"The wedding went perfectly. We had a beautiful rainbow surrounding us." Diana Ross reveals her son Evan's nuptials on her estate in Greenwich, Connecticut on Sunday (31Aug14) was framed by a rainbow after a pre-ceremony downfall. Ross also officiated the wedding and performed her hit Endless Love for her son and his new bride, Ashlee Simpson.
Music legend Diana Ross threw a post-wedding party for her son on Monday (01Sep14) following his weekend (30-31Aug14) wedding to pop star Ashlee Simpson. Evan Ross married Simpson on Sunday (31Aug14) in a private ceremony at his mother's estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the festivities continued the following day with a second big bash at the mansion.
Superstar singer Ross threw a "farewell barbecue" for the newlyweds, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The bash was attended by close friends and family and reportedly had a "lavish bohemian theme".
Superstar Diana Ross blessed her son Evan's marriage to Ashlee Simpson on Sunday (31Aug14) by personally officiating the ceremony at her Greenwich, Connecticut home. The couple tied the knot in front of friends and family over the weekend, with Ashlee's newlywed sister Jessica Simpson serving as matron of honour as the bride's niece Maxwell, two, and nephew Ace, 14 months, took on the roles of flower girl and ring bearer, respectively.
Ashlee's own son, five-year-old Bronx Mowgli, with her rocker ex Pete Wentz, walked his mum down the aisle.
Further details about the ceremony have since emerged, with Ross presiding over the nuptials herself and later treating the wedding party to a rare performance of her 1981 hit Endless Love.
A source tells People.com, "When Diana got up to sing at the reception, she surprised everyone, even her kids! She was the only one on the dance floor and everyone rushed to see her."
Ross wasn't the only celebrity wedding officiant this weekend (30-31Aug14) - actress Essence Atkins also helped to marry her best pal Gabrielle Union and her new husband, basketball star Dwyane Wade, at a lavish ceremony in Miami, Florida.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have tied the knot.
The couple exchanged vows on Sunday (31Aug14) during a private ceremony at the Greenwich, Connecticut mansion of the groom's mum, Diana Ross, according to multiple reports.
The bride's newlywed sister Jessica Simpson served as Ashlee's matron of honour, almost two months after her own wedding to husband Eric Johnson, while her kids Maxwell, two, and son Ace, 14 months, took on the roles of flower girl and ring bearer, respectively. Bronx Mowgli, Ashlee's five-year-old son with ex-husband Pete Wentz, walked his mum down the aisle.
This is actor Ross' first marriage and the second for Simpson, who was married to the Fall Out Boy rocker from 2008 to 2011. Ross proposed to Simpson in January (14) after just six months of dating.
The bride's father, Joe Simpson, was clearly thrilled about the big day, posting a tweet hours before the nuptials, which read, "Today my little girl gets married. Congrats Ashlee and Evan."
Reports suggest Simpson wore a pearl-embellished white wedding dress and $750,000 (GBP441,000)-worth of Neil Lane rubies.
Ashlee Simpson celebrated her final days as a single lady over the weekend (09-10Aug14) with a bridal shower hosted at her sister Jessica's Los Angeles home. The Outta My Head singer/actress is engaged to wed Diana Ross' son Evan and the couple is reportedly planning to tie the knot later this month (Aug14).
Jessica Simpson, a newlywed herself, helped her little sister mark the occasion by inviting Ashlee's friends and the female members of their family into her mansion for a pool party, and she shared snaps from the bash with fans on Instagram.com.
In one picture of the whole group wearing floral headpieces, Jessica wrote, "All the beauties celebrating... I love you Ash".
Evan Ross proposed to Ashlee in January (14).
The union will be the groom's first, while his bride was previously married to rocker Pete Wentz from 2008 to 2011. They are parents to son Bronx.
The son of late painter Lucian Freud has lost his legal bid for a share in his father's fortune. Freud, most famous for the painting nicknamed Big Sue, left $4 million (£2.5 million) and his London house to his assistant David Dawson when he died in 2011.
His remaining $67.2 million (£42 million) fortune was put in a trust fund, managed by Freud's daughter Rose Pearce and lawyer Diana Rawstron. The trustees would not disclose the instructions that were left with the will and one of the artist's sons, Paul, challenged the trust's legality at the High Court in London in May (14).
Paul's hopes of receiving a share of the fortune were dashed on Wednesday (30Jul14), when it was revealed he is not a beneficiary. The judge also ruled the contents of the will shall remain a secret.
Paul and Rose are two of the painter's fourteen children.
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R&B legend Diana Ross is reportedly giving her son Evan the wedding present of a lifetime by performing when he marries singer Ashlee Simpson. The couple is thought to be tying the knot in August (14), and Simpson's soon-to-be mother-in-law will take on the role of wedding singer, according to E! News.
The insider also reveals The Supremes icon will be joined on stage by her daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick. Ross and Simpson will reportedly exchange vows at one of his mother's sprawling mansions in either Los Angeles or Connecticut, and fellow music legends Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson are expected to be among the guests.
This will be actor Ross' first wedding and the second for Simpson, who was married to Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz from 2008 to 2011. She has a six-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli, with the rocker.
After weeks of watching, re-watching, live-tweeting, recapping, analyzing, and debating, the fourth season of Game of Thrones has finally come to an end, leaving a void in both our hearts and our Twitter feeds. Once the fanfare and discussions about the shocking deaths and the major changes from the books finally die down, we will be faced with an unbearable winter without Westeros. How will we carry on without Dany and her dragons? How can we stay calm when we don’t know what’s happening with Tyrion? How will we survive the long months before we get new episodes?
Well, by watching TV of course. Game of Thrones may have ended, but there are plenty more shows with all of the fantasy, politics, blood and nudity that we have come to rely on David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for, and we don’t even have to wait until next year to enjoy them. We've run down all of the shows airing in 2014 that will help fill the Westeros-sized hole in your heart, and how long you have to wait to get your fix. And if that doesn't work, there's still several thousand pages of George R.R. Martin's writing available for you to read. That should help pass the time.
True Blood How Long We Have To Wait: One week until June 22. What It’s About: The seventh and final season of the Southern vampire drama picks up with most of the characters dead or seemingly dead, an outbreak of Hep-V terrorizing the vampire population and everyone gaining and losing characters quicker than alliances shift on Game of Thrones. How It Will Fill the Void: True Blood and Game of Thrones have two key elements in common: blood and nudity. Expect plenty of both in the upcoming season.Airs: Sundays at 9 PM on HBO.
Tyrant How Long We Have To Wait: A week until June 24.What It’s About: The second son of a dictator leader of a foreign country returns from a self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, and must deal with the conflicts that arise between the culture of his homeland and the US and his oppressive father. How It Will Fill the Void: If you’re looking for political intrigue, culture clashes, a struggle for power and a father/son dynamic reminiscent of Tywin and Tyrion Lannister, this is the show for you.Airs: Tuesdays at 10 PM on FX.
The Leftovers How Long We Have to Wait: Two weeks until June 29.What It’s About: Set two years after 2 percent of the population disappears in the rapture, the series follows the rest of the world as they struggle to understand what happened to their loved ones, and attempt to move forward with their lives. How It Will Fill the Void: Like the White Walkers, the Children, and everything Melisandre is doing with the Lord of the Light, The Leftovers centers on a strange, unexplained supernatural phenomenon, and explores the personal drama that results.Airs: Sundays at 10 PM on HBO.
The Strain How Long We Have to Wait: Four weeks until July 13.What It’s About: Created by Guillermo del Toro, The Strain is about a viral strain that turns people into horrifying, bloodsucking monsters that are terrorizing the population. It’s also based on a trilogy of books by Chuck Hogan, in case you’re all caught up on A Song of Ice and Fire. How It Will Fill the Void: It’s got horror, terror, suspense, excitement, supernatural elements and – we’re assuming – plenty of gore. Plus, it has Walder Frey himself, David Bradley, presumably on a mission to traumatize as many viewers as humanly possible.Airs: Sundays at 10 PM on FX.
Masters of Sex How Long We Have to Wait: Four weeks until July 13.What It’s About: The pioneering work on human sexuality done by William Masters and Virginia Johnson in the 1950s. The second season will see Masters and Johnson grow closer, and the challenges it presents their personal and professional relationships. How It Will Fill the Void: All of the nudity and explicit sexual situations, but presented in a way that not only serves a narrative purpose and raises important questions about society and the human body, but also isn’t degrading towards women. What a novel concept!Airs: Sundays at 10 PM on Showtime.
Outlander How Long We Have to Wait: Two months until August 9.What It’s About: Based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, the series follows Claire, a World War II nurse who is mysteriously sent back in time to the 1700s. There she is forced to marry Jaime Fraiser, a romantic and chivalrous Scottish soldier, and she is torn between two very different lives. How It Will Fill the Void: It’s a sweeping period epic that incorporates sci-fi, adventure, war, and romance that should help you move on from the tragic ending of Jon and Ygritte’s relationship.Airs: Saturdays at 9 PM on Starz.
Sleepy Hollow How Long We Have to Wait: Four months until September 22.What It’s About: The surprise hit of last year centers on Ichabod Crane, who is sent forward in time to 2014, where he solves supernatural crimes with Det. Abbie Mills, and the two of them attempt to stop the apocalypse. How It Will Fill the Void: Witty banter, well-matched partners, a supernatural threat, colorful characters, a spooky witch you should probably be wary of and some truly gruesome crimes – throw in a giant and it’s practically Game of Thrones’ fourth season.Airs: Mondays at 9 PM on Fox.
Gotham How Long We Have to Wait: Indeterminate, although it’s likely to premiere in September or October.What It’s About: Before Bruce Wayne grew up to be Batman, it was Det. Jim Gordon who cleaned up the crime and corruption on the streets of Gotham, even if that meant taking on some super villains of his own. How It Will Fill the Void: Like Ned Stark in King’s Landing, Jim Gordon is a noble man trying to bring justice to the murder, manipulation and scheming that runs amok in the city. Let’s hope he fares a bit better.Airs: Mondays at 8 PM on Fox.
Better Call Saul How Long We Have to Wait: Six months until November. What It’s About: A spinoff of Breaking Bad that focuses on Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman, a lawyer who will do anything to keep his operations running smoothly. How It Will Fill the Void: You’ll probably become addicted to it, just as you were to Breaking Bad, which will help pass the time until Game of Thrones returns. Airs: On AMC, although a night and time hasn’t been revealed yet.
A son of late painter Lucian Freud has launched a legal battle to claim a share of his father's multi-million dollar fortune. Freud, most famous for the painting nicknamed Big Sue, passed away in 2011 aged 88, after battling a mystery illness.
He left $4 million (£2.5 million) and his London house to his assistant David Dawson, and his remaining $67.2 million (£42 million) fortune was put in a trust fund, managed by solicitor Diana Rawstron and Freud's daughter Rose Pearce.
Freud's other 13 children were not left any inheritance and both trustees have refused to reveal if the painter left instructions about how the fortune should be shared.
Now one of the artist's sons, Paul Freud, 55, is challenging the legality of the trust fund at the High Court in London, claiming his father may not have left any instructions to the trustees because the fortune was never subject to a will, according to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
Paul is one of four children from Freud's relationship with art student Katherine McAdam.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are set to wed at one of Diana Ross' sprawling mansions in August (14). The couple became engaged in January (14) and now sources tell the New York Post Ross and Simpson plan to exchange vows over America's Labor Day weekend (30-31Aug14).
This will be actor Ross' first wedding and the second for Simpson, who was married to Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz from 2008 to 2011.
She has a six year old son, Bronx Mowgli, with the rocker.
It is not clear whether the wedding will take place at Diana Ross' home in Los Angeles or Connecticut.