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Olympian Kwan heads down the aisle

Mon., Jan. 21, 2013

Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell, a grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, have married in Rhode Island.

The Providence Journal reports that Kwan and Pell married at the First Unitarian Church in Providence. About 250 guests attended, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee and his wife, Stephanie.

Pell, a lawyer and Coast Guard lieutenant, works on the national security staff at the White House.

Kwan is a public policy envoy with the State Department and the most decorated figure skater in American history. She won 43 championships, the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and bronze at the 2002 Games.

Walters hospitalized after fall

Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador’s home in Washington and has been hospitalized.

Walters, 83, fell Saturday night on a step at the residence of Britain’s ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, an ABC News spokesman said. The fall left Walters with a cut on her forehead, he said.

Walters, out of an abundance of caution, went to a hospital for treatment of the cut and for a full examination, Schneider said Sunday. She was alert and was “telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a very positive sign,” he said.

It was unclear when Walters might be released from the hospital, which ABC didn’t identify.

The birthday bunch

Actress Ann Wedgeworth (“Evening Shade”) is 79. Singer Richie Havens is 72. Singer Mac Davis is 71. Actress Jill Eikenberry is 66. Guitarist Jim Ibbotson (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 66. Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 63. Actor Robby Benson is 57. Actress Geena Davis is 57. Actress Charlotte Ross (“NYPD Blue”) is 45. Actress Karina Lombard (“The L Word”) is 44. Drummer Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel) is 43. Singer Cat Power is 41. DJ Chris Kilmore (Incubus) is 40. Singer Emma Bunton (Baby Spice of the Spice Girls) is 37.


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