Published August 18, 2008
LOS ANGELES – After many years together, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi finally tied the knot on Saturday.
The TV talk-show host and the Aussie actress were married in an intimate ceremony at their Hollywood home on Saturday evening, attended by just 19 of their closest friends and family, People magazine reports.
While Portia played the role of the princess and went all-out with a wedding gown, Ellen opted for white pants and a long-sleeved shirt and vest as they walked down the aisle.
“I just want to say congratulations to them and I’m so happy for them and everyone else who gets to celebrate their love for each other,” "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera told Pop Tarts at Saturday night's 3rd Annual “Hot in Hollywood” event to benefit HIV/AIDS Awareness.
Funny enough, VH1’s Tila Tequila seemed to think it was strange she wasn’t invited to the ceremony.
“I wish I was there, but I just want to say 'I love you Ellen and Portia,'” she squealed while squeezing her own girlfriend Courtney Semel’s hand. “I’m going to send you flowers ‘cos I can’t be there!”
“Grey’s Anatomy” star T.R. Knight and his beau Mark Cornelsen also sent their well wishes to the newlyweds. But although Knight is pretty smitten with Cornelson, wedding bells won’t be chiming in the near future.
“We’ve only been together eight months, so we’ll have to wait and see,” he said with a smile.
Kim Kardashian Admits She’s Dirty
Ironically, Kim Kardashian has emerged from her weekend in Sin City cleaner than she was before, thanks to taking a bath (on stage) at the Pussycat Dolls Lounge on Friday night.
The brunette beauty was a guest performer with the sexy troupe, and at the stroke of midnight she sent the hotspot into a spin when she strutted out in a white-and-pink ensemble carrying a beach ball and announced that she was “feeling a bit dirty."
With the support of her mother and sisters in the audience, Kardashian then jumped into the lounge’s beautiful bathtub and seductively splashed around. Strangely, the screen siren wasn’t too comfortable presenting herself in a skimpy outfit and she had to have a special talk with the Pussycat Dolls' creator Robin Antin during rehearsals.
“Wearing very little like others have done in the past just isn’t something I want to do,” Kardashian told Tarts. “But I’m going to talk to Robin and I’m sure we can work something out that's sexy but not too revealing.”
Audrina’s Date With 'Down Under,' DiCaprio Goes Girlfriend-Free
Speaking of past Pussycat performers, Audrina Patridge was also spotted at the Strip over the weekend. “The Hills” hottie boosted her bank balance on Saturday night by hosting the party at the new Christian Audigier The Nightclub (dressed head-to-toe in Betsy Johnson).
Patridge spent the night cozying up to her new Australian BMX beau Cory Bohan (hang on, just last week we saw her getting sloppy with Justin Bobby?)
Meanwhile, a girlfriend-free Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted tucking into a big meal at Monte Carlo’s Brand Steakhouse on Friday night before “trying” to make a sneaky, low-key entrance into the uber-classy nightspot The Bank at the Bellagio.
It’s just as well someone recognized him, as most guys probably wouldn’t be allowed in donning jeans and a baseball cap with an all-male entourage.
New Kids on the Block are also obviously enjoying the fruits of their comeback as it has probably been quite a while since this boyband was booked to host a big-time bash. The boys spent their Saturday night celebrating member Donnie Wahlberg’s 39th birthday at JET nightclub and toasted as their new single entitled “Single” pumped through the sound system.
Pop Tarts Makes Molly Sims Cry at Own Party
Molly Sims was all smiles as she strutted down the red carpet to host the recent 5th Annual Friends of El Faro Event in Hollywood, which raised funds for the Children of Tijuana Casa Hogar Sion Orphanage. But the former “Las Vegas” star started to cry when she stopped to talk to Pop Tarts.
“When I went there (to the orphanage) for the first time, I realized what my money did, what it didn’t do and what it could do,” a teary Sims told Pop Tarts. “It made me realize 110 kids were relying on me, and you learn what it is really like to bust your ass.”
Sims also confessed her longtime Hollywood crush — Paul Newman.
“It’s so sad, he’s still my crush and always will be,” she said. “He’s holding on, he’s fantastic.”
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