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The Morning Roundup: George Lucas Weds, Fat Joe Sentenced, Paula Deen Support, Jodie Sweetin Leaves 3rd Husband

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
June 25th, 2013 10:50am EDT

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas married his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson over the weekend in Marin County, Calif. The couple have been together since 2006. Hobson, the president of Ariel Investments and Chairman of the Board at DreamWorks animation, is a contributor to CBS News. The couple were engaged in January, and according to the Huffington Post, Lucas's son Jett was his best man while daughters Katie and Amanda were bridesmaids. Several big Hollywood names attended, like pals Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Singer Van Morrison reportedly flew in to provide the entertainment. (story)

Kanye West has given a $500,000 ring to Kim Kardashian and rumor has it the couple will make things official later this year. The ring, which features a rare tiger-striped diamond, is actually a "push" present, which is something fathers of newborns give the mother of their child after she gives birth. But rumors have started flying, saying the couple will hold a very low-key wedding in September.(story)

Former "Full House" star Jodie Sweetin has separated from her third husband after just over a year of marriage. The 31-year-old (yes, you read that right) filed for separation on Monday, only 15 months after their secret wedding on March 15, 2012. The couple only announced that they had wed this past April, and now, two months later, it's over. Sweetin, a former meth addict, has three children, one from each of her marriages. Her first lasted four years, her second lasted 18 months. (story)

Paula Deen has confirmed that she will show up for an interview (and presumably a big, live TV apology) on Wednesday. Many of her fans have used social media to support her, calling for boycotts of the Food Network for firing her. Even her ex-husband came to her defense. Many in her hometown community of Savannah, Georgia, have also voiced thier support. (story)

"White House Down" star Nicolas Wright discusses his role in the film as the tour guide at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Obviously the movie takes place in the past, before Obama cancelled the tours because of budget constraints, yet still invited expensive guests like Beyonce to come and perform. In fact, according to Town Hall.com, Obama's upcoming trip to Africa with his family is going to cost over $100 million -- or 1350 weeks of White House Tours, which is 26 years. Your tax dollars hard at work. (story)

Jim Carrey has condemned his new film, "Kick-Ass 2" over it's heavy inclusion of gun violence. The star had a "change of heart" in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy last December. Now the creator of the sequel has spoken out over Carrey's comments, saying he's puzzled by the star's recent denouncement of the film. Despite lots of violence and a high body count, Carrey's character doesn't even use a gun. (story)

Rapper Fat Joe is heading to jail for four months after being sentenced on two counts of tax evasion. The star owed over $700,000 in taxes to the government and pleaded guilty to the two counts. He has until August 26 to check in to prison. He was also given a small fine. (story)

The creator of such hit shows as "Family Ties" and "Spin City" has died. Gary David Goldberg, who is virtually responsible for launching Michael J. Fox's career, died at the age of 68 on Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. He's also famous for his UBU production company. Anyone who was around in the 80s can recall the familiar "Sit, Ubu, sit" line at the end of his shows, after which a dog barks and the voice replies, "Good dog." The company was named after Goldberg's dog. (story)


George Lucas and Mellody Hobson

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