Mad Men co-stars quietly wed

Mad Men co-stars marry; duo sentenced in Paul Walker theft; Helen Mirren returns to Broadway; Jack Antonoff has some famous friends helping on his side project and Ron Howard has fun promoting next year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Actors Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / AFP
Actors Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images / AFP

Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser and former Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel managed to keep their wedding in June a secret until this week, when Bledel’s representative confirmed the ceremony to People.

The couple met when Bledel, 32, guest-starred as an unstable romantic temptation for 35-year-old Kartheiser’s married character.

“They are such a yin and yang,” their co-star, Elisabeth Moss, told People last March. “I’ve known Vinny for 12 years and Alexis is just the sweetest. I’ve never seen Vincent like this. It is really cool.” -The National staff

Jack Antonoff spins off from fun

Jack Antonoff is spinning off from his chart-topping band fun and he’s recruited some big-time backup for his solo side project: Yoko Ono and Lena Dunham.

The 30-year-old guitarist has taken a break from the Grammy Award-winning pop-rock trio for his project Bleachers, releasing the album Strange Desire last month. Ono makes an appearance on the record, and his Girls-starring girlfriend directed the music video for lead single I Wanna Get Better, currently Number 1 on Billboard’s alternative songs chart.

“She’s a great director,” he said of Dunham. “I didn’t have to worry about it because I knew she would handle it, whereas sometimes with other videos you’re scared like, ‘Is this going to be right?’ ... I, just for once in my life, got to do nothing.”-Associated Press

Helen Mirren to bring ‘The Audience’ to Broadway

Broadway, prepare for the arrival of a queen – Helen Mirren is bringing The Audience to New York City.

Producers of Peter Morgan’s play said Wednesday that Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in the work that wowed London audiences and earned the actress an Olivier Award.

The Audience imagines the private weekly meetings between the monarch and Britain’s prime ministers – 12 in all – over her six-decade reign. In the play, the queen grows from a tentative 20-something to wise octogenarian while retaining a core of solitude. Previews in New York start February 17 and it will run through June at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry.-Associated Press

Ron Howard offers filmmaking tips in Tribeca video

Ron Howard is letting aspiring filmmakers in on his secrets – and into his hotel room – in a video released by New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. The 60-year-old Oscar winner stars in Leading by Example, a digital short released in conjunction with the festival’s call for submissions Wednesday. Howard first appears in pyjamas in the four-minute video, inviting the camera into his hotel suite. His first tip? “Salt baths keep your skin baby-soft for decades.”

While wearing a robe, Howard sketches out a mathematical formula for directing that he developed during A Beautiful Mind. Finally dressed, he prepares for the challenge of filmmaking by intentionally putting rocks in his shoes to “maintain a steady baseline of discomfort”.

The Tribeca Film Festival is set for April 15-26 next year.-Associated Press

No contest pleas in theft of Paul Walker car part

Two men have pleaded no contest to stealing part of the Porsche in which the Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died.

Los Angeles County prosecutors said Wednesday that 26-year-old Anthony Janow and 18-year-old Jameson Witty each pleaded no contest to grand theft, destroying evidence and obstructing a peace officer.

Neither defendant had a deal with prosecutors. The judge suggested each would receive about six months in jail.

Walker and driver Roger Rodas died Nov. 30 when their Porsche Carrera GT crashed in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita. Prosecutors say Janow and Witty stole a roof panel from the car while a tow truck was stopped at a red light. Prosecutors say a sheriff’s deputy had told them they could not take any part of the vehicle. -Associated Press

Published: August 7, 2014 04:00 AM


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