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Brokeback Wednesday: Adventures in civil rights

144559__elton_lIt was probably inevitable that someone would come up with a spoof of Brokeback Mountain that turned it into a Broadway musical. It was probably just as inevitable that it would be Nathan Lane. He and a bunch of chap-wearing chorus boys performed it last night on Letterman, with parody lyrics set to tunes mostly borrowed from Oklahoma. I laughed, but its swishy stereotypes were the sort of thing that GLAAD would have picketed if it had been someone other than Lane performing it.

While Lane was busy trotting out gay gags that were old when the first Producers came out four decades ago… over in England, several hundred same-sex couples got married on Wednesday, including Elton John (at right) and David Furnish (at left). (Jeez, Brokeback hasn’t been in theaters for two weeks yet, and already…) They were all taking advantage of England’s new civil-union law, which went into effect Wednesday. By all accounts, John and Furnish’s nuptials were just like anyone else’s. (Except for the part where 700 celebs and other guests came to their reception. Or the part where they got a congratulatory message from Prime Minister Tony Blair. Oh yeah, and the part where both members of the bridal party were wearing traditional morning coats.)

After he gets back from his honeymoon, maybe John can write some fresher tunes for Lane’s musical.

Here comes the bride...and her name is Xtina!

Congrats to Christina Aguilera on her weekend wedding to music exec Jordan Bratman. I sure hope the DJ played "Dirrty" at the reception, because, as the song indicates, ”if you ain’t dirrty, you ain’t here to paaaaarrrrttyyyy!

Am I right?

Ashton and Demi: Are we being Punk'd?

91025__demi_l_1What if Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s wedding on Saturday, which PopWatch and everybody else reported on, was an elaborate hoax on the media, something for the next season premiere of Punk’d? That’s the assertion made by John B. Myers, in an e-mail he sent to us and to several other media outlets. He claims to have proof, appending what he says is an e-mail from Punk’d producer Jason Goldberg to a group of people (including Myers, Moore’s publicist, and various Kutcher associates) with details of the alleged hoax plans. You can read the text of the e-mail Myers sent to the media, including what he says is the e-mail he received from Goldberg, at Jossip.

Of course, Myers could also be trying to punk the media. He is, after all, the registered owner of ashtonhacked.com, a website purporting to contain voicemail messages hacked from Kutcher’s phone. But Kutcher’s publicist has said the voice messages are fake. Meanwhile, Myers is claiming that he isn’t affiliated with the site; he told the New York Daily News yesterday that hackers registered it in his name without his knowledge. Even if Myers isn’t affiliated with ashtonhacked, it’s hard to understand why Goldberg would have e-mailed him about the alleged wedding hoax. If Myers has some other connection to Kutcher or Moore, it isn’t apparent. PopWatch responded to his e-mail, asking for more info — though we sure aren’t going to pay for it. He has yet to respond.

For what its worth, PopWatch’s inside sources tell us that they believe the wedding was genuine. MTV told PopWatch that there is an upcoming season of Punk’d, but there’s no date yet set for the premiere. That makes Myers’ story even more dubious; how could the pranksters hope to keep the wedding fakery a secret for an indefinite period of time until a premiere that could be months away?

What do you think, readers? Who’s trying to punk us: Kutcher and Moore? Myers? None of the above?

Mazel tov, Demi and Ashton!

91025__demi_lCall her Mrs. Punk’d.

Demi Moore tied the little red knot with Ashton Kutcher on Saturday in a Kabbalah ceremony at their Beverly Hills home. Reportedly among the 100 guests (according to People and Us Weekly) were Bruce Willis (surely the most congenial ex-husband in Hollywood history), the three Willis-Moore daughters, Lucy Liu, and Wilmer Valderrama. Mazel tov, you crazy kids. Can’t wait til the video shows up on Entertainment Tonight of Demi, Ashton, and Bruce singing ”Hava Negilah” and dancing the hora.

Inspired by Demi, 42, and Ashton, 27, USA Today has a sidebar about so-called May-December relationships in Hollywood, though calling Cameron Diaz (33) and Justin Timberlake (24) a May-December couple is really a stretch. What they’re really talking about is older woman-younger man relationships in Hollywood. Good to know that, despite their 15-year age difference, Demi and Ashton have nothing on such long-lasting couples as Francesca Annis and Ralph Fiennes (she’s 19 years older) or Barbara Hershey and Naveen Andrews (who have a 21-year spread).

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Pam & Tommy Lee 4Eva?

125659__pamtom_lDear PopWatch readers,

It appears that our morning blogger, Michael Slezak, may have lost consciousness while trying to file an item on Page Six’s report (registration required) that Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee got engaged for the third time this weekend.

We’re not sure if Michael was banging his head against his desk, or simply hit the floor from shock, but he’s got a nasty bump on his noggin. We’re sure he’ll have some good wishes for the couple or an erudite exploration of the sanctity of marriage once he’s been revived. Perhaps you can get him started with your own observations? Thanks.


Mike’s Editor

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Sandra Bullock's monster-truck nuptials

10132__sandra_lBravo to Sandra Bullock for bucking the celebrity elopement trend and not getting married on a beach. (Bravo to her also for dating Jesse James for two years, not two weeks, before making a lifetime commitment to him.) Wonder if, after the California wine country nuptials, the Monster Garage mechanic’s groomsmen tied cans to the back of the couple’s bridal motorcycle? Actually, according to People, the bridal vehicle was a red monster truck. Jesse drove it himself, probably since Sandy doesn’t like to drive under 50 mph. She made her own wedding ring in her hubby-to-be’s machine shop. Which is admirable: If this acting thing ever falls through for her, she can always go into the family business.

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