It’s the classic fairytale: Boy meet girl. Girl poses nude in boy’s magazine. Boy falls in love with girl. And after an attempted wedding, breakup, and reconciliation, boy and girl tie the knot in a New Year's Eve wedding. Okay, okay. Maybe it’s not your typical fairytale, but for new bride Crystal Harris Hefner, life is pretty magical right about now. 86-year-old Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner married 26-year-old Crystal Harris Monday night in an intimate ceremony at the infamous Beverly Hills mansion. And guess what? The bride wore pink!
Pink wedding dresses seem to the hot new thing in bridal couture these days, and Harris looked lovely in a blush mermaid gown designed by Romona Keeveza. The Femme Fatale lingerie shop owner tweeted a full-length mirror shot of the body-hugging strapless gown early Tuesday morning.
But that’s not the only peek we got into the Hefners’ big day. The bride and groom took to Twitter to share oodles of details from their New Year's Eve nuptials.
The couple exchanged their vows underneath an arch of pink, purple, and white flowers at the bottom of the mansion’s iconic double stairway surrounded by a small group of family and friends.
Harris also revealed the playlist that set the tone for newlyweds’ romantic evening. “The harpist and flutist did an amazing job last night. They played 'As Time Goes By,' 'Because You Loved Me,' 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' and 'Chasing Cars.' They continued to play through the night as guest arrived for the big annual NYE party,” Harris tweeted.
After the couple exchanged their vows it was time to party! According to Us Weekly, Hefner and Harris joined their guests — including Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney, Gene Simmon and Jon Lovitz — at the joint wedding reception/annual New Year's Eve bash. The party, which lasted well into Tuesday morning, was done in an Art Deco theme, and Jazz singer Brenna Whitaker graced the party with multiple performances.
Despite the couple’s rocky past, Harris stresses to Us Weekly that their marriage will last through better or worse. “When the wedding didn't work out the first time, it was because of me. I needed to explore out there and take the time away [from Hef and the Mansion]. The time away really helped make me realize that where I'm meant to be is here with Hef," Harris says. "Our relationship is better than it ever has been before. I'm very happy and Hef's very happy and we're excited.
In fact he was so excited, the magazine tycoon was the first to tweet out the debut picture of Mr. and Mrs. Hefner. "Crystal & I married on New Year's Eve in the Mansion with [brother] Keith as my Best Man. Love that girl!"
What do you think of the new Mr. and Mrs. Hefner? Were you a fan of Harris’ pink gown? Bunny hop on down to the comments and share your thoughts!
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Pop idol Justin Bieber recently sparked controversy when he poked fun at the prince and suggested he should try taking hair loss drug Propecia to stave off baldness, which has blighted the males in his family, but Dr. Asim Shahmalak insists the heir to the throne's receding hairline is no laughing matter.
He suggests Propecia could halt the royal's problem, but it would not restore his lost hair.
Shahmalak, who runs the Crown Clinic in Manchester, England, tells WENN, "He would have to take Propecia for the rest of his life and it would not help him to grow new hair."
And he doesn't think Bieber's idea is a great one: "Around two per cent of patients who take Propecia suffer side effects,
such as the loss of libido."
But the hair doctor has urged the prince to do something or risk becoming completely bald on the top of his head by the age of 40.
He adds, "Prince William has been losing his hair since he was 25. His hair loss is even worse than his father's, and obviously his grandfather Philip is bald too. That is a strong family gene.
"Prince William has quite fine light brown hair. To restore the hair on the top of his head to a reasonable level of density, he will need at least 3,000 or 4,000 hair grafts where hair is taken from the back of the scalp and moved to the top of the head. This is similar to the treatment which (British soccer player) Wayne Rooney had."
The candid footage will screen during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ presentation of Hollywood Home Movies II: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive on 17 October (09) at the Linwood Dunn Theater.
The event is already sold out.
A spokesperson for the Academy says, "The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of such films and will present a selection of excerpts including footage of Marlene Dietrich, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Judy Garland, Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, Alfred Hitchcock, Harpo Marx, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Stewart, Esther Williams and Loretta Young."
Hollywood Home Movies II is being presented in conjunction with Home Movie Day, an annual international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking.
Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman) a bleeding heart poet and staunch environmentalist is convinced a series of unexplained coincidences involving a tall African doorman somehow mean something leading him to married metaphysicians Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin)--otherwise known as the Existential Detectives. Instead of looking for other people this pair tirelessly investigates the mysteries of their clients' secret innermost lives--their "Beings " so to speak--to help them answer their questions. Immediately digging in Bernard and Vivian find out that Albert has a deep-seated hatred for Brad Stand (Jude Law) a golden-boy sales executive at the popular retail superstore chain Huckabees who at first sponsors Albert's Open Spaces Coalition to save a nearby marsh from commercial construction but who ends up taking over the coalition. The Existential Detectives believe Brad may be the key to cracking Albert's case but get sidetracked when Brad hires them for himself--leading them to explore Brad's ambitions hang-ups and his superficial relationship with Huckabees' hot blonde spokesmodel Dawn (Naomi Watts). Meanwhile Albert becomes disenfranchised with Bernard and Vivian and pairs up with another of the duo's clients--firefighter tough guy and uncompromising soul searcher Tommy (Mark Wahlberg). Together they join forces with the Jaffes' arch nemesis sexy French philosopher Caterine Vauban (Isabelle Huppert) whose life teachings revolve around "cruelty manipulation and meaninglessness." Now as Being intermixes with Nothingness Albert Tommy Brad Dawn Bernard Vivian and Caterine get all tangled up in one another as their wild romp through life's biggest questions brings them to some startling truths. Whew!
With such a clever script to back them up it isn't hard to see why the Huckabees wannabes turn in some cracking good performances. Schwartzman once again plays a nebbish sullen but lovable geek (similar to his side-splitting turn in Rushmore) bringing out the film's heart and soul especially with his environmental poetry ("You ROCK rock!"). Veterans Hoffman and Tomlin who are dead-on as the happily married Existential Detectives and Huppert as the deadpan French philosopher complement the proceedings beautifully. For the first time in a long time Hoffman doesn't overplay his part instead letting his quiet inner "Being" out taking his character's philosophies to heart ("Everything you ever desired or wanted to be you already have and are"). But who knew more serious actors--Mark Wahlberg Jude Law and Naomi Watts--could be so excruciatingly funny? Wahlberg's freethinking obstinate firefighter would rather ride a bike to a fire than get into a gas-guzzling fire truck while Watts' Dawn decides she doesn't need to be pretty and is fearless with overalls a bonnet and Oreo cookies stuck in her teeth. As the straight man Law actually has the most difficult part playing the handsome cad who thinks he doesn't believe in all that existential bullcrap but ever so slightly gets slammed with the reality of it anyway.
Writer/director David O. Russell is one fascinating guy. With a body of work including the really weird and wild Spanking the Monkey the hilarious slapsticky Flirting With Disaster and the intense Three Kings it's obvious he is capable of handling a wide variety of subjects. With Huckabees Russell gets into some serious deep thinking. He says he became "intrigued with the idea of a detective following someone around not for any criminal or personal intrigue but rather as part of a very serious investigation about existence itself " drawing concepts from several different strains of existentialism--from the non-dual interconnectedness theories of Eastern philosophy (Bernard and Vivian's take) to the Sartrean notions of a more meaningless universe that demands a profound individualism (Caterine's point of view). Huh? Don't worry your pretty little heads about it too much. Russell's bone-crushing sense of humor comes shining through--as does his unique vision as the camera is used in new and different ways (especially creative when Albert is trying to find his "Being")--to piece together a wondrous coherent albeit thought-provoking little gem. Oscar gold awaits.