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Monday, July 30, 2007

Wedding tidbits -- the music and the smelling salts
Hot Rize Performs at Steve Martin's Wedding

The bluegrass band Hot Rize performed at actor Steve Martin's wedding on Saturday (July 28) in Los Angeles. The guests, including Tom Hanks and Diane Keaton, initially thought they were attending a dinner party but instead found themselves watching Martin marry journalist Anne Stringfield. Original Hot Rize members Tim O'Brien, Pete Wernick and Nick Forrester, as well as guitarist David Grier, started the ceremony with "Romance Is a Slow Dance." O'Brien then offered an Irish jig, "Sheebeg and Sheemore," for a processional, followed by the band's "Cripple Creek" for the recessional. A banjo player and bluegrass fan, Martin sat in with the band after dinner, playing along with "The Crow" and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."

surprise weddings are the new secret marriages

Steve Martin lures his high-powered pals to his house with promises of a "party," then proceeds to blow his guests' minds by marrying his much-younger girlfriend. Rumor has it that old friend Tom Hanks had to be revived with smelling salts after fainting dead away from the unexpected shock. [AP]

12:04 PM ON MON JUL 30 2007


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