Filmmaker Sofia Coppola went back to her roots for her wedding Saturday, marrying rocker Thomas Mars in the remote, southern Italian town where her great-grandfather was born.
Coppola's famous filmmaker father, Francis Ford Coppola, escorted the 40-year-old Sofia down the aisle to a waiting Mars, lead singer of the French band Phoenix and the father of their two young daughters.
The early evening ceremony took place in the garden of the palazzo that the elder Coppola renovated in the historic center of Bernalda, a city near the Gulf of Taranto in Italy's Basilicata region, according to Mayor Leonardo Chiruzzi, who performed the ceremony.
The bride wore a sheer, lavender tulle dress and Mars a gray suit with a flower in the lapel. The bride and her father were preceded down the aisle by the couple's older daughter and other children.
After Coppola and Mars said their "si" in the civil service, she tossed her bouquet and a friend caught it, Chiruzzi said.
German royals marry with pomp in Potsdam
Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia, great-great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married Princess Sophie of Isenburg on Saturday, a royal wedding that has rekindled German interest in the nation's long-defunct royals.
The couple were married in a church in Potsdam, outside Berlin, the former seat of the prince's family that ruled much of Germany until the monarchy was abolished in 1918.
After the ceremony the couple traveled by horse-drawn carriage to Sanssouci Palace for a dinner and ball.
Several hundred onlookers lined the streets outside of the church to see the couple, who were relatively unknown until the announcement of the wedding.
Gibson, ex-girlfriend reach settlement
After sparring for more than a year, Mel Gibson and his former girlfriend have reached a financial and custody settlement of a bitter dispute that spawned a criminal case and left the Academy Award winner's reputation damaged.
Los Angeles Superior Court officials said in a statement late Friday that Gibson and Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva had reached an agreement after days of negotiation. Terms and conditions of the settlement were not announced, but a hearing Wednesday will be held to discuss the financial terms.
The equally contentious issue of custody of the couple's infant daughter will be handled in closed session, the court announced.
Gibson, 55, recently reached a divorce settlement with his estranged wife, Robyn.
Producer ordered to pay over $3 million in suit
A Los Angeles jury ordered film producer Jon Peters to pay his former assistant more than $3 million after finding that she was subjected to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.
The jury on Friday awarded Shelly Morita $822,000 in compensatory damages and $2.5 million in punitive damages.
City News Service reported that Peters' attorneys plan to appeal the verdict.
Morita sued Peters five years ago, alleging that he fondled her at his Malibu home and climbed into bed with her in an Australian hotel during the 2005 filming of "Superman Returns."
She claimed that she couldn't find work in Hollywood after suing Peters because of his pull in the industry.
Peters produced several top films, including "A Star Is Born," "Flashdance," "The Color Purple," "Batman" and "Rain Man."