Sofia Coppola Marries Musician Thomas Mars

Filmmaker Sofia Coppola and longtime boyfriend and Phoenix singer Thomas Mars were married in a small ceremony in Italy yesterday.

Sofia's father, Francis Ford Coppola, was in attendance as were Johnny Depp and George Lucas —all of whom could make a wedding in a storage closet seem pretty mind-blowing.

The bride wore a "lavender gown custom-designed by Azzedine Alaia," a designer whose name I recognize only because Alicia Silverstone's Cher Horowitz tipped me off in 1995.

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has taken a brave(?) stand against the MTV VMAs:

"the VMA's. one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand. fuck you VMA's," Levine wrote.
It was a statement he did not regret.
"still waiting to have my 'jerry macguire mission statement moment of deep regret...' not happening. phew!" he soon wrote.

"First of all, to say I came out implies that I was once in. Let me be straight about that-no pun intended [laughs]-I never came out from anywhere. I don't think the producers and directors I've worked with care one way or another...I don't want to be labeled as one thing or another. In the past I've had successful relationships with men, and now I'm in this successful relationship with a woman. When it comes to love I am totally open. I don't want to be put into a category, as in 'I'm this' or 'I'm that.'" —Playboy Club star Amber Heard on her three-year relationship with artist Tasya van Ree.

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