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Neil Patrick Harris Marries David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris Marries David Burtka

David Burtka (left) and Neil Patrick Harris

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09/08/2014 AT 09:15 AM EDT

After 10 years and two kids together, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka got married on Saturday.

“We happily confirm that Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were married in Italy in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their close friends and family,” Harris’s representative tells PEOPLE.

Confirmed Harris on Twitter: “Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the ‘n’ and ‘d’ in ‘husband.’ “

Wearing custom Tom Ford tuxedos, the How I Met Your Mother star, 41, and Burtka, 39, wed with close friend and mentor Pam Fryman, the long-time director of How I Met Your Mother, officiating.

Also taking part in the celebration were the couple’s fraternal twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott, 3½.

One highlight of the festive evening was a special performance at the reception by Sir Elton John.

The couple were thrilled in 2011 when New York legalized gay marriage and paved the way for their eventual nuptials.

“It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!!” Harris Tweeted at the time, adding, “David and I did propose to each other, but over five years ago! We’ve been wearing engagement rings for ages, waiting for an available date.”

Looks like they found one.


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Kendall Jenner Poses Nude, Neil Patrick Harris Is Married + More of Today’s First Dibs

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Fans are outraged over Kendall Jenner‘s latest nude photos, Neil Patrick Harris ties the knot, Chicago Fire’s Molly Glynn passed away in a tragic accident, and more of today’s First Dibs.

  • Neil Patrick Harris said “I do” to longtime boyfriend David Burtka in Italy. [Gossip Cop]
  • Chicago Fire star Molly Glynn died in a biking accident at 46. [Extra]
  • Charlie Hunnam reveals passing up the Fifty Shades of Grey role was a “really, really difficult time” in his life. [Moviefone]
  • An alternate ending of How I Met Your Mother has been released. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Miles Teller gets candid on Viagra use. [Elle]
  • Zachary Quinto says the Girls cast is like “the cool kids in high school.” [Vulture]
  • Stars come out for Joan Rivers‘ funeral. [Huffington Post]

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  • Did Lindsay Lohan steal the app Spotted Friend? [TMZ]
  • Fran Drescher married email inventor Dr. Shiva Ayyudari over the weekend. [Popsugar]
  • George Clooney says he will marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy in the next two weeks. [Yahoo UK]

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Royal Baby’s Name and Sex: Bookmakers Taking Bets

09/08/2014 AT 08:40 AM EDT

The bets are on!

On the same day that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared their happy news that Kate is pregnant with their second child, bookmakers are already taking wagers on everything from the child’s sex to his or her prospective name.

According to U.K bookmakers Ladbrokes, Prince George is more likely to be joined by a baby brother, with odds of 4:5 in comparison to an even money shot for a baby sister.

James (Kate’s brother’s name) is the early favorite for a first name, with odds at 6:1. Arthur, Elizabeth and Victoria are the second most likely options, at 8:1.

“The Royal Baby betting frenzy is back in full swing,” says Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes, adding “with one correct gamble already in the bag, punters are quickly reinvesting their winnings on the couple having a second son called James.”

And should be anyone be excited at the prospect of more than one baby arriving come next spring, it’s unlikely. The odds are 20:1 for twins and 100:1 for triplets!


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Why Lifetime’s Brittany Murphy Movie Is a Disgrace To her Legacy

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 By Christopher Rosa

Lifetime aired its buzzed-about biopic on the late Brittany Murphy — aptly titled The Brittany Murphy Story — Saturday night. Controversy reached a fever pitch last week when Murphy’s father Angelo Bertolotti told Examiner he is “outraged” by the “hideous, unauthorized, and completely untrue” film. However, after watching the movie, he isn’t too far off-base. 

The Brittany Murphy Story is bad, and that’s an understatement. The film is plagued by poor acting (yes, even for Lifetime), choppy time jumps, and tonal inconsistencies. If we’re to believe Lifetime, Murphy (played by Amanda Fuller) was a too-trusting, insecure victim to paparazzi and shady con-artists namely, her husband Simon Monjack who died five months after Murphy in the same room from the same cause. The film is more exploitative than exploratory. Is any of this true? We might never know, but fans certainly shouldn’t be happy about it.

Below we broke down our seven largest grievances with The Brittany Murphy Story. They range from trivial (someone please explain the wig chosen for the “Alicia Silverstone” character)  to important   are we seriously not going to discuss Oscar-winning films like Girl, Interrupted (1999) or 8 Mile (2002)?  Take a look, and let us know what you think about the network’s latest biopic in the comments below.

The acting is dreadful. 

It’s Lifetime, so the bar wasn’t set too high, but the performances in The Brittany Murphy Story do not even pass for “so bad, they’re good.” They’re just really bad. The reaction Murphy gives when she finds out she’s been cast in Clueless (her big break) is so tepid and awkward, it’s like she found out Applebee’s added a new soup/salad combination to its menu. “Oh, that’s great.”

Some of Murphy’s greatest film roles go unacknowledged. 

We understand Lifetime had a time limit and couldn’t give all Murphy’s movies attention, but we have bones to pick with the ones ignored (and highlighted, for that matter). Sin City (2005), Girl, Interrupted, and 8 Mile — three of Murphy’s most acclaimed works — are ignored completely. There’s also no mention of fan favorites like Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) or Riding in Cars with Boys (2001). But the movie that gets the most attention? 2003′s Just Married, co-starring Ashton Kutcher. The two briefly dated after the project, but still: It wasn’t her best work nor a pivotal part of her life. We wanted to learn more about her relationship with Eminem!


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