Names & Faces: Jessica Simpson marries Eric Johnson, former ‘Scandal’ star arrested


In this May 3, 2014, file photo, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington. Simpson is a newlywed. The singer and TV personality married retired NFL player Eric Johnson Saturday, July 6, 2014, at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif., her publicist Lauren Auslander confirms. (Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)
July 6

Pop singer/reality star Jessica Simpson married longtime boyfriend/former San Francisco 49ers tight end Eric Johnson on Saturday afternoon at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif. Simpson, 33, who wore a custom Carolina Herrera gown, said her vows in front of more than 250 guests, including her parents, Joe and Tina Simpson, sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiance Evan Ross, and such friends as CaCee Cobb and husband Donald Faison, and Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren.

The couple’s son, Ace, 1, served as the ring bearer, and their daughter Maxwell, 2, walked down the aisle as flower girl ,with Ashlee’s son Bronx, 5, as her escort.

The newlyweds got engaged in 2010.

This is a second marriage for both Simpson and 34-year-old Johnson.

Ex-‘Scandal’ star arrested

Over the Fourth of July weekend, former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short got in trouble with the law once again. According to People magazine, the 31-year-old was arrested about 2 a.m. Saturday after allegedly being intoxicated in public and fighting with a security guard over an unpaid bar tab at the Katy Trail Ice House, a popular Dallas beer garden and restaurant. Several off-duty police officers reportedly tried to help break up the fight before Short’s arrest.

Short’s recent legal troubles allegedly cost him his job on the hit ABC series “Scandal,” according to the New York Daily News; he announced in April that he was not returning for the show’s fourth season.

In May, Short plead not guilty to felony battery after allegedly punching a fellow guest at an engagement party, People reported, and he also is amid a misdemeanor spousal battery case after his wife claimed he threatened her with a knife.

McCartney returns after illness

Paul McCartney resumed his “Out There” tour in Albany, N.Y., on Saturday after battling a two-month viral infection.

The artist was hospitalized in May for an illness in Tokyo and subsequently canceled multiple tour stops in Japan and South Korea. McCartney also rescheduled a half-dozen of his June shows in the United States.

The solo singer marked his return with a set list of 38 songs that spanned a half-century of his career, including such Beatles hits as “Hey Jude” and “Lovely Rita.” McCartney also paid tribute to two of his late friends — with a performance of “Here Today,” for his Beatles songwriting partner John Lennon, and an instrumental version of “Purple Haze” in honor of another rock legend, Jimi Hendrix. McCartney capped the night with a three-song medley from the “Abbey Road” album.

from staff and news reports.

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