Vergara Ties the Knot with Joe Manganiello in Dream Wedding

Sofia Vergara is officially Mrs. Manganiello.

The Colombian actress married actor Joe Manganiello at a Florida tourist resort on Sunday night, while surrounded by friends and family.

Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello Wedding

The wedding ceremony started at 7:00 p.m. and was attended by celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum, Roselyn Sanchez, Arnold Schwarzenegger and producer Harvey Weinstein, according to CBS News. Vergara walked down the aisle, dressed in a white long-trail gown and donning Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, hand in hand with son Manolo, while Manganiello wore a John Varvatos tuxedo for his big day. Vergara, the best paid U.S. television actress according to Forbes magazine, shared photos from the event on Instagram, which showed the décor by celebrity floral artist and artistic director of the Four Seasons George V Hotel, Jeff Leatham.

We have all heard that it is bad luck for the groom to see bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony. The truth is that a longer standing tradition says that it is bad luck for the bride to wear the complete wedding outfit before the day that she takes her wedding vows. That is why you almost never see a bride trying on a wedding dress with her wedding shoes, veil and so on. A female college friend of mine knew a young girl who decided to ignore that tradition and display her complete wedding outfit to her bridal party for the purpose of having “some photos taken with her friends” the night before her wedding. So she said, most of those present think she was just showing off. The dress seemed unusually tight to some who saw the bride all decked out that night and soon gossiping tongues spread the news quickly. The next day the groom decided not to show up for the ceremony after my college friend said that she called and told him that his bride looked “fat or pregnant” when she saw the bride in her outfit the night before. My friend was not being mean, but she felt sorry for the groom who had gone out of his way to keep his bride pure (she had claimed to be a virgin) by abstaining from sex with her. He had never seen her in the wedding dress, but even his sister said that she noticed an unusually rapid weight gain in the bride who was not one known to fluctuate in her weight or overeat. There could have been a lot more to the story than that, but I have no doubt that the catalyst for the groom’s cancellation was that phone call from my friend and the call would never had been made if the bride had not been showing off and scoffing at a long-standing tradition. Smoky Mountains wedding locations At the Enchanted Valley Barn, not a day goes by where we are not reminded of our heritage.

Leatham created a dream aisle for the actor with white roses and yellow candles at The Breakers, on Palm Beach, the venue of the ceremony that was attended by 400 guests.

Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello Wedding

To safeguard privacy, organizers requested guests to leave their personal cameras and cell phones in a secure area at the venue entrance. The wedding was the culmination of celebrations over the weekend, which included a pool party at the hotel and a “rehearsal dinner” at Cafe Bouluden in The Brazilian Court Hotel. Post-dinner, the bride, the groom and the guests returned to The Breakers for a party, which went on until two in the morning where Manganiello sang Guns ‘N Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” much to the surprise of the new bride, according to People magazine.

The marriage is Manganiello’s first, and Vergara’s second. She was previously married to Jose Luis Gonzalez from whom she has a son, 23-year-old Manolo.

Vergara and Manganiello officially began dating in July 2014 and got engaged in Hawaii six months later in December.

Mars Graces the Cover of GQ’s April Issue

Bruno Mars has “the look” on the latest GQ cover…

The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer graces the cover of GQ’s second annual “Style Bible” issue.

Bruno Mars' GQ Cover

Mars looks oh-so-debonair in a sky blue shirt, tuxedo jacket by Neil Barrett, bow tie, Salvatore Ferragamo fedora, Brunello Cucinelli patent leather shoes and second skin grey trousers by John Varvatos.

The “When I Was Your Man” singer’s stylish look continues inside the magazine as Mars suits up, demonstrating how to rock a tuxedo jacket for almost any occasion.

Bruno Mars in GQ

Mars, whose sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox recently reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, has been dressing to the nines since his arrival on the music scene, complimenting his upbeat music with plenty of style and panache. His most recent single, “Locked Out of Heaven,” is a massive hit.

“I haven’t done a song like that,” he tells GQ. “And hopefully every album, I’ll get that feeling. And shock the world! Shock the world!”

The April issue of GQ hits newsstands on March 26th.

Richie’s “Fashion Star” Returning to NBC in March…

Nicole Richie will have a standing date with the peacock network on Fridays beginning in March…

NBC has scheduled the second season of its reality competition series Fashion Star, featuring the 31-year-old part-Mexican reality-TV-star as a celebrity mentor, for a March 8 premiere and a run in the network’s Friday 8:00 pm ET time period.

Nicole Richie

The premiere of Fashion Star will lead into the spring return of Grimm at 9:00 pm ET after the show’s two-month hiatus.

NBC had previously left the Friday 8:00 pm slot open in its recent midseason announcements despite speculation that Fashion Star would fill the hour.

Fashion Star‘s first season ran on Tuesday nights. The retail chains who’ve partnered with the show this season are returning giants Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as Express, who will be replacing H&M.

Along with Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos are returning as celebrity mentors, while fashion columnist and television personality Louise Roe will be replacing creator/executive producer Elle Macpherson as host.

Richie’s “Fashion Star” Returning to NBC

It looks like Nicole Richie has the magic touch, especially when it comes to reality shows…

 

The 30-year-old part-Mexican reality-TV-star-turned-style-icon—who rose to fame after starring in Fox’s reality series The Simple Life—will be returning to NBC for a second cycle of Fashion Star.

NBC's Fashion Star

The network has renewed the freshman reality after its midseason run generated modest but steady ratings.

The series follows designers competing for a chance to sell their garments in three retailers—Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M—with each vendor having a presence at the buyers’ table. Each episodes’ winning designs are available online and in retailers immediately following their air date.

Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos serve as mentors and judges, with Elle Macpherson playing both host and executive producers.

Fashion Star premiered in March to 4.55 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. It grew to a 1.8 in its second week, though subsequent airings have found it averaging closer to a 1.5.

Richie’s “Fashion Star” to Shine Bright in Asia…

Nicole Richie’s latest project could help make her an even bigger name in Asia…

The 30-year-old part-Mexican television-personality-turned-fashion-designer will serve as a mentor on the fashion competition series Fashion Star, which will premiere across 20 countries in Asia on DIVA Universal following its bow on NBC in mid-March.

Nicole Richie

“The Fashion Star format is one-of-a-kind in reality fashion entertainment and an exciting addition to DIVA Universal’s strong line-up of new shows this year,” said David Gunson , Universal Networks International’s VP Channels, South East Asia. “Fashion Star will greatly appeal to DIVA Universal’s female audience with its fresh format and high entertainment values.”

Along with Richie, the Elle Macpherson-hosted series will feature Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos as mentors to 14 unknown designers, each competing to win the show’s prize: $6 million worth of orders for clothing lines in H&M, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.

NBC's Fashion Star

Each episode of Fashion Star will feature a runway show complete with musical performances, dancers and models shot in front of a live studio audience. The contestants will be faced with a weekly challenge. Immediately following the episode, the winning designs will be available on the Web and in U.S. stores.

Fashion Star brings together top undiscovered designers, celebrity mentors and influential retailers in an exciting, new television format that the world has never seen before,” said John Pollak, Electus International’s President. “With this new series, audiences will finally have the opportunity, not only to watch, but to actively participate in building the world’s next major fashion brand.”

The 10-episode unscripted series will premiere on NBC on March 13th.