Honoring James Earl Jones
You are hereby commanded to remember that "SideShow" favorite James Earl Jones, 81, is this year's winner of the Marian Anderson Award. The award gala is Nov. 19. What a show! Jones will be there. So will the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Macelaru. The gala host will be Philly's own Terrence Howard. Lawrence Brownlee will sing, and Phylicia Rashad and Viola Davis also will be along. Tickets went on sale Monday, at www.philorch.org, the Kimmel Center box office, or Ticket Philadelphia, 215-893-1999.
Yay for those marrying celebs!
Not a bad place to get married, if you have to. Or want to. Blake Lively ( Gossip Girl) married her sweetiepantaloons Ryan Reynolds on Sunday at Boone Hall Plantation, a working plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C. That's where the 2004 Nicholas Sparks romantic boo-hooer The Notebook was filmed. Remember? Starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams? Boone Hall played the summer home of Rachel's character. Nice little fixer-upper.
Blake/Ryan sniffed the prettiest flowers in the field pre-matrimony, OK? Blake's history includes Penn Badgley, then Ryan Gosling for a bit, then she meets Reynolds while filming The Green Lantern. After a summer fling with Leo DiCaprio - and who wouldn't? - she then makes it public with Reynolds. And he can count Alanis Morissette and Scarlett Johansson among his formers. Happy Marital Arts, you two.
Speaking of happy wishes, "SideShow" salutes Cobie Smulders ( How I Met Your Mother), who wed Taran Killam of SNL on Saturday at a guest ranch in Solvang, Calif. They announced their engagement in January 2009 and have daughter Shaelyn Cado, 31/2. Several were the stars at the wedding: Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris (with partner David Burtka and adopted twins Harper and Gideon, both 22 months old), and Joe Manganiello.
News from the rap-hop cosmos
A Twitterstorm may (?) claim the career of hip-rapster Lupe Fiasco. Chicago rapper Chief Keef is tusslin' with Lupe over anti-lady language in rap lyrics, CK saying no big and Lupe wanting love, light, and pretty dandelions for all. Nasty tweets shot at Lupe from CK's account. But then Lupe tweeted his coming album "probably will be my last" and that "My first true love was literature so i will return to that . . . lupe fiasco ends here . . . " Now CK says his Twitter account was hacked. (His account fired indelicate missives at Lil JoJo, too.) . . .
What, now? Lil Wayne is suing Quincy Jones III, who produced The Carter, a documentary on Lil Wayne and his monster album Tha Carter III, for using . . . Lil Wayne's music? Huh? Lil says he never gave permission to use "Lollipop," "Mr. Carter," and other songs from the album. Weird: The flick has footage of Lil Wayne, so he gave his consent for that . . . but not for the music? That makes no yes sense hello at all. Sources Who Say They Are Informed say the real thing is, Lil Wayne doesn't like the movie's dark view of him. Hey, Q3 - use an all- Mozart soundtrack. Nicely surreal.
The small side of big news
A shout-out to Ethan Landry, 26, Bryn Mawr and Haverford High alum, a film star now! His first movie, Stealing Las Vegas, debuted at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. It also stars Eric Roberts and is produced by Roger Corman. You go, Ethan! . . . Amy Poehler and Will Arnett have separated after a longer-than-the-national-average nine-year marriage. Informed Sources call it amicable. Yeah, and Niagara falls up. . . . Oh, too bad: "SideShow" favorite Jonah Hill has split from gf Ali Hoffman, daughter of Dustin. . . . For Season 38, Saturday Night Live keeps the Second City pipeline gushing, with three SC alums added: Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Tim Robinson. . . . Saturday morning, normal thing at Miley Cyrus' L.A. pad: Guy broke in, says he was a friend. For some reason, she denied it to police, who arrested Jason Luis Rivera, charged him with trespassing, and took away his scissors.
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