Star-studded weekend wedding wrapup

We're guessing a few wedding planners are taking a little time off this week, following a weekend chock-full of high-profile ceremonies. The big international news was, of course, coming out of tiny Rhinebeck, N.Y., site of the marriage of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky. You've probably heard all you care to about the blessed event, so we'll just leave you with our favorite snippet, courtesy of Clinton relative Marie Clinton Bruno. "She's made a wonderful choice," Clinton Bruno told The New York Times, referring to the scenic town. "It reminds me of the Ozarks in Arkansas, except more chic." (Love. It.) Here at home, Hawks player Josh Smith and Alexandria Lopez said "I do" over the weekend. We learned about this from Orlando Magic player Dwight Howard, who was in town to serve as best man. A source told us that Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade was among the guests. Speaking of Miami, that's where rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle tied the knot. V-103's Ryan Cameron attended and hooked us up with some details. About 400 people attended, including "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Kandi Burruss, singer Monica, Tiny's reality show cast mate Toya Carter and R&B star Usher. Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young officiated. Meanwhile, singer Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have also exchanged vows, Us magazine reported. The couple, who are expecting, married at a private home on the Mediterranean Sea with Dr. Deepak Chopra presiding. Keys wore an ivory silk, georgette-draped Vera Wang goddess gown with jewel detail on the back shoulder, Us reported. The groom wore a Tom Ford tuxedo. Whew! Did we forget anyone?

Buzz in our ear

Here's an interesting little tidbit from our friend Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "Did you know, wherever the president travels, a trauma operating room is kept open?" he tweeted Monday while President Barack Obama was in town. Gupta linked to a photo of an empty operating room standing at the ready. (See it here: We're guessing it was at Grady Memorial Hospital, as that's where Gupta works when he's not broadcasting on CNN, but he didn't list details. National security and all, you know.

Celebrating freedom

The International Rescue Committee Atlanta's annual Freedom Fete gala will be 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 in the penthouse suite of law firm Nelson Mullins in Atlantic Station. The event will be emceed by CNN International anchor Isha Sesay. Reservations are $100 per person. For information, call 678-636-8929, e-mail or see

Celebrity birthdays

Singer Tony Bennett is 84. Actor Martin Sheen is 70. Singer Beverly Lee of the Shirelles is 69. Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 69. Bassist B.B. Dickerson of War is 61. Movie director John Landis is 60. Actress JoMarie Payton ("Family Matters") is 60. Actor Jay North is 59. Guitarist Randy Scruggs is 57. Actor John C. McGinley is 51. Bassist Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats is 49. Singer-guitarist James Hetfield of Metallica is 47. Singer Ed Roland of Collective Soul is 47. Actor Isaiah Washington is 47. Keyboardist Dean Sams of Lonestar is 44. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter of Deftones is 40. Musician Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa is 39. Actress Brigid Brannagh ("Army Wives") is 38. Violinist Jimmy De Martini of the Zac Brown Band is 34. Actress Evangeline Lilly is 31. Singer Holly Arnstein of Dream is 25. Bassist Brent Kutzle of OneRepublic is 25.

Contributing: Marcus K. Garner, news services