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The D-List Event of the Season

10/17/2008 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sara Blakely, Jesse ItzlerIt's a celebrity wedding with invited guests like Tom Brady and John Travolta, and Coldplay as the houseband. So which mega-couple is getting hitched? Sara Blakely and Jesse Itzler.

Um, who?

Blakely was the runner-up on the short-lived Richard Branson reality series, "The Rebel Billionaire." Jesse Itzler was once a rapper known as Jesse Jaymes. He had mild success with something called "Shake It (Like A White Girl)" -- he also wrote the New York Knicks theme song, "Go New York, Go!"

Both have gone on to have crazy success -- Blakely owns a women's undergarment company called SPANX and Itzler is Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Marquis Jet, a leading private jet company.

We're told their wedding, set to go down this Saturday in the posh Florida community of Boca Grande, will have 350+ guests. We hear they booked up nearly all the rental houses around town and reserved hundreds of golf carts -- because that's how they roll in Boca Grande.


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barry Gordy is genius    


2165 days ago


lucky thanks.

2165 days ago


Sara is also a judge on ABC's "American Inventor".

2165 days ago


Don't underestimate the power of SPANX - her company is making a holes over elbows in $$$$$$. Google it and see. If you are not under 25, or your ribs don't show - SPANX is your friend!

2165 days ago


Who cares about these two no talent losers? Not me.

2165 days ago

ex lax    

mega couple? who are who cares? i rather hear about madonna getting it on with brit an xtina again!

2165 days ago


Just because they aren't household names doesn't mean they are losers or d-list. Don't know a thing about Marquis Jet but Spanx is a female celebrity's bestfriend. Spanx is basically a less obvious girdle. On the redcarpet celebrities always say they are wearing Spanx. Blakely is probably worth millions. Do a little research before bashing. It makes you look stupid.

2165 days ago


Was it a slow day for Heidi and Spencer so you brought us these two?

2165 days ago


O.k you invented underwear good for you !! Glad to hear your doing well !!
What's your name again ? Who do you think will be attending your wedding to a blonde carrot top ? People in Boca Grande need to get out more often in the real world if they think this is a big celebrity wedding.Do you really think those celebrities are coming because you make underwear? I wonder if Michael Jordon hangs out with the Fruit of a Loom guys?Just a thought !!

2165 days ago


These two choose this location so people would fall all over them thinking they were " Celebrities ".I guess in a area where the only big news is iguana trapping they would !! John Travolta coming O.K. if you say so NOT !!!

2165 days ago


Who are these people ? I can't see top celebs attending this no where's ville event !! I guess when it's in an area where no one will find out who was there the story works for ya !!! Maybe their using cardboard figures of their favorite celebrities !!! They do have $$$ maybe they had them made and flown in !!! That's how all the famous people are getting their !!!

2165 days ago


Why is this even a story? Who are these people? I guess they have good PR people, and TMZ likes to get their asses kissed and posts anyone's story now.

2165 days ago


I agree w/ the coment in regard to doing research before making a comment... For those whom are not aware, Spanx is worth $150 million, and Marquis Jet is worth $500 million. The reason Boca Grande was chosen is 1- Sara Blakley (Spanx CEO) spent a great deal of time here and has fond memories; 2- The people here at Boca Grande are not star struck jackasses and many celebrities visit due to that fact, besides the wonderful beauty and charm of the island. Celebs can walk around and not be bothered by autograph hounds and photags. And yes John Travolta IS here. He flew his 727 into Rotunda Private airstrip.There will be a outdoor Drive-n (golfcarts) screening of grease immediately followed by a John Trovolta and Olivia Newton John performance... Coldplay is the entertainment after the wedding on Saturday. Kidd rock, Ellen Degeneres, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Gweneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, and the list goes on...ARE here and confirmed guests...Not that it's a big deal, I just own a store on Boca and wasn't invited to the wedding-LOL....I guess a free outdoor COLDPLAY concert will have to do!!....Just wanted to chime in with some FACTS for anyone who gives a crap, and to shine a light on any speculation by those who might have their head up their own arse!!!!



2164 days ago


There's a hole lot of spanxing going on to afford that wedding!

2163 days ago

Spanx Fan in Atlanta    

Blakely was already a very successful entrepreneur and owner of SPANX when she was on the Rebel Billionaire show - she was already worth millions without having been on that show FYI, and as a second place winner she started a charitable foundation with the prize money she won. I think her life is very admirable - she worked her way up to success with her own skill, brains, and ideas, invented a great product that helps real women feel better about themselves, and she give back to the community. And I doubt she went to TMZ to ask them to cover her wedding. . . or to judge it, and bash it. . . she's just a successful business owner who happens to be able to afford a very nice wedding. . . why is that news, and why is she being bashed for it? I'd rather see someone like Blakely have a lavish wedding than some spoiled Hollywood heiress brat who's never had to work for anything. . .

2163 days ago
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