Briefly: Sean Parker, John Wall, Ellen DeGeneres

August 2, 2013

Sean, you’re making it hard to root for Web start-up billionaires. Here with bride Alexandra Lenas. (Vince Bucci / AP)

Brief news from here and elsewhere:

Sean Parker’s multi-million dollar Tolkein-by-way-of-Disney wedding was even more obnoxious than you imagined. The state of California should have fined him for sheer vulgarity and reckless “Game of Thrones” plagiarism. (Vanity Fair)

Ohhh. John Wall broke down in tears at his press conference announcing his $80 million contract extension. It’s enough to restore your faith in extreme wealthy disparity and NBA egos. Yes, there is video. (D.C. Sports Bog)

Meet your new Oscar host, same as your 2007 Oscar host: Ellen DeGeneres. (Style)

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