Friday, April 12, 2024

Clinton Wedding Slows Trains, Alicia Keys Wedding Guests Get Concert


The Chelsea Clinton wedding: we told you more about it on Friday than anyone. Vera Wang, the best men, etc. As it turned out, the biggest celebs were Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. I’m told that “Designing Women” producers Linda and Harry Thomason were there, too. But no Barbra, Oprah, etc. It was the guest list of the bride and groom.

The wedding slowed the trains up the Hudson Valley on Saturday morning. Trains crept along up at less than 10 mph. The explanation was because of the lockdown around Rhinebeck. And there were plenty of jets in the air, even on Sunday when it sounded–in Canaan, New York, an hour away–like pilots were breaking the sound barrier as they circled the Valley.

Meanwhile, a very pregnant Alicia Keys married hip hop producer Swizz Beatz in the Mediterranean. Her mom was there. Over the weekend guests were treated to some sort of classical concert at night. From the picture I saw, it looks very classy. Just like Alicia and her mom. I can only tell you that it’s now a decade since Alicia made her debut with Clive Davis. Her career has been one long skyrocket. She’s the most talented musician of her generation. It’s hard to believe she’ll turn 30 next January. Time flies! Mazel tov, Alicia and Swizz (real name Kasseem Dean).

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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