Faces & Names: Ford, Flockhart tie the knotHarrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have tied the knot — in a wedding presided over by New Mexico’s governor.
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart have tied the knot — in a wedding presided over by New Mexico’s governor.
Gov. Bill Richardson confirmed to the Associated Press that the couple, who have been together for several years and got engaged last year, were married at the governor’s mansion in Santa Fe.
Richardson presided over the ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the mansion on a hilltop along the northern edge of Santa Fe. Richardson has played host at the mansion to Spanish royalty, North Korean diplomats and other Hollywood stars, but this marked the first wedding there during his tenure.
Richardson isn’t ordained so he had some help from New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels to make Ford and Flockhart’s union official.
Known best to moviegoers as Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Ford’s career has spanned both acting and producing. In 1986, he was nominated for an Oscar for “Witness.”
Flockhart, the former “Ally McBeal” star, returned to series TV in 2006 with a role on the ABC drama “Brothers & Sisters.”
Tolerance through photography
Duluth native, artist and community activist Wing Young Huie (right) talks with UWS faculty member Beth Koralia at a workshop on teaching tolerance through photography at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday. Huie has been leading workshops in the Twin Cities as part of his “University Avenue Project” debuting this summer in St. Paul. He is taking the workshops north as part of his retro-spective exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute.
Palin, Johnston more cordial
There may be a thawing in relations between exes Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston.
John-ston’s manager, Tank Jones, said the two are spending more time together for their son’s sake. But Jones said they’re not back together.
The couple became a public face for teenage pregnancy amid Sarah Palin’s 2008 run for vice president. Bristol Palin is the eldest daughter of the former Alaska governor.
The teen couple broke up after son Tripp’s birth in December 2008, and the two have been to court over child support.
Jones said the two didn't speak for a while but have become more cordial.
Second Sheen car taken, dumped
For the second time in five months, a Mercedes-Benz owned by Charlie Sheen was stolen and sent off Mulholland Drive near his Santa Monica Mountains home, authorities said Tuesday.
Firefighters responding to a report of a traffic accident found the silver, 2010 Mercedes S600 about 100 feet down a brushy ravine about 3 a.m.
The car was running and its lights were on. Nobody was inside, and it showed no signs of forced entry, authorities said.
The car was found in the same area off Mulholland Drive where another Mercedes owned by Sheen was found on Feb. 5.
Someone apparently took the luxury car from Sheen's driveway, where it was parked Monday, and the star of TV's "Two and a Half Men" didn't know it was missing.
Jimmy Dean dies
Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, “Big Bad John,” and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died on Sunday in Richmond, Va. He was 81.
His wife, Donna Meade Dean, said her husband died at their Henrico County, Va., home.
She said he had some health problems but was still functioning well, so his death came as a shock. She said he was eating in front of the television. She left the room for a time and came back and he was unresponsive. She said he was pronounced dead at 7:54 p.m.
Born in 1928, Dean was raised in poverty in Plainview, Texas, and dropped out of high school after the ninth grade. He went on to a successful entertainment career in the 1950s and ’60s that included the nationally televised “The Jimmy Dean Show.”
In 1969, Dean went into the sausage business, starting the Jimmy Dean Meat Co. in his hometown. He sold the company to Sara Lee Corp. in 1984.
Jackson’s doc keeps license
A doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly administering a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic to pop icon Michael Jackson will keep his California medical license for now, a Los Angeles judge ruled Monday.
The ruling was a victory for Conrad Murray, whose lawyers argued he was financially “hanging on by a thread” and would be unable to adequately defend himself in the criminal case if he lost his income from practicing medicine.
Supervising Deputy Attorney General Trina L. Saunders argued that Murray’s actions in treating Jackson were so egregious the state medical board had “a right and an obligation to protect the public” by requesting to suspend his license.
But Pastor noted another judge at Murray’s arraignment in February had already considered what restrictions to place on the physician as part of his bail terms and had ordered him not to administer heavy sedatives or anesthetics.
Pastor said the law did not allow him to alter Murray’s bail terms unless there was a change in circumstances.
Howard honored with career achievement award
The Chicago International Film Festival has honored Academy Award-
winning director Ron Howard with a career achievement award.
Howard received the award Saturday night at a gala at the city’s Museum of Science and Industry. Howard has directed movies such as “Splash,” “Apollo 13,” “The Da Vinci Code” and “Backdraft.” He won the Academy Award for best director in 2002 for “A Beautiful Mind.”
Goldthwait fends off reality TV
Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait says he does standup so he can stay off reality television programs.
The 48-year-old told Minnesota Public Radio that doing standup also gives him the freedom to do movies.
He said many people think he’s dead. But he’s been writing and directing TV shows and movies. His latest movie, “World’s Greatest Dad,” is a dark comedy about a writer who launches a career by faking his dead son’s journals.
He said he’s stopped trying to write what he thinks will get made. He said he wants to make movies that interest him, even if they make audiences uncomfortable.
Goldthwait performed at the Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis on Friday and Saturday.
Foster denies attacking youth
Jodie Foster is speaking out through her rep after the father of a 17-year-old claimed that the actress attacked his son last month at a Los Angeles shopping center, calling it “a complete fabrication,” according to msnbc.com
Last week, Radar Online reported that Foster had been accused of battery by a 17-year-old.
“Jodie Foster attacked my son at the parking lot at The Grove,” the 17-year-old’s father claimed to the website. “Jodie pushed and shoved him leaving scratches and bruises on his arm.”
According to Foster’s rep, the 17-year-old was a photographer who was trying to snap pictures of the actress with her children.
Big help from a big check
Students at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Superior will benefit from this big check from the Twin Ports Chapter Construction Specification Institute. The institute has a scholarship endowment that supports four annual scholarship awards to students enrolled in WITC’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning) and Technical Studies programs. Shown at right at the check presentation are (from left) TPCCSI and WITC-Superior representatives: Diane Vertin, Duane Lasley, Anita King, Gary Tridgell, Gayle Taylor and Garry Krause.
The trials of Jesse James
Jesse James is getting his day in court. Quite a few of them, actually.
The biker businessman and estranged husband of Sandra Bullock was a fixture in a Los Angeles courtroom this week, where he’s involved in dueling lawsuits with an apparel manufacturer and distributor.
James, 41, is scheduled to testify and is expected to attend all the proceedings. The case, with millions of dollars on the line, is far from the only one involving James. It is, however, one that centers on his business rather than his personal life.
He is also embroiled in a custody dispute in neighboring Orange County with his ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder. James had been expected to attend a hearing in that case next week, but it may be postponed.
There’s also James’ ongoing divorce from Bullock playing out in Austin, Texas. No proceedings have been scheduled in that case.
Bullock filed for divorce in April after several women claimed they had extramarital affairs with James.
James is the owner of West Coast Choppers, a custom motorcycle shop in Long Beach, Calif.
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