Over the weekend iconic director George Lucas and longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson were married. The couple were wed at Skywalker Ranch (where else?) on June 22 and had another ceremony at Chicago’s Promontory Park the following week. A number of ‘Star Wars’ alumni were there, including two Luke Skywalkers, Mark Hamill and Hayden Christensen, and the voice of Yoda, Frank Oz. Other notable guests were Chicago Mayer Rahm Emanuel, ‘CBS This Morning’ anchor Gayle King and Robin Williams.
Though Lucas had chosen the music for the ceremony, (I wonder if they walked down the aisle to Darth Vader’s “The Imperial March?”), Hobson wanted some very special entertainment for the reception: Prince rocked for 90 minutes, playing hits like “1999″ and “Little Red Corvette” for the couple and crowd. There were also purple clues scattered about as to who the big guest would be. Mellody wore Nina Ricci for the Chicago reception, and Peter Soronen for her California nuptials. May the force be with them!
So, remember when you didn’t care about Avril Lavigne getting engaged to rocker, and I use that term loosely, Chad Kroger? Well, you aren’t going to care about their wedding either, but we hear that it was a lavish affair. The couple officially tied the knot on Monday in the south of France, sources confirmed to US Weekly. A little over 100 guests watched the 28-year old Lavigne exchange vows with the 38-year old Kroger in a black wedding dress designed by Monique Lhuillier. Oh of course it was black. The ceremony was held in the gothic-themed Chateau de la Napoule medieval castle near Cannes. I’m sure we were all expecting some white trash get-together with kegs tied to the back of a pickup truck, oh well. Congrats!
Jessica Simpson gave birth to her second child on Sunday June 30, a son she named Ace Knute. Simpsons explained that the baby’s middle name is pronounced “Ka-nute” and is said to be the first name of her fiance Eric Johnson‘s Swedish paternal grandfather. Here I thought he was named after that little polar bear. Little Ace was delivered by C-Section in Los Angeles and is said to have a dimpled chin just like his dad. D’awww. Ace joins big sister Maxwell, who is 14 months old.