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Friday
Apr222011

From Kevin Smith to Kathy Griffin, Celebs Will Marry You

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- From The Bachelor and Bridezillas to Prince William and Kate, couples want weddings that reflect their own style. And when it comes to picking an officiate, they're looking beyond friends, siblings and Elvis impersonators. Now they want celebrities themselves.

Forget Robin Williams, Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman -- they do it only in the movies (License to Wed, Keeping the Faith and Doubt, respectively). We're talking B-List here -- Tori Spelling, for example -- or, in one case, D-List: Kathy Griffin has worked the gig, though not without her signature earthiness.

"You may screw the bride," Griffin once said during a ceremony.

The real altar-ego belongs to movie writer-director-actor Kevin Smith, who's doing for holy matrimony what in the '90s he did for film comedy: make it more fun by making it more indie -- and a lot dirtier. Smith's weddings take place in the 50-seat Hollywood theater he calls SModcastle. Each becomes part of a regular podcast.

Take recent clients Michael and Scott, who had a hockey-themed wedding. The grooms wore hockey jerseys, and the invitations were designed as hockey game tickets.

"If you notice, it has the date 2011, the row is 2 and the seat is 12, so it's 2-12-2011," Michael said. "It's pretty ingenious."

The happy couple had been together for 16 years without an official ceremony. Their boldface-name officiant liked the idea, too.

"If you are getting married in hockey jerseys, and you are making me wear a referee jersey, and you are gay ... we are in for a great show," Smith said.

So they were. Michael and Scott exchanged vows sporting fake cuts and bruises that make-up artists had applied backstage. Like the grooms, the guests wore hockey jerseys. When they faced the altar, Smith led them through an off-the-cuff Q&A that was as prurient as possible.

Then came the big moment, with Smith declaring: "By the power invested in me by the almighty Universal Life Church, which anybody can just [do] online by the way, and this here building being SModcastle, I now pronounce you and Scott married!"

At the reception, which was at their home, Michael and Scott were delighted by their decision to have a celebrity tie their knot.

"Normally you have to compromise this way or that way, and this was absolutely no compromise," Michael said. "It was exactly the way we wanted it."

So how much does it cost to have a "celebrity wedding" of your own? In Smith's case, not as much as you might think: The wedding ceremony cost $5,000.

"Show me another $5,000 wedding," Smith said, "other than an elopement."

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Wednesday
Dec082010

Khloe Kardashian: TSA Pat-Downs Akin to ‘Public Rape’

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Actor-director Kevin Smith has spoken out against air travel again, and this time he's joined by Khloe Kardashian and Baywatch babe Donna D'Errico.
 
Smith, who was deemed too fat to fly by Southwest Airlines earlier this year, tweeted his ire about missing a Virgin Airlines flight Monday despite arriving at the gate with first-class tickets minutes before his scheduled departure.
 
Meanwhile, Kardashian is drawing fire for comments she made Monday comparing the process of passing through airport security to being raped in public.

"Well, they basically are just raping you in public," she told George Lopez on his TBS show.

Kardashian said she opted for a pat-down because she didn't want the "X-ray to see everything," but was shocked at how aggressive the screener was.

"They say, 'OK, I'm going to be patting you down and I'm going to be touching the crease of your a--.' That is so inappropriate," she told Lopez, adding, "They are so aggressive and forceful."

Former Baywatch star D'Errico was more reserved discussing her recent experience with airport screening but still questioned why she was singled out for what she called a "naked scan."

"It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive," D'Errico, who posed for the September 1995 issue of Playboy, told AOL News on Monday.

She said a TSA agent told her sarcastically that she was being singled out, "'Because you caught my eye, and they' -- pointing to the other passengers -- 'didn't.'"

D'Errico said she was "outraged" to see the agent "smiling and whispering with two other TSA agents and glancing" at her after the scan.

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