Alicia Keys Weds Swizz Beatz

Some people want diamond rings, but it seems Alicia Keys wanted not just any other diamond ring, she wanted a wedding ring and that is exactly what she got last Saturday from DJ/producer and rapper, Swizz Beatz.

Keys and Beatz were also married on July 31, the same day the very much publicized Clinton-Mezvinsky “wedding of the century” took place. But Keys and Beatz’s wedding was more low-key and held away from the papparazzi’s prying cameras. The intimate ceremony took place at a private residence overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The radiant bride, who is pregnant with their first child, wore a Grecian-inspired, one shoulder Vera Wang gown. The dashing groom wore a pale pink shirt under the white tuxedo designed by Tom Ford.  

Beatz and Keys have been long-time friends and worked together on one song for her current album, “The Element”.

“The Life That I have” Poem – Read at Clinton-Mezvinsky Wedding

Here is a re-print of the Leo Marks poem from which was read at the Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky interfaith wedding today Saturday at a secluded Hudson Valley estate.

Leo Marks was an English cryptographer, screenwriter and playwright. He composed the poem “The Life That I Have” on Christmas Eve of 1943 in memory of his girlfriend Ruth, who had died in a plane crash in Canada.


The Life That I Have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks

Michael Douglas to Renew Wedding Vows with Catherine Zeta-Jones

Hollywood might be teeming with divorcing and separating couples, but Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are determined not to be part of the ever-increasing statistic. The two are set to renew their wedding vows in November to coincide with their 10th wedding anniversary.

It was Catherine’s idea and cancer-stricken Michael was in tears when she suggested it to him. As a matter of fact, he sees it as a “wonderful expression of love”, a friend was quoted as saying.  

The renewal of vows to mark their 10th wedding anniversary will be followed by a lavish party at New York’s Plaza Hotel, where they also married in back in 2000.

Michael is said to be very weak with his chemotherapy and radiation treatment, but is determined to wed Catherine for the second time around. He is also set to appear at the

New York premiere of his long-awaited sequel, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” where he plays banker Gordon Gekko.