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July 12, 2010

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Carrie Underwood marries NHL player

Atlanta — Grammy-winning country singer Carrie Underwood has married NHL player Mike Fisher at a resort in Georgia.

“Yes, Mike and Carrie are married,” Underwood’s publicist Jessie Schmidt said in an e-mail to The Associated Press early Sunday.

The wedding took place Saturday at the Reynolds Plantation resort in Greensboro, Ga.

Underwood, 27, rose to fame after winning the fourth season of “American Idol.” Fisher, 30, is a forward for the Ottawa Senators.

Carmelo Anthony weds actress LaLa Vazquez

New York — Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony and actress LaLa Vazquez have tied the knot in New York City.

Michael Gagliardo, a publicist for Vazquez, confirms that the wedding took place Saturday night at the Manhattan restaurant Cipriani. He provided no details.

Us Magazine first reported the nuptials on its website.

The magazine says 30-year-old Vazquez and 26-year-old Anthony were escorted down the aisle by their 3-year-old son, Kiyan.

Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Spike Lee and LeBron James were among the roughly 300 guests.

Vazquez, a former MTV VJ, and Anthony, an All-Star forward, were engaged in 2004.

Rev. Schuller retiring from Crystal Cathedral

Garden Grove, Calif. — The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of Southern California’s Crystal Cathedral megachurch and host of the “Hour of Power” televangelism broadcast, announced Sunday he will retire after 55 years in the pulpit and his daughter will take over.

The 83-year-old Schuller told his congregation that Sheila Schuller Coleman will become sole lead pastor, after sharing that role with her father for the past year.

Coleman’s appointment comes two years after Schuller’s son, the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, split from the church during a family rift that made headlines. The younger Schuller had been groomed to take over for his father.

Amber Riley to bring ’Glee’ to All-Star game

Anaheim, Calif. — Amber Riley will bring her high school pep to the Major League Baseball All-Star game.

The “Glee” starlet will sing a set of songs and the national anthem before Tuesday’s edition of the annual midsummer classic held this year at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., baseball officials announced Sunday.

The 24-year-old Riley plays young diva Mercedes Jones on the recently Emmy-nominated “Glee,” which chronicles the musical lives of a group of talented high school outcasts.

Both “Glee” and the All-Star game air on Fox TV.

The Canadian Tenors will perform the Canadian national anthem before Tuesday’s game, and country-pop hit maker Colbie Caillat will sing “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch.

LeBron’s ’Decision’ watched by nearly 10M

New York — The Nielsen Co. estimates that 9.95 million people watched LeBron James announce on ESPN that he’s leaving Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat, making it the third-most-watched program on cable television this year.

“The Decision” that aired Thursday night ranks behind the 12.3 million who watched the NFL Pro Bowl and 11.2 million who watched an episode of “ICarly” on Nickelodeon in January.

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