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Carson Kressley 'Bout Time PBS Aired a Gay Wedding 'Arthur' Gave Kids the Truth

5/15/2019 7:05 AM PDT
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Carson Kressley thinks it's incredible a major children's show has finally caught up with the times and showcased a gay marriage ... 'cause it sure ain't 1950 anymore.

We got the 'Queer Eye' legend Tuesday at LAX and he gave us his take on the cartoon series, "Arthur," having its longtime classroom teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marry a guy in the Season 22 premiere ... much to his students' pleasant surprise. It was a HUGE moment in TV history.

Carson tells us it's satisfying to see media gatekeepers realize reality has caught up to us, and you can't really ignore gay people anymore, especially when it comes to kids.

Oh, and check out Carson's attempt at trying to decipher what kind of animal Mr. Ratburn (rat, BTW) -- it's hilarious ... and a little NSFW too. Get this man back in front of a camera!!!

It's interesting ... "Sesame Street" brass came out last year to shoot one of their former writer's notion that Bert and Ernie were, in fact, a gay couple -- to the chagrin of the LGBT community. Weirdly enough though, the company seems to have deleted its statement.

Either way, it looks like "Arthur" is picking up the baton though and ready to represent. 

Katharine McPhee Wild Surprise Bachelorette Party

5/5/2019 7:06 AM PDT

Katharine McPhee got a big surprise after a performance in London Saturday ... a pretty awesome bachelorette party.

Katharine had just taken her bow on stage, when the cast and crew from her play, "Waitress," blindsided her with the celebration.

TMZ broke the story, 35-year-old Katharine got engaged to 69-year-old music legend David Foster last July. David was nowhere in sight -- as he shouldn't be since the obligatory fake firefighter/stripper showed off his stuff.

Katharine tried to accelerate things a bit, wearing a bridal veil.

Everyone danced to some awesome tunes, courtesy of Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Katharine herself.

A lot of these engagement-type parties seem pretty forced, but this one actually seemed super fun, and Katharine's cast clearly digs her a lot. 

It's Katharine's second marriage and David's 5th. We don't know when they're tying the knot, but when these bachelorette parties go down, a wedding usually is not far behind. 

Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas Own a Piece of the Wedding Ring Pop Wrapper Hits eBay

5/3/2019 10:15 AM PDT
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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas exchanged ring pops as wedding bands when they got hitched in Vegas ... and now the wrapper from Sophie's sweet bling is up for auction.

Jesse Grice, the Reverend Elvis who officiated the wedding, tells TMZ he found the wrapper from Sophie's ring pop and he's already posted it on eBay, and the bidding starts at ... a whopping 10 bucks!

The eBay listing is hilarious ... the description reads, "Joe Jonas ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC REAL WEDDING RING WRAPPER used by him in Las Vegas." We think it's decent condition too ... based on this -- "wrapper is in very good but slightly used wrapper on foil like material."  

Jesse tells us he'll take whatever he can get for the one-of-a-kind piece of Sophie and Joe memorabilia ... but he's holding out hope the bidding reaches $1,000. 

As you know ... Joe and Sophie tied the knot at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas Wednesday night after the Billboard Music Awards. Nick and Kevin Jonas were Joe's groomsmen, Diplo and Khalid were celeb witnesses and country duo Dan + Shay sang Sophie down the aisle.

Joe and Sophie's nuptials were good for biz ... Jesse tells us the chapel's already seen an influx of tourists coming to take pics. 

Screw a photo ... Sophie's ring pop wrapper is way cooler!

Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner We Got Hitched!!! ... With Elvis' Help

5/2/2019 6:51 AM PDT
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6:45 AM PT -- Jesse Grice, Reverend Elvis who officiated, tells TMZ he was booked for the wedding a week ago but wasn't told who was getting hitched. We're told Joe and Sophie booked the entire Chapel from 8 PM to 12 AM ... so no other weddings were going down. Grice says he recognized the Jonas Bros, but had no idea who Sophie Turner was because he doesn't watch "Game of Thrones."

Grice serenaded Joe and Sophie to "Viva Las Vegas" after the "I dos." 

BTW ... Joe and Sophie got married on what would have been the 52nd anniversary of the marriage between Elvis and Priscilla.

7:40 AM PT -- After the wedding, the night was just getting started. Joe and Sophie found their way back to their hotel, where they jumped in the Jacuzzi wearing their wedding duds.

Guess what happened last night? Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner got hitched, and their wedding could not have been more different than the Nick/Priyanka nuptials.

Here's the way it went down ... the Jonas Bros performed at the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night in Vegas, and afterwards they all beelined it for the Little White Wedding Chapel. Yup, Elvis is in the building.

You wouldn't know a wedding was going down by appearances, because Sophie didn't wear a wedding dress, although she looked super good in a white blouse and slacks.

So, there's inside the Chapel L'Amour, and the Elvis impersonator comes out and before long Joe and Sophie say to each other, "I promise you, I will never leave you. I will love and trust you all the days of my life, in sickness and in health, forever and ever."

Country stars Dan + Shay were there to sing Sophie down the aisle, and Joe's bros, Nick and Kevin, looked on as groomsmen ... and that was pretty much it.

They followed tradition and posed in front of the Cadillac at the Chapel and, of course, with the Reverend Elvis in red -- and they were husband and wife.

Oh, and this ... they exchanged ring pops as wedding bands!!!

Turns out they applied for a marriage license earlier in the day in Vegas. That doesn't necessarily mean the wedding wasn't planned -- they probably waited to make sure it all stayed secret.

A few celebs were on hand, including Diplo and Khalid ... the whole thing was super casual and pretty damn cool. BTW, Diplo captured the action inside the chapel on Instagram Live.

It COULD NOT have been more different from the endless wedding of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, which was beyond elaborate and lasted 9 years.

CONGRATS!!!!

Originally Published -- 4:03 AM PT

Diplo BBMAs, a Wedding and a Show ... Busy Night Capped Off with Halsey!!!

5/2/2019 7:49 AM PDT

Diplo had one hell of a night in Vegas ... with a lot of famous friends in the mix.

The DJ capped off an action-packed Thursday in Sin City by DJing a show at Wynn's Encore Beach Club ... which served as the official after-party of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Among the celebs who joined him onstage was Halsey -- who also performed at the BBMAs -- and she rocked a couple of her hits live, "Closer" and "Bad at Love." She told the crowd she was going big or going home ... and they ate it up.

Speaking of going big, Diplo's late-night set came after he attended the awards show at the Grand Garden Arena and then made his way over to the Little White Wedding Chapel ... to be one of the select few guests at Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's surprise wedding.

As we reported ... the couple got married by Reverend Elvis after the Jonas Bros performed just hours earlier at the BBMAs. Diplo captured the ceremony on his Instagram Live.

So, he can add wedding videographer to his resume.

Katherine Schwarzenegger Oprah Came To My Bridal Shower!!!

4/28/2019 10:32 AM PDT

Katherine Schwarzenegger enjoyed the company of a very special guest at her huge blowout bridal shower ... Oprah!!!

Oprah rolled up to Katherine's lavish bridal shower Saturday, with a giant gift box in hand and a huge smile on her face ... and the Big O was easily the biggest celeb there. 

Katherine's mother, Maria Shriver, hosted the party at her private estate ... and it was a pretty good looking crowd, because Katherine's super hot celeb friends, model Abby Champion and TV personality Whitney Port, also showed up to support the bride-to-be. 

Oprah and Maria have been friends for decades, ever since they worked on a show together back in the 70s.

It's kinda interesting ... Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt also rolled through, meaning Katherine's dad and fiance were at her bridal shower too. 

Arnold's having a crazy busy weekend ... he was a proud papa Saturday morning at his son, Joseph Baena's college graduation in Malibu.

Katherine and Chris starting dating last summer, and in January they announced their engagement.

Idris Elba Hitched in Morocco!!!

4/27/2019 6:57 AM PDT

Idris Elba had an impressive encore to his Coachella performance ... he got hitched!!!

Idris married model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco. They've been engaged for a year and a few months and sealed the deal Friday in Morocco.

The wedding was super elaborate. They said their "I do's" at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel in Marrakesh. The nuptials followed a lavish rehearsal dinner Thursday night.

The celebration had all the trappings ... even fire dancers.

It's not over yet. There's a big white party to celebrate Idris and Sabrina on Saturday night.

The actor has a 17-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. As for his new wife, Idris says the attraction is more than skin deep ... "She makes me laugh and we share common goals. She makes me happy. She makes me celebrate my successes and when I'm not too sure about stuff she makes me think."

Idris killed it at Coachella ... enthusiastically DJ'ing both weekends to huge crowds.

Congrats!!! Now onto James Bond, right? 

'Jane the Virgin' Spoiler Alert!!! Jane's Tying the Knot with ...

4/25/2019 6:57 AM PDT

Avert your eyes, "Jane the Virgin" fans, because we've got a potential spoiler for the fifth and final season ... even though it's probably not THAT much of a surprise.

If ya don't know ... in the very first episode of the show, Jane -- played by Gina Rodriguez -- accidentally gets pregnant via artificial insemination, and the unwitting biological father is her former teenage crush, Rafael -- played by Justin Baldoni.

Long story short -- the 2 grow closer as a result of their unique situation, and these pics seem to reveal ... it leads to marriage.

Gina and Justin were spotted shooting a wedding scene in L.A. Wednesday, and all signs point to Jane being the bride ... and Rafael being the groom.

Now, 'Jane' fans know she's been caught up in a love triangle for some time -- between Rafael and Michael -- so getting hitched to Raf is certain to delight ... and disappoint.

Then again, they could have been filming a dream sequence or some other curveball could come into play.

All we know is what we see in the photos.

The final season of "Jane the Virgin" premiered in March and the finale will air this summer. 

Nicolas Cage I'm Making 'Purple Rain' Mine Now!!! Can't Get Enough Karaoke

4/25/2019 12:20 AM PDT
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Something about "Purple Rain" speaks to Nicolas Cage's soul, because he hit up the same karaoke bar twice in 3 nights for 2 emotional renditions of Prince's hit ... which is now Nic's anthem.

We got this new vid of him pouring it all out on stage at what's clearly his favorite joint in L.A.'s Koreatown, and this time around it's way more over-the-top, angry and demonstrative than the first clip we got earlier this week. 

This performance went down last Friday, and you see Nic pacing around the room during what we'll graciously call ... his impassioned delivery of Prince's classic. We gotta say, he really went ALL out this time -- especially compared to his Sunday night gig.

Seems he toned it down a bit for the encore, but ya can't blame the guy for pouring his heart into the microphone ... he's going through some stuff. As we told you, Nicolas is trying to annul his recent quickie marriage of 4 days.

Some people pay $200/hr for a psychologist -- Nic prefers free karaoke therapy. Well, plus the cost of drinks, we're presuming.

Nic quickly soured on his new wife, Erika Koike, and filed for an annulment. He says they were bombed when they got hitched in Vegas and it was just the spur of the moment. There were signs the union was doomed ... Nic and Erika were fighting before AND after they tied the knot. 

Erika sees it another way ... she claims their marriage still counts and she wants his spousal support.

Nic and Erika didn't dance to "Purple Rain" on their wedding night -- as far as we know -- but he's sure singing the hell out of it now.

Rapper Ace Hood Puts a Ring On it ... New Fiancee's ECSTATIC!!!

4/24/2019 7:57 AM PDT
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Ace Hood surprised the hell outta his girl ... first by playing some Beyonce in the background before getting down on one knee and proposing to her!!!

The "Bugatti" rapper proposed to longtime GF, Shelah Marie, Tuesday night at Komodo Miami ... where Ace also surprised her by gathering around 20 of their closest friends. It started with dinner for two but morphed into an epic celebration when their friends witnessed the romantic proposal.

Check out the vid ... Shelah had no idea what was about to go down but she definitely was suspicious ... because Beyonce's "Formation" suddenly started blaring from the speakers. 

The proposal -- for good reason -- immediately triggered Shelah to go into dancing mode. The entire crew celebrated at the restaurant with Martell Cognac cocktails. 

Shelah, BTW, is a self-help guru. And, if anyone needed help last night, it was Shelah ... 'cause she had no idea which hand the ring was supposed to go on.

Congrats!!!

Nicolas Cage Angrily Sings 'Purple Rain' Following Split With Wife

4/23/2019 9:35 AM PDT

Nicolas Cage had something he clearly wanted to get off his chest when he hit up a karaoke bar ... because his rendition of "Purple Rain" was ... emotional.

Nic was at a joint Sunday in L.A.'s Koreatown when he tried his hand and vocal cords on the classic Prince song, and we're guessing the performance was fueled by his desire to annul his recent marriage of 4 days.

As we've reported ... Nic got sick and tired of his new wife, Erika Koike and filed for an annulment. He says they were wasted when they tied the knot in Vegas, and acted on impulse. There were signs it wasn't going to end well ... they got into a heated argument before walking down the aisle.

Erika doesn't see it that way ... she says the marriage was legit, she claims Nic asked her to come back to him, and she wants spousal support

As for "Purple Rain" ... Prince once broke it down like this, "Purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/God guide you through the purple rain.”

So, is Nic dedicating this song to Erika, or someone else???

Dina Lohan Online BF Buys Engagement Ring Relationship's Back On!!!

4/17/2019 1:54 PM PDT
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Dina Lohan is getting back together with her online boyfriend ... and she's got an engagement ring in her future.

It's another strange twist in Dina's relationship with Jesse Nadler ... they broke up last week after getting into a huge argument over another woman, but now their long-distance love is back on!!! 

Jesse tells TMZ ... Dina reached out to him on Sunday night and they hashed everything out. He says she apologized for wrongly accusing him of chatting up another lady, and now everything's fine and dandy. 

And, get this ... Jesse tells us he bought Dina an ENGAGEMENT RING, and he's going to give it to her when they finally come face-to-face for the first time. Talk about cutting to the chase. 

Of course, Jesse tells us he and Dina still don't have a date for when their big in-person meeting is finally going down. They've been kicking that can down the road for a while. 

Dina isn't the only one being lavished with gifts ... Jesse tells us Dina sent him a huge box of memorabilia from the 'Wendy Williams Show.' Dina was on a recent episode, and Jesse says she hooked him up with robes, mugs and other swag from the show -- plus some stuff for his mother, who is battling cancer. 

We'll see if these 2 ever meet for real for real -- and, as for the engagement ring. Sorry, Dina ... spoiler alert?

Marc Jacobs, Char Defrancesco We Got Hitched!!! ... In Front of Gaggle of Celebs

4/7/2019 7:41 AM PDT

Marc Jacobs got hitched to his longtime partner Saturday night, and a ton of celebs were on hand to celebrate.

The 55-year-old fashion designer tied the knot in NYC with Char Defrancesco ... a former model who is now a candlemaker. 

The event was a spectacle ... Marc and Char arrived at The Grill, where they had their lavish wedding reception, with Char wearing a crushed green velvet coat and bowtie.  

As for the guest list ... check it out -- Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Bette Midler, Kate Moss, Lil' Kim, Rita Ora, Kaia Gerber and Emily Ratajkowski to name a few. Guests scored customized vape pens as party favors.

Marc and Char met 3 years ago and got engaged in April 2018. Jacobs proposed to DeFrancesco ... at a Chipotle restaurant. When it comes to fast food, both Marc and Char say Chipotle is their jam.

When he proposed, he organized a flash mob of dancers to perform Prince's song, "Kiss."

Marc was smart ... he got married the day after Char's 37th birthday, so he won't have to keep a bunch of dates in his head.

Congrats!!! 

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