Charlie Wilson dies

Charlie Wilson dies, Ohio Democratic Party says former Congressman Charlie Wilson, who represented southeastern Ohio in Washington for two terms after winning a write-in campaign, has died. He was 70.

Democratic Party officials say Wilson died Sunday afternoon in a Florida hospital from complications of a stroke he suffered in February.

Before being elected to Congress, Wilson served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1997 to 2005. He then served two years in the Ohio Senate before winning his first congressional campaign in 2006, filling the seat vacated by Gov. Ted Strickland. Wilson had failed to gather enough petition signatures to qualify for the state's primary, requiring him to run as a write-in.

He lost bids for Congress in 2010 and 2012.

Wilson had suffered a stroke in February while vacationing with his family and was recovering at a rehabilitation center, Democratic Party officials said. He fell ill Saturday night and was admitted to a hospital in Boynton Beach, where he died at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday with his family by his side, the officials said.

Wilson spent 14 years in Columbus and Washington championing for the people of eastern and southeastern Ohio. He secured federal funding for police departments, airport improvements and small business incubators, among other project.

Before being elected to Congress, Wilson served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1997 to 2005. He then served two years in the Ohio Senate.

"I served with Charlie in the State Legislature for six years and he was a loyal friend in good times and bad," Ohio Democratic Chairman Chris Redfern said in a statement. "An outspoken advocate for working people, Charlie never wavered in his service to his constituents or his lifelong pursuit to help improve the lives of others."

Wilson won his first congressional campaign in 2006 as a write-in candidate, filling the seat vacated by Gov. Ted Strickland. He had failed to gather enough petition signatures to qualify for the state's primary, requiring him to run as a write-in for the 6th Congressional District stretching from Youngstown's southern suburbs to the tip of the Ohio River near Portsmouth.

Wilson, who represented a coal-heavy district, served on the House Committee on Science and Technology.

He lost bids for Congress in 2010 and 2012.

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, who defeated Wilson in 2012, said he was saddened to hear of his death and expressed condolences to his family.

"Although Charlie and I were political opponents, we were never enemies. He served with honor in the Ohio state legislature and in Congress," Johnson said in a statement.

Before entering public service, Wilson was owner of several small businesses throughout the Ohio Valley. He attended Ohio University in Athens and while still in college, worked as a UAW member on the assembly line at the Ford Automotive auto plant in Lorain.

Wilson is survived by four sons, one of whom served as his campaign manager in the 2006 race and went on to succeed him in the Ohio Senate.

"Throughout his extraordinary life, Congressman Wilson was motivated by a desire to serve his country and a passion for the causes most important to the constituents of Southeast and East Ohio," his family said in a statement. "Congressman Wilson served with honor, dignity and an unwavering sense of civic responsibility to the families of our region. Charlie will be remembered for his boundless energy, his honest approach, and his dedication to improving the lives of our future generations."

Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

Kevin Hart arrested

Kevin Hart arrested, Authorities say comedian Kevin Hart has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker truck on a Southern California freeway. California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs says Hart appeared intoxicated when he was pulled over before dawn Sunday on Highway 101 in Los Angeles. Hart failed a field sobriety test, was booked for misdemeanor DUI, and held on a $5,000 bond.

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart was arrested early Sunday morning (April 14) on suspicion of DUI after he nearly slammed into a gas tanker while speeding on a freeway, according to the celebu-site TMZ.

The CHP told TMZ that officers spotted Hart driving a black Mercedes on the 101 Freeway at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The CHP said he was “driving erratically,” “going 90 miles per hour,” and that he “almost collided with a gas tanker truck.”

The CHP says when they pulled Hart over, he showed “objective signs of intoxication” and was “unable to perform field sobriety tests.”

Hart was booked into jail for misdemeanor DUI and posted a $5,000 bond.

TMZ further reports that on his way out of jail Sunday morning, Hart admitted to TMZ that he was intoxicated when he was stopped by the CHP, and told officers he had been drinking.

'SNL' gun control

'SNL' gun control, This Saturday Night Live skewed the Senate’s hard work on the legislation for gun control on Saturday, after devoting its cold-opening sketch to the debate.

During this week’s episode of Saturday Night live they ridiculed a number of US politician’s attempts at reforming the process of gun control and made a point of outlining stupid ideas for prospective background checks.

"If our bill passes," Toomey announced, "no individual can purchase a handgun from a private dealer without being asked, 'Are you a good person?' as well as the follow-up, 'seriously, are you?'"

President Obama, who was played by Jay Pharoah, started off the programme by stating some good news that this week 68 to 31 to begin debating the idea of discussing gun control." Further to this he continued to state "Let me say that again, they've agreed to think about talking about gun control... amazing."

Obama then went on to introduce a number of Senators including  Joe Machin who was played by Jason Sudeikis and Patrick Toomey played by Bill Hader. The pair reluctantly ran through the progress they’ve made so far. This included making it against the law to shoot more than two guns at the same time.

The mock up also included a discussion about the ban of all AK-47s, but only from vending machines and the sketch included talk of a Papa John’s promotion to buy two medium sized pizzas and get a free gun, which was now completely outlawed.

They also discussed the subject of ammunition during the show "We're also hoping to limit the amount of ammunition you can carry in magazines," Senator Joe Manchin stated. "We did not do that."
The show that was helmed by no other than Vince Vaughn has stirred up a great deal of discussion across the internet on the serious discussion of 'SNL' gun control.

During the show Pharoah’s Obama was seen to be praising for Senators Joe Machin and Pat Toomey for their bipartisan work on the legislation for gun control. He also stated that Senator Toomey was a republican “who is willing to make just the slightest compromise on gun control. He is going to lose his job too.”

Also during the sketch Senator Machin admitted "Is this bill what we wanted? No. Is it what the NRA wanted? No. Will it help in some small way? Probably not."

Starbucks cutting prices? Can they compete?

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Starbucks cutting prices? The world’s largest coffee shop operator, Starbucks has announced that it will lower its prices on the Starbucks and Seattle’s best brand packaged coffees by around 10 percent.

The price decrease will see the coffee dropping from $9.99 to $8.99 of a 12 ounce bag of Starbucks coffee. Jim Olson who is a spokesman for the Seattle based company, said in an interview that the Seattle’s best prices could drop by 13 percent to $6.99 from $7.99.

The price drop will actually enhance the value that they already provide to existing customers and at the same time hopefully increase the frequency at which the purchase the Starbucks packaged coffee. The drop should also entice a range of new customers to the chain which announced huge profits in the last quarter.

The price drop actually means that Starbucks will be required to sell up to 65 percent more of the 12 ounce bags of coffee in order to turn over the same amount of profit however the store has a strategy in place.

The store has expanded its current loyalty scheme to include purchases made in domestic grocery stores that support the brand. This means that the customer will be able to get loyalty points and discounts from not only the Starbucks cafes, but also from their local grocery store.

The chain, which also sells Tazo Tea and cold bottled drinks in supermarkets, is also expanding its current line of products that are sold at grocers and supermarkets in order to help boost sales. The chain announced that revenues from the so called channel development unit, which includes products that are sold through warehouse clubs and convenience stores, have soared by up to 50 percent to $1.29 billion in the year end report.

The Starbucks shares have also gained momentum and rose by 0.9 percent to $59.09 at the close of trade in New York. The shares have increased by over 10 percent already this year and the Standard and Poor’s 500 index has climbed by 11 percent.

So why are Starbucks cutting prices?

The recently announced discounts will enable the chain to fall in line with competitors such as the Dunkin Dounughts Company that have also announced recent price reductions. This is great news for the consumers but means that brands such as Starbucks really need to rethink their strategies and it appears that they have done just that.

Although the price reduction will be seen by the customer at the Starbucks cafes, this may not be the case for customers of a wholesaler. The price reduction will not necessarily be passed on to the consumer by the individual retailers. That decision lies solely with the retailer though it is believed that most will follow suit.

This is a brave move by Starbucks to drop the price of its mid end packaged coffee prices however it was required in order to stay competitive. The chain already has a good profit margin on its high end coffees, some of which sell for up to $6 per cup and is now attacking the mid range of the market.

'SNL' gun control sketch has Obama in its sights.

'SNL' gun control, Saturday Night Live skewed the Senate’s hard work on the legislation for gun control on Saturday, after devoting its cold-opening sketch to the debate.

During this week’s episode of Saturday Night live they ridiculed a number of US politician’s attempts at reforming the process of gun control and made a point of outlining stupid ideas for prospective background checks.

"If our bill passes," Toomey announced, "no individual can purchase a handgun from a private dealer without being asked, 'Are you a good person?' as well as the follow-up, 'seriously, are you?'"

President Obama, who was played by Jay Pharoah, started off the programme by stating some good news that this week 68 to 31 to begin debating the idea of discussing gun control." Further to this he continued to state "Let me say that again, they've agreed to think about talking about gun control... amazing."

Obama then went on to introduce a number of Senators including  Joe Machin who was played by Jason Sudeikis and Patrick Toomey played by Bill Hader. The pair reluctantly ran through the progress they’ve made so far. This included making it against the law to shoot more than two guns at the same time.

The mock up also included a discussion about the ban of all AK-47s, but only from vending machines and the sketch included talk of a Papa John’s promotion to buy two medium sized pizzas and get a free gun, which was now completely outlawed.

They also discussed the subject of ammunition during the show "We're also hoping to limit the amount of ammunition you can carry in magazines," Senator Joe Manchin stated. "We did not do that."
The show that was helmed by no other than Vince Vaughn has stirred up a great deal of discussion across the internet on the serious discussion of 'SNL' gun control.

During the show Pharoah’s Obama was seen to be praising for Senators Joe Machin and Pat Toomey for their bipartisan work on the legislation for gun control. He also stated that Senator Toomey was a republican “who is willing to make just the slightest compromise on gun control. He is going to lose his job too.”

Also during the sketch Senator Machin admitted "Is this bill what we wanted? No. Is it what the NRA wanted? No. Will it help in some small way? Probably not."

Lingerie football: Rant causes a stir amongst Fans

Lingerie football rant, A rant about lingerie football is currently making a lot of players and spectators raise an eyebrow or two this week. Reported on the 13th of April one of the coaches from the Legends Football League (a female lingerie football league), recently let his players have it and has gotten a lot of negative comeback from many of the fans due to his select choice of remarks.

Latest Newser reported that head coach Chris Michaelson of the Seattle Mist team, recently failed to subdue his anger when talking to his players during half of the big game between Seattle Mist and competitors Green Bay Chill.

The lingerie football rant was ultimately the outcome of Michaleson treating his players more like than men than ladies. The league which is formally known as the Lingerie Football League but now called by the less risqué name the Legends of Football league, is known producing some rather sexy female athletes, however the head coach is now getting some backlash after he used some “inflammatory language”. He is also known for some offensive outbursts against the female only players including asking certain players if they were “f***ing retarded”.

Following his comments there have been some rather harsh words coming from many of the fans in a public display of support for the team. One fan is quoted as saying “Dude, you’re coaching LINGERIE FOOTBALL. Ease up on the gas a bit”. Another fan stated “Dude, if you were Vince Lombardi or Bill Parcells (who could presumably get away with a rant like this), you wouldn’t be coaching LINGERIE FOOTBALL”.

Legends of Football League officials are currently reviewing the incident however their first reaction was fairly straight forward and simple. "We don't condone the use of the word 'retarded'”. Though by the looks of it the rant may have provoked the players into upping their game after The Mist went on to dominate the second half of the game and ultimately going on to win the match 55-36.

Fans of the league however continued relentlessly in their backlash, another recent quote from one angry fan read “It’s all well and good to go all “SUPERCOACH!!!!!,” but in the wake of the Mike Rice abuse scandal, throwing 50 f-bombs per minute and using terms like “retarded” and “stupid” with your own players (something Vince Lombardi would have never done; though Parcells probably would), is not terribly smart. You might want to check yourself before you, you know, wreck yourself”.

Maybe coach Michaleson will think twice before his next outburst and Lingerie football rant after the huge outcry from many of the Legends of Football League fans and game officials alike

Florida van crash

Florida van crash, A crash on the Florida turnpike left one person dead and 18 injured when the driver of a church van lost control, causing the vehicle to roll several times.

The van had a tire problem at close to 7:10 pm on Saturday, said Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes. This caused the driver to lose control, and as the van flipped a 46-year-old woman from North Miami was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

The van’s driver, Willem Camille, was also seriously injured.

The van is owned by a non-profit youth-development group based out of Miami. It was being used to transport a church group on a mission trip, police said.

An investigation showed that there were 19 or 20 people in the van, and all were taken to local hospitals, five by medical helicopter and the others by ambulance.

The crash on the Florida Turnpike was not the only major traffic accident to take place in the Sunshine State over the weekend. On Friday evening, five people were killed in Interstate 95 when a Mercedes ran a red light, crashing into a Lexus.

Police said the two-vehicle crash took place on an exit ramp, with the Mercedes sending the Lexus rolling into a tree.

Four people died on the scene, and another was taken to the hospital and died there, police said.

Authorities have identified some the people killed in the crash, including 21-year-old Jason A. Mahlung and 17-year-old Shonteria Grimsley, both of Riviera Beach.

Two of the females who died at the scene were not yet identified, and police were still working to notify the family of the 22-year-old male before releasing his identity to the press. All of the victims were between the ages of 14 and 22.

After the Florida Turnpike crash, police closed all lanes of traffic for nearly five hours. By 12:15 am on Sunday only one lane had reopened.

Victoria Justice photos: Oceanup quick to remove images from web


Victoria Justice photos, This week saw an interesting set of racy photos leaked online of actress Victoria Justice. This prompted the Nickelodeon star to speak out publically on Twitter.

The 20-year-old actress-singer has so far starred in Victorious on Nickelodeon from 2010 until February of this year and she has also been the star in a number of films including films like last year's Fun Size.

The pictures actually only showed the actress fully clothed but wearing a bathing suit, but this was enough to get a bit of a reaction from the 20 year old star. She struck back on Twitter stating that the R-rated photos had been stolen from her phone and that hacking and stealing were not cool.

Victoria Justice photos leaked online show Victoria sporting a floral patterned bathing suit that doesn’t appear to have much fabric around the area of the crotch. She really isn’t showing off any x-rated parts of her body but there is most definitely more flesh on display than we’re used to seeing from the star with the innocent image.

The photos were leaked on oceanup.com, a site dedicated to celebrity news, youth culture and teen gossip. Victoria had tweeted that her phone had actually been stolen and that the pictures that she had taken were not meant to be sexy. Further to that she also added that the photos were actually taken as a joke as she looked like a 1980s aerobics instructor.

The Victoria Justice photos leaked online came as a surprise to many fans given her squeaky-clean and very much innocent image from her time on Nickelodeon. She has been very much focused much of her work on the younger crowd and as such would most probably be very wary of any bad publicity that could potentially jeopardize that status.

Much of her work has actually been backed up by this image and she recently appeared alongside Ryan Seacrest at the opening of a media centre that his foundation had recently built at an Orange County Children’s Hospital.

With the images appearing to threaten her squeaky clean image, the clearly shaken star became more direct in her Tweets and began to reply to oceanup.com directly through their @oceanup twitter account. At one point the star was seen to tweet “I would never post a picture of myself like that. I'm not taking this lightly & I will find out who stole my private property”.

The strongly worded tweets appeared to work and Oceanup soon removed the Victoria Justice photos leaked online and replaced them with a message stating that they had been removed from the site as per her request.

The young star has now vowed to try and find out the identity of the thief that stole the phone and the very much personal pictures from the device. Fortunately oceanup.com removed the pictures from its website before any real damage was done to the young celebrity’s image. If it hadn’t have responded so fast they could have been on the receiving end of a law suit.

Lingerie football: Rant causes a stir amongst Fans

Lingerie football rant
Lingerie football rant, A rant about lingerie football is currently making a lot of players and spectators raise an eyebrow or two this week. Reported on the 13th of April one of the coaches from the Legends Football League (a female lingerie football league), recently let his players have it and has gotten a lot of negative comeback from many of the fans due to his select choice of remarks.

Latest Newser reported that head coach Chris Michaelson of the Seattle Mist team, recently failed to subdue his anger when talking to his players during half of the big game between Seattle Mist and competitors Green Bay Chill.

The lingerie football rant was ultimately the outcome of Michaleson treating his players more like than men than ladies. The league which is formally known as the Lingerie Football League but now called by the less risqué name the Legends of Football league, is known producing some rather sexy female athletes, however the head coach is now getting some backlash after he used some “inflammatory language”. He is also known for some offensive outbursts against the female only players including asking certain players if they were “f***ing retarded”.

Following his comments there have been some rather harsh words coming from many of the fans in a public display of support for the team. One fan is quoted as saying “Dude, you’re coaching LINGERIE FOOTBALL. Ease up on the gas a bit”. Another fan stated “Dude, if you were Vince Lombardi or Bill Parcells (who could presumably get away with a rant like this), you wouldn’t be coaching LINGERIE FOOTBALL”.

Legends of Football League officials are currently reviewing the incident however their first reaction was fairly straight forward and simple. "We don't condone the use of the word 'retarded'”. Though by the looks of it the rant may have provoked the players into upping their game after The Mist went on to dominate the second half of the game and ultimately going on to win the match 55-36.

Fans of the league however continued relentlessly in their backlash, another recent quote from one angry fan read “It’s all well and good to go all “SUPERCOACH!!!!!,” but in the wake of the Mike Rice abuse scandal, throwing 50 f-bombs per minute and using terms like “retarded” and “stupid” with your own players (something Vince Lombardi would have never done; though Parcells probably would), is not terribly smart. You might want to check yourself before you, you know, wreck yourself”.

Maybe coach Michaleson will think twice before his next outburst and Lingerie football rant after the huge outcry from many of the Legends of Football League fans and game officials alike

Victoria Justice photos leaked online, star responds via Twitter


Victoria Justice photos, This week saw an interesting set of racy photos leaked online of actress Victoria Justice. This prompted the Nickelodeon star to speak out publically on Twitter.

The 20-year-old actress-singer has so far starred in Victorious on Nickelodeon from 2010 until February of this year and she has also been the star in a number of films including films like last year's Fun Size.

The pictures actually only showed the actress fully clothed but wearing a bathing suit, but this was enough to get a bit of a reaction from the 20 year old star. She struck back on Twitter stating that the R-rated photos had been stolen from her phone and that hacking and stealing were not cool.

Victoria Justice photos leaked online show Victoria sporting a floral patterned bathing suit that doesn’t appear to have much fabric around the area of the crotch. She really isn’t showing off any x-rated parts of her body but there is most definitely more flesh on display than we’re used to seeing from the star with the innocent image.

The photos were leaked on oceanup.com, a site dedicated to celebrity news, youth culture and teen gossip. Victoria had tweeted that her phone had actually been stolen and that the pictures that she had taken were not meant to be sexy. Further to that she also added that the photos were actually taken as a joke as she looked like a 1980s aerobics instructor.

The Victoria Justice photos leaked online came as a surprise to many fans given her squeaky-clean and very much innocent image from her time on Nickelodeon. She has been very much focused much of her work on the younger crowd and as such would most probably be very wary of any bad publicity that could potentially jeopardize that status.

Much of her work has actually been backed up by this image and she recently appeared alongside Ryan Seacrest at the opening of a media centre that his foundation had recently built at an Orange County Children’s Hospital.

With the images appearing to threaten her squeaky clean image, the clearly shaken star became more direct in her Tweets and began to reply to oceanup.com directly through their @oceanup twitter account. At one point the star was seen to tweet “I would never post a picture of myself like that. I'm not taking this lightly & I will find out who stole my private property”.

The strongly worded tweets appeared to work and Oceanup soon removed the Victoria Justice photos leaked online and replaced them with a message stating that they had been removed from the site as per her request.

The young star has now vowed to try and find out the identity of the thief that stole the phone and the very much personal pictures from the device. Fortunately oceanup.com removed the pictures from its website before any real damage was done to the young celebrity’s image. If it hadn’t have responded so fast they could have been on the receiving end of a law suit.

Is it really that cold? Lana Del Rey masters Eskimo chic in furry hood

By Swedish standards, Stockholm's current temperature is quite mild - but as far as Lana Del Rey is concerned, she's in the Arctic.
The video games singer wore a thick coat with furry collar for a stroll around Stockholm, where the mercury is hovering just above freezing at three degrees Celsius.
Also in the Scandinavian nation with the 25-year old singer is her boyfriend, Glaswegian rocker Barrie James O'Neil.
Swedish fish: Lana Del Rey and Barrie-James O'Neill are sure to have fit in with the local hipsters in Stockholm
Swedish fish: Lana Del Rey and Barrie-James O'Neill are sure to have fit in with the local hipsters in Stockholm
The couple were seen enjoying a day out and about in the Swedish capital, and they both made sure to be prepare for the elements.
For Lana, this meant wearing not only a thick coat and woolly hat, but also a pair of sunglasses.
The white framed shades had pink lenses and were typical of the thrift shop meets 1950s style the Video Games star is associate with.
Hug a hoody: Lana Del Rey made sure she was wrapped up against the near freezing temperatures in Stockholm
Hug a hoody: Lana Del Rey made sure she was wrapped up against the near freezing weather in Stockholm

Soundtrack star: Lana's music features on the new Baz Luhrmann film, The Great Gatsby
Soundtrack star: Lana's music features on the new Baz Luhrmann film, The Great Gatsby
Soundtrack star: Lana's music features on the new Baz Luhrmann film, The Great Gatsby
However, she decided to go without socks, which might have been a bad decision if her upper body was so cold.

Lana carried a disposable cup in one hand as she and Barrie, who was wearing a red beanie hat over his long brown hair, headed out of their hotel.
Earlier this week, fans were treated to a snippet of Young and Beautiful, a track she wrote especially for The Great Gatsby.
She was asked specifically to pen the track by Jay-Z, who also contributes to the soundtrack, as does The xx and Beyoncé.
Warming up: Lana carried a hot drink which is sure to have helped battle the bitter Scandinavian cold
Warming up: Lana carried a hot drink which is sure to have helped battle the bitter Scandinavian cold

Wandering around: Lana and her boyfriend, Scottish rocker Barry-James O'Neill are enjoying their time in Scandinavia
Wandering around: Lana and her boyfriend, Scottish rocker Barry-James O'Neill are enjoying their Swedish trip
The New York born singer toldhow excited she was to be associated with such an ambitious project.
She said: 'It was an honour to work with Baz Luhrmann on his amazing adaptation of one of the most extraordinary books ever written.
'The movie is highly glamorous and exciting; Rick Nowels and I were thrilled to write the song for the film.'

Hoping for third time lucky, Marc? Anthony attends friend's wedding with Chloe Green amid claims she's '


They've only been dating for a couple of months, but things appear to have got very serious, very fast, between Marc Anthony and Chloe Green.
The pair looked happier than ever as they attended a friend's wedding in Puerto Rico together on Saturday, smiling widely as they posed up for pictures together.
Chloe, 22, and twice-married Marc's appearance at the nuptials come amid claims the Topshop heiress is planning to move to America permanently to make it work with her 44-year-old beau.
Things are getting serious! Marc Anthony and Chloe Green attended a friend's wedding together in Puerto Rico on Saturday
Things are getting serious! Marc Anthony and Chloe Green attended a friend's wedding together in Puerto Rico on Saturday

A source told Grazia magazine: 'Chloe and Marc have totally fallen for one another. She's been looking into getting a place in New York, where they love to hang out, or Miami, where his family are based.'
And while the pair's 23-year age gap might have raised eyebrows among many, her father Sir Philip Green is said to have given his approval of the relationship - mainly due to the men, including Djibril Cissé and Jermain Defoe, Chloe has dated before.

According to heat magazine, Sir Philip flew out to Miami to spend the Easter weekend with Chloe and Marc, as well as her mother Tina and brother Brandon, where the group got some dutch courage for the family meeting by drinking Dom Perignon at local club Set.
Hoping for third-time lucky? Twice-married Marc looked thrilled to attend Amber Ridinger and Duane Mclaughlin at Dorado Beach
Hoping for third-time lucky? Twice-married Marc looked thrilled to attend Amber Ridinger and Duane Mclaughlin at Dorado Beach
Taking it in: Marc held Chloe's hand as they watched the first dance alongside Amber's mother Loren
Taking it in: Marc held Chloe's hand as they watched the first dance alongside Amber's mother Loren

Celebrity guests: Marc, Chloe, Eva Longoria, Loren Ridinger, Paulina Rubio and Kamal Hotchandani
Celebrity guests: Marc, Chloe, Eva Longoria, Loren Ridinger, Paulina Rubio and Kamal Hotchandani
A source told the publication: 'Chloe doesn't always have great self-esteem and Marc is a mature and grounded father-of-five. He's old-fashioned and they seem to think he'll take care of Chloe.
'He's also got his own money - Sir Philip has been concerned that guys could be after Chloe's fortune, but Marc's got his own singing/songwriting career.'
Another person reported to have given her blessing the relationship is Marc's ex-wife, and mother of two of his children, Jennifer Lopez.
Taking to the stage: Marc also performed at the event during the wedding reception
Taking to the stage: Marc also performed at the event during the wedding reception
Belting it out: Mary also provided entertainment for the guests during the wedding reception
Belting it out: Mary also provided entertainment for the guests during the wedding reception
Belting it out: Mary also provided entertainment for the guests during the wedding reception

Fairytale: Amber and Duane cuddle up as they perform their first dance
Fairytale: Amber and Duane cuddle up as they perform their first dance

The source added to Grazia: 'Jennifer invited Chloe and Marc over to discuss the kids and the two women bonded.
'She and Marc are still close - she wants him to be happy.'
Marc and Chloe first went public with their relationship during a family trip with his twins Max and Emme to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, at the end of February.
Making new friends: Marc posed up with fellow wedding performer Mary J. Blige, as Chloe Green posed in the DJ booth with DJ Cassidy
Making new friends: Marc posed up with fellow wedding performer Mary J. Blige, as Chloe Green posed in the DJ booth with DJ Cassidy
Making new friends: Marc posed up with fellow wedding performer Mary J. Blige, as Chloe Green posed in the DJ booth with DJ Cassidy

Keeping them entertained: Maxwell appeared to be one of the most energetic entertainers of the evening
Keeping them entertained: Maxwell appeared to be one of the most energetic entertainers of the evening

And the pair certainly looked as though they were having a good time as they attended the wedding of Amber Ridinger, 20, and Duane Mclaughlin at Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico.
Chloe looked chic in a sleeveless cream dress and metallic heels for the nuptials while Marc, who also performed at the reception, opted for a black suit and grey tie.
Other celebrity guests to make an appearance at the wedding included Khloe Kardashian, who showed off her new slim figure in black sleeveless dress with thigh-high split.
Beautiful in blue: Eva Longoria and La La Anthony opted for similar shades of royal blue for the occasion, while Khloe Kardashian went for a black number
Beautiful in blue: Eva Longoria and La La Anthony opted for similar shades of royal blue for the occasion, while Khloe Kardashian went for a black number
Flash of leg: Both Khloe and Paulina Rubio opted for dresses with thigh-high splits for the occasion
Flash of leg: Both Khloe and Paulina Rubio opted for dresses with thigh-high splits for the occasion
Flash of leg: Both Khloe and Paulina Rubio opted for dresses with thigh-high splits for the occasion
Check out this shot! La La keeps Eva and Khloe entertained with snaps on her mobile phone
Check out this shot! La La keeps Eva and Khloe entertained with snaps on her mobile phone

Eva Longoria and La La Anthony, meanwhile, appeared to have had the same idea when it came to their outfits - opting for similar shades of royal blue.
Bride Amber, who is expecting her first child, looked incredible in her diamante custom-created J'aton Couture dress as she made her way into the venue to wed her sweetheart.
Amber's mother Loren wrote of her daughter's big day: 'The Bride looked sublime in her custom J'aton Couture dress and the Preston Bailey designed venue was beyond magical.'
The look of love: Bride Amber wore a custom-created J'aton Couture dress as she wed her sweetheart
The look of love: Bride Amber wore a custom-created J'aton Couture dress as she wed her sweetheart

Stunning: The venue was decorated in a fairytale theme by wedding planner Preston Bailey
Stunning: The venue was decorated in a fairytale theme by wedding planner Preston Bailey

Making their exit: Following their fairytale ceremony, Amber and Duane headed of in a wedding golf-cart type vehicle
Making their exit: Following their fairytale ceremony, Amber and Duane headed of in a wedding golf-cart type vehicle
Kicking back: The newlyweds relax on their vehicle as they head off into the distance
Kicking back: The newlyweds relax on their vehicle as they head off into the distance

Hoping for third time lucky, Marc? Anthony attends friend's wedding with Chloe Green amid claims she's '


They've only been dating for a couple of months, but things appear to have got very serious, very fast, between Marc Anthony and Chloe Green.
The pair looked happier than ever as they attended a friend's wedding in Puerto Rico together on Saturday, smiling widely as they posed up for pictures together.
Chloe, 22, and twice-married Marc's appearance at the nuptials come amid claims the Topshop heiress is planning to move to America permanently to make it work with her 44-year-old beau.
Things are getting serious! Marc Anthony and Chloe Green attended a friend's wedding together in Puerto Rico on Saturday
Things are getting serious! Marc Anthony and Chloe Green attended a friend's wedding together in Puerto Rico on Saturday

A source told Grazia magazine: 'Chloe and Marc have totally fallen for one another. She's been looking into getting a place in New York, where they love to hang out, or Miami, where his family are based.'
And while the pair's 23-year age gap might have raised eyebrows among many, her father Sir Philip Green is said to have given his approval of the relationship - mainly due to the men, including Djibril Cissé and Jermain Defoe, Chloe has dated before.

According to heat magazine, Sir Philip flew out to Miami to spend the Easter weekend with Chloe and Marc, as well as her mother Tina and brother Brandon, where the group got some dutch courage for the family meeting by drinking Dom Perignon at local club Set.
Hoping for third-time lucky? Twice-married Marc looked thrilled to attend Amber Ridinger and Duane Mclaughlin at Dorado Beach
Hoping for third-time lucky? Twice-married Marc looked thrilled to attend Amber Ridinger and Duane Mclaughlin at Dorado Beach
Taking it in: Marc held Chloe's hand as they watched the first dance alongside Amber's mother Loren
Taking it in: Marc held Chloe's hand as they watched the first dance alongside Amber's mother Loren

Celebrity guests: Marc, Chloe, Eva Longoria, Loren Ridinger, Paulina Rubio and Kamal Hotchandani
Celebrity guests: Marc, Chloe, Eva Longoria, Loren Ridinger, Paulina Rubio and Kamal Hotchandani
A source told the publication: 'Chloe doesn't always have great self-esteem and Marc is a mature and grounded father-of-five. He's old-fashioned and they seem to think he'll take care of Chloe.
'He's also got his own money - Sir Philip has been concerned that guys could be after Chloe's fortune, but Marc's got his own singing/songwriting career.'
Another person reported to have given her blessing the relationship is Marc's ex-wife, and mother of two of his children, Jennifer Lopez.
Taking to the stage: Marc also performed at the event during the wedding reception
Taking to the stage: Marc also performed at the event during the wedding reception
Belting it out: Mary also provided entertainment for the guests during the wedding reception
Belting it out: Mary also provided entertainment for the guests during the wedding reception
Belting it out: Mary also provided entertainment for the guests during the wedding reception

Fairytale: Amber and Duane cuddle up as they perform their first dance
Fairytale: Amber and Duane cuddle up as they perform their first dance

The source added to Grazia: 'Jennifer invited Chloe and Marc over to discuss the kids and the two women bonded.
'She and Marc are still close - she wants him to be happy.'
Marc and Chloe first went public with their relationship during a family trip with his twins Max and Emme to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, at the end of February.
Making new friends: Marc posed up with fellow wedding performer Mary J. Blige, as Chloe Green posed in the DJ booth with DJ Cassidy
Making new friends: Marc posed up with fellow wedding performer Mary J. Blige, as Chloe Green posed in the DJ booth with DJ Cassidy
Making new friends: Marc posed up with fellow wedding performer Mary J. Blige, as Chloe Green posed in the DJ booth with DJ Cassidy

Keeping them entertained: Maxwell appeared to be one of the most energetic entertainers of the evening
Keeping them entertained: Maxwell appeared to be one of the most energetic entertainers of the evening

And the pair certainly looked as though they were having a good time as they attended the wedding of Amber Ridinger, 20, and Duane Mclaughlin at Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico.
Chloe looked chic in a sleeveless cream dress and metallic heels for the nuptials while Marc, who also performed at the reception, opted for a black suit and grey tie.
Other celebrity guests to make an appearance at the wedding included Khloe Kardashian, who showed off her new slim figure in black sleeveless dress with thigh-high split.
Beautiful in blue: Eva Longoria and La La Anthony opted for similar shades of royal blue for the occasion, while Khloe Kardashian went for a black number
Beautiful in blue: Eva Longoria and La La Anthony opted for similar shades of royal blue for the occasion, while Khloe Kardashian went for a black number
Flash of leg: Both Khloe and Paulina Rubio opted for dresses with thigh-high splits for the occasion
Flash of leg: Both Khloe and Paulina Rubio opted for dresses with thigh-high splits for the occasion
Flash of leg: Both Khloe and Paulina Rubio opted for dresses with thigh-high splits for the occasion
Check out this shot! La La keeps Eva and Khloe entertained with snaps on her mobile phone
Check out this shot! La La keeps Eva and Khloe entertained with snaps on her mobile phone

Eva Longoria and La La Anthony, meanwhile, appeared to have had the same idea when it came to their outfits - opting for similar shades of royal blue.
Bride Amber, who is expecting her first child, looked incredible in her diamante custom-created J'aton Couture dress as she made her way into the venue to wed her sweetheart.
Amber's mother Loren wrote of her daughter's big day: 'The Bride looked sublime in her custom J'aton Couture dress and the Preston Bailey designed venue was beyond magical.'
The look of love: Bride Amber wore a custom-created J'aton Couture dress as she wed her sweetheart
The look of love: Bride Amber wore a custom-created J'aton Couture dress as she wed her sweetheart

Stunning: The venue was decorated in a fairytale theme by wedding planner Preston Bailey
Stunning: The venue was decorated in a fairytale theme by wedding planner Preston Bailey

Making their exit: Following their fairytale ceremony, Amber and Duane headed of in a wedding golf-cart type vehicle
Making their exit: Following their fairytale ceremony, Amber and Duane headed of in a wedding golf-cart type vehicle
Kicking back: The newlyweds relax on their vehicle as they head off into the distance
Kicking back: The newlyweds relax on their vehicle as they head off into the distance

Eva Longoria and La La Anthony are babes in blue as they party at lavish Puerto Rico wedding

It appeared great minds thought alike over the weekend when Eva Longoria and La La Anthony both opted for stunning blue gowns to wear to a wedding.
The former Desperate Housewives star and her friend, basketball WAG La La decided on similar shades of blue as they attended a lavish ceremony in Puerto Rico on Saturday.
The pair were among a host of star-studded guests at the wedding of American socialite Amber Ridinger and gospel singer Duane McLaughlin.
Wedding guests: (L-R) La La Anthony, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Eva Longoria attend a wedding in Puerto Rico on Saturday
Wedding guests: (L-R) La La Anthony, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Eva Longoria attend a wedding in Puerto Rico on Saturday
Too much fun: The three women cosied up to each other during the reception
Too much fun: The three women cosied up to each other during the reception
Pregnant bride Amber, 20, is the daughter of internet marketing moguls JR and Loren Ridinger, who hosted a weekend-long celebration at the Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach for 200 of their closest friends.

No expense was spared, with the proud parents of the bride flying in Maxwell, Mary J Blige, Marc Anthony and Fat Joe to perform during the reception.
Actress Eva, 38, showed off her slim figure in a blue halterneck dress, with her hair in loose curls.
Lady in blue... and black: La La showed off her curves in a strapless blue column dress, while Khloe gave it some leg in a black dress
Lady in blue... and black: La La showed off her curves in a strapless blue column dress, while Khloe gave it some leg in a black dress
Lady in blue... and black: La La showed off her curves in a strapless blue column dress, while Khloe gave it some leg in a black dress

Musical friends: Eva and La La cosy up to Mary J Blige and Maxwell
Musical friends: Eva and La La cosy up to Mary J Blige and Maxwell
Love's young dream: The bride and groom Amber Ridinger and Duane McLaughlin
Love's young dream: The bride and groom Amber Ridinger and Duane McLaughlin
Former MTV presenter La La, 33, who is married to New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony, flaunted her fabulous curves in a strapless blue column dress.
Meanwhile, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, 28, kept it simple in a black dress with side split.
It appears both Khloe and La La's basketball player husbands missed out on the wedding so the trio of women stayed close to each other throughout the day.
All the girls: La La, Eva and Khloe join the bride and her mother
All the girls: La La, Eva and Khloe join the bride and her mother
Keeping her Twitter followers updated: La La frequently posted statuses and photos on her Twitter and Instagram
Keeping her Twitter followers updated: La La frequently posted statuses and photos on her Twitter and Instagram
During the big day, Eva tweeted: 'Having so much fun at Amber's wedding with @KhloeKardashian and @lala in Puerto Rico!'
La La, who brought her son Kiyan, was also having a great time: 'A night I will never forget. So many laughs with lorenridinger evalongoria @larsapippen.
'Wishing the beautiful bride @lorenridinger a lifetime of happiness!'
Relaxed: Eva joins (L-R) Marc Anthony, Chloe Green, Loren, Paulina Rubio and Kamal Hotchandani as the wedding winds down
Relaxed: Eva joins (L-R) Marc Anthony, Chloe Green, Loren, Paulina Rubio and Kamal Hotchandani as the wedding winds down
Baby on board: Chloe pats the bride's baby bump as they pose with Marc
Baby on board: Chloe pats the bride's baby bump as they pose with Marc
Latin singer Marc, 44, arrived with his new girlfriend, retail heiress Chloe Green, 22, - their first public event together.
The bride walked down the aisle in a custom made J'Aton Couture gown, with diamonds by Jacob The Jeweler.
Stuck in the middle with you: Maxwell and the groom Duane dance in the middle of the room
Stuck in the middle with you: Maxwell and the groom Duane dance in the middle of the room
So proud: Internet moguls Loren and JR hosted a fabulous wedding party for their daughter
So proud: Internet moguls Loren and JR hosted a fabulous wedding party for their daughter

Go Maxwell! La La enthusiastically cheers Maxwell along as he sings to the newlyweds
Go Maxwell! La La enthusiastically cheers Maxwell along as he sings to the newlyweds
Mr and Mrs: The couple rode off to their honeymoon suite in a golf cart
Mr and Mrs: The couple rode off to their honeymoon suite in a golf cart

Floral theme: The tables were covered in pink and cream roses
Floral theme: The tables were covered in pink and cream roses