raspy voice.
Then there's Sofia Vergara. She's not only loud, but a recent Modern Family episode suggested she can already squawk like a bird.
Originally posted 01/17/2011 12:00AM
Who needs to win an award to share their thoughts? Thanks to Twitter, celebs can over-share from everywhere!
Here are some of the night's best OMG and LOLs from the Golden Globes tables:
"I don't care!!! I already have my Golden Globes!!!!!!!!hahhahha" – Sophia Vergara
Originally posted 08/25/2010 11:35AM
Joan Rivers may have hassled Lindsay Lohan about jail and rehab via Twitter, but the comedienne is willing to put all jokes aside – for now.
"I pray that they don't get her out [of rehab] early, and that maybe the 90 days will do something," Rivers, 77, told PEOPLE a few days ago. (Lohan was released on Tuesday, after more than three weeks.) "Get her well, you idiots. ... There's really nothing funny."
Rivers also plans to go easy on Lohan. "I'll be nice – until she does the first insane thing, which will probably be 20 minutes after she's out. But you can hope that it won't be," she says.
Originally posted 07/13/2010 05:50PM
Lindsay Lohan isn't pleased with her 90-day jail sentence – and she's also not happy with what certain people have to say about her situation.
After Joan Rivers took to Twitter to slam the actress – saying the 24-year-old was "so dumb" and that the "new Lindsay Lohan diet is all liquid. 80 proof" – Lohan is fighting back.
"Joan Rivers and her 'stargument' make me believe that she and Michael Lohan are a match made in heaven," she Tweeted Tuesday, about the comedian and her dad, with whom she's had a rocky relationship.
Originally posted 07/10/2010 01:30AM
Lindsay Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson, has kept quiet on her former girlfriend's looming jail sentence – until Joan Rivers got involved.
On Friday, the sharp-tongued Rivers took to her Twitter to slam Lohan in a series of scathing Tweets.
"Lindsay Lohan is so dumb. Her idea of being sworn in is cursing at the judge," wrote Rivers, in reference to the star's four-letter-word manicure.
She also slammed Lohan's well-documented partying – "I was just reading about the new Lindsay Lohan diet, which is all liquid. 80 proof" – and referenced the judge who delivered her 90-day sentence. "Lindsay Lohan had 'F-ck you' painted on her nails. What people don't know is that the judge had 'Eat me you party skank,' painted on hers."
Originally posted 05/12/2010 09:45AM
Following the success of Betty White's SNL hosting gig, bookers at NBC might be hoping to have another senior moment.
And while it would be tough to top White's digs at Facebook, double entendres about her muffin and her racy kiss with MacGruber, Hollywood has more than its fair share of women who are over 60 and up for the job.
In fact, a Carol Burnett Facebook campaign has sprung up – it worked for Betty, after all. But as The New York Times points out, Burnett should be in no rush. This coming weekend will bring the SNL season finale, to be hosted by Alec Baldwin.
Originally posted 10/31/2009 07:30AM
While the brand new movie Paranormal Activity is, er, knocking 'em dead at the box office, other ghostly spirits have been haunting us for centuries – and not all of them should be welcomed with open arms, according to experts.
Appearing on a special Halloween edition of CNN's Larry King Live Friday, a host of ghosthunters, paranormal activists and psychics – as well as ghost victim Joan Rivers and Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd and his séance authority father, Peter Aykroyd – debunked the disbelievers, often with jaw-dropping stories.
Rivers delivered a seriously convincing account about how a malicious spirit was haunting her New York apartment – keeping the place cold, causing havoc with the electrical power and scaring her dogs from entering the residence. When she told her elevator man what was going on, he said, "Sounds like Mrs. Spencer [the former occupant] is back."
"I used to say, this is stupid, this is nonsense," Rivers said of her unseen but clearly felt visitor. Then, "at one point, you cannot say this anymore. Something is going on here."
Originally posted 08/03/2009 03:15PM
Joan Rivers may have built her career around her sense of humor, but the comedian has some choice words for good pal Kathy Griffin, who emceed her upcoming Comedy Central roast.
"She can [expletive] drop dead now, I'm so angry," Rivers tells PEOPLE, laughing. "She was evil. We made a pact. No matter what we say on camera ... we stay friends forever. And she really lets me have it."
When it comes to the show – which airs Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. ET – Rivers promises plenty of sharp words and big laughs.
"I was in shock at what they said," she says. "They called me evil, mean and [a] plastic surgery whore and disgusting. I kept saying to myself, 'How do they know so much about me?' "
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