October 20, 2012 in Nation/World

Timberlake, Biel wed at Italian resort

From Wire Reports
 

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot at a seaside resort in southern Italy. The couple released a statement to People magazine saying, “It’s great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends.” Representatives for the couple confirmed the report Friday.

The 31-year-old Timberlake and 30-year-old Biel got engaged in December after dating for several years.

Timberlake, who has been acting more than singing lately, stars in the Clint Eastwood baseball film “The Trouble with the Curve.” Biel stars in the remake of “Total Recall.” She will next be seen in “Hitchcock.”

Guns unsettle Colorado Madonna fans

Some Colorado fans are upset after music superstar Madonna used guns during a performance in a community that is still raw from a mass shooting at a local theater and a violent summer that includes the unsolved slaying of a 10-year-old girl.

Madonna’s second act at her show Thursday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver featured the 54-year-old singer using a fake gun to shoot a masked gunman and images of blood splattering on a large screen behind the stage. She used the set for her performances in other cities for the song “Gang Bang,” which includes the lyrics “shot my lover in the head.”

Denver television stations said they received a number of complaints Friday from concert-goers saying they were offended she used guns and violence as part of her show in light of the recent shootings.

Madonna’s press agent, Liz Rosenberg, said Friday that there was no way to eliminate the scene because it is a core part of the show. “It’s like taking out the third act of Hamlet,” she said.

Hanks, ABC say sorry for swear word

ABC and Tom Hanks are apologizing after the actor let slip a swear word during a live appearance on “Good Morning America.”

Hanks telegraphed his “f-bomb” during an interview Friday. Anchor Elizabeth Vargas had asked him to speak in his character’s British accent in the movie “Cloud Atlas.” Hanks said that it was “mostly swear words,” but Vargas told him to go ahead anyway.

He began speaking in a mumble but the obscenity was clearly audible. ABC removed it for subsequent feeds of the show in the Midwest and West.

Vargas quickly said, “We are so sorry, ‘Good Morning America.’ ” Hanks also apologized.

The birthday bunch

Actor William Christopher is 80. Singer Tom Petty is 62. Actress Melanie Mayron is 60. Movie director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is 56. Actor Viggo Mortensen is 54. Rapper Snoop Dogg is 41. Actor John Krasinski is 33. Actress Katie Featherston is 30.

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