Celebrity Big Brother star Neil Razor Ruddock weds with Rylan Clark as ringbearer! Tweet September 30th, 2013 by Lynn Connolly. Fans of Celebrity Big Brother will know that former X Factor finalist and current Big Brothers Bit on the Side co-host Rylan Clark struck up what was arguably an unlikely friendship with former footballer Neil Razor Ruddock during their time on the show earlier this year And evidently, their bromance continued to flourish after the show ended as its been reported today that when Razor wed his long-term love Leah Newman over the weekend, Rylan played the role of ringbearer. The Daily Mirror reports that Razor and Leah wed in a Kent country house with their daughters Pebbles and Kizzy playing major roles in the couples big day. And while speaking to Hello magazine about why he and Leah hadnt married before now, Razor who formerly starred on Im A CelebrityGet Me Out Of Here remarked, People used to ask, Why is it taking you so long to make Leah your wife? We had our reasons. We wanted our little girls to be old enough to enjoy our special day And they did, they had a ball. He added, For us, it was the right time and the perfect day. You cant ask for more than that. Everyone was coming up saying it was the best wedding theyd ever been to. And obviously wed have to agree. Other celebrity guests at the wedding included comedian Bobby Davro, former EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth and Heartbeat actress Tricia Penrose . Both Gillian and Tricia of course also starred in CBB alongside Razor and Rylan. Neil added, We waited a long time for this day, so it was important to me that we took our vows seriously and really took in what we were saying to each other. Leah looked so beautiful, I couldnt take my eyes off her.
‘Funniest Celebrity in Washington’: VIPs still rally to fundraiser despite little aid to charity
Scott Brown and then-Rep. Allen West did standup, Funniest Celebrity netted $17,530 (after grossing a remarkable $53,000), and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation got a check for $1,020. However: That check bounced, a Komen rep told us and they have no record of receiving a replacement. Siegel maintains that Komen received $1,400 from Funniest Celebrity. Where did the rest of the money go? Besides event costs, tax forms cite expenses such as rent, phone, travel, Web site and Siegels fee. Unlike previous years, he drew no salary in 2009. In 2010, he was paid $4,225; in 2011, it was $21,559. (Tax forms for 2012, when there was no Funniest Celebrity event, were not available.) Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher performs at Funniest Celebrity in 2009. (Dan Zak / The Washington Post) Doug White, a scholar of philanthropic practices, said that well-run charities aim for a 75-25 ratio, where the larger number goes to the charitable mission and the smaller sum to operating costs and expenses. For big galas and seated dinners, costs shouldnt exceed 40 percent. (At Funniest Celebrity, patrons get sandwiches and one free cocktail; theres usually a B-list comic paid a few hundred dollars to perform.) The larger problem, White said, is the perception among ticket buyers and celebrities who lend their name and time that most of the money goes to charity.
Celebrity Cruises heads to St. Barts
Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity Cruises heads to St. Barts Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 10:37 a.m. EDT September 27, 2013 A view of St. Barts. (Photo: leonardo.com) SHARE 14 CONNECT 48 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Celebrity Cruises passengers will soon have opportunity to spot real celebrities as the cruise line introduces new sailings to the posh Caribbean island of St. Barts. Celebrity will visit Gustavia, the capital of the French island, for the first time in November 2014 with the 2,170-passenger Celebrity Constellation, according to spokeswoman Tavia Robb. St. Barts (also known as St. Barths) is a popular vacation spot for music moguls, supermodels and movie stars, among others. Jetsetters are sometimes spotted (and photographed) on the island’s white-sand beaches, hanging out on extravagant yachts, shopping in designer boutiques, dining in gourmet eateries and lounging at fancy resorts. The island’s claim to fame includes as a location for segments of The Real Housewives of New York City. Celebrity will include the island on three cruises the line said were created with “upscale travelers” in mind. Two nine-day cruises, Nov. 29 and Dec.