Director Roman Polanski was on his way to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Zurich Film Festival, but he got arrested instead when his plane landed in Switzerland. Polanski, 76, who fled the United States in 1978 after he pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl, is being held on a U.S. warrant in the case, Swiss police say a decision to extradite him to the U.S. is subject to judicial procedure. A friend of Polanski told People that he has visited Switzerland before without any problem, and asked, "Why now?" The Los Angeles Times is reporting that U.S. officials came close to nabbing Polanski "half a dozen times or so" in the past two decades, and he canceled travel plans twice after arrest and extradition papers were prepared.
Black tie was required, but BlackBerries were banned from the elegant, if hastily thrown-together nuptials of reality star Khloe Kardashian and Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom Sunday evening at the estate of a family friend in Beverly Hills, reports People.com. Kardashian, 25, wore a Vera Wang gown as her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, walked her down the outdoor aisle. Also walking her to the altar were sisters Kim and Kourtney. Cameras recorded the marriage for a future episode of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians." The 250 guests included the show's producer Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Osbourne and Kobe Bryant with his wife Vanessa.
TMZ caught up with Odom as he strolled into the rehearsal dinner and asked if it seemed wise to marry a woman he met just a month ago. "People get divorced after being married for 18 years .. you never know."
Justin Guarini, who wed Reina Capodici, left, Saturday at a private estate in his hometown of Doylestown, Pa., People reported. Guarini, 30, who was the runner-up to Kelly Clarkson in the first season of "American Idol," attended high school with Capodici, but they started dating only in the past few years. She has a 4-year-old daughter, Lola.
Also tying the knot was actress Jamie Pressly, who wed entertainment lawyer Simran Singh on a bluff overlooking the ocean in Malibu. Her 2-year-old son, Dezi James, attended. He is the son of her longtime ex-fiance, Eric Cubiche.
One of the two new cast members on "Saturday Night Live," playing a tough-talking biker chick, accidentally dropped the f-bomb live. Jenny Slate, in a sketch with Kristen Wiig and host Megan Fox, puffed out her cheeks and bit her lip after the slip. It was edited to replace the word with "freakin'" during the West Coast rebroadcast. The FCC is expected to have a reaction today.
The owner of Specialty Car Craft, who owned the Maserati that Lindsay Lohan let her assistant drive -- and dent -- back in March, continued to rent her cars -- including a Bentley, a Rolls and a Ferrari. And now, he says, LiLo owes him $12,310.
Tawny Kitaen has been arrested in Newport Beach, Ca., for DUI, police there said. The 48-year-old, who made an impression in 1980s music videos for future husband David Civerdale's band, Whitesnake, recently appeared on the VH1 show, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." The mugshot at left was taken in 2002, when she was arrested for spousal abuse and battery after attacking her then-husband, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chuck Finley, while they were in a car in Newport Beach.
Former "Melrose Place" heartthrob Andrew Shue and Amy Robach of "The Today Show" plan to wed. The two are both recently divorced.
-- Anne Neville
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