Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Vanity Fair: Facebook Founder’s Cheesy Wedding in the Shire


Even I don’t know what to say, so here it is: Sean Parker, the guy who destroyed the music business with Napster and then went on to help start Facebook, had this colossally nervy wedding in Big Sur. It resulted in all kinds of fines and donations to nature conservancies totaling $2.5 million. Now Vanity Fair has the story and pics from the Middle Earth bacchanal. Sting, as well as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetones, was hired to preform. (Ka ching!).

The guests included “friends” like Emma Watson, Olivia Munn, and Sean Lennon. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg did not attend. Mark Seliger took portraits of the guests, which are very nice. The pictures of the setting are astonishing, and frankly the whole thing looks like “Lord of the Rings: Walmart Edition.” But it’s quite a scoop, and a tale of American Gatsby in 2013. www. vanityfair.com.

Now the Parkers and their baby settle into their $25 million carriage house in the middle of my block here in Greenwich Village, where their mega SUVs are the constant topic of conversation from neighbors who are dealing with alternative side of the street parking. Like? Follow?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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