Seinfeld's Best One-Liner: 'I Do'
After years of being America's champion of non-commitment, comedian and television legend Jerry Seinfeld has gotten married. The New York Daily News reported yesterday that Seinfeld married his girlfriend of 16 months, Jessica Sklar, Saturday in a small, private ceremony in New York.
The 45-year-old Seinfeld and his 28-year-old bride, a public relations executive for Tommy Hilfiger, wrote the vows for the ceremony, which was presided over by a rabbi. About three dozen friends and family members attended. Sklar wore an empire-waisted ivory slip dress designed by Hilfiger, the Daily News reported, and Seinfeld wore a tuxedo. "It was very funny and very beautiful," said comedian Mario Joyner, a longtime friend of the groom, "and they're obviously both very in love."
The relationship has been closely monitored for months by celebrity-watchers, particularly the New York tabloids. The two met at a gym soon after Sklar returned from her honeymoon with her first husband, Broadway producer Eric Nederlander. She began dating Seinfeld, whose most notable relationship had been with the teenager-at-the-time Shoshanna Lonstein, a onetime student at George Washington University. Sklar divorced Nederlander and she and Seinfeld were engaged in November.
Einstein Is the 'Person'
Well, it didn't take an Einstein to figure this one out. Time magazine officially named physicist Albert Einstein its "Person of the Century" yesterday, crediting him with "being both a great genius and a great symbol of a scientific revolution that brought with it amazing technological advances," according to Walter Isaacson, Time's managing editor.
In an essay for the magazine, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking wrote: "The world has changed far more in the past hundred years than in any other century in history. The reason is not political or economic, but technological . . . no scientist better represents those advances than Albert Einstein." Among Einstein's many accomplishments was the "special theory of relativity," which paved the way for the development of atomic energy and weapons. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.
Time named Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi as runners-up.
Heading for the Hills
Actress Drew Barrymore is putting her Beverly Hills house on the market so she can move to the Hollywood Hills. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 24-year-old Barrymore wants to live closer to the younger entertainers who have taken up residence there recently, including "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio. Barrymore's California bungalow-style house has been placed on the market for $3.2 million. It has five bedrooms and features a screening room, a tennis court and a pool with an artificial beach.
End Notes "Guiding Light" star Beth Chamberlin is joining the board of a new foundation dedicated to funding research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a k a Lou Gehrig's disease. One of her co-stars on the soap, Michael Zaslow, died from the disease last year at the age of 54 . . . The New York Daily News reports that a romance has begun between actors Edward Norton and Salma Hayek . . . Daily Variety reports that a Broadway musical based on songs made famous by Elvis Presley is in the works . . .
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