People: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West marry in Florence
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially “Bound” to each other.
The celebrity couple, who have made a habit of over-the-top, public displays of affection, got hitched Saturday in a decidedly private spot: a Renaissance fortress in Florence, Italy. The nuptials were confirmed to the Associated Press by Kardashian’s representative, who noted the reporting of E! Online, the news site from the network that carries her reality show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” E! Online reported the wedding party consisted of her sisters, while stepfather Bruce Jenner walked her down the aisle. Andrea Bocelli and John Legend sang for the couple at the reception.
The city’s mayor’s office had said a week earlier that the couple had rented Belvedere Fort for a wedding.
The duo, who have one child together, were not shy about their romance; he briefly appeared on her reality show, and he gushed about his love for her in a talk show hosted by her mother, Kris Jenner. A topless Kardashian also starred in his music video for “Bound 2,” in which they simulated having sex on a motorcycle bike.
West, 36, proposed to Kardashian, 33, in October on her birthday. He rented out San Francisco’s AT&T Park to pop the question.
But when it came to the wedding, media was only able to get photos of the many celebrity guests at the wedding.
Among the notables sighted arriving in Florence ahead of the nuptials were Steve McQueen, director of Oscar-winner “12 Years a Slave”; Lala Anthony, wife of NY Knicks basketball star Carmelo Anthony; Jaden Smith, the actor and teenage son of Will and Jada Smith; and Joe Francis of “Girls Gone Wild” video fame.
It is the first marriage for West, and the third for Kardashian. Her last marriage, to professional basketball player Kris Humphries, in 2011, lasted 72 days. That ceremony was featured in a two-part TV special.
Stomach pain sends Duke to hospital
An organizer of a screening of “The Miracle Worker” in Omaha says one of the movie’s stars – Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke – left the event because of stomach pain.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the 67-year-old Duke, a resident of Coeur d’Alene, was taken by a private vehicle Friday evening to the Nebraska Medical Center after complaining of stomach pain.
Organizer Bruce Crawford says Duke’s medical condition was not serious but that an Omaha doctor who had been running tests on Duke asked her to come in for more tests Friday night after she reported the pain.
Before seeking medical attention, Duke delivered a speech at Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum, where “The Miracle Worker” was shown. The movie tells the story of tutor Anne Sullivan’s efforts to help a young Helen Keller.
The birthday bunch
Country singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall is 78. Actor Sir Ian McKellen is 75. Country singer Jessi Colter is 71. Actress-singer Leslie Uggams is 71. Actress Karen Valentine is 67. Actress Patti D’Arbanville is 63. Actor-comedian Mike Myers is 51. Singer Lauryn Hill is 39.