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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Names & Faces: George Soros; Zach Galifianakis; Hillary Clinton


George Soros and Tamiko Bolton. (Handout/Reuters)
George Soros and Tamiko Bolton plan to marry. According to the New York Post, the 82-year-old financier — with $22 billion, the seventh-richest person in the United States, according to Forbes — announced his plans to wed the businesswoman, 40, over the weekend. It’s the third trip down the aisle for Soros, who has been divorced twice, and, yes, there is a prenup. “It is well known that Mr. Soros will leave the bulk of his estate to charity, but he intends to provide generously for his wife,” the billionaire’s lawyer, William D. Zabel, said in a statement.

Married: Zach Galifianakis and Quinn Lundberg, reports Us Weekly. The comedian, 42, and the philanthropist, 29, tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in Vancouver on Saturday. “It was super private and intimate and only lasted about 30 minutes — everyone was out by 5 p.m.,” a source told Us. First marriage for Galifianakis.

Back to School: Afrika Bambaataa, who has been appointed to a three-year term as a visiting scholar at Cornell University, the Associated Press reports. The teaching gig, which was announced Tuesday, is a collaboration between the school’s hip-hop collection and its music department. The iconic DJ, who was instrumental in the emergence of hip-hop during the early ’80s, will visit Cornell’s Upstate New York campus several days each year to talk to classes, meet with student and community groups and perform music. His first trip up will be in November.

“You know, this is such a long flight, maybe they’ll have the problem all worked out by the time we land. Maybe all the problems everywhere will be worked out by the time we land.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton, indulging in a bit of wishful thinking while speaking to the media about the plight of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng before boarding a flight to China in April. In the September issue of Conde Nast Traveler, the magazine’s deputy editor, Kevin Doyle, writes about tagging along with the secretary of state for nine days during her trip to China, Bangladesh and India.

— Aaron Leitko, from staff and wire reports

The Reliable Source is on vacation until Aug. 27. Names and Faces is the column that runs in its place in the Style section.

By Aaron Leitko  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/15/2012

 
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