Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Wed
Bennifer finally made it down the aisle -- and no, not the annoying coupling of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. (Thank God!) Sweethearts Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, who are reportedly expecting their first child this fall, were married yesterday on the beach at the Parrot Cay resort in the Caribbean islands of Turks & Caicos. Though a spokesperson for Ben wouldn't confirm the marriage, he also won't confirm that the Alias star is expecting and she is noticeably pregnant. The newlyweds met on the set of the 2003 flick Daredevil, in which their characters were lovers. At the time Ben was engaged to J.Lo (ugh - who can forget that fiasco?) and Jennifer was married to Scott Foley. Last year, Ben and Jennifer got together, and have had a very low-key romance. They're frequently spotted in their Brentwood, California, neighborhood renting movies at Blockbuster or loading up on java at Starbucks.
Tom Cruise Believes in Aliens
Tom Cruise, remember him, he's REALLY in love with Katie Holmes -- but he's also talking about aliens now. The Cruiser's "Unhinged 2005" press tour continues as Tom tells a German newspaper that he believes in extraterrestrial life. Asked if he believed in aliens, Cruise said, "Yes, of course. Are you really so arrogant as to believe we are alone in this universe? Millions of stars, and we're supposed to be the only living creatures? No, there are many things out there, we just don't know." Yes, yes, L. Ron Hubbard would agree, but which planets will be invited to the TomKat nuptials?
ABC Cancels Offensive Reality TV Show
Reality TV has gone too far -- and no, we're not talking about the costumes on Dancing with the Stars. ABC has canceled its upcoming reality show Welcome to the Neighborhood after complaints from watchdog groups. The show, which had been slated to debut on July 10, features a group of diverse families -- a gay couple, pagans, Asians, blacks and Hispanics -- vying to move into a conservative white neighborhood. What programming genius thought that was a good idea in the first place? "Our intention with Welcome to the Neighborhood was to show the transformative process that takes place when people are forced to confront preconceived notions of what makes a good neighbor, and we believe the series delivers exactly that," ABC said. "However, the fact that true change only happens over time made the episodic nature of this series challenging, and given the sensitivity of the subject matter in early episodes, we have decided not to air the series at this time."
Nick Carter Ordered to Rehab
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has pled guilty to a drunk driving charge and been ordered to attend a three-month alcohol treatment program. A California judge ordered Carter to pay $1,200 in fines, placed him on three years' informal probation and restricted his driving privileges for 90 days. Carter was pulled over on March 5 in Huntington Beach and blew over the legal limit of .08. His publicist said he was also on prescription medication at the time and "was unaware of its interaction possibilities." Rehab should make him much more Baware.
Melissa Joan Hart, forever known in our hearts as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, is expecting her first child, People reports. Martha Stewart was dishing up dumplings in Manhattan yesterday. Both fried and steamed, if you're curious. It was all for her new reality show, Martha. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow featuring the Pet Shop Boys and several Russian acts. That brings the tally of concerts this Saturday to 10. Somehow we're guessing that Elle Macpherson doesn't drown her breakup sorrows in a tub of Ben & Jerry's, but, hey, you never know. The supermodel has split from her Swiss financier boyfriend, Arpad Busson, after nine years together. They have two kids and of course say they will still be friends and that there's no third party involved. Wait -- what was Angelina Jolie doing last week?