While we were busy putting away our white shoes, Mark Ronson snuck off and got married. The superstar producer wed Agent Provocateur model Josephine de la Baume in Aix de Provence, France on Saturday.
The It Couple didn’t disappoint in their wedding finery: Ronson wore a red and white candy-striped suit with a vest, sporting Ray-Bans, while the bride wore a low-cut Zac Posen gown with a short veil. We knew the beautiful couple were headed for the altar, once cool as an oyster Ronson had de la Baume appear in his 2010 video for “The Bike Song.”
Keith Richards Helps Save Radio Station
About the same time that the Black Eyed Peas were raising a million dollars for Fergie’s husband Josh Duhamel’s flood-ravaged hometown of Minot, ND, by headlining a charity concert this past weekend, Keith Richards was writing a check for a whopping $4,860 to help save a radio station that was struck by lightning.
According to a report in the Isle of Wight County Press, the Rolling Stone came to the aid of the community radio station after he heard reports that a lighting storm knocked out its receiver.
Angel Radio, which plays music from 1900-1969, was shocked when they opened an envelope and it contained a £3,000 check. Radio station director Bev Stewart told reporters that they had broadcasted an urgent appeal for funds, but had never had any contact with Richards before this.
“I don’t know if Keith listens to us on the Internet or maybe he tuned in when the Rolling Stones played the Isle of Wight Festival a few years ago, but we couldn’t believe it when we received his cheque in the post.” And of course they’re going to frame it. Did you have to ask?
The Sexy Beatle?
We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see the Martin Scorsese-directed Living in the Material World documentary on George Harrison, which premiered over Labor Day weekend at the Telluride Film Festival.
Always billed the “Quiet Beatle,” Scorsese proves that it really is the quiet ones you have to watch out for with previously unseen private letters, home movie footage, and revealing recollections.
Harrison’s widow Olivia, who produced the film with Scorsese, admitted on film that she struggled to keep the relationship with her husband on track, explaining she and Harrison “seemed like partners from the very beginning” and shared a strong interest in meditation. Their marriage survived a series of "hiccups.”
She went on to say, “He did like women and women did like him. If he just said a couple of words to you it would have a profound effect. So it was hard to deal with someone who was so well loved.” Something that also seemed to trouble his erstwhile best friend Eric Clapton, who comes forward with uncharacteristic candor to talk about how he felt envious of Harrison’s relationship with iconic model Pattie Boyd, and how he fell in love with and later married Boyd, for whom he famously penned “Layla.”
Even Paul McCartney chimed in. “I don’t want to say much, because he was a pal, but he liked the things that men like. He was red-blooded.” You’ll be able to find out exactly how red-blooded next month, when HBO debut’s George Harrison: Living in a Material World, on October 5 and 6, nearly a decade since he died of lung cancer.
Here's a trailer for the doc: