Names and Faces: Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
No No-Nos for Gaga
Lady Gaga's look will get a little less, well, gaga.
The provocative pop star says that she's toning down her sultry look during her first trip to Israel. Exhibit A: At a news conference Monday in the Holy Land, Lady Gaga covered her skimpy top with a black leather jacket emblazoned with a Star of David made of silver spikes on the back.
The songstress (nee Stefani Germanotta) says that her visit to Jerusalem will be "an emotional and spiritual experience" and that she is more excited to see that city than to "get drunk in a bar" -- though she also said she might "get drunk in Jerusalem." (She didn't promise not to say provocative things, after all.)
On Wednesday, Lady Gaga will perform the last show of her Fame Ball Tour in Tel Aviv. She also has plans to swim in the Dead Sea. No word on her choice of, um, swimsuit.
Milano Gets Married
Ah, a celebrity wedding we didn't have to hear about until it was over. Actress Alyssa Milano tied the knot with Hollywood agent David Bugliari over the weekend, People magazine reports.
The wedding took place at the Bugliari family estate in New Jersey. Bugliari, 30, and Milano, 36, met in 2006 and got engaged in December.
Other de rigueur details: The bride wore Vera Wang, held a bouquet of lilies of the valley and ventured down the aisle to "Imagine" by John Lennon. Vows were exchanged in a wrought-iron gazebo. And Bradley Cooper was there! (He's a friend of the groom.)
Steve Harvey to 'GMA'
Comedian Steve Harvey is adding another line to his résumé: family and relationship correspondent.
Harvey, 53, will join "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. ABC's Web site says Harvey, whose syndicated radio show is heard in 60 markets around the nation (and oft-advertised in Washington's Metro system) will deliver reports on relationships and parenting "over the next few months."
Giving relationship advice is nothing new for Harvey. His bestseller, "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" (lengthy subtitle: "What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment") was published this year.
Expecting: Actress Amy Ryan ("The Office," "The Wire," "Gone Baby Gone") and her fiance, comedy writer Eric Slovin, Ryan's rep confirmed to E! News.
Quoted: "Don Cheadle could play me, but I hope they just go with the obvious casting choice." -- actor Richard Belzer to Publishers Weekly, on who should play the TV role of Richard Belzer -- the fictional lead character in Belzer's latest crime novel, "I Am Not a Psychic!" The book has already been optioned for television, Belzer explains.
-- Marissa Newhall, from wire and Web reports