Tattle: Sir Paul weds again

Paul McCartney and bride Nancy Shevell arrive at Marylebone Town Hall for their wedding.
Paul McCartney and bride Nancy Shevell arrive at Marylebone Town Hall for their wedding. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Posted: October 10, 2011

FOR THE SECOND TIME in his life, Sir Paul McCartney was married in London's Old Marylebone Town Hall.

In 1969 the bride was American Linda Eastman. Yesterday, on what would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday, he married another American, Nancy Shevell, in a simple civil ceremony in front of close family and friends. (McCartney's infamous marriage to Heather Mills took place in a big-bucks ceremony at a remote Irish castle.)

The former Beatle, 69, raised his wife's hand in triumph as they walked down the steps after they tied the knot. Sir Paul wore a blue suit with a pale-blue, skinny tie. Shevell, 51, wore an elegant, ivory gown cut just above the knee, with a white flower in her long dark hair.

The dress was designed by McCartney's daughter, Stella, who also helped decide on the three-course vegetarian feast - no mini-hot dogs? - served to guests at the reception at McCartney's home in St. John's Wood. Among the guests were Beatrice, McCartney's daughter with Mills, Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (and his wife, Barbara Bach) and Barbara Walters, a second cousin of the bride, who may have been the matchmaker behind their fix-up four years ago in the Hamptons.

TATTBITS

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, says his 94-year-old wife will undergo yet another operation at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center, where she also is being treated for an infection.

Von Anhalt said yesterday that doctors plan to reattach a tube in Zsa Zsa's stomach. Although she is not speaking or responding, von Anhalt called his wife a "fighter" and says he's "very optimistic."

* According to Heritage

Auctions, a sale of more than 700 costumes, scripts, awards and memorabilia from the estate of John Wayne brought in $5.4 million.

Again showing that there's still plenty of money out there somewhere, the green wool beret Wayne wore in "The Green Berets" went for $179,250, and a cowboy hat worn in "Big Jake" and "The Cowboys" fetched $119,500.

The items had been kept by Wayne's family since his death in 1979. A portion of the proceeds will be used by the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

* Sony's movie studio is in final

talks to acquire the movie rights to Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Deadline.com reported that the studio is negotiating to pay about $1 million for the rights to the project.

* The Hollywood Reporter says

Shirley MacLaine has been chosen to receive the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award at a gala tribute next June 7.

MacLaine made her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble With Harry" in 1955. She won a best-actress Oscar for "Terms of Endearment" in 1984.

And she was awesome in "The Apartment."

* "The Simpsons" have settled.

The animated series was renewed Friday for two more seasons - nos. 24 and 25.

Each voice actor on the show makes a reported $8 million a year - so any one of them could have bought John Wayne's beret - but Fox had said the show could not continue without a pay cut, believed to be 45 percent.

The Hollywood Reporter said the actors accepted a 30 percent chop.

Character voicer Harry Shearer, who conceded that his salary was "ridiculous by any normal standard," had said he'd told producers he'd be willing to accept a 70 percent pay cut, but in return wanted "a tiny share" of the billions of dollars in profits the show has earned. The show's creators, Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, have profit participation, but the actors have been rebuffed in efforts to join them.

That show sure generates a lot of "D'oh."

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


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