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Portia de Rossi to Become Portia DeGeneres, Years After they Wed!

Aug10

Remember when Heidi Klum took Seal's surname... 4 years after they married?  Well the fashionable couple may have been jump-starting a trend, because now Portia de Rossi is taking Ellen DeGeneres' name... over two years since they wed! [via TMZ]

Maybe it's a model thing: Portia was a model before she became an actress, turning in hilarious performances in Scream 2 and "Arrested Development," and of course Heidi Klum is Heidi freakin' Klum!

Name-changing has been in the news a lot lately, from those who think brides should be forced by law to take their husband's name, to grooms taking their brides' names, to both keeping their own names or hyphenating.  It's a lot to consider.

For more on changing your name, from timing to paperwork to "rules," click here.


John Corbitt will Marry Bo Derek Very Soon!

Jun07

Sex & The City hunk John Corbitt will marry 80s megastar Bo Derek (aka 'the perfect 10') "in the not too distant future."

Appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly on Friday, Corbett gave the scoop about their marriage plans:

"We went to a party and we were talking about maybe doing it one day. First time we've talked about it in eight years!"

Dating for almost a decade without moving to the next step may seem strange, but Derek was hitched before to actor John Derek, until his death.  She never planned on marrying again, but Corbett (who's never married) seems to be warming her to the idea:

"Why not? Yeah, we'll do that one day. For sure. In the not-too-distant future," he told Kelly Ripa.

We expect to say "Congratualtions Bo and John!" before long!


Twilight and Harry Potter Stars Engaged!

May10

After starring in two of the most popular film series of recent years, Bonnie Wright and Jamie Campbell Bower are reportedly engaged following a whirlwind romance!

Wright, 19, plays Ron Weasley's sister Ginny in the Harry Potter films. Bower, 21, played the vampire Caius in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. They will appear together in November's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in which Bower portrays Gellert Grindelwald.

Congratulations Bonnie & Jamie!


Not Lightly Given: A Perfect Wedding Pop Song

Mar03

OWD's Radio Romance: Highlighting songs you may not have considered yet for your wedding playlist.  Whether you dance to them at your reception or just play them while you plan, they'll help set the perfect mood.

This week: Boh Runga covers Chris Knox's Not Given Lightly

Chris Knox has had a major influence on Indie Rock, although not much commercial success.  The godfather of the celebrated New Zealand rock scene, both as a solo artist and with bands such as the Tall Dwarfs, Knox has built up an impressive discography since the early '80s, but Not Given Lightly (from '97) might be his most lovely tune.  Written for his partner Barbara, it features an understated sweetness and intelligence that is more and more rare in modern pop.  It's been covered by bands like Pearl Jam, and the APRA lists it as one of the 'best songs of all time.'

This past summer, Knox had a stroke.  To help pay for his mounting medical fees, a tribute album was prepared, featuring some of the independent music scene's biggest names: The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, Yo La Tengo, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum and more.

Boh Runga covered Not Given Lightly, and gave Knox's lo-fi love song a pop sheen perfect for weddings: All the genuine romance remains, but with a sexy swagger that's perfect for dancing close.


Are Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Engaged?

Oct04

Although engagement rumors have been swirling around the glamorous Oscar-winning couple since April, a friend now confirms that Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem are in fact engaged.

Check it out here!

Now we're even more excited to check out Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces this fall.  Check out a glowing Penelope Cruz in the trailer above.  Congratulations to them both!


Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal Reportedly Engaged!

Mar18

Reese Witherspoon has finally agreed to take Jake Gyllenhaal's hand in marriage, according to reports. This, of course, is after Gyllenhaal had already asked her twice! The third time really is the charm!

Check it out!


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